Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 16-18

Rob Schneider, a lavender festival and much more!

Union Station offers a way to cool off on a very hot afternoon, June 16, 2021.

Union Station offers a way to cool off on a very hot afternoon, June 16, 2021.

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

The weekend has arrived and so has Rob Schneider. He will perform at the Stanley Hotel and Comedy Work South Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Other weekend festivities include a Lavender Festival at the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival and so much more. It’s also the last weekend to view Americas COVID-19 Memorial, a virtual exhibition.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

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

*Live Stream with Barbara Joosse. Tattered Cover, online. 10:30 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

MCA Denver Yard Sale. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-5 p.m. No cover.

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

Made By Us: A Merchant Collective Pop Up Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 5-9 p.m. Free.

*Theme Quiz: MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe). Geeks Who Drink, online. 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. $5.99.

 

Comedy and theater

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

Rockpile Stand Up: Jack Comstock. Wide Right, 2100 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m. $7-42. Advanced registration recommended.

 

Art, culture and media

Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. 11 a.m.-5:30 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.

Experimental Expressions Opening Reception. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5-8 p.m. Free.

In-Studio and Online: Purple Sunset. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

JQA by Aaron Posner. Butterfly Effect Theatre Company of Colorado at Buntport Theatre, 717 Lipan St. 7 p.m. Free.x

 

Eats and drinks

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

Summer Swing. The Lounge, 821 22nd St. 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $25, $60 (includes three drinks).

 

Music and nightlife

Upper DownTUNES. The Outer Space, 16th and Welton streets. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Fiesta Colorado Dance Company and ArtistiCO. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 5-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Lost City Live: Joel Ansett. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

B-Side Music Fridays with Specific Ocean & Neoma. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $25.20 (MCA members), $30 (non-members).

Holdfast with Citra and The BRKN. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $20.

The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. $74.99.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM. Listen at KOA 850 AM or KNVR 1150. 6:40 p.m. Tickets starting at $18.

 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Ride and Rally, Car and Bike Show. Motorcycle Depot, 16404 E. 2nd Ave., Aurora. 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

A Paris Street Market. Park Meadows, 8401 Park Meadows Circle Dr., Lone Tree. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. No cover.

Lavender Festival. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Rd., Littleton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-13. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Colorado Vintage & Art Outdoor Market. 9126 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

2021 People’s Tiny House Festival. The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10.

MCA Denver Yard Sale. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-5 p.m. No cover.

Denver Beer Co.’s Summer Splash. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St., 4455 Jason St. and 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Noon-8 p.m. No cover.

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

 

Comedy and theater

Rob Schneider. The Stanley Hotel, 333 E. Wonderview Ave., Estes Park. 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets starting at $49.50.

Denver Comedy Underground: Valerie Tosi. Irish Snug, 1201 E. Colfax Ave. 5:30-10 p.m. $10-35.

Comedy Night Under the Tents. Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Rockpile Stand Up: Mo Alexander. Wide Right, 2100 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m. $7-42. Advanced registration recommended.

Stand-Up Comedy. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 10-11:30 p.m. $10.

 

Art, culture and media

Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. Noon-5:30 p.m. $15-25.

In-Studio and Online: Sangria Saturday: Land That I Love. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

In-Studio and Online: Full Moon. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

JQA by Aaron Posner. Butterfly Effect Theatre Company of Colorado at ArtWalk at the Firehouse Art Center, 667 4th Ave., Longmont. 7 p.m. Free.

Backcountry Outdoor Movie Series: School of Rock. Backcountry Base Camp, 6005 Ron King Trail, Littleton. 8:30 p.m. $25 per car.

9+CO Movie Night: Coco. Hale Park, 4128 E. 10th Ave. 8:30-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

 

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.

Secrets of Gluten Free Baking. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $52.

Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival. Keystone Resort, 100 Dercum Square, Keystone. 1-5 p.m. $60-85.

Couples Class: Mediterranean Tapas. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $144 (per couple).

 

Music and nightlife

Summer Music Live. Front Porch Coffee Shop, 3101 S. Kipling St., Lakewood. 9-11 a.m. Free.

Live Music on the West Patio with Kory Montgomery. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 4-7 p.m. Free.

Chali 2na with The Reminders & Claygo. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Lost City Live: Down Time with Supreme Joy. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

Holdfast with Citra and The BRKN. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $20.

The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. $74.99.

Something Vinyl Club. Poka Lola, 1850 Wazee St. 9 p.m. No cover.

Earth Wind & Fire, Kool & The Gang & Commodores – A Magical DJ Tribute. Larimer Records Cafe, 1445 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $10-15.

 

Sports and fitness

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

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM. Listen at KOA 850 AM or KNVR 1150. 6:10 p.m. Tickets starting at $18.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

2021 People’s Tiny House Festival. The Ranch Events Complex, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10.

 

Comedy and theater

Rob Schneider. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $45.

 

Art, culture and media

Open Paint: You be the Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. Noon-2 p.m. $25 (includes one drink).

Watercolor Colorado. Canvas and Cocktails at The Campus Lounge, 701 S. University Blvd. Noon. $40 (includes one drink).

Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. Noon-5:30 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: Sangria Sunday: Wildflower Bouquet. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-person, includes one drink).

 

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.

Waffles & Jewelry Pop Up. Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Drag Queen Bingo Brunch. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-3 p.m. No cover.

Station Street Brewfest. 9360 Station St., Lone Tree. Noon-5 p.m. $16. Advanced registration recommended.

Keystone Wine and Jazz Festival. Keystone Resort, 100 Dercum Square, Keystone. 1-5 p.m. $60-85.

 

Music and nightlife

Lee Clark Allen. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Free Range Marmot with Blu Chance + Grant and Friends. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 3 p.m. (doors open). $12.

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

Pandas & People with Pacific. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 4-8:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Chris Daniels & the Kings with Freddi Gowdy. City Park Jazz, 1600 City Park Esplanade. 6-8 p.m. Free.

The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. $74.99.

 

Sports and fitness

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

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM. Listen at KOA 850 AM or KNVR 1150. 1:10 p.m. Tickets starting at $18.

All weekend

Just for fun

Cherry Creek North’s Annual Sidewalk Sale. Cherry Creek North, between East 1st Avenue and East 3rd Avenue, and from University Boulevard to Steele Street. Times vary by store. No cover.

Discover Denver on Foot. Colorado State Capitol, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $2.50.

Vintage Market Days. 9595 Nelson Rd., Longmont. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15 for weekend pass, $10 for Saturday or Sunday pass.

Paranormal Cirque ’21 Tour. Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Dr. E., Colorado Springs. 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Friday), 6:30-8:30 p.m. or 9:30-11:30 p.m. (Saturday), 5:30-7:30 p.m. or 8:30-10:30 p.m. (Sunday). $10-50.

 

Art, culture and media

*Americas COVID-19 Memorial. The Biennial, online. Anytime. Free.

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

Birdly Virtual Reality Experience: Jurassic Flight. 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). $8-9 in addition to admission to the museum. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze. 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). $7-9 in addition to admission to the museum. 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.

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.-8 p.m. $11-15.

Van Gogh Alive. The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children ages 4 and under), $25 (children ages 5-18 or college students), $35 (adults).

Identity. Inside Her Studio at the Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

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.

 

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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