Things to do this weekend, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1

If Colorado had a taste, what would it taste like? Here, have a bite.
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Yaysayra, 13, gets eaten by Tim Seeber, AKA “Mr. Bones,” in his homemade T-Rex outfit during Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park, Sept. 3, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Tory Lysik, for Denverite

Labor Day weekend: Your last chance to wear white, according to very tired traditions that don't matter.

For the football fan this weekend: the Rocky Mountain Showdown between the Buffs and Rams comes to Broncos Stadium. If you're not into sports, A Taste of Colorado closes down Bannock Street for food and music all weekend. If you're hungover, Avanti F&B has your back on Sunday for a Labor Day brunch.

If you're looking for something fun (at least for kids), the Kidz Bop World Tour is headed to Red Rocks on Sunday to sing today's top hits according to rugrats.

The Denver Art Museum's monthly Untitled Final Friday covers A(me)ricana. Dive in  and get hands-on with the creative process.

Good luck out there, and try not to get hot sauce on your white shirt.


Art, Culture and media

Womxn's Virgo New Moon Ceremony. Intentional Path Wellness, 422 Broadway. 7 p.m. $20.

Starry Night. Sipping n Painting Highland, 4995 Lowell Blvd. 7 p.m. $30.

Untitled Final Friday at the Denver Art Museum. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. 6 p.m. $8 upwards.

Comedy and Theater

The Bad Apple Comedy Show. Irish Snug 1201 East Colfax Avenue. 8p.m. $5 upwards.

Katya: Help Me I'm Dying Tour. Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 8 p.m. $25 upwards.

Space-Case Comedy. Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway. 8 p.m. $7 upwards.

Eats and Drinks

Denver Peach Party. The Infinite Monkey Theorem, 320 Larimer St. 5 p.m. $5.

Retro Rocket Brunch Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 11 a.m. $8 upwards.

Music and Nightlife

Generationals. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $16.

Loud Luxury. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.  $20.

Nuba Open Mic & Slam. RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $7.50.

Dessa with MONAKR Presented by Indie 102.3 FM. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 West Florida Ave. 6 p.m. Free.

GRIZ . Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $55 upwards.

Kent Walker Sextet. Dazzle Denver, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $10 upwards.

Many Colors. Dazzle Denver, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. $10.

Art, Culture and Media

Latin Fashion Week Colorado Night Four: International Designers Fashion Show6 p.m. $35.

Mutual Benefit, Paw Paw and Card Catalog. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax. 9 p.m. $10.

Just For Fun

Rocky Mountain Showdown. Broncos Stadium, 1701 Bryant St. 8p.m. $35 upwards.

Try Coding One-Day Workshop: Back-End Programming. Turing School, 1331 17th St. 10 a.m. $25.

Cosmic Alchemy-Restorative Yoga & Sound Immersion. RiNo Yoga Social, 3101 Walnut St. 6:45 p.m. $35.


Festivals, Markets and Fairs

A Taste of Colorado. Civic Center Park, 101 14th Ave. 11 a.m. Free entry.

Ballpark Collective Block Party. The Square on 21st, 21st Street between Larimer and Lawrence streets. 5 p.m. $10.

Forever Fest. Herman's Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $10 upwards.

Just for Fun

Yoga In The Park. Washington Park. 9 a.m. Free.

NATIV Anniversary White Party Presented by 303 Magazine. NATIV Lounge & Hotel, 1612 Wazee St. 9 p.m. Free entry.

Dungeons and Dragons Workout. Chain Reaction Brewing Company, 902 S. Lipan St. 11 a.m. $15.

Yoga with Rescued Pigs. Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St. 11 a.m. $20.

Science, Nature and History

Gourmet Camp Cooking Workshop 1416 Platte St. 2 p.m. $30.

Art, Culture and media

Balanced Breakfast Denver: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 11 a.m. Free entry.

2019 Art Auction Supporting Veteran Orgs + Rockies Game. Scruffy Murphy's Irish Pub, 2030 Larimer St. 5 p.m. Free entry.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia. Growler USA (Highlands Pub), 4433 W. 29th Ave. #102. 8 p.m. Free entry.

Comedy and Theatre

Mike Wird presents Lilith Record Release Party. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7 p.m. $12.

Eats and Drinks

Caulipower Food Truck Tour. Civic Center Park, 11 a.m. Free entry.

All You Can Drink Mini-Pool-Palooza. Jackson's Denver, 1520 20th St. 12 p.m. $30

Brunch with Solohawk . Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m. $8 upwards.

Music and Nightlife

Heart: Love Alive Tour with Elle King, The Blackhearts and Joan Jett. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7 p.m. $10.50 upwards.

To Be Astronauts, Meet the Giant, The Center and Bad Britton. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax. 8 p.m. $12

GRIZ: Ride Waves Set. Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 7 p.m. $55 upwards.


Festivals, markets and Fairs

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

Just for Fun

Movie Night at Coors Field. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 1:10p.m. $30 upwards.

Broncos Fit 7K and Expo. Broncos Stadium At Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 8:30 a.m. $40 upwards.

Science, Nature and History

Extinction Rebellion Nonviolent Disruptive Action Training. Rodolfo Corky Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 Irving St. 1 p.m. Free entry.

Art, Culture and media

Hoodoo and Conjure Herbs, Roots and Oils. Goddess Isis Books, 2775 S. Broadway. 12 p.m. $40.

Comedy and Theatre

Colfax Comedy Presents: Max Beasley. 1509 N. Marion St. 9 p.m. Free entry.

Eats and Drinks

Downtown Brunch with the Adam Bodine Trio. Dazzle Denver, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. $30.

Brunch With Abbigale Dawn and The Make Believe. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m. $8 upwards.

Labor Day Weekend and Hangover Brunch. Avanti F&B, 3200 Pecos St. 11 a.m. $10 upwards.

Music and Nightlife

Flux Pavilion. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $12.75 upwards.

Motoko Bluebird Theater. 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $12 upwards.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks at Elitch Gardens. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir. 10 pm. Free with day or season pass.

All Mixed Up: A Special Tribute to Sublime, 311 and More. The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 7 p.m. $10.

Technicolor Riots, Folded Face and The Jinjas. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax. 8 p.m. $10.

Kidz Bop World Tour. Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 4 p.m. $35 upwards.

Dwight Yoakam. Civic Center Park. 101 14th Ave. 8:15 p.m. $100.

The Wes Watkins EP Release Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Hot Gyal Summer 2k19. 1545 S Broadway. 10 p.m. $10.

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