Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jan. 31-Feb. 2

It’s looking DAM fun. 

The Denver Art Museum, Nov 13, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Denver Art Museum, Nov 13, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan, for Denverite

Happy Friday! Whether or not you need to forget about the week or welcome in the weekend, it’s time to take a breath and celebrate.

It’s the right weekend to explore Denver’s art scene. Spend a night at the art museum on Friday, with Untitled Creative Fusion at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) or Best Phriends Night Out at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). The DAM offers interactive activities, special installations, music and eats throughout the night. The MCA is lower-key, with live music and complimentary cider tasting (both kinds!). Saturday, check out Free Admission Day at the DAM and Penny Admission Day at the MCA.

For anyone looking to skip out on Superbowl Sunday watch parties, scoop up rare tickets to the Improvised Shakespeare Company at the Garner Galleria Theatre. Or head to the Denver Beer Co. for pairings of your favorite beers with cookies.

No matter what Friday means to you, get at it and go get the weekend!

Friday

Art, culture and media

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

Untitled: Creative Fusion. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Free-$13.  

Comedy and theater 

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

Bang Bang Burlesque. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $20-35.

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $45-135.

The Secretary. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $38-44.

Bubble Boy: The Musical. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.

Peter Pan. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-120.

Eats and drinks

Retro Rocket Brunch w/ Gary Givant. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 11 a.m. No cover.

Friday Lunch Club w/ Annie Booth Trio. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

Best Phriends Night Out. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m. Free-$5.

Ken Walker Sextet. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $10-20.

Denver Comes Alive. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 6:30 p.m. $30-100.

The Goodrattle Hard Bop Quintet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. and 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $17.

Icelantic’s Winter on the Rocks ft. Zhu. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:45 p.m. $99-200.

Under Auburn Skies. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-94.

Whippoorwill. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Wood Belly feat. Jeremy Garrett-Album Release. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. $12-80.

Octopus Tree (Single Release & Tour Kick Off!). Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8:30 p.m. $10-12.

Flat Earth, Swami, Jacket of Spiders. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 8:45 p.m. – 2 a.m. Free.

Peekaboo. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Theo Katzman. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $23-25.

Lez Zeppelin – Performing Physical Graffiti in its Entirety. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Lucy Daydream. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Moonlight Bloom-Album Release. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Slippery When Wet Burlesque and Drag Extravaganza. Roxy on Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

David Phipps (STS9) & Alana Rocklin (STS9). Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. $20-50.

The Late Set: Jeremy Wendelin and Bill Morse. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Free.

 

Saturday 

Just for fun

Revitalize and Realign with Ayurveda. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m. $39-44.

Art, culture and media

Penny Admission for Colorado Residents. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m. – 5p.m. 1 cent.

Bilingual Family Tour | Recorrido Familiar Bilingue. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Free-$10 (Registration required).

Cuentos del Arte. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free.

Free Day at the DAM. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theater 

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45-135.

Peter Pan. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-120 and $30-155.

twenty50. The Space Theatre, 14000 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-65.

The Secretary. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $38-44.

Bubble Boy: The Musical. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $25-30.

Eats and drinks

Saturday Breakfast: Pancakes with Purnell! Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. $16 (all you can eat).

Brunch w/ El Javi. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m. No cover.

Denver Beer Co.’s Beer and Cookie Pairing: Both Taprooms. DBC Platte St., 1695 Platte St. 11 p.m. – 5 p.m. $20-25.

Music and nightlife

Hound Heart. Roxy on Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. No cover.

Alejandro Castaño Quintet: The Music of Herbie Hancock. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m and 9 p.m.-10:30 p.m. $19.

Miranda Lambert: Wildcard Tour 2020. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7 p.m. $25 upwards.

Gilbert & Sullivan: The Pirates of Penzance. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $25-95.

Michael Kiwanuka. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 8 p.m. $37.

Mosaic. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Railroad Earth featuring Peter Rowan performing Old & In the Way. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $30-80.

Delta Heavy + LAXX. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Soulection Radio Presents: The Joe Kay Experience-A Special 4 Hour Set. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $20-25.

The 69 Eyes. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. $20-150.

Peekaboo. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Theo Katzman. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $23-25.

Ryan McMullan. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12.

Jade Jackson. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Taraway & The Kinky Fingers. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Runaway Gin – a Tribute to Phish w/ Sqwerv, Ruby Hill. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $13-16.

Jacquees – King of R&B Tour w/ FYB, Bluff City and Ave Grim. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $34-149.

The Heroine, Tokyo Rodeo, Stone Deaf. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. $10.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

Discovery Zone Low-Sensory Morning. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. Free (Registration required).

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

Art, culture and media

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

Comedy and theater

twenty50. The Space Theatre, 14000 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. $30-65.

The Improvised Shakespeare Company. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $42.

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45-135.

The Secretary. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $38-44.

Peter Pan. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. $30-90.

Eats and drinks

Downtown Brunch with The Adam Bodine Trio. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. $31 (all you can eat).

Denver Beer Co’s Beer and Cookie Pairing: Both Taprooms. DBC Platte St., 1695 Platte St. 11 p.m. – 5 p.m. $20-25.

Brunch with Pleasurewave. Roxy on Broadway, 554 S. Broadway.  Noon – 2 p.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

The Deltaz. Roxy on Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. No cover.

King Princess. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $33-35.

 

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