Oct 21, 2021 - News

What to do this weekend in Denver, Oct. 22-24

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We all know that feeling of turning to your partner, friends or wondering aloud to yourself — what should we do this weekend?

Well, look no further. Here are our picks for this weekday break.

❤️️ Share your dating doozies on Friday at an interactive comedy show called "Finding Love" in Union Station’s basement. Come early for a 7pm cocktail hour before the show, followed by a dance party.

📚 Bookworms rejoice at the weekend-long Fort Collins Book Fest, kicking off Friday. Denver author Kali Fajardo-Anstine will offer the keynote at 2pm Saturday.

🥃 Sip on something strong at Centennial Center Park on Saturday, where samplings flow freely at the Whiskey Warmer festival. Food trucks will also be on-site, because sustenance is important.

🧙‍♀️ Bring your broom to Witch Fest at Elitch Gardens on Saturday, when you can experience a live ritual to honor the dead, have your aura read and even shop for a new broom if your current one doesn't cut it.

💡 Open your mind on Saturday at TEDxMileHigh: Rethink, featuring two live sessions of speakers, plus interactive exhibits and an experience lounge to reimagine the future.

🍺 Come thirsty to Resolute Brewing in Centennial on Saturday for the annual South in Your Mouth beer festival, where 12 local breweries will pour special releases. Ticket sales benefit a local charity and include a commemorative glass with unlimited 4-ounce pours.

👟 Slip on your sneakers for the Day of the Dead 5K & 10K around City Park this Sunday. Arts and food vendors will set up for the event.

🖼️ Check out the Denver Art Museum's $175 million makeover for free (!) at the long-awaited grand opening Sunday.

🌈 Join Goldspot Brewing's first Queertoberfest, featuring fall seasonals and women-owned breweries, including Lady Justice and Wah Gwaan. A portion of the proceeds go to a nonprofit of each brewery's choice.

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