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

Denver has some fascinating events lined up this week. Kick it off with a Carne y Arena and end it by brunch it up at a Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. Wherever the week takes you, make sure to take a look at this roundup at events happening in Denver.

Reminder, masks and social distancing are mandatory at any of these in-person events. 

Wednesday, January 27

Carne y Arena

Photo by Barbara Urzua.

When: January 27 – 30

Where: The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: $35 – $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into virtual reality with Carne y Arena. The exhibition, created by artist Alejandro G. Iñárritu, explores the lives of refugees who have crossed borders into America.

READ: This Virtual Reality Experience Gives Visitors a Firsthand Look at the Lives of Refugees

Agents and ‘artners Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link-Bergman: A Virtual Event

Photo Courtesy of Eventbrite

When: January 27, 5 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art presents Agents and ‘artners Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link-Bergman: A Virtual Event. You can hear from ‘artners Peter Miles Bergman and Heather Link-Bergman about their project Citizenship: A Practice of Society, called LLiLL (Leftist Leaflets in Little Libraries) and more.

Women in Music Summit

Photo Courtesy of Women in Music on Facebook

When: January 27 – 29

Where: Online 

Cost: Various prices check here

The Lowdown: Women in Music hosts its annual summit. You can take part in the three-day virtual convention filled with workshops, expert guest speakers and more with a focus on diversity and allyship.

Virtual BookBar Book Club

BookBar Facebook

Photo courtesy of BookBar Facebook

When: January 27, 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: This Wednesday you can get your literature on with a Virtual BookBar Book Club. You can join others in reviewing The Arctic Fury by Greer Macallister. Email becky@bookbardenver.com to receive the Zoom link.

La Venenosa Raicilla Pop-Up

Photo Courtesy of Brutø + BØH on Facebook

When: January 27, 4 – 8 p.m.

Where: Brutø, 1801 Blake St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Brutø presents a La Venenosa Raicilla Pop-Up. You can dine on a pop-up menu of Yakitori grill bites, sip on La Venenosa cocktails and Raicilla flights and even pick up to-go cocktail kits. You can also hear from Esteban Morales about Mexican agave spirits.

Thursday, January 28

One Painting at a Time: Virtual Talk with Virginia Folkestad

Clyfford Still Museum. Photo by James Florio.

When: January 28, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Explore some art with One Painting at a Time: Virtual Talk with Virginia Folkestad. You can look deeper into a single painting from the museum’s collection with the guidance of local installation artist  and sculptor Virginia Folkestad.

8th Annual Flatirons Food Film Festival

Photo Courtesy of Flatirons Food Film Festival on Facebook

When: January 28 – February 5

Where: Online 

Cost: Varying Prices check here

The Lowdown: The Flatirons Food Film Festival has returned for the eighth year. You can watch different food-centered films throughout the festival and learn various food facts along the way.

READ: 8th Annual Flatirons Food Film Festival Introduces Virtual Dinner and a Movie Concept

X Games Aspen

Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass Facebook Page.

When: January 28 – 31

Where: Online 

Cost: Various prices here

The Lowdown: X Games Aspen has gone virtual. You can experience experts hitting winter slopes while staying cozy at home. The multi-day celebration features interactive virtual games, live streams of competitions and more.

Friday, January 29

Extranjero: Recent Paintings from Mexico

Image by Tracy Stuckey. Photo Courtesy of Visions West Contemporary on Facebook

When: January 29 – March 6

Where: Visions West Contemporary, 2605 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Explore the solo exhibition Extranjero: Recent Paintings from Mexico – created by artist Tracy Stuckey. The exhibition features images of Stuckey’s memories, ideas and reflections of his experience in Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Untitled: Creative Fusions at Home

Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: January 29, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum is back with its Untitled series. This Friday you can take part in Untitled: Creative Fusions at Home with local artists Kenya Fashaw and Adri Norris. The virtual event is inspired by the Senga Nengudi: Topologies exhibition with a myriad of local creators featured throughout the evening. The event will be streamed on the museum’s Facebook and YouTube pages.


Photo Courtesy of Next Gallery on Facebook

When: January 29 – February 14

Where: Next Gallery, 6851 W. Colfax Ave. Unit b, Lakewood

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Next Gallery hosts rePurpose, a group invitation exhibition with works from Next members and local artists. The artists have teamed up to create and transform objects and ideas into repurposed pieces for a new experience.

Saturday, January 30

Pinot Posse Wine Dinner

Photo Courtesy of Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar (LoDo) on Facebook

When: Janaury 30, 1 – 3 p.m. & 5:45 p.m.

Where: All Jax Fish House & Oyster Bar locations

Cost: $220 for two order here for Glendale, here for LoDo and here for Boulder

The Lowdown: Jax Fish House hosts a Pinot Posse Wine Dinner. You can pick up a seafood dinner for two paired with two bottles of Pinot Noir and tune into a private webcast with the winemakers from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and California’s Russian River Valley at 5:45 p.m. Make sure to order by January 27 at 11:59 p.m. Pick up is on January 30 at 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.


Photo Courtesy of UllrGrass

When: January 30, 1 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: UllrGrass is back for 2021. This year the music festival has gone virtual with musical sets livestreamed on the UllrGrass Facebook page. You can jam out to beats from Erinn Mae, Billy and Jil Nershi of the String Cheese Incident, Drew Emmitt and more.

Sunday, January 31

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: January 31, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Dairy Block teams up with Denver Milk Market for a Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. You can munch on bites while playing bingo with the help of local drag performers You can also have a chance at winning prizes throughout the afternoon.

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Mark Your Calendar

Our Wishes/Nuestros Deseos

When: February 1 – 28

Where: One Boulder Plaza, 13th St. between Canyon Blvd. and Walnut St., Boulder

Cost: Free admission

Digital Earth Ice

When: February 4, 7 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: $8 tickets available here

Shadows Gather Exhibition

When: February 5 – March 13

Where: Dateline Contemporary Art Gallery,3004 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

Mixed Taste: Still At Home

When: February 17, 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $10 register here