By Priscilla Blossom, for Denverite
Best Bet All Weekend: DocuWest Film and Music Festival. A weekend-long celebration of non-fiction storytelling via documentary film screenings, live music performances, and author readings. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave.
Food & drink
Best Bet: Cerveceria Colorado’s Great Mexican Beer Fiesta. Where else can you find amazing beer, live music, lucha libre mexican pro-wrestling, chihuahua races, live art demonstrations, and more, all while supporting great local organizations like Casa de Paz, Museo de las Americas, and the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition? Cerveceria Colorado, 1635 Platte St. 3-9 p.m. Free.
Great American Beer Festival. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 5:30-10 p.m. $30-160.
Rare Beer Tapping: Great Divide Two Rare Beers. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 5-11 p.m. $5.
Suds & Stogies. Tap Fourteen, 1920 Blake St. 8-11 p.m. $25.
Food Truck Friday. Brookedale Lowry, 150 Quebec St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.
BYO Frybread Fridays. Kachina Denver, 1890 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.
Diner Van Zuur. Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St. 6-8 p.m. $126.
Best bet: The Denver Moth StorySLAM. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale Ave. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $10.
Best bet: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + Galactic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy. 7 – 10 p.m. $46.50 – $85.00
Meat Beat Manifesto. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20-160.
Greensky Bluegrass. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $75.
Last Chance Texaco / White Rose Motor Oil / Tammy Shine. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.-midnight. $6.
Rodney Atkins. Grizzly Rose, 5450 North Valley Hwy. 8:30 p.m. $35-49.
War Of Ages with Capsize. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St., 7 p.m. $58.
El Ten Eleven with Tennis System. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $17-20.
Marisela: La Dama de Hierro. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $60-115.
Oklahoma. Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $40-87.
Aaron Bordas. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-20.
Parks and Rec Trivia Night. Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free.
KidRobot’s Show Me The Munny Exhibition. BAIT, 1962 Blake St. 7-10 p.m. Free.
99 Pieces of Art on the Wall. Access Gallery, 909 Santa Fe Drive. 6-9 p.m. $9.99.
Fujifilm Urban Landscape Photo Walk. RiNo, 3501 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. $25.
Blue: Artists on Santa Fe Group Show. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Drive. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Just Between Friends of Denver Fall/Winter Sales Event. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free-$10.
Twilight Ghost Tour. Best Tours of Denver, 9th and Sherman. 8-10 p.m. $16-20.
Potted Potter. University of Denver Newman Center – Gates Concert Hall, 2344 East Iliff Ave. 7:30 p.m. $49.99-99.99.
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:40 p.m.
Food & drink
Taste of Five Points. Historic Puritan Pie Factory, 2612 Champa St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $5 per plate.
The 49th Annual Denver Oktoberfest. 2100 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-midnight. Free.
Nightmare Before The (Bar) Crawl. Jackson’s Denver, 1520 20th St. 3-9 p.m. $28.45-33.72.
Best Bet: Scallywag! Craft Beer, Food, and Music Festival. Fiddler’s Green, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 1 p.m. $39-59.
2018 Kool Koncert with Rick Springfield, Gin Blossoms, Loverboy, and Tommy Tutone. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 6:30 p.m. $10.50-250.
Iron & Wine. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $32.50-49.95.
Den IvIother / Send Medicine / Roger Green. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.-midnight. $8.
CloZee. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25.
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Movie Party. Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, 7301 S Santa Fe Drive. 7:40-10:40 p.m. $13.
Midnight Madness: Akira (Subtitled). Landmark Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. 11:59 p.m. $9.50.
Noches en la Catedral: Latin Nights. The Church Nightclub, 1160 Lincoln St. 9 p.m. $8-17.50.
Silent Disco Street Party. Ballpark Collective, Larimer and 20th St. 10 p.m. $10-75.
BlackGummy Presents: Obsidian. Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St. 9 p.m. $15.
Showtek. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 9 p.m. $30-60.
DC & Marvel Free Art Exhibit & Event. Incredible Art Gallery, 1020 15th St., Suite 1V. Noon-7 p.m. Free.
Denver Graffiti Tour at 10A. The Unleaded Group Parking Lot, 2314 N. Broadway. 10 a.m.-Noon. $25.
Fluid Acrylic Painting. Landt Creative Space, 1528 Teller St. 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. $55.
Day Out with Thomas. Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 8 a.m.- 5p.m. $20-25.
PBS Kids at the Alamo: Odd Squad. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $1-5.
Just Between Friends Denver PJ Masks Meet and Greet. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 9-11 a.m. Free.
Free Day: Smithsonian Magazine Day. History Colorado, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
For a cause
First Annual Fallen Deputy Fundraising Racing Event. Unser Karting, 7300 Broadway. Noon-4 p.m. $25-100.
Something completely different
Best bet: Brujeria Feminista and Andean Medicine by La Loba Loca. Barnum (location disclosed at time of purchase). 1-6 p.m. $60-185.
Hex Your Ex. Brewability Lab, 12445 E. 39th Ave. 6-9 p.m. $20.
Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild, 4 p.m.
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:10 p.m.
Food & drink
Alternative Brew Methods. Copper Door Coffee Roasters, 900 W. First Ave. #180. 2-4 p.m. $40.
South Pearl Street Farmer’s Market. South Pearl Street, between Buchtel Boulevard and Evans Avenue. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.
Heavy Metal Island Getaway Brunch with Trve Brewing. Bang Up To The Elephant, 1310 Pearl St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.
Rosenberg’s Bagels and Comal Impact Brunch. Comal Heritage Food Incubator, 3455 Rinsgby Court, #105. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $60.
Chocolatea. The Denver Tea Room and Coffee Salon, 1165 S. Broadway, Unit 104. 2 p.m. $35.
Best bet: Field Day Music & Beer Festival 2018. Recess Beer Garden LoHi, 2715 17th St., Suite 103. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free.
Gomorrah / Graveshadow / Hail Satan. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30-11:30 p.m. $8.
Nimbus. Streets of London Pub, 1501 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $5.
Lecrae and Andy Mineo. Fillmore Auditorium Denver, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7:30 p.m. $66+.
Deep Purple and Judas Priest. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 6 p.m. $25-69.50.
Driftwood Country Festival. Fiddlers Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 1 p.m. $29-59.
Wiegedood / Sar Isatum / Boar Worship. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $14-16.
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8:30 p.m. $49-85.
Comedy Open Mic. Roostercat Too, 1045 Lincoln St. 6-9 p.m. Free.
Circles by Lauren Wechsler. Modern Nomad, 2936 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wreath Workshop. Cedar Hair Studio, 4408 Yates St. 7-9 p.m. $69.
AdventureFest. The Green, 8303 E. 49th Place. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15.
Fest of Al. Doubletree by Hilton, 4040 Quebec St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $40-88.
Five Points Theater Company Field Day. Cheeseman Park. 2-5 p.m. $15.
For a cause
Best bet: Miracle on the Rocks. Participants will start with a complimentary sunrise yoga class followed by a charity stair climb, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Hospital Colorado. Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 a.m. $15-25.
Denver Broncos at Baltimore Ravens, 11 a.m.
Colorado Rockies atArizona Diamondbacks, 2:10 p.m.