Summer Opening Celebration and 21 Things to do in Denver this Week

June is officially underway and Denver has some great events to cool you down this week. Start off your week by exploring art at Little Brown Girls Part 3 and end it by raising funds at RiNo for Rhinos. Whatever you end up doing this week, make sure to take a peek at this roundup of events in Denver.

Monday, June 4

Little Brown Girls Part 3

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When: June 4, 12 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Blair- Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Little Brown Girls Part 3 exhibit is open. The exhibit features works from Lia Nelson-James, an artist that focuses on telling stories of young girls and women of all different hues. The artworks showcase positive perspectives of the lives of women of color.

Film On The Rocks

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When: June 4, 7 – 11 p.m.

Where: Film On The Rocks, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Film On The Rocks presents a viewing of 10 Things I Hate About You. The film follows a moody teenager, Kat Stratford as she battles with the frustrations of high school and the young love of Patrick Verona.

Tuesday, June 5

Human Error

When: June 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver

Cost: $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Follow the journey of two polar opposite couples in Human Error. The play by Eric Pfeffinger features a story of two couples whose fertility doctor makes the unimaginable mistake of implanting the wrong embryo into the wrong woman. The couples have to come together for a nine-month adventure despite their differences.

Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic

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When: June 5, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre, 110 Broadway, Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Mayan Theatre presents a special screening of Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic. The film takes a look at five womens’ experiences with cervical cancer and living with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). The screen brings awareness to cervical cancer and the dangers that lie within the disease.

Wednesday, June 6

Film For All Seasons

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When: June 6, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

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

Cost: $8.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre host Film For All Seasons. The event features two screenings of the classic film, The Godfather. The film features a story about Don Corleone — the patriarch of a mob — and his family’s mob empire.

Daybreaker DEN

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When: June 6, 6 – 9 a.m. 

Where: Lodo’s Bar & Grill, 1946 Market St., Denver

Cost: $20 – $35 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Daybreaker DEN is back. The hit workout party features a theme of Rays and Shades, s0 make sure you wear your best beach apparel. You can start your morning with an hour-long yoga flow led by The River Yoga and then dance the morning in with beats from DJ Ne.Hau and Danny Marin. You can also grab breakfast from vendors, watch live performances and more.

The Least of These: A Journey of Hope Through the Eyes of Jonathan Clark

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When: June 6, 4 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Mexican Cultural Center, 5350 Leetsdale Dr., Suite 200W, Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public 

The Lowdown: Mexican Cultural Center presents The Least of These: A Journey of Hope Through the Eyes of Jonathan Clark. The exhibit features a photography showcase focusing on Honduras. Jonathan Clark created International Hope Builders, a humanitarian construction group. Through working with the group, Clark began to take photos of the conditions of the locations he and his team traveled to in Honduras.

Free FIT36 Workout

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When: June 6, 6 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Commons Park, 2101 15th St., Denver 

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Fit36 presents a Free FIT36 Workout. The workout features a High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout. After the workout, you can ride on an eTuk for free to Biju’s Little Curry Shop for a free beer. The group will meet at the east end bridge over the Platte River.

Chalkbeat’s Summer Social

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When: June 6, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $10 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Chalkbeat Colorado presents Chalkbeat’s Summer Social. The social features a night to meet the Chalkbeat team and help support local schools at the happy hour. The ticket price includes one drink ticket and bites to munch on.

Thursday, June 7


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When: June 7, 6 – 8 p.m. 

Where: PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis St. Ste 100, Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: PlatteForum finishes its celebration of 15 years with unCANNY. The exhibition features works curated by Ariana Romero and Harris Schweiterman, two ArtLab alumni. You can explore pieces from Romero, Schweiterman and other students, featuring a collaboration of digital and visual art.

Harry Potter-thon

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When: June 7, 7:30 p.m. June 9 – 10, 7:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $9.95 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Harry Potter-thon continues with three screenings of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You can follow the journey of Harry Potter in the world of magic as he discovers a special textbook with hidden secrets.

Puddles Pity Party

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When: June 7, 8  – 11:59 p.m. 

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver

Cost: $35 – $100 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Puddles the sad clown makes his way to Denver during his “Puddles Pity Party Tour”. The character presents himself as a tragic soul with a voice of an angel. Puddles started his amazing journey on the TV series, America’s Got Talent.


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When: June 7, 6:30 – 10 p.m. 

Where: Sturm Hall at the University of Denver, 2000 E Asbury Ave.  Denver 

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: See the different films that the students of the Department of Media, Film & Journalism have created at InShort. The film showcase features narrative films with different topics and a reception to follow. The screening is held in the Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall.

Photography Happy Hour

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When: June 7, 5 – 7 p.m. 

Where: Ratio Beerwork, 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Ratio Beerworks presents a Photography Happy Hour. The happy hour, hosted by Shotzr, features a networking night for local photographers. You can meet others in the field and discuss photography over Ratio beers.

Friday, June 8

Summer Opening Celebration

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When: June 8, 5 – 11:30 p.m. 

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

Cost: $5 – $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver presents a Summer Opening Celebration. The event features the new exhibitions of Derrick Adams, Lisa Oppenheim, Patrice Renee Washington and Kristen Hatgi Sink. You can nibble on free sushi from Bamboo Sushi, sip on brews from Ratio Beerworks and more while perusing the art.

Intendence Film Festival

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When: June 8, 5:30 p.m. 

Where: Open Media Foundation, 700 Kalamath St., Denver

Cost: $25 – $50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Open Media Foundation hosts Intendence Film Festival. The festival features local and international films. You can see screenings of a myriad of films, participate in Q&As with filmmakers and more.

World Wide Antique & Vintage Show

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When: June 8 – 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 10,11 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Where: World Wide Antique & Vintage Show, 451 E 58th Ave., Denver 

Cost: $5 at the door

The Lowdown: Find the best antiques and vintage goods at the World Wide Antique & Vintage Show. You can peruse from a variety of vendors and explore items from the past. The event is all weekend long and it is only $5 for all three days — so head on down and find yourself a good deal.

Saturday, June 9

Summer Art Market

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When: June 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. June 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Where: 1st to 4th Ave on Grant St., Denver 

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Lowdown: Explore a variety of art forms from vendors at a Summer Art Market. The market offers more than 200 different vendors presenting art from all different mediums. You can watch demonstrations, purchase art, listen to live music and more.

Golden Triangle Public Art Tour

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When: June 9, 1 – 2 p.m. 

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

Cost: Free register here

The Lowdown: Explore the contemporary art pieces around the Denver Art Museum, History Colorado and the Denver Public Library during a Golden Triangle Public Art Tour. The tour is led by a public art docent and will introduce you to the works and give you the history of each installation.

Denver’s Inaugural Trash Fashion Show

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When: June 9, 6 – 9 p.m. 

Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St., Denver 

Cost: $25 – $125 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Get trashy at Denver’s Inaugural Trash Fashion Show. The show features designs created from upcycled and recycled goods. You can watch the trash on the runway and later celebrate the show at Tracks nightclub. The profits will go towards Denver Pridefest, The Center and other local programs.

Sunday, June 10


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When: June 10, 2 – 6 p.m. 

Where: Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway, Denver

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Master the ancient art of water marbling at iMarble. The class features a chance to dip paper into a design created by the instructors and a chance to create your own design and dip into it. After class, you can revel in your art while indulging in refreshments.

RiNo for Rhinos

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When: June 10, 6 – 8:30 p.m. 

Where: RiNo Made, 3501 Wazee St. #109, Denver 

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: RiNo Made presents RiNo for Rhinos. You can help raise funds for the endangered species by purchasing rhino themed art during a silent auction, listen to Matt Lindenberg — a conservationist — about rhino conservation and more.

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