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7 things to do in the Denver area this weekend, Aug. 21-23, 2020

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Posted at 2:21 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 16:21:48-04

DENVER — Here are seven things to do across the Denver area this weekend.

• Head to the Outlets at Castle Rock for their Colorado Car Addicts 5th Annual Charity Car Show this Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Enjoy cars, music, food trucks and conversations with Colorado car enthusiasts! There is no entry fee for this event, but a $25 donation to benefit Wellspring Community is suggested.

• Regal Cinemas is reopening and they are welcoming back their customers with $5 Flashback Features. Starting this Friday, Aug. 21, you can catch classic and iconic films at your local Regal theatre for only $5 ($3 for children). Find out what date your favorite Regal theatre reopens at the theatre reopening dates page.

• Imagine all the super heroes and super villains you’ve ever loved coming together in one place?? Accessible for 24 hours at DCFanDome.com, you can join fans from all 7 continents for the largest gathering of talent, announcements and content reveals in the history of DC. This is a 24-hour, immersive virtual fan experience, which brings the universe of DC to life and features the stars, filmmakers and creators behind its biggest films, TV series, games and comics. This virtual event is completely FREE and kicks off at 11am on Saturday, Aug. 22 (laptops or desktops only). Head to the DC Comics Blog for more information.

• Check out the 19th annual Boulder Market in Central Park Downtown Boulder! This Sunday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. you can find a vast array of vendors featuring affordable visual art, high quality handmade items and unique treasures sold from local vendors. You will have the opportunity to meet and talk to the artists, enjoy a live musical performance, play in the park along the Boulder Creek and entertain your family for free. Live music will start at 12pm.

• Have you ever wondered to yourself what your dog is thinking? The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has you covered. Their exhibit “Dogs! A Science Tail” is a fun, interactive glimpse into the world of our canine friends. The exhibit highlights the extraordinary ways dogs see, hear, and smell their surroundings and explores why humans and dogs are best friends. Experience range from listening to hidden sounds that dogs can hear but human’s cant, excavating replicas of fossils to determine if they belong to wolves or dogs, walking a dog through an interactive neighborhood to understand how pets strength the community and testing your pop culture knowledge during a game of “Jeapawdy.” A separate dated and timed ticket is required for both “Dogs! A Science Tail” and general admission so be sure to add both to your cart.

• Aviation Day is celebrated nationally on August 19th to promote all things aviation and falls on the anniversary of Orville Wright’s birthday, but why celebrate for just one day?? Join the Wings Over the Rockies to celebrate Aviation Day with discounted admission, fun contests and prizes for all ages from Aug. 19 – Aug. 23. Head here to purchase tickets and be sure to enter in the date and time you are interested in going.

• K Contemporary presents “Black Bodies – White Lies,” incredibly timely, thought-provoking, and ground breaking exhibition and performance by an international acclaimed artist, Carlos Martiel. “Black Bodies – White Lies” is a compilation of performances done previously by the artist in Buenos Aires at CCK, Denver for the Biennial of the Americas, and the last one in New York during Martel’s confinement for the pandemic and more precisely after George Floyd’s murder. At the heart of Martiel’s work are powerful performances that raise questions about the way various societies have treated ethnic minorities and outsiders throughout history. Sign up slots are individual to limit the number of attendees to 5 people per 20 minute interval. For the safety of everyone, social distancing and masks are required.