Things to do in Denver today, Aug. 8: Ignite Nite, ice cream and cider, Emily Bell and ’90s TV Dinner

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Denver Pavilions at magic hour. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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For Ignite Night this month, History Colorado is exploring all the ways we explore and travel the West. You’ll race cars on the big floor map, see Colorado’s scenic railroads and learn about future transit plans. As always, there will be food and a cash bar.

It lasts from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1200 Broadway. Tickets are free for members, $10 for seniors and $12 general admission.


At Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Glacier Homemade Ice Cream is coming in to pair four of its treats with four Stem ciders.

Here’s the menu:

  • Passion Fruit Gelato with L’Acier cider
  • Valrhona Chocolate Sorbet with Coffee Appe Cider Float
  • Lemon Basil Gelato with Hopped Apple Cider
  • Peach Palisade Gelato Cookie Sandwich with Le Chene cider

It costs $20 and you can get it anytime from 6 to 9 p.m. 


Austin R&B-artist-turned-alt-rocker Emily Bell is at Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. She’s on tour in support of her latest EP, “Kali,” named for the Hindu Goddess of Destruction.

The show starts at 8 p.m. with Son and Cynic. Tickets are $10.


And it’s ’90s TV Dinner night as usual at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St.

From 5 p.m. to close, they’ll be serving up an $18 three-course meal — vegetables, meat and dessert — with Zima and wine coolers while showing ’90s TV shows.

Ashley Dean

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Ashley Dean covers culture 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.