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

There are a few artistic events on the program in Denver this week. Start it off with something tasty during Denver Food Waste Week and end it with art at the LandMark Outdoor Exhibition. Wherever the week takes you, take a look at this recap of what’s going on in Denver.

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

Wednesday April 14th

Denver Food Waste Week

Photo courtesy Imperfect Foods.

When: April 14-17

Where: You can find various locations here

Costs: Different prices

The lowdown: Imperfect Foods partners with New Belgium Brewing for Denver Food Waste Week. The week aims to address food waste in local restaurants with reclaimed products or food from Imperfect Foods that would have been wasted instead. A percentage of sales go to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

Women + film festival

Photo courtesy of Denver Film on Facebook

When: April 14-18

Where: On-line

Costs: Different prices here

The lowdown: Denver Film presents the Women + Film Festival. The festival offers a six day celebration for filmmakers and women in the cinema. During the virtual festival, you can watch documentaries, stories from women and more.

A day for the child on Wednesday

Photo courtesy of Raise the Future

When: April 14th

Where: Online, CBS4 and KBCO

Costs: Free, more information here

The lowdown: Raise the Future is organizing a day for the child on Wednesday together with 97.3 KBCO. You can listen to CBS4 and 97.3 KBCO to learn about Colorado foster children available for adoption, success stories and more, and the opportunity to donate to the cause.

Live stream with Chloe Davis

Photo courtesy Eventbrite

When: April 14, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Tune in to a live stream with Chloe Davis. The stream will discuss Davis’ new book The Queens’ English, Davis’ Career, and more. You can also take part in a Q&A afterwards.

Indigenous film: Putuparri and the rainmakers

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

When: April 14, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science, together with the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management and the Denver American Indian Commission, presents the indigenous film Putuparri and the Rainmakers. The event offers a discussion with director Nicole Ma about the film. Make sure to watch the movie before discussing it.

Nathan Hall: Annual Researcher

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: April 14, 12 noon

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 5 – $ 15 register here

The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present Nathan Hall: Year Explorer. The event takes a look at Hall’s audio installation Soundscape 2020 currently taking place at the museum. The program will examine and deconstruct the installation and the parts on which it is based.

Thursday April 15th

Dealing with freedom

Art by Ana Maria Hernando

When: April 15 – May 2

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

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Immerse yourself in the works of artist Ana María Hernando during the Handle With Freedom exhibition. The exhibition, curated by Ellen Bruss, examines how we as an audience experience art in museum exhibitions.

Octopus Initiative Lottery

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: April 15, 11 a.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: The Octopus Initiative Lottery is your chance to win amazing contemporary art and expand your art collections. The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is running the free entry lottery to grab works by local artists.

Friday April 16

Skins naked yoga

Photo courtesy Urban Sanctuary Denver on Facebook

When: April 16, 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Municipal Sanctuary, 2745 Welton St., Denver

Costs: You can register different prices here

The lowdown: Stretch out and take off a few layers during a Skins Naked Yoga session. The yoga course for women only, led by Havanna Stegner, aims to immerse yourself in self-acceptance, vulnerability and empowerment.

End of the season after the affair

Photo courtesy of Fireside at Five on Facebook

When: April 16, 8 p.m.

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver

Costs: $ 35- $ 40 tickets are available here

The lowdown: Fireside at Five is organizing an après affair at the end of the season together with Ski House. You can celebrate it with sets from Golden, Chris Cauldron, Soul Atomic, Funk Hunk, and others while dressing up in vintage ski outfits.

Venezuelan Soup Days

Photo courtesy Comal Heritage Food Incubator

When: April 16

Where: Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Ringsby Ct. # 105, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Comal Heritage Food Incubator presents Venezuelan Soup Days. Every Friday through April 30th you can try a new Venezuelan or South American soup. This Friday, Sopa de Pollo with Arepa de Maiz is offered. Part of the profit goes to the Resource Center of the Focus Points Family. Create your order here.

Lost City live

Photo courtesy Eventbrite

When: April 16, 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

Where: North Terrace of the Lost City River, 3459 Ringsby Ct., Denver

Costs: $ 25- $ 200 get tickets here

The lowdown: Rock out to King Cardinal and Grace Clark jams all evening during Lost City Live. The live music event series is back for the season with performances on the terrace for a relaxing night.

Coffee Chat: An American COVID-19 Memorial

Photo courtesy of the Biennale of the Americas

When: April 16, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: The Biennale of the Americas is hosting a coffee chat: An American COVID-19 plaque. During the virtual panel you can hear from speakers such as Arielle Julia Brown from Monument Lab, Maria Paz Gaviria from ARTBO, artist and curator Derrick Velasquez and Jen Delos Reyes from Open Engagement.

Saturday 17th April

Eli Theo Band Live

Photo courtesy of the Poka Lola Social Club

When: April 17, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Elders St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Poka Lola Social Club continues its live music series with Eli Theo Band Live. This Saturday you can jam to a live performance by the Eli Theo Band – a band consisting of Eli Theo, Brenne Schedler and Elliot Elder. You can enjoy a cocktail and delight in sweet melodies.

Caught in reverie

Art by Dan Drossman

When: April 17th – June 20th

Where: The Waiting Room Gallery, 3258 Larimer St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Artist Dan Drossman is partnering with Waiting Room Gallery to present the Caught in Reverie exhibition. The exhibition shows works by W. Max Thomason, Adam Krüger, Mick Burson and Dan Drossman.

An evening with Maggie Rose

Photo by Luke Crosby

When: April 17, 5 p.m.

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

Costs: Get $ 200 tickets here

The lowdown: Dine with Maggie Rose at an omakase-style feast of wine and cocktails during an evening. To the[a]The ged restaurant hosts the four-course menu with a musical performance by Rose for the perfect atmosphere.

Aurora Polar Plunge & 5K

Photo courtesy Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Colorado on Facebook

When: April 17, 9 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Where: Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Rd., Aurora

Costs: $ 45- $ 120 register here

The lowdown: Take a cool bath or sweat it out during the Aurora Polar Plunge & 5k. You can take a dip in the Aurora Reservoir and later walk 3 miles to raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado.

303 Roller Neon TikTok Party

When: April 17, 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

Where: Roller City Lakewood, 6803 W. Alameda Ave. Lakewood

Costs: Get $ 25-50 tickets here

The lowdown: Join us this Saturday for a night on the ice rink at Roller City Lakewood. Come on in your best neon gear and practice your best moves for an evening of fun. Tickets include three-hour entry to the party, ice skate rentals (or bring your own), and music by Walt White of Breaking Bad Music.

Northside Market

Photo courtesy of Monkey Barrel on Facebook

When: April 17, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Shop during a Northside Market on site. The market features a variety of local Latin American vendors selling food, music, and more for a fresh Saturday afternoon.

Sunday April 18th

Oh Golly Dumpling Pop-Up

Photo courtesy of Oh Golly Dumplings on Facebook

When: April 18, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Fox Run Cafe, 3550 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Different prices here

The lowdown: Grab some hearty dumplings during an Oh Golly Dumpling Pop-Up. The Fox Run Cafe hosts the pop-up with bites from Oh Golly Dumpling, cocktails from The Family Jones, and a dessert from the cafe for a sweet finish. You can take the dumplings with you or with your meal.

LandMark Outdoor Exhibition

Photo courtesy Lakewood Heritage, Culture & Arts

When: April 18 – October 18

Where: Different locations, Lakewood

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Take a tour of Lakewood and explore the LandMark Outdoor Exhibition. The exhibition is inspired by the environment and uses the surrounding communities to connect people through art. More information can be found here.

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Mark your calendar

Virtual Keith Haring: Witness: AIDS & Activism

When: April 21, 12 noon

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Seeing differently: the art of communicating climate change

When: April 22, 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Earth Day Seed Giveaway

When: April 22-23

Where: Different places

Costs: Register here for free

Eat for life

When: April 23 – May 2

Where: You can find various locations here

Costs: Different prices

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