Things to do in Denver tonight and this weekend, April 6-9

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? Here’s a big, curated list of options in arts and entertainment, food and drink, causes, sports and more!

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Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres. June 10, 2016.  (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres. June 10, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey, baseball is back.

Thursday

Food & drink

Dry-hopped table sour release. Legs and Breasts fried chicken food truck there. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 5-10 p.m.

Cupcakes and wine. Five wines paired with five cupcakes from the Dessert Stand. Bonacquisti Wine Company, 4640 Pecos St., Unit I. 6-8 p.m. $30.

Entertainment

Best bet: Inside the Orchestra. Craft beer, wine, food, auctions and an immersive orchestra experience. The orchestra will be performing pieces from “The Simpsons,” “Star Wars,” “Harry Potter” films, “Looney Tunes” and more, and will be joined by special guests from Face vocal band. Proceeds benefit the orchestra. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 6-9:30 p.m. $45-125.

“Disgraced.” A 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man who spends his adulthood downplaying his upbringing, but finds misconceptions about his culture too much to bear after a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islam-inspired art show. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $35.

“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.

“Constellations.” 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. $24-30.

Jay Som and The Courtneys. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Sleep Union. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

WhiteWater Ramble: Pickin’ on Zeppelin. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $5-15.

AtYya. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 10 p.m. $20.

Bedford Falls album release. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $10-12.

Bluegrass Thursday featuring McCloskey, Miller and Johnstone. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 7-9:30 p.m.

Bear + the Beasts EP release. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $7.

Mt. Eden. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Art

“SKINs” closing reception. Farewell to Tya Alisa Anthony’s Month of Photography exhibit. New portraits from her photo booth installation will be on display. Dress in black and white, or clashing patterns to be part of a new project starting tonight. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 6-9 p.m. 

Paper Fashion Show. New this year: large-scale paper creations and performances by the Thomas Dance Project featuring the Colorado Ballet. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Seawell Ballroom, 1350 Arapahoe St. 5:30 p.m. $40-135.

For families

Disney On Ice: “Dream Big.” National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 7-10 p.m. $14-214.

For your brain

PechaKucha. The art of the concise presentation: Eight speakers with 2o slides and 20 seconds. The Art Hotel, 1201 Broadway. 6-9 p.m. $5-50.

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

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Milwaukee Brewers, 11:40 a.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild, 7 p.m.

Denver hockey vs. Notre Dame in the Frozen Four, 7:30 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

There are approximately 2,246 opening day parties happening at Denver bars. Take your pick.

Entertainment

Best bet: Allah-Las. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $18-22.

Best bet: Off the Clock: Palms and Pineapples. Performances by the Kalama Polynesian Dancers, lei crafting, ukulele lesson from Swallow Hill Music and more at the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 6-9:30 p.m. $15-23.

“Disgraced.” A 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man who spends his adulthood downplaying his upbringing, but finds misconceptions about his culture too much to bear after a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islam-inspired art show. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35.

“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.

“Constellations.” 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. $24-30.

Turnpike Troubadours. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-23.

Rockies Opening Day Party featuring Tracksuit Wedding. $2.50 PBR, $2.50 wells, $1 off everything else. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. Noon. No cover.

Just Enough Food. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Get Along single release. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

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

Genetics. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $5-10.

Joey Porter’s Shady Business. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $20-25.

“The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” screening. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $7.

Nerd Prom 2017. Go dressed for prom or in your best cosplay. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $10-50.

Defend DIY benefit concert for Rhinoceropolis and Flux Capacitor, featuring Innerspace, The Coast Is Ours, False Report and Clayton Wyatt. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

Thollem’s Hot Pursuit Of Happiness. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $10.

Jackie Green Band. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Clarinetist Jason Shafer performing Dukas’ “La Péri, Poème Dansé,” Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major and Rimsky Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $29-89.

Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Pre-concert talk one hour before concert. First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St. 7:30 p.m. $5-25.

Pussy Bros. with Zach Reinert. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-9 p.m. 

Midnight Madness: “The Warriors.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Unofficial DINK pre-party. Beer, comics and zines. Kilgore Books, 624 E. 13th Ave. 7-10 p.m.

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 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.

Harry Smith Screening with Brant Williams Quartet. Exclusive screening of three works by experimental film pioneer Harry Smith accompanied by a live performance by the Brant Williams Quartet. The Dikeou Collection, 1615 California St., Suite 515. 7-9:30 p.m.

MCA Spring Breaks: House of Style Cocktail Party. Wear your best supermodel attire and sip some cocktails from Brittany Wangsness, a brand ambassador of St. Germain. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5-9 p.m. Free with $5 museum admission.

For families

Disney On Ice: “Dream Big.” National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 7-10 p.m. $14-214.

For a cause

Bike Build for Kids. Help build 47 bikes for the entire second grade at Wyatt Academy. CHUBurger RiNo, 3490 Larimer St. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Sports

Best bet: Opening Day. Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 2:10 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Pelicans, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Adam Cayton-Holland and the ACH IPA release. Ratio collaborated with Cayton-Holland (The Grawlix, “Those Who Can’t”) for a hoppy, crushable IPA. He’ll perform along with Adam Burke, Timmi Lasley, Matt Cobos, Geoff Tice and Ian Douglas Terry at 7 p.m. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-10 p.m.

Backyard on Blake grand opening. A warehouse and the surrounding area near Blake and 31st streets is now home to The Preservery, Meraki Moon and 11 other businesses. Backyard on Blake, 3040 Blake St. 3-6 p.m. 

Gov’s eighth annual beer festival. More than 100 beers to sample. Proceeds go to Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods. Govnr’s Park Tavern, 672 Logan St. 1-4 pm. $20.

Sour Fest (wild & fruited stuff too) featuring 19 breweries. Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. Noon-9 p.m.

Barrel-aged bottle release. Brandy barrel-aged Meristem and Colorado whiskey barrel-aged Quixotic. Fermæntra, 1715 E. Evans Ave. Noon. 

Princess Yum Yum release. The raspberry kolsch is back at Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: TinariwenOriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m.

Best bet: TokimonstaClub Vinyl, 1082 Broadway. 9 p.m. $15.

“Disgraced.” A 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man who spends his adulthood downplaying his upbringing, but finds misconceptions about his culture too much to bear after a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islam-inspired art show. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

“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.

“Constellations.” 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. $24-30.

Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-17.

Anders Osborne’s Yayapalooza. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $23-28.

Past of Ashes. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Smoky Bare album release. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

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

Tropidelic. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $8-12.

Phoffman and Beck Quartet. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $17-20.

Line Brawl album release. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $10.

Treehouse Sanctum album release. Proceeds will benefit Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $15-25.

Danver Showcase featuring Fed Rez, UTICA, Abeasity Jones and DJ Lo. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $7.

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

Clarinetist Jason Shafer performing Dukas’ “La Péri, Poème Dansé,” Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major and Rimsky Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $29-89.

Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” Pre-concert talk one hour before concert. First Baptist Church of Denver, 1373 Grant St. 7:30 p.m. $5-25.

W+F Festival: “Unrest.” Filmmaker Jennifer Brea is a Harvard Ph.D. student and soon-to-be bride, but her life is derailed by M.E., aka Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and she starts filming the dark moments that unfold. Followed by a Q&A with Brea. Sie Film Center, 7:30 p.m. $10-12.

Behind the Scenes of the Denver Silent Film Festival. Film critic at KUNC and Director of the Denver Silent Film Festival Howie Movshovitz, will screen a short silent movie and talk about the festival. Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 2:30-4 p.m.

Midnight Madness: “The Warriors.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Labyrinth Ball. Recreating the masquerade scene from “The Labyrinth.” Costumes and masks required. Irish Rover, 54 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25.

Art

Best bet: DINKUrban art with literature, zines, small publishers, underground comix and cocktails. Special guests include the Hernandez Brothers (Love & Rockets), Tony Millionaire, Sarah Glidden, The Sucklord, Forevercape, Denis Kitchen, Aidan Koch, Noah Van Sciver, Amy Reeder and Zach Howard, among others. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. $13-54.46.

Best bet: Uncorked AftergloLive music, interactive art elements, creative cocktails and late-night fare. Dress: “vivid” cocktail. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 9 p.m.-midnight. $70-80.

For families

Recycled Robots family workshop. A “green” workshop that uses recycled materials to build robots. Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1880 Gaylord St. 1-2 p.m.

LEGO Day. Free-building, challenges and more. Ideal for ages 0-12. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For your brain

Sensory Friendly Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Autism Society of Colorado hosts a sensory friendly event in the Discovery Zone exhibit and the Gems & Minerals exhibit at the Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6-8 p.m.

For a cause

Sixteenth annual Cesar Chavez March. March to Cesar E. Chavez Park, followed by a celebration with leadership awards, food, music and speakers. Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

El Sistema benefit concert. Washington Park UMC, 1955 E. Arizona Ave. 3-5 p.m. $5 for adults, free for kids.

Time + Space. Live music from Entrancer, The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, Beatscream, The Carbon Dioxide Ensemble Co2E and Erzi. Beer from Odell and Ratio. Proceeds help expand the annual operating budget for Process Reversal, with the goal of opening a Denver-based, publicly accessible, artist-run film lab. PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis St. 7-11:30 p.m. 

Underdogs Animal Rescue launch party and fundraiser. Live music, a silent auction, food from Brider and drinks. Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive. 7-11 p.m. $45.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars, 6 p.m.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:10 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Bianca Raspberry Wild Wild Brett release. Collaboration with Omnipollo. A wild ale fermented in oak foeders with raspberries and lactose. Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 5-8 p.m.

Entertainment

“Disgraced.” A 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man who spends his adulthood downplaying his upbringing, but finds misconceptions about his culture too much to bear after a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islam-inspired art show. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. $35.

“Constellations.” 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. $24-30.

Parachute. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $24-28.

The Back Pages. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

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

Gateway to Legends. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 5:30 p.m. $10-15.

Dayshell and Silver Snakes. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Clarinetist Jason Shafer performing Dukas’ “La Péri, Poème Dansé,” Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A major and Rimsky Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $29-89.

Mo Amer. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $15.

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

Brunchlesque Pajama Party: Spring Fever. El Charrito, 2100 Larimer St. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $5-25.

Art

Best bet: DINKUrban art with literature, zines, small publishers, underground comix and cocktails. Special guests include the Hernandez Brothers (Love & Rockets), Tony Millionaire, Sarah Glidden, The Sucklord, Forevercape, Denis Kitchen, Aidan Koch, Noah Van Sciver, Amy Reeder and Zach Howard, among others. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. Noon-5 p.m. $13-54.46.

Music in the Galleries with the Patterson/Sutton Duo. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 2-3 p.m. Free with $6-10 museum admission.

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

Disney On Ice: “Dream Big.” National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 3 p.m. $14-214.

LEGO story time. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues, 4 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC, 5 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 5 p.m.