Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 9-10

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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Patrons enjoy the patio at Dougherty's Restaurant & Pub. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Moveable FeastFree community dinner at Mestizo-Curtis Park with artists of the month Ramon Bonilla & Sarah Rockett and a drumline procession from RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St. 5:30-7 p.m. Free.

Best bet: Denver Food + Wine Festival Grand TastingMore than 40 top restaurants and wine and spirit professionals pouring more than 700 wines, spirits and craft beer. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. Noon-4 p.m. $125-240.

Craft root beer floats with Bruz Beers craft root beer soda and Peaceful Creations homemade ice cream. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave., Suite 100. Noon-9 p.m.

Bottle Release: Antiquarian No. 2 american sour. Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 3 p.m.

Red Ale Brace for Autumn Party featuring a new variation of the Wolf’s Blood red ale with Coda Coffee and the return of Liquid Pancakes, a maple syrup-infused red ale. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St.

Entertainment

Best bet: Seu Jorge presents: “The Life Aquatic,” A Tribute to David Bowie. (You know, the guy who did all the Bowie covers for the movie.) Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $50.75.

Ali Wong. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $39.50-65.

“Frozen.” The brand new stage version of the Disney hit. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $25-100.

“Appropriate.” In this play by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, three siblings “collide over clutter, debt and a contentious family history” while cleaning out their family’s Arkansas plantation estate. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $30-36.

STS9. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 6:30 p.m. $42.50-45.

Grieves. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

D.R.I. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $17.50-20.

Thoughtpilot. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-12.

Tony Goffredi EP release. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

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

Hi-Dive’s first annual Incestival, a sample of bands featuring Hi-Dive staff. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10.

The Nth Power and Ghost-Note. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-20.

X. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $27-99.

Exodus. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $20-25.

Beyoncé vs. Rihanna Ladies Night. (But let’s call it Beyoncé and Rihanna, OK?) All Rih and all B with a photo booth, retail pop-up and surprises. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-22.

For families

Best bet: 28th Annual Friendship PowwowWatch colorful dance competitions, participate with local artists in hands-on activities and enjoy fry bread. Free museum admission all day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Best bet: Sunnyside Music FestLive music, food, drinks, local vendors and kids’ activities. Chaffee Park, 1900 W. 45th Ave. Noon-7:30 p.m. Free.

Teddy Bear Clinic with the Tooth Fairy. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free with zoo admission.

Last weekend for Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd. Opens at noon, might close early. $4.

For you brain

Newspaper Research Workshop. Learn about the historic newspaper collection and how to use it. History Colorado, 1200 Broadway. 10:15-11:30 a.m. $5.

Denver Writes Illustration Workshop. Youth workshop for writing stories and creating illustrations to go with them. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 10 a.m.-noon. Free with registration.

For a cause

Fourth annual Music+Art=Miracles. Live music and art to benefit  Zach’s Wishes for Miracles. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 5:30 p.m. $15.

Stapleton Rocks. All local bands. Proceeds go to a local nonprofit. Founders Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. Noon-9 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rapids at Houston Dynamo, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:10 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Denver Food + Wine Festival: Rise + Dine. Bloody Mary bar and brunch from a dozen Denver restaurants. PJs encouraged but not required. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $55.

Entertainment

Best bet: Wheelchair Sports Camp with The Other Black and Midwife. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10-12.

“Frozen.” The brand new stage version of the Disney hit. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25-100.

“Appropriate.” In this play by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, three siblings “collide over clutter, debt and a contentious family history” while cleaning out their family’s Arkansas plantation estate. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $20-30.

STS9. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5:30 p.m. $42.50-45.

Grieves. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Clownvis Presley. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10.

Spawnbreezie. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $16-18.

Pierre Bensusan. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $21.

Bluegrass Brunch with HenScratch, Turn-In BBQ and Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts. Station 26, 7045 E. 38th Ave. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Art

OtherSpace. Members of Denver’s art community will discuss their experiences turning any space into art space. Georgia Art Space, 900-1000 Mariposa St. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Music in the Galleries: Palladio String Quartet. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 2-3 p.m. Free with 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

Build a treasure chest. Ideal for ages 5-10. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 2-3 p.m.

Last weekend for Lakeside Amusement Park, 4601 Sheridan Blvd. Opens at noon, might close early. $4.

For a cause

Territorio Liberado: A Benefit for Denver Metro Sanctuary Coalition. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 4 p.m. $5-10.

Houston Strong Fundraiser. Watch the Houston Texan’s regular season opener and participate in a silent auction and raffle to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey. Society Sports and Spirits, 1434 Blake St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers, 2:10 p.m.


Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s a link to Meetups near Denver. Or you might try MileHighOnTheCheap.com‘s calendar.