Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 9-11

Salvado Dali, Itchy-O or dim sum, anyone?

An apricot tree in bloom at the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

An apricot tree in bloom at the Denver Botanic Gardens, April 7, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Spanish surrealist Salvado Dali comes to Denver this weekend — well, his work will, anyway — visiting the Denver Botanic Gardens for a new exhibit of lithographs highlighting his work. If that doesn’t get you going, maybe dim sum or Itchy-O will.

Have a good weekend, Denver!

Note: Events with an * are taking place in-person.

 

Friday 

Just for Fun

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $11-15.

 

Comedy and theater

Color Plates. Stories on Stage. Virtual. 7 p.m. $15.

*Vinnie Montez. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village. 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. $25. (Virtual also available.)

 

Art, culture and media

*Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

*Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $15-25.

*Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Jamie Carrejo: Waiting. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Keith Haring: Grace House Mural. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

 

 

Eats and drinks

*American Field Presents: Local AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 3-8 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or MLB Network. 2:35 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs. Watch on Altitude. Listen on 92.5 FM. 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks. 8 p.m. Watch on Altitude or ESPN+.

 

Saturday

Just for fun

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $11-15.

Spec Fest. Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Remote. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Comedy and theater

*Vinnie Montez. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village. 7 p.m. $25. (Virtual also available.)

 

Art, culture and media

*Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

*Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. Noon-8 p.m. $15-25.

In-Studio and Online: Seasons of Colorado. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 6:30 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

 

Eats and drinks

*American Field Presents: Local AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

*Live Music in Poka Lola Feat: Giles Ober. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or FS1. 2:05 p.m. 

Colorado Avalanche vs. Anaheim Ducks. Watch on Altitude. 4 p.m.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. $11-15.

Spec Fest. Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Remote. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Comedy and theater

*Sin-Day Comedy Standup. Denver Comedy Lounge and Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St. 6:45 p.m. $12.75-18.

 

Art, culture and media

*Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Jamie Carrejo: Waiting. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Keith Haring: Grace House Mural. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. Noon-6 p.m. $15-25.

*Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. Noon-6 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

In-Studio and Online: Starry Snoopy. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 2 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

In-Studio and Online: Serengeti Sunset. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 6:30 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

 

Eats and drinks

*American Field Presents: Local AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

*Dim Sum Sunday. Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St. Various times. $10 (goes toward tab).

 

Music and nightlife

Itchy-O: Noise Bath Series. Online. 6 p.m. $15.

 

Sports and fitness

*Denver Nuggets vs. Boston Celtics. Watch on Altitude or NBA TV, or listen at KKSE 92.5 FM. 1 p.m.

Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or FS1. 2:05 p.m. 

 

All weekend

Just for fun

XicanIndie FilmFest XXIII. Online. Screenings through April 18. Free.

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

 

Art, culture and media

BLACK. Curious Theatre Company, online. Anytime. $10.

Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

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

*Paris to Hollywood. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

*Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan. Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$15.

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, online. Anytime. $13.

*Translucent Reality. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Advanced registration recommended.

Until the Flood. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Cooking on Demand. The Seasoned Chef, online. Anytime. $35.

*Pop-Up: The Wizards Den. 435 W. Colfax Ave. Times vary. $30-46.53. Advanced registration required.

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