Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 14-16

The Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver PrideFest parade, June 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

Happy Pride weekend, Denver! If you identify in the LGBTQ+ community, I hope you can get out and enjoy some of these awesome celebrations of who you are and who you love. If you’re simply an ally to LGBTQ+ people, go have some fun and spread the love too! There are so many Pride-related events in this list, and yet there are so many more. In Civic Center alone, there will be performances by Yvie Oddly and Todrick Hall.

It’s also Juneteenth weekend and Denver, as usual, will have a parade, food and music up and down Welton Street for the occasion.

There are also multiple art openings, the RiNo Beer Fest, and so much more. Peace, love and weekend-ing, Denver!

Friday

Pride!

Crosswalk Walk Off. Buffalo Exchange, 51 Broadway. 6 p.m. Free.

Paint Your PRIDE. the ART, 1201 Broadway. 6 p.m. $15.

Drag Nation Kaleidoscope. Tracks/EXDO Event Center, 3500 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $30.

Bearracuda 2019. Summit, 1092 Blake St. 8:30 p.m. $10-15.

Throwback Pride. Milk Bar, 1037 Broadway (alley entrance). 9 p.m. No cover.

Festivals, markets and fairs

Denver BBQ Festival. Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 5-8:30 p.m. Free entry.

Art, culture and comedy

B-Side Music Fridays w/ Good Public + Bruce Leanin. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5 p.m. $5.

Insight: Spotlight on Conservation – Treating the Berger Collection “Treasures.” Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 6 p.m. $10-15.

Threyda new space opening party. Threyda, 878 Santa Fe Dr. 6 p.m. Free.

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

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

Don’t Tell Comedy. Somewhere in North Capitol Hill area (location released day of event). 7:30 p.m. $20.

Music and nightlife

Electric Funeral Fest IV (first night). 3 Kings Tavern, Mutiny Info Cafe, Hi-Dive. 4 p.m. $38 for one day; $70 for two days.

Fabian Almazan Trio. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. Sets at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $20-30.

Bent Improv. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7 p.m. $10-15.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free (VIP upgrade available).

Chon. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $30-32.

Aly & AJ. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-27.

Lola Black. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15.

The Party Upstairs. Diamond Cabaret, 1222 Glenarm Pl. 8 p.m. $20.

Peter Mulvey. Swallow Hill Music Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $18-20.

Long Beach Dub Allstars. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $25-30.

Futurebirds. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Empire of the Sun (first night). Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $45-50.

Dance Yourself Clean: An Indie Pop Dance Party. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

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

Michael Kirkpatrick, Forest Porridge. Globe Hall, 4883 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Eminence Ensemble. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. Free at the door if space available; $5 in advance or if under 21.

Ginstrings, plus Jimbo Darville & the Truckadours. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-23.

Russian Tsarlag and more. Rhinoceropolis, 3553 S. Brighton Blvd. 9 p.m. $10.

Dressy Bessy w/ Potty Mouth (album release weekend). Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15.

Outlook Festival Launch Party. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:40 p.m. $10 upwards.

Saturday

Pride!

Pridefest 2019. Civic Center Park and surrounding streets (Colfax Ave., Broadway, Bannock St., and W. 14th Ave). Pride 5K at 9:30 a.m.; booths, music stages and more open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

Denver Dyke March. Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 1:30 p.m. Free.

First Annual Mile High Two-Spirit Drag Show. Denver Indian Center, 4407 Morrison Rd. 6 p.m. Free (donations appreciated).

True Colors Safari. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 6 p.m. $15.

Girl Pride 2K19. Aztlan Theatre, 976 Santa Fe Dr. 7 p.m. $20-99.

Sober Dance Party. The Phoenix, 2233 Champa St. 7 p.m. Free.

Drag Queen Karaoke and Drag Competition. Fiction Beer Company, 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. Free entry.

Queer Dance Party. Blush & Blu, 1526 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth Denver. Five Points: Welton Street between 25th and 29th. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.

Just for fun

Car show. The Squeeze, 5395 W. 48th Ave. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

22nd Annual Cruisin’ the Crown car show. Crown Lanes, 2325 S. Federal Blvd. 5-9 p.m. Free entry; $1 bowling games.

Festivals, markets and fairs

RiNo Fresh Market. Boxyard Park, 2502 N. Broadway. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

Denver BBQ Festival. Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free entry.

RiNo Beer Fest. RiNo Beer Garden, 3800 Walnut St. 2-6 p.m. $35 upwards (discounts for 2+ tickets).

Science and nature

Denver Rose Society Rose Show. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 1:30 p.m. Included with garden admission ($12.50).

Art, culture and comedy

Midcentury Design: A Closer Look. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 2:30 p.m. $22-25.

Made in Mexico City garment workshop. Big Trouble in Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. 3 p.m. $60.

Ratio Beer Dinner Society: Dana Rodriguez of Super Mega Bien. Museum of Contemporary Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m. $125.

Made in A City: Mexico City (launch party). Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee. 7 p.m. Free entry.

Northside. Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe. 7:30 p.m. $20.

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

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

Happy Place. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 8 p.m. $12.

Eats and drinks

7th Anniversary Beer Fest. Lowry Beer Garden, 7577 E. Academy Blvd. 5-8 p.m. Free entry.

Music and nightlife

Electric Funeral Fest IV (second night). 3 Kings Tavern, Mutiny Info Cafe, Hi-Dive. 4 p.m. $38 for one day; $70 for two days.

Lettuce. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 6 p.m. $39.75 upwards.

Brett Dennen. Commons Park, 2101 15th St. 6 p.m. Free.

Allan Harris: A Tale of Two Kings. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. Sets at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $20-40.

Heart Attack Man + Sincere Engineer. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7 p.m. $12-15.

The Slackers with The Alcapones. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free (VIP upgrade available).

Foam Wonderland Sunken & Savage Tour. National Western Complex, 4655 Humbolt St. 7 p.m. $40-70.

Avenart w/ Taarka. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 7:30 p.m. $13-15.

Monxx. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $19.50-30.

Coastal Wives. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12.

LYFTD. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Jacob Jolliff Band. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $23-25.

Los Recoditos y Los Rugar. Stampede, 530 E. 20th Ave. 8:30 p.m. $50.

John Michael Montgomery. Grizzly Rose, 5450 N. Valley Hwy. 8:30 p.m. $22.

Empire of the Sun (second night). Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $45-50.

Tacocat. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-19.

The Great Salmon Famine. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Mykal Rose, plus Sly & Robbie. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $20-50.

Dressy Bessy w/ Potty Mouth (album release weekend). Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15.

Sports

WWE’s Jeff Hardy/ RESPECT: Women’s Wrestling. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $17-22.

WWE Live. Pepsi Center, 2000 Chopper Cir. 7:30 p.m. $35 upwards.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:10 p.m. $21 upwards.

Sunday

Just for fun

Confluence Fire & Drum Circle. Confluence Park, 2250 15th St. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Pride!

Pridefest 2019. Civic Center Park and surrounding streets (Colfax Ave., Broadway, Bannock St., and W. 14th Ave). Parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from Cheesman Park; booths, music stages and more open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Pride Sunday Block Party. The Triangle Bar, 2036 N. Broadway. 2 p.m. (to 2 a.m. the next morning). $15.

Rooftop Sundays Pride Party. Club Vinyl, 1082 Broadway. 4 p.m. $10-20.

Ophelia’s Sunday Peep Show Pride Edition, hosted by Kitty Crimson. Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St. 8 p.m. $13-80.

Pride After Party hosted by Ashanti. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-30.

PRIDE Intensified with Ralphi Rosario. Denver Sweet, 776 N. Lincoln St. 8 p.m. $5.

Prismatic Pride feat. GRiZ (DJ set). Tracks/EXDO Event Center, 3500 Walnut St. 9 p.m. $40.

Juneteenth

Juneteenth Denver. Five Points: Welton Street between 25th and 29th. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Festivals, markets and fairs

Denver BBQ Festival. Mile High Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free entry.

Que Padre Fiesta feat. Pesado. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir. Music starts at 12:15 p.m.; Pesado plays at 7 p.m. $29.99 for after dark admission; $39.99 for daily ticket if purchased online.

Music and nightlife

Queen City Country & Western Showcase. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 3 p.m. Free (VIP upgrade available).

Nahko And Medicine for the People + Trevor Hall. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. -Alameda Pkwy. 6:15 p.m. $42.45-67.25.

Allan Harris: A Tale of Two Kings. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $20-40.

The Antix Show. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25-40.

Empire of the Sun (third night). Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $45-50.

Sadistik feat. Kno of Cunninglinguists. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $17-20.

Natural Velvet. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10 p.m. $24 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.

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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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