Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 28-30

Newly-adopted Archer and his human, Marlena Sacks, frolic in Civic Center Park. May 31, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Newly-adopted Archer and his human, Marlena Sacks, frolic in Civic Center Park. May 31, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

At last, a sunny weekend arriveth! (Maybe.) We’ve got the Westword Music Showcase on Saturday, and the Denver Taco Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Widespread Panic is at Red Rocks all three nights, so you best bet there are afterparties all over the city.

This is also the last weekend for the Denver run of “Be More Chill,” as well as Su Teatro’s “Northside” (the latter of which has been sold out for every show, but there may be some tickets available on resale). If nothing else, get out for an art walk or snoop around for some barbecue. Summer hath commenced, Denver!

Friday

Festivals and markets

Friday Night Bazaar. Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, 3636 Chestnut Place. 5-10 p.m. Free (advance tickets for food and drink available).

Colorcon. Golden Triangle District, 1112 N. Broadway. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Art, media and culture

B-Side Music Fridays. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5-10 p.m. $5.

Noche de Museo: Puerto Rican Rhythms (Museo de Las Americas annual fundraiser). SKYLIGHT, 833 Santa Fe Dr. 5:30-10 p.m. $80-1,000.

Untitled Final Fridays: Light Wait feat. Tobias Fike. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 6-10 p.m. Included with museum admission ($10).

June Open Mic. Open Media Foundation, 700 Kalamath St. 6 p.m. Suggested $5 donation.

Romance and Rosé book party. Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $10.

Comedy and theatre

Dive-In Movie: Aquaman. Elitch Gardens, 7:30 p.m. Included with admission ($29.99-39.99 if bought in advance online).

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

Rough: A Comedy Show and Queer Drunk History. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 8 p.m. $4.99-10.

On The Spot. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St. 8 p.m. $18.

Mile High Movie Roast/Mile High Sci-Fi last show. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8:30 p.m. $20.

Music and nightlife

Final Friday in RiNo District. Art bazaar at 3100 Blake St.; music performances in nearby venues. 5-10 p.m. $5.

My Old School (Steely Dan tribute band). Bonacquisti Wine Company, 4640 N. Pecos St. 6:30 p.m. Free.

D.R.I. – Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6:30 p.m. $17.50-20.

Greyhounds with Patrick Dethlefs. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Widespread Panic (first night). Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $67.50.

Adiel Mitchell w/ DJ Levi Double U. Biju’s Little Curry Shop, 1441 26th St. 7-10 p.m. Free.

The Struts. Gothic Theater, 3263 S. Broadway. 7:30 p.m. $29.99-35.

Red Baraat. Swallow Hill Music Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $24.

Pepe Aguilar y Familia Presentan Jaripeo Sin Fronteras 2019. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 8 p.m. $35-159.

Juice. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Blue October (first night). Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $30.75-35.

Space-Case Comedy. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $7-15.

The Kinky Fingers. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Color Red All Stars, a benefit for Take Note Colorado. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

SNAP 90’s Dance Party. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $16-20.

Electric Six (first night). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $18-20.

SonReal. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $18-20.

New Orleans Suspects feat. John “JoJo” Hermann of Widespread Panic. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 11 p.m. $20-25.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:40 p.m. $23 upwards.

Saturday

Festivals and markets

Pop Up Market. Five Points Plaza, 2736 Welton St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free entry.

2019 Denver Taco Festival. Fox Street Compound, 725 W. 39th Ave. 12-9 p.m. $5-25.

Just for fun

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

Summer Essentials Make + Take. Ford-Warren Branch Library, 2825 N. High St. 10 a.m. $15.

Learn and explore

ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit) Home Tour. L&D Construction, 1376 Raleigh St. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $40-115.

Science and nature

Nature Play Community Pop-up: Envisioning the Essence of Natural Experiences. City Park, 1700 N. York St. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Free.

Discover the Fascinating World of Beetles. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 11 a.m. $22.

Art, media and culture

Stonewall Riots 50th Anniversary Party. Downtown Denver; specific location given with RSVP. 6-10 p.m. $30.

Comedy and theatre

2019 Twilight Tour Series: “Sacred 36”. Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St. 6 p.m. $36-40.

Don’t Tell Comedy Denver. Villa Park neighborhood (location sent out day of event with ticket). 7:30 p.m. $20.

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

An Evening with Scott Bakula (in spirit). Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 8 p.m. $25.

On The Spot. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St. 8 p.m. $18.

The Grawlix Return. Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St. 10 p.m. $12.

Eats and drinks

6th Anniversary Party. Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St. Noon to 11 p.m. No cover.

Beer, Bacon and Bluegrass. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 2-7 p.m. Free entry.

Limoncello class. Sarto’s, 2900 W. 25th Ave. 3 p.m. $55-60.

Lacuna Grand Opening Party. Lacuna Juice and Yoga, 2590 Lawrence St. Free yoga class at 5:30 p.m.; festivities start at 7 p.m. Free.

Music and nightlife

Westword Music Showcase. Golden Triangle, with main stage at 11th and Acoma. Noon to 10 p.m. $62.50-90.

Amzy. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15-17.

Widespread Panic (second night). Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $67.50.

Blue October (second night). Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $30.75-80.

Ona. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

PUP. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $19.99-22.

The Fab Faux. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $39.50-$59.50.

Jamestown Revival. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $17.50-20.

Carvin Jones Band. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 9 p.m. $25-75.

Project 432 (album release). Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Grapetooth. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $14-16.

Electric Six (second night). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $18-20.

Possessed by Paul James. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12-15.

106th and Party Dirty South Takeover. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-25.

Denver Disco’s Final Party feat. Luke the Knife. Neon Baby, 1942 Market St. 9 p.m. $10.

Weird Touch dance party. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:15 p.m. $30 upwards.

Dynamic Discs presents The Disc Golf Experience. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. $14 upwards.

Sunday

Festivals and markets

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. Old South Pearl, between 1400 and 1500 blocks. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

Sunday RiNo Farmers Market. Outside EXDO, 1399 35th St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

2019 Denver Taco Festival. Fox Street Compound, 725 W. 39th Ave. 12-8 p.m. $5-25.

Just for fun

#bRUNch Club. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 8:45 a.m. Free to run.

South Hilltop Neighborhood Association’s summer celebration. Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St. 2-5 p.m. Free.

Lend a hand

Platte River Cleanup and Brunch with Patagonia. Confluence Park, 2250 15th St. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

Art, media and culture

Film screening: “Workplace Fantasies.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. Free.

City Park Public Art Tour. Meet in front of Thatcher Fountain, City Park Esplanade. 10 a.m. Free (RSVP needed).

Book Club Discussion with Kali Fajardo-Anstine. Bookbar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7 p.m. Free.

Eats and drinks

Dog Party. Illegal Pete’s, 270 S. Broadway. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free entry.

Modern Times Beer Ramen Brunch. Goed Zuur, 2801 Welton St. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

Shake, Rattle and Roll BBQ Series. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 3 p.m. $12.

Widespread Panic (third night). Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 6 p.m. $67.50.

City Park Jazz feat. Buckner FunkenJazz. City Park, 1600 City Park Esplanade. 6 p.m. Free.

Peter Asher & Jeremy Clyde. Swallow Hill Music Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave. 7 p.m. $31-33.

Mystery Skulls. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15.

Year of the Cobra. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10.

The Center. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10 p.m. $23 upwards.

Rocky Mountain Pro Wrestling: Milestone 9. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 4:30 p.m. $20-22.


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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