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Truck Stop Food Truck Rally

720-220-4241
Millennial yuccies (young urban creatives for you Gen-Xers out there) and Instagram addicts, your choice eating moment has arrived. At this ode to mobile cuisine, four full blocks of Welton Street are transformed into a foodie's paradise featuring more than three dozen trucks and pop-up bars. Sip on signature cocktails like the Five Points Spritz, enjoy live…

A Mighty Fortress: The Reformation and Music

303-298-1970
St. Martin’s Chamber Choir travels to the past for this setlist in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. The performance will focus on the Reformation’s influence on music, featuring arrangements from early Lutheran composers Johann Walther and Johann Crüger, and the Romantic era’s Mendelssohn and Brahms. The choir will perform consecutive days…

Birdcall

720-361-2976
Order your meal via a self-serve kiosk at this futuristic fast-food joint from the team behind Park Burger. Try the deluxe crispy chicken sandwich with buttermilk herb mayo, bacon, and pepper Jack cheese.

Denver Homegrown Festival

303-297-1772
Colorado hosts more than 100 music events each year, so it’s no surprise that Denver has taken advantage of the growing market to celebrate local musicians with this inaugural festival. The lineup features a variety of performers, such as rock bands Wild Call and No More Excuses, guest DJs Njoy and Seeker, and comedy acts…

Five Points Brew & BBQ

With over twenty food options, you're sure to find a meal to satisfy your barbecue cravings at this Five Points festival. Dig into a pulled pork sandwich from Big G's BBQ or ribs made by Rolling Smoke Bar-B-Que, then wash it down with a pint of the neighborhood’s best suds from Spangalang Brewery or Black…

Iolanthe

303-295-1759
Set in fairyland, Arthur Sullivan and W. S. Gilbert’s comic opera follows the journey of fairy Iolanthe, who is banished to the bottom of the stream for marrying a mortal. Twenty-five years later, her son, Strephon, returns to change the laws so he can be with his fairy love, Phyllis. With romance, politics, and humor,…

FuckUp Nights Anniversary Show

303-993-8023
Even the best fall down sometimes, and now you can laugh about it with a free beer in hand. FuckUp Nights Denver has rocked the Mile High City with tales of extreme lows on a biweekly basis for one year and it's time to celebrate. Join the anti-pity party with Kiwi Schloffer of Craft Boner…
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Crom Comedy Fest

720-526-2467
Four years ago, an Omaha comedian founded an indie stand-up festival named for a minor god in a fantasy series—and that's not the start of a joke. The event (which has expanded into Denver and other cities since its Nebraskan beginnings) will close up shop after this year, and its final lineup is impressive. Catch Saturday Night…

Five Points Jazz Festival

What better way to pay tribute to the history of the neighborhood that once hosted jazz legend Miles Davis than a festival honoring the genre? Watch performances by 41 local groups, many of which draw upon rhythms in Latin music, blues, and R&B to craft their signature sound. Don’t miss gypsy hits by Mile High…
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Romeo & Juliet

303-295-1759
Star-crossed lovers can be found across all continents—and in this ballet retelling of Shakespeare's classic love story, they've moved from Verona to New Orleans. Drawing inspiration from America's multicultural background and traditional African dance, Denver-based choreographer Cleo Parker Robinson has imagined title characters in a family feud over religious differences: one is Christian, while the other is Yoruba. To further…

Five Points Pizza Denver

720-771-9626
Located within the Temple Bakery collective, this spot serves 12 tasty varieties of thin-crust pies, all named after characters in Quentin Tarantino's film Reservoir Dogs. Try the Mr. Purple, made with eggplant and peppers.

Handy Diner

619-730-5264
This diner serves up American comfort food—vegan style. Described as a dive, Handy Diner offers an extensive menu of inexpensive breakfast plates, sandwiches, and desserts.

Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House

720-630-7641
This barbershop-turned-restaurant-and-bar serves up Colorado craft brews and solid cocktails alongside Southern-tinged eats. Order the pimento cheese and a shrimp po' boy on the spacious patio or enjoy the historical ambiance inside at the massive bar.

A Taste of Haiti

303-297-3008
This Five-Points eatery serves up both soul food (try the fried pork with mac n' cheese) and traditional Haitian dishes (go for the goat with fried plaintains and rice).

Cold Crush

303-292-1906
A restaurant, bar, and lounge dishing up healthful, locally sourced food. Fresh sandwiches, panini, soups, salads, and entrees decorate a playful menu and are available from lunch until late. Try an appetizer (or as they call it, foreplay) like spinach and artichoke rangoons.

Whittier Pub

720-638-7397
This low-key pub and restaurant is heavy on charm. Try the grapefruit cocktail, a simple concoction of Deep Eddy's grapefruit vodka and a splash of club soda. For dinner, trust in the Farm House pastrami sandwich.

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