7 best things to do in the Denver area this weekend: Oct. 16-18, 2020

Posted at 2:04 PM, Oct 14, 2020

DENVER — Here are seven things to do this weekend across the Denver area. Stay safe out there!

One Book Colorado is happening from Oct. 13 to Oct. 25. Every four-year-old in the state can pick up a free copy of this year’s One Book Colorado book, The Little Red Fort by Brenda Maier, from their local library. Books will also be distributed to students in Denver Preschool Program classrooms. The book is available in both English and Spanish.

Virtual Conversations with Women in STEM will take place on Thursday, Oct. 22, from 5:30-7 p.m. The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame is inviting you to hear from five of their Inductees about thriving in tumultuous times based on their personal experience. You will virtually meet amazing women, hear wise advice from them and leave inspired to aspire higher.

• Check out Jazzed, a virtual music event benefitting Inner City Health Center. On Friday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. you can enjoy music, fun and inspiring testimonies of why Inner City Health Center is worthy of support. Music guests include Hazel Miller, Chris Daniels, and the Stukey Singers from Stukey Elementary. The event will be hosted by Murphy Huston from KOSI and Katie LaSalle from Denver7. Register for the event today!

• Join the Great America Beer Festival for a new kind of festival. Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18, Great American Beer Festival passport holders will have exclusive access to beer deals at participating festival breweries nationwide. In addition, from Oct. 16-17, passport holders will have exclusive access to online content during the Official Virtual Festival. Tune in for tips and tricks to enhance beer knowledge and enjoyment; lager lore and sudsy stories from craft beer luminaries; profiles of breweries and individuals that are transforming their communities one beer at a time; and flavor fusions through beer and food pairings to tantalize the taste buds. Get your passport for only $20!

• Head to the Jefferson County Fairgrounds for the Whale of a Used Book Sale from Oct. 14 – Oct. 18. Tickets are $5 per person and benefit Jefferson County Public Library. Reservations are required.

• Experience Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum in a whole new way! Start your in-person experience with a live-stream transmission from one of their Gothic horror authors come back from the grave. Each night of Victorian Horrors will feature a different “lively” spirit sharing their ghostly tale. Then, revel in the atmosphere of the decidedly spooky nighttime environment of the Molly Brown House as you creep from room to room hearing tales of Halloweens gone by. Tickets to this event gives you access to six of their favorite Victorian Horror actors presenting rales to be viewed from the safety of your own home before or after you visit. This event takes place Oct. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Suggested for ages 12 and up, per parental discretion.

• Dairy Block will be hosting their 3rd Annual Fall Flannel Fest on Sunday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Held in the Dairy Block Alley, this outdoor community event will feature a festive line-up of events for all ages, including live music, balloon art, an urban pumpkin patch, individual pumpkins decorating kits for the kiddos and a touchless photo booth with a fall backdrop and scarecrow art installations throughout! This event is FREE, but due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, advanced registration is required and very limited. Register today!