Oktoberfest, Latin Fashion Week, pop-up pizza

Colorado Latin Fashion Week turns five

Friday. As National Hispanic Heritage Month passes halfway (it continues until October 15), the fifth Latin Fashion Week in Colorado just wrapped up. The International Designers Showcase returns on Friday, September 23 at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum – a suitably elevated environment for these 14 diverse creatives.

Designers from across the Latino diaspora – Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia – will present their clothing designs on the catwalk, says the founder and organizer Norberto “Beto” Mojardin. 7711 E. Academy Blvd. Tickets: $35 to $50 general admission; $120 to $150 VIP. latinfashionweekcolorado.com —John Wenzel

An oak-centric lager festival

Saturday. Although Brain shuffling is best known for its hazy IPAs and barrel-aged adjunct stouts, the brewery also makes lagers, such as pilsner, helles and baltic porter. To put a spin on these lagers, Cerebral typically ages them in large wooden vessels, called foeders, which can impart a touch of oak and a smooth roundness to the taste and feel of the beers.

To showcase these beers, Cerebral is organizing its first Foeder beer festival Saturday, September 24. “This oak-centric event will feature a variety of barrel-aged and fermented lagers in many styles,” the brewery says, adding that there will also be unaged lagers like its recently released Festbier. There will also be food pairings suitable for lagers from Lady in the Wild Food Truck and German-style pretzels from XLVII Bakery. Admission to the festival, which runs from noon to 10 p.m. at the Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St., Denver, is free. brainbrewing.com —Jonathan Shikes

Death-defying aerial dance company Bandloop will be leading a free mini-fest at DU’s Newman Center on Thursday, September 29. (Provided by Newman Center)

Bandaloop free performance, mini-fest

Thursday. The estimated Newman Center for the Performing Arts will launch its dance series for the 2022-2023 artistic season on Thursday, September 29, with a free performance by the aerial dance company Bandaloop. The Newman Center Presents show announces a slew of touring big names, such as Pilobilus, Fiesta Colorado, Kyle Abraham’s AIM and Paul Taylor Dance Company.

The Bandaloop event is a bit of a festival, with events starting at 4:30 p.m. “The exterior walls of the University of Denver will feature Bandaloop members seamlessly weaving dynamic physicality with intricate choreography,” the producers said of the death-defying dancers. Food trucks join various local arts groups such as Playground Ensemble, Introducing Denver, Control Group Productions and DUs Lamont School of Music. Free parking at the Newman Center garage. 2344 E. Iliff Avenue 303-871-7720 or newmancenterpresents.com —John Wenzel

Pizza pop-up unites tasty locals

Sunday. New Run Westy Run The Westminster Food Truck Fleet will bring together some of Colorado’s top pizza vendors and other vendors for the Colorado Pizza Pop Up, a fundraiser and a festival for the benefit of associations that fight against food insecurity and domestic violence. Pizza places available include Audrey Jane’s Pizza Garage in Boulder, Blue Pan Pizza, Simply Pizza, the Pizza Bandit and more. There will also be live music, DJs and outdoor games.

The Colorado Pizza Pop Up will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on September 25 at Run Westy Run, 3151 W. 70th Ave. at Westminster. Admission is free, but you can purchase coins to use for slices, drinks, candy, and crafts. Find more information about eventbrite.com. —Jonathan Shikes

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