Free museums, Denver Film Festival and more: 7 best things to do in Denver this weekend

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

1. Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Denver Botanic Gardens

What: The Denver Botanic Gardens are hosting a family-friendly celebration for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with activities, performances and a costume contest.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street

When: Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission: FREE

More info: https://www.botanicgardens.org/events/special-events/dia-de-los-muertos

2. Check out a museum for free

What: Museums across Denver are open late and offering free admission on Saturday as part of Denver Arts Week. There’s even a shuttle to help you get from one museum to the next.

Where: Various locations

When: Saturday, Nov. 3

Admission: FREE

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

3. See a movie or two at the Denver Film Festival

What: The 41st annual Denver Film Festival just kicked off this week and runs through Nov. 11. The festival features films from across the United States and the world, giving you the chance to see movies you might not otherwise.

Where: Sie FilmCenter, UA Denver Pavilions and McNichols Annex

When: Oct. 31 through Nov. 11

Admission: Ticket prices vary but regular screenings cost $16 ($12 for Denver Film Society members)

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

4. Take a stroll and enjoy some local art at First Friday

What: It’s the first Friday of the month, and that means art galleries and shops in Denver’s various art districts will be opening their doors for First Friday art walks. 

Where: Various locations

When: Friday, Nov. 2

Admission: FREE

More info: https://www.denver.org/denver-arts-week/programs/know-your-arts-first-friday/

5. Get an early start on your holiday shopping at the Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show

What: Explore hundreds of booths displaying art, crafts, food, jewelry, toys and other gift ideas at this sprawling holiday bazaar.

Where: Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave.

When: Nov. 2 to Nov. 4

Admission: $15.50 (kids under 13 get in free)

More info: http://coloradochristmasgiftshow.com/

6. Sip wines from all over the world at the Denver International Wine Festival

What: Taste delicious wines and food as well as art and charity auctions at the 14th annual Denver International Wine Festival.

Where: Denver Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Blvd., Westminster

When: Nov. 1 to Nov. 3

Admission: Various ticket levels starting at $95

More info: http://www.denverwinefest.com/

7. Don a onesie and go on a bar crawl

What: If drinking in your pajamas is your thing, then you might be interested in the Great Onesie Bar Crawl. It’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like.

Where: Various bars, starting at the Ginn Mill, 2014 Larimer St.

When: Saturday, Nov. 3 from 3 to 9 p.m.

Admission: $25

More info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-onesie-bar-crawl-denver-2018-tickets-47491699953

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