Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 18-21

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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National Western Stock Show tea time at the Brown Palace. Jan. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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National Western Stock Show tea time at the Brown Palace. Jan. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s that time of year. You know, the one where some large, fancy creatures fart around a large, fancy hotel.

Also, other things are happening.

Thursday

Food & drink

Tapped: Odell Brewing Dinner. Five courses with five beers. The Rosedale, 1135 E. Evans Ave. 7-10 p.m. $40.

Paradox Beer Company tapping. Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St. 6 p.m.-midnight.

Meet the Brewer with Odd13. The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave. 6-8 p.m.

Smōk Ramen Pop-Up at RiNo Yacht Club, The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 4-9 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Detroit ’67.” Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $20-30.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $35.

CRANKDAT. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $19.50-25.

LOG. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8:30 p.m. $8-10.

Hairclub. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Gypsy Whiskey. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $8-12.

Wayne “The Train” Hancock. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $15.

Oakhurst. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $5-15.

The Lillingtons. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15-17.

Linda Maich. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Sam Wiliams Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $7.

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

Throwback Thursday Fly Fishing Film Fest. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $12.

Art

“Reconfigured II” opening reception. Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive. 5-8 p.m. 

For families

Best bet: National Western Stock ShowEvents kick off today with The World Rodeo. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

For your brain

Science Lounge: Have a Crappy New Year.  Drink in hand, learn about coprolites (fossil poop), animal scat, and manufacturing excrement in the microscopic world of wonders that is the digestive system. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6-9:30 p.m. $15.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. San Jose Sharks, 7 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

Millstone dark wheat session IPA release. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. 3-10 p.m.

Schizophrenic Narcoleptic release. Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St. 2-11 p.m.

Smōk Ramen Pop-Up at RiNo Yacht Club, The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Noon-9 p.m.

Entertainment

Besbt bet: Black Sheep Friday: Hibachi Mariachi featuring a youth mariachi band from Colorado Youth Mariachi Program, Casa Bonita Denver, grilled snacks on hibachi grills throughout and tastings with Suerte Tequila. (Grilled items limited)First 100 people get a free beer from Ratio. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7-9 p.m. Free with $5 museum admission.

Best bet: Midnight Madness: “My Neighbor Totoro.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Best bet: “Detroit ’67.” (Teen night.) Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $30-36.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $35.

“Zoey’s Perfect Wedding.” Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle in this comedy. Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $30-104.

Rodney Carrington. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $44.75.

Matoma. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $26-31.

Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

The Wailers. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $29.75.

Screwtape. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-13.

Zeta June and Legato. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Timber! Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Tatanka. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

The James Brown Dance Party. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Thin Air (Widespread Panic tribute). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $12.

Mod Sun. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $18-30.

John Maus. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15-17.

Save Our City! (Doors tribute). Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-27.

Art

“Light△Forms” opening reception. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 7 p.m.-midnight.

“Uncanny” opening reception. Walker Fine Art Gallery, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5-9 p.m.

“No Show” opening reception. Bitfactory Gallery, 851 Santa Fe Drive. 6-10 p.m.

“Deeply Rooted” opening reception. Sync Gallery, 931 Santa Fe Drive. 6-9 p.m.

For families

Best bet: National Western Stock ShowEvents kick off today with The World Rodeo. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Phoenix Suns, 7 p.m. 

Saturday

Food & drink

Saturday morning cartoons at Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway Noon-4 p.m.

Brunch with Wes Watkins. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Passion Fruit Milkshake IPA release. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1 p.m.-close.

Smōk Ramen Pop-Up at RiNo Yacht Club, The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Noon-9 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Midnight Madness: “My Neighbor Totoro.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Best bet: “Detroit ’67.” Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $30-36.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

“Zoey’s Perfect Wedding.” Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle in this comedy. Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

Opera on Tap: Period Drama Showdown. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $8.

Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $30-104.

Who’s Bad (Michael Jackson tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Flamingosis. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15.75-18.75.

Ian Mahan (single release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

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

Sea of Teeth. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Bass Physics and Exmag. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Jazz is PHSH. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $18-20.

Rooster (Alice in Chains tribute). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $12.

Punk Against Trump featuring Anti-Flag. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 3 p.m. $20-22.

Goat Hill Massacre. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Two Houses. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

Patrick Dethlefs. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $12.

The Good, The Bad and The Divine. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m. $10-25.

Extra Gold. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8.

Zealot. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.

Bluebook. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 7-11 p.m. $10.

Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game. The audience and hosts take a drink each time a comic returns to a familiar tic or premise. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-10 p.m. $5.

21 Below: Radical Disco Fashion Show. Teens only. Live fashion show, glam stations, food and music. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Art

Best bet: “King Me” closing receptionUnderstudy, 890 C 14th St. 6-9 p.m.

For families

Best bet: National Western Stock ShowEvents kick off today with The World Rodeo. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Art Barn at the Park. Students will be creating mixed media birds on canvas using decoupage, newsprint, twigs, wire, fabric and buttons. Ages 4-13. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40.

For a cause

Women’s March on Colorado: One Year Anniversary. Civic Center Park. Gather at 9 a.m., march at 9:30 a.m., rally at noon.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. New York Rangers, 1 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Brunch with Wes Watkins. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: TheyCallHimAPBluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Best bet: “Detroit ’67.” Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $20-30.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

“Zoey’s Perfect Wedding.” Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle in this comedy. Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. $20-65.

Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $30-104.

Steve-O. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $25.

Emily Wells. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Alexander & The Big Sleep. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Dee-1. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Audio Push. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Keola & Henry. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 7 p.m. $32.

The Good, The Bad and The Divine. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. $15-25.

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-10 p.m. Cross-stitching class available for $10 from 1-4 p.m.

For families

Best bet: National Western Stock ShowEvents kick off today with The World Rodeo. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

School of Rock Littleton: Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.” Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 1 p.m. $10.

School of Rock Littleton: Ladies of the ’80s. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 2 p.m. $10.

Elephant and Piggie Party with stories, snacks and crafts. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 1-2 p.m. $5 for one participating child and one adult, $1 for additional adults, $4 for additional participating children.


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