19 distinctive issues to do in Denver this weekend

Denver is hosting some fascinating events this weekend. Start with a sip and protection at Save the Ales and end with a sweat on a donut dash. Wherever the weekend takes you, take a look at this roundup of what’s happening in Denver.

Save the ales

Photo courtesy of Mile High Station on Facebook

When: August 8, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 35 tickets here

The low point: Mile High Station presents Save The Ale. The event includes a meeting of local brewers including Black Sky Brewery, Avery Brewing Company, and Chain Reacting Brewing Company. You can enjoy unlimited beer tastings, eat snacks from food trucks, and raise funds to save and protect clean water for Coloradans and breweries.

Day of the Zooscovery Makers

Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: August 8, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Costs: Free with $ 20 general admission here

The low point: Denver Zoo partners with Meow Wolf Denver to host a Zoo Cover Maker Day. The event offers a day to explore the zoo and make sustainable art at various Meow Wolf maker stations.

READ: Meow Wolf and The Denver Zoo team up for Zooscovery Maker Day

Meow Wolf Origin Story: Viewing Party

Photo courtesy of Denver Zoo on Facebook

When: August 8, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 60 tickets here

The low point: Denver Zoo is hosting a Meow Wolf Origin Story: Viewing Party. The documentary offers an in-depth look at the beginnings of Meow Wolf and the essential role that George RR Martin played in the bloom of the collective. After the screening, enjoy cocktails at a bar and free appetizers.

Biennial celebration weekend

Photo courtesy of Woods Boss Brewing on Facebook

When: August 9, 12 noon – 12 noon

Where: Woods Boss Brewing, 2210 California St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Woods Boss Brewing presents its biennial celebration weekend. The event features three days of craft beer tapping, live music, collaborations, and more. You can help Woods Boss achieve two years of success while raising a glass.

Midnight Madness

Photo courtesy of Landmark’s Esquire Theater on Facebook

When: August 9-10, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theater, 590 Downing St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 9.50 tickets here

The low point: The Esquire Theater in Landmark is home to Midnight Madness. The event will feature The Dark Crystal – a magical film directed by Muppets creator Jim Henson and co-director Frank Oz. The film follows Jen on a journey to find a missing shard of the Dark Crystal.

Don’t tell Denver

Photo courtesy of Don’t Tell Comedy on Facebook

When: August 9, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Secret location

Costs: Buy $ 20- $ 30 tickets here

The low point: Don’t Tell Comedy presents Don’t Tell Denver, a comedy show held in a secret location in the city of Denver. This Friday you can laugh at hilarious sets anywhere in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. You will find out the location by email on the day of the show after purchasing your ticket.

Wanderlust 108

Photo courtesy of Wanderlust on Facebook

When: August 10-11

Where: Great Lawn Park, 101 Yosemite St., Denver

Costs: Free – $ 99 tickets are available here

The low point: Get your yogi at Wanderlust 108. The event offers a mindful triathlon – composed of a 5 km run or walk, a yoga session with a live DJ and a guided meditation at the end. During the festival, you can explore a market full of vendors for two days, immerse yourself in yoga flows, get zen at sound baths, and much more.

Brick Fest Live

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When: August 10-11

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Avenue, Denver Den

Costs: $ 17.50 – $ 39.99 Buy tickets here

The low point: Denver Mart presents Brick Fest Live. The event features a two day convention dedicated to LEGOs. All weekend long, you can find all the LEGO creations you can think of, build your own masterpieces, buy merch, and more.

The Goonies’ 80s Tribute

Photo courtesy of Ophelia on Facebook

When: August 10, 9 p.m.

Where: Ophelias, 1215 20th St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 14- $ 27 tickets here

The low point: Ophelias hosts The Goonies’ 80s Tribute. The event offers an evening to party to trendy 80s music from DJs. You can dress up in your favorite 80s clothes or as a Goonies character to match the theme of the night.

Bacchanal x Denver

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: August 10-11

Where: The Source Hotel, 3330 Brighton Blvd., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 15 tickets here

The low point: The Source Hotel presents Bacchanal x Denver. The event spans two days of New Orleans with food and drink from Chef Alon Shaya and Chef Joaquin Rodas. You can jam to live music, enjoy 25+ wine variations, and more throughout the experience.

Denver Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival

Photo courtesy of the 2019 Denver Sloan Lake Art And Music Festival on Facebook

When: August 10-11

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, S. 1700 Sheridan Blvd., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: The Denver Sloan’s Lake Art & Music Festival is held in Sloan’s Lake Park. The event features two days of live music from musicians such as Soda Blue, Hazel Miller, and Doc & Kit, a judged art show, and more. You can explore a variety of art vendors, eat snacks, and get smart during the festival.

Bierstadt turns 3

Photo courtesy of Bierstadt Lagerhaus Instagram.

When: August 10, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Bierstadt Storehouse, 2875 Blake St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Celebrate three years of business and brewing beer during the Bierstadt Turns 3. The event features a party for the three year anniversary of the Bierstadt Lagerhaus with live music from the Badda Boom Brass Band, light lager, games and more. You can also give away a free beer for two years.

8th anniversary party

Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: August 10, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Denver Beer Co. is holding its 8th anniversary party. The event offers a block party with live music, food from food trucks, beer flow and a very special beer release. The release is a Queen Yum Yum – a rasberry kolsch matured in red wine in the barrel, the queen of the Princess Yum Yum brew.

Tiki party in Colfax Cove

Photo courtesy of Cerebral Brewing on Facebook

When: August 10, 12 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Cerebral Brows, 1477 Monroe St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Cerebral Brewing is hosting a tiki party in Colfax Cove. The event features a transformation of the patio and parking lot into a tropical paradise with lounge chairs, tiki decor, inflatable pools, and more. Enjoy beer drinks with umbrellas, rock yourself to music from The Royal Aces Surf Band, and enjoy bites from Ohana Grille while soaking up the sun.

Hops in the hangar

Photo courtesy of Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Facebook

When: August 10, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 35 tickets here

The low point: The Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum houses hops in the hangar. The event features a beer festival with unlimited tastings from 15+ local breweries, live music from the band Mama Magnolia, and more. You can dine from Ron & Zos Brotha’s Most Wanted BBQ and Toby’s New Orleans Po’boys while sipping a brew.

Jagged Mountain Brewery 5K

Photo courtesy of the Colorado Brewery Running Series on Facebook

When: 11 August 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 1139 20th St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 35- $ 40 tickets here

The low point: The Colorado Brewery Running Series hosts the Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery 5k. You can work up a sweat on the 5 km run or go for a walk with beer lovers alike and later receive a free beer and a collector’s pint glass. Colorado Brewery Running Series helps local nonprofits so you know you’re running for a good cause.

thrift

Photo courtesy of Thrift-Con on Facebook

When: August 11, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 5- $ 12 tickets here

The low point: Buy vintage and rare collectibles at ThriftCon. There are tons of local vendors to shop for and find the best vintage items to add to your collections. If you bring five items of clothing to donate, you will receive a free ThriftCon T-shirt. The clothing campaign will benefit the Denver Rescue Mission.

Mr. Brunchside

Photo courtesy of Ophelias on Facebook

When: August 11, 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where: Ophelias, 1215 20th St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Ophelia’s host Mr. Brunchside. The event features a brunch with an Indie Rock 2000s and The Killers tribute theme. You can enjoy a brunch menu, enjoy drinks, and jam to music from DJs Boyhollow and Tower of Lipgloss while watching live painting by Jher451 from Landmark Tattooing. Reservations are expressly desired. Make yours by calling 303.993.8023 or online here.

Donut Dash

Denver skyline over the city park in autumn

When: August 11, 8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: City Park, 1700 York St., Denver

Costs: $ 30- $ 50 register here

The low point: Lace up your sneakers for the Donut Dash. The event features a 5 and 10 km runs around Denver ‘City Park followed by a sweet hug of donuts. During the race you can whet your appetite and at the finish you can look forward to fresh donuts, a finisher medal, a logo T-shirt, dealers for shopping and more.

Mark your calendar

Zabiti: An immersive circus adventure

When: August 25, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E. 39th Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 65- $ 250 tickets available here

303 Magazine Pool Party ’19

When: August 25, 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Costs: $ 20- $ 50 tickets available here

NATIV Anniversary White Party

When: August 31, 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Where: NATIV Lounge & Hotel, 1612 Wazee St., Denver

Costs: $ 20 when joining RSVP here

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