Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 19-21

Juneteenth, Gay Pride and Father’s Day. 

Danny Perkins gets airborne as the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity crosses Welton Street. The Juneteenth parade in Five Points, June 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Danny Perkins gets airborne as the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity crosses Welton Street. The Juneteenth parade in Five Points, June 17, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

e678fae597e10226eb3452adb225d4ea

By Clara Geoghegan

 

Hiya, Denver. Are you ready for the weekend?

On Friday, celebrate Juneteenth by heading to City Park for the Juneteenth Silent March and Rally. Or go on Saturday to We Live: Juneteenth Celebration at Civic Center Park.

Denver’s Pride weekend has gone (mostly) virtual this year. Catch performances by drag superstars, watch this year’s digital parade or indulge in some all you can drink beer at the Triangle supporting Colorado LGBTQ+ charities.

On Father’s Day, bring the dads in your life to Dazzle @ Baur’s or the Brown Palace. With a brunch menu, breakfast drinks and live music, dad will be feeling the love this weekend.

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

Virtual Lasers and Feelings for Teens. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Marches and rallies

Juneteenth Silent March and Rally. City Park. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

Art, culture and media

Mile High Pridecast. Mile High Pridecast, tune in with Facebook Live, Mixcloud and TwitchTV. 11 a.m- 4 a.m. Free.

Virtual Tour of Queer City of the Plains: An Artistic Look at Denver’s LGBT History. McNichols Building, join with Facebook Live. Noon. Free.

June Virtual Third Friday. Arts District on Santa Fe, join with Facebook Live. 5-6:15 p.m. Free.

Regional Distinction. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center and SOURCE Theater Company, watch virtually. 6:45 p.m. Free.

CinemaQ: Pioneers of Queer Cinema. Denver Film, stream virtually. Anytime. Free-$10.

 

Comedy and theater

Zenon Teavee’s Thursday Night Pride Showcase. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St. 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. $60, includes dinner, drinks and performance.

Truth to Power Comedy Show. Streets Denver, 1501 E. Colfax Ave. 8-9 p.m. $10-35.

Queer the Cencus Variety Show. Denver Pride, watch with Facebook Live. 8-9:30 p.m. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Sloan’s Lake Farm & Flea. Tap & Burger Sloan’s Lake, 1565 N. Raleigh St. Friday, 3-8 p.m. No cover.

On Stage: SoJourn Juneteenth. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $50, includes live music, three-course dinner and tip. Reservations required, seating required, face mask required.

 

Music and nightlife

Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival vol. 14 presented by ARISE. Rocky Mountain Virtual Music Festival, stream with Facebook Live. 10 a.m.-10:15 p.m. 

Virtual Lawn Concert: Jupiter and Okwess. Clyfford Still Museum, stream with Facebook Live. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

Happy Half Hour: Roger Green. Denver Public Library, stream virtually. 5-5:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

Swallow Hill Live: Joe Johnson. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Taylor Clay Quartet Honors John Coltrane. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. & 8:30-9:45 p.m. $19, seating is limited and reservations are required.

Bearracuda Virtual Denver Gay Pride. Mile High Gay Guy & Midtown Spa and Bearracuda, join virtually. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $10 suggested donation.

Locals in the Lounge (Twitch Edition). The Black Box, stream with TwitchTV. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.

 

Sports

Virtual Big Gay 5k Colorado. One Colorado, register online and run (or walk) on your own. Anytime. $30.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Agnes Wright Spring, 1894-1988 the Woman for the Job. Center for Women’s History at the Byers Evans House, join with Zoom. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

Marches and rallies

Denver Dyke March and Rally. Denver Dyke March, watch with Facebook Live, Instagram and virtually. 11 a.m. Free.

We Live: Juneteenth Celebration. Civic Center Park. 2-8 p.m. Free, alter additions welcome. Face mask and social distancing required.

 

Art, culture and media

Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw talks The Hitch-Hiker, 1953. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 11:30 a.m. Free, registration required.

CinemaQ: Pioneers of Queer Cinema. Denver Film, stream virtually. Anytime. $7-15.

 

Comedy and theater

Online Center Stage Featuring Jackie Cox. Denver Pride, watch virtually. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free.

Together We Rise: Virtual PrideFest 2020. Rocky Mountain PBS, watch with RMPBS, The Drop 303 HD2 Radio and YouTube. 6 p.m. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

University Hills Plaza Farmers Market. 2500 S. Colorado Blvd. Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

The Q Crew Virtual Pride Party. Out Front Magazine, join with YouTube. 2-10 p.m. Free.

Smirnoff Dance World. Denver Pride and The Triangle, watch with TwitchTV. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

The 2020 Pink Party. One Colorado, join virtually. 4-6 p.m. $25 suggested donation.

Swallow Hill Live: Clay Kirkland. Swallow Hill Music, join with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Together We Rise: Tracks Pride Saturday Electric Mashup! Tracks Denver, join with Facebook Live. 6 p.m.-midnight. $10.

Derek Banach Quintet “Original Straight Ahead Works.” Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. & 9-10:15 p.m. $19, seating is limited and are reservations required.

Motown Groove with AkaMiggy. Motown Groove, join with TwitchTV. 7 p.m. Free.

Pride Twitch Boom Boom Room. Trade, join with TwitchTV. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.

 

Sports

Denver Pride Virtual 5k Race. Denver Pride, register online and run (or walk) on your own. Anytime. $35-40.

Virtual Big Gay 5k Colorado. One Colorado, register online and run (or walk) on your own. Anytime. $30.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Coors Light Virtual Denver Pride Parade. The Center on Colfax, watch with Facebook Live, Denver 7 and RMPBS. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Drag Queen Story Time. Denver Pride, watch virtually. 1-1:30 p.m. Free.

Writing with Pride. Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House, join with Zoom. 6-8 p.m. Free, registration required.

 

Marches and rallies

Denver Pride Equality Rally. Center for Colfax and One Colorado, join with Facebook Live. 12:30 p.m. Free.

 

Art, culture and media

CinemaQ: Pioneers of Queer Cinema. Denver Film, stream virtually. Anytime. Free-$10.

 

Comedy and theater

Online US Latin Bank Stage feat. Nayasha Lopez. Denver Pride, watch virtually. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Black Diamonds. Denver Pride and Felony Misdemeanor, watch with TwitchTV. 5-6:30 p.m. Free.

Online Center Stage feat. Monet X Change. Denver Pride, watch virtually. 6 p.m. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Highlands Farmers Market. 32nd and Lowell. Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Golden Triangle Farmers Market. 1115 Acoma St. Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Stapleton Farmers Market. 29th Ave and Roslyn. Sunday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. 1500 S. Pearl St., curbside pick up for Market Boxes at 1526 S. Pearl St. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. No cover.

Dazzle Father’s Day Brunch featuring Rekha Ohal Duo. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 9:30-11:30 a.m. & noon-2 p.m. $45-52, includes brunch, live music and tip. Reservations required, seating is limited, face mask required.

Father’s Day Brunch. Ellyngton’s at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m.  No cover. Face mask required.

PRIDE Beer Bust. The Triangle, 2036 N. Broadway. 4-8 p.m. $12, all you can drink. Face masks required.

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: J. Robert Miller (Lonesome Days). Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

The Annie Booth Trio Sunday Series. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7-8:30 p.m. $15, seating is limited and reservations are required.

Live Stream: Tony Black Summit Presented by El Chalputec. Dazzle and El Chalputec, stream with YouTube, Facebook Live and virtually. 8-9 p.m. Free.

 

Sports

Denver Pride Virtual 5k Race. Denver Pride, register online and run (or walk) on your own. Anytime $35-40.

Virtual Big Gay 5k Colorado. One Colorado, register online and run (or walk) on your own. Anytime. $30.

Thanks for reading another Denverite story

Looks like you’re the type of person who reads to the ends of articles! Well, true believer, you might really like our morning newsletter. It’s quick, free and gets you up to speed on the important and delightful things happening right here in Denver. Does Denverite help you feel more connected to what’s up in your area? Do you want to be a part of it?

Member donations are critical to our continued existence and growth.

Weird times

Denverite is powered by you. In these weird times, the local vigilance, the local context, the local flavor — it’s powered through your donations. If you’d miss Denverite if it disappeared tomorrow, donate today.

You’re our superpower

Denverite supporters have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.

You’re our superpower

Denverite members have made the decision to financially support local journalism that matters to you. Ready to tell your networks why? Sharing our “About” page with your own personal comments could really help us out.