Things to do in Denver Aug. 4: #IPADay and “Mystery Theater Sports Bar”

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents: “Mystery Theater Sports Bar.”
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A still from the MCA Denver’s trailer for “Mystery Theater Sports Bar.”

A still from the MCA Denver's trailer for "Mystery Theater Sports Bar."

The Museum of Contemporary Art presents: "Mystery Theater Sports Bar."

It's exactly as strange and compelling and a little bit confusing as the name suggests. Since we're not totally sure what to make of it, we'll let the museum explain:

"August 2 to August 14, we're transforming MCA Denver's rooftop Cafe & Bar into the hottest sports bar in the mile high city. Come and revel in the backlit glory of too many flat-screens, cool refreshing beer, and the finest line-up of sports related video art either side of the Rockies. With more than 100 videos from nearly as many artists, including experimental shorts, art-house classics, and performance documentation, there's sure to be something for everyone." [sic throughout]

Admission to the MCA Denver is $8 for general admission, $5 for students, military and seniors, and free for youth 18 and younger.

For museum hours or other information, visit

The Denver Burger Battle is going down this evening in the East Meadow at City Park (behind the museum).

Here are the restaurants competing to impress the judges and attendees:

Beer will be provided by Blue Moon Brewing Company, Boulder Beer Company, Upslope and Left Hand.

VIPs can get cocktails from Rebel Yell Bourbon, Deep Eddy Vodka, Fireball
and Tijuana Sweet Heat.

Tickets are $69.99 for general admission and $124.99 for VIP access. All of the net proceeds go to hunger relief and child welfare charities in Denver.

Black Shirt Brewing Company, 3719 Walnut St., is celebrating #IPADay (yes, it's a hashtag holiday) by pouring a whole bunch of its IPAs: Blood Orange Double IPA, Frontman V1 and V2, Passionfruit Double IPA, Colorado Red IPA and more.

Champagne Charlie will provide the soundtrack to the celebration starting at 7 p.m., but you can go and get hoppy anytime from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

If that doesn't work for you, don't forget: You can celebrate #IPADay wherever you can drink an IPA.

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