Things to do in Denver this weekend, Dec. 21-23

Part of the proceeds from Denver Pavilions holiday carousel. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Part of the proceeds from Denver Pavilions holiday carousel. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Darkest Day of the Year. First Draft Taproom & Kitchen, 1309 26th St. 11 a.m.-midnight.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Drunk Christmas.” (Dickens, but with beer.) Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $15 or pay what you can.

Mara Wiles Hoppy Holidays Comedy Showcase. DBC Beer Hall, 1300 E. 17th Ave. 9 p.m.-midnight.

“Lilyana” opening weekend with filmmaker in-person at 7:15. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 1:50 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. $6-11.50.

Holiday Cheer! with the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra. Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. 7:30 p.m. Free-$25.

“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.

Cirque Eloize: Hotel. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-90.

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

Irish Dance Theatre Presents: The Celtic Gift. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7:30 p.m. $20-50.

Conscious Alliance Holiday Party with BoomBox. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7:30 p.m. $25-75.

The Railbenders. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-25.

Dressy Bessy. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Overslept. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Miles Over Mountains. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

The Texas Gentleman. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12.

Jade Cicada and Detox Unit. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Joey Porter’s Shady Business. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $17-20.

One of the Hive (Incubus tribute). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15.

Biz Markie. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $15-45.

Sliver. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Dave King Trio. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 9:30 p.m. $15-20.

Reverb 002. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15.

The Derek Banach Quintet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 .m. and 9 p.m. $18.

The Late Set: Greg Wahl Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.

Javon Jackson Quartet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $15-35.

Josh Blue. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Funk Club dance party. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Christmas at the Sie: “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 4:30 p.m. $6-9.50.

Art

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

“Multiplicity 2018” opening reception. Sync Gallery, 931 Santa Fe Drive. 6-9 p.m. 

For the family

“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.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks, 7 p.m. 

Saturday

Food & drink

Holiday Beer Fest. Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. Noon-11 p.m.

Risilience IPA release. Goldspot Brewing Company, 4970 Lowell Blvd. Noon-10 p.m.

Playing with Pasta. Sarto’s, 2900 W. 25th Ave. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $35.

Donut Panic 2018 Release. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Ray ReedLost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Best bet: “Drunk Christmas.” (Dickens, but with beer.) Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $15 or pay what you can.

“Lilyana” opening weekend with filmmaker in-person at 7:15. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 11:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. $6-11.50.

“Cosmic Pineapple” X-mas premiere. Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 10:30 p.m. $5.

“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.

Cirque Eloize: Hotel. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-90.

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

Keys N Krates. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $18-22.

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers and the Railbenders. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $27-30.

Superb Beats Collective Takeover. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

A Country Christmas. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-14.

Barf Fest III. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10.

Brother Ali. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $22-25.

Joey Porter’s Shady Business. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $17-20.

Logan Mize. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $18-150.

Sulphurnesis. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.


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Echoes in Reverie. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

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

Javon Jackson Quartet. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $15-35.

Poet’s Row Holiday Party. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

Christmas at the Sie: “It’s A Wonderful Life.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 1:30 p.m. $6-9.50.

Goats in RiNo: “National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.” LFX Filmworks and Eventspace, 1701 31st St. 5 p.m. $12.

Art

Winter Break at Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free GA for kids 18 and younger.

For the family

“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.

Supertruck Celebration. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts & crafts

Christmas Pottery Painting. Brewability Lab, 12445 East 39th Ave. 2-6 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Los Angeles Clippers, 3 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at Arizona Coyotes, 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

“Lilyana” opening weekend. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 11:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. $6-11.50.

“Sound of Music” Sing-along. Mile High Hamburger Mary’s, 1336 E. 17th Ave. 6-8 p.m.

“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.

Cirque Eloize: Hotel. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 1 p.m. $30-90.

Josh Blue. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 5 p.m. $25.

Art

Winter Break at Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free GA for kids 18 and younger.

For the family

“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.

A Dirty Rotten Christmas. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. Free.

Sonic Geometry. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Modern Whiskey Market. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. Free.

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.


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