Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance and 24 Things to do in Denver this Week

February is in full swing and Denver has some great events to keep it moving. Start your week off by playing trivia and end it by stretching out with some yoga at JT(ree Pose). Whatever you make of this week, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, February 5

Trivia!

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When: February 5, 7-10 p.m. 

Where: The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Flex your brain muscles at Trivia! The Denver Press Club hosts trivia each first Monday of the month. You can have a chance at winning sweet prizes for each monthly winner and have a chance to be season winners as well.

Meet Charles Darwin

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 When: February 5, 8-9:30 p.m. 

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science 

Cost: $18 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday by learning more about him at Meet Charles Darwin. Brian “Fox” Ellis plays Darwin in a performance to tell about Darwin’s life and accomplishments. Journey through discoveries of evolution, geology and more at this hilarious re-enactment of the famous scientific visionary’s life.

Denver Captured in Plein Air

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When: February 5-March 18, 5-10 p.m.  

Where: m. Romero Gallery, 3006 B. Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Stop by the M. Romero Gallery to experience Denver Captured in Plein Air. The new exhibition features works from Dawn Cohen as the first solo exhibition at m. Romero Gallery. Cohen’s art focusses on plein air painting, a technique that captures outdoor scenes throughout the course of days or weeks, to present a piece that holds the subtle changes of the scene over time.

Tuesday, February 6

Sweat, Spin & Sip

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When: February 6, 5:30-6:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Heat up at Sweat, Spin & Sip. The 60-minute class features cycling and HIIT combined to get your body moving. The cycling portion of the class is taught by High Ride Cycle and HIIT is instructed by Fitness in the City. You can also grab a free beer or glass of wine with any meal purchase after the class.

Oskar Blues Open Mic Night

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When: February 6, 9:30-11:30 p.m. 

Where: Oskar Blues Black Buzzard, 1624 Market St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Grab the mic and strut your comedy stuff at Oskar Blues Open Mic Night. Janae Burris hosts a night full of laughter and jokes to keep you on the edge of your seat. You can sit back and watch as others crack jokes, or you can stand up and try your own sets.

DPS ED Talk

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When: February 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Where: Bruce Randolf School, 3955 Steele St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Hear from students at DPS ED Talk. Denver Public Schools presents the second part of its three-part series of talks focussed on the topic of belonging. DPS students will share their experience and take on what it means to belong in all aspects of their lives.

Ratio Quiz Show

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When: February 6, 8-10 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks is back at it with a Ratio Quiz Show. This week’s theme is Rom-Coms to get you prepped for Valentine’s Day. You can test your knowledge with clips from hit rom-coms that compliment trivia questions. Make up a team and win some sick prizes, all while having fun.

Wednesday, February 7

Fit and Fold

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When: February 7, 6:30-8 p.m. 

Where: McNichols Building, 144 W Colfax, Denver

Cost: $5-$15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get ready to break a sweat at Fit and Fold. You can keep up with your fitness journey at a 75-minute class led by Jillian Keaveny. The class uses SoundOff headphones to pull you into music and connect you with your fellow class members. The beginning of the class focusses on strength and cardio, while the second part helps you balance and pose with yoga.

Mario Kart Tournament

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When: February 7, 7-10 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Race to win at a Mario Kart Tournament. Grandma’s House hosts the monthly Mario Kart Tourney on the first Wednesday of the month. You can face others as you race to win a Grandma’s House beer.

Kitty Story Time

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When: February 7, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

Where: BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: BookBar presents Kitty Story Times. Meet at BookBar to get caffeinated and crafty and then head over to Denver Cat Company to get in some cozy kitty cuddles and listen to great stories. There is nothing better than listening to stories while snuggling up to a cute kitty.

Thursday, February 8

Social Sweat X GALentine’s Spin and Shop

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When: February 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

Where: DEFINEDenver, 2420 17th St., Denver 

Cost: $25 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get your Valentine’s Day started early by showing some self-love at Social Sweat X GALentine’s Spin and Shop. You can participate in a 45-minute spin class and then shop and explore a myriad of Denver’s most adorable vendors. You can also grab a snack to fuel you up after the spin class.

PostSecret: The Show

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When: February 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree

Cost: $33-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Head over to Lone Tree to see PostSecret: The Show. The show dives deeper into PostSecret Blog and immerses you into a journey of secrets and the stories that we keep private and sometimes share. The show aims to reveal how secrets can separate us and bring us closer together.

Intro to Ice Climbing

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When: February 8, 7-8:30 p.m. 

Where: Arc’teryx Denver, 250 Columbine St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Arc’teryx Denver hosts a free Intro to Ice Climbing class. The class features Jason Antin who will teach everything you might want to know about ice climbing. Antin presents gear and techniques he uses to ice climb and how you can do better yourself. Following the class you can participate in a Q&A session to answer any questions you might possibly have about the sport.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance

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When: February 8, 8:15-11:59 p.m. 

Where: Mercury Cafe Denver, 2199 California St., Denver 

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Swing the night away at a Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance. Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Band will rev up the night with vintage jazz. You can hit the dance floor swing dancing and if you aren’t sure of your skills you can take a $10 lesson starting at 6 p.m.

SheJumps and Her Odyssey

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When: February 8, 6-8 p.m. 

Where: Crazy Mountain Brewing Company, 471 Kalamath St., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: SheJumps and Her Odyssey join together for an evening of adventure and travel. Her Odyssey, comprised of two women took on a trek from Patagonia to Alaska using only non-motorized ways. Her Odyssey discusses their adventures and tips and tricks.  All proceeds from the event go towards SheJumps, a nonprofit organization helping women and girls participate more in the outdoors.

Friday, February 9

Grand Opening Weekend!

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When: February 9-11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Where: Pure Barre (Stapleton), 7695 E 29th Pl., Denver

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Pure Barre celebrates its opening with a Grand Opening Weekend! The weekend will kick off with a Tuck and Glow rave class. Participants receive two raffle tickets to have a chance at getting prizes. Following the class, you can snag a drink, some snacks and more. Sign up here.

Ski Waxing Party

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When: February 9, 4-8 p.m. 

Where: Platt Park Brewing Company, 1875 S Pearl St., Denver 

Cost: $15 at the door

The Lowdown: Platt Park Brewing Company is throwing a Ski Waxing Party. The party features a wax for your skis, a light edge and a pint of a house beer for only $15. You can also get in on a tropical snow dance and dance while your skis get waxed.

Outdoor Adventure Quest

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When: February 9-11, 8 a.m. 

Where:  Locations vary, Denver

Cost: $25-$75 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get outdoors with an Outdoor Adventure Quest. The Quest runs for three days and pushes your limit with a build-your-own adventure challenge. You can choose from 11 different sports categories to build an itinerary for a team of two-six people. You can use the Outdoor Adventure Quest app to log in your challenges and earn points to win prizes.

Saturday, February 10

Free Yoga

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When: February 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Where: Zuni Street Brewing Company, 2355 W 29th Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Let go of your weekly stresses at a Free Yoga class with CorePower Yoga. The class is led by Erica and assistance from other CorePower Yoga instructors. After the class, you can quench your thirst with a half-priced Zuni Street pint.

February HAHO Market

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When: February 10, 12-5 p.m. 

Where: FORGE, 970 Yuma St., Denver 

Cost: Free, donations welcome

The Lowdown: HAHO Markets are back for 2018 starting with a February HAHO Market. Peruse all kinds of makers and crafters at the market. Live music from Josh Walker will fill your ears as you take a look at the amazing vendors.

Denver Travel Festival

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When: February 10-11, 12 p.m. 

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

Cost: $7 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Plan your next traveling adventure at the Denver Travel Festival. You can find trips that are close to home in Colorado, around the United States and even international trips. You can also snag deals, meet celebrities and register for prizes.

Home Bigger Than Houses

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When: February 10, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Where: St. Rose of Lima School, 1345 W Dakota Ave., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Warm Cookies of the Revolution hosts Home Bigger Than Houses to talk about solutions to the housing crisis. You can share your feelings on the housing crisis and help come up with ideas to lessen the impact on your local communities. Music, food and more will help your creative juices flow during the event.

Sunday, February 11

STILLness

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When: February 11, 8:45-10 a.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Take a deep breath and center yourself at STILLness. Clifford Still Museum opens its doors for a free meditation session within the galleries. Bring your own cushion to sit on and let the tension melt. The meditation will have certain etiquette rules, so when registering make sure to take a quick look at them.

Colorado Dancesport Showcase

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When: February 11, 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

Where: Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave W., Denver 

Cost: $10 at the door 

The Lowdown: Experience the magic of dance at the Colorado Dancesport Showcase. The showcase features choreographed dances from Pro-Am couples, formations and more. Music from a variety of genres will be used during the performances.

JT(ree Pose)

Photography by Kyle Cooper.

When: February 11, 9-11 a.m. 

Where: The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St., Denver 

Cost: $15 at the door

The Lowdown: Flow into different variations of tree pose at JT(reePose). Kady from Big Booty Yoga will lead the class with Justin Timerblake’s voice helping your body move into the right positions. After class, you can sip on a free beer or mimosa to bring your energy back. All levels are welcome. Spots fill up fast so register here.

Fat Friday-Mardi Gras Roll

When: February 16, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 

Where: ROLL, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $5 tickets available here

Chinese New Years

When: February 17-18, 10 a.m. 

Where: Truong An Gifts, 333 S Federal Blvd., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

Art of the Figure

When: February 17, 7-11 p.m. 

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

Cost: $95 tickets available here

Sloth Weekend

When: February 24-25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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

Cost: $20.50-$27.50 at the door

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