Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 20-22

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, April 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)  kevinjbeaty; denverite; denver; colorado; rosenberg's bagels; pizza; 715 club; nightlife; food; five points; famous original j's; bars;

The 715 Club, April 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Danquet tapping: a beer for your buds. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 1-11 p.m.

Fruited Ice Wine Sour small batch release. Factotum Brewhouse, 845 Lipan St. 3-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Mile High 420 Fest feat. Lil Wayne, Lil Jon and more. Plus a local stage featuring Colfax Speed Queen, Los Mocochetes and more. Civic Center Park. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free. Registration here.

Best bet: 420 On The Block feat. Action Bronson, Break Science and more. Fox Street Compound, 725 w 39th Ave. Noon. $25-175.

Best bet: Method Man & RedmanCervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $42.

Best bet: Found Footage Festival Vol. 8Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Late Show with David Letterman) are back with  newly unearthed VHS gems found at thrift stores across the country. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $12-15.

The Who’s “Tommy.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $35-80.

“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. 7:30 p.m. $35.

“Reefer Madness: The Musical.” A tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana inspired by the 1936 film of the same name. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Honorable Disorder. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West. 8 p.m. $7.50-25.

Flosstradamus. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 6 p.m. $89.50.

Split Lip Rayfield. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-25.

Afroman. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 5:30 p.m. $17-20.

Michal Menert & The Pretty Fantastics. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 10:30 p.m. $20-25.

Birch Street and The Guestlist. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

4/20 Funk Fest: Showdy Shakehouse. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Dylan Earl & the Reasons Why. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Andy Frasco and the U.N. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Front 242. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $22-75.

Zaytoven. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Wake the Bat. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. 

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

Willie Jones III Quintet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $20-35.

Whiskey Blanket. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-27.

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

Lewis Black. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $45-75.

Bret Morin. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $26.

Mile High Burlesque Festival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20-40.

For families

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

For your brain

Colorado Book Award finalist reading. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7-9 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators, 8 p.m.

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:40 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Cajun Crawfish Boil featuring Erica Brown & The Lionel Young Band. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St.  Noon-4 p.m. 

Cookie and beer pairing. Three cookies and three beer tasters. Factotum Brewhouse, 845 Lipan St. 5-10 p.m. $12.

Cookie and beer pairing. Four cookies and four beer tasters. River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St., Unit A. 3-5 p.m. $14.

Vol. II: Still Gleekin’ bottle release. Call to Arms Brewing Co., 4526 Tennyson St. Noon-11 p.m. 

Watermelon Sherbert crowler release. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 1-5 p.m. 

Raw Milk Cheese Appreciation Day free cheese bar at Cheese+Provisions, 2432 W.  44th Ave. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Raw Milke Cheese Appreciation Day free cheese bar at Mondo Market at The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Suite 115. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: The Who’s “Tommy.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $35-80.

Best bet: “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. and 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.

“Reefer Madness: The Musical.” A tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana inspired by the 1936 film of the same name. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Honorable Disorder. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West. 8 p.m. $7.50-25.

Opiuo and Syzygy. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 6 p.m. $30-75.

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

Flobots. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $20.

The Trujillo Company. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Crafteon. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $7-10.

Kitchen Dwellers: Official 4/20 on the Block Afterparty. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $5-25.

Sugar Skulls & Marigolds. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $10.

MC Chris. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $18-22.

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

DJ Craze. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7:30 p.m. $19-22.

Left Hand Shakes record release. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

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

Crystal Collins Quintet: Billie and Beyond. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

CM Dance Hot Night: Lionel Young. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m. $20.

Malcom Holcombe. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $17.

Something Underground and The Wendy Woo Band. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-25.

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

Lil Sum’n Sum’n World Percussion Project. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 7:30-11 p.m. $15.

Lewis Black. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $45-75.

Bret Morin. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $26.

Mile High Burlesque Festival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20-40.

Record Store Day. Here are the Colorado record stores. And here’s a party with Dogfish Head at Avanti F&B, 3200 Pecos St., from 2-5 p.m.

Art

“Natural Artifice” opening reception. Understudy, 890C 14th St. 6-9 p.m. 

For families

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

SNL for Kids. Central Park Recreation Center, 9651 Martin Luther King Blvd. 6-9 p.m. 

“Dreaming Up” Building Day. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For your brain

Noir at the Bar. Seven local-ish writers read tales of crime and debauchery. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7-9 p.m.

That’s My Jam! Seinfeld Trivia. Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 7-10 p.m.

For a cause

Best bet: Bow Wow Film Festival. A dog centric, traveling film festival featuring some of the years’ best pooch-themed short films. All proceeds benefit the Colorado Pet Pantry. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 5:30 p.m. $20-35.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs, 6:10 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Ratio tour and Ink Lounge coaster screen-printing. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 2-4 p.m. $25.

Entertainment

Best bet: The Who’s “Tommy.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. $35-80.

Best bet: “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.

Honorable Disorder. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West. 6 p.m. $7.50-25.

Jonathan Davis of Korn. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. $32-35.

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

King Lil G. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20-175.

Michael Jackson Tribute. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25-50.

Art

Best bet: Guided Tour of Degas’ works with Frances Charteris, artist and educator. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $59.

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.

For a cause

Best bet: Rare Fish Rare Beer. Tappings and a silent auction to raise money for Running Rivers. Finn’s Manor, 2927 Larimer St. 2-9 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Nashville Predators, 7 p.m.

Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs, 1:40 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.