Things to do in Denver this weekend, March 23-25

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 715 Club and Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen on Welton Street, March 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The 715 Club and Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen on Welton Street, March 15, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Friday

Food & drink

King of Carrot Flowers carrot elderflower saison release. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 5 p.m.-midnight.

Entertainment

Best bet: Adam Cayton-Holland album release party. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 8 p.m. Free.

Best bet: “Hamilton.” Yes, we know it’s sold out. But you can still try for some of the 40 $10 orchestra seats available for every performance in the daily lottery. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. 

“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.

“This Is Modern Art.” When one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 7:30 p.m. $25.

“The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” A tale of love, family, sex, money and politics set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn, by Tony- Obie-, Emmy- and Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 6:30 p.m. $10-36.

“The River Bride.” Amazon folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heart-wrenching tale of true love, regret and transformation. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert Celebration with the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $30-104.

“Pause.” Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Ave. West. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Gloria Trevi vs. Alejandra Guzman. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 8 p.m. $49.95-500.

Lane 8. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Russian Circles. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-22.

Klassick. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-18.

The Eldridge Band. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.

The Mowgli’s. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $20-25.

Green Druid. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Matador! Soul Sounds & Cory Wong. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

The Russ Liquid Test. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $18-22.

Senses Fail. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6:30 p.m. $19-23.

Friends in Frequencies. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Flip the Phase. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

Kent Burnside and The Flood Brothers. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $20-25.

Shane Koyczan. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $24.

Savage Blush. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Brian Horton Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

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

Bobby Slayton. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27.

The Lighthouse Reading Show. Featuring Franchesca Castillo, Young Writers Program participant, Diana Nguyen, Lighthouse instructor, Kathy Conde, a 2017-2018 Fort Lyon Fellowship recipient, and Lynette Vialet, a member of The Book Project. Lighthouse Writers Workshop, 1515 Race St. 6:30 p.m. Free with RSVP.

Midnight Madness: “Moonrise Kingdom.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

For families

Best bet: Spring Break at the Denver Art MuseumPerformances of the family-friendly museum theater play “Art Emergency: Stampede Edition,” plus Create-n-Takes, A Walk in the Woods and the 3-D Studio are open daily. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free for kids 18 and younger.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Washington Wizards, 5:30 p.m. 

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Drinking History Tour of Denver. Led by Atlas Obscura Society via public transportation. Starts at The Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St. 2:30-6 p.m. $22.

Crawfish Madness. Louisiana-style crawfish boil with craft beer from 20 Colorado breweries and live music from Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 1-5 p.m.

Beer and chocolate pairing with Copia Confectionary at Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delgany St. 2-8 p.m. $16.

2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted release. Comrade Brewing Co., 7667 E. Illif Ave. 11 a.m.

Dual can release: Beta Capsule double dry-hopped New England-style imperial IPA and The Falconer dry-hopped saison. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1-11 p.m.

Brunch with Kenny Brown. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No cover.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Hamilton.” Yes, we know it’s sold out. But you can still try for some of the 40 $10 orchestra seats available for every performance in the daily lottery. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 

“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.

“This Is Modern Art.” When one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25.

“The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” A tale of love, family, sex, money and politics set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn, by Tony- Obie-, Emmy- and Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 6:30 p.m. $10-36.

“The River Bride.” Amazon folklore and lyric storytelling blend into a heart-wrenching tale of true love, regret and transformation. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

“Pause.” Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre, 119 Park Ave. West. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Thriftworks. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-18.

Andy Grammer. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $28.50-31.

Legato and Denver Jam Electronica Solutions LLC. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Digital Beat Down. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

Bottle Rocket Science. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $5-7.

Dance Party Time Machine. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $25-28.

Michael Zito. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $22.

Dying Fetus and Thy Art Is Murder. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $20-25.

The Hunna and Coasts. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6:30 p.m. $16-18.

Young Atlas. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Michael Morrow and The Culprits. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. Free.

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

Michele Castro Quartet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. $15-20.

Derek Banach Quintet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Edie Carey. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $13.

Bobby Slayton. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27.

45s Against 45. Anti-Trump dance party, all-’80s edition. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7 donation at the door.

Midnight Madness: “Moonrise Kingdom.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

Bookbinding Basics Workshop. All tools will be provided. You will leave class with one completed book. Artists on Santa Fe, 747 Santa Fe Drive. Noon-5 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Spring Break at the Denver Art MuseumPerformances of the family-friendly museum theater play “Art Emergency: Stampede Edition,” plus Create-n-Takes, A Walk in the Woods and the 3-D Studio are open daily. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free for kids 18 and younger.

For a cause

March For Our Lives. Nationwide march for gun control and safe schools. Civic Center Park. 2-5 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights, 1 p.m.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Stealth, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Mac & Cheese Off. Bring your best mac. Prizes for the top three. Live music from Ham Bone Thieves. Chain Reaction Brewing Company, 902 S. Lipan St. Noon-4 p.m. $10.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Hamilton.” Yes, we know it’s sold out. But you can still try for some of the 40 $10 orchestra seats available for every performance in the daily lottery. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. 

“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.

“This Is Modern Art.” When one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 1:30 p.m. $25.

“The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” A tale of love, family, sex, money and politics set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn, by Tony- Obie-, Emmy- and Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $10-30.

You Can’t Come. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Sailor Poon. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Scepter of Eligos and Augur. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.

The Suffers. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $15-18.

B.H. 2doTs. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Adelita’s Way. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $5-125.

The Casket Lottery. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $18-20.

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

Colorado Symphony presents Susan Cahill, Art Lande and Andrew Dahlke. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 8 p.m. $20.

At The Inkwell Denver with poets Ashley Cornelius and Idris Goodwin. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Art

Best bet: 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: Spring Break at the Denver Art MuseumPerformances of the family-friendly museum theater play “Art Emergency: Stampede Edition,” plus Create-n-Takes, A Walk in the Woods and the 3-D Studio are open daily. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is free for kids 18 and younger.

Author Visit from Shawn Dougherty. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.


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