18 Actual Life and Sensible Issues to Do in Denver This Week

There are some funky events on the program in Denver. Start by getting cheesy during the Pizzeria Locale opening and end by getting fresh at the Highlands Farmers Market. Whatever the week presents, take a look at this recap of what’s going on in Denver.

Monday, August 31st

Opening of the pizzeria Locale

Photo courtesy of Pizzeria Locale on Facebook

When: August 31

Where: Pizzeria Locale, 895 N. Albion St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Pizzeria Locale opens its ninth location in Colorado this Monday. You can celebrate the opening by grabbing a slice and supporting the company’s Pizza Buy-a-Pizza program, as well as fundraising for the Colorado Foundation Children’s Food Security Council. During the day, 33% of profits from sales go to the organization.

Oyster Wulff pop-up

Photo courtesy of Pony Up Denver on Facebook

When: August 31, 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Pony Up Denver, 1808 Blake St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Pony Up Denver works with Ben Wolven for an Oyster Wulff pop-up. You can enjoy oysters, lobster rolls, crispy potatoes, and more while washing it all down with martinis and champagne.

Tuesday September 1st

Art Drop Day

Photo courtesy of Denver Arts & Venues on Facebook

When: September 1, 5 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.

Where: Different locations, Denver

Costs: Free

The lowdown: Submit your work and discover art made by other local creatives during Art Drop Day. Participate by using the hashtag #ArtDropDenver to find objects hidden around town or use it to leave clues of your own. Check the Denver Arts & Venues Facebook to see what art is being published.

Tight Lines: A Kink Life Drawing Event

Photo courtesy Studio Friction on Facebook

When: September 1, 8 a.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Where: Studio Friction, 740 Lipan St., Denver

Costs: $ 10 suggested donation here

The lowdown: Improve your drawing skills during Tight Lines: A Kink Life Drawing Event. You can bring your materials to draw the human shape in kinky poses. If you are new to kinking or ropes, don’t worry as the drawing lesson is welcome for everyone.

Music in the clouds

Photo courtesy of Halcyon, a Cherry Creek hotel on Facebook

When: September 1, 6 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Where: Halcyon, a hotel in Cherry Creek, 245 Columbine St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Sway to some sweet tunes during Music in the Clouds. Halcyon hosts the music event with a performance by Mike Pedersen above the hotel for an evening of views and music.

Wednesday September 2nd

Art & Activism: A Conversation with BIPOC Artists

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: September 2, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Hear from a variety of local BIPOC artists during Art & Activism: A Conversation with BIPOC Artists. Presented by Denver Arts & Venues, the series examines the cultural and artistic response to racial injustice.

Laws Whiskey Gargoyle Series

Photo courtesy Laws Whiskey House on Facebook

When: September 2, 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Laws Whiskey House, 1420 S. Acoma St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Grab a bottle of Laws Whiskey House Agave Azul Whiskey during a Laws Whiskey Gargoyle Series. The whiskey is made from 100% organic agave syrup and has been distilled for more than five years and then split into two different versions. One spirit – Blanco – matured for five years in stainless steel and the other in bourbon barrels.

Thursday 3rd September

Word of Art: the art of journaling with Create by Cari

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: September 3, 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 the magic of journaling during Word of Art: Art of Journaling with Create by Cari. You can play with paint, fabric, stickers, and more to express your inner thoughts and feelings during your art journal.

Denver night lights

Photo by Adrienne Thomas

When: September 3, 7 p.m.

Where: Historic D&F Clocktower, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Experience Denver night lights in the historic D&F Clocktower. You can check out the Denver Theater District’s outdoor art projection project featuring artwork by 10 different artists as part of the Supernova Outdoor Digital Animation Festival.

Relax before exercising

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: September 3, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Nurture, 2949 Federal Blvd., Denver

Costs: Donation suggested here

The lowdown: Get zen during a chill out session before you work out. The event, which is part of the fifth annual Denver Fitness Week, offers the opportunity to participate in yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and more throughout the evening.

Hatch Green Chile Obsession

Photo courtesy of the Stir Cooking School on Facebook

When: September 3, 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Where: Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St., Denver

Costs: Get $ 80 tickets here

The lowdown: In a Hatch Green Chile Obessesion course, learn how to cook with Hatch Green Chiles from New Mexico. You can learn to make white chicken and hatch chili enchiladas, queso, and more all evening.

Friday September 4th

Lost Summer Music Series

Photo courtesy of the Zeppelin Station on Facebook

When: September 4th, 6pm – 11pm

Where: Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Soak in the last bit of summer warmth during the Lost Summer Music Series. You can listen to music from a range of different artists every weekend as you dine on global canapes and sip fresh beverages. This Friday you can rock out to a performance of Clocking Out and Chris Kennedy + Yes Father.

Reopening of the taproom

Photo courtesy of Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales on Facebook

When: September 4, 4 p.m.

Where: Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway # A51, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales is hosting a reopening in the Taproom. The taproom will finally be open again for dine-in service this Friday, with new beers on tap and classics to keep you coming back.

Saturday 5th September

International Bacon Day

Photo courtesy of Snooze, an AM restaurant

When: September 5, 6.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m.

Where: All Snooze, an AM Eatery location

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Snooze, an AM Eatery, celebrates International Bacon Day with numerous bacon dishes. You can enjoy bites of Habañero Pork Belly Grilled Cheese Benny’s, Graceland pancakes, and Bacon It Easy cocktails throughout the day. Snooze is also donating $ 20,000 to No Kid Hungry for the Pork Vacation.

National Cheese Pizza Day

Sexy pizza

When: 5th September

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Get a hot piece of cake from Sexy Pizza for National Cheese Pizza Day and play some games with Paruzal for a perfect weekend evening. The two have teamed up to host a virtual interactive game night on Zoom. You can buy a pizza for 20% off and play the game for 20% off during the event.

Bazaar art market

Photo courtesy of Denver Central Market on Facebook

When: September 5, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Shop locally at a bazaar art market. The open air market offers goods from 20 different craftsmen and artists, sets from DJs, a comic set and much more.

Denver Mini Derby

Photo courtesy of Denver Mini Derby on Facebook

When: September 5, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free

The lowdown: Dress up in your fancy derby gear and stir up a mint julep for the Denver Mini Derby while staying in the comfort of your home. This year the Derby will be played virtually and hosted by Emily Fredrick.

Virtual Broncos 7k

Photo courtesy of Broncos Promos on Facebook

When: September 5-7

Where: On-line

Costs: Free – $ 35 register here

The lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for a Virtual Broncos 7K. You can participate in the race while staying socially aloof and help raise funds for the National Sports Center for the Disabled and Broncos Charities COVID-19 relief efforts.

Sunday 6th September

Highlands Farmer’s Market

Photo courtesy of Highlands Square on Facebook

When: September 6 – October 11, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Highland’s Square, 3489 W. 32nd Ave., Denver

Costs: Free

The lowdown: Every Sunday summer through October you can grab a reusable bag and shop at the Highlands Farmers Market. The market has organic farmers, local baked goods, and chilled drinks to cool you off from the summer heat. You can also explore Highlands Square after collecting your route. Be sure to put on a mask and stay socially aloof when shopping.

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Mark your calendar

Cider & sides

When: September 8, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St. Unit 150, Denver

Costs: $ 29- $ 31 tickets are available here

CKBC Oktoberfest

When: September 9-13

Where: Copper Kettle Brewing Company, 100 S. Valentia St. Ste. 1338, Denver

Costs: Free admission

31st Annual Friendship Powwow

When: September 12, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

Mexican Independence Day beer dinner

When: September 16, 6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Where: Dos Luces Brewery, 1236 S. Broadway, Denver

Costs: $ 50- $ 240 tickets are available here

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