Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 14-16

Roses are red, violets are blue, a weekend in the city is waiting for you.  

A backdrop for a wedding. Valentine's Day at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, Feb. 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A backdrop for a wedding. Valentine's Day at the Wellington E. Webb Municipal Office Building, Feb. 14, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan, for Denverite

Happy Valentine’s Day, Denver! For anyone looking for date ideas, look no further. If your plans include fuzzy socks, stay home and do your best to ignore your friends’ Instagram stories, also look no further.

On Friday, go to Sweethearts of the Rodeo at The Hi-Dive, featuring some of Denver’s best female-fronted country and roots performers. If that isn’t your scene, check out Punk Rock Burlesque at the Marquis Theater.

Pop by the Denver-U-Fix-It clinic at the downtown Denver Public Library on Sunday to fix whatever broken household item you’ve held on to. Or go stargazing at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Stay for crafts, hot cocoa and constellations through high powered telescopes.

Happy weekend, go get it!

Friday

Just for fun

Friday Evening Hours. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Free-$19.

VR Arcade. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. $8-28.

Seedlings: The Great Backyard Birdcount! Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. $10-12.

Garden Bros. Circus. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30.

Valentine’s Day Terrarium Class. Plant Garage, 1000 Acoma St. 6-8 p.m. $70.

Art, culture and media

Friday Tours. 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. 6-9 p.m. Free.

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

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

Valentine’s Day Party w/ Punk Rock Burlesque ft. Dizzy With a Dame. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15.

Eats and drinks

Bluegrass Brunch w/ The High Desert. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 11 a.m. No cover.

Friday Lunch Club with Bonnie Lowdermilk Trio. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. No cover.

Nocturne Valentine’s Night Out. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $116 (four course tasting menu).

Music and nightlife

B-Side Music Valentine’s Edition with Bluebook. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m. Free-$5.

This Song is You: Music for Lovers with Elaine Dame and the Annie Booth Trio. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 6-9:45 p.m. $10-30.

Valentine’s Day Fan Jam with High Valley & Eli Young Band. Fillmore Auditorium,  1510 N. Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $60-147.

Black Heart Shaped Box. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $12.

A Symphonic Valentine. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $15-89.

Silversun Pickups. The Ogden, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $25-30.

Hearts n Aces Pink Party. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Ley Line. Swallow Hill Music-Tuft Theatre, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Dakota Blonde. Swallow Hill Music-Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $23-25.

Sweethearts of the Rodeo. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Reverend Horton Heat. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-29.

Metronomy Forever-North American Tour 2020. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 9 p.m. $26-30.

Lavender Jones. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

The Wind and The Wave. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $16-18.

Black Tiger Sex Machine. The Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 9 p.m. $29-99.

Unicorn Love Party-Mythillogic. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $15-25.

The Late Set: Patrick Lee. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free.

Saturday

Just for fun

VR Arcade. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $8-28.

Colorado Women Lecture: Women’s Clubs and the Vote. Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock St. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $5-8 (RSVP recommended).

Garden Bros. Circus. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30.

Art, culture and media

SCFD Free Day. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theater 

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

Bubble Boy: The Musical. The 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/ Lost Dog Trio (Tom Waits Tribute). Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

Local Set- Red Petals Band & TMULE. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. $60.

Stafford Hunter Quintet feat. Brad Leali. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $10-20.

TENDER. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15.

Legendary Women’s Voices: An Evening with Cynthia Erivo. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $34-94.

The Petty Nicks Experience: Halfway There (tribute to Bon Jovi). The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $1o.

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

Sango. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $22.

Bart Crow, Joe Teichman. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Stillhouse Junkies. Swallow Hill Music – Tuft Theatre, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $12-14.

Lloyd Cole. Swallow Hill Music – Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $24.

Reverend Horton Heat. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-29.

The New Pornographers. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 9 p.m. $31-35.

Elliot Moss. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $16.

Mattiel. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15.

Kayla Ruby. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Pictureplane / DEBR4H / Entrancer. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12-14.

JAUZ at Mission Ballroom. The Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 9 p.m. $30-99.

The Late Set: Alex Heffron Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Free.

Sports

San Diego Seals vs. Colorado Mammoth. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7:30 p.m. $10 and upwards.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

VR Arcade. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. $8-28.

Day of Remembrance. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 1-3 p.m. Free-$14.

Denver U-Fix-It Clinic. Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Garden Bros. Circus. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. $30.

Stay Up with the Stars for Families. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6-9 p.m. $20-25.

Art, culture and media

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

Comedy and theater 

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

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!).

Brunch w/ Austin Johnson. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10 a.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

Denver Young Artists Orchestra Side by Side. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 2:30 p.m. $10-27.

Stafford Hunter Quintet feat. Brad Leali. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. $20.

Blunts & Blondes. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-75.

World / Inferno Friendship Society & The Bridge City Sinners. The Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Pinegrove with Whitney Ballen. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 8 p.m. $22-85.

Bad Decisions. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Motherfolk. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10.

Dom Dolla x Sonny Fodera. The Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $25-75.

Ry Warner / Erika Ryann. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

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