Alright folks, it’s time for our monthly installment of “What the hell am I doing this weekend?” You could spend it sipping cocktails and gossiping on dog-friendly patios with fellow patio queen Chelsea and me, or you could venture out onto the Denver streets and expand your weekend social game.
As always, if we missed something, let us know. We’ll show up, drinks and phones in hand, ready to capture your most embarrassing moments and post them directly to social media. After we’ve used the appropriate app to edit them, of course.
Here are five of our team’s favorite July events:
Every Wednesday Evening
If you’re a Mixed Taste junkie, you understand the innate coolness of pairing unrelated topics with booze and food. And because Denver is filled with eclectic intellectuals, Mixed Taste outgrew their old space and this year partnered with the DCPA to relocate to a much larger venue. Yay elbow room! Throw on a fabulous outfit and head over for a first date, a work outing, or if you just want to meet cognitively stimulating Denverites, like us.
Slow Food Nations is a festival to taste and explore a world of good, clean, and fair food for all; it combines the energy of a street food festival, the rigor of an academic conference, and the inspiration of a cultural exchange. Enjoy dozens of interactive workshops, delicious tastings, local tours, educational talks, and plenty of meals. Slow Food Nations connects farmers and families, leaders, and eaters to share their stories while shaping the future of food.
CinemaQ Film Festival
Member $80; General $99
CinemaQ entertains and educates, provokes and persuades, moves and motivates. It celebrates the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities through the exhibition of recent and important LGBTQ films. The annual slate of films aims to share stories, pay tribute to important and iconic figures, and challenge and inspire. Love is love, friends.
$54.50 - $1,254.50
The Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s mission is to catalyze community to advance and accelerate economic opportunities for Colorado women and their families. And, in recent years, there’s no woman who has consistently advocated for women and worked harder to bring them together than former First Lady Michelle Obama. This fundraising event supports the foundation’s goals of helping low-income women earn livable wages, creating a gateway to greater access and opportunity that breaks the intergenerational cycle of poverty, and putting an end to the impossible choices a woman must make. Women, unite!
5th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest
July 29 & 30
One of the coolest things about living in Denver is having unlimited access to a vast array of parks. And if you’ve been in Denver longer than 24 hours, you know that every weekend there’s always something fun going on. The 5th Annual Cheesman Park Art Fest is no exception. This event showcases the talents of 130 juried artists from 30 states, highlighting the importance of fostering creativity in our communities. Plus, there are food trucks...which are essential to happiness.
--By Stephanie March
Stephanie March is a Denver native (people seem to like this detail), hates hiking and the mountains, but will travel for a cold PBR and an enlightening convo about the awesomeness of Anaïs Nin. She’s a senior community manager and specializes in sending semi-inappropriate GIFs to her team members. It’s a skill, people.