There are plenty of events designed to inspire and entertain you this weekend in Denver.

After the deep freeze we just experienced, you may want to warm up with a virtual walk through the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory with a tour hosted by the Denver Botanic Gardens. If you are feeling inspired by the flora and fauna you experience, visit the virtual Colorado Garden & Home Show for ideas to spruce up your own garden with help from 400 companies participating in the show.

Unwind with live and virtual music offerings, a regional cooking class, nature-connected writing, or a virtual book club. There is plenty to keep you busy and inspired this weekend in Denver.

*Please note in-person events may have certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Visit each event's website for more information prior to attending.*

Events on Friday, February 19

BBQ Dinner and a Show

When: February 19
Where: Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway, Denver
Cost: $10-$12

Come out to Herman's Hideaway for five extremely entertaining local bands: Cities in the Sky, Jade Skyline, Leonardo Leonardo, Keep off the Grass, and The Lost Dolls.

Colorado Garden & Home Show

When: Through February 21
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

The 2021 Colorado Garden & Home Show is taking place virtually this year, providing ideas, inspiration, and advice for your home from more than 400 companies.

Happy Hour Chamber Concert Online

When: February 19
Where:  Virtual
Cost: $15

Acclaimed violinist Jubal Fulks returns to Happy Hour with three spectacular solo violin sonatas by J.S. Bach.

Events on Saturday, February 20

Culinary Date Night: France

When: February 20
Where: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave., Denver
Cost: $119

Turn up the heat with an evening that's guaranteed to stir up more than just delicious dishes! Join the chefs at Cook Street for a fun, casual evening learning to create a regional meal. 

JR Rabbit and The Barrelors

When: February 20
Where: Moe's BBQ Englewood, 3295 S. Broadway, Englewood
Cost: $20-$70

Local blues rockers The Barrelors are coming out of hibernation to play a socially distanced show at Moe's BBQ Englewood with their good friends and indie rockers extraordinaire Jr. Rabbit.

Nature Writing With Lighthouse

When: February 20
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20

During this informal writing session with Lighthouse Writers Workshop instructor Mary Harpin, discuss a theme connected to writing in the outside world and work with writing prompts. Presented by Denver Botanic Gardens.

Tattered Cover Aspen Grove Fiction Book Club

When: February 20
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

The Aspen Grove location of the Tattered Cover Book Store runs two monthly book clubs on the third Saturday of every month, one for fiction and one for nonfiction.

Tropical Trails Tour-Online

When: February 20
Where: Virtual
Cost: $10

Enjoy lush vegetation, vibrant flowers, and tropical vibes as you join Denver Botanic Gardens on an online tour through the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory, taking a closer look at some of the most popular tropical plants.

Events on Sunday, February 21

Colorado Environmental Film Festival

When: Through February 21
Where: Virtual
Cost: $10-$75

The Colorado Environmental Film Festival screens feature-length and short films by foreign, local, and young filmmakers.

French Dive and Finna

When: February 21
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Presented by BookBar, authors Eric Freeze and Nate Marshall share their thoughts on what it means to be a neighbor, a member of a community, and a global citizen. 

Syncopation

When: Through March 13
Where: SYNC Gallery, 931 Santa Fe Drive, Denver
Cost: Admission

Sync Gallery presents the second exhibition of 21 contributing artists working in a wide variety of mediums and styles.

Venus Cruz & Super Distant Boyfriend

When: February 21
Where: Dazzle @ Baur's, 1512 Curtis St., Denver
Cost: $20

From jazz to soul, hip hop to Afro-Latin, Denver-based vocalist Venus Cruz performs with Super Distant Boyfriend. In-person and streaming options available.

Are you ready to get out of the house, too? Let us know in the comments what your weekend plans look like.