Things to do in Denver Aug. 24: Yappy hour, pie and beer, Tetris and more

Sharpen your spacial awareness skills: It’s Tetris League night.

Dogs on the lawn at Washington Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Dogs on the lawn at Washington Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Dogs, just like people, love ice cream. They probably love ice cream more than people do, actually. They’re dogs.

Take your pooch over to Wynkoop Plaza, 1701 Wynkoop St., for a Frozen Furry Social Hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets will be available for ice cream from Little Man or Hopdaddy beer.


Save room for dessert. Or just skip your balanced meal of a dinner all together. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St., is hosting a pie and beer pairing.

Here’s the tasting menu:

  • Harvest Veggie (savory pie with thyme and pepper) with American Red Saison
  • Peach Crumble with Semitone conditioned atop fresh Palisade peaches
  • Sangria Pie (brandied plum, peach, pear) with Love At All Cost (passion fruit double IPA)
  • Honey Flower (salted honey lavender) with Box Of Boom conditioned atop fresh Rocky Ford cantaloupe

Tickets are $20 and do not need to be purchased in advance. Stop by anytime between 6 and 9 p.m.


The Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., is screening “Unlocking the Cage” at 7:30 p.m.

The film follows animal rights lawyer Steven Wise as he works to break down the legal wall that separates animals from humans, arguing for limited personhood rights for animals like chimpanzees, whales, dolphins and elephants.

Tickets are $7-$11.


Local singer-songwriter Patrick Dethlefs will be play with a full band, featuring Jeff Rady (pedal steel), Blake Stephan (bass) and David Barnes (drums), at Leon Gallery, 1112 E. 17th Ave. He’ll also be joined on stage by singer-songwriter Natalie Tate.

Doors are at 7 p.m. and there is a $15 suggested donation at the door. You can pre-order tickets for $12 here.


Sharpen your spacial awareness skills: It’s Tetris League night at Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway.

It happens every third Wednesday, and anyone is welcome to join. Just bring your child-like enthusiasm and maybe a love for beer.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.