Denver has some notable events scheduled this weekend. Kick it off with your four-legged furry friends at Tails + Wings at Issue Thirty-Eight and strut your stuff on the DFW Fall 2022 runway. Whatever weekend you have in store, be sure to check out this roundup of events happening in Denver.
Wednesday 9 November
Tails + Wings
When: November 9, 5 pm – 9 pm
Where: Number Thirty-Eight, 3560 Chestnut Pl., Denver
The cost: $5 – $25, find tickets here.
The download: Denver’s favorite dog party returns to the city’s largest outdoor patio bar to help raise money for local animal shelters. This fundraising event for dog lovers will have a Bone Bar, Pup Portraits, Ask The Trainer, access to a silent auction and more. 100% of the proceeds will go to Soul Dog Rescue. Puppies and senior dogs will be available for adoption at the event! So cute!
Denver Grilled Cheese Fest 2022
When: November 9, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave., Denver
The cost: $60 – $125, find tickets here. This is an over 21 event.
The download: This comforting sammie will be the star attraction at the Denver Grilled Cheese Fest. Tickets will get grilled cheese fans unlimited samples of more than 20 unique grilled cheese pairings, beers, wines and desserts. For every dollar spent on your ticket, there is a 1:1 match thanks to the statewide Imagination Library program. How can you go wrong with bread and cheese!?
Living in Balance: Anishinaabe Star Knowledge
When: November 9, from 6 to 7.30 p.m
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 N. Colorado Blvd., Denver
The cost: Free, book here.
The download: November is National Native American Heritage Month and is the perfect opportunity to expand cultural knowledge. This full-dome program will teach you about the stars, planets, and seasons in relation to earth, water, and animals. Traditional Anishinaabe stories will be told and compared to modern environmental issues. This event strives to connect science as well as to harbor respect for indigenous knowledge.
Reception of the exhibition Calaveras en Mi Ciudad + Performance by Lolita
When: November 9, from 6 to 8 p.m
Where: Buell Theater Lobby 1400 Curtis Street Denver
The cost: Free
The download: This exhibit will feature hand-painted skulls by eight Colorado Latino artists. Each skull display is unique and has a deep and expressive connection to Dia De Los Muertos. There will also be a performance by Denver Latin pop artists Lolita Mendoza Castañeda.
Thursday, November 10
Wakanda in Welton
When: From 10 to 16 November, from 19:00 to 22:00
Where: Melody Market, 2590 Washington St., Denver
The cost: $15, find tickets here.
The download: Wakanda Forever! Join the Melody Market in Five Points to celebrate Black Panther Movie Week. There will be activities such as African dance and drumming, Black Panther throne photo ops, kimoyo bead bracelet making, Sisters in SciFi/Afrofuturism/Fashion & Costuming Panel, Wakandan sugar cookies and more. There will also be several vendors scattered throughout downtown Five Points.
Holiday fashion show
When: November 10, 6 p.m
Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora
The cost: Free
The download: This holiday fashion show will be held in the historic halls of Stanley Marketplace’s reclaimed aircraft factory. The community fashion show will showcase outdoor urban wear and encourage you to shop local and support independent shops and boutiques.
Friday, November 11
Second Annual Truffle Dinner
When: November 11, 12 and 13, different times available.
Where: Olivia Restaurant, 290 S Downing St., Denver
The cost: $395/person, find tickets here.
The download: The owners of Restaurant Olivia travel to Alba in Piedmont, Italy to experience the rich culture, drink wine and hunt for truffles. Upon their arrival back in Colorado, they will present a 7-course tasting menu featuring their new truffle treasures and a generous hand-made pasta. Don’t miss this culinary delicacy, make your reservation now!
Colorado Country Christmas
When: From November 11 to 13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m
Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver
The cost: $17+, find tickets here.
The download: The holidays are right around the corner and now is the perfect time to find unique gifts! This holiday market will have everything from home decor, jewelry, crafts, specialty food and more.
80’s Ski Party
When: November 11, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m
Where: Mile High Spirits, 2201 Lawrence St., Denver
The cost: $10, find tickets here.
The download: Join MHS for an 80’s throwback with a winter twist. This will also be the grand opening of the Disco Ski Lodge on the patio! There will be specialty drinks like hot coconut and other 80s themed drinks on their cocktail menu.
Saturday November 12
Denver Fashion Week
When: November 12- 2nd
Where: Sports Castle, 1000 North Broadway, Denver
The cost: $40 – $175, find tickets here.
The Low: Colorado’s biggest fashion event is finally here! Denver Fashion Week (DFW) showcases collections from both local and international designers. Each day will feature topics from sustainability to couture and streetwear. The DFW runways embody the inspiration, expression and innovation that elevates Denver’s fashion scene.
The 2022 Whiskey Throwdown & Donut Showdown
When: November 12, from 2 to 5 p.m
Where: Runway 35 Park, 8850 E Northfield Blvd., Denver
The cost: $70 – $90, find tickets here.
The download: This event is a pairing of the two great creations of mankind. Colorado has a booming distillery scene, and what’s the perfect way to complement craft spirits other than sugary donuts? This event is held annually between National Whiskey Day and National Donut Day during Denver Donut Week and will host some of Denver’s favorite distillers and bakeries.
When: November 12, 8 p.m
Where: Lumonics Gallery, 800 E. 73rd Ave. Unit 11, Denver
The cost: $20-$25, register here.
The download: Lumonics Immersed: A multi-sensory journey to refresh your body, mind and spirit. Before and after your dive, you can explore more than 75 light artworks in the front gallery rooms, performance space and art studio.
Book Fair at Fiction Beer Company
When: November 12, from 12 to 6 p.m
Where: Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E Colfax Ave., Denver
The cost: Free
The download: Do you remember the nostalgic feelings of a School Book Fair at school? Well, Fiction Beer Company has partnered with the Denver Library Friends Foundation for a book fair for adults. Grab a bite from Peyote Mexican Food while browsing adult fiction and non-fiction books throughout the Tapas Room. All profits from the fair will go to the foundation. Beer and books? Need I say more?
Turkey Trot 5k
When: November 12, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m
Where: Upswell Dynamic Wellness 660 S Colorado Blvd B, Glendale
The cost: Free
The download: Turkey and fall themed costumes are recommended for this 5K run/walk in Cherry Creek. Bring your family and dogs for a nice outdoor outing. Each participant will receive a $20 gift certificate to use toward a service at Elite Lifestyle Co.
Immersive Experience: Gumball Dreams
When: November 12, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m
Where: Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
The cost: $60, find tickets here.
The download: This virtual reality experience will transport you to another world where aliens live out their last days. Participants can help these creatures move from one reality to another. Check out Denver Film Fest’s other virtual reality experiences here.
Sunday November 13
34th Annual Champagne Cascade to benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado
When: November 13, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m
Where: The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection, 321 17th Street Denver
The cost: $20 – $175, find tickets here.
The Low: A master swordsman wielding Napoleonic sabers will open the bottle of bubbly and then champagne will be poured from the top glass nearly two stories high to cascade down the elegant 5000+ glass pyramid below. Former Colorado Avalanche John-Michael Liles will also be on hand to pour the drinks. This impressive display will benefit Make-A-Wish Colorado, a foundation that grants life-changing wishes to children with illnesses.
Denver Zoo’s last free day of 2022
When: November 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m
Where: Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver
The cost: Free
The download: Don’t miss your last chance for a free day in 2022. Visit exotic animals and learn more about their habitats while exploring the zoo!
Native American comedy show with Sam Tallent
When: November 13, 7 p.m
Where: Hi-Dive, 7 South Broadway, Denver
The cost: $12 – $15, find tickets here.
The download: Share a night of laughs at the Hi-Dive with Native American comedians. Attendees will enjoy live music from pow wow drum groups and the Mile High Singers, and of course, comedy from some of the funniest Native comedy talent.