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Seven September Somethings - AKA This Month in Denver

Updated: Jun 19, 2020

Let’s not pretend there’s nothing to do around these parts during this month, okay? Below is a roundup of (only!) seven events to add to your September schedule.

Sept. 11: Clayton Moonbeam Harvest

The Clayton Moonbeam Harvest, held on the historic Clayton campus in east Denver, brings together our community’s best chefs for a cause. Once a college, the Clayton campus is now home to Clayton Early Learning: a center focused on the needs of kids from prenatal to 5-years-old. The Moonbeam Harvest is an annual fundraiser to benefit Clayton’s many outreach programs. According to the event, guests at the Moonbeam Harvest will have an opportunity to “mingle with tastemakers and groundbreakers between gourmet food stations and custom bars, sipping hand-crafted cocktails, and soaking in the autumn evening on Clayton’s historic campus.” Sounds pretty good to us!

What: Clayton Moonbeam Harvest

When: 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Thursday, September 11

Where: Clayton Early Learning Campus, 3801 Martin Luther King Boulevard

Tickets: $85-$125


Photo by Rupert Jenkins, CPAC

Sept. 13: Tin-Type Portrait Day

The Colorado Photographic Arts Center (our next-door neighbors!) and the Art Students League of Denver team up to create blast from the past portraits. The event includes both a takeaway (the portrait) and a history lesson: tintypes were a popular photography style from the 1850s to 1870s.

What: Tin-Type Portrait Day

When: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturday, September 13

Where: Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street

Tickets: $60-85

Sept. 15-20: Denver Startup Week

This year marks the third annual Denver Startup Week, an event designed to connect the startup community for innovation, learning, and good old-fashioned networking. The schedule is published and registration is now open. Need some help with your schedule? Our team has pulled together an all-star panel to discuss how combining search engine optimization (SEO), pay-per-click ads (PPC), and social media can lead to powerful results. We’re calling it the “Trifecta of Digital Strategy.”

When: September 15-20

Where: Various locations

Tickets: Most events are FREE and open to all registrants


Sept. 24-27: Taste of Iceland

It might be the most difficult spoken language to learn, but Icelandic food, music, and culture is readily accessible this month! Rioja will run a special Icelandic menu, devised in partnership between James Beard-winning chef Jennifer Jasinski and Iceland’s own Viktor Örn Andrésson. Bistro Vendome’s bar will also serve specialty glacial cocktails and offering workshops and demonstrations throughout the weekend. Don’t miss local acts and their Icelander counterparts taking the stage at Three Kings for a free concert or yarn-bombing creative art!

What: Taste of Iceland

When: September 24-27

Where: Various locations

Sept. 26: Animaniacs LIVE at the Colorado Symphony, presented by Arrow Electronics

For fans of ‘90s cartoons, the Animaniacs, and the Warner sibs, Yakko, Wakko, Dot, need no introduction. Voice actors Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, and Rob Paulsen (who also voiced Pinky of Pinky and the Brain) take the stage for a performance with the Colorado Symphony that’s not to be missed! Costumes are even encouraged. (Psst, pro-tip: Use the promo code “NERDNITE” to get your choice of $25 tickets!)

When: 7:30 p.m., Friday, September 26

Where: Boettcher Concert Hall

Tickets: $22-$84


Sept. 26-Oct. 4: Denver Beer Fest

Couldn’t get tickets to GABF? Never mind that, as it’s merely one of the 300 beer events at breweries, tap-houses, restaurants, and other locations throughout the city taking place during Visit Denver’s Denver Beer Fest. Navigate the Denver Beer Trail, visit a brewery, take a beer walking tour, and (most important) drink some of the finest brews and craft beers the Queen City of the Plains has to offer.

When: September 26-October 4

Where: Various locations throughout Denver

Sept. 30: When Worlds Collide: The Moth in Denver

If storytelling is your bag, baby, famous storytelling show The Moth flies into Denver at the end of the month. Even better than listening to the Moth Podcast or the Moth Radio Hour, see stories told live and on-stage and maybe end the night with a story of your own.

What: When Worlds Collide: The Moth in Denver

When: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 30

Where: Paramount Theater

Tickets: $25-$65

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—by Leah Charney

Leah Charney is sassy yet classy and is most excited by the things she can't stop writing about, like food, music, and people. She directs operations for the team, which is just a fancy way of saying she is chief cat herder.


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