Unique Things To Do in Denver This Weekend 5/17 – 5/21

This week Civic Center EATS returns for the summer, open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. — the perfect time to sneak out of the office for a lunch break. While you’re at it, attend a short and free Denver Public Art tour. Don’t miss the Women’s Climbing Night at Movement RiNo for the chance to bond with other women through fitness, climbing and yoga. All that and more this week in Denver.
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Future Islands

Future Islands tickets at Mission Ballroom in Denver
Photo courtesy AXS

When: May 17, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Where: Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO
Cost: $37 – $80, buy tickets here
Lowdown: The four-piece Baltimore-based synth pop band, Future Islands performs at the Mission Ballroom tonight with Deeper as the opener. Deeper is an indie rock quartet that comes from Chicago.

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis at Fillmore Auditorium
Photo courtesy Fillmore Auditorium

When: May 18, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St., Denver, CO
Cost: $238+, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Colombian-American singer-songwriter Kali Uchis presents the Red Moon In Venus Tour in support of her latest album of the same namesake. She will be joined by highly decorated British singer-songwriter Raye.

Fruit Bats

Fruit Bats tickets at Ogden Theatre in Denver
Photo courtesy AXS

When: May 19, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m.
Where: Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax, Denver, CO
Cost: $25.95, buy tickets here
Lowdown: The Colorado Sound presents American indie rock band Fruit Bats at the Ogden this Friday, following the release of their 2023 album, A River Running to Your Heart. They will be joined by Kolumbo, a composer and keyboardist from Dallas, Texas.

Global Dub Festival

Global Dub Festival tickets at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison
Photo courtesy AXS
When: May 20, doors 5 p.m.
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO
Cost: $79 – $103, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Global Dub Festival will host an array of artists this Saturday at Red Rocks for the Global Dub Festival, including Adventure Club, Zomboy, Flux Pavilion, Andy C, Funtcase and Steller.

Shania Twain

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Photo courtesy Shania Twain / Facebook

When: May 21, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver, CO
Cost: $109+, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Is Shania “still the one” you love? If so, don’t miss your chance to see the best-selling country music singer and songwriter at Ball Arena. Twain has won five Grammy Awards and earned three certified Diamond albums by the RIAA, along with many other accolades. Sing along to some of her classics or hits off her newest release, Queen of Me.

Civic Center EATS

Photo courtesy Civic Center Conservancy

When: May 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave., Denver, CO
Cost: Free
Lowdown: The annual food truck event at Civic Center Park is back for the summer — and with more than three dozen food trucks to choose from for lunch on Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 14. Visit here for a list of vendors.

Beers & Gears

Thursday Night Beers & Gears | BikeSource Highlands Ranch
Photo courtesy BikeSource Denver
When: May 18, 5:30 p.m.
 Living the Dream Brewing, 12305 Dumont Way (Unit A), Littleton, CO
After a 60 – 90 minute group ride with BikeSource, enjoy some drinks at the brewery with your fellow riders. The ride will include a mixed terrain of paths, roads, trails and single track with a varying pace. It is suggested to have a gravel bike or Hardtail MTB. At Living the Dream Brewing, you can try the Horchata Powder Run, Fly Reel Amber Ale, Rock Climber IPA and more.

Wine Weekend Pop-Up

Photo courtesy The OBC Wine Project
When: May 19, 6 – 9 p.m.
Where: Odell Brewing Co. Sloan’s Lake Taproom, 1625 Perry St., Denver, CO
Cost: Free
Lowdown: On day one of this three day wine pop-up, try the Meow Wolf-inspired bubbly white wine, Immediate Unreality. DJ Dommy Tumont will be providing live music and guests can purchase a $12 limited edition glass and wine pour. Additionally, attendees can enter for a chance to win tickets to Meow Wolf here.

Mythology Distillery’s Big Move

Mythology Distillery's Big Move
Photo courtesy Mythology Distillery / Eventbrite
When: May 20, 12 – 10 p.m.
 Mythology Distillery, 3622 Tejon St., Denver, CO
 Free, register here
Celebrate Mythology Distillery’s last day in their Denver location at the Big Move event. Mythology will be moving to Steamboat Springs, CO. The distillery will be hosting live local bands, a food truck featuring tacos and Mexican food and an hourly raffle that will include free cocktails, bottles, merchandise or a private cocktail class for four.

Brunch is Back Alright: Drag & Burlesque Brunch with Broken Babes

Brunch is Back Alright: Drag & Burlesque Brunch with Broken Babes
Photo courtesy Western Sky Bar & Taproom / Eventbrite

When: May 21, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Western Sky Bar & Tap Room, 4361 S. Broadway, Englewood, CO
Cost: $45, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Spice up your Sunday afternoon with brunch and a show. Performance group Broken Babes will be showcasing their drag and burlesque. Tickets cover the show, brunch and your first drink. Food will be provided by Delectable Catering.

Denver Public Art Mini-Tours

Photo courtesy Denver Arts & Venues / Eventbrite
When: May 17, 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave., Denver, CO
Cost: Free, register here
Lowdown: During this free tour, attendees will have the opportunity to view Denver public art, learn the histories of them and talk about any possible interpretations. Meet for the tour at the Denver Arts & Venues tent next to Civic Center EATS. Following the tour, you can enjoy food from the trucks at Civic Center

Somebody’s Friend Movement and Music Festival Bar Tour

Photo courtesy RiNo Art District

When: May 18, 6 – 10 p.m.
Where: Barcelona Wine Bar, 2900 Larimer St., Denver, CO
Cost: $10 – $45, buy tickets here
Lowdown: Kick off Somebody’s Friend Movement & Music Festival with a five stop bar tour starting at Barcelona Wine Bar. The crawl will continue to other bars along Larimer Street, including Ratio BeerWorks, The Block Distilling, Gold Point and Infinite Monkey Theorem. At every stop, you can enjoy a cocktail and duet from artists at the festival.

David Parr – History, Mystery & Magic

Photo courtesy Theatre of Dreams
When: May 19, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: Theatre of Dreams Arts & Event Center, 735 Park St., C & D, Castle Rock, CO
Cost: $30 – $35, buy tickets here
Lowdown: With just a short 30 minute drive from Denver, you can witness the mystery and magic of David Parr. Parr has appeared on magic competition television series “Penn & Teller: Fool Us,” where his magic was put to the test — Parr fooled all of the audience, including magicians Penn Jillette and Teller and was awarded a trophy.

Women’s Climb Night

Photo courtesy Movement RiNo

When: May 20, 5 – 8 p.m., film screening 8:15 p.m.
Where: Movement RiNo, 3201 Walnut St. #107, Denver, CO
Cost: $13.5 for non-members between 5 – 8 p.m., + $10 for members of Movement, $25 for non-members for the film screening at 8:15 p.m. (These prices are separate)
Lowdown: At Women’s Climb Night, ladies will be able to participate in a woman-taught yoga class, fitness class, climbing workshop and shop women-owned and operated local vendors from 5 – 8 p.m. It is free for members but non members must purchase a day pass (which will be half off). Additionally, there will be a screening of No Man’s Land Film Festival’s climbing program at 8 p.m. at $10 for members and $25 for non-members.

Taste of Yoga

Photo courtesy The Beauty Boost Denver / Eventbrite
When: May 21, doors open 6:30 a.m., classes 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Where: Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton, CO
Cost: $44, buy tickets here
Lowdown: At the second annual Taste of Yoga, a variety of local studios will be leading classes for yogis, including strength & flexibility, vinyasa, kundalini, partner yoga, yoga HIIT, vin yoga and a closing meditation. There will also be health and wellness vendors and shopping available. The first 20 to arrive at the event will be welcome to enjoy a free beer courtesy of Breckenridge Brewery, along with 10% off a food purchase from the food truck or restaurant.



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