Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 6-8

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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CultureHaus: Art of the Figure at the Denver Art Museum, Feb. 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty; arts; culture; dam; denver art museum; nightlife;

CultureHaus: Art of the Figure at the Denver Art Museum, Feb. 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

There are even more things to do this weekend than usual and, like, five of them are museum free days.

Friday

Food & drink

Best bet: Handwritten Belgian wit and Mutiny collaborative zine release. DiNK will be on hand to preview their upcoming Expo, and The Denver Zine Library provide a sneak peek of their upcoming 2018 Denver Zine Fest. Mutiny’s Jim Norris will DJ. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 4-7 p.m.

Galaxy DDH NEIPA crowler and draft release. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 5-11 p.m.

First Friday salumi and wine tasting. Il Porcellino Salumi, 4324 W. 41st Ave. 6-9 p.m. $30.

Collabs release. Cerebral Brewing Co., 1477 Monroe St. Noon-10 p.m.

Folk Devil black IPA release. Intrepid Sojournor Beer Project, 925 W. Eighth Ave. 3-11 p.m.

Make IPA Clear Again collaboration release. Finn’s Manor, 2927 Larimer St. 2-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Copland’s “Rodeo” performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

“Native Gardens.” Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for a young Latino couple who move into a well-established DC neighborhood. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. $30-65.

“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.

“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.

“Yūrei.” Pandemic Collective presents a play based on the Japanese mythology behind “Tomino’s Hell,” a deadly poem whose words must never be spoken aloud. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $18.

3LAU. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $25.

The Neighbourhood. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $36.75-40.75.

Phoebe Bridgers. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $15-17.

The Commonheart. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $5-12.

Secret headliner with Slow Caves. That’s not the band, it’s just a surprise. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $15-18.

Dead Meadow. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $16-20.

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

Muzzy Bearr. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Tom Petty Tribute. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Dave Devine Presents: Tania Katz. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. Free.

Citizen Dan. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7:30 p.m. $10-15.

Love & Monsters. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Married A Dead Man. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Digital Ethos and Of Trees. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Opening Day Disco featuring Boogie Machine. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 11 a.m.  Free.

Guilty Pleasures dance party. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Art

Best bet: First Friday Art Walk. The galleries and studios in Denver’s art districts will leave their doors open after-hours to welcome the curious with wine, beer, special exhibits, demonstrations and music. Your options:

Santa Fe Art District, along Santa Fe drive from Alameda to 12th Avenue.

River North Art District. This one is more spread out. Here’s a gallery list.

Tennyson Street Cultural District, along Tennyson Street from 39th to 45th Avenue. Here’s a map.

Free day at Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. Noon-5 p.m.

Free day at Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5-8 p.m.

For families

Best bet: “Dolores” film screeningDolores Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 8 p.m. $7-10.

Coffee Talk Storytime. Half off any cafe beverage from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stories for kids at 11 a.m. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St.  11 a.m.-noon.

Disney On Ice: “Frozen.” Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. $15-65.

Sports

Best Bet: Rockies Opening Day vs. Atlanta Braves, 2:10 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

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

Sour, Wild & Fruited Fest. Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. Noon-11 p.m.

Undone IPA experimental hop series #2 release. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon to close.

Triple dry-hopped apricot pale ale release. Very limited. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 6 p.m.

Azacca dry-hopped table sour bottle release and tapping. Baere Brewing Co., 320 Broadway.

Entertainment

Best bet: alt-JFillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $85.

Best bet: The DarknessGothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-30.

Best bet: Copland’s “Rodeo” performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

“Native Gardens.” Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for a young Latino couple who move into a well-established DC neighborhood. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. $30-65.

“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.

“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.

“Femme In Public 2.” Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 4 p.m. $13.

“Yūrei.” Pandemic Collective presents a play based on the Japanese mythology behind “Tomino’s Hell,” a deadly poem whose words must never be spoken aloud. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $18.

TAUK. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $15-20.

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

Durand Jones & The Indications. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $13-15.

Andy Palmer. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

Moonchild. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $14-16.

Triathalon. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-12.

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

Cut Chemist. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Mr. Majestyk’s 8 Track Revival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $18.

Missio. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7:30 p.m. $16-19.

JDirty. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Billy Holiday Birthday Celebration featuring Crystal Collins. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Punchapalooza. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 3 p.m. Free.

Highland Ramblers. The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues, 1624 Market St. 9 p.m. $5.

Polyrhythmics and Ghost Note. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-27.

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

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

Stanton Warriors and DJ Icey. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

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.

“They Call Me King Tiger” screening. In June of 1967, the court of Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico, was assaulted by armed men under the command of Chicano leader Reies López Tijerina. The outcome was the largest manhunt in the recent history of the U.S. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 8:15 p.m. $7-10.

“Root” screening. This dreamscape film was inspired by the creation of an album by the same name. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive 8:30 p.m. $7-10.

Art

Penny admission for Colorado residents at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free day at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway.

Art demo with Arturo Garcia. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Spaces: A Four Person Show and Suchitra Mattai’s “Sweet Asylum” reception. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Shakespeare in the Parking Lot’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th St. 1-2 p.m. Free.

Disney’s “Aladdin.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-175.

Family Book Club: Glow in the Dark edition. Read “Ella and Penguin Stick Together,” then make a glowing painting with foam paints and enjoy a snack. Ideal for ages 5-8 year. 2-3 p.m.

Dow Phumiruk’s “Mela and the Elephant” book launch party. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 2-4 p.m.

Disney On Ice: “Frozen.” Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15-65.

Free day at Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

For your brain

Mud & Men: A Perspective on Denver’s First Women. Margaret Gray Evans and Elizabeth Sumner Byers came to Denver and were largely outnumbered by men and in a city lacking infrastructure and cultural institutions, so they had to pave their own cultural roads. Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House, 1310 Bannock St. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $5-8.

First Saturday Poetry: Susan Spear and Jared Smith. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

For a cause

Underdogs 2nd Annual Fundraiser + Celebration. Live music, vegetarian fare and an open bar for Underdogs Animal Rescue. Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive. 7-11 p.m. $50.

Youth On Record benefit show featuring To Be Astronauts and Denver Meatpacking Company. All ages. Half of all merch sales go to Youth On Record. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 8 p.m.-midnight. Free.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves, 6:10 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers, 1:30 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Bruz Beers tour and Ink Lounge coaster screen-printing. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. 2-4 p.m. $25.

Entertainment

Best bet: alt-JFillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $53.75.

Best bet: Copland’s “Rodeo” performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

“Native Gardens.” Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for a young Latino couple who move into a well-established DC neighborhood. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 1:30 p.m. $30-65.

“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.

“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. 2 p.m. $10-36.

Bobbyrock (of MTV’s “The Hills”). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Gill Landry (of Old Crow Medicine Show). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $12-15.

The Garden. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

Primitive Man. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Bon Bon Vivant. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. Free.

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

“Symbols of Resistence” screening. A tribute to the martyrs of the Chican@ Movement. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 3 p.m. $7-10.

“My Bolivia: Remembering What I Never Knew.” What happens when a Latino filmmaker from the United States tries to unravel the myths and realities of his family history in Bolivia. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 3:30 p.m. $7-10.

Art

Best bet: Music in the Galleries: La Pompe Jazz. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 2-3 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Art demo with Arturo Garcia. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

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

Disney’s “Aladdin.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-175.

Clay program. Telling a story with characters you craft, making mud pies or learning the basic skills of building with clay. Denver Children’s Museum Marisco Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive. 1 p.m.

Disney On Ice: “Frozen.” Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15-65.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Atlanta Braves, 1:10 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.