Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 2

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Lakeside Amusement Park, Aug. 25, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Priscilla Blossom, for Denverite

Best Bet All Weekend: A Taste of Colorado. This Labor Day weekend free event features over 50 food vendors, 175 marketplace vendors, a Kid Zone, plus four stages with over 25 live local and national musical acts. Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday.


Food & Drink

Blackberry Sour Release. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 3-11 p.m.

Doppio Coffee Grand Opening. Doppio Coffee, 1245 E. Colfax Ave., Unit 105. 7 a.m.-6 p.m.


Best bet: Atmosphere with Evidence, Grieves, deM atlaS and DJ Keezy. Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W Alameda Parkway. 6 p.m. $42.75-69.50.

Alamo Drafthouse’s Final Flick Friday Celebration: "Footloose" and "Sound Down." Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 8:45-10:45 p.m.

Filthy Fifth Friday: Dining with Divas. Mile High Hamburger Mary’s, 1336 E. 17th Av. 7-10 p.m.

The Trujillo Company EP Release. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10.

Granny Tweed. Three Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.-midnight. Free.

Inspector and Roka Hueka. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 West Florida Avenue. 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Free.

Future Perfect. Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10

Fossil Blood. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.

Amy Helm. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th Street. 8 p.m. $12-32.

Hollywood Favorite: "La La Land." Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $7.95-9.95.


Best bet: Untitled: Stephen Bracket from the Flobots. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave Parkway. 6-10 p.m.

Final Fridays Art Walk in the Golden Triangle. In the Triangle: Speed Boulevard to Lincoln Street to Colfax Avenue. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free.

For Families

Final Friday Music Walk. Cheeseman Park. 6-9:30 p.m. Free.

Baby and Toddler Spanish Drop-In Class. Denver Spanish Network Chapel, 3401 W. 29th Ave. 9:45-10:15 a.m. $20.


Rocky Mountain Showdown: CU Buffs versus CSU Rams. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 7:30 p.m. $55.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 8:10 p.m.


Food & Drink

Best bet: Truck Stop Rally. Last chance to check out amazing food trucks, live music, vendors, and more. Plus, celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Infinite Monkey Theorem while there. 1-10 p.m.

Bacon Day. Snooze, an A.M. eatery (all locations). 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


Best bet: Gramatik. Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W Alameda Parkway. 6 p.m. $42.

Best bet: Temple Tantrum: Art Block Party sponsored by Meow Wolf. The Temple Arts Center, 2400 Curtis St. Noon-10: p.m. $25-55.

Movie Night for Danzig’s Roost featuring "Heathers." LFX, 1701 31st St. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Midnight Madness: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Bad Bunny. Bellco Theater, 700 14th St. 8 p.m. $59-139.

The Goonies. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-27.

Swing Je T’aime. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Mile High Soul Club (Soul and Funk Dance Party). Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5

Pink Fuzz (LP Release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.


Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum. DAM, 100 W. 14th Ave Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For families

Sensory Storytime presents Reading with Ruthie. Bookbar, 4380 Tennyson St. 11 a.m.-noon.

Alamo for All: Crazy Rich Asians. A sensory-friendly, all-ages event. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 9:05 a.m. $5.75.

Concert on the Green: Denver Municipal Band. Founder’s Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

For your health

Trauma-Informed Yoga. Dahlia Campus for Health and Wellbeing, 3401 Eudora St. 9:30 a.m. By donation.

Denver Disabled Queers Support Group. Community Care Collective, 3405 N. Downing St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

For A Cause

The Drunken Philanthropist Bar Crawl. Benefitting the Smile and Nod Project, a nonprofit supporting individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. Start at any participating venue (including Diebolt Brewing, Acova, Highland Tap and Burger, Mizu Izakaya, and more), then purchase a drink while wearing your TSNP gear for specials benefitting the organization.  11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Something different

Hula Lessons and Happy Hour. Adrift Bar, 218 S. Broadway. 4-5 p.m. $10.

Atlas Obscura Presents: Denver’s Forgotten Underground. Rio Grande, 1525 Blake St. 3-5 p.m. $20-25.

Tarot 101. Ritualcravt, 2842 W. 44th Ave. 12:30-4:30 p.m. $65.


Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 6:40 p.m.


Food & Drink

Hot Dog Eating Contest. Zuni Street Brewing, 2355 W. 29th Ave. 4-4:30 p.m.

Go Nuts for Doughnuts - Free Doughnut Decorating. Hotbox RiNo, 3450 Larimer St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Bingo Brunch. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-2:30 p.m. Free.


Best bet: Temple Tantrum: Art Block Party sponsored by Meow Wolf. The Temple Arts Center, 2400 Curtis Street. Noon-10: p.m. $25-55.

Jinx Jones with special guest Adam Lopez. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $5-12.

So This Is Suffering / It’s Always Sunny In Tijuana / Poolside at the Flamingo. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $10.

Your Mom’s Comedy Open Mic. Your Mom’s House, 608 E. 13th Ave. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Kim Waters. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. First Ave. 9 p.m. $35-45.

Vietgone. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. $40.

Parkway Drive. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $33.50


Best bet: Lies Photography Exhibit. Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Civic Center Public Art and History Tour. McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 West Colfax Ave. 10 a.m.-Noon. Free.

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sundays. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon.-9 p.m. Free with purchase of beer (or $5).

For families

Best bet: Labor Day Weekend Fireworks. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. 10-10:30 p.m. Free with admission.

LEGOrado. Last chance to see this kid-friendly exhibit. History Colorado, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Bo’s Tinker Time. Second Star To The Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For your health

Mindfulness Meditation and Dharma Talks. 3000 Lawrence Street. 10-11:30 a.m. By Donation.

Dubwise Yoga for POC. Urban Sanctuary, 2745 Welton St. 9-10 a.m. $10

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 9:30-10:30 a.m.


Best bet: Broncos Fit 7K and Expo. Sports Authority Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. $10-50.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 2:10 p.m.

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