Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 3-5

Make some new traditions this weekend. 

The Glendale 4th of July fireworks show, July 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Glendale 4th of July fireworks show, July 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan

Happy Independence Day weekend, Denver. Even though Fourth of July this year won’t include watching fireworks in the park or a cookout filled with family and friends, there are still plenty of ways to celebrate, connect with others and make some new traditions.

On Friday and Saturday, join the Colorado Symphony for an Independence Day themed virtual concert and fundraiser. While learning what Yankee Doodle sounds like en concierto, you can support Denver local nonprofits and get in the Fourth of July spirit.

Or, head to one of Denver’s newly reopened museums this weekend. The History Colorado Center, the DAM, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of Nature and Science are all once again open to the public. For public health measures, you must reserve your ticket in advance, entry times are staggered and, of course, don’t forget your mask.

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$14. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 1-8:30 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Art, culture and media

Virtual First Friday Art Night. Art District on Santa Fe, join with Facebook Live. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Cultural First Friday – Frida Khalo’s Birthday. Museo De Las Americas, join virtually. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 12:30-3:15 p.m. Free-13$. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

 

Comedy and theater

1st Friday Comedy & Kink Comedy Show. Dangerous Theatre, 2620 W. 2nd Ave. 10-11:30 p.m. $30 table for 2. $45 table for 3. $60 table for 4.

 

Eats and drinks

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

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: Zack Heckendorf. Swallow Hill Live, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Lost City Live: An Independent Music Recovery Showcase. Lost City Denver, 3459 Ringsby Ct. 6:30-10 p.m. $50-200. Limited capacity.

The Ben Markley Trio Celebrates Black American Composers. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. and 9-10:15 p.m. $19.

Independence Eve Virtual Concert & Fundraiser. Colorado Symphony and Denver7, stream with Denver 7 at 7 p.m. and with YouTube at 8 p.m. Free.

Gonzalo Teppa Quintet. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 7-8:30 p.m. $10-20.

B-Side Music Fridays with Wildermiss. MCA Denver and Indie 102.3, stream with Facebook Live. 7 p.m. Free.

FREE Party ft. Fred Fancy. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. Free, first come first serve. Limited capacity.

 

Exercise and sports

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

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$14. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 11 a.m.-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Art, culture and media

 

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 10:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Free-13$. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

 

Eats and drinks

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

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: Christine Lavin. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Independence Eve Virtual Concert & Fundraiser. The Colorado Symphony and Denver 7, stream with YouTube. 7 p.m. Free.

Motown Groove Sat 4th of July Party Livestream. Motown Groove, join with TwitchTV. 7-9 p.m. Free.

 

Exercise and sports

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

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$14. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 10 a.m.-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Art, culture and media

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  Free-13$. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

 

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.

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: Dylan McCarthy Band. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

 

Exercise and sports

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

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