Things to Do

Four More Things to Do in Denver This Weekend

Opening Sunday!
Opening Sunday! Arapahoe Basin
Don't get spooked by the number of events filling the calendar; just hurry to get tickets, because many are selling out. This weekend, you can also get a jump on the ski season: Wolf Creek is opening on October 16, and Arapahoe Basin on October 17.

See our list of free events this weekend here, and keep reading for four of the best ticketed events in town this weekend.

Spookadelia 4: The Curse of Novo Ita

Through October 31, Wednesdays through Sundays
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway
Spookadelia is back at Spectra Art Space. The Curse of Novo Ita is the immersive, introspective fourth installment of the Spookadelia Series from the artists, makers and mover-shakers who brought you Novo Ita and Spookadelia 1,2 and 3, along with some new surprise artists making their Spookadelia debut. "Guests who are brave enough to help lift the curse of Novo Ita will have to learn the art of rift walking and reassemble the artifact needed to save the city," organizers explain. "They will face many trials as they travel into the home of lost souls known as the Dimension of Mirrors, surpass the allure of power and wealth on the Plane of Fallen Kings, and come face to face with the darkest realms of themselves in the Miasma of Inner Monsters. Once they have assembled the artifact, they will use their newfound magic to lift the curse of Novo Ita." Okay, then! Tickets are $30 ($12 kids); book your time here.
Molly Brown House Museum
Victorian Horrors
Through October 31, 6 to 9 p.m.
Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania Street

A seasonal favorite year after year, Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum is back for the Halloween season, again treating visitors to live ghostly encounters and spooky history lessons popping up during a tour of the famous Titanic survivor’s Denver home. Groups will be limited in size and scheduled by timed-entry, and tickets, $20, are likely to sell out; learn more and register here.

VIP Chocolate Festival
Sunday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Delta by Marriott Hotel, I-25 at 120th Avenue, Northglenn

The Colorado Chocolate Festival just got a little swankier: Rather than cancel another event because of COVID concerns, the fest with a tried-and-true formula is going VIP by stripping down to an experience that’s all about the tasting and buying from top vendors without the frenzy of stage contests and entertainment. How much of a chocaholic are you? Registration, $30 or $50, is by timed entry and includes twelve or 24 tasting tickets; get tickets here.

Orpheus Descending
Sunday, October 17, 6 p.m.
El Centro Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe
Visionbox Studio opens its eleventh season with its first full-length performance since COVID hit. Orpheus Descending, directed by Jennifer McCray Rincon, is set in a small Mississippi town in the 1950s, and explores what Tennessee Williams called “the fugitive kind,” men and women outside of dominant society who were, to him, the most fragile and the most beautiful. General admission tickets are $30; Producer's Circle are $75 and include a catered reception including food and drink from 5 to 6 p.m. Find out more here.

Know of a great event in Denver? We'll be updating this list through the weekend; send information to [email protected]
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