Easter Egg Decorating and 28 Things to do in Denver this week

The end of March is upon us and Denver has some great events to end it. Start your week off learning about climate change at Obscure Sojourns and end it by getting inspired at Sunday Sanctuary. However you spend your week, make sure to check out this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, March 26

Obscure Sojourns

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When: March 26, 7 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Atlas Obscura Society Denver hosts a night of discussions and beer at Obscure Sojourns. You can listen to a climate reality leader trained by Al Gore speak about the impact of climate change and solutions to mediate the problems. As you listen and discuss, you can sip on a 25% off Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project beer with your ticket.

God Save the Queens

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When: March 26, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Hi-Dive Denver presents the third installment of God Save the Queens, a queer punk night. Put on your best punky outfit and dance all night. If you are queer, punk, goth, deathrock or anything in-between you are welcome to party. Go to dance or go to sit at the bar and just look pretty. DJ Scott Toxsin and DJ Novelí spin killer beats to keep your head banging, but only if you’re over 21. If you feel like you don’t fit in the social norm, this is the perfect place to be.

Tuesday, March 27

The Winter’s Tale

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When: March 27, 7 – 10 p.m. 

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre hosts The Winter’s Tale in coordination with Royal Opera House. For one night only you can experience the Royal Ballet’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic play. The ballet depicts the story of the illusioned King Leontes and the romantic tale of Florizel and Perdita.

Wednesday, March 28

Film For All Seasons

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When: March 28, 2 – 9 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Chez Artiste Theatre continues the Film For All Seasons series. You can see a viewing of La Notte — a 1961 film about a couple struggling to unite. The film follows Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau as their marriage deteriorates with their unfaithful misdoings. The film is directed by Michelangelo Antonioni.

Easter Egg Decoration

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When: March 28, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop, 2015 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Get ready for Easter with ViewHouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop at an Easter Egg Decoration. ViewHouse provides four eggs and art supplies for you to decorate your eggs however you please. While you decorate your eggs, you can snack on a flatbread board and bottle of wine special for $20. Make a reservation for your spot by emailing [email protected]

Ladies Shop Night

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When: March 28, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Evo (Denver), 860 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get a hands-on lesson on how to get your bike in the best shape for the upcoming season at a Ladies Shop Night. The class will go over a series of general bike maintenance tips — such as brake checks, wheel checks, chain checks and more. As you get your bike in tip-top shape you can imbibe on a beer from Oskar Blues Brewery, sip on a La Croix and snack on a CLIF Bar. You can also snag some awesome giveaways from Yeti Cycles, Deuter, PEARL iZUMi and WTB.

DocuWest Documentary Film Series

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When: March 28, 7:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver and filmmaker Apo Bazidi host a DocuWest Documentary Film Series with a post-film trivia using Google Hangout. The film series features RESISTANCE IS LIFE, an award-winning film. The film shows the struggle of Evlin, a young refugee in the midst of the crisis in Syria. You can see how the people of Kobane rise up against ISIS and try to improve their lives. The trivia features questions from Bazidi and a discussion about the film. 

Beyond the Studio Doors

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When: March 28, 6 – 8 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: RedLine Contemporary Art Center presents Beyond the Studio Doors. The event features a discussion with RedLine artists, a celebration of the close of the 10X exhibition and more. The 10X exhibition featured over 80 artists from RedLine’s past, displaying a variety of work and celebrating many years of successful residencies. You can delight in snacks and drinks during the event and get a last look at the works in the exhibition.

Thursday, March 29

Lunafest

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When: March 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Davis Auditorium, 2000 E Asbury Ave., Denver 

Cost: $6-$10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the end of Women’s History Month by watching some amazing short films at Lunafest. All of the films in the fest are made for, about and by women. Lunafest is a traveling short film festival that celebrates all things woman. The proceeds from the event benefit the CWC Women’s Leadership Scholars Program. Free LUNA bars are given out to all attendees, because, duh.

That Time of the Month

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When: March 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: Forest Room 5, 2532 15th St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Meet other women to build friendships, network and support your female community at That Time of the Month. You can sip on drinks while you mingle with other ladies and hopefully have many conversations that pass the Bechdel Test. Admission is free with a donation of unopened packages of tampons, pads, panty liners, or gently used bras. You can also participate in a feminist-themed raffle.

The Stable Mind 1

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When: March 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m. 

Where: MTC Denver, 2945 Julian St., Denver 

Cost: Pay what you can

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath and relax at The Stable Mind 1. The event takes you through a session of mindfulness and concentration to bring awareness to your body. The class teaches you the principle of concentration with Mahanya Buddhism. Pay what you can to get into the class. The donations fund Meditation Training Center (MTC) Denver, so any contributions are welcome.

Strange Looks

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When: March 29, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Gildar Gallery, 82 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Gildar Gallery welcomes Strange Looks, a group exhibition featuring work focusing on different representations of “bodies aware of being on display.” Artists Herman Aguirre, David Antonio Cruz, Reshawn Griffen, Theresa Anderson, Beck Kolsrud, Matthew Harris, Jasmine Little, Kyle Vu-Dunn and Didier William works are all displayed in the exhibition.

Friday, March 30

Boulder Arts Week

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When: March 30 – April 7, 12 – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Various locations, Boulder 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Head over to Boulder for Boulder Arts Week. Artists from all over Boulder display their works at different galleries and creative businesses. You can get in on exhibitions, art walks, artist demonstrations and more. The entire week of art is free and open to the public.

DIY Bath Bomb & Bubble Bars

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When: March 30, 7:10 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $40-$55 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Create your own CBD bath products at a DIY Bath Bomb & Bubble Bars workshop. Dominique Schahaff of Dank Essence will show you how to make the products with Hemp oil. You can start at level one and create two products with Dank Essence or pay a bit more for level two to make four products with Dank Essence. You also get 10% off any in-gallery Dank Essence products after the class. There are a limited amount of tickets so RSVP quick.

Savage Calm

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When: March 30 – April 15, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Core New Art Space, 900 Santa Fe Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Core New Art Space presents Savage Calm, an exhibition of Jen Herling’s work. Herling’s art features doll-like portraits and figures that emotively charge the viewer. The pieces have mystical dreamscapes with an innocent touch and a twist of darkness. The exhibition is comprised of new works and gives a deeper understanding of color, space and spirituality.

Open Studio

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When: March 3o, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Where: Cabal Gallery, 1875 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: $10 suggested donation 

The Lowdown: Cabal Gallery lets you use their space at an Open Studio. If you need a space to work on your art you can bring your supplies and do what you need to do. The gallery is open every Friday for open studio. Cabal gallery also provides coffee to keep your creations moving.

The Market Beautiful

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When: March 30 – 31, 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $7-$22 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Vintage White has teamed up with The Market Beautiful for a vintage market. More than 100 vendors from all over Colorado and the surrounding states will have their handmade and vintage products out for you to purchase. The event is one of the best vintage markets in Denver.

Ballet Directors Choice

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When: March 30 – April 1, 7:30 p.m. 

Where: Gates Hall, Newman Center, 2344 E Iliff Ave., Denver 

Cost: $30-$155 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Colorado Ballet closes its season with Ballet Director’s Choice. The event features a collection of ballets including Pillar of Fire by Antony Tudor, Brief Fling by Twyla Tharp and a surprise third work. Each ballet was chosen for its beauty and prowess.

Untitled: Steven Frost

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When: March 30, 6 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Unititled at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy., Denver 

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: The Denver Art Museum presents Untitled: Steven Frost. The event features Frost’s work of weaving with the theme of “Material Frequency.” You can participate in an interactive weaving station, jam out to beats from DJ The NightShift, see a performance from Gina Adams and more. You can also see a live performance by Adán De La Garza and Ryan Wade, make Gifs with Emily Platzer and dig into food from food trucks.  The event is free with general admission. 

Annual Animation Show of Shows

When: March 30-April 5, 2-3:45 p.m. 

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: See a collection of animated short films at the Annual Animation Show of Shows. The event features 16 animated short films from around the world. The films featured in this year’s show focus on ideas surrounding our place in society and how we as people fit into the world during an epidemic of global anxiety.

Saturday, March 31

Cactus & Succulent Show

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When: March 31- April 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

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

Cost: $12.50 at the door

The Lowdown: Do you love cacti and succulents? If you do, you need to attend the Cactus & Succulent Show. The Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society join together with the Denver Botanic Gardens to present a plant show like no other. The event is Colorado’s largest juried show and sale /fundraiser at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Local and national expert growers will be present, classes are given and you can snag a free plant at a giveaway.

Hoppin’ Half

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When: March 31, 7 – 11 a.m. 

Where: Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $30-$80 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get some exercise in before you stuff yourself with Easter candy at a Hoppin’ Half. You can run in a 1 mile, 5K, 10K, 10 mile or half marathon race. All participants get a finisher medal and if you place in the top you can get an award for overall male or female winner. You can also receive a double finisher’s medal if you run in the 1 mile and 5K or participate in one of the 10K, 10 mile or half marathon.

SoulGlow

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When: March 31, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5-$15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Learn about suicide prevention and get a great workout at SoulGlow. The event features a discussion about preventing suicide and where to access resources by Allison Michelle and follows with a yogic-cardio class led by Stacey Lei Krauss. After the class, you can join in a meditation led by Jillian Keaveny with sound and headphones from Sound Off Colorado. Refreshments and resources are available following the meditation.

Double Dutch Saturday

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When: March 31, 12 – 1 p.m. 

Where: Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center & Cafe, 2836 Welton St., Denver

Cost: Free 

The Lowdown: Show off your jump roping skills at Double Dutch Saturday. You can participate in double dutch games and get a closer look at Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center & Cafe. Double Dutch is a form of jump roping with two ropes moving around as you jump in the center, trying not to get tangled. Double Dutch can burn up to 700 calories, so get ready to sweat it out.

Rocky Horror

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When: March 31, 11:45 p.m. – 2:45 a.m. 

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

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Dress up in your best ’80s wear and watch the interactive Rocky Horror Picture Show at Rocky Horror. Colorado’s Elusive Ingredient, a shadow cast group that travels around Colorado, will perform the show and get you into the act. You can grab a participation bag for $5 at the show and move and dance to the whole thing.

Marni Glass Release

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When: March 31, 4:20 – 9 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 S Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Spectra Art Space presents a Marni Glass Release. Marni 420 is know for creating handmade rings made from borosilicate glass that are often mixed with bright colors and patterns. The event features a look at the new Marni glass releases, a discussion with Marni herself, collaboration drops and more. You can get in on giveaways, special offers and free gifts from Spectra with any purchase you make.

Art + Feminism

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When: March 31, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: Leon, 1112 E 17th Ave., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Help art researchers, historians and more at Art + Feminism to edit female artists’ pages on Wikipedia. Bring your computer and edit away to give more facts and help the 10% of Wikipedia’s female editors. You can also stay for a closing reception of “Wrong Women: Myths From Sky” by Ericko Tsogo.

Sunday, April 1

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch

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When: April 1, 12 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Grandma’s House, 1710 S Broadway, Denver  

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Grandma’s House hosts a naughty craft night at Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch. Learn how to cross-stitch and make your own dirty creative work in the class. All supplies are provided with a purchase of a full beer or for $5.

Sunday Sanctuary

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When: April 1, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission 

The Lowdown: Let go of all of your weekly stresses at Sunday Sanctuary. The sanctuary features artists, holistic healers, community leaders and more to help you get inspired and feel more connected to your spirituality. You can go to workshops, listen to live music, get a massage and more all in one place.

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