Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 11 – 13

Let’s do stuff.

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Clara Geoghegan, for Denverite

The Sunnyside Music Festival returns this year with a few pandemic-friendly tweaks. Keep an eye out for pedi-cabs carrying live musicians along 44th Avenue between Tejon and Federal, allowing folks to enjoy live music from a safe distance. You can catch the rest of the lineup broadcast from Indie 102.3 FM and get in the festival spirit by purchasing a Nest Box complete with merch, libations and local eats.

Or, join the Denver Art Museum (virtually) for the 31st Annual DAM Friendship Powwow. The powwow brings together dancers from across the United States and will feature a virtual crafts marketplace and a class for making American Indian cuisine.

Catch some low-key vibes, barbeque and live music at the Larimer Lounge on Sunday. With free, first-come first-sat admission, the 128 Collective’s Family Dinner might be the perfect way to close out your weekend and while being wallet-friendly.

Friday

Just for fun

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.

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.

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. $40-65 in person and $20 live-stream.

Art, culture and media

Nari Ward: We The People. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$1o. 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: Selena. 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

Happy Half Hour: Lady Gang. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 5-5:30 p.m. Free, registration required.

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

The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-8 p.m. and 9-10:30 p.m. $19, reservations required.

Milquetoast & Co. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $40-120 (2, 4 and 6 seat tables).

Thumpin’ 6. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 7 p.m. $20.

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

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Stone Beat (A Beatles and Stone Tribute). The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10-15.

Sports

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

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.

Cleo Parker Robinson Outdoor Academy – All Levels. Cleo Parker Robinson Academy, 119 Park Ave. W. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15. Advanced registration required.

Horseshoe Mini Market. Berkeley Chapel parking lot, 4345 W. 46th Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required for staggered admission.

Family Make and Take: Build a Fairy Garden. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. $12-15.

31st Annual Denver Art Museum (Virtual) Friendship Powwow. Denver Art Museum, join with Facebook Live and YouTube. 11 a.m. Free.

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.

Cruisin’ Tennyson – Car Parade & Scavenger Hunt. Historic Elitch Theatre, 4655 W. 37th Pl. 2-4 p.m. Free, registration required.

Flock Party. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5-9 p.m. $175. Includes food, drinks and entertainment.

Comedy and theater

Movie & A Show! Berkeley Chapel Drive-In & Handsome Little Devils. Berkeley Chapel, 4345 W. 46th Ave. 5:30 p.m. $50 per car.

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.-5 p.m. Free-$1o. Advanced tickets required for staggered admission.

Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw Talks “Millennium Actress,” 2001. Denver Public Library, join virtually. 11:30 a.m. Free, registration required.

Arturo Gómez Número 67. Dazzle, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30-8 p.m. and 6:45-11 p.m.  $20 and $10.

The O’s Safe Sound Series Presents: Reno Divorce. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $8-12.

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, 35oo 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

Sunnyside Music Fest in Your Nest 2020! Sunnyside Music Fest, listen on Indie 102.3 FM. Watch live along 44th Ave. between Federal and Tejon. 3-7 p.m. Free.

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

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

Many Mountains. Broadway Roxy, 554 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

Sports

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

Real Salt Lake vs. Colorado Rapids. 7:30 p.m. Watch on MLS Live and Altitude TV.

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.

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.

Virtual Women’s Suffrage Walking Tour. History Colorado, join virtually. 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. $9.

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-$1o. 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. 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/ DJ Polyphoni. Broadway Roxy, 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-$80.

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

Mike Marlier Trio: Can’t Stop – Won’t Stop. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 6:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. $19, reservations required.

Sports

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

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