Denver Weekend Rundown: July 18-20

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. 

Here’s a list of our top event picks for July 18-20.

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Cherry Creek North Sidewalk Sale Deal shoppers, you don’t want to miss this! For four days, you’ll find discounts on merch from nearly 80 Cherry Creek North boutiques and businesses. Participants include La Piccola Venezia, Polished Nail Boutique, Scented Studio, Whole Foods Market Cherry Creek and more. Sidewalk Sale hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Food: Our Global Kitchen This exhibit at the History Colorado Center takes visitors on a journey around the world and through time as they browse an ancient market, cook a virtual meal, and peek inside the dining rooms of illustrious individuals. On view through September 1,  the exhibit explores the complex and intricate food system that brings food from farm to fork in sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating tasting and celebrating. Admission is $5 with the purchase of a general admission ticket. To buy your tickets online, click HERE.


Colorado Dragon Boat Festival In addition to competitive and recreational dragon boat races, festivalgoers can shop for gifts, novelties, artwork and fashion at the Asian Marketplace and enjoy delicious dishes courtesy of two Taste of Asia food courts. Plus, traditional Asian and contemporary Asian-American arts performances will take place on five stages while more intimate performances and demonstrations will be held in the Gateway to Asia. One of our favorite festival attractions is the Cultural Unity Urban Arts Showcase stage, where DJs and breakdancers perform all weekend! The festival is held at Sloan’s Lake Park Festival and goes from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today; festival hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow.

The LMAO Comedy Showcase Need a laugh? Then this standup comedy extravaganza at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse is just what the doctor ordered. Hosted by Matt Wayman, this show will feature comics who have appeared on Conan O’Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel and other shows aired nationwide, as well at theatres and venues across Denver and Colorado. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $14 at the door; showtime is 8 p.m.


D-Day Normandy: 1944 3D This new IMAX 3D film —narrated by legendary TV reporter Tom Brokaw— blends computer generated images, live-action reenactments and historic photos and film to recount the largest Allied operation of World War II. Showtimes for this 45-minute film are 1 p.m. Monday-Sunday, as well as 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, now through October 9.

What are you up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans!

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