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

A family sits by a large window at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Nov. 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A family sits by a large window at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Nov. 26, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

ashley-dean-square-crop

Friday

Entertainment

Black Sheep Friday: C’rap Karaoke. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 6-9 p.m. Free-$5.

Open Music Sessions feat. Kayla Marque. Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St. 6-10 p.m. Free.

Midnight Madness: “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

“A Classical Christmas.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

“The Santaland Diaries.” Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 7 p.m. $40-48.

“Xanadu.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $46.

“The Humans.” Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $38-46.

“Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake.” Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 8 p.m. $25.

“A Drag Queen Christmas.” Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $54.25-188.60.

Snow Tha Product. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Sunsquabi. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $45.

Allen Stone. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-30.

Grateful Shred. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

The Number 12 Looks Like You. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $15-17.

Ghost Revue. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-14.

Travis Thompson. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $15-18.

Fate. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-40.

Godflesh. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $27.50-175.

3OH!3 & Emo Nite. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $25-29.

Filth. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $12.

LaserSWAMP. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Hate Minor. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. 

Mike Watt. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22.50.

King Cardinal Holiday Spectacular. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Comedy Showcase with Caitie Hannon and Byron Graham. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $5.

Guilty Pleasures dance party. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Art

Best bet: First Friday Art Walk. The galleries and studios in Denver’s art districts will leave their doors open after-hours to welcome the curious with wine, beer, special exhibits, demonstrations and music. Your options:

Santa Fe Art District, along Santa Fe drive from Alameda to 12th Avenue.

River North Art District. This one is more spread out. Here’s a gallery list.

Tennyson Street Cultural District, along Tennyson Street from 39th to 45th Avenue.

Free admission at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5-8 p.m. 

Free Cultural First Fridays at Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. Noon-5 p.m.

For the family

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $28-89.

“White Christmas.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-80.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $40-95.

Blossoms of Light. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5-9 p.m. $11-19.

Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free-$20.

Christmas Concert at The Cube Stapleton, 8371 Northfield Blvd. 7 p.m. Free.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Charlotte Hornets, 5 p.m. 

Saturday

Food & drink

Beer & Cheese Pairing. FERMÆNTRA, 1715 E. Evans Ave. Noon-11 p.m. $15.

Beer & Chocolate Pairing. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1-5 p.m. $20.

Barrel-Aged Hammer Imperial Stout Release. Renegade Brewing Co., 918 W. First Ave. Noon-11 p.m.

2018 Genius Wizard Variant Release Party. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 5-8 p.m. $45.

Fifth Birthday Bash + Can Release. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

OMF Turns 6. Our Mutual Friend Brewery, 2810 Larimer St. Noon-midnight.

Entertainment

Cupcakke. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25-27.50.

Midnight Madness: “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

“A Classical Christmas.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

“The Santaland Diaries.” Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $40-48.

“Xanadu.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $46.

“The Humans.” Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $38-46.

“Coyote. Badger. Rattlesnake.” Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

The Polish Ambassador. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $24.75-36.

Said the Sky. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-27.

Ookay. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Grateful Shred. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Fist Fight. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Bankshot. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Anthony Ruptak LP release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Kyle Hollingsworth Band. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Silverstein. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $22.


Denver in 5 min.

Our fun, free newsletter will keep you up to date on what’s up in town.


Highland Ramblers. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7 p.m. $10-15.

Big Chocolate. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

The Chasm. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $15.

Opera on Tap Holiday Extravaganza. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $15.

Dallas Thornton Goodbye Show. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Mike Watt. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22.50.

Ski Movie Night. Zuni Street Brewing Company, 2355 W. 29th Ave. 6-10 p.m.

For the family

Snow Cats Convention. EXDO Events Center, 1399 35th St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15-105.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. Noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. $28-89.

“White Christmas.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-80.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40-95.

Blossoms of Light. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5-9 p.m. $11-19.

Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free-$20.

Brunch with Father Christmas. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 10 a.m.-noon. Free-$25.

Cookie Decorating Party. Olive & Finch, 3390 E. First Ave. 4-5:30 p.m. $85.

2018 Holiday Fest. Old South Gaylord Street,1059 S. Gaylord St. Noon-4 p.m. 

For your brain

Local Author Happy Hour. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 5-6 p.m. 

Still Coming Home conversation series. Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St. 2:30-4 p.m.

For a cause

Santa’s Ugly Sweater Party and Toys for Tots Drive. The Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox St. 4-8 p.m.

Toy Drive & Ugly Sweater Party. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-midnight.

Santa Paws. Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S. Valentia St. 5-8 p.m. $10 suggested donation.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Atlanta Hawks, 5:30 p.m. 

Colorado Avalanche at Tampa Bay Lightning, 5 p.m. 

Sunday

Food & drink

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

Entertainment

“The Santaland Diaries.” Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $40-48.

“The Humans.” Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $36-44.

“Xanadu.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $46.

Charlie Parker and Willie Watson. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $23-26.

The Band Perry. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $29.50-35.

JMSN. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15-17.

Felly. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 7:15 p.m. $20-25.

Ayla Nereo. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6 p.m. $20-25.

With Confidence and Broadside. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $15-17.

Psyclon Nine. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway.  8 p.m.

Nate Valdez (of In the Whale). Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $7.

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

Art

Music in the Galleries with Laughing Hands. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 1-3 p.m. Free with admission.

For the family

Snow Cats Convention. EXDO Events Center, 1399 35th St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $15-105.

“White Christmas.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-80.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $40-95.

Blossoms of Light. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5-9 p.m. $11-19.

Zoo Lights. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free-$20.

Cooking With Your Kids: Pasta. Create Cooking School, 2501 Dallas St. 9-11 a.m. $60.

For your brain

Signing & Reading: “Beagle on Board.” Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 2-3:30 p.m. 

For a cause

Jingle Bell Run. Washington Park, 701 S. Franklin St. 8 a.m. 

Arts & crafts

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sundays. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon-10 p.m. Cross-stitching class available for $10 from 1-4 p.m.

Sports

Denver Broncos at San Francisco 49ers, 2:05 p.m.


Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s a link to Meetups near Denver. Or you might try MileHighOnTheCheap.com‘s calendar.

Hi! You’re like us!

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.