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

Denver has some chill events lined up this week. Start it off by getting innovative with Denver Design Week and end it with some savory bites at a Dim Sum Sunday. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, October 21

Denver Design Week

Photo Courtesy of Denver Design Week on Facebook

When: October 21 – 23

Where: Online

Cost: $20 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Design Week returns to the Mile High for a week filled with innovation, learning and design. You can attend online panels from more than 25 different presenters such as Maya Bird-Murphy, Susan Hable and Wunder Werks.

Virtual Pickle Party

Photo courtesy of The Real Dill

When: October 21 – 25

Where: Online 

Cost: Various prices check here

The Lowdown: The Real Dill partners with The GrowHaus for a Virtual Pickle Party. You can take part in the briny event that raises funds for The GrowHaus. So grab a jar of pickled veg and support some local food access programs.

13th Floor Haunted House

When: October 20 – November 13

Where: 13th Floor Haunted House, 3400 E. 52nd Ave., Denver 

Cost: $24.99 – $44.99 get tickets here

The Lowdown: 13th Floor Haunted House returns for the spooky season with three attractions in one scary haunt combined. You can get terrified by exploring the Deep End District, a Creature Feature and Deadly Reflections.

READ: 13th Floor Haunted House Opens With COVID-19 Modifications

A Zine Making Workshop

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: October 21, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Learn how to create your own zine during A Zine Making Workshop. You can hear from members of the Denver Zine Library all about zine culture and then make your very own eight-page zine from paper, glue, markers and other materials you would like to use.

IMAGINE 2020 Workshop Series

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: October 21,  6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Public Art continues its IMAGINE 2020 Workshop Series. The series teaches about the public art program and detailed steps on how to create a winning proposal. If you are an artist who has not received a commission – this series is for you.

Music in the Clouds

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

When: October 21, 5 – 7:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Sway to some sweet sounds during Music in the Clouds. Halcyon hosts the musical event with a performance from a local artist on the rooftop of the hotel with a view of the city.

Luminocity Gala

Photo Courtesy of Stapleton MCA on Facebook

When: October 21, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver switches it up this year as the Luminocity Gala has gone virtual. The event holds a stream of performances from local talents such as the Flobots, Yvie Oddly, DJ Dopewave and more throughout the evening.

Thursday, October 22

Word of Art: Bridging Artistic and Literary Expression

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: October 22, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Advenir at French Quarter, 3227 S. Parker Rd., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Get your art on during Word of Art: Bridging Artistic and Literary Expression. You can play with magazine clippings, glitter, paint and more to express your inner thoughts and feelings through art.


GLACIER MAP 3 by Diane Burko. Image courtesy of Union Hall.

When: October 22 – January 9

Where: Union Hall Denver, 1750 Wewatta St. Ste 144, Denver

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Take a look at Co-Terminous – an exhibition curated by Erin Espelie within Union Hall Denver. The exhibition dives into the boundaries of space and time with artists exploring fates, fortunes, borders and more, that are all co-terminous.

 Outdoor Movie Series

Photo by Giacomo DiFranco

When: October 22, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get ready to get spooky with a socially distanced viewing of the film Halloween. You can grab a blanket or a chair to sit out on the patio of Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse to watch the film while delighting in themed cocktails and snacks to create the perfect atmosphere during the Outdoor Movie Series. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards Big City Mountaineers.

Friday, October 23

Denver Beer Co’s Bike-In Movie Night

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: October 23, 6 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Peddle up to Denver Beer Co’s Canworks to watch an outdoor viewing of the classic spooky season film Hocus Pocus for a Bike-In Movie Night. The ticket price includes one free beer per person. Food trucks will also be onsite offering snacks for sale. Make sure to bring a blanket or chair to sit on during the film.

All The Stops

Photo Courtesy of Cerebral Brewing on Facebook

When: October 23, 12 – 9 p.m.

Where: Online 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Cerebral Brewing makes its third stop to Louisiana and Tennessee during its All The Stops series. The series lets you travel around the nation without leaving the city for a beer tasting experience. The “tour” travels to four states starting from California and ending in New York.

Seven Grand: Haunted Whiskey Society

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: October 23, 3 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: $40 per person here

The Lowdown: Seven Grand Denver teams up with Dairy Block for a Haunted Whiskey Society tour. You can take a stroll down LoDo during a spirted evening to learn more about the haunted past of the neighborhood with a Seven Grand cocktail in hand.


Photo Courtesy of Circus Foundry LLC on Facebook

When: October 23 – 31

Where: APEX Denver, 700 W. Mississippi Ave., Denver

Cost: $100 – $200 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Test your skills at Trick-O-Trials. You can make your way through seven different tasks at the Halloween themed obstacle course and end it with a fantastical performance from the cast of Circus Foundry.

The Acoma Street Project

Photo by HOSS Photography. Courtesy of The Acoma St. Project on Facebook

When: October 23, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: 1055 Acoma St., Denver 

Cost: Various prices check here

The Lowdown: Dive into a socially distanced mash-up of art and music at The Acoma Street Project. The event is a curated open-air pop-up created by the Denver creative community. You can watch live streams of musical performances, explore art installations, see vivid visuals and more throughout the immersive experience. This Saturday you can jam out to a live performance from cHLL sMTH.

Haunted Hangar: A Paranormal Experience

Photo Courtesy of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Facebook

When: October 23, 5:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 

Cost: $45 – $65 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take part in a haunting experience with flashlights, spooky stories and more during Haunted Hangar: A Paranormal Experience. You can learn more about the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum’s history of paranormal activity and take your own haunted adventure within the museum.

Saturday, October 24

A Celebration of Art & Social Justice

Photo Courtesy of Zeppelin Station on Facebook

When: October 24, 7 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. Ste #100, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Support local Black artists during A Celebration of Art & Social Justice. You can explore a pop-up of efta. streetwear, live music from Kidastronaut and N3ptune and more. Zeppelin and efta. will donate a portion of the funds raised to BLM 5280.

Carving & Cocktails

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

When: October 24, 3 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Cost: $30 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Union Station hosts a Carving & Cocktails event. You can grab a drink from one of the restaurants within the station and then pick a pumpkin to carve on a patio. The ticket price includes one cocktail, pumpkin and all of the carving utensils needed to carve a masterpiece.

Lost City Live

Photo Courtesy of Lost City on Facebook

When: October 24, 6 – 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 evening supports local artists and gives you a chance to explore new music. You can rock out to live sets from Alright Alright and Sam Armstrong Zickafoose on the outdoor patio while relaxing during a chill fall night.

OktoberGrass Live Music Series

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When: October 24, 2 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12 – $200 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate fall with the OktoberGrass Live Music Series. TheBigWonderful hosts the musical series with a performance from Chainstation in partnership with Pangaea World Foundation. You can sip on local craft beers while rocking out to some great music.

Sunday, October 25

Fall Fashion Pop-Up Market

Photo Courtesy of Evey K Boutique on Facebook

When: October 25, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free – $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Shop local at a Fall Fashion Pop-Up Market. TheBigWonderful hosts over 30 different local boutiques offering clothing, accessories and more to up your fall and winter wardrobe.

Dim Sum Sunday

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Sake Co. on Facebook

When: October 25, 2 – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dine on some fresh dim dum created by Chef Taylor West at a Dim Sum Sunday. The ticket price includes 12 pieces of dim sum that use sake products from Colorado Sake Company in different ways.

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Mark Your Calendar

Down by the Bayou: A Dinner of Spirits

When: October 28, 6 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: $100 tickets available here

H A L L O W M A S S 2020

When: October 30, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: 1300 40th St., Denver 

Cost: $113 – $150 tickets available here

Final Friday Art Walk

When: October 30, 5 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

Satanic Panic Beer Release

When: October 31, 12 – 11 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission