24 Unique Things to do in Denver this Weekend

March is here and Denver has a ton of great events lined up for the start of the month. Start your weekend by digging into delicious food during Denver Restaurant Week and end by listening to hilarious stand-up comedy at Soulfood Sunday Comedy Show. Whatever you end up doing, make sure to take a gander at this roundup of events in Denver.

Denver Restaurant Week
Bang Up to the Elephant! Photo by Amanda Piela.

When: March 1 – 3

Where: Various locations, Denver

Cost: Varying Prices here

The Lowdown: Do you love all things food? Denver restaurant week is back and will rock your foodie world. More than 230 restaurants will participate this year. Each offering a newly overhauled setting featuring a four-course meal that will range from $25 to $45. Menus are now available to take a peek at, so see if your favorite restaurant is in the lineup.

Brews and Dodgeball

When: March 1, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: The Rackhouse Pub pumps it up with Brews and Dodgeball. You can test your dodgeball skills and drink beer all night long. If dodgeball doesn’t tickle your fancy, you can play other games such as giant cornhole and giant Jenga. Make your reservations today to kick that ball.

Hamilton
Photo Courtesy of Denver Center for the Performing Arts on Facebook

When: March 1 – April 1, 7:30 – 10 p.m.

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

Cost: $165-$595, very limited tickets available here

The Lowdown: The hit musical Hamilton has made its way to Denver. The Denver Center for the Performing Arts welcomes the historically based musical that has been taking the nation by storm. You can experience the majesty of Alexander Hamilton’s life and the history of the United States.

Spring Pre-Release Party
Photo Courtesy of Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery: Food, Bar, Private Events on Facebook

When: March 1, 4 – 6 p.m.

Where: Bigsby’s Folly-A Craft Winery, 3563 Wazee St., Denver

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Bigsby’s Folly throws a Spring Pre-Release Party. In the excitement of the Spring making its debut, Bigsby’s prepares with a seasonal wine tasting. The event features a 2017 Colorado Riesling, a 2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and more tantalizing wines to taste.

Thursday Night Bazaar
Photo by Brittany Werges

When: March 1, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora

Cost: $20-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Sip on some great wine, beer, ciders and more while you shop at the Thursday Night Bazaar. Stanley Marketplace hosts the bazaar featuring more than 40 local makers and local samplings of tasty booze. Thursday Night Bazaars will continue throughout the year on each Thursday of the month.

Colfax Ave. Exhibition and District-Wide Art Walk
Photo Courtesy of 40 West Arts District on Facebook

When: March 2, 5 – 9 p.m.

Where: 40 West Arts District, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: Head over to Lakewood for the Colfax Avenue Exhibition and District-Wide Art Walk. All of the district venues are open for the event and completely free to visit. Jellyfish are also back with a fabric installation. You can grab light snacks and refreshments to keep your walk going.

Colorado Dragon Film Festival
Alamo Drafthouse. Photo by Austin Cope.

When: March 2 – 4, 4:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $10 tickets available here

The Lowdown: Alamo Drafthouse Denver hosts the Colorado Dragon Film Festival. Films from all over Asia can be viewed all throughout the weekend. This year Korea stands as the featured country for the festival.

First Friday Artwalk
Photo courtesy of Helikon Gallery

When: March 2, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Denver Art Districts

Cost: Free

The Lowdown: Enjoy a Denver tradition by kicking another month off with First Friday Artwalks. Many art districts in Denver (especially the Art District on Sante Fe) will host free gallery events, some of which are posted below. You can grab a drink and small bites at many of the galleries. Artists are usually present at the event. So grab your coat and get ready for an art-filled night.

Banff Mountain Film Festival
A large crowd watches at the Paramount. Photo by Cori Anderson

When: March 2 – 4, 7 – 10 p.m.

Where: Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver

Cost: $20 get tickets here

The Lowdown: The Banff Mountain Film Festival brings mountainous adventure to you in the comfort of a movie theater. You can watch as explorers adventure to the highest peaks and amazing exotic locations all to get in the wonders of nature. Multiple outdoor films are featured during the weekend-long event.

Midnight Madness
Photo Courtesy of Landmark’s Esquire Theatre on Facebook

When: March 2 – 4, 11:59 p.m. – 2 a.m.

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

Cost: $9.50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Landmark’s Esquire Theatre presents a viewing of The Never Ending Story at Midnight Madness. You can watch the classic ’80s film created by Wolfgang Petersen that brings you into the land of Fantasia from the pages of a book.

303 Day

When: March 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: Any Illegal Pete’s locations

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Illegal Pete’s celebrates 303 Day with food specials and more. Get breakfast at any Illegal Pete’s location for only $3.03. Later, grab free chips and queso with any entree for lunch, dinner or late night snacking when you wear any Colorado gear. You can also imbibe in drink specials and listen to some awesome live music.

The Annual Mile High Beer Festival
Oskar Blue’s Dale’s Pale Ale. Photo by Roman Tafoya.

When: March 3, 12 – 9 p.m.

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1648 E 40th Ave., Denver

The Lowdown: Drink some great brews at The Annual Mile High Beer Festival. The festival features over 25 breweries, with 70 craft beers for you to sample. You can sample the beer for three full hours. Tickets are sure to go fast, so snag yours quick to get the chance at tasting all of the beers.

Colorado Book Festival
Denver Public Library via Thinkstock.

When: March 3, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Denver Public Library, 10 W 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

Cost: Free and open to public

The Lowdown: The Denver Public Library hosts the second annual Colorado Book Festival. The festival showcases books from Colorado authors, programs to help with reading and writing and more. You can meet authors, purchase books and attend the workshops.

Penny Admission
Photo Courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art

When: March 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

Cost: $.01 at the door

The Lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver welcomes back Penny Admission. Colorado Residents can get into the museum for only a penny, that is right— one cent— all day long. You can get the chance to see exhibitions featuring Cleon Peterson, Diego Rodriguez-Warner, Arthur Jafa’s work and more.

Holi Fest
Photo Courtesy of Shadhika on Facebook

When: March 3, 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: Cheesman Park, 1900 E 11th Ave., Denver

Cost: $35-$50 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Celebrate the festival of colors at Holi Fest. Shadhika hosts the celebration to bring awareness to International Women’s Week. You can throw colorful powder at friends and family, all for the sake of love and the victory of good over evil. Each color symbolizes something so make sure you brush up on the meanings.

$30 Colorado Tats
Photo Courtesy of Certified Tattoo Studio on Facebook

When: March 3, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Certified Tattoo Studio, 1559 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: $30 at the door

The Lowdown: Show your love for Colorado by getting $30 Colorado Tats. Certified Tattoo Studio honors 303 Day by giving 303 themed tattoos for only $30 as well as any industrial or dermal piercings for the same price. You can choose from tattoo designs prepared by in-house artists so you can cement your love of all things Colorado.

MILE HIGH SOUL CLUB
Photo Courtesy of Syntax Physic Opera on Facebook

When: March 3, 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Where: Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Get down and dance-y at MILE HIGH SOUL CLUB. This months party features guest DJ Rett spinning up vinyl classics from the ’60s. DJs Tyler Jacobson, Stever Cervantes and Jason Heller are also spinning hot beats all night long to keep your body moving and shaking.

One Year Anniversary
Photo Courtesy of RiNo Yoga Social on Facebook

When: March 3, 1 – 8 p.m.

Where: RiNo Yoga Social, 3101 Walnut St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: RiNo Yoga Social celebrates its One Year Anniversary. You can take advantage by grabbing a spot in four classes that are offered for free. You can participate in a slow flow at 1 – 2:30 p.m., a power flow from 3 – 4:30 p.m., a flow and restorative from 5 – 6:30 p.m. or a meditation and nidra from 7 – 8 p.m. All levels of yogi are welcome to enjoy the classes.

Do303 Launch Party
Photo Courtesy of Summit Music Hall on Facebook

When: March 3, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver

Cost: Free RSVP here

The Lowdown: Head over to Summit Music Hall to celebrate 303 Day with a Do303 Launch Party. Listen to live music, check out local bands and more. You can also win some sick prizes like concert tickets, Icelantic Skis and more. The party is first come first serve to RSVP fast.

Wu-Tang & Waffles
Photo courtesy of Monkey Barrel Bar.

When: March 4, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St., Denver

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: What is better than just normal waffles? Wu-Tang & Waffles. Listen to Wu-Tang jams spun by DJ Notch at Monkey Barrel Bar. The event features succulent chicken and waffles, $4 breakfast cocktails and $3 craft beers on tap.

Sunday Sanctuary
Photo courtesy of McNichols Civic Center on Facebook.

When: March 4, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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

Cost: Free admission

The Lowdown: Begin your holistic journey at Sunday Sanctuary. Holistic artists, healers, spiritual guides and more will help you become more inspired to walk a more holistic lifestyle. The event is presented by 7 Healing Stars Oneness Center.

Yoga & Finesse
Kady Lafferty of Big Booty Yoga. Photo by Kyle Cooper.

When: March 4, 9 – 11 a.m.

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

Cost: $15 get tickets here

The Lowdown: Fold into the perfect poses at Yoga & Finesse. Kady from Big Booty Yoga leads the yoga session with Bruno Mars finessing his way into your heart and asanas. After class, you can sip on a mimosa or beer and keep jamming to Bruno’s music. All levels are welcome. Spots fill up fast so make sure to get tickets quick.

Every Brunch In Its Right Place
Photo courtesy of Ophelia’s

When: March 4, 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Where: Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St., Denver

The Lowdown: Munch on brunch and listen to great music at the Every Brunch In Its Right Place. You can listen to All Chiefs and DJ Boyhollow spinning Radiohead at Ophelia’s to make your brunch a bit more lively. All Chiefs will also perform a 20-minute acoustic set with visual effects. Reservations are highly recommended, so make sure to call.

Soulfood Sunday Comedy Show
Photo Courtesy of Monie Jonezy on Facebook

When: March 4, 5 p.m.

Where: Randall’s at The New Climax, 2217 Welton St., Denver

Cost: $10 at the door

The Lowdown: Indulge in delightful food and hilarious comedy at Soulfood Sunday Comedy Show. Randall’s will dish up great food to eat while Monie Jonezy hosts the comedy event. Four different comedians will perform hilarious sets to keep you laughing with soulful delight.

Mark Your Calendars

Monty Python and The Holy Grail

When: March 9, 8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 7301 S Santa Fe Dr., Littleton

Cost: $8 tickets available here

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

When: March 9 – 11, 8 a.m.

Where: Rocky Mountain Horse Expo, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver

Cost: $12-$120 tickets available here

Day of Dorks

When: March 10, 12 – 4 p.m.

Where: Wynkoop Brewing Company, 1634 18th St., Denver

Cost: $25-$30 tickets available here

Denver Home Show

When: March 23 – 25, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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

Cost: $9 tickets available here

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