17 issues to do in actual life and virtually this weekend in Denver

Denver has some exploration planned this week. Start with a giggle at an Open Mike comedy show and end with a jam at Musical Perspectives. Wherever the week takes you, take a look at this roundup of what’s happening in Denver.

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

Wednesday March 24th

Stranahan’s virtual cocktail class

Photo courtesy Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

When: March 24, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Tickets worth $ 11 are available here

The low point: Sip some fancy drinks during a virtual cocktail class from Stranahan. Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey is hosting the event, hosted by bartender Lucas Townsend, to help you create two cocktails with Stranahan’s Blue Peak.

The Gin & Jazz series

Photo courtesy of Fireside at Five on Facebook

When: March 24th – 31st

Where: Different places

Costs: You can find different prices here

The low point: Fireside at Five is back with The Gin & Jazz Series. The series presents local musicians and ensembles who embody the historical culture of the “Harlem of the West”. This Wednesday you can jam songs by Stafford Hunter and Latin Jazz Explorations.

Michael Twitty lecture

Photo courtesy of the Denver Jewish Community Center

When: March 24th, 7pm

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 18 per household here

The low point: Denver Jewish Community Center presents a Michael Twitty Lecture. You can join the virtual lecture on Passover, Diaspora, Exodus and more from James Beard Award-winning food historian Michael W. Twitty.

A foretaste of the Emerald Island

Photo courtesy of Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse on Facebook

When: March 24th, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Costs: Buy $ 125 tickets here

The low point: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse is hosting a dinner with A Taste of the Emerald Isle. You can try Irish rarebit and potato and leek soup, cottage pie and sticky toffee pudding with cocktail pairings.

Digital Earth: From Stonehenge to Skyscrapers

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

When: March 24th, 7pm – 8pm

Where: On-line

Costs: Buy $ 10 tickets here

The low point: Take a trip around the globe to explore structures over time during Digital Earth: Stonehenge to Skyscrapers. Ka Chun Yu, the space science curator, and Bob Raynolds, a research fellow, will guide you through these engineering feats.

Keith Haring: Street Art

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: March 24th, 12 noon

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: Catch a live stream discussing the artist Keith Haring during Keith Haring: Street Art. The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the event exploring Haring’s movement to bring art to the public for free.

Thursday March 25th

Dinner with wine accompaniment

Photo by Jeff Fierberg

When: March 25, 6 p.m.

Where: To the[a]ged, 1825 Blake St., Denver

Costs: $ 100 per person

The low point: To the[a]ged teams up with La Crema and Freemark Abbey for a wine pairing dinner. Enjoy dishes such as oysters with creme fraishe, arctic char and beef spinalis – all perfectly paired with a glass of wine. Call 720.826.2147 to make a reservation.

Science Department Live

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

When: March 25, 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The low point: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science explores ancient sandstones from Colorado and Utah to navigate what the Rocky Mountains would have looked like 500 to 600 million years ago during a Facebook Live.

ARISE music festival

Photo courtesy of ARISE Music Festival on Facebook

When: March 25, 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The low point: ARISE Music Festival goes virtual with ARISE Online. You can tune in to a live stream on YouTube with the Cascadian Folktronic duo Yaima. You can see dance, music, and more throughout the stream.

Shake it up! Virtual cocktail course

Citrus Rose, Mountain Herb and Spice Trade Gins. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

When: March 25, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Buy $ 45 tickets here

The low point: Deviation Distilling is holding a Shake It Up! Virtual cocktail course. You can learn how to make two cocktails using the Mountain Herb Gin, fruits, spices and more.

Friday March 26th

Mile High Market

Photo courtesy of Halfdays on Facebook

When: March 26-28

Where: 2605 Larimer St. # 2218, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Halfdays starts a Mile High Market. The pop-up shop in RiNo celebrates Women’s History Month and showcases brands owned by women such as Link x Lou, Pickletown Flower Company and Frolik Beauty.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

When: March 26-28

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 13.75 Buy tickets here

The low point: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of The Lord of the Rings franchise with a tour of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. While in Denver, immerse yourself in Middle-earth with hobbits, dwarves, and more.

Garage tape: Machu Linea Ft. Rare Byrd $ & Kid Astronaut & The Nebula

Photo courtesy MCA Denver

When: March 26, 6 p.m.

Where: Online and in person

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: The Museum of Contemporary Art returns to live music with a Garage Band series. Rock out this Friday to a live stream (as the in-person event is sold out) with performances by musicians like Machu Linea, Kid Astronaut, The Nebula and Rare Byrd $.

READ: Live Music Returns to MCA Denver in the form of garage band

Saturday March 27th

Open wall

Photo courtesy of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art on Facebook

When: March 27th – April 1st

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder

Costs: Free admission

The low point: The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an Open Wall exhibit and an art sale. The artist-curated exhibition supports established and emerging local artists with the opportunity to add your art collection and explore works in the museum during the week-long event. More information can be found here.

The Inventing Room dessert shop will reopen

Photo courtesy of The Inventing Room

When: March 27, 12 noon

Where: 4433 W. 29th Avenue, Denver

Costs: Buy $ 15- $ 180 tickets here

The low point: Add a little sweetness to your day with the reopening of The Inventing Room Dessert Shop. You can take a tour of the store, explore the future of desserts, and of course, sample sweet treats throughout the day.

Virtual cherry blossom tour

Photo courtesy Eventbrite on Facebook

When: March 27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Buy $ 10- $ 75 tickets here

The low point: Take a trip to Washington DC and Japan through a virtual cherry blossom tour. You can pick up a cherry blossom set and explore the beautiful blooms around the world.

Sunday March 28th

Musical perspectives

At the Clyfford Still Museum. Photo by James Florio.

When: March 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Costs: Free with $ 5- $ 10 general admission here

The low point: Add some music to your life as you enjoy art during Musical Perspectives at the Clyfford Still Museum. The Friends of Chamber Music Association accompanies you musically through a museum tour and creates a good atmosphere.

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Mark your calendar

Changing the legacy of race and ethnicity

When: March 31, 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Easter cookies

When: Pre-order by March 28th, April 3rd – 4th

Where: The Bindery, 1817 Central St., Denver

Costs: Different prices

Local AF market

When: April 2, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

Martial arts course to raise awareness of sexual assault

When: April 3, 11 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Where: KDK Fit, 9797 W. Colfax Ave. Ste # 3UU, Lakewood

Costs: Free registration here or by email [email protected]

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