Ten more things to do in Denver this weekend, October 22-24, 2021


It’s a big weekend, with the last of the fall festivals colliding with a witchy brew of Halloween events. Denver Design Week end; in the meantime, the Denver Art Museum is unpacking the renovated Martin building and the new Sie welcome center. And walk, don’t run, to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for Survival of the slowest.

There are also plenty of other things to do in and around Denver. Read on for ten of the best paid events in town:

Rethinking: TEDxMileHigh
Saturday 23 October, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Temple Buell Theater, 1400 Curtis Street

TEDxMileHigh returns with speakers exploring new and emerging ideas in science, activism, health and art in Denver and beyond. Tickets start at $ 65; Catch them here. And if you can’t attend the event in person, you can watch a virtual premiere starting at 7:30 p.m. today; get details here.

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A real blast from the past!

Planetarium / Mathéâtre Fiske

Saturday, October 23, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday October 24, 3 p.m.
Fiske Planetarium, University of Colorado Boulder
The wonders of the universe were set to disco music and 1980s rock ballads by Mathatre, who is launching his original musical on NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft at the Fiske Planetarium. The show was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020 but has been postponed due to the pandemic, but it’s worth the wait. After all, Voyager 1 and 2 launched in 1977 and have since crossed the limits of Earth’s solar system, and this show is a fitting tribute to their iconic journey. The shows continue next weekend; get tickets, $ 25 adults and $ 15 children and students, here.

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Walk, don’t run, to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.

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Survival of the slowest
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard

The new exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science promises to be a slow and steady learning experience: Survival of the slowest invites families to walk, without running, to City Park without hurrying at all, at the speed of two-toed sloths and green iguanas. Perhaps we can learn a thing or two from these slowpokes and others of their species, whose ho-hum biology increases their adaptability and survival strategies. Survival of the slowest is included in regular admission to the museum from $ 13.95 to $ 19.95; learn more and get tickets here.

Witches party
Saturday October 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Elitch Gardens
Denver’s inaugural Witch Fest will join the Elitch Gardens Fright Fest lineup this weekend. Presented by the Moon Temple Mystery School, the mystical event will feature live rituals, tarot readings, and real magic, with vendors, readers, and priestesses from across the United States. “Rituals to honor the dead are a powerful way to express our gratitude to those who have come before us, witches are natural healers, and when we combine our collective energies on this magical night, anything is possible,” says Tahverlee, founder of the Temple of the Moon. Mystery School. It’s free with admission to Elitch Gardens; find out more here.

Allied Witches Show: We Still Rise
Saturday October 23, 7 p.m.
Mercury Café, 2199 California Street

Now that Marilyn Megenity has handed over the keys to the Mercury Cafe to new owners, she can do more of what she loves most. The Allied Witches Show, one of Merc’s Halloween season traditions, is certainly one of her favorites, and she’ll be taking the stage again this year in the tongue-in-cheek review that pokes fun at current issues and the Politics. Join Megenity and the Houze des Representatives to have fun and have fun; the price is just $ 15 at the door. The show is repeated on October 30 and 31; call 303-294-9258 for reservations.

Spirits & Spirits
Saturday October 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Four Mile House, 715 South Forest Street

Halloween fun for adults is the post to the Spirits & Spirits of Four Mile House, an event that mixes ghosts and sips, with an occult side. General Admission offers you a lantern-lit park tour and a true Victorian mourning ritual, a series of funeral ghost stories, a fairy-watching expedition, Mad Tatters art shows and more. We’re sure you’ll want to dress for the occasion. Admission is $ 50 to $ 55 (the most expensive VIP Aura Experience tickets are sold out); get yours here.

Return of the Living Derby: Denver Roller Derby & Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Mix-Up Doubleheader
Saturday October 23 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Rollerdome, 2375 South Delaware Street

Roller derby matches are slowly coming back, as signaled by this great match reigniting the rivalry between the Denver Roller Derby and the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls like a pair of ghosts emerging from a graveyard. It’s a new day. Learn more and get tickets, $ 20, on Eventbrite.

It fears Brexit
Saturday October 23, 6 p.m.
Bazar Enigma, 4923 West 38th Avenue

Opera on Tap is testing a new home at Enigma Bazaar, which features food, drink, and a real piano built in Colorado! It’s the perfect instrument to accompany Opera on Tape’s latest showcase, which is a musical answer to the question: what if the UK one day wakes up and can only listen to Gilbert & Sullivan and Ralph Vaughan Williams? Tickets are $ 8 in advance, $ 10 at the door; find out more here.

Horror House: Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown
Saturday 23 October and Sunday 24 October
Denver Marriott South, Lone Tree

The Night Mutilator returns with its pinball tournament nestled in a Hauntcade! The ninth incarnation of the Rocky Mountain Pinball Showdown is designed for these COVID times; groups of eight people or less can book hourly times for a chance to win prizes. Find out more here.

Denver Record Collectors Fall Expo 2021
Sunday October 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Delta by Marriott, 10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn

Fins for vinyl records, your day is here. Big K’s Denver Record Collectors Fall Expo 2021 brings a plethora of bargains, collectibles, memorabilia, and a great reunion with your obsessive psychic network. Step out of your basement listening rooms and get ready to play fair: if you touch him first, he’s yours. Good hunt. Admission is still only $ 2 at the door, after you can’t remember how many years. Details here.

Do you know of a big event in Denver? We will update this list throughout the weekend; send information to [email protected]

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