Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 13-15

It’s Oktoberfest season already. It’s also Japanese kite-flying season.
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Go fly a kite on a very windy day, April 18, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Shannon Robinson, for Denverite

As we dig into September, the soon-to-be-autumn air is enticing -- cooler daytime temperatures that lead us into eventful evenings!

Go watch the Rockies face off with their West Coast rivals from San Diego this weekend. Or enjoy the last few warm breezes of summertime, by going for a spin at SummerSkate at Northfield.

Looking for a new, furry friend? Visit Three Dogs Bakery this weekend to learn about greyhound rescues and potentially help find a dog a fur-ever home.

If you'd rather wind down this weekend, you can learn how to make a traditional Japanese kite this Sunday at Cottonwood Gallery Art.

It's time to take flight, Denverites. The city awaits you!


Just for fun

Larimer Square Sidewalk Sale. 1430 Larimer St. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

SummerSkate at Northfield. The Shops at Northfield Stapleton, 8340 Northfield Blvd. 5 p.m. $10.

Science, history and nature

Four Mile Park Free Day. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S Forest St. 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

Lindy on the Rocks & Hot Night Fusion Weekend 2019. The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis Street. 7:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. $40 - $239.

Comedy and theater

Miss Saigon. Pepsi Center, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-$99.

Book Battles Trivia Night September 2019. Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax, 2526 E Colfax Ave. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Writer's Block in Denver. Grafenberg Theater, 70 S Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Eats and drinks

Oktoberfest at Terminal Bar. Terminal Bar, 1701 Wynkoop St. 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free entry.

Music and nightlife

Denver Jazz Festival. Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St. 7:00 p.m. $30-239.

Incubus. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N Clarkson St. 7:00 p.m. $69.75-99.75

Social Distortion & Flogging Molly. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $49.50-99.75.

Figure. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $14.50-24.50.

Blanco White. Globe Hall Live Music and BBQ, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12.

Fatboy SSE. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $44.20.


Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 6:40 p.m. $3-22.


Festivals, markets and fairs

Cherry Creek Fresh Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E 1st Ave. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Learn and Love Saturday at Three Dog Bakery. Three Dog Bakery, 1503 Boulder St. 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

Wake + Make: Family Open Studio. 1325 E 22nd Ave. 9 a.m. $19.

Comedy and theater

Carabiner Comedy Show. 14er Brewing & Beer Garden, 3120 Blake St Unit C. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $7.

Indecent. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. $156.

Brent Morin. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 8 p.m. $26.

Eats and drinks

Pizza Palooza: Denver's Pizza Festival. Downtown Denver Partnership, 1515 Arapahoe St. 1-4 p.m. $49-95.

Pizza Palooza at INDUSTRY. INDUSTRY Denver, 3001 Brighton Blvd. 1:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. $49-95.

Suave Fest.  Raices Brewing Co., 2060 West Colfax Ave. Noon-6 p.m. $15-60.

Music and nightlife

A-Trak. Temple Nightclub Denver, 1136 Broadway. 9 p.m. $20.

Kristin Chenoweth. Boettcher Concert Hall Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $35-105.

Giuda. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $16.

Blueprint. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15.

Low Cut Connie and Christopher the Conquered. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W Florida Ave. 6 p.m. Free.

The Movement. Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $16.


Festivals, markets and fairs

Mile High Fitness Festival. La Rumba, 99 W 9th Ave. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $25-40.

Japanese Kite Flying Festival. Cottonwood Gallery Park, intersection of 51st Ave. and Verbena St. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Riverside Cemetery Historical Tour. 5201 Brighton Blvd. 10  a.m. to 11 a.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

Confluence Park Public Art Tour. Meets below the Starbucks/REI in Confluence Park, 2250 15th St. 10-11 a.m. Free.

Comedy and theater

AJ Finney. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Eats and drinks

Food + Beer Tour of RiNo. The Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 2-5 p.m. $79.

Music and nightlife

Strand of Oaks. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $20.

Jinjer. Oriental Theater, 4335 W 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $125.

Phora. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $20-25.

Lúnasa. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E Yale Ave. 7 p.m. $32-34.


Denver Broncos vs. Chicago Bears. Broncos Stadium at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 2:25 p.m. $150 and up.

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