Random things to do this month.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead (Oct. 31 - Nov. 3rd)
Just because October is over, doesn’t mean you have to stop celebrating creepy stuff. El Dia Del Muerto (or Day of the Dead) is Mexico’s all hallow’s eve celebration and it actually lasts until November 2nd. So paint your face with a sexy skull, dawn your flamenco attire and take to the streets with all the spirits of your ancestors.
Take free online avalanche awareness training with CAIC
Whether you plan on getting into the backcountry or not, the knowledge and information presented in these classes is good for everyone who gets outside in winter. And on the Colorado Avalanche Information Center’s website, you can access free Avalanche Awareness programs.
Tour a Sake Brewery - Colorado Sake Co., Denver
There are only 10 Sake breweries in bthe entire US, and Denver’s got one of them. Denver Sake Company is inviting guests to come and tour their facility, taste flights of locally crafted sake paired with sushi from Denver Sushi House. Learn how sake is made, sample a variety of Denver Sake Company’s sakes and become a sake connoisseur.
Bridging the Music presents Denver MiniFest - Nov. 11; Herman’s Hideaway, Denver
Local live music, touring acts and visual arts and artists all come together at Hermin’s hideaway to celebrate music, art and community. Vendors will be vending while visitors (who all get their own socially distanced table) shop and enjoy the music.
Mountain Metal Fest - Nov. 14; Colorado Springs
If you’re trying to rock out, thrash, headbang and mosh (in a socially distanced manner), you’ve got to check out the second annual Mountain Metal Festival. For just $15 you’ll see live performances from bands like KrashKarma, Michael Morro and the Culprits, Dirty Kings and The Endless Line.
The Cocktail Majors, cocktail festival - Nov. 15; Dairy Block, Denver
The finest cocktail craftsmen in all the land gather to put the mastery of their skills on display, and up for tasting at this unique cocktail festival. Play mini gold while you sip on mules, margs, mojitos, old fashioneds and more while watching the Masters golf tournament at Denver’s new microdistrict: Dairy Block. Tickets available online.
Catch a live show at the Number 38, Denver’s newest venue - RiNo
A brand new live music venue opened up last month in RiNo, that is unlike any other show venue in Denver. Number 38 is classy, it’s COVID-conscious, it’s huge and the music is always free. Just go online, check out the artist schedule and reserve a time slot. All you pay for once inside are food and drinks, which you can enjoy at your table while the music plays onstage.
Whiskey and Woodworking - Nov. 21; Warren Station, Keystone Village
Get your Ron Swanson on at this Distilled Spirits and Speakers event that combines whiskey tasting with carpentry projects. Stranahans, Tinicup and Deerhammer (all local distillers) provide the spirits — while the Frosted Flamingo Art Studio provides all the necessary tools and materials to get crafty.
Go to a comedy show
Need a laugh? A night of live entertainment? A COVID safe environment? Comedy Works in Denver is hosting socially distanced, COVID-mindful shows again. Check out Josh Wolf Nov. 3-7, Tim Dillon Nov. 12-14, Adam Cayton-Holland on Nov. 27 or just check out the Comedy Works website and look at the calendar for others.
Experience “An Evening With...” different live bands at the Boulder Theater
Live music is back at the Boulder theater! Shows are just a little different for now. Bands play from 7 to 8 PM and tickets include two drinks, two McDevitt’s tacos, chips and salsa and a table socially distanced from the other guests. Check out Boulder Theater’s website for an updated list of performances and tickets.
Disc golf through a ghost town - Ghost Town Disc Golf Course; Russell Gulch, Co
Disc golf is one of the ultimate chill-autumn-sport — it’s relaxing, entertaining, mildly active and done outside. Few courses are as unique as Ghost Town, though. Located in Russell Gulch, just 45 minutes up in the mountains, this course has been built into an old abandoned mining town. It’s creepy, it’s beautiful and pretty novel. It’s by reservation only, though, so call Brian or Beth at 303-582-3083 to get your spot.