Things to do in Denver in June and July for nerds, geeks and Denver Comic Con fans

Here’s a whole host of nerdy things to do in Denver for the next couple of weeks.

Pride-themed comics at Mile High Comics, June 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) mile high comics; sunnyside; denver; colorado; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite;
Pride-themed comics at Mile High Comics, June 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denver Comic Con is coming — this weekend, as a matter of fact. Ashley’s off today, so instead of the standard Things to Do post, here’s a whole host of nerdy things to do in Denver for the next couple of weeks. Denver Comic Con is June 30-July 2, and you can find tickets and information on that right here. The rest of these events do not require Comic Con tickets, and many are recurring events to please Denver geeks.

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Here’s what today’s looks like! Tomorrow, we’ll talk about kids inventing villains.




Duo Restaurant in Denver starts adding a “livable wage surcharge” for its kitchen staff

“Anytime a restaurant needs to increase menu prices to cover anything … the service staff gets an automatic pay increase. The kitchen does not.”

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Duo in Highland. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The next time you eat at Duo Restaurant in Highland, you might notice something odd about your check.

Starting last week, the farm-to-table restaurant is adding a 2 percent “livable wage surcharge” to customer’s bills and giving all of it to its un-tipped, back-of-the-house staff.


LoHi SteakBar will be closed for renovations for three weeks

Don’t worry, they’re not going to mess with the food and drink menus.

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LoHi SteakBar. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

For three weeks starting Monday, June 26, you’ll have to get your steak fix somewhere that isn’t LoHi SteakBar.

The seven-year-old restaurant at 32nd Avenue and Tejon Street is closing for its first-ever renovation, Eater reports.