Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 3-5

An exhibit of Jordan Casteel's paintings at the Denver Art Museum, Feb. 14, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

An exhibit of Jordan Casteel's paintings at the Denver Art Museum, Feb. 14, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

Note: As part of National Concert Week, which goes from May 1 to May 7, many tickets for shows are discounted. This is mostly for shows that aren’t this weekend, though there are a few that are offering discounts. If there’s a show you’ve had an eye on for awhile, check their website this weekend to see if they’ve discounted tickets!

Friday

Cinco de Mayo-related

95.7 The Party presents Cinco de Mayo. Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. 5 p.m. Free.

First Cultural Friday – Cinco de Mayo. Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. 5 p.m. Free admission.

Just for funsies

Great Western Alpaca Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 9 a.m. Free.

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale. Heirloom Tomato Farms, 3611 Chestnut Pl. 11 a.m. Free (all plants are $6).

Getting sweaty

She Sends: A Celebration of Women in Climbing. Earth Treks Golden, 700 Golden Ridge Road. 4:30 p.m. $25.

Art, culture and comedy

First Friday Culture Walk Launch Party. Tennyson St., mostly between 38th and 46th. 3 p.m. Free.

First Friday Art Walk. Art District on Santa Fe, 525 Santa Fe Dr. 5:30 p.m. Free.

2019 Latin Fest. Su Teatro Salon, 719 Santa Fe Dr. 6 p.m. $25.

Failure Lab Exhibition Opening. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m. Free.

Beet Poetry: First Friday Open Mic. The Corner Beet, 1401 Ogden St. 7 p.m. No cover.

EDIT Improv Festival. Voodoo Comedy, 1260 22nd St. Shows at 7 p.m.: $15-18; 9 p.m.: $20-23; 11 p.m.: free.

Paula Poundstone. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7:30 p.m. $35-55.

Classical Works by the Colorado Wind Ensemble. The King Center, 855 Lawrence Way. 7:30 p.m. $8.50

Writer’s Block. Grafenburg Theater, 1223 21st St. 9 p.m. $10.

Music and nightlife

Ben Markley’s Front Range Drive Sextet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $18 per set

LÉON. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $15-20.

Kendrick Scott Oracle. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $20-27.

Laveau. Theater 29, 5138 W. 29th Ave. 8 p.m. $22.

Matt Martino Band, Amber Sweeney. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

The Marías. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Sales. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $20-22.

Junkyard Samurai (The Palmer Squares x Probcause). Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $15-18.

The Pickin’ Pear (Album Release). Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8:30 p.m. $10-14.

Tom Odell. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-28.

Crankdat. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Other Worlds. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $11-13.

The Heavy Pets. Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, 1700 Logan St. 10 p.m. $10-15.

Guilty Pleasures Dance Party. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $5 cover at the door.

The Late Set: John Gunther and Dawn Clement. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. No cover.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:40 p.m. $18 upwards.

Saturday

Morningtime

Aletruist. Platte Park Church, 1601 S. Clarkson St. 10:30 a.m. $40-50.

Pre-Mother’s Day Paint Brunch. Trina’s Place, 4611 Peoria St. 11:30 a.m. $40.

Cinco de Mayo-related

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Benny’s Restaurant and Cantina, 301 E. 7th Ave. 9 a.m. No cover.

Cinco de Mayo Festival. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave. and Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. Free.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend. Kachina Cantina, 1890 Wazee St. 11 a.m. Free.

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 2:30 p.m. $27 upwards.

Derby-related

Cinco de Derby on Jefferson Square. Sarto’s and El Cazo, 2900 and 2901 W. 25th Ave. 11 a.m. No cover.

Kentucky Pre-Race Derby Party. Coohills, 1400 Wewatta St. 10:30 a.m. $75-85.

TheBigWonderful 6th Annual Derby Weekend. TheBigWonderful, 4400 Fox St. 12 p.m. $5-32.

Kentucky Derby Party. Julep Restaurant, 3258 Larimer St. 12 p.m. $69.

Derby Day with Denver Union Station. Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St. 1 p.m. Free.

Denver Mini Derby. The Green (North), 8303 E. 49th Pl. 1 p.m. $105-2,000.

Run for the Roses: Kentucky Derby Party. 54thirty Rooftop, 1475 California St. 1 p.m. $30.

Whiskey and Roses Derby Party. Lodo’s Bar and Grill, 1946 Market St. 2 p.m. No cover.

Star Wars-related

May the 4th Celebration. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 10 a.m. $16.95 (tickets at the door).

One Year Anniversary Party (Star Wars-themed). Base Camp Cyclery, 1869 S. Pearl St. 12 p.m. Free.

A Denver Star Wars-Themed Bar Crawl. Larimer Beer Hall, 2012 Larimer St. 4 p.m. $15.

May the Fourth Be With You 2019 Art War Party. The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis St. 8 p.m. Free with advanced registration; $20 at the door.

May the 4th Be With You. Charlie’s Nightclub, 900 E. Colfax Ave. 10:30 p.m. No cover if dressed in Star Wars costumes.

Just for funsies

Great Western Alpaca Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 9 a.m. Free.

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale. Heirloom Tomato Farms, 3611 Chestnut Pl. 9 a.m. Free (all plants are $6).

Getting sweaty

26th Annual Furry Scurry. Washington Park, S. Downing St. and E. Louisiana Ave. 7:30 a.m. $50.

Greenhouse Yoga Series. The Growhaus, 4751 York St. 12 p.m. Free.

Learn something

Try Coding Weekend: May Intro Class to Back-end and Front-end Engineering. Turing School, 1331 17th St. 10 a.m. $50 for both days.

Art, culture and comedy

Free First Saturday. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. All day (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Free.

Penny Admission for Colorado Residents. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m. One cent.

Atlas Obscura Society of Denver: The Alleys of RiNo. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. $20.

Gasmoney Studios Grand Opening Party. 3300 Walnut St. 3 p.m. Free.

EDIT Improv Festival. Voodoo Comedy, 1260 22nd St. Workshop at 12:30 p.m.: $75. Shows at 7 p.m.: $15-18; 9 p.m.: $20-23; 11 p.m.: free karaoke party.

Root Baby: A Play with a Drinking Game and a Rock Band. Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St. 7:30 p.m. $15-30.

The Marriage of Figaro. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $95 upwards.

Life Will Be the Death of Me: Chelsea Handler’s Sit-Down Comedy Tour. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 8 p.m. $69.50-114.50.

Laveau. Theater 29, 5138 W. 29th Ave. 8 p.m. $22.

Itchy-O 5th Annual Sci Fi Freakout. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $25-45.

Relationsh*t. Grafenburg Theater, 1223 21st St. 9 p.m. $10.

Music and nightlife

Geeks Night Out Comic Con Pre-Party. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $15.

Kirko Bangz. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6 p.m. $25.

Slushii. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $24.75.

Fareed Haque’s Flat Earth Ensemble feat. Selva Ganesh. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $15-30.

Kelly Augustine, Andrew Sturtz, Lee Clark Allen. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7:30 p.m. $15-20.

Chain Station (Album Release). Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 7:30 p.m. $12-15.

Sawyer Fredericks. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Tyto Alba “Sucker” record release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Blue Canyon Boys. Swallow Hill Music Tuft Theatre, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $14-16.

Nick Waterhouse. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15.

Vanilla Ice. Grizzly Rose, 5450 N. Valley Highway. 8:30 p.m. $25-175.

The Dodos. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Start Making Sense w/ Wake Up and Live. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $18-20.

VINCENT. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-35.

Digg. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-14.

First Friday Silent Disco. The District, 1320 E. 17th Ave. 10 p.m. Free.

The Heavy Pets. Be On Key Psychedelic Ripple, 1700 Logan St. 10 p.m. $10-15.

The Late Set: Annie Booth Duo. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. No cover.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:10 p.m. $18 upwards.

Sunday

Morningtime

Rhythm Sanctuary. Circus Collective, 4459 Jason St. 10 a.m. $18.

Cinco de Mayo-related

Cinco de Mayo Celebration. Benny’s Restaurant and Cantina, 301 E. 7th Ave. 9 a.m. No cover.

Cinco de Mayo “Downtown Brunch” w/ The Adam Bodine Trio. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. $30.

Cinco de Mayo Festival. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave. and Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. Free.

Cinco de Derby on Jefferson Square. Sarto’s and El Cazo, 2900 and 2901 W. 25th Ave. 11 a.m. No cover.

Cinco de Mayo 5k. Cheluna Brewing Company, 2501 Dallas St. 11 a.m. $30-40.

Cinco de Mayo Weekend. Kachina Cantina, 1890 Wazee St. 11 a.m. No cover.

Cinco de Mayo specials day. Blue Agave Grill, 1201 16th St. 11 a.m. No cover.

Cinco de Mayo celebration. Pourhouse Pub, 1435 Market St. 2 p.m. No cover.

Cinco de Mayo w/ Freddy Rodriguez Sr. and Freddy Rodriguez Jr. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 4:30 p.m. $10.

Cinco de Mayo with Los Mocochetes. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

Derby-related

TheBigWonderful 6th Annual Derby Weekend. TheBigWonderful, 4400 Fox Street. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. $5-32.

Just for fun

Great Western Alpaca Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 9 a.m. Free.

Heirloom Tomato Plant Sale. Heirloom Tomato Farms, 3611 Chestnut Pl. 9 a.m. Free (all plants are $6).

Learn something

Try Coding Weekend: May Intro Class to Back-end and Front-end Engineering. Turing School, 1331 17th St. 10 a.m. $50 for both days.

Stitch Into Spring: Contemporary Embroidery with Emilie Luckett. ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Dr. 12:30 p.m. $35.

Art, culture and comedy

EDIT Improv Festival. Voodoo Comedy, 1260 22nd St. Workshop at 12:30 p.m.: $75. Show at 7 p.m.: $15-18.

Montana Fish Festival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $15.

Music and nightlife

Gud Vibrations: Nghtmre / Slander. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 4 p.m. $40-45.

Dance Gavin Dance. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30 p.m. $24.99.

The Showcase Tour. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 7 p.m. $10.

Kodak Black. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $35.

AJ Mitchell. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7:30 p.m. $18.

Splurge. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 7:30 p.m. $22-25.

Michael Morrow & The Culprits. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Re:Search feat. Frameworks Live Band. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $5-15.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10 p.m. $18 upwards.


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

You should also check out our guide to things to do in Denver: Spring 2019.

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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.

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