This week is a busy one for music lovers in Denver.

Esperanza Spalding, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Band of Skulls, Swans, The Offspring, Jason Mraz and others are all in town this week.

At the Tattered Cover Tom Mauser, the father of Daniel Mauser--who died in the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999--is discussing and signing his book "Walking in Daniel's Shoes: A Father's Journey Through Grief, Controversy, Activism and Healing Following His Son's Death At Columbine."

On Friday Denver parties with the Bacchus Raucous at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and opens a beer at Oktoberfest.

Check out our picks of things to do in Denver this week:

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  • Tom Mauser At The Tattered Cover

    Tom Mauser, whose son Daniel was killed in the April 20, 1999 massacre at Columbine High School, will talk about and sign from his book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Walking-Daniels-Shoes-Controversy-ebook/dp/B008PVPNJE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1348517912&sr=8-2&keywords=walking+in+daniel%27s+shoes">"Walking In Daniel's Shoes: A Father's Journey Through Grief, Controversy, Activism and Healing Following His Son's Death At Columbine."</a> <em><strong>When: Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.tatteredcover.com/event/tom-mauser-walking-daniel%E2%80%99s-shoes">The Tattered Cover Highlands Ranch</a> Cost: Free!</strong></em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=105106409571873&set=a.105105986238582.11251.100002175441949&type=1&theater">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Bacchus Raucous--A Party In Pompei

    This is the toga party that is too legit to miss. Yes, togas. Dress up like your favorite Roman god, goddess (or Roman) and for your ticket price, receive one drink at the bar and admission to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science's A Day In Pompei exhibit. <em><strong>When: Sept. 28 from 7:30-11 p.m. Where: <a href="http://secure1.dmns.org/products/431-bacchus-raucous-a-party-in-pompeii-ages-21.aspx">The Denver Museum of Nature and Science</a> Cost: $38 for members, $43 for nonmembers (21+ only)</strong></em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151147609989444&set=a.10150656429024444.408505.15645844443&type=3&theater">via Facebook</a>. </em>

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers

    Tickets for the Red Hot Chili Peppers (and supporting act Band of Skulls) are going fast, get 'em before they're gone! <em><strong>When: Sept. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.tickethorse.com/event/red-hot-chili-peppers/1065">Pepsi Center</a> Cost: $43-$63</strong></em>

  • Esperanza Spalding

    If Red Hot Chili Peppers just doesn't appeal to you, jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is in town for two days. <em><strong>When: Sept. 25 and Sept. 26, doors open at 7 p.m. Where: <a href="http://www.bouldertheater.com/event/esperanza-spalding-radio-music-society">Boulder Theater</a> (Sept. 25), and <a href="http://www.ogdentheater.net/eventdetail.php?id=35829">Ogden Theatre</a> (Sept. 26) Cost: $40-$75 at the Boulder Theater and $35-$40 at the Ogden</strong> </em>

  • Oktoberfest

    Enjoy live music, food, dancing and lots of beer in the open-air beer garden. <em><strong>When: Sept. 28- Sept. 30 from 5 p.m.- 12 a.m. Where: <a href="http://www.lowrybeergarden.com/">Lowry Beer Garden</a> Cost: $2 donation is suggested for entry, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Denver Children's Home. </strong></em> <em>Image <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150329813412561&set=a.10150329813022561.356059.99612327560&type=3&theater">via Facebook</a>. </em>