Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 25-28

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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The Wit Theatre Company performed "Much A Brew About Nothing" at Fiction Beer Company. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Shakesbeer. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

This weekend in Weird Denver: drunk Shakespeare, gallery tours from teens, lucha libre and comedy, two ways to see “Rocky Horror” and more.

Thursday

Food & drink

Chicken Fight. Chicken and craft cocktail festival. The River North Festival Grounds, 3715 Chestnut Place. $35-65.

Pilot Brew Thursday. Tapping of a limited, small-batch experimental beer. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave., Suite 100. 5-6 p.m.

Culture on the Divide. Three cheeses paired with three beers. Great Divide Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St. 5-8 p.m. $15.

Entertainment

Best bet: Feminism & Co. WeekendElissa Auther and Gillian Silverman reflect on the past decade of feminism and how the movement has gone from being a malediction to a popular phenomenon. Plus, a dance performance by Lauren Beale, Ondine Geary, Brooke McNamara and Kate Speer. Women & Culture: 10 Years of Fem & Co. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7-8:30 p.m. $5-10.

Best bet: Cartoons & Comedy 50th Show SpectacularThe Pussy Bros are taking over with Geoff tate (The High Court, Getting Doug w/High). Comedy Room Room, 2104 Larimer St. 10 p.m.-midnight.

“The Secret Garden.” The classic story comes to the stage in the form of a musical. Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 6:30 p.m. $35-75.

“The Luckiest People.” A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere commissioned by Curious Theatre Company about a man whose difficult father moves in with him and his partner after the death of his mother. Curious Theater Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $24-$44.

Top Flite Empire. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

The River Arkansas. Lost-Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

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

Cool Ghouls. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Coal Town Reunion & Monocle Band. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $5-15.

The Birthday Massacre. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-30.

Jean-Luc Davis’ Alternative Reality. Alt-rock classics reimagined through modern jazz. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7:45 p.m. $5.

Mumdance. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $10-20.

Noise Nomads, Data Rainbow and Page 27. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. 

Smokestack Relics. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6.

Bluegrass Thursday featuring Still Stompers. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 7-9:30 p.m.

“When in Rome.” Denver Philharmonic Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien,” Mendelssohn:’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, and Respighi’s “Fountains of Rome” and “Pines of Rome.” Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. 7:30 p.m.

Art

Best bet: Moontasia: An Audio Visual Night. Performers will be working with short clips and will either improvise or play composed music to the films of their choice. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

“Ephemeral” opening reception. Weekly performances, kinetic sculptures and still images that evoke movement. Art Gym, 1460 Leyden St. 5-8 p.m.

For your brain

Chuck Klosterman will read from and sign his latest book “Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century” at Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 7-9 p.m.

Reimagining a Classic Style. Horticulturist Joseph Tychonievich shares images of rock gardens for inspiration, along with basic design and maintenance principles. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 6:30-8 p.m. $15-20.

For a cause

Hops For Homes Pint Night. Cerebral Brewing Co. $1 of every pint of beer will go to Habitat Denver’s 2017 House that Beer Built. 4-10 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies, 11:05 a.m.

Friday

Entertainment

Best bet: Feminism & Co. WeekendOpening of Jenny Morgan’s “SKINDEEP” and Derrick Velasquez’s “Obstructed View.” Plus musical performances. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 6-9 p.m. Free for members, $5 for non-members. RSVP required.

Best bet: Lucha Libre & Laughs. Stand-up comedy and wrestling with commentary from local comedians. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th St. 8 p.m. $10.

“The Secret Garden.” The classic story comes to the stage in the form of a musical. Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 7:30 p.m. $35-75.

“The Luckiest People.” A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere commissioned by Curious Theatre Company about a man whose difficult father moves in with him and his partner after the death of his mother. Curious Theater Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $24-$44.

Justin Townes Earl. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $23-25.

No More Excuses. Lost-Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-12.

Tinsley Ellis: Blues is Dead. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

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

Whiskeyfolk. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $10-15.

Digable Planets. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $30-35.

Memorial Weekend Jump Off featuring Palomino Street and Stoic. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8:30 p.m. $30-65.

Destruction. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $17-20.

Ryan Chrys & Rough Cuts and Lauren Michaels album release party. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. p.m. $7.

Unit E at The Aztlan featuring The Alex Trujillo Trio. The Aztlan Theatre, 974 Santa Fe Drive. 9 p.m. $5.

Gravity Fridays featuring RL Grime. Beta, 1909 Blake St. 9 p.m. $40.

Slam Nuba featuring Rodzilla the Blackademic. Crossroads Denver Theater, 2590 Washington St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

U.S. Air Guitar Championships official qualifier event. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $15.

For families

DMNS Presents: Forensics: Who Done It? Analyze blood samples, fingerprints and unknown powders, and learn how CSI agents use the scientific process to solve crimes. Ideal for ages 8-12. Virginia Village Branch Library, 1500 S. Dahlia St. 3:30-4:45 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 6:40 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Ripping Through Dimensions release. Cerebral Brewing Co., 1477 Monroe St. Noon-10:30 p.m.

Peacemaker bottle release. Part of an experimental series, with flavors of wine, bourbon, and tart acidity. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway, A51. Noon-3 p.m. 

Make your own coffee beer. Epic Brewing Co., 3001 Walnut St. 10 a.m.-noon. $65.

Yakima Nectar west coast IPA release. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 10 a.m.-midnight.

Maui Express release party luau. The coconut IPA will be released in cans for the first time. Hawaiian dress if you want. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Feminism & Co. WeekendFem & Co. Festival with music from Tacocat, Wheelchair Sports Camp and more. Plus a burlesque cereal bar, a nail bar by Tootsies The Nail Shoppe, free tacos from Illegal Pete’s and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  All ages. $10 for members, $15 for non-members, free for 18 and younger. No ticket required. Then: a dance party, Pussy Bros comedy hour, late-night tarot reading and more. 7 p.m.-midnight. 21+. $10-15. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St.

Best bet: Denver Day of Rock. Five stages of live music to benefit Amp the Cause. 16th Street Mall between Welton and Arapahoe streets. 2:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

“The Secret Garden.” The classic story comes to the stage in the form of a musical. Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35-75.

“The Luckiest People.” A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere commissioned by Curious Theatre Company about a man whose difficult father moves in with him and his partner after the death of his mother. Curious Theater Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $24-$44.

“The Rocky Horror Show.” Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Tellerpalooza featuring Sur Ellz, Thunder and Rain and more. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 4:30 p.m. $15-20.

Malaa. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $20-30.

Matthew Logan Vasquez. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15.

Black Marble. Lost-Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-14.

Digg. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10.

Lost Walks. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $12.

MONTU and Telemetry. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $5-10.

Decadon. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

BJ Barham. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $5-18.

Comedy Saved The Video Star. Comedians do standup, then play their favorite music video, which everyone discusses afterward. Night starts with a half hour of TRL (they’ll take your music video requests). Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. 

SNAP! 90s Dance Prom at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

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

For families

Best bet: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival. Live music from Tiffany Christopher, Coral Creek and The Congress. Old South Gaylord St. 4-10 p.m. 

Amelia Earhart lecture. Historical actress Leslie Goddard performs as Amelia Earhart. Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. Noon-2 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC, 6 p.m. 

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:10 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Crawfish boil. All you can eat and two free drinks with donation to Colorado Water Trust. The Way Back, 4132 W. 38th Ave. 3-7 p.m. $45.

Entertainment

Best bet: Shakesbeer Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dram.” Shakespeare, but with drinking actors. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

“The Secret Garden.” The classic story comes to the stage in the form of a musical. Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $35-75.

“The Luckiest People.” A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere commissioned by Curious Theatre Company about a man whose difficult father moves in with him and his partner after the death of his mother. Curious Theater Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $24-$44.

The Doppelgängers. Lost-Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Chess at Breakfast. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Merchandise. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $12-14.

Zebbler Encanti Experience. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $15-18.

International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $15.

Depths of Dementia. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

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

Best bet: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival. Live music from the McKay Brothers and Johnny and the Mongrels, with food, local vendors and more. Old South Gaylord St. 4-10 p.m. 

Pete’s Cool Cat Boogie. Kids learn the dance steps to go along with the new “Pete the Cat” book. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 3-4 p.m. $8.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:10 p.m.