Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 7-9

Theater, comedy and a socially distant parade!

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

 

This weekend, reconnect with the community, check out some local theater, or catch an in person or live-streamed concert.

Connect with your fellow Denverites (while at a physically safe distance) with Denver Days Re-Imagined. The series of mini-parades, happening every night this weekend, features local artists and musicians and celebrates the unique cultures of each of Denver’s 11 council districts. Find out your local parade route and say “hi” to some of your neighbors.

If you’ve been missing live theater, check out “Hype Man,” presented by The Black Actors Guild. The play, which premieres on Friday, offers in-person and live-streamed performances every night this weekend. Or, if you’re in the mood for some humor, catch one of the many socially distant stand up-comedy sets happening around town this weekend.

 

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.

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. Noon-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 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $50.

Denver Days 2020, Re-Imagined. City and County of Denver, parade routes in every district. 6-8 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Hype Man: Presented by the Black Actors Guild. The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora and virtually. 7:30-10 p.m. $20 virtual admission, $40-65 in person admission.

Zac Mass at Denver Comedy Lounge. The Denver Comedy Lounge, 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. 11:15 a.m.-3:55 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

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

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

Tom Amend Organ Trio Project. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:45 p.m. and 8:30-9:45 p.m. $19. Reservations required.

Sandra’s Live@Dazzle Presents: PG6IX Tribute to Stevie Wonder. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7-8:30 p.m. $20.

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

Roger Green. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

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

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Sack. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10.

 

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz. Watch on Altitude TNT and listen at KKSE 92.5 FM/950 AM. 1:30 p.m. 

Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM and listen at KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM. 7:40 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

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-5 p.m. $8.

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

48 Hours Virtual Summit. RedLine Contemporary Art Center and We Are Denver, stream with Facebook Live, YouTube and virtually. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

August 8th Horseshoe Mini Market! Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market, 4345 W. 46th Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No cover.

Susan B. Anthony Whistle Stop Tour of Colorado. Center for Colorado Women’s History, join with Zoom. 1:30-2:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

2020 Virtual Obon Festival. Japanese Arts Network, join with Zoom and YouTube. 6 p.m. Free, registration required.

Denver Days 2020, Re-Imagined. City and County of Denver, parade routes in every district. 6-8 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Hype Man: Presented by the Black Actors Guild. The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora and virtually. 7:30-10 p.m. $20 virtual admission, $40-65 in person admission.

Comedy Outdoor Concert Series with Adam Cayton-Holland. Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $10-30 and $15-50 (GA and 4 seat table).

Zac Mass at Denver Comedy Lounge. The Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $40-70 (2 and 4 seat tables).

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Night. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 8-11 p.m. No cover.

 

Art, culture and media

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 11:45 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. 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 w/ KDJ Above. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Patio Sessions: DropTalk, Quite Possibly (lo-fi), Wav-e, BassTEK, & The Realist. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 2-6 p.m. $60-120 (4, 6 and 8 seat tables).

Swallow Hill Live: Bret Billings, Greg Schochet & Halden Woffford. Swallow Hill Music and 105.5 The Colorado Sound, stream with Facebook Live. 6 p.m. Free.

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

Project Ossia. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

NaturalTango Quartet. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 8-11:30 p.m. $15.

 

Sports

Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM and listen at KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM. 7:10 p.m. 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

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. 10:20 a.m.-4:20 p.m. $13-18. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Denver Days 2020, Re-Imagined. City and County of Denver, parade routes in every district. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Talking About Art: #MuseumsAreNotNeutral. Museo de las Americas, join with Zoom. 3-4 p.m. $5.

 

Comedy and theater

Comedy Night at Dazzle. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7-8:30 p.m. $15 with a minimum $20 purchase per person. Reservations required.

Hype Man: Presented by the Black Actors Guild. The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora and virtually. 7:30-10 p.m. $20 virtual admission, $40-65 in person admission.

Comedy for the Community with Nolawee Mengist. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 7:30-9 p.m. $15-35 (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

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

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

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

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

90’s Brunch! Millers & Rossi Speakeasy, 3542 Walnut St. Noon-5 p.m. $40.

 

Music and nightlife

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

The Dru Heller Quartet: Mountain Standard Time. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. $15. Reservations required.

 

Sports

Colorado Rockies @ Seattle Mariners. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM and listen at KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM. 2:10 p.m. 

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