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

There are some delightful events on the program in Denver this week. Start by getting literary at the Denver7 Book Club and finish by having a nice swig at the Nectar Jones Launch. Wherever the week takes you, take a look at this recap of what’s going on in Denver.

Monday 17th May

Denver7 Book Club

Photo by Brittany Werges

When: May 17, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free RSVP here

The lowdown: Get your literary genius during the Denver7 Book Club. You can discuss Min Jin Lee’s pachinko with host Lisa and the Denver7 talent team in May.

WeCAN Running Club

Photo courtesy of Seedstock Brewery on Facebook

When: May 17, 6:30 p.m.

Where: Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Sweat it out in the WeCAN Running Club. The club meets at the Seedstock Brewery for a run around Sloan’s Lake and then for a buy-one-get-one brew for refreshment on the terrace.

Open the Mike Comedy Show

Photo courtesy of Chuck Roy on Facebook

When: May 17, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 10- $ 25 tickets here

The lowdown: Let yourself be laughed at by sets of local comedians and witty commentary from host, professional comedian and television writer Mike Langworthy. The Open Mike virtual comedy show will keep you giggling all night while you are cozy at home.

Pop up in the park

Photo courtesy of Sound Off Co on Facebook

When: May 17, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Sloans Lake, 22nd Ave. and Stuart St., Denver

Costs: Get $ 15- $ 20 tickets here

The lowdown: Curl up in Sloan’s Lake Park with the help of instructor Eric Wimert while DJ Artisan Jones pumps out the beats through wireless LED headphones. Sound Off Colorado is hosting the Pop Up in the Park series of outdoor yoga and bar classes.

Tuesday May 18th

Logan Lecture: Migration, Diaspora and Displacement

Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: May 18, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 15 tickets here

The lowdown: The Denver Art Museum presents “Logan Lecture: Migration, Diaspora and Displacement”. The lecture offers a panel discussion with the artists Hew Locke, Suchitra Mattai and Shirin Neshat, moderated by Dr. Saloni Mathur.

Cider & sides

Photo courtesy of Stem Cider’s RiNo Taproom on Facebook

When: May 18, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Sti Cider’s RiNo Taproom, 2811 Walnut St., Denver

Costs: $ 26- $ 28 get tickets here

The lowdown: Look forward to four sweet, freshly baked cupcakes that go perfectly with four cider with a light taste at Ciders & Sides. Stem Ciders works with Mermaids Bakery on the flavourful pairing.

Look carefully online

Art by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick “Melora”. Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: May 18, 1 p.m. – 1.45 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Take some time to do some art during Mindful Looking Online. This Tuesday you can look deeper into the play Melora by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.

Sake and chocolate candy pairing

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: May 18, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St., Denver

Costs: Get $ 20 tickets here

The lowdown: Colorado Sake Co. partners with Colorado Cocoa Pod for a combination of sake and chocolate candy. You can enjoy a tasting flight of four sakes and four handcrafted chocolate bonbons for a sweet treat.

Wednesday 19th May

Writing through Sorrow with Maia Ruth Lee

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: May 19, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 85 tickets available here

The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is partnering with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop to co-host Writing Through Grief with Maia Ruth Lee. The workshop deals with asemic writing to reflect on grief and past events.

Digital earth: oceans

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

When: May 19, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Costs: $ 10 tickets available here

The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents “Digital Earth Oceans”. With the guidance of geologist Bob Raynolds and space science curator Ka Chun Yu, take a tour of the largest reefs, the ocean floor, and more. In the session, you will learn how the tectonic plates shaped the world.

SCFD day off

At the Clyfford Still Museum. Photo by James Florio.

When: May 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Costs: Free entry here

The lowdown: The Clyfford Still Museum is working with the SCFD (Scientific and Cultural Facilities District) to host an SCFD Free Day. You can take a day to explore the galleries with no entry fee through timed allotments.

Thursday May 20th

Biennial of the Americas Memorial Project: Healing Through Art

Photo courtesy of the Minister of Culture on Facebook

When: May 20, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Make a statement and attend the Biennial of the Americas Memorial Project: Healing Through Art. You can submit artwork to be added to the June virtual exhibition. The artwork must be submitted by May 31st.

Los Mochochetes at Raices Brewing Co.

Photo courtesy of Colorful Colorado Collaborations on Facebook

When: May 20, 7 p.m.

Where: Raices Brewing Company, 2060 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Colorful Colorado Collaborations presents Los Mocochetes at Raices Brewing Co. The two got together for an evening of beer and music. You can enjoy a lemon-flavored Revolución brew while enjoying Los Mocochetes’ new single tacos.

Annual neighborhood swap

Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: May 20, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co., 2325 S. Downing St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Denver Beer Co. hosts its annual neighborhood swap. You can grab one of 100 traditional hop rhizomes to grow in your own garden for free during the swap day.

Friday May 21st

Strange Craft turns 11

Photo courtesy of the Strange Craft Beer Company on Facebook

When: May 21-22

Where: Strange Craft Beer Company, 1330 Zuni St. Unit M, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Cheers to 11 years in business as Strange Craft Turns 11. The brewery is celebrating with two days of collaboration, live music, food trucks and of course a constant flow of beer.

Saturday May 22nd

Bacon and beer classics

Photo courtesy of Bacon and Beer Classic on Facebook

When: May 22, 1 p.m.

Where: Kennedy Golf Course, 10500 E. Hampden Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 59-79 tickets are available here

The lowdown: Soak in crispy bacon as you enjoy a cool brew during the Denver Bacon and Beer Classic. The bacon-flavored festival is packed with bacon-themed food from local chefs, plus 40+ craft beers to wash them all down for a tasty oasis.

Release party

Photo courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Tasting Room on Facebook

When: May 22, 5 p.m.

Where: Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Mile High Spirits presents a release party. You can join the release of Fireside’s annual four-strength barrel bourbon along with the weekly cocktail guide, Twist and Tailor Whiskey. The evening features cocktails, bluegrass music, food, discounts on glassware, and more.

Denver Beer Co Ninth Annual Beer Bacon Coffee Fest

Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: May 22-23

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

Costs: $ 25- $ 50 get tickets here

The lowdown: Start your Saturday morning with breakfast and a brew at Denver Beer Co.’s Beer Bacon Coffee Fest. Ticket price includes coffee, a breakfast burrito, bacon, and a souvenir mug for your morning brew (the hop type, of course).

Lining 5 years anniversary

Photo courtesy of Forage on Facebook

When: May 22, 9 a.m.

Where: Lining, 4416 Yates St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Forage celebrates its fifth anniversary. All day long, decorate your home with anniversary sale plants, freebies, and ice cream from Em’s Ice Cream Truck.

Sunday 23rd May

World Turtle Day

Photo courtesy Downtown Aquarium – Denver on Facebook

When: May 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: Downtown Aquarium – Denver, 700 Water St., Denver

Costs: Tickets start at $ 23.50 here

The lowdown: Downtown Aquarium – Denver honors all things turtles during World Turtle Day. You can explore the aquarium, learn about different turtles, and even meet some of the shelled creatures.

Launch of Nectar Jones

Photo courtesy of The Family Jones on Facebook

When: May 23, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Grow + Gather, 900 E. Hampden Ave., Denver

Costs: Get $ 80 tickets here

The lowdown: The Jones Family hosts the Nectar Jones Launch. You can grab a bottle of Nectar Jones, sip drinks, enjoy bites, and participate in a silent auction during the launch. The proceeds from the bottle and event winnings will benefit Warren Tech, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Colorado State Beekeepers Association.

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Mark your calendar

Science and nature book club

When: May 25, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Virtual laugh at your craft

When: May 26, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free – $ 12 tickets available here

60 minutes in space

When: May 26, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

Mile High Flea Market Free entry Friday

When: May 28, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mile High Flea Market, 3rd Ave. between L St. and K St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

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