This week, we recommend you cozy up at the 3rd Annual Grand Coffee Bazaar at the Redline Art Gallery this Saturday, October 15th, from 9am to noon. There will be a dozen of the best local roasters for an incredible coffee experience that will include cuppings, interactive demos, brunch bites, an espresso bar, coffee beers and specialty cocktails to keep you feeling good all afternoon! For only $30 you can enjoy this day of celebrating the magical coffee bean which we have come to love so much. We highly recommend you pick up the always delicious Affogato bar from Incredibles to keep you smiling and elevated while you explore the Grand Coffee Bazaar! For more details check out Twoparts.com/event/grand-coffee-bazaar-2016.
If you are feeling up for an adventure, there is still time for you to grab a funky hat and your best shoes for the Crazy Hats & Fancy Shoes Urban Party Adventure on Saturday, October 15th, from 1 to 5pm. Either come by yourself or bring a group of 4-5 to Vita, a local restaurant in the LoHi neighborhood, to collect your custom list to begin the scavenger hunt blended in with a beer crawl. The proceeds for this event will be going towards the Heavenly Hats foundation that provides hats to cancer treatment patients and other medical conditions that may cause hair loss. We highly recommend you puff on some delicious Strawberry Banana from LiveGreen before making it down to the Urban Party Adventure! For more details, check out their Facebook page at Facebook.com/events/1737832493142467.
For those who enjoy the beautiful night sky, this weekend is the Lantern Festival in Denver on Saturday, October 15th, through Sunday, October 16th, at the Colorado National Speedway. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and when it gets dark, the releasing of the balloons! This lantern balloon ceremony is a way to send out your greatest wishes, send off your biggest regrets, to send a message to a lost loved one or simply a great way to take in some beautiful scenery. We highly recommend you grab some Hot Chocolate on a Stick from Coda to give your hot cocoa a little extra kick before you make it down to the Lantern Festival. For more details or to purchase tickets, check out thelanternfest.com.
If you are a fan of whiskey and have a bit of a sweet tooth, then the 4th Semiannual Whiskey Throwdown and Doughnut Showdown at Cluster studios in RiNo on Saturday, October 15th from 2:30 to 8pm. For $35 you can have unlimited samples of locally distilled spirits and kegs, cupcakes, cookies, ice cream and craft soda while you enjoy food from local food trucks, games and live art. There will be plenty to explore, and with such popularity, the tickets will be going fast, which is why it is a semiannual event (once a year is just not enough!) We highly recommend you puff on some Kandy Kush from DANK to get the munchies going before heading down to the Semiannual Whiskey Throwdown and Doughnut showdown! For more details or to purchase tickets, check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/events/920012464794066.