Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 26-28

Drummers from the Korean group Hansori Salmunori perform on the main stage at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Drummers from the Korean group Hansori Salmunori perform on the main stage at the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

Happy weekend! This one’s looking to be beautiful as usual, but pack that raincoat while you’re out on the town, because storms may be a-brewin’. That’s okay though; I know the weather won’t get in your way of having a good time.

If it’s music that you’re looking for, the Underground Music Showcase should do more than satisfy. With headliners like HONNE, Still Woozy and Empress Of, plus dozens of local acts, there’s no shortage of variety and musicality.

For something more festival-y (and free!), check out the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Cheer on as dragon boats race across Sloan’s Lake, eat delicious food, and watch awesome dances and performances.

In between those two big hitters, we’ve got plenty of farmers markets, movies in magnificent air conditioning, and just plain fun too. Get out there, Denver!

Friday

Markets and fairs

Final Friday Summer Music Series and Urban Bazaar. RiNo District, 3100 Blake St. 7-10 p.m. $5.

Science, nature and history

Free after-hours admission. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 5 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

Opening day of “Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood” on 35mm. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Shows at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. $10-12.

B-Side Music Fridays with Twopercent, Lady Gang. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5 p.m. $5.

Untitled Final Fridays: Cyber Future. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 6 p.m. Included with museum admission ($10).

Sacred Voices July Open Mic. Open Media Foundation, 700 Kalamath St. 6 p.m. $5 donation requested.

“Captain Marvel” in IMAX 2D. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95.

Comedy and theater

Building The Wall. Curious Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $30.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $45 upwards.

Don’t Tell Comedy. Capitol Hill neighborhood (exact location TBA). 7:30 p.m. $20.

Ms. Butterfly. Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 7:30 p.m. $20 upwards.

Portal 2: The (Unauthorized) Musical. Bug Theatre, 3764 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

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

Butter My Muffin: A Comedy Baking Show. Voodoo Comedy, 1260 22nd St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Eats and drinks

Summer Salsa Showdown. EarthLinks, 2746 W. 13th Ave. 5-7 p.m. $15.

Music and nightlife

Underground Music Showcase. Various venues. 3:20 p.m. onwards. $40 for day pass; $75 for three-day pass.

Tedeschi Trucks Band (first night). Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $45-127.75.

Tilian. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $17-19.

Candlebox. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $27.50-32.

Kinky and iZCALLi. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

Gatsby Summer Blowout at The Cottonwood Club. Ironworks, 25 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $30.

Hot Water Music performing “Caution.” Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 pm. $35. *Note: this event was previously scheduled at the Bluebird Theater.

The Psychedelic Furs/James. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $40-45.

Fally Ipupa. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $45-70.

Brooks Hubbard. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-18.

The Black Lillies. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $21-23.

Dog City Disco, Musketeer Gripweed. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

MF Ruckus. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-14.

Cash’d Out (The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

The Mowgli’s. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Saturday

Markets and fairs

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Sloan’s Lake Park, 25th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

7th Annual Cheesman Park Arts Festival. Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

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

Harvey Park Summer Festival. Harvey Park, 2120 S. Tennyson Way. 4-10 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Bubble Run. Great Lawn Park, 101 N. Yosemite St. 8 a.m. $40.

Art, culture and media

“Captain Marvel” in IMAX 2D. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $9.95.

Comedy and theater

Building The Wall. Curious Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 2 p.m. $30.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45 upwards.

Truth In Comedy. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St. 7 p.m. $15.

Ms. Butterfly. Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 7:30 p.m. $20 upwards.

The Grawlix Return. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 8 p.m. $12.

Eats and drinks

Harvest Brunch in the Field. DeLaney Community Farm, 170 S. Chambers Rd. (Aurora). 10 a.m. $25.

Summer Brew Fest. Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave. Daytime session: 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Evening session: 7-10 p.m. $35-50.

R&B Summer Social. Platt Park, 1800 S. Pearl St. 2-8:30 p.m. $45 ($10 if not drinking).

Summer Tequila Tasting Festival. Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake St. 4-6 p.m. $35.

Game of Thrones Pub Crawl. Downtown Denver. 5 p.m. $15.

Music and nightlife

Underground Music Showcase. Various venues. Noon onwards. $40 for day pass; $75 for three-day pass.

Sad Summer Fest. Sculpture Park, 1345 Champa St. 2:30 p.m. $37.

Tedeschi Trucks Band (second night). Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $45-127.75.

Appleseed Cast. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

Lyrics Born and Boss Eagle. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

JL and Joey Cool. Roxy Theatre, 2749 Welton St. 7 p.m. $17.

21 Savage. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 7:30 p.m. $49.75.

Dylan LeBlanc. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Scepter of Eligos. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-13.

Hot Water Music performing “No Division.” Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $35. *Note: this event was previously scheduled at the Bluebird Theater.

STRANGELOVE: A Tribute To Depeche Mode. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $15-35.

Dan Hubbard. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-18.

Black Pistol Fire. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Red Wanting Blue. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $16-18.

Sports

Denver Broncos Training Camp Stadium Session. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 2:15 p.m. Free (tickets required; limited parking available for $10).

Sunday

Markets and fairs

Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Sloan’s Lake Park, 25th Ave. and Sheridan Blvd. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Sunday RiNo Farmers Market. EXDO Event Center, 35th St. and Larimer St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free.

7th Annual Cheesman Park Arts Festival. Cheesman Park, 1599 E. 8th Ave. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Pool Party. Four Seasons Hotel, 1111 14th St. Noon to 5 p.m. $40-60.

Art, culture and media

GoodCinema presents: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 12:30 p.m. $12-20.

Ms. Butterfly. Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 2:30 p.m. $20 upwards.

Colorado International Activism Film Festival. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 3-9 p.m. $5.

Comedy and theater

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. $45 upwards.

Music and nightlife

Underground Music Showcase. Various venues. Noon onwards. $40 for day pass; $75 for three-day pass.

Easy Lovin’. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 4 p.m. $12.

John Prine with the Colorado Symphony. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $55-150.

Trace Adkins. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-79.50.

Vansire & BOYO. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.


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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