Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 31-Aug. 2

Goodbye, July. Hello, weekend. 

Charlie Blackmon on a snowy opening day at Coors Field, April 6, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Charlie Blackmon on a snowy opening day at Coors Field, April 6, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan

 

Happy end of July, Denver! Let’s welcome in August the right way by having some fun at home or out and about.

On Friday, the Colorado Rockies face the San Diego Padres, kicking off the first home game of the year. To protect the public and players, stadium tickets are not available, but you can still cheer on the Rockies and get your live sports fix by tuning in to the game on AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain or listening live at KOA 94.1 FM. 

This weekend, Su Teatro presents the 24th annual Chicano Music Festival. Catch celebrations of modern and traditional Chicano music with live-streamed music and a masquerade party. With in-person and streaming options, this year’s festival is accessible to all. 

Show some state pride with History Colorado by celebrating Colorado Day on Saturday. Learn about the Centennial State with free admission to the History Colorado Center, join a virtual birthday bash or try crafts and recipes at 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. 

Family Make and Take: Build a Fairy Garden. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. $12-15. 

Rhythm & Ritual: Music of the Ancient Americas. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6 p.m. $8. 

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 4-8:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission. 

Art with the Animals, Featuring Sipping N’ Painting Highland. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 4 and 6:30 p.m. $50. 

 

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. 

Derrick Stroup. Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $40 (2 seat table). 

 

Art, culture and media

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

Final Friday Art Walk. Dairy Art Block, 1800 Wazee St. 5-8 p.m. Free. 

Untitled: Creative Fusion at Home. Denver Art Museum, join with YouTube and Facebook Live. 7 p.m. Free. 

 

Eats and drinks

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

 

Music and nightlife

Happy Half Hour: Fiddle Quick: Looping Fiddle with Josie Quick. Denver Public Library, stream virtually. 5-5:30 p.m. Free, registration required. 

Swallow Hill Live: The Accidentals. Swallow Hill Music and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free. 

Chicano Roots Resistance Jam Session. Su Teatro, join virtually. 6:30 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 

The Ben Markley Trio Celebrates Black American Composers. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. and 8:30-9:45 p.m. $19. Reservations required. 

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

Sandra’s Friday Night Live@Dazzle Presents: Jacob Larson Band. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7-8:30 p.m. $20 cover with a $30 purchase minimum per person.  Reservations required.  

Bear & The Beasts. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover. 

Jazz Night. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 7-11 p.m. No cover. 

Dog City Disco. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $20-80 (GA, 2 and 4 seat tables available). 

 

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Watch on AT&T Sports Net Rocky Mountain and listen at KOA 805 AM/94.1 FM. 6:10 p.m.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Virtual Birthday Party with Betterish. History Colorado, join with Zoom. 9-10 a.m. Free, registration required. 

Family Make and Take: Build a Fairy Garden. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. $12-15. 

Colorado Day Free Museum Admission. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission. 

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

Rhythm & Ritual: Music of the Ancient Americas. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6 p.m. $8. 

The Art of the Brick. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 3-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission. 

Art with the Animals, Featuring Sipping N’ Painting Highland. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 4 p.m. $50. 

Friends Trivia Night. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 6:30-9 p.m. $40-50 (drinks and reservations for 5). 

 

Comedy and theater

Derrick Stroup. Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $40-70 (2 and 4 seat tables). 

 

Art, culture and media

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

Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks Black Orpheus, 1959. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free, registration required. 

 

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 DJ TTATO. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover. 

 

Music and nightlife

Kursk of Innamind Recordings. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 5-7 and 8-10 p.m. $40-80 (2 and 4 seat tables). 

sin7 & Friends. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 5-10 p.m. $40-80 (4, 5 and 8 seat tables). 

Swallow Hill Live: Jobi Riccio. Swallow Hill Music and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free. 

Brian Claxton Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. and 8:30-9:45 p.m. $19. Reservations required. 

Rastasaurus Plays Dead. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $40-80 (2 and 4 seat tables).  

Random Temple. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover. 

Summer Pachanga – MasCara Chicano Masquerade. Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr. and virtually. 7-9 p.m. $25 in person tickets, $20 suggested streaming donation. 

Motown Groove: Motown, Soul, Oldies, Funk & More. Motown Groove, join with TwitchTV. 7-9 p.m. Free. 

The Safe O’s Sound Series Presents: The Yawpers. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 and 9 p.m. $20. 

Silver and Smoke. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. $20-80 (GA, 2 and 4 seat tables available)

 

Sports

Miami Heat vs. Denver Nuggets. Watch on Altitude ESPN and listen at KKSE 92.5 FM/950 AM. 11 a.m. 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Family Make and Take: Build a Fairy Garden. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. $12-15. 

The John Denver Experience. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. 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. 

 

Comedy and theater

Comedy for the Community with Jerimiah Chinegwu. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 7:30-9:30 p.m. $15-30 (GA and 4 seat table). 

 

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. 

Brunch w/ DJ Polyphoni. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover. 

 

Music and nightlife

Mariachi Tardea. Su Teatro, join virtually. 1-2 p.m. $10 suggested donation. 

Swallow Hill Live: Sarah Christine. Swallow Hill Music and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free. 

SUCH. City Park Jazz and The Oriental Theater, stream with Facebook Live. 6-8 p.m. Free. 

The Dana Landry Trio. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. $15. Reservations required. 

 

Sports

St. Louis Blues vs. Colorado Avalanche. Watch with NHL.tv. 4:30 p.m. 

 

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