16 Actual Life and Sensible Issues to Do in Denver This Weekend

There are some exciting events on the program in Denver this week. Start it off with hearty bites at Slow Fusion and finish it off by sipping nicely in a Dark Arts Potions class. Wherever the week takes you, take a look at this recap of what’s going on in Denver.

Wednesday November 11th

Virtual tour of the universe

Photo courtesy NASA via the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: November 11, 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 8 tickets available here

The lowdown: Immerse yourself in the depths of the galaxy during a virtual tour of the universe. The adults-only event features an evening of science, history, and more with a dash of stand-up comedy.

2020 Fine Arts BFA Thesis Exhibition

Photo courtesy of CU Denver College of Arts & Media on Facebook

When: November 11, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The 2020 Visual Works Exhibition is in the senior class of CU Denver College of Art and Media for Visual Arts. You can attend the virtual opening reception of the exhibition and see all the works of the graduates.

One night in Jalisco

Photo courtesy of Denver Milk Market on Facebook

When: November 11, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 70 per person here

The lowdown: Enjoy fresh drinks as you dine on tasty canapés during a night out in Jalisco. Frank Bonanno teams up with Espolón for a 4 course dinner served at your home for a relaxed and socially safe evening.

A conversation about conversation – workshop for active listening

Photo courtesy Eventbrite

When: November 11, 5 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Improve your listening skills during a conversation over conversation – active listening workshop. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver offers the interactive workshop with Pippi Kessler to discuss the importance of active engagement.

Thursday November 12th

Word of Art: Bridge between artistic and literary expression

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: November 12, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Advenir in the French Quarter, 3227 S. Parker Rd., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Discover your feelings with art during Word of Art: Bridge between artistic and literary expression. You can dabble in stickers, newspaper clippings, paint, and more to express your inner thoughts and feelings through art.

Friday November 13th

Made in Colorado: Cafecitos

Photo courtesy History Colorado on Facebook

When: November 13, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: History Colorado welcomes a new series called Cafecitos with the inaugural exhibition from Hecho en Colorado. The series offers curated tours by the founder of the Latino Cultural Arts Center and exhibition curator Adrianna Abarca. The exhibition features works by Mexican, Chican, and native artists from across the state.

Lost City live

Photo courtesy of Lost City on Facebook

When: November 13, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Lost City, 3459 Ringsby Ct., Denver

Costs: $ 25- $ 200 get tickets here

The lowdown: Lost City presents Lost City Live. The music evening supports local artists and gives you the opportunity to rock new beats. You can jam with A. Greene on the outdoor deck to live music by Austen Carroll Grafa while you relax on an autumn night.

Start all over again

Photo courtesy Walker Fine Art Gallery Contemporary Art Denver on Facebook

When: November 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Walker Fine Art Gallery Contemporary Art Denver, 300 W. 11th Ave. A, Denver

Costs: Free RSVP here

The lowdown: Begin Again takes place at the Walker Fine Art Gallery – an exhibition designed to inspire hope, healing and wonder. During the opening reception, you can read works by five artists including Liz Quan, Kevin Hoth, and Laura Guese.

Denver Restaurant Week

Upstairs bar at Brass Tacks. Photo by Brittni Bell Warshaw.

When: November 13-22

Where: Multiple locations can be found here for a full list of participating restaurants

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Denver Restaurant Week takes place this Friday. Hundreds of restaurants in Colorado offer multi-course meals for $ 25, $ 35, or $ 45. You can try Colorado’s best bites without breaking the bank.

READ: 12 Delicious Denver Restaurant Week Menus

New patterns

Painting by Anna Valdez. Courtesy of the David B. Smith Gallery on Facebook

When: November 13, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 Elders St. Ste A, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Immerse yourself in colorful oil paintings, fantastically patterned ceremonial pieces, and more during the New Patterns opening reception. The exhibition shows works by the artist Anna Valdez and is inspired by historical tradition, joy and discovery.

Saturday November 14th

OAK for the fourteenth 10th anniversary

Photo courtesy OAK on Facebook on the 14th

When: November 14, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: OAK on the fourteenth, 1400 Pearl St., Boulder

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: OAK at Fourteenth celebrates its 10th anniversary. You can dine on a special hit menu that features crispy fried pickles, lamb bolognese, bread pudding and more in honor of 10 years of business.

Art Close & Personal with Frida Kahlo

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: November 14, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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

Costs: $ 150 tickets available here

The lowdown: The Denver Art Museum presents Art Close & Personal with Frida Kahlo. You can experience the new exhibition of Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism under the guidance of Travel Sister. You can also hear from curator Rebecca Hart about the exhibition during the tour.

Strange arrangements

Photo courtesy of Threyda on Facebook

When: November 14-15

Where: 878 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Costs: $ 20 tickets available here

The lowdown: Threyda moderates the group exhibition Strange Arrangements. The exhibition surrounds works by artist Stephen Kruse with artists presenting pieces with the return of the exhibition.

Cherry Creek Gift Festival

Photo courtesy of Cherry Creek North on Facebook

When: November 14-15

Where: Cherry Creek North Mall, 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Get a head start on vacation shopping and support local businesses during the Cherry Creek Gift Festival. The vacation-themed craft festival will host 75 vendors in the Cherry Creek Mall catering to all of your gifting needs.

What You Eat Matters: A Virtual Health and Diet Series

Photo courtesy of the Flatirons Food Film Festival on Facebook

When: November 14, 2.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 16 tickets here

The lowdown: The Flatirons Food Film Festival offers a full day of virtual programs What You Eat Matters: A Virtual Health and Diet Series. You can experience a panel discussion, documentary, Q&A, and more all day long to give your brain the much needed nutrition.

Sunday 15th November

Dark Arts Potions Class

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: November 15, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Bowman’s Vinyl & Lounge, 1312 S. Broadway, Denver

Costs: Get $ 50 tickets here

The lowdown: Try imaginative cocktail making during a Dark Arts Potions class. You can summon your inner wizard while making delicious drinks with the help of a teacher.

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Mark your calendar

IMAGINE 2020: Art in Public Space 301

When: November 18, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Laws whiskey dinner

When: November 19, 7 p.m.

Where: Blackbird Denver, 305 S. Downing St., Denver

Costs: $ 60 tickets available here

Miracles in the Avanti Wolf Bar

When: November 20, 4 p.m.

Where: Avanti F&B, a collective restaurant, 3200 Pecos St., Denver

Costs: $ 5 entry fee here

Sunflowers & Sangria, an autumn flower workshop

When: November 23, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Nurture, 2949 Federal Blvd., Denver

Costs: $ 80 tickets available here

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