Things to do in Denver Aug. 18: Pizza and poetry, science and booze, beer and meat, and more

If you’re bored tonight in Denver, it’s your own fault.

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A completed Neopolitan pizza at Pizzeria Locale. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Pizza? Pizza. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)<br />

Need something to do today? Here are six ideas.

Your teen self would love this and, honestly, you adult self will too: Conscious Creatives is hosting a Poetry + Pizza Party.

From 6 to 11 p.m. at 3704 Downing St., Colorado poet Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwal will host a workshop with prompts on “the general theme of exploring ones identity as a means of using it transform your everyday spaces for the better.”

Obiwole is a Nigerian-born, Colorado-raised poet studying ethnic studies at CU Boulder. She became Denver’s inaugural Youth Poet Laureate in 2015 and for the 2015 and ’16 season, she was a member of Slam Nuba. She recently became Slam Master for the venue.


Go for the gold at the Museum of Nature and Science’s Science Lounge.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., anyone 21 and older is invited to compete in the Geek Cup Olympic Challenge, with carnival games and “jungle animal races.”

Tickets are $15 and, yes, there will be cocktails.


The Spring Café, 1323 Grant St., is hosting a free screening of the film “Salam Neighbor” at 5:30 p.m.

The event will be co-hosted by International Rescue Committee and screening will be followed by a discussion with the executive director of their new Denver office, who will talk about their work to resettle Syrian refugees.

Watch the trailer here.


The second annual Movie in the Park at Zuni Park is happening tonight. They’ll be showing “The Good Dinosaur,” so bring the kids along with your picnic.

The movie starts at dusk but the fun starts at 4:30 p.m. The park is at Zuni and 51st streets.


It was just a few weeks ago that you were invited out to show off or watch demonstrations of serious air-sex skills. Now, the more tame option: An air guitar competition.

It’s happening at Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., from 7 to 10 p.m. U.S. Air Guitar is hosting this showdown featuring members of the U.S. Air Guitar circuit and guest celebrity judges.

For a chance to be one of two Denverites to join the competition, submit a videos to the event page or email marketing@ratiobeerworks.com.


Some Tennyson Street neighbors are having a get-together, and you’re invited.

Call to Arms Brewing Company and Il Porcelllino Salumi are pairing their goods and offering to teach you a thing or two. Six beers will be matched with six in-house cured salumi.

It’s happening at the Call to Arms, 4526 Tennyson St., and tickets are $35.