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

Lifeguard Marina Luna keeps an eagle eye over the pool as Anthem, who is 14, takes a dive. The La Alma Recreation Center, July 11, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lifeguard Marina Luna keeps an eagle eye over the pool as Anthem, who is 14, takes a dive. The La Alma Recreation Center, July 11, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & Drink

Float On hefeweizen release. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-close.

Makin’ Noise release. $1 of each beer sold will be donated to Swallow Hill Music. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1 p.m.-close. 

Entertainment

Best bet: CinemaQLGBTQ film festival. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 4-8:30 p.m. $70-80 for an all-access pass. $10-12 for individual screenings.

Best bet: The RootsFillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $54.75-130.

Best bet: B-Side Music: XRaye. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7-9 p.m. Free-$5.

Best bet: “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” with the Colorado SymphonySee the movie with live scoring by the symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

Best bet: Midnight Madness: “Mad Max Fury Road.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

“Into the Woods.” Space Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street.  7:30 p.m. $20.

“Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man.” Off-Broadway’s longest running comedy. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $41.

The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $49.95-55.

Global Dance Festival. Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 3-11 p.m. $159-189.

Sotomayor. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Streetlight Manifesto. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $26.75-30.

JL Universe. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $13-15.

You Can’t Come featuring C Roy. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

My Body Sings Electric and Silver & Gold. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $12-15.

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

Mile High Parley IV. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.

Dipset. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $35-55.

Kalu and The Electric Joint. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Angry Hand of God. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. Free.

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

The Late Set: Robert Johnston and Victor Mestas. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

Calixto Oviedo & The Cuban Train. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $20.

King Britt. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-25.

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

Brooks Hubbard. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

Shayne Smith. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

“The Unruly Mystic: John Muir.” Denver premiere with  filmmaker Michael Conti in attendance. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7 p.m. $12.

Scream Screen: Beyond Elm Street – A Tribute To Wes Craven. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $7.

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

That ’70s Roll. Seventies-themed skate party. Tracks, 1399 35th St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $5.

Art

Best bet: Lights Out Lights On.” A one-night-only event celebrating light-based installation and new media. RedLine Contemporary Art Center, 2350 Arapahoe St. 8-11 p.m. Free or $5 suggested donation.

“Enter the Acid Jungle.” Recent events have caused a tear in the space-time continuum. Now, a gateway to the Acid Jungle has been created and we have access to the Temporary Autonomous Zone. Curious individuals are encouraged to Enter the Acid Jungle. DATELINE, 3004 Larimer St. 7-10 p.m.

Candace Shepard & Faith Williams: “Naturally Inclined” opening. EDGE Gallery, 7001 W. Colfax Ave. 5-10 p.m.

For families

Dive-In Movie: “Cars 3.” Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. 7:30 p.m. $30.

For a cause

One Grand Dance Party. Dance party and silent raffle benefiting Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 6 p.m. $5-10 suggested donation.

Summer Cereal Drive. Bring in two boxes of whole grain, unsweetened cereal and get a free Ketel One vodka cocktail. Mile High Hamburger Mary’s, 1336 E. 17th Ave. 11 a.m.-close.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:40 p.m. 

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: MCA Dinner Society: The Bindery with The Family Jones Spirit House. Pop-up rooftop dinner combines culinary artistry with visual arts. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $125.

Best bet: Super Awesome 3rd Anniversary Fun Fest. Carnival games, beer releases, hot chicken. Call to Arms Brewing Co., 4526 Tennyson St. Noon-11 p.m.

Stapleton Beer Festival with live music from Pandas and People and Chris Daniels and the Kings. Founders Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 4-8 p.m. $50-75.

Float On hefeweizen release. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-close.

Fruited Radler small batch release. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. Noon-10 p.m.

OMF & Austin Beerworks collab bottle release. Our Mutual Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St. Noon-midnight.

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

Entertainment

Best bet: CinemaQLGBTQ film festival. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 2-11 p.m. $70-80 for an all-access pass. $10-12 for individual screenings.

Best bet: In The WhaleBluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Best bet: “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” with the Colorado SymphonySee the movie with live scoring by the symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

Best bet: Midnight Madness: “Mad Max Fury Road.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

“Into the Woods.” Space Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street.  7:30 p.m. $20.

“Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man.” Off-Broadway’s longest running comedy. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $41.

The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $49.95-55.

Global Dance Festival. Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 3-11 p.m. $159-189.

The Stone Foxes. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Streetlight Manifesto. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $26.75-30.

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

Dent May. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $13-15.

National Park Radio. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Mile High Parley IV. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.

Dimond Saints. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Cunnilingus. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. 

Peter Sommer Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $11.

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

Triptych. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $10-20.

Float Like A Buffalo. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9:30 p.m. $10.

Sacred Dance. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-25.

The Other Black. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $17-23.

Swingin’ Under The Stars: Odessa Rose. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 7:30-10 p.m. 

Shayne Smith. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

Five Minute Film Festival. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 8 p.m. $5.

Chemical World dance party. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Art

“Enter the Acid Jungle.” Rumbling from deep within the Acid Jungle, intergalactic frequencies are transmitting cosmic knowledge to the human explorers.  DATELINE, 3004 Larimer St. 2-10 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sarah Winkler with guest moderator Kalliopi Monoyios. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. 3-5 p.m.

Artist Demonstration: Figure Painting. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. Free with museum admission.

For families

Best bet: University Hills Movie Night: “The Sandlot.” BYO blanket, chairs, snacks, drinks. Southwest field at Bradley Elementary, 3051 S. Elm St. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

20 Anniversary Ice Cream Social. The Urban Farm at Stapleton, 10200 Smith Road. 10 a.m.-noon. Free-$5.

For your brain

Denver Stories closing reception. Denver Stories is a community created collection of large scrolls from varying neighborhoods, communities and people in Denver from 2014-18. You’ll have a chance to add your own voice to the last scroll. There will be a short artist talk, and several past participants in the project. Denver Central Library, 1357 Broadway. 2-4 p.m. 

For a cause

Summer Cereal Drive. Bring in two boxes of whole grain, unsweetened cereal and get a free Ketel One vodka cocktail. Mile High Hamburger Mary’s, 1336 E. 17th Ave. 11 a.m.-close.

Platt River cleanup. Fishback Landing Park. 9 a.m.-noon. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:10 p.m. 

Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

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

Entertainment

Best bet: CinemaQLGBTQ film festival. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Noon-9 p.m. $70-80 for an all-access pass. $10-12 for individual screenings.

Best bet: “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire” with the Colorado SymphonySee the movie with live scoring by the symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $20-94.

Best bet: Shakesbeer Presents: “Henry IV Pt. 1.” Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 8-10 p.m.

“Into the Woods.” Space Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street.  2 p.m. $20.

“Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man.” Off-Broadway’s longest running comedy. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. $41.

The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5 p.m. $49.95-55.

Jenny and the Mexicats. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5 p.m. Free.

Kina Grannis. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $22.50-25.

S. Carey. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $18-20.

Dylan Streight. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Josh Card. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10.

The Hacks. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6.

Shayne Smith. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Art

“Enter the Acid Jungle.” One last moment to reflect before the gateway will close. Tea Service and sound bath. DATELINE, 3004 Larimer St. 6-9 p.m.

Denver Performing Arts Complex public art tour. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 10-11:30 a.m. Free.

For families

Family Garden Party. This Family Garden Party is themed around the Bloomers Island book series by Cynthia Wylie that features garden characters called the “Bloomers” who live on the mythical Bloomers Island, where they grow their own food and eat only vegetables. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $6-8.

City Park Jazz: Mistura Fina Band. City Park. 6-8 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:10 p.m. 


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