Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 7-9

Matt Erickson, Caleb Scott, and Sean Moon paddleboard the South Platte just beyond Confluence Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Matt Erickson, Caleb Scott, and Sean Moon paddleboard the South Platte just beyond Confluence Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

The weekly weekend has arrived once again! This one’s got a lot for the beer lovers; check out the “eats and drinks” sections for multiple different anniversary parties. We’ve also got the last showing for a while of the Harry Potter franchise movies in IMAX at the science museum, so go watch “Crimes of Grindelwald” and transport yourself to the magical world. It’s also an artsy weekend, with the First Friday walk down Santa Fe, and multiple artist meet-and-greets. If nothing else, go hang out and do yoga with some goats, because why not? Here’s weekend-ing at ya, Denver!

Friday

Just for fun

Love Out Loud yoga jam session feat. Michael Franti. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 4:30 p.m. $20. *Note: This ticket is separate from the ticket for the Michael Franti & Spearhead concert that’s immediately after.

Art, culture and comedy

Opening of Amor es Amor: Celebrating LGBTQ within Chicanisma/o. CHAC Gallery and Culture Center, 222 Santa Fe Dr. 5 p.m. Free.

Summer Opening Celebration of Clark Richert. Museum of Contemporary Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5-11 p.m. $8-50.

Cultural First Friday: Pride. Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. 5-9 p.m. Free.

First Friday Art Walk. Art District on Santa Fe. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

One Painting at a Time: Bree Davies & Thadeaous Mighell. Clyfford Still Museum, 6:30 p.m. Free.

First Friday Film Series: The Passage. FERAL, 3936 Tennyson St. 7 p.m. Free.

92.9 FM/89.3HD3 Launch Party. Denver Open Media, 700 Kalamath St. 7-10 p.m. Free.

Be More Chill The Musical. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.

Sanctions. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $38-44.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in IMAX 2D. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95.

Lucha Libre & Laughs (6-year anniversary show). Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $16.

Eats and drinks

Denver HEX: HEX Beer Party. TRVE Brewing Co., 227 Broadway. 3-7 p.m. No cover.

Music and city life

Joey DeFrancesco Trio feat. Billy Hart. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. Sets at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $25-35 per set.

Spring into Summer with the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Band. Harvard Gulch West Park, 550 E. Iliff Ave. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Michael Franti & Spearhead. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $47.50-79.50.

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $26.50.

Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

New Kids On The Block. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 8 p.m. $29.95 upwards.

Jeffrey Dallet. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-18.

90’s and Early 2000’s Dance Party. Your Mom’s House, 608 E. 13th Ave. 8 p.m. No cover.

Ivory Circle + String Quartet. Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St. 8:30 p.m. $13-28.

Little Feat. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 8:30 p.m. $44-99.50.

Amoramora and Pickin’ On Hippies. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:45 p.m. $12-15.

Through The Roots. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $17-20.

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

Heavy Diamond Ring. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Tiger Party and more. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Guilty Pleasures. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5 at the door.

Luna Sol (album release). 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. No cover.

MCA’s Summer Opening After Party. Big Trouble, 3501 Wazee St. 9 p.m. No cover.

That Big 80’s Dance Party. Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Saturday

Festivals and markets

Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival. Berkeley Lake Park, 46th and Tennyson St. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

Spring into Summer. Harvard Gulch West Park, 550 E. Iliff Ave. Classes offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Where To Next? Race. Starting at Hotbox Roasters, 3450 Larimer St. 9 a.m. $50 for single registration; discounts if registering in groups.

Queer Flea Market. Buffalo Exchange, 51 Broadway. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry.

Science and nature

World Oceans Day. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Included with admission ($22.99).

Art, culture and comedy

Meet The Artist: Brigitte Thompson. Coffee at The Point, 710 E 26th Ave. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

Be More Chill The Musical. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.

Sanctions. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $38-44.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in IMAX 2D. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95.

Ludovico Einaudi. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 8 p.m. $49.95-125.

Eats and drinks

Denver Brunch Crawl. LoDo District in downtown Denver. 12 p.m. $17.99-59.99.

Barrel Aged Extravaganza. River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St. Noon to 9 p.m. No cover.

3rd Anniversary Party. Banded Oak Brewing Company, 470 Broadway. Noon to 11 p.m. No cover.

Dirtybird BBQ feat. Claude VonStroke. Fillmore Outdoors, 1510 N. Clarkson St. Event starts at 12 p.m., music starts at 1 p.m. $45 (plus $20 for food plate).

Brewgrass. Old South Pearl Street in Denver. 2-10 p.m. $8.

Kill the Keg UMS pre-party. Lustre Pearl Denver, 1315 26th St. 2-6 p.m. Free.

1st Anniversary 80’s Party. Odell Brewing RiNo Brewhouse, 2945 Larimer St. 3 p.m. onwards. No cover.

11th Anniversary Bash. Vine Street Pub and Brewery, 1700 Vine St. 5-9 p.m. Free.

Thirsty Fest 2019. Improper City, 3201 Walnut St. 6-10 p.m. $25 ($5 if designated driver, or if under 21).

Summer Taps & Tunes Kickoff Party. Dunbar Kitchen & Tap House, 2844 Welton St. 7:30 p.m. No cover.

Music and city life

The Fab Four (Beatles tribute) and Rocks Off (Rolling Stones tribute). Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 Florida Ave. 6 p.m. $22-65.50.

JoFoKe aNem. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. Sets at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $20.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 6:30 p.m. $49.50-69.50.

Skillet. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir. 7 p.m. Included with admission (day pass is $39.99-59.99).

Citizen / Knuckle Puck. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $24-27.

Bodies We’ve Buried. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Favor Fest. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10.

Downlink. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Evanoff’s Electronic Orchestra. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Grant Farm (Album Release) + Andy Sydow Band. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Gun Street Ghost (Album Release Party). Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

The Crystal Method. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Ghost Revue w/ Evil Dave. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

70s Disco and Funk Party. Ophelia’s 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-14.

Rocky Horror Picture Show. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 10 p.m. $8.

Sports

Colorado Rapids vs. Minnesota United FC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way (Commerce City). 7 p.m. $14 upwards.

Sunday

Festivals and markets

Konnections Spring Into Style Festival Fashion Market. Circus Collective, 4459 Jason St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival. Berkeley Lake Park, 46th and Tennyson St. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Old School Cool Vintage Market. Improper City, 3201 Walnut St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Heavy Metal Flea Market. Black Sky Brewing, 490 Santa Fe Dr. 12-5 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Rocky Mountain Goat Yoga. Release Studio, 1201 Santa Fe Dr. Classes at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (12 p.m. session is sold out). $35.

Acro Yoga class. Circus Collective, 4459 Jason St. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Record Swap. Pon Pon, 2528 Walnut St. 2-7 p.m. Free entry.

Science and nature

Bobcat Goldthwait & Dana Gould. Gothic Theatre, 3262 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $30-40.

Art, culture and comedy

Immersive Theatre Pop Up. Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Sanctions. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $36-40.

Second Sundays Slam. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. Workshop at 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 13-19); slam list up at 7:30 p.m.; open mic at 8 p.m. (all ages); feature Asia Dorsy at 8:30 p.m.; slam at 9 p.m. (ages 13-19). $5 suggested donation.

DC Young Fly. Denver Improv, 8426 Northfield Blvd. Sets at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25-50 per set.

Game Grumps. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 8 p.m. $37.50.

Eats and drinks

Bluegrass Brunch. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 12-3 p.m. No cover.

Shakesbeer Presents: As You Like It. The Black Buzzard at Oskar Blues, 1624 Market St. 3 p.m. Free.

Music and city life

Girls Night Out The Show. Your Mom’s House, 608 E. 13th Ave. 3:30 p.m. $19.95 upwards.

Dispatch. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $39.95-69.75.

Bellhoss (EP Release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Gloryhammer. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $18.

The George Michael Experience. Blush & Blu, 1526 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-20.

Benefit for Wesley Watkins. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 8:30 p.m. $12-25.

Ekonovah. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.


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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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