As the stay-at-home order continues, monotony ensues. 303 Magazine has created a master list of virtual events that will keep you active and connected. The list is ongoing, updating regularly with new virtual events to keep things fresh.
Cocktail Squad Sessions
When: Started April 8
The Lowdown: Tune into Cocktail Squad on YouTube and Spotify for a Squad Session with different artists each day. You can hear new playlists and sip on cocktails created by Cocktail Squad. The cocktail makers are encouraging you to donate to Feed the Frontlines Boulder, USBG National Charity Foundation and The Jazz & Heritage Relief Fund in place of giving tips.
We Are Denver
When: Currently streaming
The Lowdown: Westword, The Black Actors Guild, Headroom Sessions and PBS12 have teamed up to create a streaming platform filled with Colorado art dubbed We Are Denver. The platform supports local creatives and artists of all mediums. Starting on April 13 the platform will add a new segment every weekday going on for 90 days. Find more information here.
When: Currently Streaming
The Lowdown: Soundscape VR presents Silica Sol. The Soundscape features a wild world of audio-reactive art, four different 360-degree worlds and more. You can join in the streamings for free on Oculus Home and Steam. More information here.
Cocktails & Culture with Dan & Dano’s
When: May 28 – 29
The Lowdown: Sip on a drink for a good cause during Cocktails & Culture with Dan and Dano’s. The virtual event features speaker Robin Gelfenbien as well as a cocktail demonstration with Matt Weight the bartender at the Andaz West Hollywood. The event raises funds for the US Bartenders Guild Foundation. You can reserve your Dano’s Tequila here and raise a glass to bartenders. More information here.
Virtual Wine Tasting Club
When: Fridays, 6 p.m.
The Lowdown: Sip on a glass of wine during a Virtual Wine Tasting Club. You can join in with Proof Wine and Spirits owner Sarah Hauser and sommelier Jessica Berrand during an Instagram live stream to talk about wine and try new pours. Order wine online here.
Wunder Film Challenge
Cost: Free admission
The Lowdown: Wunder Film and DMOS Collective have created a get outside challenge to keep you occupied during social isolation. The challenge pushes you to take your creativity outdoors. You can take part in the challenge by emailing [email protected]
Hecho en Colorado Coloring Book
The Lowdown: Latino Cultural Arts Center has created an Hecho en Colorado Coloring Book with the help of artists such as Cal Duran, Javier Flores and Ana Marina Sanchez. You can download the book here and share your colorings by tagging @LCACdenver on Facebook and Instagram or emailing a scan to [email protected]
Cost: Varying Prices
The Lowdown: Visit Denver has created a site filled with virtual events dubbed Virtually Denver. You can take part in virtual museum tours, a socially distant culture club and more. Check out the list here.
Birdcall Virtual Concert Series
When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8 p.m.
Cost: Free admission
The Lowdown: Birdcall has created a new concept dubbed the Birdcall Lockdown live concert series. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday you can tune into Birdcall’s Facebook or Instagram for a live stream performance from a local artist.
When: Every Tuesday, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free register here
The Lowdown: Add to your art collection while participating in a Live Art Auction. Spectra Art Space hosts the auction that is set to sell off works from artists Kely B, Tania Kazz and more during a stream on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram
When: Every Wednesday
The Lowdown: Grab a glass for Wine Wednesday. Bigsby’s Folly holds a live stream on Instagram for wine-lovers alike to talk about different topics each Wednesday.
Literature of the Land Book Club
Cost: $5 – $15 register here
The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens partners with Helen Fowler Library to hold a Literature of the Land Book Club. This spring you can join in a session or all three to read books written by environmental activists and stewards.
SeriesFest Virtual Events
The Lowdown: SeriesFest holds a myriad of virtual events to keep you entertained. You can tune in to watch parties, creator hangouts, writers’ rooms and more. For more information check here.
Visions West Contemporary Online Exhibitions
The Lowdown: Visions West Contemporary hosts virtual exhibitions so you can see new art while staying at home. You will be able to peruse works from artists such as Sarah Winkler for her upcoming Land of the Glacier exhibition all online.
Virtual Dance Classes
Cost: Varying prices check here
The Lowdown: Cleo Parker Robinson will help you get active with Virtual Dance Classes. You can purchase different classes and start moving your body to music.
Dinner At Home
The Lowdown: Bluprint partners with the James Beard Award winners to presents a Dinner At Home Series. You can take part in online classes guided by chefs such as Alex Seidel of Mercantile, Alon Shaya of Safta and Thach Tran of Ace Eat Serve to improve your cooking skills.
When: Wednesdays, 7 p.m.
The Lowdown: Benny & Zoid Selections present Tasting Notes – virtual wine tastings. You can join in on a mashup of music and wine as the Zoom streams focus on two wines from different winemakers and a live jam session to boot. Purchase your wines here.
303’s Private Party
When: May 28 – May 30, Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. on 303 Magazine’s Facebook and Instagram live
The Lowdown: Jam out to a live virtual DJ set during 303’s Private Party. The ongoing virtual party series hosts a local DJ on Saturdays for a bangin’ night. You can grab a cocktail, put on your party pants and rock out all night long. RSVP here.
The Art of Being Alone: Artists in Quarantine
When: Starting May 8
The Lowdown: Museo De Las Americas hosts the online exhibition The Art of Being Alone: Artists in Quarantine. The exhibition features works from local artists that surrounds the experience of how they create while dealing with COVID-19 and its impacts. New art will be added every week until quarantine ends.
When: Currently Streaming
The Lowdown: Starry Internet teams up with local businesses to present #MadeForThis. The event features a series of free live stream classes such as yoga, tarot card reading and beard grooming. Find more information here.
Dance Livestream Fundraiser
When: May 28, 5:30 p.m.
Cost: Free register here
The Lowdown: Block 1750 teams up with dancer Logistx for a Dance Livestream Fundraiser. You can learn some new moves from the teen B-Girl Logistx and from Alex Milewski the owner of Block 1750 during the 60-minute class. Donations are encouraged to raise funds for Block 1750’s programs.
Science Live: COVID-19 — Social Distancing and the Origin of Human Sociality
When: May 29, 12 p.m.
The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosts Science Life: Science Live: COVID-19 – Social Distancing and the Origin of Human Sociality. You can hear from the curator of Arachnology and evolutionary biologist Paula Cushing as well as the University of Colorado biological anthropologist Charles Musiba about social distancing and how it challenges individuals. The stream will be held on Facebook.
Dry Land Distillers Virtual Events
When: May 29, 4 p.m.
The Lowdown: Dry Land Distillers host three virtual events. You can take part in a virtual happy hour on May 22 with bites from Blackbelly, Bramble and Hare, and Moxie Bread Co. on Facebook. Later on the 22 you can participate in a virtual education lesson with the alchemy team and learn how to make your own cocktail bitters on a Facebook Stream. On May 29, Dry Land Distillers will partner with Slow Food Live for a cocktail making stream. You can register here for the session.
When: May 29, June 5 & June 12. 5 – 8 p.m.
Cost: $48 get tickets here
The Lowdown: Explore a whole new takeout experience with Farm-to-Spaceship. The event mixes food and an interactive storyline with a trip to Mars. You can learn how to make a cocktail, watch different outer-worldly visuals and later jam to a DJ set.
Banding Together Concert
When: May 30, 6 – 9 p.m.
The Lowdown: Breckenridge Brewery has partnered with the Colorado Music Relief Fund for a Banding Together Concert. You can jam out to performances from The Lumineers, The String Cheese Incident, Brandi Carlile and more. The concert will be aired on 97.3 KBCO, online and on CBS Denver. Donations are encouraged.
Budino from Scratch Live Stream
When: May 30, 10 a.m.
The Lowdown: Learn how to make a sweet treat during Pizzeria Locale’s Budino from Scratch Live Stream. You will be guided by chef Jordan Wallace and learn how to make a delightful butterscotch pudding topped with chocolate ganache and whipped cream. The class is held on Instagram. Sign up here for the recipe.
When: June 1 – July 3
Cost: $25 – $555 register here
The Lowdown: Lighthouse Writers Workshop has extended Lit Fest to a month. You can participate in different workshops, listen to seminars and more during the literary-centered event. Also, Lighthouse Writers Workshop hosts virtual writing events through its Facebook and Instagram. You can improve on your writing skills through different prompts all throughout the week. Find more information here.
Eat. Drink. Think.
When: Wednesdays June 3 – 30
The Lowdown: Good Food Media Network has launched Eat. Drink. Think. – a series of food-centered webinars. You can learn from chefs that are featured on the Good Food 100 Restaurants list as well as purveyors and farmers from the Good Food Farmers, Producers & Purveyors Guide during live-streamed webinars to support local restaurants and farmers. Register for June 3 here, June 10 here, June 17 here, June 24 here and June 30 here.
Colorado Artists Virtual Art Fair
When: June 5 – 8
The Lowdown: Experience some local artwork during a Colorado Artists Virtual Art Fair. You can find paintings, jewelry, photography and more during the four-day fair. The Colorado artists presenting their work are Liz Covert, Lauri Dunn, Amelia Furman Victoria Eubanks, Katie Hoffman and Rita Vali.
When: June 5
The Lowdown: Explore a world of Tiki bars during the online exhibition Modern Tiki. Balefire Goods and Spirits Wine Provisions present the exhibition that features art, fine craft and more – all inspired by tiki and Polynesian Pop aesthetic. You can take a tropical escape without even leaving your home.
When: June 6, 6 – 7 p.m.
The Lowdown: Circus Foundry LLC presents CAPTURED – a virtual circus production. You can watch a stream of contemporary circus acts from 10 performers that have been adapted and formed into a new style to accommodate social distancing. Donations are welcome and encouraged. Donate via PayPal to [email protected]
Denver Chalk Art Festival: On The Road
When: June 6 – 7
The Lowdown: The annual Denver Chalk Art Festival is going virtual with Denver Chalk Art Festival: On The Road. The two-day festival will host over 30 professional artists that will take part in the celebration and post their works on social media. You can also get involved by creating your own chalk art on porches, sidewalks, balconies and more, by tagging your works on Facebook @larimersquare and @DenverChalkArt and on Instagram@larimersquare and @denverchalkartfestival.
When: June 14 – 21
The Lowdown: Vail Farmers’ Market and Art Show hosts a Virtual Market. You can shop from local vendors offering fresh produce, artisanal items and more. Orders must be placed by June 18 for pick-up on June 21.
Virtual Juneteenth Music Festival
When: June 18 – 19
The Lowdown: Denver’s Juneteenth Music Festival is going virtual this year. You can watch panel discussions, stand-up comedy, dance competitions and of course, musical performances during the online event that celebrates African American history. Donations are welcome here.
2020 Pink Party: Social Dis-Dance
When: June 20, 4 – 6 p.m.
Cost: $25 suggested donation register here
The Lowdown: Shake it up during the 2020 Pink Party: Social Dis-Dance. You can take part in a virtual dance party that raises funds for LGBTQ+ advocacy efforts. The party will be filled with performances, guest appearances and more throughout the evening.
Denver PrideFest 2020
When: June 20 – 21
The Lowdown: Denver PrideFest 2020 is going virtual. You can take part in celebrating the local LGBTQ+ community with a virtual parade, a virtual dance party, a pride decorating contest and more, over the course of the two-day festival. The fest will be streamed on DenverPride.org.