Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 28-30

Stay in, get out, let loose.

Humans move around the edge of Sloan's Lake. Aug. 20, 2020.

Humans move around the edge of Sloan's Lake. Aug. 20, 2020.

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By Clara Geoghegan

 

If you’re in the mood to learn something new this weekend, join Denver film critic Walter Chaw for a Saturday matinee and virtual discussion of The 1940 classic “His Girl Friday.” Or, have a socially distant, citywide adventure to learn about democracy with History Colorado. Part mystery and part part scavenger hunt, the quest to find “The Lost Book of Astrid Lee” kicks off this this weekend.

Stay home for happy hour on Friday and stream a mini concert by Denver musician Midwife, organized by the Denver Public Library. Or, head out for a socially distanced comedy show at Comedy Works Denver and the Denver Comedy Lounge this weekend.

 

Friday

Just for fun

 

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. $32-75, $17 and $17.

The Lost Book of Astrid Lee. History Colorado Center, 1200 N. Broadway. Dossier pickup noon-3 p.m., complete this week’s adventure on your own until Sep. 3. Free, registration required.

La Misión: Made of Earth and Spirit. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6 p.m. $8. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

Dogs! A Science Tail. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $20-27. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

 

Comedy and theater

John Heffron. South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place Greenwood Village and streaming. 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. $33 in person, $13 streaming.

Best of Denver Stand-Up Showcase. Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $30-55 (2 and 4 seat tables).

AJ Finney – Outdoor Show. Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 8:30 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. 7:30-10 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.

Friday Naturalization Drawing Table @ The Museum. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Free-$10.

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

Cleo Parker Robinson Presents Out of the Box. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, stream virtually. Ends 8/28 at midnight. $10.

 

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: The Grand Alliance. MCA Denver and Indie 102.3, stream with Facebook Live. Noon. Free.

Happy Half Hour: Midwife. Denver Public Library, stream with Zoom. 5-5:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

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

Taylor Clay Quartet Honors Cole Porter. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. $19, reservations required.

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

A Letter from Heaven to America from Emmet Till by Donnie Betts. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St and streaming with Facebook, TwitchTV, YouTube and digitally. 7-8:30 p.m. $20 in person, reservations required. $10 streaming suggested donation

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Glory Days A Bruce Springsteen Tribute. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $12.

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

 

Sports

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

Colorado Avalanche vs. Dallas Stars. 8 p.m. Watch on Altitude Sports.

 

Saturday

Just for fun

Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. $37-60 and $37-75.

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.

La Misión: Made of Earth and Spirit. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-5 p.m. $8. Advanced tickets required for staggered general admission.

 

Comedy and theater

John Heffron. South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place Greenwood Village and streaming. 6:45 p.m. and 9 p.m. $33 in person, $13 streaming.

AJ Finney – Outdoor Show. Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 7 p.m. and 8:30 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. 7:30-10 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.

Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks His Girl Friday, 1940. 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 Ave. 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 with Pleasurewave. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

The Michael Hornbuckle Band. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 1:30-4:30 p.m. $20.

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

Derek Banach Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. $19, reservations required.

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

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

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Still The Same “A Bob Seger Tribute.” The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30-8:30 p.m. $12-15.

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Sisters Of The Moon A Stevie Nicks Tribute. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

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

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

 

Sunday

Just for fun

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. $38-60, $39-75 and $30-85.

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.

 

Comedy and theater

Hype Man: Presented by the Black Actors Guild. The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora and virtually. 3:30-6 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.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Summer Film Series: Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 8-10 p.m. No cover.

 

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. The Green, 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.

Brunch w/ Bindle (DJ Set). Roxy Broadway, 554 S. Broadway. Noon-2 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

128 Collective Family Dinner. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 4 p.m. Free, first come first sat.

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

The Heath Walton Band. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. $15, reservations required.

 

Sports

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

 

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