Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 21-22

Protests, concerts, beer and doughnuts.

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Doughnuts from Oskar Blues Fooderies' Hotbox Roasters. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Doughnuts from Oskar Blues Fooderies' Hotbox Roasters. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Protests, concerts, beer and doughnuts.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Beer & Cookie Pairing featuring cookies made with craft beer by Deb’s Traveling Bakery. Pairings: Chocolate Kicker with Princess Doug raspberry kolsch, Salty Turtle with Pretzel Assassin amber lager, Beer Biscuit with Incredible Pedal IPA, Ginger Molasses with Four Sheets Belgian quad and Chocolate Chip with Graham Cracker Porter. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-25.

Oskar Blues just opened CHUBurger and Hotbox in Denver. Now the only question is: Do you want a burger or a doughtnut right now?

Bourbon and Bacon Fest. Local chefs and restaurants will feature  bacon dishes, accompanied by specialty bourbons and whiskey. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 3-5 p.m. $55.

CAUTION: Fifth Anniversary Party. Release of the brewery’s first Belgian citric sour ale, special tappings, music from The Amazing T Strickland and giveaways. CAUTION: Brewing Co., 1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd. 7-11 p.m.

Wine barrel-aged Belgian bottle release. Red wine barrel-aged Canticle, a Belgian dubbel, and Chardonnay barrel-aged Saleos, a Belgian golden strong. FERMÆNTRA, 1715 E. Evans Ave. 11 a.m.

Third annual Barrel-Aged Beer Festival. Fourteen rare barrel-aged beers from nine breweries. Full food menu, including brunch, until 3 p.m. Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen, 800 Lincoln St. 11 a.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Holy Ghost DJ set. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9:30 p.m. $15-35.

Railroad Earth. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $35.

Zoso (“the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-20.

Who’s Bad (“the world’s No.1 Michael Jackson tribute band). Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $15-27.

The Back Pages. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $5-8.

Phocust. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 10 p.m. $8-10.

Cult of the Lost Cause. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8-10.

The Nude Party. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $10.

The Samples. Oriental Theatre, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $20.

JAZZ is PHSH. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Atomga and Sisters Soul. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Huey Mack. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

Meet The Giant. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $6.

Jamie Lee. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22-42.

Midnight Madness: “Donnie Darko.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

For families

Best bet: National Western Stock Show. The 111th annual event will wrap up this Sunday, but there’s still much to see. We’ve got your guide right here.

Best bet: Chinese New Year Celebration – Gon Xi Fa Cai. Dragon and Lion dances, cooking demos, food samples, animal balloons, raffle and more. Park Hill Supermarket, 3770 E. 40th Ave. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. 

Bumblebee Jamboree: Steve Weeks. Indoor music for kids ages 0-12 and their parents. Kids are invited to dress as their favorite pollinator (bees, butterflies, birds and dance) and sing along. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10:30-11:30 p.m. Free-$12.

For a cause

About 38,000 people have said they would attend the Women’s March on Denver on Saturday, and people have given almost $36,000 to fund the march. Read up for details on timing, transport, events and more. And, no, you do not have to be a woman to attend. (Seriously, people have asked that.)

Sports

Colorado basketball at Washington State, 2 p.m.

Denver hockey at St. Cloud State, 6 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Clippers, 7 p.m.

Colorado State basketball at Utah State, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at San Jose Sharks, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Beer & Cookie Pairing featuring cookies made with craft beer by Deb’s Traveling Bakery. Pairings: Chocolate Kicker with Princess Doug raspberry kolsch, Salty Turtle with Pretzel Assassin amber lager, Beer Biscuit with Incredible Pedal IPA, Ginger Molasses with Four Sheets Belgian quad and Chocolate Chip with Graham Cracker Porter. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20-25.

Oskar Blues just opened CHUBurger and Hotbox in Denver. Now the only question is: Do you want a burger or a doughtnut right now?

Son Of A Baptist variations tasting. Epic Brewing Co. has created 13 versions of Son Of A Baptist, focusing on 13 different coffee roasters. Taste 12 of them today. Epic Brewing Co., 3001 Walnut St. 6-8 p.m. 

Third annual Barrel-Aged Beer Festival. Fourteen rare barrel-aged beers from nine breweries. Full food menu, including brunch, until 3 p.m. Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen, 800 Lincoln St. 11 a.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Shakesbeer Presents: “The Tempest”. The actors drink throughout the entire production, and so do you. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Railroad Earth. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $35.

Georgia Motor. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

The Heartstring Hunters. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

“The World Has No Eyedea.” Documentary about Micheal “Eyedea” Larsen, freestyle battle rapping champion, guitar player, break dancer, lead singer of a punk band, a poet and philosopher. Oriental Theatre, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $10.

Afton Showcase featuring Time Scale, Jarec Blake, Tyler Royse and more. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

For families

Best bet: National Western Stock Show. The 111th annual event will wrap today, but there’s still much to see. We’ve got your guide right here.

For your brain

Best bet: Inside Symphonic Firsts. Colorado Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Christopher Dragon will lead the orchestra a discussion about the first symphonies from Mozart, Schubert and Brahms performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1-2:30 p.m. $17-66.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves, 5 p.m.