Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 16-18

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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City Park is cold but pretty on a January evening, Jan. 29, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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City Park is cold but pretty on a January evening, Jan. 29, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

There are so many things to do and if you try really hard you could probably do, like, five of them.

Friday

Food & drink

Best bet: Declaration Brewing’s Third Anniversary OlympiadToday: WiiNTER Games. King/Queen of the Console Competition, Drinko Plinko for discounts and prizes. Declaration Brewing, 2030 S. Cherokee St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cheer to Three Years. Beer releases: Kumquat Clementine Sour, Glorieta Colorado IPA. Live music from Bellhoss and Alec Ryan. Food from Goldie’s food truck. Factotum Brewhouse, 845 Lipan St. Noon-10 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. 8 p.m. $42-48.

“STOMP.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $25-95.

“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.

“Romeo & Juliet” performed by the Colorado Ballet. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-155.

Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” performed by the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

Neck Deep. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $23-25.

Radio Moscow. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $17-20.

Waker. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $13-17.

Tim Barry. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $13-15.

MURS. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $18-20.

Pimps of Joytime. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Judge. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $20-22.

René Marie & Experiment in Truth. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $10-40.

Sophie W. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Bonnie and The Clydes. The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues, 1624 Market St. 9 p.m. $5.

Wendy Clark Band. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

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

Todd Glass. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

Midnight Madness: “Mind Games.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

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 “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $7-11.50.

Art

Sarah Bowling and Mario Zoots: “Point of Friction” reception. DATELINE, 3004 Larimer St. 6-11 p.m.

For families

“Things That Go” storytime. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Real Baby storytime. Stories and coupons for the neighborhood baby boutique. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

For your brain

That’s My Jam! “The Office” vs. “Parks & Rec” trivia. Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 6:30-11 p.m.

For a cause

The Unicorn Love Party – Illuminaughti. DJs and circus performances by Fractal Tribe and Rainbow Militia to benefit the Gathering Place and billboard space in key swing states prior to the 2018 midterm election.  Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Declaration Brewing’s Third Anniversary OlympiadToday: singles events and PawsCo adoption event. Beer Can “Nordic Combined,” Beer “Stein-Mina” Competition, The Triassic Chug Off. $1 per featured pint sold goes to PawsCo. Meet adoptable dogs. Live music from Bottle Rocket Hurricane from 3-5 p.m. Declaration Brewing, 2030 S. Cherokee St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Cheer to Three Years. Beer releases: Glorieta Colorado IPA, Napoleon’s Best Friend Russian Imperial Stout, My Winter Cardigan Stout by Lady Justice Brewing. Live music from Bark Wilson from 2-5 p.m. Food from Mile High Cajun Food Truck. Factotum Brewhouse, 845 Lipan St. Noon-10 p.m.

Beer, Bacon, Coffee Fest. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 8 a.m. $40.

Valentine’s Cookie + Beer Pairing with Good Sugar Baking. Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St. 3-5 p.m. $12.

Chinese New Year Pop-up with WongWay Dim Sum. Art Gym Denver, 1460 Leyden St. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $35.

Chocolate Milkshake IPA crowler release1-6 p.m. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave.

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

Entertainment

Best bet: Colorado New Play SummitReading: “Christa McAuliffe’s Eyes Were Blue” by Kemp Powers. Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 10:30 a.m. “Mama Metallica” by Sigrid Gilmer. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 2 p.m. $23-36.80.

Best bet: Doug Loves MoviesComedy Works, 1226 15th St. 4:20 p.m. $22.

“Detroit ’67.” Featuring post-show guest Andre Carbonell, poet. 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.

“STOMP.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25-95.

“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. 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.

“Romeo & Juliet” performed by the Colorado Ballet. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-155.

Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” performed by the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

Hippie Sabotage. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $30-35.

Viceroy (live set). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $18-22.

PnB Rock. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $30.

Van William. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $10.

The Hacks. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $5-10.

Hackensaw Boys. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $12.75-15.

Allout Helter. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Duey N’ Decibels do Guns N’ Roses. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Praang. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $25-30.

The Long Run (Eagle’s tribute) and My Blue Sky (Allman Bros. tribute). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $18.

The Hits album release. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Lee Clark Allen. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $7.

Tom Gershwin Sextet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Jyemo Club. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. $10.

When Darkness Falls. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Todd Glass. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

Midnight Madness: “Mind Games.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

Best bet: CultureHaus: Art of the Figure. An early look at “Degas: A Passion for Perfection,” Colorado Ballet dancers, live figure drawing, an art grab, a DJ and drinks. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 7-11 p.m. $80-95.

“Wrong Women: Myths from Sky” by Eriko Tsogo opening reception. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 7-11 p.m.

Artist talk with Kevin Sloan. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. 3-4 p.m.

For your brain

Painting With Words: Teen Writing Workshop. Ekphrastic creative writing session in partnership with Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 1-4 p.m. Free, limited space.

For a cause

Drink with owls. Fundraisers for Nature’s Educators. Brewability Lab, 12445 E. 39th Ave. 4-9 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Declaration Brewing’s Third Anniversary Olympiad. Today: team events. Relay Beerathlon, Beer Can Curling, Beer Pong – American Revolution-style. Declaration Brewing, 2030 S. Cherokee St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Beer, Bacon, Coffee Fest. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m. $40.

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

Entertainment

Best bet: Colorado New Play Summit. Reading: “Celia, A Slave” by Barbara Seyda. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St.”The Couches” by David Jacobi. 10:30 a.m. Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 2 p.m. Local Playwrights’ Slam hosted by Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 6:30 p.m. $23-36.80.

Best bet: Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” performed by the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1p.m. $20-94.

“Detroit ’67.” Featuring post-show guestNorma Johnson, Ppoet, activist and racial justice consultant. 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. $42-48.

“STOMP.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25-95.

“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. 6:30 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. 6:30 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. 6:30 p.m. $20-65.

“Romeo & Juliet” performed by the Colorado Ballet. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. $30-155.

The Wind and The Wave. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $18-20.

Majid Jordan. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $29.50-34.50.

Rocky Diamonds. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

Shaky Hand String Band. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-12.

John Gorka. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 7 p.m. $26.

New Mexican. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m.

Todd Glass. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $16.

Hair of the Dog Comedy Showcase. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St. 2-3 p.m.

The My Bloody Violent-Tine Film Festival. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 6 p.m. $10-30.

Art

Best bet: Colorado Convention Center Public Art TourLed by Denver Arts & Venues Public Art Program. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

Lecture: Jose Francisco Xavier de Salazar y Mendoza with Juddith Bonner. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free for Alianza members and students with ID, $5 for DAM members, $10 for others.

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

Day of Remembrance marking FDR’s signing of Executive Order 9066, authorizing the internment of of American citizens of Japanese ancestry and immigrants from Japan. Hosted by the MIle High JAC. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers, 7 p.m.


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