Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 7-9

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A mural by the TKO Crew, which the artist will repaint for Colorado Crush in RiNo. Five Points, Aug. 29, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Priscilla Blossom, for Denverite


Food & Drink

Best Bet: The 2018 Denver Taco Tequila and Cerveza Fest. Mile High Station, 2027 West Colfax Ave. 5-10 p.m. $10-60.

The Shakedown. McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 6 p.m. $55.

Tivoli Brewing Co. 3 Year Anniversary. 900 Auraria Pkwy. 5-8 p.m. $20.

Demon Horse #66 Tapping. Great Divide Barrel Bar. 1812 35th St. Free.


"Vietgone." Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th Street. 7:30pm. $45.

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $45-135.

"You Can't Take it With You." John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl., 7:30 p.m. $11-25.

Hanson w/ Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 pm $34-94.

STS9 Day 1: What So Not, DJ Z-Trip. Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy. 6 p.m. $42-80.

Dead Kennedys with TSOL, The Dwarves, Runaway Kids, Reno Divorce. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Avenue. 8 p.m. $40

Luke Schmaltz, Decibulls, Burnt by Witches. Three Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m.-1am. Free.

Cowboy Mouth. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9:30 p.m. $23-25.

Black Uhuru Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 7:30 p.m. $30-45.

The Party People w/ MIDIcinal, Nadasound, Deezy & the Fun Stars, and more. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street. 8 p.m. $10-15.

The Jinjas, Quiet Oaks, Warring Parties. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

DaVinci X - The Machines & You Exhibition. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., Suite 268. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $8.

Rocky Horror: Over at the Clockwork Cabaret. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $35-45.

Hollywood Favorite: The Greatest Showman. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $7.95-$9.95.

Movie Parties: Napoleon Dynamite. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Avenue. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $13.


Best bet: CRUSH Walls. For one full week, street artists from Denver and around the world gather for 77 art happenings all across the Mile High City. Sept. 3-9.

First Friday Art Walks. Various neighborhoods. 5-10 p.m. Free.

On The Record: Art Show Opening. Yeah Baby! 2811 Walnut St. 5-9 p.m. Free.

For families

Larimer Square Sidewalk Sale. On Larimer between 14th and 15th. 10-7 p.m.

Whit’s Frozen Custard Storytime. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 10-11:30 a.m. Free.


Colorado Rockies Vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:40 p.m.


Food & Drink

Best bet: Denver Food + Wine Fest. Don’t miss out on the final day of this week-long celebration of the 5280’s best eateries.

Best bet: Vintage Denver. An epic 80’s block party benefiting Big Green’s Colorado 100 Learning Garden Initiative and featuring open bar, food from top Denver chefs, and more. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 6-10 p.m. $125-500.

Westwood Chile Fest Pepper-Eating Contest. 3738 Morrison Road. Main Stage. 1:30-3 p.m. Free.


Best bet: Art-I-Fax Colfax Street Party. A free afternoon pop-up event where Denverites can enjoy live music, artwork, street performers, food, and drink while taking in the true Colfax experience. Colfax and Park Avenue. Noon - 6 p.m.

Best bet: Third Annual Lit Crawl. Literary events await at multiple bars in the RiNo Arts District. Various. 5-9 p.m. Free.

Best bet: Bruno Mars with Boyz II Men. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. $59.50-$215.

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical." Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45-135.

"The Cake." Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30-9 p.m. $20.

STS9 Day 2: Tauk, Cut Chemist. Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W Alameda Parkway. 6 p.m. $42-80.

The Verve Pipe, The Hollow, Citra. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 West Florida Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free.

Meet The Giant w/ Wild Call and Brother Sister Hex. Three Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Free.

Jaden Carlson Band. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Craig Ferguson. Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. $50-55.

Don’t Tell Comedy Denver (Five Points). This is a secret comedy show. Purchase a ticket for address information. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20.

Broken Bone Bathtub. An immersive theatre project presented by the Enchantment Society. The Lakewood Glens (exact location revealed upon ticket purchase). 7-8 p.m. $36.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs DJ Set. Club Vinyl, 1082 Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Athena Project Arts: Honor Killing by Sarah Bierstock. JCC Denver, 350 Dahlia St. 8-9:30 p.m. $15-25.

Screening of “Clever” with TedxMile High Speaker Gerardo Lopez. The Summit Church, 3300 Larimer St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Movie Party: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $13.

Denver Handmade Homemade Market. 970 Yuma St. Noon-5 p.m.


Denver Bazaar Arts Fest. BOOZ hall RiNo. 3-10 p.m. Free.

Intro to Modern Calligraphy. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 10 a.m.-noon. $90

Hueman “Veiled Intent” Solo Exhibition. Mirus Gallery, 1144 Broadway. 7-10 p.m. Free.

For families

Best Bet: Citizens for the River - Featuring North Mississippi Allstars. Bring the family along to this fundraiser featuring food trucks, live music, and more, benefiting the Greenway Foundation. Confluence Park, 2250 15th St. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

Movie in the Park: Jumanji - Welcome to the Jungle. Huston Lake Park, 850 S. Bryant St. 7-10 p.m. Free.

Denver Art Museum Friendship Pow Wow. Throughout the day, visitors can watch dance competitions, participate in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

21st Annual Spirit Fest. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. $28.99-33.99

Free Kids Yoga Class. Mudra Yoga Studio, 1550 S. Pearl St. 9-10:15 a.m. Free.

Good for you

9th Annual Running of the Gays. Ace Eat Serve, 501 E. 17th Ave. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $40.

Barre on the Green. Conservatory Green at Stapleton, E. 49th Place. Free.


Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 6:10 p.m.


Food & drink

Best bet: Burning Down the Brunch: Talking Heads Brunch. Ophelia’s 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free with brunch.

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. South Pearl Street between Buchtel Boulevard and Evans Avenue. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Stapleton Farmers Market. Founders Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.


Maroon 5: Red Pill Blues Tour. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7:30 p.m. $49.50-149.50.

Colorado Symphony: Celebrating Bernstein’s 100th Anniversary. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 West Florida Ave. 5-9 p.m. Free.

Big D and the Kid’s Table with The Doped Up Dollies, The Dendrites, Sorry Sweetheart. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8-11:45 p.m. $15.

Butch Walker. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $25.

Puddle of Mudd with Saliva, Tantric, the Veer Union. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 5:30 p.m. $30-100.

Summer of Screams: Mushroomhead, The Browning, Kissing Candace. The Roxy Theater, 2549 Welton St. 5-11:30 p.m. $28.

Denver Songwriters Club. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Lost Dog Street Band, Hang Rounders, Matt Heckler. Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Swallow Hill Jazz Jam Series. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. Noon. Free.

7th Circle's 1450th Show: The Deadset, Tonguebyte, NOELLE. Seventh Circle Music Collective, 2935 W 7th Ave. $7-10.

Comedy Showcase Featuring Anthony Crawford, Janae Burriss, Matt Cobos. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $7.

Fiestas Patrias. Denver’s Civic Center Park, Colfax and Bannock. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Movie Party: Clueless. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. $13.


STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 8:45-10 a.m. Free with registration.

Stanley Arts Festival. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

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

Denver Send More Snail Mail Envelope Addressing Workshop. River North Workshop Co., 3040 Blake St. 1:30-3:30 p.m. $75.

For families

Best bet: Colorado Mineral and Fossil Show. Crowne Plaza DIA, 15500 E. 40th Ave. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

A Corduroy Storytime Event. Children’s Museum of Denver at Marisco Campus, 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. 2-3:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Oklahoma! Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. $35.

Good for you

Apres Yoga. Alpine Dog Brewing Company, 1505 Ogden St. $17-20.

Body Mind Spirit Expo. The Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $7.

Sunday Morning Group Meditation Practice. Shambhala Meditation Center of Denver, 2305 S. Syracuse Way, Unit 214. Free.


Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:10 p.m.

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