Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 17-19

Meow Wolf might be sold out, but there are plenty of other weekend events, including Oktoberfest and the Denver Tattoo Convention.

Lakeside Amusement Park. (Erica Meltzer)

Lakeside Amusement Park. (Erica Meltzer)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

The wait is finally over. Meow Wolf Denver opens today! Although tickets for this weekend are sold out, there are plenty of other happenings in Denver. Weekend-long activities include the 2021 Colorado Fall Home Show — which is back in person this year — a Denver Tattoo Convention, and an Oktoberfest Fall Market at Dairy Block. There’s also a Denver Arts Festival in Central Park on Saturday and Sunday.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

2021 Colorado Fall Home Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $8 (seniors), $10 (adults).

Oktoberfest Fall Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 1-7 p.m. No cover.

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 3-11 p.m. $22 (per day), $45 (three-day pass).

Night Bazaar: RiNo. 2424 Larimer St. 5-9 p.m. No cover.

Taste of Vail. Various locations throughout Vail. Times vary. Prices vary by event.

 

Comedy and theater

Christopher Titus. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $32. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Sean Patton. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $25. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

The Lifespan of a Fact. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $20. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Art, culture and media

New American Arts Festival. Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, and The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Noon-4 p.m. (Fletcher Plaza), 5-8 p.m. (Vintage Theatre). Free. Advanced registration required.

Chain Letter. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Americas COVID-19 Memorial. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. Noon-6 p.m. $5 (students, seniors and military), $8 (general admission).

Spectrum of Being. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5-8 p.m. Free.

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

Curiouser and Curiouser Opening. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Couples Class: In Love in Paris. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $180 (for two people).

 

Music and nightlife

Bourbon Bar & Live Music Series: Annie Booth. The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St. 5-7 p.m. No cover.

Lost City Live: Fables of the Fall with Micah Butler. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Court. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

Greensky Bluegrass. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Marc Rebillet. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. (doors open). $35-99.50. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required.

Denver Jazz Festival. CMDance at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St. 8:15 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $119-289.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM. Listen at KOA 850 AM. 5:05 p.m.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

36th Annual Summerset Festival. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

Colorado Vintage & Air Outdoor Market. 9126 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. No cover.

Autumn Equinox Art Market. 7310 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. No cover.

2021 Colorado Fall Home Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $8 (seniors), $10 (adults).

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $22 (per day), $45 (three-day pass).

Oktoberfest Fall Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 1-7 p.m. No cover.

Night Bazaar: Sloan’s Lake. Sloan’s Lake, 1611 Raleigh St. 4-8 p.m. No cover.

Hispanic Star Hispanic Heritage Month Kick-Off Reception. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Aurora, 13696 E. Illiff Place, Aurora. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration recommended.

 

 

Comedy and theater

Sean Patton. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $25. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

The Dollop. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. Starting at $37.50. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Late Night Comedy Night. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 9-11 p.m. Free.

Christopher Titus. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $32. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

The Lifespan of a Fact. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $50. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

Denver Arts Festival. Central Park, 8304 E. 49th Place. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. No cover.

Fervor: Ana María Hernando. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

Spectrum of Being. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

New American Arts Festival. Fletcher Plaza, 9898 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, and The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. Noon-4 p.m. (Fletcher Plaza), 5-8 p.m. (Vintage Theatre). Free. Advanced registration required.

Americas COVID-19 Memorial. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. Noon-5 p.m. $5 (students, seniors and military), $8 (general admission).

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

Chain Letter. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

*Artist Talk: Ana Maria Hernando. Denver Botanic Gardens, online. 1 p.m. $7 (member), $10 (non-member).

In-Studio and Online: Colorado River. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-studio, includes one free drink).

 

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.

Lebanese and Middle Eastern Food Festival. St. Rafka Maronite Catholic Church, 2301 Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. No cover.

Suave Fest 2021. Raices Brewing Co., 1401 Zuni St. Noon-6 p.m. $20 (designated drivers 16 and older), $35 (general admission).

Oktoberfest. Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave. Noon-10 p.m. No cover.

Date Night: End of Summer Southern Soiree. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $109.

 

Music and nightlife

Westword Music Showcase 2021. RiNo Art District and Mission Ballroom Outdoors, 4242 Wynkoop St. Times vary. $55 (general admission), $100 (VIP early bird).

Denver Jazz Festival. CMDance at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m.-3 a.m. $119-289.

Greensky Bluegrass. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

New Edition, Boyz II Men and Bell Biv Devoe-An East Coast Family DJ Tribute. Bar Nun, 1225 N. Logan St. 8 p.m. $15-20.

Courtney Marie Andrews. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave. 7 p.m. (doors open). $20.

Silent Disco – Pop vs Hip Hop vs House. Jackson’s Denver, 1520 20th St. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. $39-75.

 

Sports and fitness

SnowShape – Winter Fitness Series. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 8 a.m. $17.

The ART Hotel + Black Swan Yoga. The ART Hotel Denver, 1201 Broadway. 9-10 a.m. Free.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM. Listen at KOA 850 AM. 2:05 p.m.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

2021 Colorado Fall Home Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8 (seniors), $10 (adults).

Denver Tattoo Arts Convention. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $22 (per day), $45 (three-day pass).

Oktoberfest Fall Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-5 p.m. No cover.

303 Beach Party Series. Cherry Creek Reservoir, 4800 S. Dayton St., Greenwood Village. 1-7 p.m. $20-800.

 

Art, culture and media

Denver Arts Festival. Central Park, 8304 E. 49th Place. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Satio. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

Fervor: Ana María Hernando. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

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

In-Studio and Online: Lazy Afternoon. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $35 (in-studio, includes one free drink).

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

Goatflix & Chill: Night at the Museum. RMGY Studio, 5555 W. Evans Ave. 8:30-10:30 p.m. $15.

 

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. Belleview Station, 6785 E. Chenango Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Espresso Basics. Copper Door Coffee Roasters, 900 W. 1st Ave. 10 a.m.-noon. $30.

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

The Bloody Mary Festival. Exdo Event Center, 1399 35th St. Noon-3:30 p.m. $49.50. Advanced registration required. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required.

 

Music and nightlife

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

Greensky Bluegrass. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Pross + Daniel with The Balance and Bailey Elora. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $15. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required.

Denver Jazz Festival. CMDance at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis St. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. $119-289.

 

Sports and fitness

Vibe Yoga with Rescue Puppies. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 10-11 a.m. $15.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM. Listen at KOA 850 AM. 11:05 a.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+, Altitude. Or listen at Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Starting at $29.

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Distortions Monster World. 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) and noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children 5 and younger), $18 (children ages 6-12), $25 (adults). Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

13th Floor Haunted House. 3400 E. 52nd Ave. Hours vary. General admission starting at $19.99.

 

Comedy and theater

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

 

Art, culture and media

The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Free (children five and younger), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

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-Monday). $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-Monday). $7-9 in addition to admission to the museum. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

Jason Moran: Bathing the Room with Blues. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-5 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $20 (members), $25 (non-members). Advanced registration required.

Deborah Roberts: I’m. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-5 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $20 (members), $25 (non-members).

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

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

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), Closed on Monday. Free (children ages 4 and under), $25 (children ages 5-18 or college students), $35 (adults).

Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Monday-Saturday) and noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

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

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Denver Beer Week. Locations vary. Times vary. Prices vary.

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

 

Music and nightlife

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

 

Sports and fitness

Beyond: Guided Meditation & Laser Light Experience. The International Church of Cannabis, 400 S. Logan St. Noon-8 p.m. (starts every 20 past the hour). $10-25.

 

Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that MCA Denver requires proof of vaccination for events, but not for general admission.

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