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

Denver has some fun and thoughtful events lined up this week. Start it off by enjoying a film festival online and end it by munching during Spaghetti Western. Whatever this week has planned, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

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

Wednesday, February 24

Banff Mountain Film Festival

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Mountain Club on Facebook

When: February  24

Where: Online

Cost: $15 -$52 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Experience the 45th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival. You can adventure around the world while staying at home with the help of film screenings that explore stories of wild locations and wondrous views.

Galería Raíces: Christie Nicole

Photo Courtesy of Raices Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: February 24 – 28

Where: Raices Brewing Co., 2060 W. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Raices Brewing Co. presents Galería Raíces: Christie Nicole. The exhibition explores works from artist Christie Nicole Hicks honoring Black art in celebration of Black History Month.

Courage Club Global

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When: February 24, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free – $11 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Courage Club has gone global with a virtual monthly event to share your experiences, explore your anxieties and learn some new coping skills to take on the world. This Wednesday you can hear from special guest Manuela Welton during the evening session.

Virtual BookBar Book Club

Photo Courtesy of BookBar on Facebook

When: February 24, 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 A Promised Land by Barack Obama. Email [email protected] to receive the Zoom link.

Mixed Taste: Still At Home

Photo Courtesy of Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook

When: February 24, 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $10 – $75 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Mixed Taste: Still At Home continues with a lecture about monoliths and colonial cartography. You can hear from two speakers about the subjects while staying cozy at home.

Insight: Conserving Contemporary Art

Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: February 24, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn more about the process of conserving contemporary art materials at the Denver Art Museum during Insight: Conserving Contemporary Art. Kate Moomaw-Taylor, the museum’s conservator will lead you through the challenges of preserving different works featured in the museum.

Thursday, February 25

Science Division Live: Tour of the Paleo Prep Lab

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: February 25, 12 – 12:30 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents Science Division Live: Tour of the Paleo Prep Lab. You can get a behind-the-scenes look at the lab, the tools used to get fossils ready for research and for techniques used to prep the fossil for exhibition during a Facebook live.

In Conversation with Adam Milner

Art by Adam Milner. Photo Courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook

When: February 25, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Clyfford Still Museum explores the Museum of the Invisible Woman – a collaboration between artist Adam Milner and Clyfford Still Museum – through a conversation with Milner. You can hear more about the collaboration, Patricia Still and more.

A World of Taste: Nordic Online

Photo Courtesy of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts on Facebook

When: February 25, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $50 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Grab your pans and fire up your stoves for A World of Taste: Nordic Online. You can learn to make wheat and farro ragu with Swedish meatballs as well as bobby pancakes with pinenuts and lingonberry compote for a sweet finish.

’90s Music Quiz, Vol. 2

Photo Courtesy of Geeks Who Drink Pub Quizzes on Facebook

When: February 25, 6 – 9 p.m.

Where: Online 

Cost: $5.99 per device register here

The Lowdown: Test your knowledge about all things ’90s during a ’90s Music Quiz, Vol.2. Geeks Who Drink presents the quiz with trivia from quizmasters Dan, Sarah, Sydney and Eric throughout the evening.

Friday, February 26

The Denver Box

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When: February 26 – 27

Where: 2611 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Varying costs here

The Lowdown: The Denver Box is back partnering with chef Jeff Osaka and Osaka Ramen to raise funds for Foster Source. You can order a box filled with ramen bowls, a box with bento boxes, beverages and more. Make sure to preorder by February 17 at 8 p.m.

Vinyl Happy Hour

Photo Courtesy of Something Vinyl Club on Facebook

When: February 26, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Immerse yourself in great tunes during a Vinyl Happy Hour from Something Vinyl Club at the Dairy Block. Make sure to bring your own vinyl for a sonically beautiful night.

Saturday, February 27

Barista Spirits Turns 1

Photo courtesy of Barista Spirits

When: February 27, 1 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Deviation Distilling, 900 W. 1st Ave. 150, Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Grab a glass to celebrate Barista Spirits’ first birthday. You can sip on drink specials, snag glassware and more during the bash held within Deviation Distilling.

Free Day at DAM

Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum‎ on Facebook

When: February 27, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Free Day at DAM (Denver Art Museum) returns for a chance to take on the museum without a fee. You can dive into the Shantell Martin: Words and Lines exhibition, see work from Senga Nengudi, explore The Light Show and more — all at no cost.

Editor’s Note: Free Day at DAM has now reached reservation capacity and is “sold out”. 

Felony & Minor Misdemeanor

Photo Courtesy of X BAR on Facebook

When: February 27, 8 – 11 p.m. 

Where: X-Bar, 629 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Absolut Vodka and Jameson Irish Whiskey present Felony & Minor Misdemeanor. You can watch a performance from two drag performers as well as gogo dancing from GoGo Dee throughout the evening.

Home Brewing

Photo Courtesy of Copper Door Coffee Roasters on Facebook

When: February 27, 10 a.m. 

Where: Copper Door Coffee Roasters, 900 W. 1st Ave. #180, Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Improve your morning coffee with the help of Copper Door Coffee Roasters during a Home Brewing course. You can learn about the best brewing techniques, proper grinding, temperatures and more throughout the class.

Sunday, February 28

Dim Sum Sunday

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When: February 28, 1:30 – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into tasty bites during Dim Sum Sunday. Chef Taylor West and friends host a tasting service with indoor and patio seating serving up four different styles of dim sum. You can experience PorkMai, coconut Chee, Frenched sum and shrimp Thai-gow.

Vintage Solar Eclipse Experience

Photo Courtesy of Burns Family Artisan Ales on Facebook

When: February 28, 1 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Burns Family Artisan Ales, 2505 W. 2nd Ave. Unit 13, Denver 

Cost: $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Burns Family Artisan Ales hosts a Vintage Solar Eclipse Experience. You can sample from rare Solar Eclipse BA RIS cellar bottles, hear about the history, the cultivation process and more with Wayne and Laura.

Spaghetti Western

Photo Courtesy of Brass Tacks

When: February 28, 6 p.m. 

Where: Brass Tacks Denver, 1526 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Grab a fork for a Spaghetti Western. Brass Tacks serves up spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan and more for a tasty take on Italian cuisine.

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Mark Your Calendar

Wine & Dine Pairing Experience

When: March 6, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Uncorked Kitchen, 8171 S. Chester St. Ste A, Centennial

Cost: $250 tickets available here

Denver Plunge Roulette & 5K

When: March 7, 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Where: Washington Park, Franklin St. and Mississippi Ave., Denver

Cost: $45 – $120 register here

Detroit Day at Hops & Pie

When: March 13

Where: Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

Crescendo Society & Mythology Virtual Cocktail Class

When: March 11, 7 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: $10 – $35 tickets available here