Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 25-27

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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A kid named Casey shows there's no wrong way to ride a skateboard. Denver Skate Park, April 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Orange Blossom Sour small batch release. Factotum Brewhouse, 845 Lipan St. 3-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Wildermiss vinyl release show. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Best bet: La LuzLarimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $15-18.

Best bet: Two Titans: Bernstein & MahlerColorado Symphony Orchestra performs two pieces by Bernstein and one by Mahler. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

“You’re The Best One.” The Hoffman family rallies together and against each other as they battle over health insurance, child custody, inheritance and superfoods. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $34-44.

“Human Error.” After a mix-up by their fertility doctor, Heather is impregnated with the wrong child. Now two very different couples face a nine-month odyssey of culture shock, clashing values, changing attitudes and unlikely friendships. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 6 p.m. $35.

The Who’s “Tommy.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 6 p.m. $35-80.

Taylor Swift. Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 7 p.m. $45-595.

The Devil Makes Three. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $42-55.

The Disco Biscuits. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $35.

Vermillion Road EP release. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Brent Cobb & Them. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $12-15.

Muscle Beach. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

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

Home. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Ten Years Gone (Led Zeppelin tribute) and The Strange Parade (The Doors tribute). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Amber Mark. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Super Bummer album release. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Pete Lewis Quintet plays the Jazz Crusaders. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15.

Ken Walker Sextet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $10-15.

Final Fridays: Birds of Paradise. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Orbit Service. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10.

Candy Mostly. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

The Music of Elton John with The Chris Kroger Quartet. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $30-40.

Mark Normand. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Sexpot Comedy presents Sean White. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $7.

SlamNuba featuring Dominique Christina. Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center & Cafe, 2836 Welton St. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $5-10.

U.S. Air Guitar Championships. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $15.

Midnight Madness: “The Room.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight$9.50.

Art

Best bet: Untitled: Birdy featuring a scavenger hunt, zine-making and more. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 6-10 p.m. Free-$13.

Best bet: “How To Measure The Weather” The audience is invited to sit or lie down throughout the gallery space while the performers compose and untangle an environment of aural memories and shifting climates, built through eccentric and humorous elements. with Flinching Eye Collective members. Emmanuel Gallery, 1205 10th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

Ai Weiwei “Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads”  tour. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 1-2:30 p.mFree.

For families

Best bet: Family FestivalRides, festival food, midway games, a Ferris wheel and more. Northfield Stapleton, 8340 E. Northfield Blvd. 4-11 p.m. $1 per ticket, $35 for a wristband.

Best bet: Summer Series Kick-Off. “Ferdinand the Bull” screening. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 8:30 p.m. Free.

Sweet Sounds at Sweet Cooie’s. Improvisational Folk Music Friday with LIAN. Sweet Cooie’s, 3506 E. 12th Ave. 8-10 p.m.

For your brain

A Word about Words: Language, Meaning, & Intent. Workshop to discuss the binaries in language and gain greater awareness of how we can communicate in a more inclusive way. RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe St. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Registration required.

Meet the Mags: Denver’s Literary Magazines. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 6-8 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

MCA Dinner Society: Block & Larder with Colorado Cider Company. Pop-up rooftop dinner combines culinary artistry with visual arts. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $125.

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

Passionfruit Milkshake IPA crowler release. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 1-11 p.m. 

Charlie Blackberry tapping. Kettle sour with blackberries. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. Noon-10 p.m. 

Entertainment

“You’re The Best One.” The Hoffman family rallies together and against each other as they battle over health insurance, child custody, inheritance and superfoods. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $42-48.

“Human Error.” After a mix-up by their fertility doctor, Heather is impregnated with the wrong child. Now two very different couples face a nine-month odyssey of culture shock, clashing values, changing attitudes and unlikely friendships. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

The Who’s “Tommy.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35-80.

Emancipator Ensemble. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5:30 p.m. $39.50-75.

The Fab Four. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6:30 p.m. $20-60.

The Disco Biscuits. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $35.

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

The Aquabats. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7:30 p.m. $23-25.

The Nasty Bunch of Bitches. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $15-18.

The Lighthouse and The Whaler. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $12-14.

Crowboy. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Denver Plays Van Morrison. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Eric Lindell. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Combichrist. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $24-150.

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

GoodRattle. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15.

Electric Miles. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10-25.

Bass Freqz. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 8 p.m. $30.

Tetrarch. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10.

Mark Normand. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Comedy Saved the Video Star. Comedians do standup, then play their favorite music video, which everyone discusses afterward. Night starts with a half hour of TRL (they’ll take your music video requests). Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. 

Weird Touch. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

45s Against 45 featuring Jason Heller. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10.

Midnight Madness: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

Best bet: “Dizzy Spell.” One-night exhibition of an art video game arcade. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 6-11 p.m. $6 or pay what you can.

Denver Arts Festival. 150 artists from around Colorado and the nation, a kids art zone, live music and the new Vacasa Square Wine & Beer Garden. Conservatory Green At Stapleton, E. 49th Place. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

The Art of Brunch. Gallery hopping  with complimentary brunch bites at a dozen galleries and creative businesses. Santa Fe Art District. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Long Pose Life Drawing. Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St. 5-8 p.m. $7.

For families

Best bet: Block Party with Youth on RecordLive music from Youth on Record students and local musicians, health and wellness expo, grand opening of the Food Bridge International Marketplace, special performance by Athena Project, T-shirt printing with Indy Ink, food and drinks from Cool Bunz, Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gelato and a kids craft area from Meow Wolf an ReCreative Denver. Youth on Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Best bet: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend FestivalFamily-friendly entertainment, food and drinks, local vendors and more. Old South Gaylord Street. 4-10 p.m. 

Best bet: Family FestivalRides, festival food, midway games, a Ferris wheel and more. Northfield Stapleton, 8340 E. Northfield Blvd. 11 a.m.-noon. $1 per ticket, $35 for a wristband.

Best bet: Summer Series Kick-Off. Swingin’ Under the Stars presents Bourbon Street Bash. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 7:30-10 p.m. Free.

Sweet Sounds at Sweet Cooie’s with Old Fuss and Feathers. Sweet Cooie’s, 3506 E. 12th Ave. 8-10 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 p.m.

Colorado Rapids at Portland Timbers, 7 p.m. 

Sunday

Food & drink

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

Entertainment

“You’re The Best One.” The Hoffman family rallies together and against each other as they battle over health insurance, child custody, inheritance and superfoods. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $24-34.

“Human Error.” After a mix-up by their fertility doctor, Heather is impregnated with the wrong child. Now two very different couples face a nine-month odyssey of culture shock, clashing values, changing attitudes and unlikely friendships. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. $35.

The Who’s “Tommy.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $35-80.

The Disco Biscuits. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5 p.m. $46-89.50.

Cozz. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $20-22.50.

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

Jenny Don’t and The Spurs. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Nick Dittmeier & The Sawdusters and Beth Bombara. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Anomalie Creations: Nico Luminous, LabRat, Nobide, Dozier album release. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $18-20.

Teddy Afro. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $50-100.

Company of Thieves. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15-50.

Smokestack Relics. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. Free.

Altius Quartet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. $15-35.

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

Mark Normand. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $17.

Art

Denver Arts Festival. 150 artists from around Colorado and the nation, a kids art zone, live music and the new Vacasa Square Wine & Beer Garden. Conservatory Green At Stapleton, E. 49th Place. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

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: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend FestivalFamily-friendly entertainment, food and drinks, local vendors and more. Old South Gaylord Street. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Best bet: Family FestivalRides, festival food, midway games, a Ferris wheel and more. Northfield Stapleton, 8340 E. Northfield Blvd. 11 a.m.-noon. $1 per ticket, $35 for a wristband.

Sweet Sounds at Sweet Cooie’s. Sunday Ukele Serenade with Hannah Adel. Sweet Cooie’s, 3506 E. 12th Ave. 8-10 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 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.