Things to do in Denver this weekend, March 9-12

If you’re not planning on spending all day, every day at the zoo watching the new baby giraffe goofily gallop around, here are some other things you can do.

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Dobby the adorable baby giraffe at the Denver Zoo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

If you’re not planning on spending all day, every day at the zoo watching the new baby giraffe goofily gallop around, here are some other things you can do.

Thursday

Entertainment

Best bet: Red Bull Sound Select presents Dan DeaconMarquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $5 with RSVP, $15 without.

Best bet: Fortune Feimster. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 8 p.m. $14.

Best bet: “An American in Paris.” The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in this city you may have heard of is running through March 19. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-105.

“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.

Donavon Frankenreiter. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $27.75-30.

Rusted Root. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $15-30.

Poison Rites LP release. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Rumble Young Man Rumble. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Chloe Tang EP release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $5-10.

Jeremy Garrett (Infamous Stringdusters), Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters) and Danny Barnes w/ Clusterpluck. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $15.

The Lox (featuring Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louche). Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $25.

The New Mastersounds. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $25-50.

Andy Frasco & The U.N. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Two year anniversary party featuring the Corey Christiansen Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $10.

Denver Art Song Project presents Women’s Voices. Featuring Stephanie Ann Ball, Kristen Smith, Hallie Spoor and Sarah Reynolds performing songs about women. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $9.

Veronica. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Future Simple Project. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $5 for ages 18-20. Free over 21.

Chris Dismuke. Illegal Pete’s LoDo, 1530 16th St. 9 p.m. 

Bluegrass Thursday featuring Steve Foltz and George Gunthrie. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 7-9:30 p.m.

The Drunken Bee. Test your spelling skills with a drink in hand at The Rosedale, 1135 E. Evans Ave. 7 p.m.

Art

Cherry Creek Art Gallery’s first birthday bash. Cherry Creek Art Gallery, 2830 E. Third Ave. 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

For families

“This Book is Magic” Happier Hour. Story time with half-off wine and kids’ meals. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 4-5:30 p.m. 

For your brain

Best bet: Bring Your Government: “Justice.” Warm Cookies of the Revolution invites you build a LEGO city and hear pitches about what a government based on justice might look like. Featuring former prisoner and now Executive Director of Second Chance Center Hassan Latif, immigrant rights specialist at the Meyer Law Firm, Julie Gonzales, the American Friends Service Committee’s Jordan Garcia and  Denver Museum of Nature and Science archeologist Steve Nash. Plus comedy from Nathan Lund and Stephen Agyei. Cookies, Spanish/English interpretation and childcare (if requested). McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free or $5 donation. 

Starlee Kine lecture.  The radio producer, podcast creator and storyteller will present the fifth and final lecture in the VASD Program’s Senses lecture series. Mary Harris Auditorium, Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St. 6-9 p.m. Free for students, faculty and alumni. $5 for students of other schools and 40 West Arts members. $10 for everyone else.

For a cause

Raise A Roof for the ACC. Fifty percent of each sale will be donated to the African Community Center. Live music starting at 7 p.m. featuring Joe Sampson, Anthony Ruptak, the Joshua Trinidad Trio and Venus Cruz. Illegal Pete’s Colfax, 2001 E. Colfax Ave. 5 p.m.-midnight.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. New Jersey Devils, 7 p.m.

Colorado basketball at Arizona (Pac-12 Tournament), 7 p.m.

Colorado State basketball at Air Force (Mountain West Tournament), 7 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

Melvin Brewing tap takeover, with kung fu, Wu Tang and food trucks, at the White Whale Room, 415 S. Cherokee St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Mango Stardust release. Berliner Weisse with 168 pounds of added mango purée. Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St. Noon-10:30 p.m.

Bière de Garde release. Inspired by the novel “The Life of Elves,” by acclaimed French author Muriel Barberry. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 5-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: “An American in Paris.” The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in this city you may have heard of is running through March 19. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-105.

Best bet: Slow Caves EP releaseLost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Best bet: Fortune Feimster. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30-9:45 p.m. $22.

“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.

“Heartthrobs: The Evolution of The Boy Band” performed by the Denver Gay Men’s Choir. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $20-75.

Bro Safari. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-35.

Joseph. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20-22.

Glass Delirium farewell show. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7:30 p.m. $10-15.

The Movers and Shakers. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $12.

Viceroy. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $18-22.

Sailor Records SXSW Sendoff Party with Native Daughters, Muscle Beach, Plastic Daggers and Lords of Fuzz. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Great American Taxi. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

The New Mastersounds. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Suicidal Tendencies. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25-28.

Samiam. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $25.

Split Lip Rayfield. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Drumcell. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 11 p.m. $15.

Morning Bear. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Shins’ “Heartworms” listening party. Free beer. 2508 E Colfax Ave. 5-5:30 p.m.

Drag Decades: Guilty Pleasures. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $25.

Art

“Metamorphosis: Transmutations” opening reception. A Month of Photography solo show by Colorado native Jeff Klapperich. Mike Wright Gallery, 1412 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m.

“While You Were Sleeping” opening reception. Immersive street art exhibition featuring ShellieBee, KoKo Bayer, Chris Haven, Pher01 and Graffiti Mpek, and live hip hop. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 7 p.m.-midnight.

For families

Best bet: Go see Dobby, the new baby giraffe at the Denver Zoo, 2100 Steele St. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $12-17.

Four Mile free day. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St. Noon-4 p.m.

For your brain

Women’s History Month tour. Learn more about the women who lived and worked in the Byers-Evans House from 1883 to 1981. Byers-Evans House, 1310 Bannock St. Noon-1 p.m. Free for members, $5 for seniors and students, $6 for adults. Call 303-620-4933 for reservations.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics, 7 p.m.

Denver hockey vs. Colorado College, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Crafty Fox first anniversary party. Live bluegrass from Blow The Vault, exclusive tappings of Ursula Brewery’s Jefferson’s Reserve barrel-aged imperial crustless (peanut butter and jelly porter) and a Ursula/Wiley Roots/Crafty Fox collaboration Vanilla Wafer blonde ale, unlimited special “grown up kids menu,” giveaways, games and more. The Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox St. 3-8 p.m. $35.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Constellations.” Opening night for this play inspired by string theory follows scientist Marianne and beekeeper Roland through the possible paths of their relationship after they meet at a party. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $50.

Best bet: “An American in Paris.” The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in this city you may have heard of is running through March 19. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-105.

Best bet: Bud Bronson & The Good Timers. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

“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.

“Heartthrobs: The Evolution of The Boy Band” performed by the Denver Gay Men’s Choir. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20-75.

Bro Safari. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $27.50-35.

Trout Steak Revival. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $17.50-20.

Thin Air (Widespread Panic tribute). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $14.

Boo Seeka. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Cloud Catcher album release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $10.

The New Mastersounds. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Architects. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $20-22.

Roni Size. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20.

Use the Sun. The Deer Pile, 206 E. 13th Ave. 8 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

The Deltaz. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $14.

Noam Pikelny. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $26.

Marquis Mystery Movie Night double feature. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $5.

Fortune Feimster. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $22.

Art

Between the Medium: “Seeing Photographically” opening reception, featuring work by more than 30 artists. RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe St. 6-9 p.m.

Historical Craft Society: Warp and Weft. Hands-on demo of weaving techniques with Robin Wilton of the Rocky Mountain Weavers Guild. Examine woven artifacts from the History Colorado collection made by artist and former Byers-Evans House resident Josephine Evans in the early 1900s. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 1:30 p.m. $10.

For families

Best bet: St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Step off at 9:30 a.m. (The route map says 2016 but don’t worry, it’s the same in 2017.)

Harmony Street Concert Series: Bluez House. Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 3:30-5 p.m. Free.

Story Time with Belle. Includes face paint and a goodie bag. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 3-4 p.m. $10. Call 303-455-1527 to reserve a spot.

Go see Dobby, the new baby giraffe at the Denver Zoo, 2100 Steele St. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $12-17.
Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Ottawa Senators, 5 p.m.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Stealth, 7 p.m.

Denver hockey vs. Colorado College, 7 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Sacramento Kings, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink
Entertainment

Best bet: “An American in Paris.” The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in this city you may have heard of is running through March 19. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-105.

“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.

The New Narrative. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Clear the Runway featuring Solo Young. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.

The Buttertones. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $8-12.

Minus the Bear. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $24-28.

Lockjaw. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

Ratio Sessions: Beach Slang. The band will stop by to talk beer with Mostly Harmless Podcast and play a few songs. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 4-5 p.m.

The Uglies. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. 

Ophelia’s Sunday Peepshow. Hosted by Vivienne VaVoom at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 7:30-10 p.m. $15.

Art

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sundays. Get crafty and do some cross-stitching. All materials provided with purchase. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon-9 p.m.

For families

The Music Train Family Concert Series presents Magical Mystery Tour. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 3:30 p.m. $4-8.

Secret Lives of Owls. Featuring live owls. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 2-3 p.m.

For your brain

Meet Your Muslim Neighbor. Free henna and refreshments. Colorado Muslim Community Center, 2071 S. Parker Road. Noon-3 p.m.

For a cause

Runnin’ of the Green. St. Patrick’s Day 7K race/walk to benefit Volunteers of America. 17th and Wazee streets. Registration at 8 a.m., race at 10:15 a.m.

Impact: clothing for the homeless. Help hand out clothes to people in need. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2635 Welton St. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $10 per person, $20 per family.

Sports

Denver hockey vs. Colorado College, TBA