As Denver prepares to host the first 2012 presidential debate on Wednesday, October 3rd, invitations are flying for various debate watching and pre-debate parties, and there are plenty from which to choose. Below are a few that we’ve seen, but if we’re missing any, feel free to let us know and we’ll update the post.
Lincoln Club Debate Watch Party
Features commentary from former Colorado GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams and political strategist Katy Atkinson
Where: CADA, 290 E. Speer Blvd., Denver
When: 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person, includes light refreshments
RSVP: Amanda Mountjoy, 303-333-0844 or [email protected]
More information: http://www.lincolnclubofcolorado.org/wp/what-we-do/events/
Colorado Republican Party Debate Watch Party
Sponsored by CU College Republicans and Colorado Elephant Club
Where: CU Boulder’s Fiske Planetarium 2414 Regent Drive, Boulder, CO
When: Cost: $50 for adults, $25 for students, $15 for children under 17 (with valid ID)
More information/RSVP: https://cologop.webconnex.com/debate
Colorado Republican Business Coalition and Colorado Hispanic Republicans Debate Watch Party
Featuring CNN and France 24 (an international outlet)
Where: Brooklyn’s Sports Bar by Sports Authority Mile High Football Stadium
When: Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 includes dinner off the menu; cash bar
RSVP (if you intend to pay at the door): [email protected]
One Past 5—The Great Debate
Join Historic Denver, Inc. in a pre-debate happy hour!
When: 5:01 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion, 400 E. 8th Ave., Denver
Cost: $20.01 for Historic Denver, Inc. supporters and members; $25.01 for non-members of Historic Denver, Inc.
Registration: Buy tickets online: http://store.mollybrown.org/store/fall-workshops-and-events/one-past-5-the-great-debate/
Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Teen-Focused Presidential Debate Watch Party
The Children’s Hospital of Colorado is hosting this debate watch party for teens and adult mentors to thoughtfully review and discuss the first presidential debate of 2012.
When: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Where: The Mount Oxford Auditorium, 13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora
Cost: Free with registration, but space is limited (Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult.)
Registration: RSVP online – https://www1.childrenscolorado.org/Events/calendar-registration/?eventId=1a152ddf-51f9-e111-898f-782bcb3b39aa
The Wildlife Experience Debate Watch Party
View the debate in the comfort of a stadium-style theater at the Wildlife Experience.
When: 6:00 p.m. cocktails and refreshments; 7:00 p.m. broadcast and viewing
Where: Extreme Screen Theater at the Wildlife Experience, 10035 Peoria St., Parker
Cost: Free to attend with a cash bar and concessions
Registration: No registration necessary
More information: Visit the Wildlife Experience’s upcoming events page – http://thewildlifeexperience.org/movies-times-prices/