25 Things To Do in Real Life and Virtually This Weekend in Denver

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Denver has some chill events lined up this week. Kick it off with Fit & Rock and end it with a Sunday funday with Drag Bingo Brunch. Wherever the week leads you, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Wednesday, May 5

Fit & Rock

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: May 5, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Sweat it out at Fit & Rock. Dairy Block returns with its annual workout series starting with an hour-long course with The Barre Code. The class combines barre with a great playlist.

Rick Griffith: Non-Violence & Activism

Photo Courtesy of MCA Denver on Facebook

When: May 5, 5 p.m.

Where: Online 

Cost: $5 – $15 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents Rick Griffith: Non-Violence & Activism. The live stream features a discussion with artist Rick Griffith along with Evan Weissman and Stephen Brackett to explore non-violence and activism in art and in the world.

Cinco de Mayo at Mister Oso x Señor Bear

When: May 5

Where: Mister Oso, 3163 Larimer St., Denver and Senor Bear, 3301 Tejon St., Denver

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Add some spice to your Cinco de Mayo with Mister Oso x Señor Bear. You can munch on Mister Oso tacos along with Señor Bear’s most popular menu items and wash them all down with frozen or house margaritas.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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When: May 5, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Bellota, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Imbibe on cocktails, delight in Mexican food specials and more during a Cinco de Mayo Celebration at Bellota. With every Milagro beverage purchase Bellota will donate $1 to Mi Casa Resource Center.

Cinco de Mayo Raíces: Artístico!

Photo Courtesy of Raices Brewing Co. on Facebook

When: May 5, 8:30 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free reserve your spot here

The Lowdown: Raices Brewing Co. hosts Cinco de Mayo Raíces: Artístico! You can watch Artístico perform live in the taproom while sipping on brews and munching on food from Sabores Flavor food truck.

SOMOS

Photo Courtesy of Museo De Las Americas on Facebook

When: May 5, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Museo De Las Americas presents the opening reception of SOMOS. The exhibition explores domestic violence, healing and resilience with the help of Latina SafeHouse and Art and Color. The reception will also feature a performance from Ballet Folklorico.

Thursday, May 6

Film/Still

Photo by James Dewhirst. Courtesy of Clyfford Still Museum on Facebook

When: May 6, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Clyfford Still Museum hosts Film/Still. You can view short films created by art students from Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU). Each film is three minutes or less and will be streamed on YouTube and in-person.

The Bad Apple Comedy Show

Photo Courtesy of Laugh RiNo Comedy on Facebook

When: May 6, 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get a giggle on during The Bad Apple Comedy Show. You can hear a set from comedian Shanae Ross and hear some witty commentary from host Ryan Bonnell.

Music For Meals

Photo Courtesy of The Preservery

When: May 6, 5:30 – 7 p.m. 

Where: The Preservery, 3040 Blake St. #101, Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Raise funds for The Preservery’s Giving Meals program during Music For Meals. You can jam out to a concert, sip on drinks and delight in a delicious meal while providing a meal for someone in need.

Friday, May 7

First Friday Jazz Hop

Painting of Max Roach by I am Detour. Courtesy of First Friday – Five Points Jazz Hop‎.

When: May 7, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Five Points, 2401 Welton St., Denver

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Take a journey in the Historic Five Points neighborhood during a First Friday Jazz Hop. You can stop in at businesses along Welton Street to listen to wondrous jazz beats from the Purnell Steen & Lejazz Machine for the perfect hop throughout the evening.

First Friday Art Walk

Dairy Block Common Consumption

Photo provided by Dairy Block.

When: May 7, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Dairy Block teams up with Inside Her Studio for a First Friday Art Walk. You can explore Dairy Block Alley filled with local art, live music, pop-up bars and more throughout a relaxing afternoon.

FERAL as Folk First Friday

Photo Courtesy of FERAL on Facebook

When: May 7, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: FERAL Denver, 3936 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: FERAL as Folk First Fridays are back for the season. The summer music series has taken the place of films with the a performance from singer Jesh Yancey. Make sure to bring your own seat, drink and other comforts.

Goldspot Six Year Anniversary

Photo Courtesy of Goldspot Brewing Company on Facebook

When: May 7 – 9 

Where: Goldspot Brewing Company, 4970 Lowell Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Raise a glass to six years of business during the Goldspot Six Year Anniversary. The three-day event features three beer releases with a jungle theme, a photo booth and more for a happy celebration.

Mother’s Day Garden Bazaar

Photo Courtesy of Re:Vision on Facebook

When: May 7 – 9

Where: 3800 W. Morrison Rd., Denver 

Cost: Varying prices check here

The Lowdown: Re:Vision partners with RISE Westwood Collective to present the Mother’s Day Garden Bazaar. The event features a three-day celebration with plant sales, workshops and more. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit Re:Vision’s programs.

The Duo

Photo Courtesy of RovR Products on Facebook

When: May 7, 7 p.m. 

Where: Bear Creek Distillery, 1879 S. Acoma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Bear Creek Distillery presents the premiere of The Duo – a short film created by Bearded Bros Media. The film features Jonathan Messinger and Chelsey Christy and explores their fishing as a pair.

Saturday, May 8

Selfie WRLD

Photo Courtesy of Selfie WRLD on Facebook

When: May 8 

Where: 14697 Delaware St. Unit 500, Westminster

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get the best photo ops at Selfie WRLD. The traveling pop-up has made its way to Colorado with Instagram friendly interactive installations that are the perfect excuse to hype up your profile.

bRUNchClub

Photo Courtesy of bRUNch Running‎ on Facebook

When: May 8, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: X Bar, 629 E. Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $7 per person register here

The Lowdown: Lace up your sneakers for bRUNchClub. bRUNch Running Club is back and meeting at X Bar for an afternoon run with lunch to follow. You can choose from a 2.64-mile route, a 3.4-mile route or a 5.43-mile route for your running needs. The RSVP will get you 10% off of your purchase.

ComePassion

Photo by Jerry Metellus. Courtesy of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

When: May 8 – 9

Where: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Ave. W., Denver

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance presents ComePassion. The performance features an exploration of the past year’s struggles as well as the hope for the future in the talents of the 12-member ensemble.

Open Sanctuary/Open House

Photo Courtesy of Urban Sanctuary Denver on Facebook

When: May 8, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Urban Sanctuary Denver is opening its doors during Open Santuary/Open House. You can explore the newly expanded yoga studio and take a 30-minute yoga class to relax.

Yoga and Beer

Photo Courtesy of Epic Brewing Company on Facebook

When: May 8, 10 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Let out some tension and later sip on a cold brew at Yoga and Beer. You can stretch out during a yoga session guided by Hikyoga Colorado instructor Natalie and refresh with a beverage after. Make sure to bring a mat, water and wear a mask.

Urban Roots: Garden Market

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block

When: May 8 – 9 

Where: Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Dairy Block and Denver Milk Market team up with Rebel Farms and Weston Landscape & Design for an Urban Roots: Garden Market. You can try out your green thumb by grabbing plants at the outdoor market while jamming out to live music from Denver violinist Brett Omara.

Spring Horseshoe Market

Photo Courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market on Facebook

When: May 8 

Where: Parking lot of the Berkeley Chapel, 4345 W. 46th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Spring Horseshoe Market is back for a Mother’s Day shopping experience. The market holds more than 70 vendors to shop from to find that perfect Mother’s Day gift, while supporting local businesses.

Whittier Walking Farmers Market

Photo Courtesy of Kat McBride on Facebook

When: May 8, 12 – 3 p.m.  

Where: Whittier Historic Neighborhood, 23rd Ave. and Downing St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: The Whittier Neighborhood Association is back with the Whittier Walking Farmers Market. The market, unlike traditional farmers markets will not be on a particular street block but will be throughout the neighborhood giving you an full opportunity to explore and shop local.

Sunday, May 9

The Bone Wars of the Late 1800s

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: May 9, 4 p.m. 

Where: Online 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents The Bone Wars of the Late 1800s. The livestream takes a virtual tour of the Broomfield Auditorium and explore the Bone Wars that occured in the late 1800s in response to dinosaur fossil discoveries.

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch

Photo Courtesy of Dairy Block on Facebook

When: May 9, 12 – 3 p.m. 

Where: Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Dairy Block partners with Denver Milk Market for a Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. You can delight on tasty brunch bites while playing bingo with the help of local drag performers Queen Shirley Delta Blow, Kai Lee Mykles and Dixie Krystals. You can also have a chance at winning prizes throughout the afternoon.

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Mark Your Calendar

Denver7 Book Club

When: May 10, 6 p.m. 

Where: Online

Cost: Free register here

American Craft Beer Week

When: May 10 – 16

Where: Various locations check here

Cost: Varying prices

City Park Farmers Market

When: May 15 – October 30

Where: City Park Esplanade, E. Colfax Ave. and Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Carmen by Ballet Ariel

When: May 15 – May 16

Where: Cleo Parkinson Theatre, 119 Park Ave. W., Denver

Cost: $15 – $20 tickets available here