Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 28-Mar. 1

Leap from the week to the weekend!

Sandy Pfeiffer sings to Jerry the horse to keep him calm before the parade begins. The 112th National Western Stock Show begins with a parade through downtown Denver, Jan. 4, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Sandy Pfeiffer sings to Jerry the horse to keep him calm before the parade begins. The 112th National Western Stock Show begins with a parade through downtown Denver, Jan. 4, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) national western stock show; nwss; parade; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty;

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By Clara Geoghegan, for Denverite

Happy leap year, Denver! Once every four years, we get a February 29th. Even more exciting is that this year, leap day is on a Saturday. In celebration of this quadrennial occasion, use the extra day to do something fun this weekend.

Check out the third-annual Side Stories film festival in RiNo. Walk the arts district and watch films projected onto walls. Be sure to grab a drink or two to warm up.

On Saturday, unleash your creative self at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Work with Artist Stacy Steers to make your own mini-animation and collage. Or, check out Denver’s Young Artist Orchestra performing Peter Boyer’s “Ellis Island” alongside stories and images of American Immigrants.

Have at it, Denver!

 

Friday

Just for fun

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2020. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m – 9 p.m. $10-15.

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

The Science Behind Pixar. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9:10 a.m. – 8:50 p.m. $8-28.

Community Dance Fitness Class. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

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

Side Stories RiNo. RiNo Art District. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

BANFF Film Festival. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7 p.m. $23.

“The Medicine” Documentary One Night Special Screening. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7 p.m. $20-15.

Comedy and theater 

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $40-125.

Hit and Run: Musical Improv. Voodoo Comedy, 1260 22nd St. 8 p.m. $14-16.

Eats and drinks

Flamenco Brunch w/ El Javi. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 11 a.m. No cover.

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

Dinner w/ Ted Johnson and Friends. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 6 p.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

Local Set-Dream Feed & Murphy Band. Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. $60.

Toney Rocks. Roxy Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. No cover.

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7 p.m. $34-95.

The Funk Hunters. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. $23-50.

MxPx. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 8 p.m. $30-32.

Foxfeather, Teresa Storch Band. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $13-18.

Monxx. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $10-20.

Neoma Tour Kickoff. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15.

Boogie Mammoth, The Soul Crushers, & DJ Tri-Tip. Roxy Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. No cover.

Seratones. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $13-15.

Modern Leisure (Single/Video Release). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

SUSTO. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $20-37.

Luna Luna. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Dillon Francis. The Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 9 p.m. $30-125.

Rowdy Shadehouse (Live Recording). Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-27.

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Saturday

Just for fun

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2020. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m – 9 p.m. $10-15.

The Science Behind Pixar. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9:10 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. $8-28.

LEGO Building Workshop-LEGO City Police Patrol Car Kit. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 9-10 a.m. $30-35 (admits one child and one adult).

Art, culture and media

Workshop with Artist Stacey Steers. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 2 p.m. $15.

Public Tours-Saturdays. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 2-3 p.m. Free-$10.

Side Stories RiNo. RiNo Art District. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

BANFF Film Festival. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7 p.m. $23.

Comedy and theater 

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $29-90 and $29-130.

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40-125.

Pagliacci. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-200.

Bent Improv, Unsupervised Improv. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 7:30 p.m. $10-15.

The Grawlix. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 8 p.m. $12.

Eats and drinks

Saturday Breakfast: Cashmere Sweater. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $16 (all you can eat).

Dinner w/ Jen Korte. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 5 p.m. No cover.

Music and nightlife

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 2 p.m. $61-104.

Bluebook. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. No cover.

Antibalas. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25.

Pepper. The Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 7:30 p.m. $35-75.

Ghost Light. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Sam Bush. The Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. 8 p.m. $28-32.

Howard Jones-Acoustic Trio Performance. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $25-250.

Authority Zero. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $16.

Kendall Street Company & CBDB. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $10-15.

ZOSO (The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience). Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Zack Villere. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $19-20.

The Ballroom Thieves. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $13-15.

The Corner Girls. The Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Sports

Harlem Globetrotters. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 1 p.m. $20 and upwards.

Philadelphia Wings vs. Colorado Mammoth. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 7:30 p.m. $15-55.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

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

Rocky Mountain Horse Expo 2020. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m – 5 p.m. $10-15.

The Science Behind Pixar. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9:10 a.m. – 3:50 p.m. $8-28.

Art, culture and media

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

Side Stories RiNo. RiNo Art District. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

BANFF Film Festival. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl. 7 p.m. $23.

Comedy and theater 

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. $23-130.

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $40-125.

Pagliacci. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. $35-200.

Eats and drinks

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

Ariana Grande Brunch! The Triangle Bar, 2036 N. Broadway. 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $30 (includes brunch and drinks).

Music and nightlife

DYAO Spectacular: Ellis Island. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 2:30 p.m. Free-$20.

Globe Hall BBQ Series Present Folk — featuring Tom West. Globe Hall, 4483 S. Logan St. 3 p.m. $10-25.

Mark Fox & Sonic Nomads. Roxy Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

Super Whatevr. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-14.

Cal Scruby-The Unsigned Tour. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $13-35.

Soul Asylum. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $28-30.

The Earth is My Turf. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $20.

Sports

Toronto Raptors vs. Denver Nuggets. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir. 4 p.m. $23 and upwards.

 

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