If you’re a fan of serious, intelligent conversations over a cold one with friends or strangers, then this weekend is for you. The Biennial of the Americas kicked off it’s international festival on Wednesday with parties celebrating art, culture and human innovation all day, but it will still be going strong until September 2nd. Tonight starting at 7 p.m. is Denver Night!, a free concert held at Civic Center Park featuring Nick Cave, eclectic art and even some members of The Fray.
The festival also partnered up with local breweries Denver Beer Co., Wynkoop Brewing Company, Great Divide Brewing Co. and Strange Brewing Company for a venture into Craft Urbanism this Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. The public festival celebrates pop-up beer gardens featuring the four breweries. Drawn from the city’s urban fabric, four locations within a single block radius—14th Street, 15th Street, Wynkoop Street and Wazee Street—will be transformed into distinct spaces for people to gather and enjoy locally crafted beer. Doesn’t sound like an experience you should miss, does it?
Underground Music Showcase
July 18-21; The yearly celebration of music known as the UMS has always been at the forefront of Colorado’s burgeoning local music community. The festival started out as a delicately curated night of music at the Bluebird Theater with 100 percent of ticket sales going to the bands. The first year was modest, with 300 people coming out to hear four bands. But after a number of years bouncing between the Bluebird and Gothic theaters, the UMS moved to South Broadway in the summer of 2006.
Global Dance Festival
Red Rocks Amphitheater
If you don’t have your tickets for Global Dance Festival yet you can still be a part of the weekend! Tickets for all 3 nights will be available at the Red Rocks box office the night of the show. 3-day passes already sold out so only single day tickets are available. There’s always a chance tickets could sell out, so make sure you get there early if you plan on purchasing at the door. The box office is located on Red Rocks Park Road (entrance 2).
Winter Park Jazz Festival
July 20 & 21. All Day Gates Open at 10. Music starts at 12 p.m. ends around 6 p.m.
Festival hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2 Admission. Featuring Evergreen’s 1st beer tasting event, Palette of Brews!
Friday, July 19
Hops for Habitat Brewfest
Plains Conservation Center
Tickets $40 at the door.
BEER: 14 Colorado microbreweries
LIVE BANDs: Two bands performing, Andy Sydow Band and BetterLateBlues.
FOOD TRUCKS, WAGON RIDES, SCENERY & more!
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Saturday, July 20
A Night to Remember 2013
Copper Kettle Brewing Company
Join us on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 from 4-8 PM for our second annual “A Night to Remember”, as we raise a pint to honor Alexander C. Teves, age 24, brew club member #28, who was one of the victims of the Aurora shooting a year ago.
Castle Rock WineFest
The Grange at the Meadows
Castle Rock WineFest, an outdoor wine tasting event, will offer more than two dozen wineries and over 180 varieties of Colorado wine. This event draws wine aficionados for its tastings, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, fabulous food trucks, and an amazing local band to dance into the night. The Chamber’s Annual WineFest is a festival where wine lovers will have an opportunity to participate in a Grand Tasting of Colorado wines at one convenient location The Grange in the Meadows, 3692 Meadows Blvd. Castle Rock, Colorado.
Wine 101: A Guided Tasting
Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
Sick of letting a simple wine list throw you off your game? Shop and sip in high style with a comprehensive guide to wine. Get comfortable with wine terminology, grape appellations, and the process of wine tasting in an interactive class that will give you new insight into your palate and the wide world of wine. This wine primer takes you on a tour of wine terminology, history, and grape characteristics as you taste and compare eight famous varieties. (Eight wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, off-dry Riesling, and an old world version of a white and a red.)
Wine & Art
Turquoise Mesa Winery
Come and drink award-winning Colyorado wines and paint a masterpiece to take home! Come half an hour early to do a tasting and choose the glass of wine you’ll sip on while you paint, then enjoy a fun environment with classes taught by artist Ashley Machacek. $40 gets you a glass of wine, some munchies, supplies & canvas.
Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest
Hops & Pie
Denver’s Littlest Big Wild & Sour Fest, which starts at noon, features flights and single pours of rare and specially produced sour and wild beers from Crooked Stave, New Belgium, Paradox, Avery, Odell, Funkwerks, the Bruery, Grand Teton Brewing, Boulevard and Russian River.
Beer Tasting Festival at McGinty’s
McGinty’s Mining Claim, Florissant
McGinty’s Mining Claim & Paradox Beer Company are proud sponsors of The 2013 Lost Dutchman Beer Festival! Join Us for a fun afternoon sampling some of Colorado’s best beers. VIP early admission offers you extra time to meet each brewer and ask about each special brew. Enjoy the afternoon at one of Colorado’s most beautiful local resorts. Indoor and outdoor seating, live music by “Now But Not Yet”, and a variety of delicious foods available for purchase will make this a special summer event.
Boulder Beer Company
Tickets are $25. All proceeds benefit the Conscious Alliance.
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Sunday, July 21
bRUNch at Wynkoop
9:15am – 12:15pm
Wynkoop Brewing Company
Wynkoop will be hosting bRUNch on July 21. We will meet outside the brewery for check in at 9:15 a.m. We will leave for the run at 9:30 a.m. The cost for this bRUNch is $20 and includes one entree, two drinks, tax and gratuity.
Check out the full menu here: https://www.facebook.com/events/173780162800194/
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Jazz in the Park
6pm – 8pm
The 2013 season begins June 2nd and continues for 10 weeks each Sunday night from 6-8 p.m. The concerts are FREE for everyone, rain or shine, and located at the pavilion in City Park.
- July 26 – Denver Summer Brew Fest (Tickets)
- July 28 – Bar Stool Open Mini-Golf Bar Crawl (Tickets)
- August 4 – Avery 20th Anniversary Party (Tickets)
- August 16 – Endless Summer (Tickets)
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