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

It’s going to be a fairly calm post-holiday weekend, but the good stuff is still good.

MONAKR plays the Bluebird Theater. (Courtesy: Kevin J. Beaty)

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Friday

Entertainment

Best bet: Open Music Sessions featuring YaSi  with local comedians Rebecca Robinson, Noah Reynolds, and Roger Norquist and a community spotlight. Free food and drinks. Denver Open Media,700 Kalamath St. 7 p.m. Free.

Best bet: B-Side Music with Muscle Brain + King EddieMuseum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. Free-$5.

Best bet: Slim Cessna’s Auto ClubLevitt Pavilion,1380 W. Florida Ave. 6 p.m. Free.

“The Book of Mormon.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m. $35-110.

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.

Umphrey’s McGee. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $42.50-45.

Buckethead. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Bent Knee. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Sparta. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $16.75-20.

Wedi Tikabo. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $50-250.

Drew Emmitt Band. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

The Liam Broderick Group. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $5.

Hi-Fi Gentry. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Royal Roost Revival Beebop Series. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15.

The Late Set: Ike Spivak Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

Grace Clark & Friends. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 5:30 p.m. Free.

The Hunts. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $21.

Hillbilly Riot. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Lost Walks and The Still Tide. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Aaron Urist. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $5.

Matt Besser. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-100.

RiNo Replay dance party. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. Free.

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

Mile High Soul Club dance party. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Scream Screen: Beyond Elm Street – A Tribute To Wes Craven. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Noon-11 p.m. $7-30.

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

Art

Best bet: Special Guest” opening event with sporadic pop up performances in a variety show style setting.  Next Stage Gallery, 1025 13th St. 5-10 p.m. 

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.

Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from Second to Third avenues on the six streets between Clayton and Steele streets. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.

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

For families

Frida Kahlo’s Birthday Celebration. Hadley Branch Library, 1890 S. Grove St. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Dive-In Movie: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. 7:30 p.m. $30.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners, 8:10 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Pancakes with Purnell. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. Free.

Bruz Turns 2. Kegs and eggs car show with brunch from Basted Egg, market, special beer releases, live music, lawn games and more. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Hazy IPA can release. Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St. Noon-10 p.m. 

Future Impact bottle release. Our Mutual Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St. Noon-close.

Entertainment

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

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.

Umphrey’s McGee. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $42.50-45.

Lyrics Born. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6 p.m. Free.

Cash’d Out. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Phiilo. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

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

Freddy & Francine. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Khemmis album release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $15.

Comethazine. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $18-22.

The River Arkansas. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Sailor Records 7th Birthday. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 2 p.m. $7.

Peter Sommer Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15.

The Late Set: Mike Bjella Duo. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

Ginga. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. $15.

Outrun the Sunlight and Aviations. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8-10.

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.

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

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Cereal Party. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 10:30 a.m. $12.50.

Art

Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from Second to Third avenues on the six streets between Clayton and Steele streets. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.

Long-pose life drawing and painting. Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St. 5-8 p.m. $7.

Sarah Winkler “Luminous Mountainous” opening. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. 

For families

Free Family Tour: Architecture. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free, registration required.

Social justice storytime. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

For your brain

Karen Auvinen reading and signing. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7-9 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners, 2:10 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Montreal Impact, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Downtown Brunch with the Adam Bodine Trio. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. $5.

Entertainment

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

Best bet: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” Cereal PartyAlamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 10:30 a.m. $12.50.

Dark Star Orchestra recreating 7/8/78. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5 p.m. $32-55.

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

Rocket Power. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. $8-10.

States & Capitals. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

La Santa Cecilia. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $23-25.

The Lowest Pair. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Abrar Osman. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $50-250.

Brianna Straut and Carry Illinois. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6.

“Shaolin Soccer.” Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 2 p.m. $25.

Art

Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from Second to Third avenues on the six streets between Clayton and Steele streets. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

Civic Center Park Public Art and History Tour. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 10-11:30 a.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.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners, 2:10 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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