Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 27-29

This weekend is another big one for Denver. We’ve got the Underground Music Showcase, Colorado Dragon Boat Festival and a lot more.

Seen at the Underground Music Showcase, July 29, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Seen at the Underground Music Showcase, July 29, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & Drink

Denver Summer Brew Festival. 100+ samples for more 35+ beers. Lives music from Strange Americans. Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. 7-10 p.m. $40-70.

Entertainment

Best bet: Underground Music ShowcaseThree days, 300+ local and national acts, 15+ South Broadway stages. 5:20 p.m.-2 a.m. Weekend passes are $75, a four-pack of passes is $200 and single-day passes are $40. Check out our guide.

Best bet: Shit Talk Tours with Janae BurrisPussy Bros comedy troupe’s Janae Burris leads a tour of the museum. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 5 p.m. Free.

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

Best bet: Untitled: Gregg Deal. Join former native arts artist-in-residence Gregg Deal for a creative takeover of Untitled Final Fridays exploring the art of activism. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 6-10 p.m. Free-$10.

Best bet: “Eighth Grade” Q&A with writer/director Bo BurnhamMayan Theatre, 110 Broadway. 7:15 p.m. $9-11.50.

Best bet: “Inflatable Space.” A theatrical spectacle about the Golden Record, launched into space on the Voyager in 1977. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

“Cry-Baby: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. In 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical based on John Waters’ cult film. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

“Les Miserables.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m.

“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.

Beats Antique and The Polish Ambassador. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 6:45 p.m. $42-85.

Robert Earl Keen. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6 p.m. $20-42.50.

Pandas & People. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Third & James Records Showcase: Kayla Ruby. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Sweater Beats. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-20.

Agent Orange. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-20.

Dirty Revival. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

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

Denver Broncos UK and Echo Beds. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

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

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

G’Jai Jook Joint Blues Band. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m. $20.

In The Variant. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Dan Soder. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Art

Best bet: Cheesman Park Art Festival. 130 juried artists and craftsmen from 30 different states at Cheesman Park. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

For families

Best bet: Lawn Concert: Red Baraat. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

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

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics, 6:40 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Denver Summer Brew Festival. 100+ samples for more 35+ beers. Lives music from Nuns of Brixton. Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. 7-10 p.m. $40-70.

Strawberry Lemonade Sherbert crowler release. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 1-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Underground Music ShowcaseThree days, 300+ local and national acts, 15+ South Broadway stages. 12:20 p.m.-2 a.m. Weekend passes are $75, a four-pack of passes is $200 and single-day passes are $40. Check out our guide.

Best bet: Car Seat HeadrestGothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway.9 p.m. $20-25.

Best bet: “Inflatable Space.” A theatrical spectacle about the Golden Record, launched into space on the Voyager in 1977. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

“Cry-Baby: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. In 1950s Baltimore, the conservative squares face off against the leather-clad delinquents in this rockabilly musical based on John Waters’ cult film. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

“Les Miserables.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

“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.

Tedeschi Trucks Band. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $46.75-59.95.

The Alternative Routes. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Kalya Scintilla and Eve Olution. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20-25.

The Donkeys. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $13-15.

Hazardous Tofu. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-15.

Crow Cavalier. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8:30 p.m. $10-12.

Oolacile, Infekt, & MurDa. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 7 p.m. $25-30.

Official Tedeschi Trucks Bands aftershow. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 10 p.m. $15-20.

The Faction. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10-150.

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

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

Denver Jazz Orchestra. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $7-15.

Robbie Fulks. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $19.

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

Dan Soder. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

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. 

Scream -A-Thon. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Noon. $25-30.

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

Art

Best bet: Cheesman Park Art Festival.130 juried artists and craftsmen from 30 different states at Cheesman Park. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Hometown Heroes + Ryan Morse: “Underneath” opening reception. Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St. 6-10 p.m. 

“Fun Isn’t Fun Anymore” closing reception and artist talk. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 3-10 p.m. Free.

For families

Best bet: Colorado Dragon Boat Festival18th annual celebration of the culture, contributions and accomplishments of Colorado’s Asian Pacific American communities. Sloan’s Lake Park. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Concert on the Green: PG6IX Band. Founders. Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Celebrating Harry Potter 20 Years of Magic. Snag your copies of the Harry Potter 20th anniversary editions. Each child gets a unique wand (while supplies last) and can participate in Find the Snitch, Potter Trivia, Wizard Checkers, Honeydukes Candy Store games and more. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free.

Clean Comedy Showcase. Skyline Beer Garden , 1601 Arapahoe St. 7-9 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics, 6:10 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. D.C. United, 6 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Beer & Ice Cream Social. Brewmasters have crafted five summer brews that the chefs over at Little Man have paired with five  ice cream flavors. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20.

Downtown Brunch with the Adam Bodine Trio. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $30.

Entertainment

Best bet: Underground Music ShowcaseThree days, 300+ local and national acts, 15+ South Broadway stages. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Weekend passes are $75, a four-pack of passes is $200 and single-day passes are $40. Check out our guide.

Best bet: Uncalled Four“The most offensive comedy game show in America.” Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Best bet: “Inflatable Space.” A theatrical spectacle about the Golden Record, launched into space on the Voyager in 1977. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 2 p.m. $15-20.

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

“Les Miserables.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 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.

Tedeschi Trucks Band. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5 p.m. $46.75-59.95.

Reggae on the Grass. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5 p.m. Free.

This Broken Beat and Vynyl. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

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

Afton Showcase featuring XGM. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Sonic Octane. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Art
For families

Best bet: Colorado Dragon Boat Festival18th annual celebration of the culture, contributions and accomplishments of Colorado’s Asian Pacific American communities. Sloan’s Lake Park. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Chicano Music Festival and Auction. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive 5-9 p.m. $15.

City Park Jazz: Mayfield Blues Band. City Park. 6-8 p.m. 

“Charlie the Chicken Mushroom” with author Katie Kirwan. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Oakland Athletics, 1:10 p.m.


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