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Six More Things to Do in and Around Denver This Weekend

Six More Things to Do in and Around Denver This Weekend
Conor McCormick-Cavanagh
What a long, strange trip this past year has been, and it's bound to get stranger as the city opens wide for the MLB All-Star Game on July 13. In the meantime, there's a mind-bending array of events in and around town this week.

Find our lists of free options here, All-Star-related festivities here, and arty events here. Now keep reading for six ticketed events you won't want to miss this weekend:

Colorado Tiny House Festival
Sunday, July 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Riverdale Regional Park (Adams County Fairgrounds), Brighton

The Colorado Tiny House Festival is back and tinier than ever, with speeches, vendors, food options and an assortment of small living structures, from tiny houses on wheels to container homes, a semi-trailer conversion, skoolies, van conversions, teardrops, yurts and more. Tickets are $20 (plus fee); get them here.

click to enlarge Series Fest runs through July 11. - CITY SO REAL
Series Fest runs through July 11.
City So Real
Through Sunday, July 11

Couch potatoes, unite! The annual celebration of the next big thing in serial television and streaming continues through Sunday. Enjoy more pilot screenings, panels, a short series competition, TV shows from around the world, series made on smartphones, dives into podcasting, and opportunities for aspiring writers to pitch their scripts. See the full lineup and get ticket information at the SeriesFest website.

And Toto too, Fractured Moonlight
Now through July 24, 7 to 9 p.m.
Lawn at Colorado Free University, 7653 East First Place in Lowry

And Toto too, the woman-run Denver theater company that champions female playwrights, will get back in front of a live audience again with Fractured Moonlight, a world premiere dramedy by Carrie Printz, directed by Susan Lyles. It’s about Max, a former war reporter, knocked out of the profession by an injury, who shows up without notice at the home of his ex-wife and daughter. Can they work things out? Bring a lawn chair or sit on the grass at the CFU for this outdoor performance and find out. Purchase tickets, $20, here.

Jurassic Quest Drive Thru
Now through July 18 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Broadmoor World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Boulevard, Colorado Springs

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel through Jurassic Park? Find out when the Jurassic Quest Drive Thru comes to the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs. This blockbuster experience, with three character-led audio tours, includes seventy realistic-looking dinosaur models, from baby dinos to a T-Rex and a fifty-foot megalodon. Already tested by 2.5 million people around the country, the recreation of a bygone age is sure to bring out the paleontologist in you...and you don't even have to leave your car. Tickets, $49 for a vehicle of up to eight people, are available at the Jurassic Quest website.

Van Gogh Alive
Now through September 26, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays), closed Mondays
The Hangar at Stanley, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora

The first in Denver’s dueling immersive Van Gogh experiences begins this week when Van Gogh Alive opens at the Stanley Marketplace. Produced by the Melbourne-based Grand Experiences, this Van Gogh is tied to the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, and visitors will travel through the installation, enveloped by Van Gogh’s most treasured works. Admission ranges from free to $40; reserve yours and learn more here.

Sunday Sundae Bowl Fundraiser
Sunday, July 11, 2 to 4 p.m.
Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant Street

Have your ice cream and keep the bowl, too, at the Art Students League of Denver’s summer Sunday Sundae Bowl Fundraiser, a sweet summer cool-off that’s family-friendly and offers relief from the heat wave. Treat yourself to creamery-fresh ice cream from Sweet Action, served in a bowl handmade by ASLD students, and feel good about helping the grassroots art school build for the future. A $35 ticket includes a one-of-a-kind bowl; register here in advance.

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