Things to do in Denver this weekend, March 2-5

It’s a relatively quiet weekend, which means there’s a lot to do instead of so, so much to do.

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It’s a relatively quiet weekend, which means there’s a lot to do instead of so, so much to do.

Thursday

Food & drink

Bottle Release: Really, Really, Ridiculously Good Tasting. A petite farmhouse saison aged in Chardonnay barrels. Call to Arms Brewing Co., 4526 Tennyson St. 3-10 p.m.

Brood. The first in a monthly series of beer and food pairings. Tonight: pairings from Chocolate Labs. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave., Ste 100. 7-8 p.m.

Entertainment

“Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-85.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Two Degrees.” Emma, a scientist studying climate change in Greenland, is coping with the unexpected death of her husband as she shares her findings at a Senate hearing. The Jones, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 6:30 p.m. $30.

Ian Moore. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

LVL Up. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Valley Queen. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Pacific Dub. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

WhiteWater Ramble. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $5-15.

Black Tiger Sex Machine. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $23-25.

Mutiny Songwriters Society 001. Billy The Poet, Luke Schmaltz and Jamie Haner will play songs and tell the stories behind them. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.

Bluegrass Thursday featuring the Grace Clark Trio. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 7-9:30 p.m.

Art

“Varied Perceptions” opening. Work by Andrew Beckham, Marcus DeSieno and Amy Theiss Giese for Month of Photography. Art Gym Denver, 1460 Leyden St. 5-8 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Ottawa Senators, 5:30 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

Bites ‘n’ Brews. Class combines the basics of cooking with beer with a menu that is meant to complement the complexities and flavors of a craft brew. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 1937 Market St. 6-9:30 p.m. $99.

Barrel-aged Mexican chocolate stout tap release. Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S. Valentia St., #100. Noon-10 p.m.

Shadow Factory: Aronia draft release. Part of a superfruited sour beer series with 100 percent wild-caught microbes. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway.

Entertainment

Best bet: Vince Staples. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25-40.

“Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-85.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Two Degrees.” Emma, a scientist studying climate change in Greenland, is coping with the unexpected death of her husband as she shares her findings at a Senate hearing. The Jones, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. $30.

Brahams, Schumann and more Brahams. “Nänie” for chorus and orchestra, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Brahams’ Symphony No. 3 F major. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $34-94.

Dark Star Orchestra. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $26.50-30.

Mipso and Gipsy Moon. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $16-18.

Vallis Alps. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-14.

One Flew West. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Mike Zito album release. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20.

The Cadillac Three. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $9-20.

888. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $9.33-17.

Immortal Technique and Evidence. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 7:15 p.m. $22-25.

Cycles & The Jauntee. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $10-15.

And the black feathers. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $6.

Tyto Alba EP release. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Davina & the Vagabonds. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $23.

The Bronze. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $5.

Leon and the Revival EP release. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Guilty Pleasures dance party. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Pussy Bros presents: Nancy Norton. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St.  7 p.m.

Denver Premiere of “Learning to Drive.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $7-11.

MCA Spring Breaks: Beavis & Butthead Bingo. Bingo cards are free and there are prizes. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Happy hour 5-7 p.m., bingo 6-8 p.m. Free with $5.00 museum admission.

Art

Best bet: First Friday Art Walk. The galleries and studios in Denver’s art districts will leave their doors open after-hours to welcome the curious with a wine, beer, special exhibits, demonstrations and music. Your options:

Santa Fe Art District, along Santa Fe drive from Alameda to 12th Avenue.

River North Art District. This one is more spread out. Here’s a gallery list.

Tennyson Street Cultural District, along Tennyson Street from 39th to 45th Avenue. Here’s a map.

For your brain

Best bet: “The 13th” documentary and panel discussion. Documentary on how the 13th amendment, which abolished slavery, led to the mass incarceration of African American men today, followed by a panel discussion and Q&A about the movie, the Denver justice system and what racial reconciliation can look like. Pizza and drinks provided. Prodigy Coffeehouse, 3801 E. 40th Ave. 6-9:30 p.m. RSVP.

Sports

Denver hockey at Nebraska-Omaha, 6:30 p.m.

Denver Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

March Brewer’s Madness 2017. Round 1 of the brewers’ showdown at Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. 1:30-6 p.m.

Day of Dorks Beerfest. More than 30 breweries pouring the “geekiest and whitewhaley craft brew.” Nerd costumes suggested. They’ll collect school supplies including pens, pencils, notebooks and more, and donations to benefit local schools. Wynkoop Brewing Co., 1634 18th St. Noon-4 p.m. $25-40.

Entertainment

Best bet: Vince Staples. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25-40.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Two Degrees.” Emma, a scientist studying climate change in Greenland, is coping with the unexpected death of her husband as she shares her findings at a Senate hearing. The Jones, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30.

Brahams, Schumann and more Brahams. “Nänie” for chorus and orchestra, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Brahams’ Symphony No. 3 F major. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $34-94.

Dark Star Orchestra. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $26.50-30.

Adia Victoria. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Dead Meadow. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-18.

Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels album release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $10.

Voodoo Glow Skulls. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $14-16.

Trollphace. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $30-35.

Vinyl Restoration. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Gin Doctors farewell show. Stoney’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 8 p.m. Free.

The Ghost of Joseph Buck. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $5-10.

Whitney Houston tribute starring Mary Louise Lee every Saturday night in March. Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $35.

Denver Faux Wedding: ’80s. All the fun of a wedding (in the ’80s) without the ceremony. City Hall, 1144 Broadway. 8 p.m.-midnight. $75-100.

Art

Penny admission for Colorado residents at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Teen Wake & Make: Thrift Store Junk & Graffiti. Update some old things and learn lettering and paint-marker techniques and how to make stencils. Snacks provided. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

“Basic Pictures” by Joseph Coniff opening. Rule Gallery, 530 Santa Fe Drive. 6-9 p.m.

“Remember Me” opening reception and gallery talk. Work by and discussion with Bree Lamb and Anne Leighton Massoni as part of Month of Photography. Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. 6-9 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Girls & Science. Girls, boys and their families will meet women scientists and explore the opportunities in a future in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $4-16.95.

DPS night with the Nuggets. Discount tickets and portion of every ticket sold benefits DPS schools. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. $20-$43. 7 p.m.

“Princess in Black” Day. Kids should arrive dressed as a princess, an avenger-in-black or both for games and crafts inspired by “The Princess in Black” series by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale. Children’s Library at the Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For your brain

“Food for Change” film and discussion. Film about food co-ops as a force for social and economic change, followed by a panel discussion on food co-ops with representatives from Rocky Mountain Farmers Union, Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. and Nourish Community Market. Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

For a cause

March Forth. Learn protest songs and sing them in the streets with Noenemies. Youth on Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave. 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets, 5 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Charlotte Hornets, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Entertainment

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Two Degrees.” Emma, a scientist studying climate change in Greenland, is coping with the unexpected death of her husband as she shares her findings at a Senate hearing. The Jones, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $30.

Brahams, Schumann and more Brahams. “Nänie” for chorus and orchestra, Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Brahams’ Symphony No. 3 F major. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $34-94.

Electric Lovegods. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-18.

Country Lips. The Overland, 967 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $7.

Drag bingo with Jackie Summers. Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive. 4-7 p.m.

Unforgettable: The Songs of Nat King Cole featuring Leonard Barrett Jr. Dazzle Jazz, 930 Lincoln St. 7 p.m. $20.

Earth & Sky. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues, 6 p.m.

Denver hockey at Nebraska-Omaha, 6 p.m.