Things to do in Denver this weekend, Jul. 17-19

Summer staples and other ways to have fun. 

Jazz at City Park, June 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Jazz at City Park, June 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan

Festivals, concerts, sports games, putting deodorant on parts of your body that aren’t your armpits: many staple summer activities are looking very different this year. That said, folks across the city have been hard at work adapting events to be fun, safe and socially distant. Get your summer staples this weekend.

The Colorado Rapids face off against Sporting Kansas City as part of a pandemic special tournament for Major League Soccer. Show some Colorado pride by tuning in on ESPN or TSN Friday night.

On Saturday, put your Netflix binge watching expertise to good use with Tiger King Trivia at the The Monkey Barrel. With themed cocktails and prizes, there’s no better time to break out your cowboy boots and mullet.

Join Purnell Steen and the Jazz Machine on Sunday for the first ever virtual City Park Jazz. City Park Jazz might be virtual this year, but the laid back summer vibes are just getting started.

 

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. 12:30-8:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

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.

 

Art, culture and media

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 11:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Use the Space, Use it You Must. PlatteForum, 2400 Curtis St. Suite 100. Noon-3 p.m. Free, by appointment only.

Gracias party — online live performances. Museo de las Americas, join with Facebook Live. 6-7 p.m. Free, donations appreciated.

 

Eats and drinks

Sloan’s Lake Farm & Flea. Tap & Burger Sloan’s Lake, 1565 N. Raleigh St. Friday, 4-8 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: Bridger Dunnagan (Turkeyfoot). Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Mile High Summer Series: Chris Dimuke & Jack Yodder. Ironworks, 25 Larimer St. 6-10 p.m. No cover.

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 required.

B-Side Music Fridays with Ella Luna. MCA Denver, join on Indie 102.3 Facebook. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Maya Bennett. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

Mux Mool. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $20-80 (1 seat, 2 seats and 4 seats).

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

Sandra’s Friday Night Live @Dazzle Presents: Mary Louise Lee. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 7-8:30 p.m. $22 cover with a $30 purchase minimum per person. Reservations required.

Jazz Night: A Dining and Entertainment Experience. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 7-11 p.m. No cover.

Float Like a Buffalo. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $40 (2 seats).

 

Sports 

Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado Rapids. Colorado Rapids, watch on ESPN or TSN. 6 p.m.

 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Tiger King Themed Trivia Event and Costume Party. The Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 6:30-9 p.m. $40-50 (5 seat table).

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. 2:40-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Comedy and theater

Love in the Time of COVID-19 an Apocalypse Cabaret – Pop vs. Opera. Opera on Tap Colorado, join with Facebook Live. 7-8 p.m. Free.

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

Comedy for Action. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 9 p.m. $10-40 (GA and 4 seat table).

 

Art, culture and media

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

 

Eats and drinks

Cherry Creek Farmers Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 3000 E. 1st Ace. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover. Pre-order pickup available.

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

Saturday Drag Bingo Brunch. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. No cover.

Brunch with Pleasurewave. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Songs of Freedom. Civic Center Park, Colfax Ave. and Bannock St. 5-8 p.m. Free.

Swallow Hill Live: Carla Sciaky. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

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 required.

Duke Justice. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

High Country Hustle. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. $20-40 (1 seat and 2 seats).

Andy Sydow. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7:30 p.m. $20-80 (GA, 2 seat and 4 seat tables).

Ten Miles South. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $40-80 (2 seat and 4 seat tables).

 

Sunday

 

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.

Mayu Sanctuary Pop-up Market for Black Owned Businesses. Mayu Sanctuary, 1804 S. Pearl St. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 11:40 a.m.-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Comedy and theater

Rachét Drag Show. Dazzle @ Baur’s, 1512 Curtis St. 7-9 p.m. $15 cover with a $30 minimum purchase per person. Reservations required.

 

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.

 

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.

South Broadway Yacht Club Brunch. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Swallow Hill Live: Tim O’Brien with Jan Fabricius. Swallow Hill Music, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

Drive-In Concert: Hazel Miller. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Purnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine. The Oriental Theater and City Park Jazz, stream with Facebook Live. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Bob Bowman Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. $15. Reservations required.

 

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