Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 20-22

Things are looking autumny.
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Swallow Hill Music’s Daniels Hall, Nov. 7, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

By Shannon Robinson, for Denverite

Cheers to the weekend, Denver.

Oktoberfest is here, but it's about more than drinking. It's celebration of autumn. We've got the Handmade in Colorado Expo celebrating locally made crafts and artists. And you can get hands-on yourself at FarmFest 2019.

Feel like laughing or want a show filled with surprises? This weekend go see the Sing Song Ding Dong Comedy Show and rock out while you roll -- with laughter!

Love animation but with an avant-garde twist? Who doesn't? Stop by the Supernova Animation Festival for some public installations of new and abstract animations.

With all the festivals and events this weekend, it's time to choose your own adventure.


Just for fun

Field Day Music Festival. 1700 Erie St. 12-10 p.m. Free.

Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure-Denver LoDo. 1800 Wazee Street. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $44.

Science, history and nature

Colorado Climate Strike. Union Station, 1700 Wewatta St. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

Handmade in Colorado Expo. Skyline Park, 1100 16th Street Mall. 11-6 p.m. Free.

MCA Denver Fall Opening 2019. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m.- 11 p.m. $8-160.

Comedy and theater

Comedian Tony Baker. 8246 Northfield Ave. Unit #1400. 7:30 p.m. or 9:45 p.m. $7.50-15.

"Other Plains of Comedy". 2620 West 2nd Ave. 9 p.m. $7.88-$10.

Opening Weekend: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto featuring Yumi Hwang-Williams. Boettcher Concert Hall at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $75-128.

The Sing-Song Ding Dong Comedy Show. Dangerous Theatre, 2620 W. 2nd Ave. #1. 11 p.m. $5-10.

Eats and drinks

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

Into Color Painting and Wine. Sipping n Painting, 4995 Lowell Blvd. 7 p.m. $32.

Music and nightlife

Crankdat. Temple Nightclub Denver, 1136 Broadway. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $15-40.

Rastasaurus. Ophelia's Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $13-27.

Balloon Pop featuring Wax Tailor (DJ Set). Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom & Cervantes' Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $20-25.

Luke Vibert. The Black Box, 314 E 13th Ave. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $15-20.

The Milk Blossoms. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10.


Festivals, markets and fairs

Fall Equinox Festival. Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway. 12-9 p.m. Free.

Renegade Craft Marketplace. Next to Denver Central Market, 2631 Larimer St. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free.

Just for fun

Rocky Mountain Tree Festival. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5 p.m. $25-75.

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown Convention Center, 1420 Stout St. 6 p.m.-9 p.m. $62.95.

1st Annual BrainRun 5K and Mental Health Expo. Sloan's Lake Park, 1700 N. Sheridan Blvd. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25-35.

Art, culture and media

BCC Evolution Presents: Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Film Festival. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St, Denver, CO. 4-8:30 p.m. $17.50-65.

Supernova Digital Animation Festival. DPAC/Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St. 12-10:30 p.m.

Comedy and theater

Sleightly Impossible - Magic and Comedy Show. Lumber Baron Mystery Mansion, 2555 W 37th Ave. 4 p.m. $12.50.

Denver Comedy Underground Presents: Caleb Synan. 1201 East Colfax Ave. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $5-20.

Eats and drinks

Oktoberfest at Oasis. Oasis Brewing Co., 3257 Lowell Boulevard. 12-11 p.m. Free.

Denver Oktoberfest. 2100 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Prices vary.

Diebolt Brewing Anniversary Celebration. Diebolt Brewing Company, 3855 Mariposa St. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. $10.

Music and nightlife

Copper And Chords: A Whiskey-Themed Music Festival. Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey, 200 S. Kalamath St. 2-8 p.m. $45.

Headlining Jamming on the Jetty Festival -- Pete Pidgeon & Arcoda. 4700 West Byron Place. 7 p.m. Free.


Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 5 p.m. $8 and up.


Festivals, markets and fairs

FarmFest 2019. The Urban Farm at Stapleton, 10200 Smith Road. 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free.

Serendipity Music & Arts Festival. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 2 p.m.- 2 a.m. $12.

Rocky Mountain Bridal Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. $0-10.

Just for fun

Scavenger Hunt Ghost Tour.2-30 West 14th Avenue Parkway. 10 a.m. $39-79.99.

Art, culture and media

Passport to Mindfulness. Berkeley Lake Park, 4601 West 46th Avenue. 1  p.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theater

"People Behaving Badly" Comedy Theatre Show. 721 Santa Fe Dr. 1:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. $15-28.

Beyond: Laser Light Show and Guided Meditation. 400 South Logan Street. 1 p.m.-3:45 p.m. $12.

Eats and drinks

Icehouse Tavern Broncos Watch Party. Icehouse Tavern, 1801 Wynkoop St #150. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Green Chile and Chile Rellenos. 3000 Lawrence St, at 30th St. 1 p.m.-4 p.m. $59.

Music and nightlife

A Sapphire Show : September's Best with Dizzy Doze. Your Mom's House, 608 E 13th Ave. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $5-10.

OptycNerd. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 2 p.m. $12.

Phony Ppl - Mo'Zai-ik Tour. Cervantes' Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 7 p.m. $15.

Fruit Bats. The Bluebird Theatre, 3317 E Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20-25.

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