By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite
3rd Annual Mile High Burlesque Festival, Night 1. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20-40.
S.M.O. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 7 p.m. $70.
Ganja White Night. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $35-40.
311 x Method Man & Redman. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy (Morrison). 5:30 p.m. $59.95-150.
Friday Lunch feat. Women in Jazz. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 11 a.m. No cover.
Food & drink
Harry Potter Night. Castle Marne Inn, 1572 Race St. 6 p.m. $100.
Art, culture and comedy
Stain’d Arts Open Mic featuring Femi Nassi. Whittier Cafe, 1710 E. 25th St. 7 p.m. Free (suggested $5-10 donation for artist).
Don’t Tell Comedy. North Capitol Hill area, exact location TBA (via sign-up). 7:30 p.m. $20-30.
One Two Kazoo! A Storytelling Experience. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $10-15.
Bill Engvall. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 8 p.m. $59.75-$69.75.
Music and nightlife
Ben Rector. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 6:30 p.m. $34.75.
Whip It! All Vinyl 80’s Dance Party. Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-24.
Dead Dreams: A Grateful Dead Dance Party. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.
Bob Schneider. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.
Shake the Earth: One Vibration Festival Pre-Party. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.
Lee Clark Allen/Red Petals/Momo Aphrodite. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $5-10.
The Copper Children (album release). Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $13-15.
Escort Live Band w/ Tiger Party. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.
Out For Blood (CD release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.
OKO TYGRA (album release). Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.
Country Throwdown feat. Triple Nickel Band. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $10-25.
The National Parks. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15-17.
Mark Diamond Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $16.
Patrick McDevitt Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.
Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $15-35.
Alcapones 4/20 Concert & Movie Showing of “The Harder They Come.” Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4225 W. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. for music; 10 p.m. for movie. Free concert; $5 for movie.
Ganja White Night & Buds. 1stBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane (Broomfield). 6 p.m. $80.
4/2 Soiree – A DJ Tribute to Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and the greats. The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 7 p.m. $10-20.
3rd Annual Mile High Burlesque Festival, Night 2. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20-40.
The Puff Ball feat. The Dean Ween Group w/ Michael Hampton. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6 p.m. $40-45.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. $13.99-19.99.
Hoppin’ Half 1M/5K/10K/10M/HM and Fun Run. Central Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 a.m. $35-85.
Sun Valley Earth Day Clean Up. Sun Valley Kitchen and Community Center, 1260 Decatur. 9 a.m. Free.
Saturday Breakfast: Pancakes with Purnell. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. $15.
Hammond’s Candies Easter Event. Hammond’s Candies, 5735 N. Washington St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Easter egg hunts run every half hour). $5 per child (RSVP needed).
Science and nature
Free Entrance Days in the National Parks. Varying locations. All day. Free.
Party for the Planet Earth Day Celebration. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 10 a.m. Free with admission.
North American Rock Garden Society Show and Sale. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. Free with admission.
Sensory Friendly Event: Our Senses! Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6 p.m. Free ticket required.
Art, culture and comedy
31st Annual Colorado Poetry Rodeo. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. (variety of events throughout day and night). $10.
Ayla Sullivan Presents: Last Stop. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 7:30 p.m. Free (donation recommended).
2nd Annual Big Bash Weekend. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 10 a.m. $89-109 for weekend class pass, plus competition fees.
Music and nightlife
Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and Bavarian Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus present: Gloria. Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. 7:30 p.m. $12-25.
Mod Sun with RDGLDGRN, Lost in Vegas, Swizzy J, Squid Gang, Bino Bih. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $27.95-30.
Juicy J. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $39.95-45.
Ages and Ages. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.
Los Tigres del Norte en concierto. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 p.m. $60.
Andy Frasco and The U.N. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $16-18.
Baauer. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 9 p.m. $15-20.
Whitney Morgan. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25.
The Fantastic Hosts- Creatures of Light and Darkness. EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. 9 p.m. $15-30.
Zeta June + Schema Things. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10-15.
Retro Pop Fridays. Yeah Baby Denver, 2811 Walnut St. 9 p.m.
Space In Time. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.
Psycroptic. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6:30 p.m. $18-22.
Brian Claxton Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $18.
Paul Mullikin and Andrew Rose. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. Free.
Makaya McCraven. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $12-25.
Performance High Showcase. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7:30 p.m. $8-10.
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:10 p.m. $18-81.
Easter sunrise service. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy (Morrison). 5:30 a.m. Free.
Family Easter Dance with Sundragon. Circus Collective, 4459 Jason St. 10 a.m. $18 (free for kids under 12).
Easter Brunch with Julie Monley. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. $35.
Easter Brunch. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 10 a.m. $19.99-42.99.
2nd Annual Big Bash Weekend. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 12 p.m. $89-109 for weekend class pass, plus competition fees.
Music and nightlife
Chris Cohen, Jobless, American Culture. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-14.
Ella Vos. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $18-20.
Colors & Static/Closest Relative/Hound Heart. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6.
EELS. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $40.75.
The Trouble Notes. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $13-15.
Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10 p.m. $8-144.
Colorado Avalanche Playoffs vs. Calgary Flames. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. Time TBD. $90-680.
You should also check out our guide to things to do in Denver: Spring 2019.
Lucy Haggard is a student journalist at University of Colorado Boulder. She’s News Director at Radio 1190 KVCU, the student radio station, and was previously Editor-In-Chief for CU Independent, the student news site. When she’s not ditching class to report the news, she’s probably geeking out over a map. Follow her on Twitter @lucy_haggard.