Monday, September 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Overworked and underpaid despite their daily challenges and formative role in shaping young minds, teachers deserve a free night of fun as much (if not more) than anybody. Partying pedagogues can kick off the school week at the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District's Educators Night, a studious soirée unfolding tonight at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Guests can scout SCFD-affiliated institutions for potential student-group learning opportunities while enjoying complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. The festivities also include Space Tours in Gates Planetarium and a 3-D screening of Our Blue Planet in Phipps IMAX Theater. Admission is free but solely for educators; each guest does have a plus-one invite, however, so interested readers can always try befriending a teacher before the day is done. Visit the DMNS events calendar for more details.
Wednesday, September 26, 8 to 11 p.m.
A hybrid of panel, chat and game show, Splice It! is a cinephile-driven spin on public-radio mainstay Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! with a colorful cast of puppets. Hosted by Alamo Drafthouse Denver creative director Steve Bessette, the monthly Splice It! introduces audiences to a rotating roster of guests before the brain-teasing games begin. September's panel includes Helix Education's Watson Mulkey, Call of the Void's Alex Pace and BarFly's own Brittney Metheny. Admission is free; visit the Alamo Drafthouse Sloan's Lake events calendar to learn more.
Thursday, September 27, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Bound for Washington, D.C., and an administrative role at the National Cannabis Festival, Ru Johnson is making her final public speaking appearance at DIME Denver's Masterclass. Celebrated for both chronicling and boosting Denver's hip-hop scene, Johnson began her illustrious career as a music journalist for this very publication before leaving print behind to found Roux Black Consulting, where she could produce and promote her own shows. An inspiring, entertaining and unfailingly candid account of her twelve years as a Denver resident, "Surviving The Mile High" is the story of how Johnson seized the opportunity to shape a city's music community. Visit DIME Denver's Eventbrite page to register and get more information.