21 issues to do in actual life and sensible this week in Denver

Denver has some bold events planned for this week. Start by spotting some wild animals during Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks and end it with a nice sip with a Fast Bluegrass Brunch. Whatever the week has in store for you, take a look at this roundup of what’s happening in Denver.

Monday, August 24th

Nature combines art with LEGO bricks

Photo courtesy Denver Zoo

When: August 24th – October 31st

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver

Costs: Free with $ 20 general admission here

The low point: During Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks, discover a variety of animals made from LEGOS. The artist Sean Kenney filled the Denver Zoo with life-size and larger-than-life animal and plant sculptures made of LEGO bricks.

Colorado Vibes Vol.5

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: August 24 – September 13

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway, Denver

Costs: Buy $ 10 tickets here

The low point: Spectra Art Space returns with the Colorado Vibes art exhibition. The fifth annual event showcases more than 50 local artists offering a variety of mediums including painting, photography, and fashion. You can explore a salon-style exhibit and support local artists.

Tuesday, August 25th

60 minutes in space

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

When: August 25, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents 60 Minutes in Space. The event features an evening to learn about the science of space through images, animations and more. You can hear from astrobiologist and research scientist Graham Lau of the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science about new developments in exploration and space innovations.

Drop in online writing

Photo courtesy of the Denver Art Museum on Facebook

When: August 25, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The low point: The Denver Art Museum is hosting an online Drop-In Writing session. You can practice your writing skills during the writing session led by Theresa Rozul Knowles from the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

Apple cider & side dishes

Photo courtesy of Stem Ciders on Facebook

When: August 25, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

Costs: Buy $ 26- $ 28 tickets here

The low point: Satisfy your sweet tooth with a combination of cider and side dishes. You can sip four different apple wines brewed by Stem Ciders while enjoying four freshly baked cupcakes created by Mermaids Bakery.

Wednesday, August 26th

Outdoor yoga

Photo courtesy of The River Yoga on Facebook

When: August 26, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: Civic Center Park, Colfax Ave. and Bannock St., Denver

Costs: $ 10 register here

The low point: The River Yoga hosts outdoor yoga. You can take a deep breath and stretch out on the Great Lawn in Civic Center Park during a one-hour session with an instructor. Be sure to wear a mask and bring water and a mat.

Courage Club

Photo courage club courage on Facebook

When: August 26, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: 4353 Tennyson St., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 22 tickets here

The low point: Learn some new coping tools and build a better you at the Courage Club. The event is a session that will help you find better ways to address personal, social, or other fears in an open and relaxed environment.

Music in the clouds

Photo courtesy of Halcyon, a Cherry Creek hotel on Facebook

When: August 26, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Sway to sweet melodies during Music in the Clouds. Halcyon will moderate the musical event with a performance by Tatanka – a group that combines dub music with reggae.

Thursday, August 27th

Summer nights outdoor film series

Photo by Giacomo Di Franco

When: August 27, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Costs: Buy $ 5 tickets here

The low point: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse is hosting a Summer Nights Outdoor Movie Series. Grab a chair or blanket for a socially distant look at the hit movie The Big Lebowski. The proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Big City Mountaineers.

3x beer release

Photo courtesy of Novel Strand Brewing Company on Facebook

When: August 27, 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Novel Strand Brewing Company, 305 1st Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Sip a cool brew to escape the heat during a 3x beer release. The Novel Strand Brewing Company presents a release of three different beers, the Down Is On The Come-Up Vol.2, the Eau de Cologne and the Nitwit.

Friday, August 28th

Denver Beer Cos Bike-In Movie Night

Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co. on Facebook

When: August 28, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: Canworks, 4455 Jason St., Denver

Costs: Tickets worth $ 20 are available here

The low point: Denver Beer Co. teams up with Canworks for a Bike-In Movie Night. You can peddle to Canworks for an outside tour of The Goonies. The ticket price includes one free beer per person. There will also be food trucks on site offering snacks for sale.

Mockery’s First Can Release

Photo courtesy of Mockery Brewing on Facebook

When: August 28, 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Mocking Brows, 3501 Delgany St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Mockery Brewing presents its very first can release. You can jump into the action and grab a can of Rock the F * ck on Forever IPA with notes of Amarillo, Citra, and Rakau hops. The box is provided with label art by the artist Jef Kopp.

Denver Solidarity March

Photo courtesy of Denver’s Civic Center Park on Facebook

When: August 28, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Meet with others to have your voice heard during a solidarity march in Denver. The march celebrates the 57th anniversary of the first March on Washington in 1963 under the direction of Martin Luther King Jr.

Last Friday in the dairy block

Photo courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: August 28, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: Dairy Block presents an art walk on Final Friday. You can browse works by young artists during a Little Legends exhibition created in collaboration with IRL art and Rob the Art Museum. You can also see live art performances throughout the evening, jam to beats from DJs, and more. Make sure you bring school and art supplies to donate to the Fairview Elementary in Denver.

Colorcon 2020 – Vision

Photo courtesy of Colorcon on Facebook

When: August 28, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Colorcon, back alley 1112 Broadway, Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: Colorcon is back for the second year in a row. This year’s theme is Vision, giving local artists an opportunity to express how they envision the future of the city, the future of everyone who works together, and the future of street art.

Saturday 29th August

Denver Beer Festival

Photo courtesy Eventbrite on Facebook

When: August 29, 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 35- $ 45 tickets available here

The low point: Raise a glass for the Denver Beer Festival. The festival goes virtual this year with the chance to sample 10 local and regional beers in your own home, as well as participate in interactive games, band gigs and more throughout the night.

The Denver Box

Photo courtesy of The Denver Box on Facebook

When: 29th August

Where: Morin, 1600 15th Street, Denver

Costs: Buy $ 100 tickets here

The low point: Take a day off from cooking and support some local organizations while you grab The Denver Box. The Denver Box has a selection of chicken and vegetable kebabs, saffron rice, ash’kara dips with pita chips, and more, all with a golden colada to wash off. The box profits will benefit the Lion Project, Spero Recovery Center, and many other local restaurants and businesses.

TEDxMileHigh: RISE

Photo courtesy of TEDxMileHigh on Facebook

When: August 29, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The low point: Learn from others and broaden your horizons during TEDxMileHigh: RISE. The event explores new ideas that have emerged in the fields of health, the arts, activism, science, and more. You can hear from different moderators and maybe even bring up new ideas of your own.

10 years have never looked so strange

Photo courtesy of Strange Craft Beer Company on Facebook

When: August 29, 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Costs: Buy $ 60- $ 320 tickets here

The low point: The Strange Craft Beer Company is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a 10 Years Never Looked So Strange party. You can have two 16-ounce brews, food from the Barrett & Pratt Food Truck, a birthday photo of Dr. Toasting Strangelove and more to the honor of a decade.

Sunday August 30th

People + products

Photo courtesy of Belleview Station on Facebook

When: August 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where: Tap and Burger Belleview, 4910 S Newport St., Denver

Costs: Free answer here

The low point: Explore the weekly People + Produce farmers market. The outdoor market features local and sustainably grown produce, baked goods and other fresh finds within Belleview Station.

Almost bluegrass brunch

Photo courtesy of Station 26 Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: August 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E 38th Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The low point: Station 26 Brewing Co. is hosting a Fast Bluegrass Brunch. You can sip cool Tangerine Cream Beermosas from Station 26 while swaying to mellow beats from Scott and Eve – members of Scott Slay and The Rail – while you dine from Order 26 Food Truck over brunch.

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Mark your calendar

Art & Activism: A Conversation with BIPOC Artists

When: September 2, 6 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Denver Mini Derby

When: September 5, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: Conservatory Green, 8200 E. 49th Pl., Denver

Costs: $ 59- $ 2000 tickets available here

Virtual Broncos 7k

When: September 5-7

Where: On-line

Costs: Free – $ 35 sign up here

Mexican Independence Day Dinner with Beer

When: September 16, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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

Costs: $ 50- $ 240 tickets available here

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