Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 16-18

Charlie Blackmon graces baseballs with his John Hancock. Colorado Rockies vs Chicago White Sox, July 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Charlie Blackmon graces baseballs with his John Hancock. Colorado Rockies vs Chicago White Sox, July 8, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Lucy Haggard, for Denverite

Congratulations, you made it to another weekend! It’s going to be a toasty few days, so don’t forget to hydrate as you go about the festivities.

If you’re feeling sporty, the Rockies are back in town. There’s also The Color Run, as well as AIDS Walk Colorado, if you’re feeling more like participating in the fun. You could even try your hand at roller skating, in the theme of Stranger Things, at Stranger Roll 3.

For something more chill, trying LoHi’s Summer Fun Day or Tacolandia in Civic Center Park. There’s even meditation at the Denver Art Museum, if you really want to zen out.

Take a gander at your options; I hope you can find something you like. The weekend is your oyster, Denver!

Friday

Just for fun

Stranger Roll 3. EXDO Event Center, 3500 Walnut St. Lesson at 7 p.m., skate to follow. $5.

Science, history and nature

Asian Elephant Appreciation Day. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Activities included in zoo admission ($20.

Art, culture and media

Unplugged: Meditation. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 4 p.m. Included with general admission ($10).

B-Side Music Fridays feat. Jade Davidson, Ramakhandra. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5 p.m. $5.

Lawn Concert: 3hattrio. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5:30 p.m. Free (free museum entry 5-8 p.m.).

Midnight Madness: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Landmark Esquire, 590 Downing St. 11:59 p.m. $9.50.

Comedy and theater

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7:30 p.m. $49-115.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.

It’s Not You, It’s Me – The Second City. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $49.

Phamaly Theatre Company Presents: Chicago. The Studio Loft, 980 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $40 upwards.

Anastasia. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $45 upwards.

Le Voyage Dans La Lune. McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Bad in Bed Live. Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 8 p.m. $35.

Eats and drinks

The Brewery Comedy Tour. Colorado Sake, 3559 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $20.

Music and nightlife

John Butler Trio + Yonder Mountain String Band. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 6 p.m. $45-79.50.

After Midnight. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $12-18.

Coast 2 Coast Live. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7 p.m. $10.

Celso Piña with Pato Machete. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 7 p.m. Free.

This Might Get Weird. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7:30 p.m. $39.50.

jackLNDN – Thoughts LP Release. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

ZOSO (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Michigan Rattlers. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15.

Riot Ten. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $19.99-27.

Tommy Freed and the Sound. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12.

Damien Jurado / Corrina Repp. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $20.

Flying Lotus in 3D. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 9 p.m. $30-85.

40 Oz to Freedom. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Collidoscope & Melody Lines. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:40 p.m. $8.

Saturday

Festivals, markets and fairs

RiNo Fresh Market. Boxyard Park, 2500 Broadway. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

A Festival For Life: AIDS Walk Colorado. Cheesman Park. Registration at 7:30 a.m., race begins at 8:30 a.m. $40.

The Color Run. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way. 9 a.m. $29.99-34.99.

Denver Pet Expo. National Western Complex, 4655  Humboldt St. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $5.

Lo-Hi Summer Fun Day. Hirshorn Park, 3000 Tejon St. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free entry.

Climb For College. Improper City and Movement Rino, 3201 Walnut St. 12-4 p.m. $10.

The Sword Experience. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 12-5 p.m. $50.

Art, culture and media

Our Words Are Powerful Artist Showcase & Open Mic. Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr. 7 p.m. $5 donation requested.

Midnight Madness: Raiders of the Lost Ark. Landmark Esquire, 590 Downing St. 11:59 p.m. $9.50.

Comedy and theater

It’s Not You, It’s Me – The Second City. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $46-49.

Anastasia. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45 upwards.

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $49-115.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.

Phamaly Theatre Company Presents: Chicago. The Studio Loft, 980 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $40 upwards.

Bad in Bed Live. Newman Center, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 8 p.m. $35.

Eats and drinks

11th Annual Cherry Creek North Food & Wine. Fillmore Plaza, 2nd St. and Fillmore St. 5-9 p.m. $45-85.

Grand opening of Bonbons. Bonbons Cafe and Dessert Bar, 1675 W. 67th St. 8:30 a.m. Free to attend.

Westword’s Tacolandia. Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave. 4-7 p.m. $38-65.

Music and nightlife

Backyard Party with Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Slim Wednesday. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Brizzy & The Fusions x Fuego Flames Birthday Blackout. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $15-17.

Slightly Stoopid. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 6:30 p.m. $49.95-85.

Catherine Russell. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $15-35.

Adiel Mitchell. Moon Room, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Jewel and Rachel Platten. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. $60-75.

Float Like a Buffalo. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Hank Von Hell. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20.

Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Of Man and Machine. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Snail Mail. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Mal Blum. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Eldren. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15.

Kerry Pastine & The Crime Scene. Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-27.

The Claypool Lennon Delirium. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $36.75-40.

Pulse Of Nature / Kaepora / Legato. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10.

Zebbler Encanti Experience. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:10 p.m. $9.

Sunday

Festivals, markets and fairs

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

Heavy Metal Flea Market. Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Dr. Noon to 5 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Yoga Rocks The Park. Sunken Gardens Park, 9th Ave. and Elati St. 8 a.m. Free.

Denver Pet Expo. National Western Complex, 4655  Humboldt St. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $5.

Art, culture and media

Denver Performing Arts Complex Public Art Tour. Meets in Galleria, at 14th St. and Curtis St. 1 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theater

Cirque du Soleil: Corteo. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. $49-115.

It’s Not You, It’s Me – The Second City. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. $42.

Phamaly Theatre Company Presents: Chicago. The Studio Loft, 980 14th St. 2 p.m. $40 upwards.

Sam Morril. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $18.

Anastasia. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45 upwards.

Eats and drinks

Skylines Yoga and Beer. Epic Brewing Company, 3001 Walnut St. 10:30 a.m. $18-32.

Music and nightlife

Melody In Heart and more. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 3 p.m. $12.

Gov’t Mule. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 5 p.m. $47.50-85.

The Brothers Comatose with Jalan Crossland. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5 p.m. Free.

Dragutante. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30 p.m. $20.

Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 6:30 p.m. $76.

Old Man Gloom. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $20-22.

Y La Bamba and Esmé Patterson. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $14.

OSHUN. Moon Room, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $15-40.

Miniluv. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

Phantogram. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $36.75-79.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10 p.m. $9.


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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