Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 21-23

Sliding into summertime like...

Speer Boulevard, June 5, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Sliding into summertime like... Speer Boulevard, June 5, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

One piping hot serving of another weekend, coming right up! (Though the weather looks a bit stormy; pack appropriately for outdoors excursions.)

We’ve got some big names in terms of culturally oriented events this weekend, with the Denver Greek Festival, the Cherry Blossom Festival and the Fête de la Musique. Saturday is also International Yoga Day, so check your local studio, brewpub or park to see if they’re hosting a free class.

There’s also the annual TEDxMileHigh day, with “Humankind” as this year’s theme. Throughout the weekend, Mile High Blues is celebrating its 10th anniversary, with events on all of the days at many times. If nothing else, go enjoy the summer solstice and revel in the longest days of the year, even if clouds block out the sunshine itself!

Friday

Festivals, markets and the like

Denver Greek Festival. Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $5.

Summer Solstice Celebration. Bluff Lake Nature Center, 3400 Havana Way. 5-9 p.m. $10.

Fetch Summer Market. 2635 Blake St. 6-10 p.m. $30 ($20 if a designated driver).

Art, culture and comedy

Fête de la Musique. Alliance Française Denver, 571 Galapago St. 6 p.m. $10-20.

Famous Women of Colorado Tour. Riverside Cemetery, 5201 Brighton Blvd. 6:30 p.m. $15-20.

Double feature: Toy Story 4 and Aladdin. Denver Mart Drive-In, 451 E. 58th Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.; film starts at sundown. $10.

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

Bohemian Rhapsody in IMAX 2D. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95.

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

Music and city life

Cha Wa. Clyfford Still Museum lawn, 1250 Bannock St. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Blackbear. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 6:30 p.m. $35.

Umphrey’s McGee (night one). Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $44.75 (3-day pass available).

Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Gatsby Summer Blowout. The Cottonwood Club (same building as Ironworks), 25 Larimer St. 7 p.m. to midnight. $40.

The Sharp Five. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $15.

Squirrel Nut Zippers. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $28.50-50.

Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker). Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $31-33.

Cosmo’s Midnight. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

The Elegant Plums & Policulture. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Punk Is Dad 4 feat. Gasoline Lollipops. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $18.

Andrea Bocelli. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 8 p.m. $82-368.

Gypsy Flamenco Passion. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $25-35.

Teddy and the Rough Riders. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Motion Trap. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-23.

Kerry Pastine And The Crime Scene. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $13-15.

Bass Inferno. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $6.66-50.

DJ Pauly D. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 9 p.m. $29.50-34.50.

Planet of the Drums. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $24.50-29.50.

A Summer Solstice Dance Party. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. No cover.

Bikini Bottom Roll. EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. $5-10.

Photon. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 10 p.m. $7.

Saturday

Festivals and markets

Fetch Summer Market. 2635 Blake St. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $5.

47th Annual Denver Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura Square, 1905 Lawrence St. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

Denver Greek Festival. Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $5.

Citizens for the River. Confluence Park, 2250 15th St. 12-9 p.m. Free (note: on-site purchases for food, drinks, etc. are cashless).

Just for fun

Wallet making workshop with Winter Session. The Source Hotel, 3300 Brighton Blvd. 12 p.m. $60.

Dining with the Dead. Cheesman Park, 1900 E. 11th Ave. (meet at the pavilion). 12 p.m. $10-20.

Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Home Team Double Header. Rollerdome, 2375 S. Delaware St. Jams at 6 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. $15.

Art, culture and comedy

Cacao Ceremony with Tibetan Singing Bowls. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. $54.

TEDxMileHigh: Humankind. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. $62 upwards.

Mosaic Dimension Release Party. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 12 p.m. Included with museum admission ($8).

Bilingual Family Day. Center for Visual Arts, 965 Santa Fe Dr. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Double feature: Toy Story 4 and Aladdin. Denver Mart Drive-In, 451 E. 58th Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.; film starts at sundown. $10.

Screening of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 7 p.m. $5.

Into The Rainbow: An Immersive Art Experience (opening reception). Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 7-11 p.m. Free.

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

Bohemian Rhapsody in IMAX 2D. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95.

Don’t Tell Comedy. Somewhere in Lincoln Park neighborhood (exact location to be emailed out on day of event). 7:30 p.m. $20.

Eats and drinks

Half K Bar Run. Hi-Dive (7 S. Broadway) to Illegal Pete’s (also S. Broadway). Doors at 10 a.m., race at 11:30 a.m. $15-35.

Crescent City Crawfish Boil. Improper City, 3201 Walnut St. Noon to 4 p.m. $17-45.

25th Anniversary Party. Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St. 2-6 p.m. $35-55 ($10 if a designated driver).

Drinking History of Denver. Starts at The Buckhorn Exchange, 1000 Osage St. 3-6 p.m. $30.

Music and city life

TrveDadFest. Hi-Dive (7 S. Broadway) and Mutiny Info Cafe (2 S. Broadway). 2 p.m. $10-25.

Rooftop Daytime Party: Repopulate Mars. Club Vinyl, 1082 Broadway. 2 p.m. $25-35.

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World with special guests Ra Ra Riot. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5:30 p.m. $39.75-79.75.

Nelson Rangell. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. Sets at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $15.

American Football. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25.

Eyes Set To Kill. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15-17.

Umphrey’s McGee. Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $44.75.

Hillsong United. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7:30 p.m. $24.50-99.50.

Chatham County Line. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Carnivale De Sensuale: Satanic Panic. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10-35.

Shannon Ogden. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Machine Gun Kelly. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $39.75.

Dan Navarro. Swallow Hill Music’s Tuft Theatre, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $17-19.

Zach Heckendorf. Swallow Hill Music’s Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $21-23.

Dizzy Wright. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $22-72.

Yeasayer. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25.75-30.

The Trujillo Company (album release). Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

The Color Canvas, DEDOZ. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Sunday

Festivals and markets

Fetch Summer Market. 2635 Blake St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5.

Denver Zine Fest. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.

47th Annual Denver Cherry Blossom Festival. Sakura Square, 1905 Lawrence St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Denver Greek Festival. Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. $5.

Just for fun

Yoga Rocks the Park. Sunken Gardens Park, 1099 Speer Blvd. 8-11:30 a.m. Free.

19th Annual Park Hill Garden Walk. Park Hill neighborhood. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15-18.

Corgis and Friends Take Over Denver. Great Lawn Park, 101 Yosemite St. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $6.

Art, culture and comedy

Double feature: Toy Story 4 and Aladdin. Denver Mart Drive-In, 451 E. 58th Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m.; film starts at sundown. $10.

Eats and drinks

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert brunch. The Triangle, 2036 N. Broadway. Seatings at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $25.

RiNo Beer and Graffiti tour. Starts at Bierstadt Lagerhaus, 2875 Blake St. 12:15 p.m. $40.

Ice Cream Sundaze at Mirus Gallery. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 1-6 p.m. Free entry.

Music and city life

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. Shows at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $45-75.

Summertime Rock Party. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 3:30 p.m. $10.

Umphrey’s McGee. Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 5 p.m. $44.75.

Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7 p.m. $55.

John Paul White. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20.75-23.

Party Nails + PRXZM. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

A Vulture Wake. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-14.

Owen. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Phish-Cast Live. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. Free.

Rhett & Link: Live in Concert. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 8 p.m. $45-85.

Nashville Women: Vintage Country Female Vocalist Vinyl Night. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. No cover.

Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine. Highlands Masonic Event Center, 3550 Federal Blvd. 9 p.m. $20.

City Park Jazz: Dotsero. City Park Pavilion. 6-8 p.m. Free.


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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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