Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 30-July 1

Among your options: A Nightmare On Elm Street marathon, an arts fest in a bike shop, jazz in the park and more.

Denverites dip their toes in the South Platte River at Confluence Park, June 11, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Denverites dip their toes in the South Platte River at Confluence Park, June 11, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Disco Brunch: Y2K EditionSets by Hunter Leggit and Who Is Chris Lewis. Dress like it’s the 2000s. Invisibile City, 1545 Julian St. $10. Space limited.

Best bet: Hop Head Festival. Beer, food trucks, live music, games and more. Renegade Brewing Co., 918 W. First Ave. 5-10 p.m. $5-35.

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

June Barreled Lightning tapping and bottle release. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. Noon-10 p.m.

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

Entertainment

Best bet: The Avett BrothersRed Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7:30 p.m. $55-89.50.

Best bet: Never Sleep Again: A Nightmare On Elm Street Coffee Feast. A Freddy Krueger delirium marathon with special caffeinated drinks by Joe Maxx Coffee Co. paired with themed food from chef Ian Patrick. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 11 a.m. $55.

Best bet: RiNo Arts Fest. Music, live art, food trucks and free beer. The Urban Cyclist Denver, 3434 Brighton Blvd. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. 

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

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.

Kenny Chesney. Broncos Stadium At Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 5 p.m. $27-246.

The Posies. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6 p.m. Free.

Blue October. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $30.75-35.

Rubedo. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $14-16.

MZG. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

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

Greyhounds. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $12-15.

Electric Funeral Fest III. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 4 p.m. $32-60.

Electric Funeral Fest III. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 3 p.m. 

The Elegant Plums. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

The Get Up Kids. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $21-150.

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

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

The Late Set: ​Aeryk Parker and Kenny Martinez. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. 

After Midnight. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $7.

The Delta Sonics. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. Free.

Cary Morin. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $12.

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

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

Amore Et Bellum. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Swingin’ Under The Star – Pinups & Greasers Night. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 7:30-10 p.m.

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. 

Art

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

For families

Denver Animal Protection Storytime with a furry friend. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

For your brain

Colorado Women: The Women of Hell’s Swift Alley. Author Randi Samuelson-Brown will lead a discussion on the 1890s world of prostitution, licit and illicit drugs, bad whiskey recipes and the saloon and brothel culture that flourished in Colorado. Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House, 1310 Bannock St. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $5-8.

Cemetery Symbolism Tour at Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St. 10 a.m.-noon. $14-18.

For a cause

Community Trash Cleanup followed by happy hour. Green Valley Ranch Beer Garden, 4995 Argonne St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers, 5:15 p.m. 

Sunday

Food & drink
Entertainment

Best bet: Janelle MonáeParamount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-55.

Best bet: The Avett BrothersRed Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5:30 p.m. $55-89.50.

Best bet: “Shakesbeer: Comedy of Errors.” Shakespeare, but with tipsy actors. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 5-7 p.m. Free.

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

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.

Warped Tour. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 11 a.m. $45.

Brownout. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 4 p.m. Free.

Blue October. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $30.75-35.

Immersion. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-13.

Vandoliers. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Canyon of the Skull and Giant of the Mountain. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10.

The Faceless. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10-100.

Brent Loveday. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. 

Art

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

City Park Jazz: Euforquestra. City Park. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers, 2:10 p.m. 

Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC, 5 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.