Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 10-12

West Early College students play basketball at Sunken Gardens Park, April 18, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

West Early College students play basketball at Sunken Gardens Park, April 18, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

Friday

Just for fun

Colorado Chocolate Festival. The Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave. 4-9 p.m. $5 for entry (tasting tickets extra).

Cotopaxi Questival. Starts at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1736 Speer Blvd. Check-in at 5 p.m.; race goes from 7 p.m. to Saturday, May 11, 7 p.m. $55-130.

Science and nature

Free admission and spring plant sale (rain or shine). Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Spring plant sale. Denver Urban Gardens, 1031 33rd St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and comedy

Titanic live screening (rain or shine). Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $16-32.

Nate Smith + KINFOLK. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $15-30.

Faizon Love. Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater, 8246 Northfield Blvd. Sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $15-89.

Colorado Chorale and Cantabile present Kevin Padworski’s Reflections on a Mexican Garden. Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2D IMAX. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95

Drag Queen Bingo. Dulce Vida, 1201 Cherokee St. 8 p.m. $10 donation at the door.

Hit and Run: Musical Improv. Voodoo Comedy, 1260 22nd St. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Gone in 60 Minutes: A F*ck*in Improvised Heist. Grafenberg Theater, 1223 21st St. 8 p.m. $10.

Music and nightlife

Denver UkeFest day one concert. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 7:30 p.m. $31.

Eric Church. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 8 p.m. $20.50 upwards.

Nothing But The Sax. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave. 8 p.m. $20.

Show of Force. Studio Loft at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St. 8 p.m. $31.

Superb Beats Collective Takeover. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

Picture This. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $16.

Landon Wordswell. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-17.

The Unlikely Candidates and IRONTOM. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $15.

The Unified Field (Sonic Bloom Pre-Party). Cervantes’ Masterpiece and Other Side (dual venue), 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $20.

Gasolina – A Night of Reggaeton, Salsa and Cumbia. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 9 p.m. $10-30.

Yacht Rock Revue. Ogden Theatre, 925 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $29.50.

Slumberjack. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-20.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:40 p.m. $8 upwards.

Saturday

Morning things

Yoga with the sharks. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 8 a.m. $15.

Mother’s Day Run For MS 5K/10K. Boulder Running Company (Cherry Creek), 2500 E. 1st Ave. 9 a.m. $15 for 5K; $20 for 10K.

Brunch Out Loud. Tamayo, 1400 Larimer St. 11 a.m. $150.

Just for fun

Opening Day of Denver Saturday Farmers Market. Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

Colorado Chocolate Festival. The Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5 entry (tasting tickets extra).

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5.

Atomic Drifters’ Spring Warm Up Car Show. Crown Lanes Bowling Center, 2325 S. Federal Blvd. 3 p.m. No cover.

Science and nature

Free admission and spring plant sale (rain or shine). Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

World Migratory Bird Day. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with $20 general admission.

Bird Day at Bluff Lake. Bluff Lake Nature Center, 3400 Havana Way. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free.

Spring plant sale. Denver Urban Gardens, 1031 33rd St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and comedy

Denver Comedy Block Party. 3305 Cook St. 2-10 p.m. $15.

Opera on Tap: The Art of the @!#?!ing Insult. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. $8-10.

Denver Chamber Music Festival Cello Quartet Extravaganza. ReCreative Denver, 765 Santa Fe Dr. 6 p.m. $20.

Echo D’Afrique: Celebrating African Culture Through Music & Dance. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr. 7 p.m. $25-55.

Nate Smith + KINFOLK. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $15-30.

Faizon Love. Denver Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theater, 8246 Northfield Blvd. Sets at 7:30 p.m. and 1o p.m. $22.

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $15-89.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2D IMAX. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95

KGNU Presents: Wet Hot American Summer. Alamo Drafthouse Denver, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. Movie at 8 p.m. (DJ party at BarFly 5-8 p.m.) $15.

Food and drink

Denver Bacon and Beer Classic. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 1 p.m. $79 upwards.

Music and nightlife

What So Not. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $30-55.

Papadosio & The Polish Ambassadors feat. Wildlight. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $39.

Adelitas Way. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $16.

Mother’s Day Eve with The Pump & Dump Show. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 upwards.

Denver UkeFest day two concert. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 7:30 p.m. $31.

Eric Church. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 8 p.m. $34.50 upwards.

Brondo – Welcome to the Bass Jungle. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. Free entry with one edible banana.

BLACK OUT feat. BLVK SHEEP. Roxy Theatre, 2549 Welton St. 8 p.m. $25.

Cowgirl Clue. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

Crystal Bowersox. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $20-25.

An Evening with Hazel Miller Band. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 8:30 p.m. $15.

The Velveteers album release. Silo Sound Recording Studio, 7700 E. Iliff Ave. 9 p.m. $10 donation requested.

Studio 54’s Disco Party. Revel Social, 2229 Blake St. 9 p.m. No cover.

Satsang. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $17.

Cory Henry and The Revival. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $25.

O’Connor Brothers Band. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10.

William Black. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15.

Buffalo Exchange Presents: Casa Del Soul. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. No cover.

iZCALLi album release show. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $13.

Drama Club: Astro Voyage Intergalactic Queer Dance Party. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 9:30 p.m. $5-10.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:10 p.m. $18 upwards.

Sunday

Brunchtime

Denver Mother’s Day 5K and more. City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 5K starts at 9 a.m. $35.

STILLness: Meditation in the Galleries. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. Sessions at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Free (registration required).

Mother’s Day Brunch. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 10 a.m. $42.99 for adults, $19.99 for kids 3-10 years old.

The Velvet Elvis’ Mother’s Day Brunch. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m. No cover.

Mother’s Day Bluegrass Brunch. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 11 a.m. No cover.

Mother’s Day Brunch with Miguel Espinosa – Flamenco Fusion. El Five Denver, 2930 Umatilla St. (5th floor). 11 a.m. No cover.

Cirque & Eclat’s Mother’s Day Brunch. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 11 a.m. $30.

Brunch Box Series: Phaeleh. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 1 p.m. $12-25.

Just for fun

Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5.

Art, culture and comedy

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $15-89.

Music in the Galleries: Altius Quartet. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 2 p.m. Included in $10 museum admission.

Doug Loves Movies Live Podcast. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 4:20 p.m. $22.

Drag For All Ages! Mile High Comics, 4600 Jason St. 6 p.m. No cover.

The Ruckus Presents: Jordan Doll. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in 2D IMAX. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95

Food and drink

Mother’s Day Beer and Cheese Pairing. Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 2 p.m. $20.

Mother’s Day Dinner and Jazz. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 5 p.m. $65.

Music and nightlife

Minor Disturbance Second Sunday slam. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. Workshop (ages 13-19) with Ayla Sullivan: 6:30 p.m. Open mic (all ages): 8 p.m. Feature Poet Asia Dorsy: 8:30 p.m. Youth slam: 9 p.m.

Passion Pit. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $36.75.

Tim Hecker & The Konoyo Ensemble. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres (Pueblo City Schools benefit day). Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10 p.m. $15 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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