17 Things To Do in Real Life and Virtually This Weekend in Denver

Denver has some artsy events lined up this week. Start it off by enjoying Music in the Clouds and end it by munching at an OAK x SMOK BBQ Cantina Pop-Up. Wherever the week takes you, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events happening in Denver.


Wednesday, September 9

Music in the Clouds

Photo Courtesy of Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek on Facebook

When: September 9, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Rock your body to some sweet tunes during Music in the Clouds. Halcyon hosts the musical event with a performance from Tiffany Christopher – an artist who plays alternative folk-rock.

Comedy Night

Photo Courtesy of The Denver Central Market on Facebook

When: September 9, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: The Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Get your giggle on during a Comedy Night at The Denver Central Market. You can grab a drink from Curio Bar and set yourself down within the Paved Paradise tent to listen to local comedians.

Snack, Sip & Stroll

Photo Courtesy of Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery: Food, Bar, Private Events on Facebook

When: September 9, 4 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Various locations

Cost: $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a breath of fresh air with a Snack, Sip and Stroll. You can stop by Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, Blue Moon RiNo and Bigsby’s Folly during the walk through RiNo with local offerings.

CKBC Oktoberfest

Photo Courtesy of Copper Kettle Brewing Company on Facebook

When: September 9 – 13

Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 1338 S. Valentia St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Copper Kettle Brewing Company kicks off autumn with the CKBC Oktoberfest. You can take part in the five day brew-tastic festival with beer releases, special tappings, food and more.

Thursday, September 10

Outdoor Class

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When: September 10, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd., Denver

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for an Outdoor Class with the co-founder of bRUNch Running Alex Weissner. Weissner, who also happens to be a running coach, will guide you through an evening sweat session to get your heart pumping.

Summer Nights Outdoor Movie Series

Photo by Giacomo DiFranco

When: September 10, 8 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse hosts a Summer Nights Outdoor Movie Series. Bring a chair or blanket for a socially distanced viewing of the cult classic Clueless. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Big City Mountaineers.

Friday, September 11

Lost City Live

Photo Courtesy of Lost City on Facebook

When: September 11, 6:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Lost City, 3459 Ringsby Ct., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $200 get tickets here 

The Lowdown: Lost City presents Lost City Live. The musical night supports local artists and gives you a chance to rock out to new beats. You can jam to live music from Heavy Diamond Ring on the outdoor patio while relaxing during a summer evening.

Slice of Heaven Watermelon Lime Gose Beer Release

Photo Courtesy of Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery on Facebook

When: September 11, 12 p.m. 

Where: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 1139 20th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Cool off with a Slice of Heaven Watermelon Lime Gose Beer Release. You can snag a can or two of the bright brew created with the help of Odyssey Beerwerks to keep you fresh.

Almost Heaven, The Songs of John Denver!

Photo Courtesy of The Hudson Gardens & Event Center on Facebook

When: September 11 – October 11

Where: The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Listen to some wonderful music while being surrounded by plantlife during Almost Heaven, The Songs of John Denver! The event allow you to relax on the Rose Garden lawn and hear tunes of the classic folk singer.

Summer Slow Down

Photo by Alexandra Palmerton.

When: September 11 – 13

Where: The Bindery, 1817 Central St., Denver

Cost: $75 per person

The Lowdown: Help support Slow Food Denver with The Bindery by picking up take-away lunches and dinners during a Summer Slow Down event. You can pre-order a three-course meal of spiced picked peaches with goat cheese, cold tarragon and zucchini soup, Panzanella puttanesca salad and lemon chicken scallopine.

Saturday, September 12

CrushStyle Art Exhibit

Photo Courtesy of CrushStyle Art Exhibit on Facebook

When: September 12 – 20

Where: PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis St. Ste 100, Denver

Cost: Free admissoin 

The Lowdown: Explore works from CRUSH Wall artists within the PlatteForum Gallery during a CrushStyle Art Exhibit. You can see murals from artists such as Chris Haven, Add Fuel, Sandi Calistro and more as well as purchase prints and original works.

31st Annual Friendship Powwow

Photo by Nick Annis

When: September 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The 31st Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow as gone virtual this year. The powwow is a celebration of Native American cultures with drum groups, dance performances and ceremonies that will be streamed on the museum’s Facebook.

TheBigWonderful Beer Garden

Photo Courtesy of TheBigWonderful

When: September 12 – 13, 12 p.m. 

Where: TheBigWonderful, 6785 E. Chenango Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Celebrate the weekend by relaxing within TheBigWonderful Beer Garden. You can sip on brews, explore art installations, jam out to live music and more – all in the garden.

Flock Party: A Gathering for Good

Photo Courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: September 12, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: $175 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Zoo hosts Flock Party: A Gathering for Good. The evening soiree benefits the Denver Zoo’s animal care and emergency support efforts. You can watch live entertainment, delight in food and drink and see some adorable animals. Make sure to dress in a fanciful fashion to fit the night.

Sake 101 Brewery Tour

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Sake Co. on Facebook

When: September 12, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: $10 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Explore the inner workings of Colorado Sake Co. during a Sake 101 Brewey Tour and sake tasting. You can see how sake is created and later sip on the bounties.

Sunday, September 13

September Bluegrass Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Station 26 Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: September 13, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E 38th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Station 26 Brewing Co. is back with its September Bluegrass Brunch. The brunch features live music and brunch bites from Farm to Truck. You can gather while staying socially distanced and brunch while jamming.

OAK x SMOK BBQ Cantina Pop-Up

Photo Courtesy of OAK at fourteenth on Facebook

When: September 13, 11 a.m. 

Where: OAK at Fourteenth, 1400 Pearl St., Boulder

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dine on dishes created by chef Steven Redzikowski of OAK at Fourteenth and chef Bill Espiricueta of of SMOK during an OAK x SMOK BBQ Cantina Pop-Up. You can try bites of BBQ shrimp tostadas, brisket tacos, smoked queso tamales and more until supplies last.

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Crush Walls 2020

When: September 14 – 20

Where: Various locations 

Cost: Varying prices check here

Mindful Looking Online

When: September 15, 1 – 1:45 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: Free admission

ConnectArte: Artist Interview with David Ocelotl Garcia

When: September 17, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: $8 RSVP here

Denver Beer Co’s Bike-In Movie Night 2

When: September 18, 6:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Beer Co. Canworks, 4455 Jason St., Denver 

Cost: $20 per person here