Everything You Have to Do in Denver This Weekend

Updated On 02/15/2018 at 05:01PM EST Updated On 02/15/2018 at 05:01PM EST
year of the dog celebrations
year of the dog celebrations | Editorial credit: Ekaterina
Feb 16
Various locations
Two couples will be renewing their vows to each other in the spirit of celebrating all thing love this Valentine’s week, and you’re cordially invited. Fulfill those wedding crasher fantasies and party your night away in honor of… two sets of strangers that are totally cool with you drinking during their vows. Champagne toast included, duh.
Cost: Depends how many beers to down
Friday - Saturday
Feb 16-17
Vinue Food & Wine Bar
Hosted by DJ Rockstar Aaron, this adults-only version of your grandparents’ favorite game is happening this weekend only. Feeling saucy post-Valentine’s? Then this is the outing for you. Play to win prizes that include adult toys and naughty cupcakes.
Cost: Free to play
Friday - Saturday
Feb 16-17
Urban Farmer
This is one way to take advantage of the cold winter temps. Forget drinks on the rocks: drink them straight out of an ice glass -- from a life-sized bar that’s also made of crystal clear blocks of ice. Guest bartenders will be on hand serving up unique creations all featuring Belvedere vodka. Oysters served on ice platters and some hot grilled options to warm you up are also on the menu. Come to indulge, and stay to see local chefs compete in an ice carving competition.
Cost: Free to attend but reservations are required. Cocktails and food are available at an additional cost
Feb 17
Posner Center for International Development, 1031 33rd Street
Support CU Peru by attending this three-course meal from chef Francesca Ruiz where you’ll not only get to indulge in delicious eats, but also learn to make them at home. The menu features traditional favorites like ceviche and paella, along with sangria for sipping.
Cost: $45
Feb 17
Stoney's South
The Downtown music scene is getting a new addition this weekend, and you can be among the first to check it out. The Stoney's South’s grand opening bash includes a free show from Summit Party along with drink specials.
Cost: No cover so save your cash for cocktails, beer, and shots
hop alley
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Feb 17
Hop Alley
This RiNo hotspot for Chinese cuisine is throwing one truly indulgent party for the Chinese New Year. Your ticket includes bottomless beer from Hogshead Brewery, Campari cocktails, a surf and turf Chinese buffet, and a high likelihood for some additional surprises.  
Cost: $85, includes tax and gratuity
Feb 17
Alpine Dog Brewery
The team from local seafood favorite Fish n Beer are brining their shucking skills to this special event. Celebrate the release of the new tequila barrel-aged salted chocolate imperial porter and get the chance to taste your way through a sampling of both east and west coast bivalves.
Cost: Oyster flights are free with purchase of at least one beer
chinese new year
Saturday - Sunday
Feb 17-18
Truong An Gifts, 333 South Federal Boulevard
Usher in the Year of the Dog with a celebration filled with traditions. Both days include live performances of dragon and lion dances as well as firecrackers and martial arts demonstrations. A professional ice carver will also be creating sculptures live throughout the weekend.
Cost: Free to attend
Saturday - Sunday
Feb 17-18
Denver Curling Club
Olympic fever is spreading, and curling -- the sport featuring brooms and giant pucks on ice -- is once again the focus of curiosity. Get an up-close look at the sport, watch curlers do their thing, and spend 30 minutes on the ice with professional instructors for a firsthand experience at this unique winter sport.
Cost: $20/person
Feb 18
Comedy Works Downtown
Comedian Doug Benson (you know him from Super High Me) will be spending some time in Denver likely indulging in our lax marijuana laws and definitely recording an episode of his film-focused podcast. You can attend the recording and you might catch some special surprise guests. Get creative with a movie-themed name tag for a chance to win prizes.
Cost: Tickets are $22