High Plains Comedy Fest and 22 Things to do in Denver this Week

Open up your artful horizons through some chill events in Denver. Start off your week by relaxing at the Halcyon Yoga Series and end it by doing your civic duties at Oh Hey Neighborhood Recycling Drive. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events happening in Denver.

Monday, August 20
Halcyon Yoga Series

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When: August 20, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Take a night to feel theatric at a West Side Story Sing-Along. The event features a screening of West Side Story where you can take part in singing the lyrics of each classic song. The event will benefit The Denver Actors Fund, a non-profit organization that helps Denver’s theater community in times of need. Tickets are limited so make sure you purchase yours soon.

Tuesday, August 21
Sunset Cinema

When: August 21, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Sunset Cinema continues its Wes Anderson-tastic film screening series. This Tuesday you can see a screening of The Royal Tenenbaums — a film following the oddball Tenenbaum family. You can participate in a costume contest and trivia with food to fuel your movie night.

Wednesday, August 22
 Film For All Seasons

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When: August 22, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre,  2800 Colorado Blvd., Denver

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn more about the legendary rock band at Deconstructing The Beatles. The event features a discussion with Scott Freiman as he explores how The Beatles rose to fame in such a short amount of time, gaining the notary status that they still hold today.

Thursday, August 23
Golden Triangle Public Art Tour

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When: August 23, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: $45 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Transformative Freedom Fund presents Opening Doors to Authenticity. The event features the second annual fundraiser to showcase the work achieved throughout the year and celebrate new doors opening. You can listen to music, sip on drinks and nibble on bites to help support Transformative Freedom Fund.

Caturday Night Fever

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When: August 24, 9 p.m. – 12 a.m. 

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

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Rev your engines during a screening of Speed Racer. The film follows the journey of  Speed Racer, a young racer born into a car racing family trying to be the best in the world. The film bursts in live action, containing the same vibrant colors as its cartoon predecessor.

ABBA The Concert

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When: August 24, 5 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver (MCA) presents B-Side Music. The musical series promoting up and coming local musicians features performances this week from Koo Qua — a southwest indie artist, Pries — a rapper on the up and ups and YaSi — a Denver hip-hop artist. The first 100 people to enter will receive a free Ratio beer to sip on.

Saturday, August 25
Rocky Horror – Sensual Daydreams

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When: August 25, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver 

Cost: $54 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Botanic Gardens presents Full Moon Kundalini Yoga and Sound Healing. You can center your qi and bend into a yoga flow followed by a guided meditation from Chris Anne Coviello of The Healing Space Wellness Center. Make sure to bring a mat and any other yoga props needed for your comfort as well as water to stay hydrated.


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When: August 25, 6 – 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Mutiny Information Cafe, 2 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $5 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Mutiny Information Cafe presents Cartoons and Comedy. The event features a night of comedians looking back on their past with sets inspired by cartoons. You can listen to performances from Jim Hickox, Emma Arnold, James Adomian and Jordan Doll.


Photo Courtesy of Affordable Arts Festival‎ on Facebook

When: August 26, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Where: Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Find the best art for the best prices at the Affordable Arts Festival. All of the art presented at the festival is under $100. You can peruse from more than 160 different artists for one day only. You can jam out to live music while you search for the perfect piece.

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When: August 26,  1:10 – 8:10 p.m. 

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $25 – $70 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Watch a film at Coors Field during a Movie Night. The event features a screening of The Sandlot on the new scoreboard. The film presents a story following a group of young kids with a love of baseball and a knack of getting into trouble.

ReCreative Runway

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When: August 26, 12 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Bring all of your recyclables to help with decreasing waste at the Oh Hey Neighborhood Recycling Drive. You can bring your electronics that need to be disposed of, plastics and other things that can be recycled.

READ: Here’s What Denver is Doing to Achieve its 2020 Recycling Goals 

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Mark Your Calendars

Art on Film

When: August 29, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

A Taste of Colorado

When: September 1 – 3 

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

Cost: Free admission

Denver Gem & Mineral Show

When: September 14 – 16

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver

Cost: $7 – $15 tickets available here