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

Denver has some delightful events lined up this week. Kick it off by getting literary at the Denver7 Book Club and end it by sipping pretty at the Nectar Jones Launch. Wherever the week leads you, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, May 19

Writing Through Grief with Maia Ruth Lee

Photo Courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

When: May 19, 6 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: $85 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver partners with Lighthouse Writers Workshop to host Writing Through Grief with Maia Ruth Lee. The workshop explores asemic writing to reflect on grief and past events.

Digital Earth: Oceans

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science‎ on Facebook

When: May 19, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Cost: $10 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents “Digital Earth Oceans.” You can take a trip through the largest reefs, the ocean floors and more with the guidance of Geologist Bob Raynolds and Ka Chun Yu, curator of space science. The session will teach you about how the tectonic plates shaped the world.

SCFD Free Day

Inside the Clyfford Still Museum. Photo by James Florio.

When: May 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission here

The Lowdown: Clyfford Still Museum partners with the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) to host a SCFD Free Day. You can take a day to explore the galleries with no entry fee through timed allotments.

Thursday, May 20

Biennial of the Americas Memorial Project: Healing Through Art

Photo Courtesy of Secretaría de Cultura on Facebook

When: May 20, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Make a statement and take part in the “Biennial of the Americas Memorial Project: Healing Through Art.” You can submit artwork to be added to the virtual exhibition that will be held in June. The artwork must be submitted by May 31.

Los Mochochetes at Raices Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of Colorful Colorado Collaborations on Facebook

When: May 20, 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Colorful Colorado Collaborations presents Los Mocochetes at Raices Brewing Co. The two have teamed up for an evening filled with beer and music. You can sip on a Revolución brew with notes of lemon while jamming out to Los Mocochetes new single Tacos.

Annual Neighborhood Hop Swap

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: May 20, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Denver Beer Co., 2325 S. Downing St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Denver Beer Co. hosts its Annual Neighborhood Hop Swap. You can snag one of 100 traditional hop rhizomes to grow in your own backyard for free during the swap day.

Friday, May 21

Strange Craft Turns 11

Photo Courtesy of Strange Craft Beer Company on Facebook

When: May 21 – 22

Where: Strange Craft Beer Company, 1330 Zuni St. Unit M, Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Cheers to 11 years in business as Strange Craft Turns 11. The brewery celebrates with two days of collabs, live music, food trucks and of course – a constant flow of beers.

Saturday, May 22

Bacon and Beer Classic

Photo Courtesy of Bacon and Beer Classic on Facebook

When: May 22, 1 p.m. 

Where: Kennedy Golf Course, 10500 E. Hampden Ave., Denver

Cost: $59 – 79 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dive into crispy bacon while sipping on a cool brew during the Denver Bacon and Beer Classic. The bacon-tastic festival is chock full of bacon-themed food from local chefs, as well as, more than 40 craft beer to wash them all down for a tasty oasis.

Release Party

Photo Courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Tasting Room on Facebook

When: May 22, 5 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Mile High Spirits presents a Release Party. You can get in on the release of the Fireside four-year cask strength single barrel bourbon along with the Twist and Tailor Whiskey Weekly Cocktail Guide. The evening will feature cocktails, bluegrass music, food, discounts on glassware and more.

Denver Beer Co Ninth Annual Beer Bacon Coffee Fest

Photo Courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: May 22 – 23

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St., Denver

Cost: $25 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Start off your Saturday morning right with breakfast and a brew at Denver Beer Co’s Beer Bacon Coffee Fest. The ticket price includes coffee, a breakfast burrito, bacon and a souvenir mug for your morning brews (the hoppy kind of course).

Forage 5 Year Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Forage on Facebook

When: May 22, 9 a.m. 

Where: Forage, 4416 Yates St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Forage celebrates its five year anniversary. You can brighten up your home with plants from the anniversary sale, snag giveaways and delight on ice cream from Em’s Ice Cream truck throughout the day.

Sunday, May 23

World Turtle Day

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Aquarium – Denver on Facebook

When: May 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Downtown Aquarium – Denver, 700 Water St., Denver 

Cost: Starts at $23.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Downtown Aquarium – Denver honors all things turtles during World Turtle Day. You can explore the aquarium, learn more about different turtles and even meet a few of the shelled creatures.

Nectar Jones Launch

Photo Courtesy of The Family Jones on Facebook

When: May 23, 4 – 7 p.m.

Where: Grow + Gather, 900 E. Hampden Ave., Denver 

Cost: $80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Family Jones hosts the Nectar Jones Launch. You can snatch up a bottle of Nectar Jones, imbibe in beverages, delight in bites and take part in a silent auction throughout the launch. The proceeds of the bottle and event profits will benefit Warren Tech, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.

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Mark Your Calendar

Science and Nature Book Club

When: May 25, 6 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

Virtual Laugh Your Craft Off

When: May 26, 6 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free – $12 tickets available here

60 Minutes in Space

When: May 26, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

Mile High Flea Market Free Admission Friday

When: May 28, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: Mile High Flea Market, 3rd Ave. between L St. and K St., Denver

Cost: Free admission