Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 6-8

That was a fast week.

Sylvan Esso plays Red Rocks, July 18, 2018. (Courtesy Kevin J. Beaty)

Sylvan Esso plays Red Rocks, July 18, 2018. (Courtesy Kevin J. Beaty)


By Tory Lysik, for Denverite

Start your weekend off right by heading to the First Friday Art Walk on Santa Fe to see over 100 galleries, studios and more. Then check out the Colorado Gypsy Jazz Festival to listen to Joscho Stephan.

On Saturday Denver’s Food and Wine Festival will be celebrating Colorado’s award-winning chefs. Plus! A Denver Nuggets-sponsored 3v3 tournament, where every player will receive a free ticket to a regular season game.

The Dark Star Orchestra along with Electric Hot Tuna will play Red Rocks Sunday. For kid-friendly events, there’s a pet adoption fair hosted by South Pearl Street. Have fun out there.


Festivals, Markets and Fairs

Colorado Gypsy Jazz Festival. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $23.

Goddess Market. Green Spaces, 2590 Walnut St. 4 p.m. Free entry.

September Lowrider Exhibition. Chac Gallery, Denver, 222 Santa Fe Dr. 6 p.m. Free.

Science, Nature and History 

Gilpin Historical Society’s 50th Anniversary Cemetery Crawl. Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St. Denver. 11 a.m. $20 upwards.

Art, Culture and media

First Friday Art Walk Art District on Santa Fe. 525 Santa Fe Dr. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Comedy and Theatre

Erma Bombeck- At Wit’s End. The Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $39.

Eats and Drinks

First Friday BAZAAR at Stranahan’s Distillery. 200 S. Kalamath St. 5 p.m. Free entry.

Fridays Uncorked featuring Gumbo le Funque. Bonacquisti Wine, 4640 Pecos St. 6:30 p.m. Free entry.

Art, Culture and Media

Organic Subtleties Opening Reception. Walker Fine Art Gallery, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5 p.m. Free entry.

Crushwalls First Friday. 3240 Larimer St. 7 p.m. Free.

First Friday: Art, Music, Good Vibes. 3832 Tennyson St, Denver.  5:30 p.m. Free.

Just For Fun

Cyr Wheel with Nicole . Aerial Cirque Over Denver, 8964 E. Hampden Ave. 7 p.m. $200.

Havana Nights. Worldwide Vintage Autos, 4001 Forest St. 7 p.m. $100.

Get it OUT with Battle Mom Self Defense S. Broadway St. 6 p.m. $38.

Music and Nightlife

WhiteWater Ramble and High Country Hustle. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $13.

Dressy Bessy. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Primus, Ween and Jamiroquai DJ set. The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 7 p.m. $10 upwards.

Gasolina – A Night of Reggaeton, Salsa and Cumbia. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 9 p.m. $5 upwards.

Thousand Years Wide. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $60.

Daft Punk & LCD Soundsystem DJ Set. Your Mom’s House, 608 E 13th Ave. 8:30 p.m. $5 upwards.

Rowdy Shadehouse. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13 upwards.

The National. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $54 upwards.

Kevin Fowler. The Grizzly Rose, 5450 North Valley Highway. 8:30 p.m. $12.



Festivals, Markets and Fairs

22nd Annual Spirit Fest at Elitch Gardens. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Cir. 10:30 a.m. $60 upwards.

Take Flight, Let’s Soar Gala. Hyatt Regency Denver, 650 15th St. 5:30 p.m. Free entry.

Science, Nature and History 

Plant-based Living Conference. Posner Center, 1031 33rd St. 9 a.m. $400.

Comedy and Theatre

Denver Comedy Underground. Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $5.

Midnight Madness: The NeverEnding Story. Landmark’s Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. 11:59 p.m. $9.50.

Eats and Drinks

Margarita Crawl Denver. Denver. 2 p.m. $24.99 upwards.

Denver Food and Wine Festival. 1000 Chopper Cir. 6 p.m. $50 upwards.

Mile High Spirits Block Party. 2201 Lawrence St. 2 p.m. $50.

All You Can Drink Summer Silent Disco Series. Jackson’s Denver, 1520 20th St. 9 p.m. $30.

Tennyson Brewery Crawl. Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St. 2 p.m. $40 upwards.

Art, Culture and Media

30th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Pkwy. 10 a.m. $10 upwards.

Denver’s Mural Coloring Book. Capitol Hill, Denver. 5 p.m. Free.

CRUSH Photo Scavenger Hunt. 3525 Walnut St. #40. 10 a.m. Free entry.

Stain’d Arts Housefest. 1026 Mariposa St. 4 p.m. $20.

Just For Fun

Best Kid-Friendly 5K in Denver. Berkeley Lake Park, Denver. 8 a.m. $45.

Break it Down. Color Up Therapeutics, 2191 S. Broadway. 2 p.m. $45.

Hot Process Soap Making Class. Mile High Soap, 5765 W. 52nd Ave. 10 a.m. $125.

Nuggets 3V3 Tournament. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 9 a.m. $50.

The Blue Shoe Run. The Urology Center of Colorado, 2777 Mile High Stadium Cir. 10:30 a.m. $45.

Music and Nightlife

De La Soul. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $32.50 upwards.

Monkey Barrel’s 6 Year Anniversary Party. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 7:45 p.m. $6.

“Dreams” The Fleetwood Mac Experience. Swallow Hill Music, 71 East Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $20.

David Bromberg Quinte. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $40.

Nate Bargatze. Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7 p.m. $85 upwards.

One Way Ride. Swallow Hill Music, Tuft Theatre, 71 East Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $12.

Gila and The Monsters, Rumble Young Man Rumble. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12.

Brothertiger. Hi-Dive Denver, 7 S Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Bachata and Salsa Social Party. 1221 Pecos St. 8 p.m. $10.

Emo Nite 1902 Blake St. 9 p.m. $10 upwards.

Whip It! ’80 Dance Party. Ophelia’s, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10 upwards.

Oro Solido. La Rumba, 99 W. 9th Ave, Denver. 9:30 p.m. $20. 

Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange Dance Party. 2022 E. Colfax Avenue. 9:30 p.m. $16.



Festivals, Markets and Fairs

Body Mind Spirit Celebration. The Denver Mart, 451 E 58th Ave. 1 p.m. $7.

41st Annual Park Hill Home Tour and Street Fair. Park Hill, Denver. 11 a.m. $10 upwards.

Suckapalooza. Club Form Denver, 1125 17th St. 7 a.m. Free entry.

Pet Adoption Fair. South Pearl Street, 1400-1500 block. 9 a.m. Free entry.

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. 1500 S Pearl St. 9 a.m. Free entry.

Science, Nature and History 

Rodeo Rally: Ride On Rollins. Rodeo Adventure Labs, 4438 W. 29th Ave. 6 a.m. Free Entry.

50th Anniversary Bonsai Show. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. Free entry.

Days in the Dirt. DEKAR: Denver’s Urban Farm and Garden, 181 S Oneida St. 10:30 a.m. $5.

Art, Culture and media

Cinema and Cibo All’Italiana. Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 1 p.m. $30.

Comedy and Theatre

Revolution Slut-Style Now. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $12.

Eats and Drinks

Denver Food and Wine Festival  1000 Chopper Cir. 6 p.m. $50 upwards.

Sister Act Movie Brunch. The Triangle Bar, 2036 N. Broadway. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $10 upwards.

Just For Fun

Mile High Magic. Bovine Metropolis Theater, 1527 Champa St. 7 p.m. $45 upwards.

GoodCinema Presents: Exit Through The Gift Shop. Vauxhall at The Ramble Hotel, 2450 Larimer St. 11 a.m., 4 p.m. $20.

Bags for the Blue 2 Cornhole Tourney. Grizzly Rose, 5450 North Valley Highway. 11 a.m. $50.

Candlelit Odesza Slow Flow to Yin Yoga Class. RiNo Yoga Social, 3101 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $15.

Denver NEDA Walk. The Great Lawn Park, Yosemite St. 11 a.m. Free entry.

Zabiti: An Immersive Circus Adventure. Denver Rock Drill, 1717 E 39th Ave. 8 p.m. $65 upwards.

Folklore Workshop. Denver Zenergy Dance, 6830 Broadway. 12:30 p.m. $20 upwards.

Music and Nightlife

Tribute to Babyface performed by Tmar Entertainment . 500 16th St., #320. 6:30 p.m. $12.

Yip Deceiver. Your Mom’s House, 608 E 13th Ave. 8 p.m. $5 upwards.

CRUSH Concert Pre-Party. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 3 p.m. Free entry.

End Of Summer Concert. Wild Women Wine, 1660 Champa St. 5:30 p.m. $20.

PLURTH Experience Denver. Your Mom’s House, 608 E. 13th Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

2019 DMC USA Finals DJ Battle. Temple Denver, 1136 Broadway. 5 p.m. $20 upwards.

Dark Star Orchestra. Red Rocks, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, CO. 5 p.m. $42 upwards.

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