Things to do in Denver this weekend without spreading the coronavirus, Jan. 15-17

Geeks Who Drink, a tribute to Anthony Bourdain, Denver Botanic Gardens.

Horticulturalist Mario Bertelmann at work in the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Horticulturalist Mario Bertelmann at work in the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Calling all “Sex and the City” fans. Join Geeks Who Drink for virtual trivia about the show and movie Friday night.

If reading more is one of your resolutions for 2021, consider joining James Mistich, author of “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die,” for a battle of the books. A champion will be crowned by you, the audience, on Saturday.

On Sunday, gather your family in the kitchen for The Seasoned Chef’s Sunday Supper Series. This week you’ll pay tribute to famous chef Anthony Bourdain by making Cuban-style lobster, Bourdain’s mushroom soup, and more.

Read on for more virtual events taking place this weekend!

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Denver Audio Tours. Denver Architecture Foundation, online. Anytime. Free.

Gardens Navigator. Anywhere. Anytime. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Steaming: Drunk Storytime. Dangerous Theatre, online. Anytime. $10-25.

That’s Not Ketchup: Role Play Gone Wrong. Dangerous Theatre, online. Anytime. $10-25.

Virtually Jewish. JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center and Neustadt JAAMM Festival, online. Anytime. $18.

 

Art, culture and media

Cellar Tour of Louis Dupuy’s Hotel de Paris. Hotel de Paris Museum, online. Anytime. Free.

Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

Die Puppenfee (The Fairy Doll). Centennial State Ballet, online. Anytime. $30-40.

History Colorado Online Exhibits. Anywhere. Anytime. Free.

Online Collection, Virtual Tours, Museum Web Quest. Denver Art Museum, online. Anytime. Free.

R.L. Maizes-Other People’s Pets: A Novel. JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Canter, online. Anytime. $12.

Senga Nengudi: Topologies. Denver Art Museum, YouTube. Anytime. Free.

Sie FilmCenter Virtual Cinema. Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Anytime. $13.

“Y/Our Denver” Online Photo Exhibit. Denver Architecture Foundation and Colorado Photographic Arts Center, online. Anytime. Free.

Eats and drinks

Virtual Cocktail Classes. Colorado Cork and Keg, online. Anytime. $5-44.

Cooking on Demand. Anywhere. Anytime. $35.

Make Cocktails and Non-Alcoholic Drinks. Apartment Bartender, online. Anytime. Free, materials not included.

 

Music and nightlife

Acoustic on the Rocks: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Colorado Symphony, online. Anytime. $10.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Virtual Distance Challenge. Colorado Brewery Running Series, anywhere. Anytime. $30-135.

 

Friday 

Just for fun

In-depth Interview with Cervi Rodeo. National Western Stock Show, YouTube. 9 a.m.  Free.

Virtual Storytime. Douglas County Libraries, Zoom. 10:30-11 a.m. Free.

Virtual All Ages Storytime. Denver Public Library, YouTube. 11-11:30 a.m. Free.

Theme Quiz: Sex and the City. Geeks Who Drink, online. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $5.99.

Online: Colorado Life. Canvas and Cocktails in Centennial, Zoom. 6:30 p.m. $15 plus materials.

 

Art, culture and media

Art of Smartphone Photography. Denver Botanic Gardens, Zoom. 9 a.m.-noon. $31-36. Advanced registration required.

Upon Closer Reflection. Walker Fine Art, online. 5-9 p.m. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Online Class: Simply Legume Lovers. The Seasoned Chef, Zoom. Noon-1:30 p.m. $35. Advanced registration required.

Online Class: Hand-rolled Sushi. Anywhere. 6 p.m. $25.

 

Music and nightlife

Crystaleyez & Scotty Brown Live. The Venue and Shootin’ DICE Studios, online. 7 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Virtual Yoga and Self Massage with Laura. Online. 10-11 a.m. Free.

 

Saturday

Just for fun

Kids Special: Riding & Roping. National Western Stock Show, online. 9-10 a.m. Free.

Nature Writing. Denver Botanic Gardens and Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Zoom. 9 a.m. $20.

Online: Starry Sunflowers. Canvas and Cocktails in Centennial, Zoom. 10 a.m. $15 plus materials.

On the Vise 2021. Montrose Anglers, YouTube. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

Virtual Little University: Let’s Dance Concert with the Itty Dittys. Denver Public Library, online. 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

French Story Time. French American School of Denver, Zoom. 11-11:30 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Sunday Afternoon at the Legacy Building (an update on the World Headquarters). National Western Stock Show, online. 2 p.m. Free.

Battle of the Books with Author James Mustich. Denver Public Library, Zoom. 5-6 p.m. Advanced registration required.

Online: Violet Dusk. Canvas and Cocktails in Centennial, Zoom. 6:30 p.m. $15 plus materials.

 

Comedy and theater

On The Spot. Bovine Metropolis, online. 7:30 p.m. $5.

 

Art, culture and media

The Garden through Hokusai’s Lens. Denver Botanic Gardens, online. 9 a.m.-noon. $60-70.

Upon Closer Reflection. Walker Fine Art, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Virtual Baking Camp for Kids Ages 9-17 -French Macarons. The Good Food Project, online. 10-11:30 a.m. $25.

Online Class: Perfect Pasta and Gnocchi. The Seasoned Chef, Zoom. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $35. Advanced registration required.

Virtual French Macaron Class. The Good Food Project, Zoom. 1-3:30 p.m. $59.

 

Music and nightlife

Dance Dance Resolution. Secret Dance Addiction, online. 6-9 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

David Wilcox’s All Request West Livestream. Swallow Hill Music, online. 8 p.m. $5-250. Advanced registration required.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

Online: Colorado River. Canvas and Cocktails in Centennial, Zoom. 10 a.m. $15 plus materials.

Online: Fairytale Castle. Canvas and Cocktails in Centennial, Zoom. 2 p.m. $15 plus materials.

 

Comedy and theater

The Lives of Others with John Anzalone. Denver Cinema Club, Zoom. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

ApocaLips Comedy Show (Virtual Event). Zoom. 7-8 p.m. $10-25.

 

Art, culture and media

Upon Closer Reflection. Walker Fine Art, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Virtual Sourdough 101 Workshop. The Good Food Project, online. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $99.

Drag Bingo Brunch. Milk Market, Zoom. Noon. Free. No cover.

Online Class: Sunday Supper Series — A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain. The Seasoned Chef, Zoom. 5-6:30 p.m. $40. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Jon Richardson’s Virtual Piano Bar. Aspen Gay Ski Week, Facebook Live and YouTube. 6-7 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Brewery Boot Camp – Bruz Beers. Brewery Boot Camp, Zoom. 11 a.m.-noon. $5. Advanced registration required.

Virtual Yoga and Self Massage with Laura. Online. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Denver Nuggets vs. Philadelphia 76ers. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. 6 p.m. Watch on Altitude or listen at KKSE 92.5 FM.

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