This weekend, Denver comes alive with experimental theater, Mardi Gras celebrations, and more.

Friday, March 1

First Friday Art Walk

When: Monthly
Where: Denver’s Art District on Santa Fe

See hundreds of artists along with live entertainment, food, and beverages on the first Friday of every month!

Off the Clock: Secret Garden

When: Mar. 1
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

This cocktail party will be set amongst indoor gardens and will feature live music, tea tastings, and other entertainment. Tickets are $21 in advance. 

Colfax Art Crawl: New Orleans Style

When: Mar. 1
Where: 40 West Arts District in Lakewood

This New Orleans-inspired street party will feature The Denver Brass and other musicians, live art demonstrations, palm readers, face painters, and artwork for sale.

2019 Colorado Dragon Film Festival

When: Mar. 1-3
Where: Alama Drafthouse Sloan's Lake

This Pan-Asian film festival celebrates women in the arts and the culture and influence of Asian Pacific American communities through film. 

Boulder International Film Festival

When: Mar. 1-3
Where: Various Venues in Downtown Boulder

The 15th annual Boulder International Film Festival will feature more than 50 films, from documentaries to shorts and comedies, along with special events, celebrity appearances, and more. Read more about the Boulder International Film Festival.

Boulder International Film Festival

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Saturday, March 2

Mile High Soul Club

When: Mar. 2
Where: Syntax Physic Opera

DJ’s spin classic soul, Motown, and funk records at this monthly dance party.

Denver Art Museum Free First Saturday

When: Mar. 2
Where: Denver Art Museum

Enjoy free admission on the first Saturday of every month at the Denver Art Museum. Check out the full list of free-admission days at Colorado museums for 2019.

Wizards and Witches Beer Festival

When: Mar. 2
Where: The Church

The Church is transformed into a wizarding world complete with winter brews, photo opportunities, food, and live music from the Sorceress Sisters and DJ Merlin. 

Up with People 2019 Gala

When: Mar. 2
Where: Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center

This annual gala returns to celebrate Up with People and will include a silent auction, dinner and program, and after-party.

Flash Fest: An Evening of One-Minute Performances

When: Mar. 2
Where: Savoy at Curtis Park

Denver actors, puppeteers, musicians, dancers, and other performers will put on one-minute creations to celebrate the "act of making." The audience will have a chance to judge each performance in different categories. Tickets are $15 and include finger food. 

Dairy Block Mardi Gras Celebration

When: Mar. 2-3
Where: Dairy Block

Enjoy live music and entertainment, themed food, costumes, and immersive experiences. $80 tickets include two drinks. 

8th Annual Beer, Bacon, and Coffee Fest

When: Mar. 2
Where: Denver Beer Co

Wake up early for beer, bacon, and coffee at this annual event. A $40 ticket includes a breakfast burrito, coffee, as much bacon as you can eat, and a mug to fill with breakfast-themed brews. 

people drinking beer and eating bacon

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Sunday, March 3

The Craftsman's Market

When: Mar. 3
Where: Salvage Design Center

Come shop a selection of local crafts from blacksmiths, carpenters, sign-makers, and more. 

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sundays

When: Through Mar. 31
Where: Grandma’s House

Purchase a beer to get free embroidery materials and stitch the day away.

What will YOU be doing this weekend? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Share them with us in the comments below.