Denver Design Week and 23 Things to do in Denver this Week



Denver has some culture-filled events lined up this week. Start your week off by celebrating indigenous peoples at the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival and end it by watching a Nosferatu Screening. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, October 8

Indigenous Film & Arts Festival

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When: October 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: History Colorado, 1200 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public 

The Lowdown: Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day by attending the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival. The event features screenings of four films, Young Inuk – Slices of Life, Three Thousand, Ka Piko and Wakening. Each film gives a different story of indigeneity from different indigenous cultures from around the Americas.

The Shining

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When: October 8, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a screening of The Shining. Experience the horror film based on the hit novel, The Shining by Stephen King. The film takes on the story of Jack Torrance, an unemployed teach as he and his family become caretakers of the Overlook Hotel in Colorado, leading to horrifying events. Following the screening, you can hear from Damon McIntyre the actor of Danny, Jack’s son.

Tuesday, October 9

Living in The Future’s Past

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When: October 9, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre hosts a screening of Living in the Future’s Past. The film presents a look into the past and how each decision, from each living being, makes a change in the future. Jeff Bridges will dive deeper into the concept with help from scientists, thinkers and more.

Sip’n Sounds

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When: October 9, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

Where: Fort Greene Bar, 321 E 45th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Take a day out of your busy week to jam out at Sip’n Sounds. The event is hosted by CRL CRRLL. You can surround yourselves with cool vibes and beats while sipping on delights from Fort Greene.

Video Vortex

Inside Alamo Drafthouse at Sloan’s Lake. Photo by Austin Cope

When: October 9, 9 – 12 a.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $1 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver presents a Video Vortex. The event features a Howl-O-Ween Horror Mixtape. You can watch a tape of mixed and jumbled horror clips put together in a DIY fashion. Each clip will induce horrifying laughter and nostalgia for times of VHS.

Wednesday, October 10

Soufra Film Screening

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When: October 10, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2201 S Gaylord St., Denver 

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Josef Korbel School of International Studies hosts a Soufra film screening. The event features a viewing of Soufra, a film about the life of Miriam Shaar, a refugee from Lebanon who created a catering company called Soufra to empower refugee women through food.

The Batman of Mexico

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When: October 10, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science hosts a screening of The Batman of Mexico. The film, narrated by Sir David Attenborough presents Dr. Rodrigo Medellin’s mission to protect bats and the environments they live in. Another reason to save the bats? Tequila. Since the bats pollinate the plants that create the popular liquor, Medellin’s mission would inadvertently save the drink.

Thursday, October 11

FemYoga

McNichols event center. Photo by Brittany Werges

When: October 11, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $20 – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Feminine Collective presents FemYoga. The event features a night of yoga, music, healing and more. You can participate in a 50-minute yoga session with Thug Yoga, dance to beats from DJ CYN and peruse vendors in a pop-up. The ticket price includes the yoga class, a self-cleansing ritual and one drink. If you are one of the first 50 people to check in, you can also snag a gift bag.

Close Encounters with Humankind

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When: October 11, 7 – 8:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents Close Encounters with Humankind. The event features a night with Dr. Sang-Hee Lee, the first paleoanthropologist in Korea. Lee will give insight into her book, Close Encounters with Humankind and you can learn more about the first hominins and evolution.

Mortified Live!

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When: October 11, 8 – 9:45 p.m. 

Where: The Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $16 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mortified Live! is back in Denver. The event features a touring show with adults sharing their embarrassing stories, poems, diaries and more. Laugh along with other adults in remembering the challenges of teenagehood. You can also jam out to beats from a throwback cover band throughout the night.

A Taste of Brooklyn

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When: October 11, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mirus Gallery Denver, 1144 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $30 – $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mirus Gallery Denver presents A Taste of Brooklyn. The event features a fashion show inspired by Brooklyn style. The runway showcases nine different designers lines with over 75 local models strutting their stuff. You can jam out to a live DJ blasting out Brooklyn style beats, sip on New York theme cocktails and more.

Friday, October 12

Denver Design Week

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When: October 12 – 19

Where: Various Locations 

Cost: Various prices check here

The Lowdown: Denver Design Week returns to Denver for a week filled with innovation, learning and design. You can attend panels from more than 50 different presenters, such as Julien Fentress of Fentress Architects, Joyce Hsu from Facebook and industrial designer Michael McCoy. The week starts with an IGNITE program.

Camping

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When: October 12, 7 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: REI Denver teams up with HBO to host a screening of the pilot of the new television series Camping. The show presents a story of Kathryn and Walt, who have planned a camping trip to celebrate Walt’s 45th birthday, that meets interesting twists and turns. Following the screening, you can participate in a Q&A with Ione Skye, an actress in the show and Chris Parente, the host of FOX31’s Everyday Show.

Napoleon Dynamite

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When: October 12, 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: $39.75 – $49.75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Paramount Denver presents a Napoleon Dynamite screening. You can experience the hilarity of Napoleon Dynamite’s adventures in high school and have the chance to listen to a moderated discussion from Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez and Jon Gries.

Victorian Horrors

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When: October 12 – 13, 6 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Molly Brown House Museum dips into the Halloween spirit with Victorian Horrors. The event features an immersive theater experience with six tales told from authors such as Edgar Allen Poe. After listening to the spooky spoken words you can jam out to music, snack on delights and more.

Midnight Madness

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When: October 12 – 13, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St., Denver 

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre hosts Midnight Madness. The event features a screening of John Carpenter’s Halloween. The hit horror film follows the story of Michael Myers as he escapes from a sanitarium after being locked in for 15 years, only to act on his evil plans.

Saturday, October 13

October HAHO Market

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When: October 13, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Denver Handmade Homemade, 970 Yuma St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Find the best handmade and homemade products at the October HAHO Market. The event features more than 15 local makers, art, food and more. You can munch on bites from Missy’s Gourmet and sway to live music while you shop for amazing crafted items.

40th Annual Tribute to Black Women

When: October 13, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 

Where: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver 

Cost: $75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Honor the women in your community at the 40th Annual Tribute to Black Women. The event features a presentation from Maggie Anderson, the author of Our Black Year: One Family’s Quest to Buy Black in America’s Racially Divided Economy. Following Anderson’s presentation, you can peruse a buy black marketplace and network with like-minded individuals.

REI Rocktober Climbing Festival

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When: October 13, 2 – 9 p.m. 

Where: REI Denver, 1416 Platte St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: REI Denver hosts REI Rocktober Climbing Festival. The event features a climbing party with climbing vendors, a 5.13 climbing comp, music and more. You can grab a beer from Avery Brewing Company, listen to a presentation by Jonathan Siegrist, a pro-climber and raise funds for the Front Range Climbing Stewards. You can also take part in vendor clinics, snag giveaways and participate in a silent auction.

Maker Faire Denver

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When: October 13- 14

Where: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver 

Cost: Free – $40 register here

The Lowdown: National Western Complex hosts Maker Faire Denver. The event features makers from all over the state presenting their inventions. You can explore Robot battles, Drone Racing, workshops and more to get into the inventive spirit.

20th Annual Fright Fest Pet Parade

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When: October 13, 12 – 2 p.m. 

Where: Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir., Denver 

Cost: Free admission for parade

The Lowdown: Elitch Gardens presents the 20th Annual Fright Fest Pet Parade. The event features a parade of adorable animals dressed up in their best Halloween costumes. You can watch each pet strut their stuff and also participate in the parade as well to compete for the grand prize of two 2019 season passes and other prizes. Only pets competing in the parade area allowed in the park. Register here to compete.

Otter Weekend

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When: October 13 – 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20.99 – $27.99 at entry

The Lowdown: If you love slippery water mammals, Otter Weekend is for you. The two-day event features otter-themed adventures such as games, meet and greets and activities to learn more about the adorable aquatic animals. You really otter be there.

Sunday, October 14

STILLness

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When: October 14, 8:45 – 10 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take time to take a deep breath and center yourself at STILLness. The event features a guided meditation from the combined effort of the Clyfford Still Museum, Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver and Zen Center of Denver. Be ready to take a spot in the galleries and quiet your inner thoughts.

Nosferatu Screening

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When: October 14, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: $12 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver partners up with the Denver Silent Film Festival to present a Nosferatuscreening. The vampire film features a story of Hutter and Ellen as Hutter falls into the hands of Count Orlok in Transylvania. You can indulge in one of the original horror films.Inside Alamo Drafthouse at Sloan’s Lake. Photo by Austin Cope

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