Things to do in Denver Aug. 25: Comedy, hiking, music and maybe biking

Just don’t act like you did at your own birthday party this year. You know what we mean.

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Rocky Mountain National Park (Kevin J. Beaty)

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Rocky Mountain National Park (Kevin J. Beaty)

Don’t forget to celebrate the National Parks Service’s 100th birthday by going to a park.

From now through the weekend, you can visit any of the dozen parks partly or entirely in Colorado. Here they are.

Just don’t act like you did at your own birthday party this year. You know what we mean.


Joel Kim Booster. (Courtesy of HPCF)

Joel Kim Booster will perform during the first show of the 2016 High Plains Comedy Festival. (Courtesy of HPCF)

High Plains Comedy Festival kicks off tonight. Here are the first three shows:

  • Iron Comic, 7-8:30 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. Competitors include Jordan Doll, Joel Kim Booster, Brent Weinbach, Caitlin Gill and Solomon Georgio. Standup performers include Steve Vanderploeg, Kristin Clifford and Kenny DeForest. Hosted by Nato Green. $10.
  • Run the Fools Presents: Too Legit to Stop — The Album Recording, 8-9:30 p.m. at the Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. Sam Tallent and David Gborie, with Amy Miller. Hosted by Brent Gill. $10.
  • Thursday Night Showcase, 9-10:30 p.m. at 3 Kings Tavern. Steve Agee, Sean White, Kate Willett, Troy Walker, Brandie Posey, Damian Griffin, James Draper and Ian Douglas Terry. $10.

Actually, you can start High Plains-ing even sooner than that, sort of.

The unofficial start of it all is happening at Mutiny Information Café, where it’s time once again for Talkin’ Shop. David Gborie and Mo Alexander will be there at 6 p.m. to talk about what they do.


The Denver Bicycle Café, 1308 E. 17th Ave., is hosting a beer and cheese pairing event featuring Odell Brewing Co. and Whole Foods Market cheese.

It’s happening from 7 to 9 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of. Seating is limited.


Or, if you’re getting sick of beer events, go over to Bottle Shop 33, 1010 S. Gaylord St., and enjoy a free wine tasting.

They’ll be pouring samples from Prisoner Wine Company — the Thorn Merlot, the Saldo Zinfandel, the Cuttings Cabernet Sauvignon, the Blindfold white blend and the Prisoner blended red. Stop by anytime from 2 to 7 p.m.


It’s B-Side Music Thursday at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delganey St.

Local folk and Americana group Chella & The Charm will be playing the rooftop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Museum admission is $5 after 5 p.m. and free for members.