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

Denver has some cool events on its schedule this week. Start by chilling out during Keep The Glass Returns and grabbing some popcorn for the movies at Attimo. Whatever the week has in store for you, take a look at this recap of what’s happening in Denver.

Monday July 13th

Keep the glass returned

Photo courtesy of Stem Ciders on Facebook

When: July 13, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Denver

Costs: USD 12 per person

The lowdown: Stem Ciders is celebrating the return of their Keep The Glass program. You can stop by (or two) salted cucumber musts in the cider garden and save the jar for just $ 12.

Clay hand building gnome

Photo courtesy of Ceramics in the City on Facebook

When: July 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Pottery in the City, 5214 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: Get $ 30 tickets here

The lowdown: Build your own little gnome during a Clay Hand Building Gnome class. You can use tools, stamps, and more with the instructions of a ceramic worker.

Tuesday July 14th

Live art auction

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: July 14, 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m.

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

Costs: Free RSVP here

The lowdown: Spectra Art Space is holding a Live Art Auction. You can join on Facebook or Instagram to buy art from artists such as Barb Martinez, Mel CK, and Sergio Martinez. A portion of the proceeds will go to local artists and the Spectra Art Space programs.

Bastille day

Photo courtesy of Alliance Française de Denver on Facebook

When: July 14, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Allianz Française de Denver, 571 Galapago St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Alliance Française de Denver presents Bastille Day. You can celebrate the French holiday with a Zoom Party with trivia, concerts, prizes and more.

Wednesday 15th July

Summer wine tour class

Photo courtesy of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts on Facebook

When: July 15, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave., Denver

Costs: Get $ 99 tickets here

The lowdown: The Cook Street School of Culinary Arts is hosting the Summer Wine Tour Class. You can learn more about wine-based cocktails like a white wine mojito, an aperol spritz, and a white porter spritzer.

Virtual beer and pizza pairing

Photo courtesy of Denver Beer Co. on Facebook

When: July 15, 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 60 tickets here

The lowdown: Denver Beer Co. is partnering with Lucky Pie Pizza to give your oven a workout with a beer and pizza pairing. You can join a guided casserole and taste with brewer Jason Buehler and pizza chef Sam Reed during a Facebook live stream.

Mixed tastes: at home

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: Wednesdays from July 15th from 7pm to 8.30pm

Where: On-line

Costs: Free RSVP here

The lowdown: The Denver Center for the Performing Arts partners with the Museum of Denver Contemporary Art Denver for Mixed Tastes: At Home. The virtual event offers a summer series with six different free tag team lectures every Wednesday evening.

Thursday July 16

Acoustic soul + live art installation

Photo courtesy of Nurture on Facebook

When: July 16, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Donation-based, register here

The lowdown: Nurture hosts Acoustic Soul + Live Art Installation to raise funds for Elijah McClain’s family. You can hear performances by Vince Johnson, see art live by Juliette Hemingway, and more.

Remember death

Photo courtesy of Grapefruit Lab on Facebook

When: July 16, 8.30 p.m. – 9.45 p.m.

Where: Grapefruit Lab, The intersection of 27th St. & Arapahoe St., The Savoy Denver, 2700 Arapahoe St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Grapefruit Lab is partnering with Theater Artibus to explore the five stages of grief with Memento Mori. You can see actress Julie Rada play with each stage during a 75-minute act.

Black is nice beer release

Photo courtesy of Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery on Facebook

When: July 16, 12 noon – 10 p.m.

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

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery is partnering with Weathered Souls Brewing Co. to celebrate diversity with a Black is Beautiful Beer Release. You can sip the stout, which has notes of chocolate, raspberries and root shoot malting malts.

How about a can of wine?

Photo courtesy of Call to Arms Brewing Company on Facebook

When: July 16, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Call the Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Call to Arms Brewing Company pours a can for fifth anniversary during How ‘Bout a Can of Wine? You can grab a 12-ounce can of red wine-puncheon-sour wine hybrid, which is made from 50% Sangiovese grapes with notes of strawberries, soft vanilla, and more. Pre-orders start on July 13th at 12 noon.

Friday 17th July

Molly Brown’s 153rd birthday

Photo courtesy of the Molly Brown House Museum

When: July 17, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Molly Brown House Museum, Pennsylvania St. 1340, Denver

Costs: $ 50- $ 150 get tickets here

The lowdown: Celebrate with lovers of local history during a virtual 153rd birthday party from Molly Brown. You can see live performances by Neyla Pekarek, cocktail creations by Veronika Hinke, and more. Proceeds from the event will go to the Molly Brown House Museum.

Lost City live

Photo courtesy of Lost City on Facebook

When: July 17th, 6.30pm – 10pm

Where: Lost City, 3459 Ringsby Ct., Denver

Costs: $ 50- $ 200 get tickets here

The lowdown: Lost City presents Lost City Live. The outdoor deck is where you can enjoy live music from Other Black and Jess Parsons while you relax on a summer night.

Art walk

Photo courtesy of The Co-op on Facebook on 1st

When: July 17, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: The Cooperative on 1st, 5045 W. 1st Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Co-op at 1st expands your art collection with an Art Walk. During the outdoor celebration, you can purchase artwork from local artists such as ClayLove, Simply Sophie, Botanical Touch, and others.

Sloan’s Lake Farm & Flea

Sloan’s lake. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: July 17, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Sloans Lake Tap and Burger, 565 N. Raleigh St. # 100, Denver

Costs: Free

The lowdown: During Sloan’s Lake Farm & Flea, discover local vendors selling fresh, sustainably grown produce, baked goods, farm produce, and more. You can shop in person – while adhering to social distancing rules or pick up here by the roadside.

Saturday 18th July

Edgewater Public Market Brunch

Photo courtesy Edgewater Public Market

When: July 18-19, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Edgewater Public Market, 5505 W. 20th Ave., Edgewater

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Make your morning a little better with the start of the Edgewater Public Market Brunch. During the new weekend brunch series, you can sip Bloody Marys, enjoy breakfast burritos and pizzas, and much more.

Human currency

Photo courtesy of Leon on Facebook

When: July 18, 7 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Leon Art Gallery, 1112 E. 17th Ave., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Research the issues related to racial equality during human currency. The exhibition, created by artist Jasmine Abena Colgan, looks at the slave trade of the Black Live Matter movement using sculptures, objects and photographs during the installation.

Sloan’s Lake Summer Bazaar

Photo courtesy Eventbrite

When: July 18-19

Where: Sloans Lake Tap and Burger, 565 N. Raleigh St. # 100, Denver

Costs: Get $ 5 – $ 20 tickets here

The lowdown: Support local businesses during a Sloan’s Lake Summer Bazaar. During the outdoor market event, you can shop, enjoy local beers and much more from over 50 local vendors.

Bloodies and Bluegrass

Photo courtesy of Mile High Spirits – Denver’s Distillery on Facebook

When: July 18, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Mile High Spirits – Tasting Room, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: Sit back and jam during bloodies and bluegrass. Mile High Spirits is hosting an afternoon of $ 20 Bloody Marys, bites from Chicken Rebel, and live music from Ghost Town Drifters on the patio.

Songs of freedom

Aerial view of Denver's Civic Center Park

Photo courtesy of Denver’s Civic Center Park Facebook

When: July 18, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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

Costs: Free

The lowdown: Team up with like-minded people during the Songs of Freedom. The event protests against the inequality of minorities with the use of music in the Greek amphitheater in the Civic Center Park.

Tasting weekend for Nordic gold and ancient alchemists

Photo by Giacomo Di Franco

When: July 18-19

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

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse presents a tasting weekend for Nordic gold and ancient alchemists. You can try the two new spirits in cocktails, enjoy food, enjoy live music and much more. You can also grab freebies during the launch.

Sunday 19th July

Sophie’s Ice Cream Social

Photo courtesy Lauren Feder Rosenberg

When: July 19th

Where: Different places

Costs: Donations are welcome here

The lowdown: Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with Sophie’s Ice Cream Social. They can grab a scoop of ice cream during their delicious vacation and raise funds for Sophie’s Neighborhood – a nonprofit founded by Hosea and Lauren Feder Rosenberg to find a cure for their daughter’s illness.

READ: Top Chef Hosea Rosenberg hosts an Ice Cream Day fundraiser to save his daughter’s life

Cinema at the moment

Photo courtesy of Attimo Wine on Facebook

When: July 19, 9pm – 11pm

Where: Attimo Wine, 2246 Larimer St., Denver

Costs: Free RSVP here

The lowdown: Enjoy a summer evening in the Attimo cinema. You can see a handful of dollars on the terrace of the Attimo wine while enjoying special movie bites throughout the tour.

Do you want this list before anyone else?

Mark your calendar

Hyphen-American: A series of talks with Naghem Swade

When: July 21, 6 p.m.

Where: Denver Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver

Costs: Free tickets available here

2nd anniversary celebration

When: July 25, 12 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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

Costs: $ 15 tickets available here

2020 Whiskey Throwdown and Donut Showdown

When: July 25, 2 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: 3881 Steele St., Denver

Costs: $ 45- $ 65 tickets are available here

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