Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 14-16

Get out or stay in, have fun either way! 

Diana Smith holds carrots she bought from the Denver Botanic Gardens' farm stand, set up at the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center in Montbello, July 6, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Diana Smith holds carrots she bought from the Denver Botanic Gardens' farm stand, set up at the Arie P. Taylor Municipal Center in Montbello, July 6, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan

 

If summer hasn’t felt like summer without a day at Red Rocks, I’ve got good news! The park and amphitheatre is open with drive-in movies and fitness events happening throughout the weekend. Or, get your outdoors fix in the city with Dancin’ on the Lawn by Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. On Saturday, enjoy the summer night and learn some new moves all while at a safe distance from others.

Or, join Denver Film and Itchy-O for an interactive and high energy drive-in concert. On Friday and Saturday, park your car at the Mission Ballroom and be immersed in the performance and music. If you’re in the mood for something more low-key, stay home and stream the Ned Garthe Explosion at noon on Friday as they perform from the roof of MCA Denver. Or, check out live-streamed concerts by Colorado artists at six every night this weekend on Swallow Hill Music’s Facebook page.

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. $17 and up.

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

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

Dogs! A Science Tail. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 3-8 p.m. $20-27. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Comedy and theater

Josh Blue. South at The Landmark, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village and virtually. 7:15 p.m. $27.50 in person and $12.50 live-stream.

Christie Buchele – Live. The Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 8-10 p.m. $40-70 (2 and 4 seat tables).

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

 

Art, culture and media

Nari Ward: We The People. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

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.

Film On The Rocks Drive-In: Straight Outta Compton. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7:30 p.m. $60 per car.

 

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

B-Side Music Fridays: Ned Garthe Explosion. MCA Denver and Indie 102.3, stream with Facebook Live. Noon. Free.

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

8/14 – Lost City Live – American Field Day; Nina de Fritas. Lost City Denver, 3459 Ringsby Ct. 6:30-10 p.m. $25-200 (1-, 2-, 4-seat tables and VIP tables).

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.

Ron Ivory Band. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7-9 p.m. $20 with a $20 per person purchase. Reservations required.

High Country Hustle. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. $80-120 (4- and 6-seat tables).

Jazz Night. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

Suspicious Stew. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

Itchy-O Sypherlot: Drive In Radio Bath. Mission Ballroom Parking Lot, 4242 Wynkoop St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $100-125 per car.

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

 

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors. Watch on Altitude listen at KKSE 92.5 FM/950 AM. 11:30 a.m. 

Arizona Coyotes vs. Colorado Avalanche. Watch on Altitude Sports. Noon. 

Rangers @ Rockies. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM listen at KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM. 6:40 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Dogs! A Science Tail. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $20-27. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Quarantine 15 Challenge. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy. 10 a.m. $17.

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.

Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. $38 and up.

Dancin’ on the Lawn: Chris Pagers teaching Modern. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave. W. 7-8 p.m. $10, advanced registration required.

 

Comedy and theater

Comedy Outdoor Concert Series with Al Jackson. Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $50 (4-seat table).

Josh Blue. South at The Landmark, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village and virtually. 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. $27.50 in person and $12.50 live-stream.

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Claire Voyant Dominatricks (A Comedy Magic Show). The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $25-50.

Nancy Norton – Live in RiNo. The Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $40-70 (2- and 4-seat tables).

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

 

Art, culture and media

Nari Ward: We The People. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$10. 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.

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

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

 

Music and nightlife

DMVU. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 4:30-7 p.m. and 8-10 p.m. $120-320 (4-, 6- and 8-seat table).

Locals in the Lounge. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 5-10 p.m. $$20-80 (2-, 4- and 8-seat table).

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

Cruz Control. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

Lola Rising. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $40-80 (2- and 4-seat tables).

Itchy-O Sypherlot: Drive In Radio Bath. Mission Ballroom Parking Lot, 4242 Wynkoop St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $100 per car.

 

Sports

Rangers @ Rockies. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM listen at KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM. 6:10 p.m. 

Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes. Watch on Altitude Sports. 1 p.m. 

 

Sunday 

 

Just for fun

Dogs! A Science Tail. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $20-27. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

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

Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. $35 and up.

 

Comedy and theater

Hype Man: Presented by the Black Actors Guild. The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora and virtually. 6 p.m. $40-65 in person and $20 live-stream.

Rachét Drag Show. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7-9 p.m. $15.

 

Art, culture and media

Nari Ward: We The People. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Noon-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.

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.

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

 

Music and nightlife

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

Spherio Plays Monk. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. $12. Reservations required.

 

Sports

Rangers @ Rockies. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM listen at KOA 850 AM/94.1 FM. 1:10 p.m. 

 

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