The 21 Best Events in Denver, November 13-19

Get oozy at the Denver Grilled Cheese Fest!
Get oozy at the Denver Grilled Cheese Fest! Danielle Lirette
From the highbrow to very down-to-earth events, we've got everything you're looking for this week. Get down to Pusha T on Tuesday, dive elbow-deep into  grilled cheese sandwiches on Wednesday or walk the runway with Christian Dior when the much-anticipated exhibit of his work opens at the Denver Art Museum. All that and more is on this week's list of the 21 best things to do in Denver!

Tuesday, November 13

Lost among his series of ill-informed political bromides was the fact that MAGA-hatted Kanye West produced one of the year's leanest and meanest hip-hop albums, the earth-scorching and Drake-ethering Daytona. The diabolical manifesto came from Pusha T, a veteran of the rap game with zero fucks to give. Following a palate-pleasing warm-up from Brooklyn-based ensemble Phony Ppl, the MC previously known as Terrence Thornton will lay lyrical waste to the stage at Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake Street, starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 13; for tickets, $35, and more information, visit

Wednesday, November 14

Get an early start on your holiday eating at the Denver Grilled Cheese Fest, a celebration of everyone's favorite cold-day comfort food. More than twenty restaurants and beverage companies will come armed with their best grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soups, beer and wine, and the big cheese will receive the Meltdown Award and bragging rights for at least another year. Tickets for the 21-and-over event are $55 for general admission and $125 for VIP, which includes early entrance; get yours at Ooze away from 6 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at Mile High Station, 2027 West Lower Colfax Avenue.

Thursday, November 15

Election Day is over, for better or worse, and it's time to decide what we want in the future and where to focus our political energy. Get a jump-start thinking about the issues when Warm Cookies of the Revolution hosts its Bring Your Government: F*ck, Chuck or Marry Edition!, with community speakers Kalyn Heffernan (of Wheelchair Sports Camp fame), James Roy II of Park Hill Collective Impact and RTD board candidate Jamie Perkins voicing their pet issues and peeves moving on. Andrew Orvedahl and Janae Burris will provide comedic relief, and everyone is invited to join in some cooperative LEGO-building. Keep your issues on the burner at least from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, at the McNichols Building; admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested at the door to help with program costs. Learn more at

click to enlarge Make your spirit bright at Central City Opera's L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour fundraiser. - COURTESY OF CENTRAL CITY OPERA
Make your spirit bright at Central City Opera's L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour fundraiser.
Courtesy of Central City Opera
All the Central City Opera wants for Christmas is a bang-up program schedule and activities for next summer’s opera season high in the hills. Get some ideas for your holiday season decor while raising bucks for the CCO's goals at the annual L’Esprit de Noël Holiday Home Tour of decorated homes in the Belcaro and Bonnie Brae neighborhoods. It all starts with a kick-off party and floral workshop on Thursday, November 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shaver-Ramsey Fine & Custom Rugs, 589 Fillmore Street; regular tours commence on November 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, beginning at 740 South Jackson Street. Party tickets are $80 and include the tour, and regular tickets range from $28 to $50; get more information and the best ticket-price option at

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