Dior: From Paris to the World and 31 Things to do in Denver this Week

Denver has some culture packaged week events lined up this vacation. Kick off it by embracing style by visiting the Dior: From Paris to the World exhibition at the Denver Art Museum and finish it by seeing some local art at the River North Music & Arts Showcase. Wherever Thanksgiving week takes you, be certain you have a look at this roundup of events occurring in Denver.

Monday, November 19
Dior: From Paris to the World

Photo Courtesy of Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: November 19 – December 16 

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

Cost: General admission $16.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents a Cuba Exhibit. The exhibit takes a dive to the culture, history and nature of Cuba. It’s possible to experience unique sections of the exhibit that are focused on road life, art and more and have the opportunity to talk with four local Cuban Americans to find out more about their Cuban experience.


Photo by Danielle Webster

When: November 20, 7 – 9:30 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Price: $25 – $90 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space teams up with Chelsea Smith to sponsor Astrology Level 1. The event includes a course that teaches the fundamentals of astrology. The ticket cost provides a simple understanding of astrology and a degree one workbook created by Chelsea Smith. Be certain you bring a three-ring binder and a pen to work with.

READ: Q&A – Owner of Spectra Art Space Explains Her Passion for Curating and Collecting Affordable Art 

Mothership Tuesdays

Photo Courtesy of Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park on Facebook

When: November 20, 10 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park, 1601 Arapahoe St., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: Downtown Denver Partnership teams up with Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park to host an Opening Day Celebration. The event comes with a morning of skating with leases, performances in the Denver Figure Skating Club and more winter fun.

Wednesday, November 21
A Christmas Carol

Photo courtesy of Spectra Art Space on Facebook

When: November 21, 7:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver

Price: $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space hosts an Alcohol Ink Techniques course. The course includes a chance to work together with the guidance of Tiffany in Spectra. The ticket cost includes an eight-inch by ten-inch paper, an 11 by 14 inch piece of Yupo paper and snacks to nibble on as you paint.

South Broadway Ghost Society

The entry into Temple Night Club. Photo by Brittany Werges.

When: November 21, 9 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 

Where: Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway, Denver 

Price: Free register here

The Lowdown: Temple presents the 5th Annual All Black Attire Party. The party comes with a night of party taking one to the property of Italy. You can beats out of Safaree and explore the night in lavish darkness. Be certain you wear all black apparel to match the theme of the night.

Thursday, November 22
 Stanley Harvesting Hope 5k

Sloan’s Lake. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: November 22, 8  – 11 a.m. 

Where: Sloan’s Lake Park, 1700 N Sheridan Blvd., Lakewood

Price: $30 register here

The Lowdown: Witness your fitness center at the Gravy Boat 5k. The event comes with a 5k run around the scenic Sloan’s Lake Park. It’s possible to develop an appetite and a perspiration throughout the run and later pour that gravy all over your sausage.

45th Annual Mile High United Way Turkey Trot

Larimer Square. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

When: November 23 – December 24

Where: Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver

Price: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Get in the holiday spirit with Holidays on Larimer Square. The event begins on Black Friday together with all the light of the square featuring live music, a Yuletide Window Walk and more. Through the end of November and leading up to Christmas it is possible to explore the square and all its charming holiday wonders.

The Welch Brothers and Friends

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Symphony‎ on Facebook

When:  November 23, 7:30 -10:30 p.m. 

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall, 1325 Curtis St., Denver 

Price: $15 – $89 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Boettcher Concert Hall presents a Movie at the Symphony. The event features a screening of the classic holiday movie, Home Alone. The movie follows the mad experiences of Kevin McCallister because he gets left behind by his family. Even the Colorado Symphony will conduct the movie’s scores created by composer John Williams.

Black Sheep Friday

Twist & Shout. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When:  November 23, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Where: Twist & Shout Records, 2508 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: Twist & Shout Records hosts Black Friday. The event includes a launch of a limited quantity of documents. All the items are offered for purchase in-store through November 25 as phone and web orders will restart on Monday, November 26. You can only buy one copy per item and each one the items available are first come, first served.

The Grand Illumination of Union Station

Photo courtesy of McNichols Civic Center on Facebook.

When: November 23 – 24

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

Price: Free register here

The Lowdown: McNichols Building hosts a Holiday Sugar Plum Bazaar. The event comes with a bazaar with more than 100 vendors, food trucks, bars and much more. You can locate the best holiday gifts and stroll about Downtown Denver to find all the vacation lights.

Blossoms of Light

Photo Courtesy of Denver Flea on Facebook

When: November 23, 5 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Denver 

Price: $5 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: After watching The Grand Illumination of Union Station you can shop from a particular Union Station Holiday Flea Market. The marketplace features over artisans 100 makers and much more. As you peruse the flea, You’ll locate some of the best gifts, drinks and live music.

Saturday, November 24
Miss Me Pop-Up
MissMe, Comal

Photo courtesy of MissMe

When: November 24 – 25

Where: The Source Hotel and Market Hall, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Source Hotel hosts a Miss Me Pop-Up. The pop-up features a chance to hear from MissMe, a feminist that creates art to invoke thought and make you confront the truths of dignity. MissMe has spoken with Vice, TED and even our very own 303 Magazine.

READ: Famous Outlaw Artist MissMe Leaves Her Mark on Denver’s Comal

Free Fallin’

Photo Courtesy Colorado Ballet on Facebook

When: November 24 – December 24

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St., Denver

Price: $30 – $90 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Ellie Caulkins Opera House and The Colorado Ballet presents The Nutcracker.  Follow the bewitching tale of Clara’s journey to a fantasy land of the Sugar Candy Kingdom. The choreography is performed by the dancers of the Colorado Ballet into Tchaikovsky’s score played by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Grand Opening

Photo Courtesy of Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market on Facebook

When: November 24 – 25

Where: Highlands Masonic Temple and Event Center, 3550 Federal Blvd., Denver 

Price: Free admission

The Lowdown:  Shop till you drop at Horseshoe Holiday Market. The marketplace features 100 vendors, from makers. The marketplace will open on Small Business Saturday to kick off two days of holiday searching for the ideal thing for the gift.

Okuda San Miguel

Photo courtesy of Mirus Gallery and Okuda

When: November 24, 7 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Mirus Gallery, 1144 Broadway, Denver 

Price: Free enroll here

The Lowdown: Mirus Gallery presents a solo exhibit by Okuda San Miguel. The exhibition, The Plastic Island, takes a deeper look into the way we’re ingrained to feel while it poses a danger for us all, that plastic has to be part of lives and our everyday routines. The pieces in the exhibition intention to force you to look through a dystopian perspective at plastic, creating an uncomfortable atmosphere.

READ: A Famous Spanish Artist is Taking Over a Denver Gallery together with “The Plastic Island”

Sunday, November 25
The SantaLand Diaries

The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace. Photo From the Hip Photo.

When: November 25, 11 a.m. – 6 rebounds

Where: Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Price: $5 purchase tickets here

The Lowdown: Hangar at Stanley hosts Unique Markets Holiday Pop-Up. The event comes with a marketplace with artists, audio, emerging manufacturers and more. You can sip on a free drink, take part and shop with a limited edition cotton tote while you peruse the marketplace.

Drums of the World

Photo Courtesy of Larimer Lounge on Facebook

When: November 25, 4 p.m. 

Where: Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., Denver 

Price: $10 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Larimer Lounge hosts the River North Music & Arts Showcase. The event features a showcase of more than 30 artists demonstrating live music from local groups their work and more. You may munch on meals and sip on drinks from Larimer Lounge while you listen and look.

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God Save the Queens

When: November 26, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S Broadway, Denver 

Price: Free admission

InSight Arrives at Mars: Landing Event

When: November 26, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

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

Price: $15 tickets available here

Black Panther: The Science Wakanda

When: November 28, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Price: $15 tickets available here

Zoo Lights

When: November 30 – January 6

Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver 

Price: $18 tickets accessible here

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