Things to do in Denver this weekend, March 23-26

Singing, dancing, dinosaurs and more beer than usual, I think.

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The national tour of Kinky Boots. (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

The national tour of Kinky Boots. (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

This weekend in Denver: singing, dancing, dinosaurs and more beer than usual, I think.

Thursday

Food & drink

Colorado Craft Beer Week: Odell Cellar Tapping. On Tap: Ignorance is Bliss, Pina Agria and Myrcenary. Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St, Unit A. 5-11:30 p.m.

Meet the Brewer: Cerebral. Talk with Sean, brewer at Cerebral Brewing, and get some samples and schwag. Denver Bicycle Café, 1308 E. 17th Ave. 6-9 p.m.

Lost and Stoned release. A hoppy Belgian dubbel CollabFest beer with Stone Brewing Co. Lost Highway Brewing Co., 520 E. Colfax Ave. 3-10 p.m.

IPA Rotator Release: Lupulin ‘Ohana. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 2-10 p.m.

Blue cheese and beer pairing. Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S. Valentia St., #100. 7-8:30 p.m. $20.

Entertainment

Best bet: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Devotchka and Joe Sampson. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $42.75.

Best bet: “Kinky Boots.” This Broadway hit about a performer in need of some sturdy stilettos who changes the fate of a shoe factory (with music by Cindy Lauper) is only in town through Sunday. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-110.

“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.

Big Something. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $14.

Electron featuring Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits, Mike Greenfield of Lotus and Tom Hamilton. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $20.50-25.

The Born Readies. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8:30 p.m. $8-10.

Jackson Boone & The Ocean Ghosts. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8-10.

Creepoid. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-13.

That 1 Guy. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-17.

Reload 18 year anniversary. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Deafheaven. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $18-20.

Raven Black. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $12.

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

The Democracy CD release show. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $5.

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

Avifauna. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m$5-10.

Psyclon Nine. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $12.

Cartoons & Comedy: Spring Break featuring Three Course Comedy host Adrian Mesa and a special guest headliner. The Deer Pile, 206 E. 13th Ave. 10 p.m.

Michelle Wolf. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 8 p.m. $15.

GiddyUp! Film Tour. Mountain biking short films. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $15.

For families

National Puppy Day Story Time. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

For your brain

“Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits”. Chip Cowell will discuss his new book about Native American leaders’ efforts to reclaim their sacred objects from museums and rebury their kin. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7-8:30 p.m. $10.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers, 7 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

Colorado Craft Beer Week: Ratio Beerworks firkin tapping of Dear You with Blueberries, a French saison made with fresh blueberries. Freshcraft, 1530 Blake St, Unit A. 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Special Tapping: Strange Collaboration beers. CBG Board Pale and Texas Pale Lager. Strange Craft Beer Co., 1330 Zuni St., Unit M. Noon-8 p.m.

Collaboration Beer tappings. Überbrew X Jagged: Uber Slayer, a Japanese saison, and Vail Brewing Company X Jagged Mountain: Colorado Forager, an all-Colorado amber ale. Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery, 1139 20th St. Noon-11 p.m. 

Colorado Craft Beer Week special tapping: Drink RiNo ALTimate Secret. Ten RiNo-area breweries participated in the brewing of this Sticke Altbier-style beer. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 11 a.m.-midnight. 

Entertainment

Best bet: A Symphony Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs music from Skyrim, Final Fantasy VII, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Star Wars, plus “ABZÛ,” the latest from award-winning composer and hometown hero Austin Wintory.  Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $29-89.

Best bet: Sleigh BellsGothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25.

Best bet: “Kinky Boots.” This Broadway hit about a performer in need of some sturdy stilettos who changes the fate of a shoe factory (with music by Cindy Lauper) is only in town through Sunday. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-110.

“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.

Colorado Anime Fest. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec St. 2 p.m.-1 a.m. $15-50.

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

The Bad Engrish. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Mothership. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12.

The Victor Wooten Trio. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $20-25.

Tonight We Rise. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6 p.m. $10-12.

Moose Blood. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $16-19.

Michelle Wolf. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Portas Tempus. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Carnivale de Sensuale featuring Miss Poison Ivy. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-55.

Midnight Madness: “The Room.” Esquire Theater, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Art

UnTour: Gallery Activities for Adults. An interactive gallery experience with improvisational gallery activities facilitated by museum guides. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 7-8 p.m. 

For families

43rd Annual Denver March Powwow. Tribal dances performed by more than 1,000 American Indian dancers, more than 30 drum groups, storytellers, food and arts and crafts show. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 10 a.m. Free-$20.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Indiana Pacers, 5 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Zephyr crawfish boil. Ticket price includes all you can eat and one draft. Zephyr Brewing Co., 1421 26th St. 1-7 p.m. $20.

Monkey Barrel crawfish boil. Crawfish with potatoes, sausage and corn by the pound. Live music from Miguel Joseph. Craft beer and cocktail specials. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 1-5 p.m. No cover.

Pub on Penn crawfish boil. All you can eat crawfish, jambalaya, etouffee, gumbo, red beans and rice. Pub on Penn, 1278 Pennsylvania St. 1 p.m.-close.

Barrel-aged bottle release. A barrel-aged Russian imperial stout and a barrel-aged Belgian quadrupel. Fermæntra, 1715 E. Evans Ave. Noon.

Belgian New England IPA tap release. Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S Valentia St., #100. Noon-10 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: A Symphony Tribute to Comic Con: The Tetralogy. The Colorado Symphony Orchestra performs music from Skyrim, Final Fantasy VII, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and Star Wars, plus “ABZÛ,” the latest from award-winning composer and hometown hero Austin Wintory.  Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $29-89.

Best bet: “Kinky Boots.” This Broadway hit about a performer in need of some sturdy stilettos who changes the fate of a shoe factory (with music by Cindy Lauper) is only in town through Sunday. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-110.

“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.

“The Stor(ies) of You and Me.” Five works that explore love, the power of words, unexpected joy, perspectives and the stories of everyday people. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave. West. 7 p.m. $12-25.

Colorado Anime Fest. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec St. 10 a.m.-1 a.m. $15-50.

Too Many Zooz. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20.75-25

Robert Randolph & The Family Band. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Dance Yourself Clean featuring Lights & Music DJs. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. p.m. $12-15.

The Unlikely Candidates. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $9.33-15.

Group Hug / Bay City Records Showcase. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

The Dance Party Time Machine. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-27.

Father Son Orchestra. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-22.

Carnivale de Sensuale featuring Miss Poison Ivy. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-55.

LOCASH. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $15-75.

Girls to the Front 2 feat. LaRissa Vienna and the Strange. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Paa Kow. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Chimpo and Sam Binga. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20.

Lil Pump & Smokepurpp. The Roxy Theater, 2549 Welton St. 8 p.m. $25-65.

Michelle Wolf. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Terell Stafford with the Ben Markley Big Band. Dazzle Jazz, 930 Lincoln St. 7 p.m. $15-18.

Midnight Madness: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Esquire Theater, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Art

Svper Ordinary Artist Talk with Jack Ludlam. Ludlam will walk guests through his exhibit, “Back Before Dark,” and explain his inspiration behind each individual work. Q&A to follow. Svper Ordinary, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 7:30-8:30 p.m. 

For families

43rd Annual Denver March Powwow. Tribal dances performed by more than 1,000 American Indian dancers, more than 30 drum groups, storytellers, food and arts and crafts show. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 10 a.m. Free-$20.

Dino Day. Dinosaur games, dinosaur crafts and excavating. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

For a cause

Best bet: Rise and Resist. A concert to benefit the International Indigenous Youth Council, featuring Kid Astronaut, Indigo Ace and DJ Erin Stereo, plus a silent auction, food, drinks and more. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $7.

North Denver Community Day of Service. All members of the community are invited to help work on a cleanup and beautification project along 38th Avenue and the surrounding area. La Raza Park, 1501 W. 38th Ave. 9 a.m.-noon.

MaxFund chile cook-off. Chile, door prizes, the MaxFund adoption van and more. All proceeds to go MaxFund. Fado Irish Pub, 1735 19th St. 1-3:30 p.m. $5-30.

Sports

Denver hockey vs. Michigan Tech (first round of the Frozen Four), 11 a.m.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Saskatchewan Rush, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at Edmonton Oilers, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Little Man Craft Beer Bash. Denver Beer Co., Seedstock Brewery, Ratio Beerworks and Declaration Brewing will be at Little Man for tastings of the beers that inspired the shop’s infused beer-infused ice cream. Plus: live music, cotton candy, popcorn, food truck, beer pong, corn hole, drawings for prizes, food truck, cotton candy, popcorn and more. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Noon-4 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: Xenia Rubinos with Sur Ellz and The Other Black. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $12-14.

Best bet: Brunch with Wes WatkinsOphelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No cover.

Best bet: “Kinky Boots.” This Broadway hit about a performer in need of some sturdy stilettos who changes the fate of a shoe factory (with music by Cindy Lauper) is only in town through Sunday. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-110.

“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. Tickets start at $47.

Colorado Anime Fest. Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, 3801 Quebec St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $15-50.

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

Them Coulee Boys. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $8-10.

The Longest Day of the Year. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10.

Afton Showcase featuring Prosperous Rejects, Treezy, Flawless Money and more. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Immaculate. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $8-12.

CoCo Montoya CD release. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $22.

Alanna Royale. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Hooked On Twin Peaks: Season 2, Ep. 7 and 8. Hooked on Colfax, 3213 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

43rd Annual Denver March Powwow. Tribal dances performed by more than 1,000 American Indian dancers, more than 30 drum groups, storytellers, food and arts and crafts show. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 10 a.m. Free-$20.

For a cause

Benefit for El Sistema Colorado. Latin Grammy-nominee Linda Briceño will headline. Dazzle Jazz, 930 Lincoln St. 6 p.m. $20.

Impact: clothing for the homeless. Help hand out clothes to people in need. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2635 Welton St. 12:30-3 p.m. $10 per person, $20 per family.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 6 p.m.