Things to do in Denver this weekend, Dec. 14-16

Little Man Ice Cream dressed in its holiday best. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Little Man Ice Cream dressed in its holiday best. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Best bet: Posada: A Taste of the Americas. Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. 6-8 p.m. $5-20.

Chicory Pear Sour Small Batch Release. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. 3-10 p.m. 

Chalice Blond Release. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. Noon-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Drunk Christmas.” (Dickens, but with beer.) Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15 or pay what you can.

Best bet: Midnight Madness: National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

“The Santaland Diaries.” Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 7 p.m. and 10 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.

KS 107.5 Classic Christmas feat. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $25-73.

The New Mastersounds. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Brent Cowles. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-18.

EOTO. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $19.99-27.50.

Harry Hudson. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-17.

KSUHDILLA. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Lunar Fire. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

ill.Gates Live A/V Set. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Hometown for the Holidays. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. Free-$20.

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

Sour Boy Bitter Girl. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Bad Britton. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $8.

Trickshot. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

GoodRattle Hard Bop Quintet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. $18.

Late Set: Ike Spivat Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

“JonBenet’s Tricycle.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $7-11.50.

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

The Lituation dance party. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Art

Opening Reception: Laura Ball, “Chimera.” David B. Smith Gallery, 1543 Wazee St. 6-8 p.m.

This is Spark! Member show opening. Spark Gallery, 900 Santa Fe Drive. 6-9 p.m. 

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

For the family

Best bet: “A Colorado Christmas” with the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 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. 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.

Free day at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. Noon-4 p.m. 

For your brain

CreativeMornings Denver: “Tradition” with Chip Colwell. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 8:30-10 a.m. Free.

For a cause

Punk Rock Drag Show for One Colorado. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 8-10 p.m. 

Too Many Humans (Not Enough Coats). Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-15 or donate a coat.

Red Tide Rising Toys For Tots Party. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $7.

Arts & crafts

Ornament Decorating. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway 6-11 p.m.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder, 8 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues, 6 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Denver Beer Festivus. Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway. 3-6 p.m. $35-65.

Best bet: Hudson Hill Holiday Festivus official Seinfeld-themed Denver Beer Festivus afterparty. Hudson Hill, 619 E. 13th Ave. 6-11 p.m.

Cheese & Cheesy Sweater Party. Zuni Street Brewing Company, 2355 W. 29th Ave. 4-7 p.m. $16.

Festive Beer and Cookie Pairing. Intrepid Sojournor Beer Project, 925 W. Eighth Ave. 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $16.

Saturday Breakfast with Purnell Steen. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.

Entertainment

Best bet: Rebirth Brass Band. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $19.99-29.75.

Best bet: Rebirth Brass Band. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 10:30 p.m. $25-30.

Best bet: Slow Caves holiday party. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Best bet: “Drunk Christmas.” (Dickens, but with beer.) Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15 or pay what you can.

Best bet: John Legend: A Legendary ChristmasBellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 8 p.m. $39.50-149.50.

Best bet: Midnight Madness: National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

“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.

Parade of Lasers. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $39.25-54.25.

Khruangbin. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Magic Sword. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $16-18.

Ivory Circle. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Decemburger III. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $25-35.

Xiuhtezcatl. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $12-15.

The Travelin’ McCourys. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Nothing, Nowhere. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6:30 p.m. $17-20.


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Top Flite Empire. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 7 p.m. $12-50.

Halden Wofford. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Steve Kovalcheck. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $19.

Late Set: Anisha Rush, Solomon Chapman and Bill McCrassen. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

Kn*w Your Sh*t: December. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $5-10.

Hitchcocktails. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $10.

Carnivale De Sensuale: Krampus. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $25.

“JonBenet’s Tricycle.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 2 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $6-11.50

For the family

Best bet: LEGO Building Workshop. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 9-10 a.m. $40-45.

Best bet: Gingerbread House Party. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 1-3 p.m. Recommended $15 donation.

Best bet: “A Colorado Christmas” with the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 2:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. $20-94.

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.

FACE. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $20-45.

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.

For a cause

Cookie Party benefiting Max Fund. BarFly at Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 1 p.m. $11.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars, 7 p.m.

Denver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, 6:20 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Go Nuts for Doughnuts – Free Doughnut Decorating. Hotbox RiNo, 3450 Larimer St. 4-6 p.m.

Best bet: Gingerbread House Decorating. Oasis Brewing Company, 3257 N. Lowell Blvd. Noon-2 p.m. $20.

Best bet: Gingerbread House Decorating. The Study at Hotel Teatro, 1100 14th St. 2-4 p.m. $25.

Brunch with Santa. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 9:30 a.m. Free-$35.

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

Cellar Release. Copper Kettle Brewing Co., 1338 S. Valentia St., Suite 100. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

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.

Emma Ruth Rundle. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $14-16.

Meliora. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Peter Sommer Septet: Holiday Celebration. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. $15-20.

A Cacophonous Christmas. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 3-8 p.m.

For the family

Best bet: “A Colorado Christmas” with the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $20-94.

“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.

For a cause

Drunken History comedy charity event. Crooked Stave Taproom, 3350 Brighton Blvd., 6-8 p.m. Free.

Ugly Sweater Beer Run. Berkeley Park Running Company, 4568 Tennyson St. 1-4 p.m.

Arts & crafts

Christmas Pottery Painting. Platt Park Brewing Co., 1875 S. Pearl St. 2-6 p.m. $12-30.

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 Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors, 6 p.m.


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