Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 22-24

Jimmy Vaughn (right to left), Nii Okai Aryeetey play drums during the 2018 World Refugee Day celebration on the Capitol steps. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jimmy Vaughn (right to left), Nii Okai Aryeetey play drums during the 2018 World Refugee Day celebration on the Capitol steps. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Scam Likely pop up restaurant. A collaboration between BSV concepts and Chef Spencer Caine. Fort Greene Bar, 321 E. 45th Ave. 6-10 p.m.

Papaya Hefeweizen small batch release. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. 3-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Series Fest. Television festival with a musical performance and network premiere at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and six full days of in-competition screenings, panels, and network sneak peeks and premieres. 3-11:15 p.m. Passes are $150-250. Tickets $15 each.

Best bet: B-Side Music with The Original Ills + Kayla Marque. Happy hour and rooftop tunes at MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5-10 p.m. Free-$5.

Best bet: “Underground Railroad Game.” A pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history, tackling race, sex, and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic, and fearless comedy. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $30.

“The Book of Mormon.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-110.

“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. 7:30 p.m. $35.

Remote Denver. Join a group of 50 people on a guided audio tour that seems to follow you as much as you are following it. You’re not just audience members—you’re actors and spectators. Starts at Lincoln Park, corner of 13th Avenue and Mariposa Street. 6 p.m. $35.

Elizabeth Rex. On the eve of her former lover’s execution, Queen Elizabeth I visits Shakespeare and his company. When she meets Ned, Shakespeare’s brilliant performer of women’s roles, the actor the playwright and the queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 6:30 p.m. 

Widespread Panic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $105-375.

Home Free. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. $17-47.

Morgan Evans. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

SIDMFKID. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Trey Triple A. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Jaden Carlson Band. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $5-12.

Good For Health. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Trve Brewing’s 6th Anniversary Bacchanal. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $15.

Project 432. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

The New Orleans Suspects. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 10 p.m. $22-25.

Street Dogs. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10-17.

Under Auburn Skies album release. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Sliver. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. Free.

Pete Lewis Quintet plays Jazz Crusaders. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15.

JoFoKe. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $18.

Gumbo Le Funque. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

Ternion Sound. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20.

Mary Louise Lee. Skyline Beer Garden, 1601 Arapahoe St. 5-8 p.m. Free.

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

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

Art

“Rethinking Urbanism.” RedLine’s annual juried exhibition. RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe St. 6-9 p.m.

Emil Bisttram Works on Paper: Experimental Sky. Staff-led discussion on Emil Bisttram, featuring several of his works on paper that have never been on view at the Museum before. American Museum of Western Art-The Anschutz Collection, 1727 Tremont Place. 3-4:30 p.m.

Opening Reception: Meredith Nemirov & Lorelei Schott. Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive. 6-8 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Stuart Semple’s “Happy Clouds” at Virginia Village Branch Library, 1500 S. Dahlia St. 11:30-1:30 p.m. Free.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins, 6:40 p.m. 

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Govnr’s Park 9th Annual Beer Festival. Over 100 beers to sample. Funds raised go back to Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods. Govnr’s Park Tavern, 672 Logan St. 1-4 p.m. Tickets sold at the bar.

Chain Reaction Fourth Anniversary Party. Beer releases, T-shirt printing, beer-made food and more. Chain Reaction Brewing Company, 902 S. Lipan St. Noon-close.

Don’s Club Tavern 71st Birthday Party. Free Don’s T-shirts to the first 100 guests. Free hotdogs, burgers and snacks. Prizes and drink tastings throughout the day. 10 a.m.-close.

Rumpus & Chill. Beer release, live music from Sun-Dried Nanners and food from Ohana Grille – Hawaiian Fusion Eatery Food Truck. Call to Arms Brewing Co., 4526 Tennyson St. Noon-9 p.m.

Rick and Morty Portal Party. Trivia, portal gun-building, costume contest and more. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. 7-10 p.m. Free-$25.

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

Cupcake and beer pairing with Good Sugar Baking at River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St. 3-5 p.m. $16.

Frontmaniac double IPA release. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 11 a.m.

No Shade pilsner release. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon.

Entertainment

Best bet: Westword Music Showcase. Featuring a slew of local bands and headliners Galantis, Bonobo, St. Lucia and more. around the Golden Triangle neighborhood (here’s a map). Noon-9:45 p.m. $55-85.

Best bet: Series Fest. Television festival with a musical performance and network premiere at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and six full days of in-competition screenings, panels, and network sneak peeks and premieres. 10 a.m.-11:15 p.m. Passes are $150-250. Tickets $15 each.

Best bet: Stone’s Throw party featuring Mayer HawthorneSummit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 9 p.m. $17-20.

“The Book of Mormon.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35-110.

“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.

Remote Denver. Join a group of 50 people on a guided audio tour that seems to follow you as much as you are following it. You’re not just audience members—you’re actors and spectators. Starts at Lincoln Park, corner of 13th Avenue and Mariposa Street. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. $35.

Elizabeth Rex. On the eve of her former lover’s execution, Queen Elizabeth I visits Shakespeare and his company. When she meets Ned, Shakespeare’s brilliant performer of women’s roles, the actor the playwright and the queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 6:30 p.m. 

“Yet A(nother) Night of Grand Guignol” presented by Pandemic Collective. Theater 29 Denver,5138 W. 29th Ave. 8 p.m. $18.

Widespread Panic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $140-195.

Tech N9ne. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $37-111.

Desert Hearts presents: Mikey Lion, Lee Reynolds, Marbs and Porky. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $27.50-30.

Stars. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-75-25.

Westword Music Showcase Afterparty with Treepeople. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $20-22.

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

Detrace. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Trve Brewing’s 6th Anniversary Bacchanal. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $15.

Post-Panic Afterparty. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 10 p.m. $15-20.

Seven Sea Voyage. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Shy Boys. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Judge Roughneck. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10.

Steve Kovalcheck Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $11.

Purnell Steen & Le Jazz Machine. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10-20.

Matrix & Futurebound. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $10-20.

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

Sad Bois Pizza Club. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 8 p.m.

Michael Che. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $29.50-39.50.

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

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

For families

Best bet: South Platte RiverFest. Try out a standup paddleboard or kayak, listen to live music, visit the Kids Zone, stop into the food truck court, watch a race down the rapids. Confluence Park. Free admission. Activities cash-only.

Best bet: “Jump (bring us together).” Bounce around on an enormous inflatable sculpture by Stuart Semple. 17th Street between Wynkoop and Wazee.

Concert on the Green: That Eighties Band. Founders. Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Little University: “Cooking” Class. Schlessman Family Branch Library, 100 Poplar St., 10:30-11 a.m.

For a cause

Buntport Fundraiser with Camp Counselor Amie. Entertainment, auction items, raffle, treats and more. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 7-9:30 p.m. $25.

Running Wild 5k and Fun Run and 1-Mile Fun Run to help prevent the extinction of endangered African wildlife. Regis University, 3333 Regis Blvd. 8:15 a.m. $20-45.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins, 1:10 p.m. 

Colorado Rapids at Seattle Sounders, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Crafts with Craft Beer Series: drink coasters. Skyline Beer Garden, 1601 Arapahoe St. 2-3 p.m. $25.

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

Entertainment

Best bet: Series Fest. Television festival with a musical performance and network premiere at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and six full days of in-competition screenings, panels, and network sneak peeks and premieres. 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Passes are $150-250. Tickets $15 each.

Best bet: Uncalled Four: A Comedy Game Show. Hosted by Zac Maas. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Best bet: “Shakesbeer: Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare, but with tipsy actors. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 4-5 p.m. Free.

Best bet: “Underground Railroad Game.” A pair of teachers are getting down and dirty with today’s lesson. The nimble duo goes round after round on the mat of our nation’s history, tackling race, sex, and power in this R-rated, kaleidoscopic, and fearless comedy. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $30.

“The Book of Mormon.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35-110.

“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. $35.

Remote Denver. Join a group of 50 people on a guided audio tour that seems to follow you as much as you are following it. You’re not just audience members—you’re actors and spectators. Starts at Lincoln Park, corner of 13th Avenue and Mariposa Street. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. $35.

Widespread Panic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5 p.m. $120-200.

The Rad Trads. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Dyrty Byrds. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $10-35.

Gaytheist. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $8.

Ziggies presents Ghost Town Blues Band. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. $15-17.

The Raven & The Writing Desk. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8.

Art

Best bet: Denver Zine FestMore than 90  zinesters, comic artists and independent publishers from around the country, coffee by Mutiny Information Cafe, bar featuring Ratio Beerworks (and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, Ipie food truck, coloring area by Lowbrow Denver, Zine Olympics, Artsy Fartsy: “Ideas” Worth Spreading? hosted by Warm Cookies of the Revolution, and a special edition show presented by The Narrators with the theme: Rejected. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m.-6 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: “Jump (bring us together).” Bounce around on an enormous inflatable sculpture by Stuart Semple. 17th Street between Wynkoop and Wazee.

For your brain

Best bet: The Miseducation of Youth: A panel on education and history following the performance of “Underground Railroad Game.” Attendance at the play not required, but is helpful. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free.

“The Sandlot” trivia. Platt Park Brewing Co., 1875 S. Pearl St. 7-10 p.m. 

“Jurassic World” trivia. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins, 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.

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