Denver has some exploratory events scheduled this week. Start it while giggling at an Open Mike comedy show and end it while jamming at Musical Perspectives. Whoever controls the week, take a look at this recap of what’s happening in Denver.

Reminder, masks, and social distancing are mandatory at any of these in-person events.

Monday March 22nd

Open the Mike Comedy Show

Photo courtesy of Chuck Roy on Facebook

When: March 22, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free – $ 25 get tickets here

The lowdown: Hear sets from local comedians as well as funny commentary from host and comedian Mike Langworthy during an Open Mike Comedy Show. If you’re feeling brave, you can even take part in the virtual showcase with your own stand-up.

Tuesday March 23rd

Live stream with Harlan Coben in conversation with Michael Connelly

Photo courtesy of Tattered Cover on Facebook.

When: March 23, 5 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 33 tickets here

The lowdown: Tattered Cover presents a live stream with Harlan Coben in conversation with Michael Connelly. You can listen to the two authors talk about Coben’s new book Win and discuss other scholarly topics.

Cider & sides

Photo courtesy of Stem Cider’s RiNo Taproom on Facebook

When: March 23, 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Sti Cider’s RiNo Taproom, 2811 Walnut St., Denver

Costs: $ 26- $ 28 get tickets here

The lowdown: At Ciders & Sides, immerse yourself in four delicious cupcakes and four fresh ciders. This Tuesday, Stem Ciders is partnering with Mermaid’s Bakery to find a sugar-filled combo that will make your day brighter. The pairing is offered in the taproom or for collection.

Wednesday March 24th

Stranahan’s virtual cocktail class

Photo courtesy Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey

When: March 24, 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 11 tickets available here

The lowdown: Have a few chic drinks during a virtual cocktail class in Stranahan. At Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey, the event is being hosted by mixologist Lucas Townsend to help you prepare two cocktails with Stranahan’s Blue Peak.

The Gin & Jazz series

Photo courtesy of Fireside at Five on Facebook

When: March 24th – 31st

Where: Different places

Costs: You can find different prices here

The lowdown: Fireside at Five is back with The Gin & Jazz Series. The series features local musicians and ensembles who embody the historical culture “Harlem of the West”. This Wednesday you can jam music from Stafford Hunter and Latin Jazz Explorations.

Michael Twitty lecture

Photo courtesy of the Jewish Community Center Denver

When: March 24th, 7pm

Where: On-line

Costs: $ 18 a household here

The lowdown: The Jewish Community Center Denver is giving a Michael Twitty lecture. Join the virtual lecture on Passover, Diaspora, Exodus and more from James Beard Award-winning food historian Michael W. Twitty.

A foretaste of the Emerald Island

Photo courtesy of Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse on Facebook

When: March 24, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Pl., Denver

Costs: Get $ 125 tickets here

The lowdown: Dinner is served on the Emerald Island at Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse. You can try Irish rarebit and potato leek soup, cottage pie, and sticky toffee pudding with cocktail pairings.

Digital Earth: Stonehenge to Skyscrapers

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: March 24, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 10 tickets here

The lowdown: Take a trip around the globe to explore structures all the time during Digital Earth: Stonehenge to Skyscrapers. Ka Chun Yu, the space science curator, and Bob Raynolds, a research fellow, will guide you through these engineering feats.

Keith Haring: Street Art

Photo courtesy MCA Denver on Facebook

When: March 24th, 12 noon

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: Experience a live stream with artist Keith Haring during Keith Haring: Street Art. The Denver Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the event that explores Haring’s movement to give art to the public for free.

Thursday March 25th

Wine pairing dinner

Photo by Jeff Fierberg

When: March 25, 6 p.m.

Where: To the[a]ged, 1825 Blake St., Denver

Costs: 100 USD per person

The lowdown: To the[a]ged meets with La Crema and Freemark Abbey for a wine pairing dinner. You can enjoy dishes such as oysters with crème fraishe, char and beef spinalis – all perfectly paired with a dash of wine. Call 720.826.2147 to make a reservation.

Science Department Live

Photo courtesy of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Facebook

When: March 25, 12 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Denver Museum of Nature & Science explores the ancient sandstones of Colorado and Utah to navigate what the Rocky Mountains would have looked like 500 to 600 million years ago during a Facebook Live.

ARISE music festival

Photo courtesy of the ARISE Music Festival on Facebook

When: March 25, 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The ARISE Music Festival becomes virtual with ARISE Online. You can listen to a live stream on YouTube with the cascading folk electronics duo Yaima. You can see dance, music, and more throughout the stream.

Shake it up! Virtual cocktail class

Cins Rose, Mountain Herb and Spice Trade Gins. Photo by Adrienne Thomas

When: March 25, 6.30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 45 tickets here

The lowdown: Deviation Distilling is holding a Shake It Up! Virtual cocktail class. You can learn how to make two cocktails with the Mountain Herb Gin, fruits, spices, and more.

Friday March 26th

Mile high market

Photo courtesy of Halfdays on Facebook

When: March 26-28

Where: 2605 Larimer St. # 2218, Denver

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: A mile high market starts half a day. The pop-up shop in RiNo celebrates Women’s History Month and features women-owned brands like Link x Lou, Pickletown Flower Company and Frolik Beauty.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

When: March 26-28

Where: Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave., Denver

Costs: $ 13.75 tickets are available here

The lowdown: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Lord of the Rings series with a tour of The Lord of the Ring: The Fellowship of the Ring. While in Denver, immerse yourself in Middle-earth with hobbits, dwarves, and more.

Garage tape: Machu Linea Ft. Rare Byrd $ & Kid Astronaut & The Nebula

Photo courtesy MCA Denver

When: March 26, 6 p.m.

Where: Online and in person

Costs: Register here for free

The lowdown: The Museum of Contemporary Art returns to live music with a Garage Band series. This Friday, rock out on a live stream (as the in-person event sells out) with performances by musicians like Machu Linea, Kid Astronaut, The Nebula, and Rare Byrd $.

READ: Live Music Returns to MCA Denver in the form of Garageband

Saturday March 27th

Open wall

Photo courtesy of the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art on Facebook

When: March 27th – April 1st

Where: Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder

Costs: Free admission

The lowdown: The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art is home to an open wall exhibit and an art sale. During the week-long exhibition, you can expand your art collection and explore works in the museum.

The Inventing Room Dessert Shop will reopen

Photo courtesy of The Inventing Room

When: March 27, 12 noon

Where: 4433 W. 29th Ave., Denver

Costs: Get $ 15- $ 180 tickets here

The lowdown: Add a little sweetness to your day with the reopening of the Inventing Room Dessert Shop. You can take a tour of the shop, explore the future of desserts, and of course, sample sweet treats throughout the day.

Virtual cherry blossom tour

Photo courtesy of Eventbrite on Facebook

When: March 27, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Get $ 10- $ 75 tickets here

The lowdown: Take a trip to Washington DC and Japan through a virtual cherry blossom tour. You can buy a cherry blossom set and explore the beautiful blooms around the world.

Sunday March 28th

Musical perspectives

At the Clyfford Still Museum. Photo by James Florio.

When: March 28, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver

Costs: Free with $ 5- $ 10 entry here

The lowdown: Add some music to your life as you record art during Musical Perspectives at the Clyfford Still Museum. Chamber music fans offer the music to accompany you on a tour of the museum to create the atmosphere.

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Mark your calendar

Changing the legacy of race and ethnicity

When: March 31, 7 p.m.

Where: On-line

Costs: Register here for free

Easter baked goods

When: Pre-order by March 28th, April 3rd – 4th

Where: The Bindery, 1817 Central St., Denver

Costs: Different prices

Local AF market

When: April 2, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Where: Milk Block, 1800 Wazee St., Denver

Costs: Register here for free

Martial arts course to raise awareness of sexual assault

When: March 3, 11 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

Where: KDK Fit, 9797 W. Colfax Ave. Ste # 3UU, Lakewood

Costs: Free registration here or by email [email protected]