Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 17-19

Lego my week and gimme the weekend.

An aquarium in block form at the Bear Valley library, part of Denver Public Library's annual Lego contest. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

An aquarium in block form at the Bear Valley library, part of Denver Public Library's annual Lego contest. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan, for Denverite

Happy early Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Denver! For those of you lucky enough to have Monday off, get out and do something fun this weekend. Sleep is for the weak (or for Monday). For the rest of you, never fear — there are options that balance fun and rest.

If you’re in the mood to reminisce about powerful people from the past (like the late, great MLK), see exhibits on the legacy of Jewish leadership in healthcare and hear the stories of Japanese-American soldiers and civilians during World War II at the Colorado History Center.

The National Western Stock Show is back in town, hosting the Pro Rodeo every day this weekend, and a Wild West show Saturday and Sunday.

For those looking for a night out, go to ROLL on Friday. With roller-skating, drinks, food and music, it’s sure to be a night you’ll (hopefully) remember. For the less adventurous night owl, Bingo Brunch at Night might be more your style. Still fun, but a little less action.

Denver, the weekend is waiting for you.

Friday

Art, culture and media

A Legacy of Healing: Jewish Leadership in Colorado’s Health Care. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$14.

Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-5 p.m. $5-8.

Free Friday Tour. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 5:15 p.m. Free-$5.

Comedy and theater

King Me Comedy Open Mic. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway.6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $42.

The Secretary. Curious Theatre Company. 1080 Acoma St, 7:30 p.m.$25.

Eats and drinks

Retro Rocket Brunch with Gary Givant. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20thSt. 11 a.m. Free.

Bingo Brunch at Night. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 5 p.m.-11 p.m. Free.

Music and nightlife

The Rolling 20’s ROLL. ROLL, 1399 35thSt. 7 a.m.-2 a.m. $ 5.

Mandolin Orange with the Colorado Symphony. Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14thSt.7:30 p.m. $51-77.

Fruition/The California Honeydrops. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 7:30 p.m. $30-35.

Heilung. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax. 8 p.m.$40-45.

Drive-By Truckers. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 8 p.m. $34-55.

Wesley Watkins. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44thAve. 8 p.m.-11 p.m. $10.

The Still Tide. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m.  $12-14.

Who’s Bad (Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Sunrise Drive, The Gones, Center Scenes. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.

A Shadow of a Jaguar (Album Release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave.  9 p.m. $11.

South to Cedars. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Buku with Supertask + the NEWDEAL with Ben Silver (Official Gem & Jam Pre Party). Cervantes’ and the Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-40.

Sports

Pro Rodeo. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $19-65 and $34-79.

Saturday

Just for fun

 Orchid Showcase. Denver Botanical Gardens, 1007 York Street. 9 a.m.-3p.m. $11-15.

Free Day at the Zoo. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 10 a.m-4 p.m. Free.

Mushroom Cultivation: A Workshop for the Myco-Curios. Archipelago, 2345 7thSt. Noon-4 p.m. $100.

Wild West Show. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 5 p.m. $28-55.

Eats and drinks

Wake & Bake Brunch with DJ Imeh. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20thSt. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

LEGO Building Workshop-LEGO Mining Team Kit. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 9 a.m.$30-35 (admits one child and one adult).

A Legacy of Healing: Jewish Leadership in Colorado’s Health Care. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$14.

Altar’d Continuum: Resistance and Empowerment in Sacred Spaces. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-5 p.m. $5-8.

Courage + Valor: Japanese American WWII Veterans, their Stories and Legacy. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Free.

21 Below. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theater

The Secretary. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m.$25.

MidWinter: A Colorado Night’s Dream. The Oriental Theater, 4334 W. 44thAve. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. $25.

Hairball. Paramount Theatre , 1621 Glenarm Pl. 8 p.m. $30-40.

Music and nightlife

A Tribute to Arthur Fielder and the Boston Pops. Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14thSt. 7:30 p.m. $34 upwards.

Cassey Donahew. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 7:30 p.m. $28-75.

Twist & Shout Presents Drive-By Truckers. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 8 p.m. $34-55.

Monkey Gyatso (Single Release) with Envy Alo (Album Release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Super Diamond (Tribute to Neil Diamond). The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.  $27-30.

Who’s Bad (Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

The Goddamn Ranch Hand Band, Sawmill Joe, Josh Mooread. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m.$10.

Off the Wall. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $6.

Your Smith and Chelsea Jade. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $13.

Supersuckers. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $20.

Maddy O’Neal and Nobide + the NEWDEAL with Ben Silver (Orchard Lounge). Cervantes’ and The Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Sports

St. Louis Blues  vs. Colorado Avalanche. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 1 p.m. $70 upwards.

Pro Rodeo. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 11 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.$30-68, $41-80 and $41-80.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

Sensory Friendly Diorama Halls. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6:00 p.m. Free.

Wild West Show. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 4 p.m. $28-50.

Eats and drinks

Hot Heels’ Sunday Drag Brunch. Pride and Swagger, 450 E. 17thAve. 11 a.m.-2 p.m . Free-$5.

Art, culture and media

A Legacy of Healing: Jewish Leadership in Colorado’s Health Care. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$14.

Self Care Sunday. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.  Free-$10.

Stories of Courage: Beyond the Lens + Sharing Stories. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 5 p.m-8 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theater

Goodnight Moon. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13thSt. 3:30 p.m.$16.

The Secretary. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m.$25.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Denver Center for  the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.$42.

Music and nightlife

School of Rock Presents: A Tribute to CBGBs! 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 1 p.m. Free.

Globe Hall BBQ Series Presents-Backseat Vinyl. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 4 p.m. $10-12.

End of the Weak: Open Mic and MC Challenge. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $15.

The Hashtones. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-$12.

Shooter Jennings with Mike and the Moonpies. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $25-27.

Drune (Almbum Release). Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Joe Robinson with Jackson Cloud Odyssey, Trevor Krehel. Cervante’s Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Sports

Pro Rodeo. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 2 p .m. and 6:30 p.m. $40-80 and $32-78.

Indiana Pacers vs. Denver Nuggets. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 6 p.m. $14 upwards.

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