Denver Film Festival, Free Night at the Museums and more: 7 things to do in Denver this weekend

Posted at 8:27 PM, Nov 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-04 12:19:07-04

DENVER -- Every weekend, Denver7 compiles a list of some family friendly events you might enjoy. Here are our picks for the 7 best things to do in the Denver metro area this weekend.    

1. Denver film festival

What: The 40th annual Denver Film Festival continues this weekend.

When: The festival runs until Nov, 12.

Where: Screenings and events will take place at various venues, including the Sie FilmCenter, UA Denver Pavilions and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. 

Admission: Ticket prices start at $15.

More info: https://www.denverfilm.org/

2. First Friday

What: Kick off Denver Arts Week with the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe Drive!  Year-round, rain or shine, join us on First Fridays to visit more than 100 art galleries, artists' studios, and creative businesses.  A free guided shuttle loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath and back north on Santa Fe Drive. 

When: Nov. 3, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Where: Art District on Santa Fe

Admission: Fee

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/366269377144934/

3. Free night at the museums

What: Denver's best museums are open late and admission is free. Shuttles make it easy to explore all evening!

When: Nov. 4, from 5-10 p.m.

Where: Denver

Admission: Free

More info: https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/programs/free-night-at-the-museums/

4. Denver arts week

What: The eleventh annual Denver Arts Week is an eight-day celebration of all things art in The Mile High City. The program, presented by VISIT DENVER, The Convention & Visitors Bureau, features more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters and concert halls many of which are deeply discounted.

When: Nov. 3-11

Where: Denver

Admission: Varies by event

More info: https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/

5. Breakin' Convention

What: Breakin' Convention is the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner. Kick off Breakin' Convention with the FREE 303 Jam on Saturday, November 4 from 1 to 5pm at The Buell Theatre for a FREE festival celebrating the event! 

When: Nov. 3 – Nov. 4

Where: Denver Center for Performing Arts

Admission: Varies by event

More info: https://www.denvercenter.org/shows/breakin-convention

6. Fall back beer fest

What: Celebrating beer and beer education with some of the finest craft breweries and experts that Colorado has to offer in the heart of the Rockies

When: Nov. 4, from 1-5 p.m.

Where: 1125 ROOFTOP WAYin Estes Park

Admission: $15 - $55

More info: https://www.fallbackbeerfest.com/

7. La Calavera Catrina

What: Join Denver Botanic Gardens in celebrating Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, with an exploration of the iconic and elegant female skeleton known as La Catrina.

When: Oct. 14-Nov.5

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Admission: $9-$12.50

More info: https://www.botanicgardens.org/exhibits/la-calavera-catrina