Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 10-12

Have fun at home and out in the city. 

Spencer Higbee rides Ruby Hill Park's terrain course. June 23, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Spencer Higbee rides Ruby Hill Park's terrain course. June 23, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan

 

Hi, Denver, how’s your week been? Hopefully last weekend’s Fourth of July was all kinds of socially distant fun, but if you’re feeling wiped, you are not alone. Take it easy this weekend, or don’t. There’s stuff happening in person and on the interwebs for everyone.

Stay in and learn some summer recipes on Saturday with In the Kitchen with Monica Kadillak, put together by the Denver Public Library. With fresh veggies and healthy eats, your body might consider forgiving you for the unholy amount of hotdogs and beer you had last weekend.

If you’ve been missing pre-COVID concerts and want to show some love to local venues, head to the Larimer Lounge. The music venue, which also offers in-person dining, has reopened and will have shows every day this weekend. With health precautions in place, be sure to make a reservation ahead of time, and don’t forget your mask. If you’re not comfortable with in-person concerts just yet, join Swallow Hill Music for an all-too-modern Old Fashioned Hootenanny via Zoom. Follow the hoot leader to learn new songs, sing old songs and have a raucous good time from your home.

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-4 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.-8:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Virtual Lasers and Feelings for Teens. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 4:30-6 p.m. Free, registration required.

 

Comedy and theater

The Clocktower Cabaret Comeback Special. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $35. No late seating, masks required.

Steve Gillespie. Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 8-9:30 p.m. $18-20.

2nd Friday Wheel of Doom Comedy Show. Dangerous Theatre, 2620 W. 2nd Ave. #1. 10-11:30 p.m. $30 table for 2, $45 table for 3.

 

Art, culture and media

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 11:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

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

Virtual Cinema. Denver Film, stream virtually. Anytime. $8-13.

 

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

Some Sunny Day ft. Flamingos, Poldoore, Pure Colors. River Beats Colorado, join with Facebook Live and TwitchTV. 3 p.m. Free.

Swallow Hill Live: Alex Rhodes. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

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. Reservations and masks required.

Old-Fashioned Hootenanny…on Zoom! Swallow Hill Music, join with Zoom. 7 p.m. $3 suggested donation. Registration required.

2B3 Trio. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 7-8:30 p.m. $10-20, with a $30 per person minimum for food. Reservations and masks required.

Specific Ocean. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8:30 p.m. $20-80 (2 seat and 4 seat tables). Masks required.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9:20 a.m.-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$14. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

No Pink Tea: Mrs. Brown and the Right to Vote. Molly Brown House Museum, join with Zoom. 1:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

 

Comedy and theater

SIC Sense Sketch Comedy Show 20v1. Dangerous Theatre, 2620 W. 2nd Ave. #1. 7-8:15 p.m. $30 table for 2, $45 table for 3.

The Clocktower Cabaret Comeback Special. The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $40. No late seating, masks required.

Steve Gillespie. Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 8-9:30 p.m. $18-20.

 

Art, culture and media

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 11:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks 8 ½, 1963. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

Virtual Cinema. Denver Film, stream virtually. Anytime. $8-13.

 

Eats and drinks

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

In the Kitchen with Monica Kadillak: Simple Summer Suppers. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 11 a.m.-noon. Free, registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Alejandro Castaño Quartet – Boogaloos and Vintage Jazz Funk. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. and 9-10:15 p.m. $19. Reservations and masks required.

Swallow Hill Live: Catie Curtis. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

ALIVE from Knew Conscious ft. Spectacle with Trent Campbell. Knew Conscious, stream with Facebook Live, YouTube and TwitchTV. 7-11 p.m. Free.

Motown Groove 9yr Anniversary with host Aka Miggy Camacho. Motown Groove, join with TwitchTV. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Matt Rouch & The Noise Upstairs. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $20, bar stools and entry for two, $80 table for four. Masks required.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9:10 a.m.-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$14. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

 

Art, culture and media

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 10:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Virtual Cinema. Denver Film, stream virtually. Anytime. $8-13.

 

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

Abear Brothers Acoustic Looping Duet at the Grateful Gnome. The Grateful Gnome Sandwich Shop & Brewery, 4369 Stuart St. 3-6 p.m. No cover. Limited capacity.

Swallow Hill Live: Ellis Paul. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Dawn Clement Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. $12. Reservations and masks required.

Zach Heckendorf. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $20, bar stools and entry for two, $80 table for four. Masks required.

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