Denver PrideFest and 33 Things to do in Denver this Week

June is in full swing and Denver has some great events to keep the month moving. Start off your week by listening to some sweet synths at Freq Boutique and end it by jamming out to mariachi at Flor de Toloache + Los Mocochetes. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a look at this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, June 11

Freq Boutique

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When: June 11, 8 – 11 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Fort Greene Bar presents Freq Boutique. The event features an open mic night for synthesizer enthusiasts. You can sip on happy hour drinks and listen to up and coming synthesizer players. If you would like to show your skills, the stage is open for experimenting.

Obscure Sojourns

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When: June 11, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project, 925 W 8th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free – $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Atlas Obscura Society Denver presents Obscure Sojourner. The event features a presentation from Dylan Owens. Owens is an arts journalist for the Rolling Stone and previous music editor of The Denver Post. Owen will speak about his experiences in the music industry and other journalistic experiences.

Tuesday, June 12

Sunset Cinema Series

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When: June 12, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Performing Arts Complex hosts Sunset Cinema Series. The series features films from the imaginative director Wes Anderson. The first film viewing features Moonrise Kingdom, a story of two young children who have fallen head over heels for each other, running away to prove it.

READ: A Free Wes Anderson Film Series Off in Denver Next Week

Sweat, Spin & Sip

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When: June 12, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Where: ViewHouse Ballpark, 2015 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: ViewHouse Ballpark teams up with Fitness in the City and High Ride Cycle for Sweat, Spin & Sip. The event features a free combination cycle and high-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class. Spots are limited so arrive early to claim yours.

Trivia Night

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When: June 12, 7 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Battle to win at a trivia night. Monkey Barrel presents trivia from ’90s movies and television shows. You can win prizes, snag giveaways, sip on drink specials and more. The event is hosted by Excalibur Mobile Entertainment.

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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When: June 12, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Wilderness Exchange Unlimited, 2401 15th St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Experience a viewing of Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey. The film follows Fred Beckey, a record-setting mountaineer as he pursues a more nomadic lifestyle instead of the traditional “ideal.” The proceeds from the event will benefit the Boulder Climbing Community and Front Range Climbing Stewards. You can also enter into a raffle for sweet giveaways.

Kingdoms of the Sky: The Rockies

When: June 12, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Denver Museum of Nature & Science present a screening of Kingdoms of the Sky: The Rockies. The viewing features the three-part series that dives deeper into the history, people and wildlife surrounding mountain ranges across the world. After the viewing, you can participate in a Q&A with environmental and geological experts.

Wednesday, June 13

Ratio Comedy

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When: June 13, 8 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Comedy is back. You can laugh all night to emerging comedians as well as established ones. You can grab a brew from the taproom and relax in the brewhouse for some great sets. The night is hosted by Andres Becerril.

Surrealism Painting Class

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When: June 13, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Landt Creative Space, 802 Santa Fe Dr. #1, Denver 

Cost: $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Local artist, Tabetha Landt of Landt Creative Space leads a Surrealism painting class. The class instructs you on how to paint in the surrealist style and will give you pointers by having you reproduce Magritte’s “The False Mirror.” No worries if you lack experience as you will learn in the class. Supplies are included in the ticket price.

Thursday, June 14

The Book Of Mormon

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When: June 14 – July 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $154 – $1467 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The hit musical The Book of Mormon has made its way to Denver for the second time. The play, which features the story of living a Mormon life, serving a Mormon mission and more, is written by famed South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone with help from Robert Lopez. Leave it to those guys to make a musical that’s hilarious and yet also slightly informative.

MoJaBlu Concert Series

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When: June 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Conservatory Green at Stapleton, E 49th Pl. and Valentia St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Listen to some free music at the MoJaBlu Concert Series. The series features Motown, Jazz and Blues beats for you to jam out to. The first concert features a performance from Tunisia. You can also explore more than five food trucks while you experience the music.

Rumble in the Rockies

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When: June 14, 6:30 p.m. 

Where: The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St., Denver 

Cost: $50 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Haymakers for Hope hosts Rumble in the Rockies. The event features a boxing match to raise funds for cancer research, care and more. Twenty-eight local boxers will compete to win the matches and help the fight against cancer.

Three Things, Any Three Things

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When: June 14, 7 – 8:45 p.m. 

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

Cost: $10 – $40 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents Three Things, Any Three Things. The exhibition features charlatans, animals, goons in one category, malingering in another and frantic techno as the third. Comprised of works from artists Renee Kadlubek, Anton Kruger and Lewis Neeff, the special exhibition smashes three things together without making connections beforehand, just to see how it works out. Go before 7 p.m. for happy hour on the roof — to prep for the possibly disjointed mix of art.

ODESZA Pop-Up

Odesza. Photo by Will Sheehan.

When: June 14, 3 – 9 p.m. June 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. June 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Jiberish, 2650 Walnut Street, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Jiberish presents an ODESZA Pop-Up. The pop-up features sale of merch, vinyl and more for ODESZA. You can also get your items signed by members of the band. ODESZA has sold out its shows in Red Rocks as one of the biggest electronic bands in the industry.

READ: ODESZA is Hosting a Pop Up in RiNo This June

The Fun/Suffer Divide

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When: June 14, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Patagonia, 1431 15th St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Patagonia hosts a screening of The Fun/Suffer Divide. The film, created by mountain biker Chris Shalbot features a story of three cyclists toughing out the Continental Divide Trail. You can learn more from Shalbot and delight in bites and drinks.

Yoga on the Lawn

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When: June 14, 7 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Punch Bowl Social Stapleton, 3120 Unita St., Denver

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Bend and move at Yoga on the Lawn. Punch Bowl Social presents a yoga class lead by Dakini Jaeger from CorePower Yoga on the patio lawn. You can breathe deeply into your flows and later grab some drinks at happy hour.

Friday, June 15

Between Us

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When: June 15, 4 – 6 p.m. 

Where: 16th Street Mall Alleys, Larimer and Market St. off of 15th St., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Learn more about Happy City: Art for the People at Between Us. The installation features artwork from five artists, Kelly Monico, Stuart Semple, F.e. Toan, Joel Swanson and Carlos Frésquez. The installations will transform the alleyways into discussions of human connection and trust.

READ: Happiness HQ Brings Holograms, Giant Inflatables and Teddy Bears to Dairy Block

B-Side Music Friday

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When: June 15, 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free – $5 RSVP here

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents B-Side Music Friday. The event features a night of music on the rooftop with a new Colorado band. The series will also feature a happy hour and a free Ratio beer for the first 100 people in the door.

Denver Comic Con

Symphony

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When: June 15 – 16, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. June 17, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver

Cost: $44 – $93.50 tickets available here

The Lowdown: See the best pop-culture celebrities, dress up in cosplay and more for the Denver Comic Con. You can meet actors like Jason Momoa, David Tennant and Sean Gunn, listen to panels, purchase items in an auction and live out your best fantasy life for the whole weekend.

Sorin

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When: June 15, 6:42 – 8:42 p.m. 

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Learn more about the history of the University of Notre Dame in a one-man play. The play follows the founding of the university by a Holy Cross priest and how it became the amazing establishment that we know today. Sorin stars Matthew Goodrich as Father Sorin.

Survey

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When: June 15, 6 – 8 p.m.  

Where: Visions West Contemporary (Denver), 2605 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Visions West Contemporary presents Survey. The exhibition features works from Guy Michael Davis and Katie Parker. The collaboration is comprised of 3D art forms that mimic historic art pieces to create more relevant works.

Happy Clouds

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When: June 15, 7 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Happy City: Art for the People continues with Happy Clouds. You can watch as smiley-face bubble clouds drift up into Denver’s sky. The installation is to give those who lay eyes upon the clouds a bit of happiness. There’s also a water-color wall, where each brush stroke with water turns dark for a few minutes before disappearing.

Human Condition(s)

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When: June 15, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: RedLine Contemporary Art Center presents Human Condition(s). The exhibition features works that take a deeper look at humanity and how our morals change within humanity. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Rockett.

Midnight Madness

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When: June 15 – 16, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

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

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Midnight Madness is back with two screenings of Full Metal Jacket. The film features a look into war and how it dehumanizes people and pulls out raw emotions. Stanley Kubrick, the director of the film, intended to reveal the horrors that war is really made of.

Mountain Drag

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When: June 15, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Visions West Contemporary (Denver), 2605 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Visions West Contemporary welcome June Glasson for the exhibition Mountain Drag. Glasson’s work features a myriad of media that often have an ethereal feeling about them. She also uses realism, surrealism and whimsy to build upon her pieces.

Saturday, June 16

Denver PrideFest

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When: June 16 – 17

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Celebrate Pride month at Denver PrideFest. The fest features a parade, music, food and more. You can show support for those you love for the sake of love. The fest is produced by GLBT Community Center of Colorado. Be a part of showing Denver’s LGBTQ+ community the love that they deserve.

Uncommon

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When: June 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: Temple Hoyne Buell Theatre, 14th St. and Curtis St., Denver

Cost: $70 – $500 get tickets here

The Lowdown: TEDxMileHigh presents Uncommon. The event looks into the innovation of systems in our lives. You can learn how to spark ideas and create different perceptions of your current life to make it more uncommon.

Punk Rock Flea Market

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When: June 16, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Where: The Fox Street Compound, 725 W 39th Ave., Denver

Cost: $5 at entry

The Lowdown: Shop from hundreds of vendors at the Punk Rock Flea Market. You can find the perfect vintage, punk and other alternative items at the market as well as jam out to live music, dig into food from food trucks and more. Be sure to dress in a punky outfit to really join in the fun.

Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore

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When: June 16, 7 – 11 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Leon Gallery presents Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore, an exhibition created by Patrick Wilkins. The exhibition features paintings from Wilkins showcasing how stress and anxiety can invade the mind through cartoon images with bright colors and dynamic scenes.

World Sea Turtle Day

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When: June 16, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 sign up here

The Lowdown: The downtown Aquarium celebrates World Sea Turtle Day. All day long you can learn more about the amazing sea-dwelling creatures from a turtle talk, a meet and greet, feeding and more.

The Dignity Festival

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When: June 16, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Where: DeLaney Community Farm, 170 S Chambers Rd., Aurora

Cost: $10 – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Embrace cultural differences at The Dignity Festival. The festival honors World Refugee Day with a mixture of music, fitness and more. You can run in a 5k or 1-mile race, relax with yoga and dance (with headphones) to beats from a DJ with Sound Off Colorado. You can also win prizes and delight in food while you celebrate.

Sunday, June 17

Consuming Nature, Nature Consuming

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When: June 17, 3 – 3:15 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8 at entry

The Lowdown: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Denver presents Consuming Nature, Nature Consuming. The event features a piece of art that requires a performance, created by Kristen Hatgi Sink. Sink filled a tank with 115 gallons of honey and then has a model perform in the honey — all of which happens on the main floor of the MCA. Be sure to arrive early to grab a spot to watch. And yes, it’s actually honey.

Heavy Metal Flea

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When: June 17, 12 – 5 p.m. 

Where: Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Heavy Metal Flea is back. You can shop from more than 10 hardcore vendors, listen to some sick heavy metal and more. You can also grab a brew from Black Sky Brewery to sip on while you shop.

Flor De Toloache + Los Mocochetes

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When: June 17, 4 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W Florida Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free – $30 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The free concert series at Levitt continues with performances from Flor De Toloache + Los Mocochetes. Flor De Toloache is an all-female mariachi band that mixes mainstream and traditional music with mariachi instruments. Los Mocochetes is a local Chicano funk band with seven members that creates intensely charged music.

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