Things to do in Denver this weekend, Oct. 22-24

Fall festivals, farmers markets and sports!

Sarah Shavel (left) and Asia Dorsey at their Five Points Fermentation booth, set up at the Union Station farmers market, Sept. 16, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Sarah Shavel (left) and Asia Dorsey at their Five Points Fermentation booth, set up at the Union Station farmers market, Sept. 16, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) food; union station; farmers market; gentrification; kevinjbeaty; denverite; colorado; denver;

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Denver sports fans, you’ve got a busy weekend ahead! The Nuggets and Rapids play at home this weekend and the Avalanche play in Tampa Bay.

If sports aren’t your thing, check out the city’s live music offering, comedy shows or an Adult Prom. It’s also the last weekend to visit the Union Station Farmers Market.

There are also plenty of fall festivals taking place and  pumpkin patches to visit. If you’re looking for more spooky season activities, check out this list Maggie put together!

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

Bug-A-Boo. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free (members, children 2 and under), $9 (children 2-12), $11 (seniors), $13 (adults). Advanced registration required.

Ritualcravt Pop Up. Free Market, 1801 Blake St. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. No cover.

Flash Light Tour. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Free (members, children 2 and under), $9 (children 2-12), $11 (seniors), $13 (adults). Advanced registration required.

 

Comedy and theater

Lisa Curry. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

Denver Design Week. Locations vary by event. Times vary. $10.

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

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

Adult Pumpkin Painting. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $65.

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

In-Studio and Online: Sleepy Hollow – Glow in the Dark. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $40 (in-studio).

 

Eats and drinks

Date Night: Autumn in the Alps. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 4 p.m. $79.

 

Music and nightlife

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

Lost City Live: Deth Rali with West Hues. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Ct. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

Above & Beyond. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Red Light Fright featuring DJ Buddy Bravo. Denver Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 7 p.m. Free.

Jordan Duke & Chanil Dukart. Deep Roots Winery RiNo, 2875 Blake St. 7-10 p.m. No cover.

Himalayan Duo. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave. 7:30 p.m. $21.

Jake Miller with Fly By Midnight and Band of Silver. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. (doors open). $22. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Sports and fitness

Denver Nuggets vs. San Antonio Spurs. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ATL or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Starting at $16.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Nick’s Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival. Nick’s Garden Center, 2001 S. Chambers Road, Aurora. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. No cover, tokens needed for some activities.

Bug-A-Boo. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free (members, children 2 and under), $9 (children 2-12), $11 (seniors), $13 (adults). Advanced registration required.

Fall Festival – Wild West Day. Bromley Farm, 1594 E. Bromley Lane, Brighton. 10 a.m. $5-20.

Fletcher Plaza Fall Festival. 9800 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. No cover.

Treat Street at the Arapahoe County Scaregrounds. Arapaho County Fair & Event Center, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (children under 2 or anyone with a Halloween costume), $5.

Faith & Blue Game Day. Town Center at Aurora, 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Pumpkin Patch & Painting Party. Denver Beer Co., 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Noon-6 p.m. $20 (includes one pumpkin and a draft beer).

Fall Fest. The Co-op at 1st, 5045 W. 1st Ave. 3-5 p.m. No cover.

4th Annual Broadway Halloween Parade. Along Broadway from 5th to Alameda. 6 p.m. Free.

Witch Fest. Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. 6-10 p.m. $44.99 (in advance), $64.99 (at the door).

Flash Light Tour. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 8:30-9:30 p.m. Free (members, children 2 and under), $9 (children 2-12), $11 (seniors), $13 (adults). Advanced registration required.

 

 

Comedy and theater

Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts. Dry Dock Brewing North Dock, 2801 Tower Road, Aurora. 6-9 p.m. $25.

Lisa Curry. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $15. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Whitney Cummings. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm. 7 p.m. $39.50-49.50. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Dave Attell. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $35. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

In-Studio and Online: Butterfly. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 10 a.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $30 (children under 12, in-studio, includes one free drink), $35 (adults, in-studio, includes one free drink).

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

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

Denver Design Week. Locations vary by event. 3-5 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. $10.

In-Studio and Online: Monet’s Lilies. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 6:30 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $40 (in-studio).

 

Eats and drinks

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

Flaky & Flavorful Croissants. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 9 a.m. $79.

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.

*Macaron Baking. Macarons & Me, online. 2-3:30 p.m. $16.99. Advanced registration required.

2nd Annual Fall Pig Roast. Rolling Smoke BBQ at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3 p.m. Prices vary.

Date Night: New York Steakhouse. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 4 p.m. $79 (per person).

Date Night: Escape to Greece. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6-9 p.m. $198 (for two). Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required.

 

Music and nightlife

Adult Prom for Charity. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 7-11 p.m. $45.

A-Mac & Friends. Grange Hall, 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 5 p.m. No cover.

Lost City Live: Lillian with Folk Paradise. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Ct. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

Dreamville on the Rocks. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Brazilian Halloween. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 8 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $20 (in advance), $25 (at the door).

Bleachers. Mission Ballroom Outdoors, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $37.75-76 (in advance), $41-76 (day of). Proof of vaccination required.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning. Watch on Altitude. 5 p.m. 

Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+ or Altitude. Listen at Altitude Sports Radio 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Starting at $30.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Nick’s Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival. Nick’s Garden Center, 2001 S. Chambers Road, Aurora. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover, tokens needed for some activities.

Pumpkin Carving Party. Grange Hall patio, 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. Noon-4 p.m. $15 (includes pumpkin only), $20 (kids, includes pumpkin, drink, slice of pizza), $25 (adults, includes pumpkin, drink, slice of pizza). Advanced registration recommended.

Pumpkin Patch & Painting Party. Denver Beer Co., 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Noon-6 p.m. $20 (includes one pumpkin and a draft beer).

 

Comedy and theater

Dave Attell. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $35. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

Denver Design Week. Locations vary by event. 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. $10.

In-Studio and Online: Spooky Night. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 10 a.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $30 (children 12 and under, includes one drink), $35 (in-studio, includes one free drink).

Sugar Skull Plant Pots. Resolute Tap & Cellar, 18148 W. 92nd Lane, Arvada. Noon. $40 (includes one free drink).

In-Studio and Online: Copper Walkway. 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: Gremlins. RMGY Studio, 5555 W. Evans Ave. 7-10 p.m. $15. Advanced registration recommended.

 

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.

Kneed, Braid & Bake: Homemade Challah. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 10 a.m. $79.

 

Music and nightlife

Bluegrass Jams. Seedstock Brewery, 3600 W. Colfax Ave. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Svdden Death. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

Dan + Shay. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. Starting at $39.50.

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Spider Pavilion. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members, children under 2), $9 (children 2-12), $11 (seniors), $13 (adults).

Corn Maze. Denver Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $10 (child member), $13 (adult member), $15 (adult non-member). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Monster to Midnight. 500 16th Street Mall. 6-11:30 p.m. (Friday-Saturday). Free (children 5 and younger), $27 (children ages 6-11), $35 (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

Seeing the Invisible. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

Fervor: Ana María Hernando. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

Of Sky and Ground: Yoshitomo Satio. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

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.

Convergence Station. Meow Wolf Denver, 1338 1st St. 10 a.m.-midnight. (Friday and Saturday), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sunday). $40-45.

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).

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.

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

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.

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). Advanced registration required.

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), Noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

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

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

*Gardens Navigator. Denver Botanic Gardens, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

*Cooking School at Home. Stir Cooking School, online. Anytime. $25.

*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 minutes past the hour). $10-25.

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