Things to do in Denver Aug. 17: Bluegrass, Wes Anderson, Weezer and an art show-and-tell

Apothecaries. Art. Music.

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(Donald Kilgore/Flickr)

(Donald Kilgore/Flickr)

Ragged Union bluegrass band will be picking, bowing and singing this evening as part of Swallow Hill Music’s Shady Grove Picnic concert series.

The award-winning six-piece performs at 6:30 p.m. in Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $3 for kids, so bring some blankets and the whole family.
And save room for ice cream — Em’s Ice Cream Truck will be on site selling made-from-scratch treats, and 1 percent of the profits go to the Food Bank of the Rockies.

In this month’s edition of Make + Tell at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Dram Apothecary and Adán de la Garza have the spotlight.
At 7 p.m., someone from Dram will discuss the apothecary’s collaboration with Rocky Mountain Soda Company — with a tasting of some new products — and de la Garza will talk about his latest zine project.
As always, the featured presenters will be preceded by an open mic for anyone to workshop their projects from 6 to 6:50 p.m. The accompanying happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tickets are included with museum admission, which is $5 after 5 p.m.


The final film of the Civic Center Conservancy’s bike-in movie night series is showing tonight at Civic Center Park.

Wes Anderson’s weird and charming childhood love story, “Moonrise Kingdom,” will play at dusk. Food trucks will start serving at 6 p.m., and attendees are welcome to bring picnics. 


Do you love Weezer? Like, really love Weezer?

Well, you’re in luck, because members of local bands King Cardinal, Turvy Organ, Bud Bronson & the Good Timers and Boat Drinks are going to play “Pinkerton” and the Blue Album in their entirety for Record Time vol. 5.

It’s happening at 9 p.m. at the Meadowlark, 2701 Larimer St. There is no cover, and a portion of bar sales goes to support Reading Partners Colorado, so bring out your nerdy-rocker-boy feelings and have a good time.