Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 25-27

Pride celebrations, a Unicorn Festival, a hot air balloon festival and more!

The crowd is showered by confetti in front of the State Capitol. Denver PrideFest, June 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The crowd is showered by confetti in front of the State Capitol. Denver PrideFest, June 18, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Weekend activities include a hot air balloon festival in Frederick and PRIDE celebrations, such as block parties, a virtual parade, and more. A Unicorn Festival is also taking place in Littleton featuring a dragon slide obstacle course, meet and greets and food trucks.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

Free Day. Mile High Flea Market, I-76 and 88th Avenue. 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission.

Night Bazaar: RiNo. 2424 Larimer St. 4-9 p.m. No cover.

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

 

Art, culture and media

Tension & Release. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

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

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

Loving You: Documenting Kia Lopez and Chella Man. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Times vary. Free. Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Pier Into the Night. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person).

 

 

Eats and drinks

Stanley Farm & Flea. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Couples Class: Bringing the Heat. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $170.

 

Music and nightlife

Lost City Live: Sarah Slaton with Brianna Straut Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

Widespread Panic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. $70.

The Jauntee. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $20.

Drag Nation – Awakening. ReelWorks Denver, 1399 35th St. 9 p.m. (doors open). $35.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or listen at KOA 850 AM. 2:10 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Metro Caring Pop-Up Market. Metro Caring, 1100 E. 18th Ave. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No cover.

Denver PRIDE Hub. The Center on Colfax, 1301 E. Colfax Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

Unicorn Festival. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. $25-$145.

PRIDE Weekend Celebrations. JCC Denver, 350 S. Dahlia St. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Night Bazaar: Sloan’s Lake. Sloan’s Lake, 1611 Raleigh St. 3-8 p.m. No cover.

*Coors Light Virtual Denver PRIDE Parade. Watch on Denver7, DenverPride.org, Facebook or YouTube. 10:35 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Denver Comedy Underground Show: Jordan Doll. Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 7-9:30 p.m. $10-35.

 

Art, culture and media

Loving You: Documenting Kia Lopez and Chella Man. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Times vary. Free. Advanced registration required.

Tension & Release. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

In-Studio and Online: Red, White & Blue Gnomes (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person).

Out There Art Fest. Globeville Riverfront Art Center, 888 E. 50th Ave. 3-9 p.m. Free.

In-Studio and Online: Rosebud Motel Painting & Trivia. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person).

 

Eats and drinks

City Park Farmers Market. Denver East High School, 1600 City Park Esplanade. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Union Station Farmers Market. 1701 Wynkoop Plaza. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

University Hills Summer Farmers Market. University Hills Plaza, 2500 S. Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Colorado Fresh Markets – Cherry Creek. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Avenue and University Boulevard. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Picnic on the Wildside. Central Park’s North End, Dallas Street and East 61st Avenue. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Sultry Summer Pies. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $75.

The Brew Hut’s 26th Anniversary Party. The Brew Hut, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Culinary Date Night: France. Cook Street, 43 W. 9th Ave. 6-9:30 p.m. $119. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Poor Moxi/Ryan Soriano. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 2 p.m. (doors open). $10.

Waking Up the Summer Dance Party. Secret Dance Addiction and Awake, 2240 Clay St. 6-8 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Lost City Live: Heavy Diamond Ring with Jess Parsons. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

The Jauntee. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $20.

Daddy Ersin Presents RAM. Tracks Denver, 3500 Walnut St. 8 p.m. (doors open). $15.

Widespread Panic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. $70.

Live Music: DJ Knect. Poka Lola, 1850 Wazee St. 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover.

128 Productions Family Reunion/ Oasis After Party. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. (doors open). $10-100.

 

Sports and fitness

Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m. $17.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or listen at KOA 850 AM. 2:10 p.m. 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Corgis and Friends Take Over Denver. Paws All in the City and The Great Lawn Park, 101 Yosemite St. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $7. Advanced registration required.

Unicorn Festival. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $25-$145.

Denver PRIDE Hub. The Center on Colfax, 1301 E. Colfax Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

PRIDE Weekend Celebrations. JCC Denver, 350 S. Dahlia St. 1-5 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Denver Comedy Underground Show: Chris Bryant and Mike Merrill. Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10-35.

 

Art, culture and media

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

In-Studio and Online: Colorado Welcome Sign Wood Panel Class. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $47 (in-person).

 

Eats and drinks

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. South Pearl Street between Iowa Avenue and Arkansas Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

People + Produce: A Farmers Market Series. TheBigWonderful, 6785 E. Chenango Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Highlands Farmers Market. Highlands Square, W. 32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-3 p.m. 

 

Music and nightlife

Spinphony. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Sturtz/Megan Burtt. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 2 p.m. (doors open). $10.

Bluegrass Jams. Seedstock Brewery, 3600 W. Colfax Ave. 4-6 p.m. Free.

Business Cashmere. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 6 p.m. (doors open). $10-12.

Widespread Panic. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. $70.

Student Spotlight Series: JJ Mazza Quintet. The Muse, 200 E. South Boulder Rd., Lafayette. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $10.

 

Sports and fitness

Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m. $17.

Breckenridge Brewery 5K and Half Marathon. Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $35 (5K), $70 (half marathon).

Yoga with Puppies. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 9-10 a.m. $15.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or listen at KOA 850 AM. 12:10 p.m. 

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Frederick In Flight – Hot Air Balloon Festival. Centennial Park, 630 8th St., Frederick. 5 a.m.-noon (balloons lift around 6 a.m., weather permitting) and 5-9 p.m. (glow party on Saturday). No cover.

Blockwide PRIDE. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Times vary. Prices vary by event.

Glamp AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 3-8 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free.

*Amy Fish – I Wanted Fries With That. Online. Anytime. $12.

Denver Fringe (hybrid) Festival. Locations in Five Points and RiNo vary, live-streaming and pre-recorded shows available. Times vary. $15.

 

Art, culture and media

Mother Earth. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday-Saturday) and noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan. Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free-$15.

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

Each/Other. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

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.

*Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale. Online and Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland. Anytime (online), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (in-person). Free (online), $7 (in-person).

Ford Model T 1909-1927 “See the Many Colors.” Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday-Saturday) and noon-4 p.m. (Sunday). Free-$14.

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

Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Jamie Carrejo: Waiting. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Keith Haring: Grace House Mural. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Black Love Mural Festival. Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave. Anytime. Free.

*Sie FilmCenter Virtual Cinema. Sie FilmCenter, online. Anytime. $13.

*Be Vizzible: A PRIDE Series. The Center on Colfax and Vizzy, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Grüvi Pop-Up. 1455 S. Pearl St. 3-10 p.m. (Friday), Noon-10 p.m. (Saturday), and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday). No cover.

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

 

Music and nightlife

*Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

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