4th Annual Paws for a Cause Silent Auction, August 5.
Steve Weeks Music Show: 10:30AM. Smiley Branch Library, 4501 W. 46th Ave. Join award-winning musician Steve Weeks as he provides an interactive romp filled with music, humor and games for young kids and their families. Get ready to laugh, sing and dance! Free. www.denverlibrary.org
WHNA National Night Out Potluck Picnic: 5:30-9PM. Highland Park, 32nd and Grove. Annual community building campaign to promote police-community partnerships that will make our neighborhoods safer and better places to live. Join the West Highland Neighborhood Association potluck family picnic with our police, fire department and neighbors. Please bring a dish to share. A-E Appetizers; F-J Salad; K-P Main Dish; Q-Z Dessert. Canned goods and food items collected for Bienvenidos Food Bank.
Open Mic Night: 7-10PM. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Bring your music, spoken word, dance and talent to the open-mic on the Plaza. www.littlemanicecream.com
Dive-In Movies-Moana: Elitch Gardens Water Park, 2000 Elitch Circle. Movies are free for anyone who purchases park admission for the day or a season pass. Chill out in the Wave Pool and enjoy the final film of the summer. https://www.elitchgardens.com
Second Star First Friday: 6-8PM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. This First Friday we will be hosting Laura Hickey from Hickey’s Teas and she will be bringing some delicious beverages that you do not want to miss! We will also be joined by The Ladies Sewing Circle. They are a grassroots co-op whose goal is to help low-income women in Denver through knitting skills and selling handmade products. Free. 303-455-1527
Bliss Fest Opening Reception: 6-9 PM. Tenn Street Coffee and Books, 4418 Tennyson St. An art gallery exhibit that includes historical photography and artwork from Elitch Theatre and some of Denver’s most talented artists. Our evening also launches the 17th annual Blissfest333 International Film Festival. Come and meet the Filmmakers from this year’s Film Festival that will be held August 5th and 6th at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake Location as part of ET Fest. We will have a lively Q&A with the artists and filmmakers. Also enjoy live music by David Tipton with his unique instrument, “The Chapman Stick”. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. While on Tennyson Street check out all the other galleries and businesses for the First Friday Cultural Arts Walk.
Ice Cream Social: 6-8PM. Smiley Branch Library, 4501 W. 46th Ave. Jam with live music from Koffi Togo Vibe and treat yourself to free ice cream from Little Man Ice Cream. Free. https://www.denverlibrary.org/content/smiley-branch-library
First Friday Theatre Tours: 6-9PM. Historic Elitch Theatre, 4655 W. 37th Ave. After checking out the art on Tennyson, join us for a theatre tour. Free. http://ezregister.com/events/20593/
YouTube Night: 9-Midnight. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th Street. This annual event features the funniest videos on YouTube. As the night gets later, the entries get raunchier so hire a sitter or bring a date and take the night off for laughs. Boozy shakes to boot! 21+ www.littlemanicecream.com
Run for The Ring 5K and Fun Run: 7AM. The Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes, 1775 Aurora Ct. All proceeds from this event support the The Guild of the Children’s Diabetes Foundation, whose mission is to fund research and promote diabetes awareness. $8-40. Contact Susie Hummell at 303-863-1200 email@example.com
Denver Days August 5-13: Mayor Michael Hancock invites you to share in the best of summer, connect with your neighbors and improve your neighborhood. Community service projects including graffiti removal, alley cleanup, park projects, Block Parties and Picnics are all part of the Denver Days Celebration. For additional information or to register your activity email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carnivale de Sensuale Summer Spectacular: 7-11PM. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. Get ready for an evening of Las Vegas level fun with Kalani Kokonuts, Honey Heartbreaker and JD Hickcock. $25-30. https://holdmyticket.com
Colorado Proud Faces and Stories of Colorado’s Agriculture: 9AM-2PM. Denver Union Station Farmers Market, 1701 Wynkoop St. Colorado Department of Agriculture presents a month-long, statewide program with a mix of in-person, video and online farmer conversations; a tour through Colorado’s agricultural communities; consumer events at farmers’ markets and festivals; and educational outreach about the people behind agriculture’s impact on Colorado’s economy, heritage and environment. At the Colorado Proud booth at each farmers’ market, consumers can gather educational information about Colorado agriculture, recipe cards with locally grown ingredients, and farmer profiles.
Wildcrafting class: 9AM. Sister Gardens at Aria, 2861 W 52nd Ave. Join us for the WILDCRAFTING class. You will learn all about harvesting plants in their natural habitat for food or medicine with our teacher Kate Armstrong. The cost for every class is $10-$30 on a sliding scale, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. To RSVP, email Makalah@Groundworkcolorado.org.
18th Annual Blissfest333 International Film Festival: August 5 and 6, 12-5PM each day. Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake, 4255 W Colfax Ave. Featuring films from local Independent Filmmakers and screening films from around the country and the world. A portion of the proceeds will benefit our Featured Filmmaker, Patrick Sheridan to assist him in fight against pancreatic cancer.
First Saturday Work Day: 10AM-3PM. Historic Elitch Theatre, 4655 W. 37th Ave. Bring a sack lunch and a pair of work gloves to our preservation and restoration work day. Free. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e48aca622a6fb6-volunteer1
4th Annual Paws for a Cause Silent Auction: 3-8PM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. Animal Haus’s annual silent auction will take place with the Local 46 crew this time around. Get ready for a night of treats and animal lovin’ fun. Free admission. https://animalhaus.org/
Morning Meditation and Gentle Flow Yoga: 8:30-9:45AM. Berkeley Lake, 4544 W. 46th Ave. Put on some comfy clothes and start every Sunday morning with all-levels welcome meditation and yoga class. Donations accepted. https://www.eventbrite.com
Extreme Community Makeover Fun Day: 4:30-6:30PM. Barnum Park, 360 Hooker Street. Over 30,000 volunteers have participated in serving eight Denver neighborhoods since Extreme Community Makeover began. We organize Work Days in the Barnum, Elyria, Globeville, La Alma/Lincoln Park, Swansea, Villa Park, West Colfax and Westwood neighborhoods throughout the year. On Sunday, August 6, 2017, our annual volunteer appreciation BBQ, ECM Fun Day, will be held at Barnum Park. This event is a time to celebrate and appreciate those who have volunteered with Extreme Community Makeover throughout the year. There will be food and games. RSVP for the event at Eventbrite.
Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra: 6-8PM. City Park Jazz. Fill up those picnic baskets and put on your skankin’ shoes because the Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra is going to end the 2017 City Park Jazz Season with a KAPOW! Featuring special guests: Kate Shoup of The Messers, Aaron Howell, Jerry Cass & Josh Martinez from White Fudge, and Venus Cruz of What Young Men Do. Free. http://cityparkjazz.org
Diptych Landscape in Glass with Alice Gebhart: 9AM-4PM. D&L Art Glass Supply. Now through August 10th you can learn the art of composition through making your own diptych panel with Alice Gebhart. $759. https://www.dlartglass.com/education/classes/1588
Jennifer Melton Solo Show: 6-10PM. ZIP 37 Gallery, 3644 Navajo St. Check out the new work by artist Jennifer Melton now through August 13th. Free. LOUISRECCHIA@GMAIL.COM
JPUN Dogs Days of Summer: 5:30-8PM Jefferson Park Pavilion, 23rd Ave. & Clay St.. JPUN’s 3rd annual “Dog Days of Summer” canine festivities/community potluck welcomes all friendly dogs! Stock up on FREE schWAG for your fur-babies and visit with pet-related vendors/boutiques around Denver. Please bring a side dish, dessert or something to share with your neighbors. Free and open to the public. email@example.com
Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration and Introductory Class: 6-8PM. Highlands Event Center – Julian Pavilion, 2945 Julian St. We will be doing demonstration sets of the 108 move Fung Loy Kok style. Participants will have several introductory opportunities to learn the first three movements during the evening. Refreshments will be provided. Free. https://www.taoist.org/ Jerry Garner 303-210-4174
Civic Center CINEMA-Blues Brothers: 6:30PM. Civic Center Park, Colfax & Broadway. The Civic Center Conservancy presents this FREE outdoor movie series in Civic Center Park. On August 9th, The Blues Brothers will start at dusk, but food trucks and lawn games will be available starting at 6:30PM. Picnics are also welcome. Free. http://www.civiccenterconservancy.org
Storytime with Officer Robbie: 10:30-11:30AM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. Bring your kiddos over for a morning of police-themed books with special guest Officer Robbie of the Denver Police Department. Free. http://secondstartotherightbooks.com/
Broncos v. Bears Preseason Kickoff Watch Party: 6-9PM. Sloan’s Lake Tap and Burger, 1565 N. Raleigh St. The Broncos take on the Bears while you take on a burger. Free admission, meal tickets vary. http://tapandburgersloanslake.com/
Local Karaoke: 9:30PM-12:30AM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. DJ Bella Scratch welcomes you to unwind and sing your heart out at Local 46. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Elitch Theater Summer Films-Fantastic Beasts: 6-10PM. Historic Elitch Theater, 4655 W. 37th Ave. Magician Mitch Harwood will perform before Fantastic Beasts shown at dusk on the lawn. www.historicelitchtheatre.org
Big Thompson Flood Live: 8PM-12AM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. Join Local 46 for some brews, burgers, and an epic musical performance by Big Thompson Flood. Free admission, meal tickets vary. https://www.local46bar.com/
Berkeley Lake Farmers’ Market: 4PM. 4345 W. 46th Ave. Support local artisans and treat yourself to fresh produce, crafts, and many more creative vendors. Free admission. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/berkeley-lake-farmers-market-friday-afternoons-tickets-35188521816
Debra Sanders and Korri Marshall Ast Show: 6-10PM. Pirate Contemporary Art, 7130 W. 16th St. Check out the new location with an installation by artists Debra Sanders and Korri Marshall in the main space. Free. LOUISRECCHIA@GMAIL.COM
Friday Night Flicks- Mamma Mia! : 8PM. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Every Friday, get ready to sing your heart out and snack on popcorn and ice cream with us during an evening of free fun from Little Man Ice Cream and Alamo Drafthouse. Showing on August 18- The Goonies, on August 25- The Powerpuff Girls and Clueless, on September 1- Babe and Back to the Future. Free. https://littlemanicecream.com
Skyline Festival: 10AM-10PM. Zuni and 51st Park, 5085 Zuni St. Meet your neighbors and strengthen our community with a day of food, games, drinks, and fun. Free. https://nextdoor.com/neighborhood/chaffeepark–denver–co/
SMF Backyard Music Concert-Masontown: 6-10PM. The Gauerke’s Backyard. Come join your Sunnyside Neighbors at a backyard concert fundraiser. Beer, music, lawn chairs, it’s everything you’ve hoped for on a warm Saturday night. Masontown will knock your socks off with their original Americana tunes. www.masontownmusic.com/listen/. Facebook SMF Backyard Concerts.
Denver Beer Co. Anniversary Party: 11AM-12AM. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. Celebrate DBC’s 6th birthday with an all-day block party full of beer, food, live music, games, and more beer. Free admission. https://denverbeerco.com
Drag Queen Storytime: 12-1PM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. Bring your kiddos to your favorite bookstore for an afternoon of diversity. Topics will include loving yourself and feeling good about who you are. Free. https://secondstartotherightbooks.com
1st Annual Hawkeye Hog Roast and Potluck: 3-8PM. Prost Brewing Company, 2540 19th St. Hawks on the Rocks and Prost Brewing present to you their first annual hog roast and potluck. Chip in with side dishes and bring the family down for an afternoon of fun. Free admission. https://prostbrewing.com
Mortified Live- Girls of Summer: 8PM. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. Laugh along with these tales of comedic reality as these adults share their most embarrassing memories from childhood, featuring their diaries, artwork, videos and more. 18+ only. $16. http://www.theorientaltheater.com/event/287521/mortified-live