Concerts, free wine tasting, baseball games, and more will keep your week entertaining.
Who says the weekend gets to have all the fun? There's plenty going on around the Mile High City on weekdays and we did a roundup of some events for you to add to your calendar! Check out these 12 events happening around Denver this week.
Monday, August 12
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When: August 12-13, 6:40 p.m.
Where: Coors Field, 6:40 p.m.
Price: $6 and up
The Rockies take on the Diamondbacks right here at home for a three-game stretch. There are tickets to the Monday night’s game still available.
When: Through August 27
Where: Republic Plaza off of 16th Steet Mall
LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya has set up life-size monochromatic human forms built from LEGOs that sit on park benches, and right now, six of these new friends are sitting around Republic Plaza on 16th Street. We see some fantastic Instagram pic opportunities with this one.
Tuesday, August 13
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When: August 13, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Buell Theatre
The beloved story is presented as a musical at the Buell Theatre and has three weeknight performances this week. Check out our article here about the weekly lottery for $25 tickets!
When: August 13
Where: Sunset Cinema Galleria at the Arts Complex
The classic teen romantic comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew has a fantastic ensemble cast, including the late Heath Ledger. Sponsored by the Denver Film Society, there will be pre-screening games and even a costume contest from 7–8 p.m. The movie will start at 8 p.m. and there will be food and drinks for purchase. The movie plays rain or shine. Also, while this event is free, preregistration is required.
When: August 13, 3 p.m.- 6 p.m.
Where: 150 Clayton Lane
Blanchard Family Wines has partnered with the JW Marriot Denver Cherry Creek to offer free wine tastings every Tuesday evening in the lobby of the luxury hotel. Cheers!
Wednesday, August 14
When: August 14, 1:40 p.m.
Where: Coors Field
Price: $6 and up
If you're unable to check the Rockies out on Monday or Tuesday, they'll be playing again on Wednesday—only this time, it's an afternoon game! So maybe take an extended lunch ...?
When: August 14, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
This monthly film series is presented in partnership with the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the International Institute for Indigenous Resource Management, as well as the Denver American Indian Commission. This is a free event, doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 6:30 p.m.
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When: August 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Red Rocks Amphitheater
This acclaimed and legendary performer will host a concert under the stars!
Thursday, August 15
When: August 15, 6 p.m.
Where: Sculpture Park, 1400 Curtis Street, Denver 80202
Price: $100-$150, 21+ only
This is the first festival in Denver focused on high-quality juicy steak bites paired with signature cocktails. This one of a kind competition event between Denver’s best steakhouses will pit 20 of the region’s top steak chef’s against each other in a head to head battle for the title of Top Steak. Attendees can chow down on steak and cast votes for their favorites.
When: August 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Barr Lake State Park
Price: $8 park fee, pre-registration required
Explore Barr lake at dusk and check out the nightlife that comes out with the full moon. The hike ends at 9 p.m.
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When: August 15, 9 a.m.
Where: 21901 East Hamden Ave.
On the third Thursday of each month, the Plains Conservation Center, in conjunction with the Denver Botanic Gardens, will participate in the 2019 Scientific and Cultural facilities District Free Days program. The 1,100-acre nature preserve and educational center showcases the lives of the pioneers and the plains Native American tribes in the late 1800s. The event offers historical and ecological educational programming, wagon rides, tours of the sod villages and tipi structures, as well as refreshments.
When: August 15–17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fiddler's Green
Price: Starting at $39.95
The Grammy-winning British band will rock out under the summer sky. The band will perform into the weekend with two additional shows on Friday and Saturday!
What event do you want to check out this week? Let us know if there are any events happening this week in and around Denver that we may have missed in the comments. Have a great week!