18 Things To Do in and Around Denver This Weekend

Denver has some breezy events lined up this week. Start it off by picking out the perfect pumpkin at Little Man and end it by witnessing your fitness at The bRUNch Run. Wherever the week leads you, make sure to take a glance at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, October 6

Little Man Pumpkin Patch

Photo courtesy of Little Man Ice Cream on Facebook

When: October 6 – 31

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Pick out the perfect pumpkin at Little Man Ice Cream’s Pumpkin Patch. You can find all sorts of pumpkin varieties at the patch from Pope Farms Corn Maize and Pumpkin Patch, grab a scoop of ice cream and embrace the spooky season.

Harvest Week

Photo Courtesy of Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse on Facebook

When: October 6 – 7

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

Cost: $125, tickets available here

The Lowdown: Harvest Week is back in Denver. You can celebrate the harvest season with a series of dinners to raise funds for EatDenver and The GrowHaus’ missions of supporting the community through food.

Chicanas: Nurturers and Warriors

Photo courtesy of History Colorado on Facebook

When: October 6, 5 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free, register here

The Lowdown: Explore the film Chicanas: Nurturers and Warriors at History Colorado. #IAmDenver partners with History Colorado, Denver Public Library and The Denver Post to create a documentary film following activism, the history of Chicanas and more.

 Curator Talk

Photo Courtesy of Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: October 6, 6 – 7 p.m.

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

Cost: $5 – $20, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Art Museum continues its Curator Talk series with a lecture from Darrin Alfred, the Curator of Architecture and Design. You can hear about Gio-Ponti’s design of the Martin Building and Ponti’s architectural genius.

Thursday, October 7

Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns

Photo courtesy of Thirteenth Entertainment Group

When: October 7 – 31

Where: Hudson Gardens, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

Cost: $10 – $21.99, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group presents Magic of the Jack O’ Lanterns. You can stroll Hudson Gardens all throughout the month of October to view 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins and more.

Sushi Making Class

Photo Courtesy of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts on Facebook

When: October 7, 6 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave., Denver

Cost: $119, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Brush up on your culinary skills with a Sushi Making Class. You can learn how to create a menu of miso soup, sushi rice, techniques of cutting fish and more during the class.

Book Happy Hour at Union Station

Photo by Kori Hazel.

When: October 7, 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Tattered Cover hosts a Book Happy Hour at its Union Station location. You can imbibe in a drink from a bar within Union Station and snag two books with a third half price.

Friday, October 8

MCA Denver 25th Anniversary Party

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Downtown Denver. Photo courtesy of MCA.

When: October 8, 5 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) presents its MCA Denver 25th Anniversary Party. You can help the museum celebrate 25 years of amazing art while jamming during a 1996 themed rooftop bash.

Stories From a Daydream

Photo Courtesy of Understudy

When: October 8 – 31

Where: Understudy, 890 C 14th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Peruse works from artist Lio Bumbakini during the opening of Stories From A Daydream. The exhibition explores a dystopian view of indigenous reality with paintings and large-scale installations.

Artist on the Rise

Photo courtesy of Stories From A Daydream on Facebook

When: October 8, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Dairy Block continues its Artist on the Rise series with a concert from Rusty 44. You can watch a free concert from the bluegrass and Americana-style group from Fort Collins.

Fall Invitational Art Show and Sale

Photo Courtesy of Cherry Creek Art Gallery on Facebook

When: October 8, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Cherry Creek Art Gallery, 2750 Blake St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Cherry Creek Art Gallery hosts its annual Fall Invitational Art Show and Sale. You can see works from local artists, shop art to add to your collections and more during the evening.

Saturday, October 9

Factotum’s Farewell OktoberFest

Photo courtesy of Factotum Brewhouse on Facebook

When: October 9, 12 p.m. 

Where: Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Factotum Brewhouse hosts a Farewell Oktoberfest as a final sendoff. Make sure to put on your best lederhosen and dirndls for a bangin’ evening and to raise a glass to Factotum one more time.

Larimer After Dark

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Larimer Square. Photo by Justin Barbor.

When: October 9, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Larimer Square hosts Larimer After Dark. You can experience a live concert series full of local musicians starting with a performance from DJ Bella Scratch.

Three Dueces Performance

Photo Courtesy of MCA Denver‎ on Facebook

When: October 9, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. 

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 

Cost: $25, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Rock out to a Three Dueces performance along with a performance from Derrick Hodge and friends during Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Staged. You can jam on the rooftop during two separate performances and take in a fall evening.

 The Toymaker’s Doll 

Photo Courtesy of Ballet Ariel on Facebook

When: October 9 – 10

Where: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Ave. W., Denver

Cost: $20 – $26, get tickets here

The Lowdown: Experience the majesty of Ballet Ariel ballerinas at The Toymaker’s Doll. The showcase will feature the 23rd season of the ballet reimagined by Director Ilena Norton through the dancers within the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Performing Arts Complex.

5 Year Anniversary Party

Photo Courtesy of The Denver Central Market on Facebook

When: October 9, 11 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The Denver Central Market raises a glass to five years of business with a 5 Year Anniversary Party. You can walk through the market, partake in birthday-themed drinks and snacks from vendors, win prizes, take-home party favors and more.

Halloween Horror Marketplace

Photo Courtesy of TRVE Brewing on Facebook

When: October 9, 4 – 9 p.m. 

Where: TRVE Brewing, 227 Broadway #101, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate all things spooky with a Halloween Horror Marketplace. You can shop from vendors such as Cult Legacy & Goat Witch Goods, Vinegar Syndrome and more while imbibing in a brew from TRVE.

Sunday, October 10

bRUNch Run

Photo Courtesy of bRUNch Running on Facebook

When: October 10, 8 a.m.  – 12 p.m.

Where: Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Blvd., Denver

Cost: Various prices here

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for The bRUNch Run. You can take part in a 5k or 10k race around Central Park and raise funds for Metro Caring. Post race you can snag swag, sip on bubbly and take home a scented finishers medal.

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Mark Your Calendar

Telluride Horror Show

When: October 15 – 17

Where: Sheridan Opera House, 110 N. Oak St., Telluride

Cost: $95 – $195, passes available here

October Movie Night

When: October 15, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Marjorie Park, 6335 S. Fiddlers Green Cir., Greenwood Village

Cost: Free – $90, tickets available here

Al Amal (Hope) Mission to Mars

When: October 21, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15, tickets available here

Stanley Marketplace Fall Festival

When: October 24, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission