Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 23-25

In-person events are roaring back — with a vengeance.

Sylvan Esso plays Red Rocks, July 18, 2018. (Courtesy Kevin J. Beaty)

Sylvan Esso plays Red Rocks, July 18, 2018. (Courtesy Kevin J. Beaty)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Who’s hungry? Denver Restaurant Week is taking place April 23-May 2 at various locations around the metro area. Find a list of participating restaurants here, with several offering dine-in and to-go options.

If food isn’t your fancy, there’s plenty of live music this weekend with concerts taking place at Red Rocks Amphitheater and Lost City RiNo.

Happy weekend, Denver!

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

 

Friday 

Just for Fun

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

 

Comedy and theater

*Best of Denver Stand-Up Showcase. Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer St. 6:50 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.-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.

Beer! A Love Story. Online. Anytime. $9.99-$24.99.

 

 

Eats and drinks

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

 

Music and nightlife

*Live Music with Danny Fantastic. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

*Lost City Live: The River Arkansas with Claire Heywood. Lost City RiNo Patio, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25-200.

*Lotus. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $45-69.50. Advanced registration required.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or listen at KOA 850 AM or KNRV 1150. 6:40 p.m. Starting at $18.

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors. Watch on ESPN or listen at KKSE 92.5 FM. 8 p.m.

 

Saturday

Just for fun

Colorado Springs Polar Plunge & 5K. Special Olympics Colorado at UCHealth Park, 4385 Tutt Blvd., Colorado Springs, or Facebook and Instagram. 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. (in-person), anytime (online). $45-120.

Virtual Molly Brown House Tour. Online. 9-10 a.m. $12.

*LoDo Walking Tour. Historic Denver, throughout LoDo. 1:30-3 p.m. $18. Advanced registration required.

 

Comedy and theater

Gala Performance: Coppélia. Online. 2 p.m. $50-250. Advanced registration required.

*Denver’s Savage 420 Comedy Fest. DeadRoom Comedy and Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 2:30-6 p.m. Free.

 

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: Fairytale Castle. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 2 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

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

Beer! A Love Story. Online. Anytime. $9.99-$24.99.

 

Eats and drinks

*Boulder Market. Boulder County Farmers’ Market, along 13 Street between Arapahoe Avenue and Canyon Boulevard, Boulder. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

*Longmont Market. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

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

*Whiskey Society: Garrison Brothers Whiskey & BBQ. Seven Grand, 1855 Blake St. 1-3 p.m. $45.

 

Music and nightlife

*Roots Music Project. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Pl. 1:30-3 p.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. Free. Reservations are encouraged.

*Live Music with Andy Babb & Lara Elle Music. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

*Hollywood to Boulder: A String Quartet in Film. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 6 p.m. $65-74.25. Advanced registration required.

*Lost City Live: The River Arkansas with Hunter Burnette. Lost City RiNo Patio, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $25-200.

*3 Hole Punch. Moe’s Original BBQ, 3295 S Broadway, Englewood. 7-8:30 p.m. $20-70.

*Lotus. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $45-69.50. Advanced registration required.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues. Watch on NBC. 1 p.m.

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or listen at KOA 850 AM or KNRV 1150. 6:10 p.m. Starting at $18.

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets. Watch on Altitude or listen at KKSE 92.5 FM. 8 p.m.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

*Sundays on Santa Fe. Art District on Santa Fe, various addresses on Santa Fe Drive. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Gala Performance: Coppélia. Online. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. $50-250. Advanced registration required.

*Denver’s Savage 420 Comedy Fest. DeadRoom Comedy and Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 2:30-6 p.m. Free.

*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

*Día del Niño 2021. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*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.

*Sunday Funday! Open Paint. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. Noon-5 p.m. $25.

 

Eats and drinks

*Bubbles & Brunch. Cook Street, 43 W. 9th Ave. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $119.

*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

*Haiden Davis. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Pl. 2-3 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. No cover.

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

*Lotus. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $45-69.50. Advanced registration required.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. Philadelphia Phillies. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or listen at KOA 850 AM or KNRV 1150. 1:40 p.m. Starting at $18.

*Arthur Murry (Couples) Dance Class. Dairy Block and The Maven Hotel, 1800 Wazee St. 5-5:30 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

 

All weekend

Just for fun

*Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $11-15.

 

Art, culture and media

Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

Museum from Home. 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.-7 p.m. Free-$15.

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

Scream Screen Presents: Welcome to Amityville. Denver Film, online. Anytime. $20.

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

*Denver Restaurant Week. Various locations. Times vary. $25-45.

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

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