Denverite events come in many flavors

From happy hours to deep discussions to block parties, there’s something here for everyone.

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Animated portraits of guests at Denverite's February member event at Understudy Denver, Feb. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denverite event;

Animated portraits of guests at Denverite's February member event at Understudy Denver, Feb. 13, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite is all about helping you better engage with your city, and Denverite events are one of the best ways you can make connections with the issues you care about — and friends you haven’t made yet.

Here’s what’s in store for the near future, plus recaps of past events:

Past Events:

Who’s Next: Politics recognized 16 rising stars on the Denver-area political scene. With the help of reader nominations, Denverite invited readers, sources and these savvy political minds to the ART Hotel for a lovely balcony reception on a pleasant June evening.

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

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Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite's "Who's Next: Politics" gala at the ART Hotel, June 7, 2018. (Alyson McClaran for Denverite)

Denverite Detour

On Bike to Work Day, we set up a big block party where hundreds of Denverites could blow of some steam on the way home, complete with beer from Breckenridge Brewery, a DJ booth from Red Bull, food trucks (and shaved ice — it was a hot one!), vendor booths and inflatable art from the Museum of Outdoor Arts.

The Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite Editor-In-Chief Dave Burdick hangs with an inflatable demagorgon during the Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite editor Dave Burdick with friend. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite reporters Esteban L. Hernandez (left) and Allan Tellis man the Denverite booth at the Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite reporters Esteban L. Hernandez (left) and Allan Tellis man the Denverite booth at the Denverite Detour on Bike To Work Day, June 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite On Topic

Think of these as Denverite stories come to life — our journalists lead discussions about important issues facing the metro area with policymakers, stakeholders and people with lived, relevant experiences.

Denverite On Topic: Rent and Renters’ Issues was our second panel discussion on housing in the Mile High City. We were joined by Robin Kniech, Denver Councilwoman At-large, Andrea Chiriboga-Flor, lead housing organizer of 9to5 Colorado, Rocky Sundling, president of the Colorado Apartment Association and Rhianna Brown, who shared her story of recent eviction.

Denverite On Topic: Rent and Renter' Issues, March 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado; denverite event;

Denverite On Topic: Rent and Renters' Issues, March 20, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite On Topic: Homelessness and Housing Insecurity was our first panel event, bringing together homelessness services providers and a woman who had experienced homelessness to discuss practical issues facing Denver today. Denverite readers and others in the community gathered at Curious Theatre to listen and learn.

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Denverite throws a panel discussion about homelessness and housing insecurity, Nov. 14, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite member mixers

These are a opportunities for our members to come get to know our staff.

At our first mixer, we were also all introduced to Understudy, the gallery under the Convention Center stairs with deep ties to the city’s art scene.

Denverite's first-ever membership happy hour at Understudy downtown, Feb. 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denver; colorado; event photo; denverite; kevinjbeaty; understudy;

Denverite's first-ever membership happy hour at Understudy downtown, Feb. 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We’ve also hung out at Hope Tank, a gift store that gives back …

A Denverite member event at Hope Tank, May 23, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A Denverite member event at Hope Tank, May 23, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And the Denver Press Club. Want to host our cool, engaged members for a happy hour or a coffee hour? Let Dave know! dave@denverite.com.

Pop-ups and other events

Denverite’s Colfax Week Happy Hour was a wrap-up from a week of reporting on the city’s most notorious street. Characters from those stories showed up to mingle with readers at the Sie FilmCenter, and we listened to brief presentations from Yoal Ghebremeskel of Street Fraternity and Monica Martinez, executive director of The Fax Partnership.

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Yoal Ghebremeskel of Street Fraternity speaks during Denverite's Colfax Week party at the Sie Film Center, Oct. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Denverite's Colfax Week party at the Sie Film Center, Oct. 13, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We’d also spent a day reporting on Colfax Avenue that week, asking passersby for their thoughts on Colfax … and if they wanted a gif portrait.

"It's diverse. I like the differing storefronts. You see clothing, restaurants, breweries...and it's all kind of changing." -Kirby Benjamin, on Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  colfax; gifportrait; portraiture; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

"It's diverse. I like the differing storefronts. You see clothing, restaurants, breweries...and it's all kind of changing." -Kirby Benjamin, on Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

"Colfax is about diversity. Colfax is about people, culture, art, music...it's a lifestyle that you have to be ready and prepared for. Let's keep Colfax dope." -John Chapman IV, owner of Lawrence & Larimer, on Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  colfax; gifportrait; portraiture; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;

"Colfax is about diversity. Colfax is about people, culture, art, music...it's a lifestyle that you have to be ready and prepared for. Let's keep Colfax dope." -John Chapman IV, owner of Lawrence & Larimer, on Colfax. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

We also popped up in the Art District on Santa Fe at Renegade Brewing Co. for more portraits when we were reporting on Santa Fe Drive.

Nick Callaio and Diego Rodroguez in Denverite's portrait booth during First Friday at Renegade Brewing Company, Aug. 3, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Nick Callaio and Diego Rodroguez in Denverite's portrait booth during First Friday at Renegade Brewing Company, Aug. 3, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

And in 2016, you guessed it, we took some portraits while we were reporting on the 16th Street Mall.

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Destiny Akuna. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite’s One-year Anniversary Party — we celebrated our birthday with a photo booth, props, drinks and snacks!

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Scenes from the photobooth at Denverite's first birthday party. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverite’s Election Night Party, our first-ever event (and an emotional one, at that). We gathered ’round to watch the 2016 presidential election unfold in real time, mingle, celebrate, commiserate.

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Late night at the Denverite Election Party, Nov. 8, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)