Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 9-11

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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Line dancing on a Friday night at the Cowboy Lounge, Jan. 5, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Best bet: Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary Party WeekendToday: An acoustic session and Mostly Harmless Podcast interview with Prawn, and Whitmer Thomas headlining the comedy lineup. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-close. 

Breakfast for Dinner Party featuring beer from Renegade Brewing Co. Prizes for the best onesie. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. 7-9 p.m.

Ski Waxing Party. Platt Park Brewing Company, 1875 S. Pearl St. 4-8 p.m. $15 for a wax, light edge and a pint.

Entertainment

Best bet: The Velveteers EP release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12.

Best bet: John Williams: An American JourneyMusic from “Star Wars,” “Schindler’s List,” the ’84 and ’96 Olympics and more. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $25-99.

“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. $34-44.

“The Great Leap.” When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama on the court goes deeper than the strain between their countries. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30.

“American Mariachi.” Lucha and Boli are ready to start their own all-female mariachi band, but they’ll have to fight a male-dominated music genre and pressure from their families to get it done. Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“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.

“Evil Dead: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

“Lovers, Split, Strangers.” Annual dark, political, romantic comedy. Dinner reservations recommended. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 7:30 p.m.

Monster Jam: Triple Threat Series. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. $15-50.

Eric Johnson. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $37.50.

Slushi. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Ron Pope. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $17-20.

Jessica Lea Mayfield. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $16-18.

Echoes in Reverie. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

The Mighty Pines. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-17.

Dizzy Wright. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $22-25.

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

The Toasters. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $13-15.

David Wilcox. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $30.

Annie Booth Trio: The Beatles Uncovered. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Eef & The Blues Express. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. $7.

Lowdown Brass Band. The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues, 1624 Market St. 9 p.m. $5.

Krane. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-25.

Joe Sampson. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. Free.

Knot Rock. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $25.

Colin Quinn. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $30.

Scream Screen presents “AS SEEN on TV!” Tonight, this series celebrating the best horror films from the golden age of made-for-TV movies features “Bad Ronald.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $7-11.50.

Midnight Madness: “Ichi the Killer.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

Best bet: Conversación Contacto + Culture Lab. Meet the artistxs behind “Pachucos y Sirenas” during this panel discussion. The event is part of The Culture Lab series, in which teachers can earn credit toward their professional development. Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Kidrobot: The Wild Ones Meet and Greet Release Party. Lowbrow Denver, 38 Broadway. 6-8 p.m. 

“Abstract Curiosity”: CLS solo exhibition opening reception with live music from Green Hit. 6-10 p.m. 

“Sidekicks” opening reception. Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive. 5-9 p.m.

For families

Game Night at the Cube. Open house game night featuring a variety of different board games. February’s theme is classic games. The Cube Stapleton, 8371 Northfield Blvd. 5-9 p.m.

Free day at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. Noon-4 p.m.

For a cause

Chinese New Year Party. Themed food stations, full bar, traditional Chinese Lion Dance, Acro Dogs, karaoke, silent disco and an indoor market. All proceeds will benefit the Nathan Yip Foundation’s K-12 education projects in rural Colorado and rural China. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 6-11 p.m. $100-225.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Houston Rockets, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary Party WeekendToday: Live music from Broadway Calls & The Gamits and a rum barrel-aged One Great City Belgian quad release. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-close. 

C’est La Saison barrel-aged imperial French saison tapping and bottle release. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. Noon-5 p.m.

Diebolt Brewing Crawfish Boil. Crawfish by the pound with sausage, potatoes, corn and chipotle garlic butter. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. 1-7 p.m. $10-13.

MarioKart Brunch Battle. BarFly at Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 2-3 p.m.

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

Saturday Morning Cartoons. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon-4 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Black StarOgden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $65.

Best bet: MadlibCervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $23-25.

Best bet: John Williams: An American JourneyMusic from “Star Wars,” “Schindler’s List,” the ’84 and ’96 Olympics and more. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $25-99.

Best bet: Purnell Steen & Le Jazz Machine – Black History Celebration. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10-20.

“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. $42-48.

“The Great Leap.” When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama on the court goes deeper than the strain between their countries. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30.

“American Mariachi.” Lucha and Boli are ready to start their own all-female mariachi band, but they’ll have to fight a male-dominated music genre and pressure from their families to get it done. Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“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. and 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“Evil Dead: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Monster Jam: Triple Threat Series. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15-50.

Zoso (Led Zeppelin tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Yacht Rock Revue. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-30.

Delhi 2 Dublin. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $15-18.

Instant Empire. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

The RunniKine. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Last of the Easy Riders album release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

The Larry Keel Experience. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Set It Off. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. $15-17.

David Wilcox. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $30.

The Ghurkas. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.

Bourbon Street Brass. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 7:30 p.m.

Colin Quinn. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $30.

Sexpot Comedy Midnight Pop-up. The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues, 1624 Market St. Midnight-2 a.m.

Mortified: Doomed Valentines. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $16.

Midnight Madness: “Ichi the Killer.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

Water Marbling Art Workshop. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 2-6 p.m. $15.

For families

The Pillars of African American Art Song. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St. 7-8:30 p.m. Free.

“A Couch for Llama” storytime with Leah Gilbert. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Meet and Make with Children’s Authors. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

For your brain

Local Author Happy Hour with  “The Obsidian Gates” author C.R. Richards. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 5-6 p.m.

For a cause

’80s and ’90s Dance. Music, food and an arcade. All proceeds benefit Wings Over the Rockies. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 7-10 p.m. $25-30.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at Carolina Hurricanes, 6 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Ratio Beerworks 3 Year Anniversary Party WeekendToday: Hangover Brunch with Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen and Denver Vintage Reggae Society. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 11 a.m. 

Moringa Lager Party. Wynkoop Brewing Co., 1634 18th St. 3:30-7 p.m.

Entertainment

“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. 2 p.m. $24-34.

“The Great Leap.” When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama on the court goes deeper than the strain between their countries. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. $30.

“American Mariachi.” Lucha and Boli are ready to start their own all-female mariachi band, but they’ll have to fight a male-dominated music genre and pressure from their families to get it done. Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. $20-65.

“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.

“Respect: A Musical Journey of Women.” MACC, 350 S. Dahlia St. 7 p.m. $17.50.

Monster Jam: Triple Threat Series. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 1 p.m. $15-50.

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

Lil Xan. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Pat Bianchi Trio. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $15-35.

Art

Ai Weiwei “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads”  tour. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 2-3 p.mFree.

Music In The Galleries: Annie Booth Trio. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 2-3 p.m. Free with museum admission.

For families

Foxy and Shmoxy: Art Detectives. Help Foxy and Shmoxy, two smart and hilarious foxes, sniff out clues and unseen treasures in the museum. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Free with museum admission.

For your brain

Lecture: Bosom Buddies, Hollywood And The Lingerie Industry 1930-1949. Tiel Louise Lundy, instructor of film studies at CU Boulder discusses how Hollywood and the fashion industry played a profound part in shaping attitudes about the aesthetics of the female body. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $5-7.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Buffalo Sabres, 5 p.m.


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