When Denver finally opens, so do the events for the week. Start by exploring the art of dance during The MOVE / ment and end it with a shopping spree at the Highlands Farmer’s Market. Whatever you do When attending in-person events, be mindful of social security by practicing social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands. And don’t forget to tip your server.
Monday June 29th
When: June 29th – July 8th
The lowdown: Colorado Ballet has teamed up with Cleo Parker Robinson for The MOVE / ment. You can experience a virtual performance choreographed and staged by Cleo Parker Robinson that raises awareness of systemic racist injustices and inequalities. The performance will be streamed online for two weeks.
Wanderlust Series Live
When: June 29th – July 3rd
The lowdown: We Are Madeleine moderates the Wonderlust Series Live. The series features various local artists performing at a live stream party for five days. More information here.
COVID– –19th Webinar: Ethics and COVID– –19th
When: June 29, 8:30 a.m.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science Facebook
The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents a COVID– –19th Webinar: Ethics and COVID– –19. You can hear from Matthew Wynia and other experts on ethical issues surrounding the situation.
Colorado Music Festival
When: June 29th – July 30th
Costs: Register here for free
The lowdown: The Colorado Music Festival is going virtual this year. During the online festival, you can listen to and watch music performances by local and international artists. Further information and an event schedule can be found here.
Tuesday June 30th
Layers of inspiration can come off
When: June 30, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Woods Boss Brewing Company, 2210 California St., Denver
The lowdown: The Woods Boss Brewing Company is holding a shift with cans of inspiration. The beer has notes of red berries, lime-citrus fruits and a hint of sweetness. You can go to the tap room to pick up the brew.
Fit + skirt
When: June 30, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: Milk Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver
Costs: Register here for free
The lowdown: Dairy Block works with the Barre Code for Fit + Rock – a socially distant workout. Work up a sweat at The Alley during a 50 minute full body burn session. Make sure you bring your own mat and water to stay hydrated.
A midsummer night jazz
When: June 30th, 7pm
The lowdown: Mile High Freedom Bands present A Midsummer Night’s Jazz. You can jam to swing from a local band during a virtual performance. Donations are welcome here.
Wednesday 1st July
Nari Ward: We, the people
When: July 1st – September 20th
Where: Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver
Costs: Free RSVP here
The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is celebrating a new exhibition – Nari Ward: We the People. The exhibition opening will take place virtually with sets by comedian Janae Burris, a tour of the exhibition, a lecture by Nari about his work and more.
Lost city market
When: Wednesdays, July 1st, 5pm – 8pm – October 28th
Where: TAXI complex near Lost City, 3455 Ringsby Ct., Denver
The lowdown: The Lost City Market takes place in Lost City, the East Denver Food Hub and the Focus Points Family Resource Center. The event is an outdoor farmers market. You can shop at local vendors like Rebel Farm, Comal Heritage Food Incubator, and Mile High Microgreens.
Digital earth: plate technology
When: July 1, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Costs: Get $ 8 tickets here
The lowdown: Learn about the earth’s wild volcanoes, earthquakes, and more during Digital Earth: Plate Techtonics. Geologist Bob Raynolds and space science curator Ka Chun Yu will give you a virtual world tour with information about the continents and tectonic plates.
Thursday July 2nd
Summer film series
When: July 2, 9 a.m. – 11.30 p.m.
Where: Avanti F&B, a collective restaurant, 3200 Pecos St., Denver
The lowdown: Grab a garden chair for an Avanti Summer Movie Series. You can enjoy a free brew and have a bite to eat at Lea Jane’s Hot Chicken and Meta Asian Kitchen while watching Coming to America.
When: July 2, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The lowdown: Share the projects, ideas, and more you’ve worked on during Patterns Projections. The event gives you the opportunity to showcase your work and see the works that others have created during a Zoom meeting. Send your ideas via email [email protected]
Friday 3rd July
Together in hope
When: July 3-4
Where: Youtube and Denver7
The lowdown: The Colorado Symphony and Denver7 present Together in Hope – a virtual concert on the eve of independence. The concert, aired on Denver7 and Youtube, features performances by local musicians, dancers and more. The event raises donations for the Food Bank of the Rockies, Center on Colfax, Center for African American Health, and more.
Sloan’s Lake Farm & Flea
When: July 3, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Sloan’s Lake Tap and Burger
The lowdown: During Sloan’s Lake Farm & Flea, shop from local vendors selling baked goods, fresh, sustainably grown produce, farm produce and more. You can shop in person – while adhering to social distancing rules or pick up here by the roadside.
FERAL as Folk First Friday
When: July 3, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: FERAL Denver, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver
The lowdown: FERAL as Folk First Fridays are back. This summer music has taken the place of films with the world premiere of singer Matthew Henry. Make sure you bring your own seat, drinks, and other comforts.
4th of July weekend
When: July 3-5
Where: ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market St., Denver
Costs: The prices vary
The lowdown: There will be a weekend at the ViewHouse Ballpark this coming July. You can partake in celebrations with beats from DJs, holiday specials, a weekend a la carte brunch, and more. Make your reservations here or by calling 720.878.2015.
Saturday 4th July
The Rise Up Rally
When: July 4th, 5pm – 8pm
Where: Starts at Manual High School, 1700 E. 28th Ave., Denver
The lowdown: Team up with others (while wearing a mask) to speak out against issues of equality, minority rights, and more during the Rise Up Rally. The rally begins at Manual High School.
4th of July celebration
When: 4th July, 4 p.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 54thirty, 1475 California St., Denver
Costs: Free RSVP here
The lowdown: 54. Thirty its annual celebration takes place on July 4th. You can sip specialty cocktails, nibble on a variety of bites, and get spectacular views of the city during the National Day.
Cherry Creek Farmers Market
When: July 4th, 8 am-1pm
Where: Cherry Creek Mall, 3000 E. 1st Ave., Denver
The lowdown: Buy from local brands, farms, bakeries, and more during Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market. You can support local businesses and find some great items in the outdoor market.
Watermelon yeast release
When: July 4th, 12pm – 10pm
Where: Strange Craft Beer Company, 1330 Zuni St. Unit M, Denver
The lowdown: Take a can of cold beer during the watermelon yeast release. The German wheat brew in summer is made with organic watermelon for a fresh taste, perfect for the hot weather. During the entire event you can sip in the beer garden, watch fireworks and much more.
Sunday 5th July
Highlands Farmer’s Market
When: July 5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Highland’s Square, 3489 W. 32nd Ave., Denver
The lowdown: Start your morning shopping at the Highlands Farmer’s Market. You can buy locally grown produce, freshly baked goods, and more at the summer market. Make sure you adhere to socially distant rules and wear a mask.