Things to do in Denver this weekend, Nov. 5-7

Denver Film Festival, Día de los Muertos celebrations, and more!

Red carpet shenanigans at the opening night of the Denver Film Festival at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Nov. 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Red carpet shenanigans at the opening night of the Denver Film Festival at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, Nov. 1, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

After a mostly virtual run last year, the Denver Film Festival is back with in-person and virtual events. The festival also marks the reopening of the newly remodeled Sie Film Center.

This weekend also kick’s off Denver Arts Week. Día de los Muertos celebrations are also taking place across the metro, and it’s also the last regular season game for the Colorado Rapids and they play at home. Read on for more!

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

13th Floor Haunted House. 3400 E. 52nd Ave. Hours vary. General admission starting at $24.99.

 

Comedy and theater

Denver Comedy Underground: Gavin Matts. 1400 N. Williams St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $10-35. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

Gary Gulman. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. $30. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

American Son. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Jim Gaffigan. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 9:30 p.m. Prices vary.

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

 

Art, culture and media

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

Noches Iluminadas. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 4-7 p.m. Free (children ages 3-15), $13 (member), $15 (non-member).

Día de los Muertos First Friday. Museo De Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive. 5-9 p.m. Free.

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

First Friday Art Walks. Art District on Santa Fe. From 13th Avenue to Alameda Avenue and Kalamath Street to Inca Street. 5:30-9:30 p.m. N0 cover.

Portraits of Change, Inspired by the Uprising – Opening Reception. PlatteForum, 2700 Arapahoe St. 6-8 p.m. Free.

First Friday in RiNo. Locations vary in the RiNo Art District. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

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

Colfax Art Crawl: Día de los Muertos. 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

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

Liminal, a Storytelling and Art Experience. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 6:30-9 p.m. $15. Advanced registration recommended.

 

Eats and drinks

Global Doughnuts. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 10 a.m. $79.

Date Night: Steak the Tuscan Way. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. $79.

 

 

Music and nightlife

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

Pleasure Prince. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 6-8 p.m. No cover.

Deadmau5. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Lost City Live: John Common with Nina de Freitas. Lost City RiNo, 3459 Ringsby Ct. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $12-200.

Sierra Hull. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. (doors open). $22-25. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Home Free: Dive Bar Saints World Tour. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. Starting at $30.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Englewood Holiday Bazaar. 3380 S. Lincoln St., Englewood. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. No cover.

5th Annual Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. McAllister Park, 750 W. 96th Ave., Thornton. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

13th Floor Haunted House. 3400 E. 52nd Ave. Hours vary. General admission starting at $24.99.

 

Comedy and theater

Denver Comedy Underground: Gavin Matts. 1400 N. Williams St. 6 p.m. $10-35. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

American Son. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $50.

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

Jim Gaffigan. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 9:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Gary Gulman. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $30. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

Tripod Photography. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 7:45-9 a.m. $11 (members), $15 (non-members). Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Three Little Birds. 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).

Penny Saturday for Colorado Residents. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $0.01. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

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.

In-Studio and Online: Lady in Red. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.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).

Denver Arts Week: Free Night at the Museums. Locations vary. 5-10 p.m. Free.

Goatflix & Chill: Home Alone. RMGY Studio, 5555 W. Evans Ave. 7-10 p.m. $15. Advanced registration recommended.

 

Eats and drinks

The Brew Hut’s Annual Homebrew Competition Award Ceremony. Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 E. Hampden Ave., Aurora. 2:30 p.m. No cover.

Date Night: Paris Bistro. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 7 p.m. $79.

 

Music and nightlife

Splendid Blend with The Diabolics + Mountain Rose + Sherman. Moe’s Original BBQ and Bowl, 3295 S. Broadway, Englewood. 7 p.m. (doors open). $12-18.

Puccini’s Tosca. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-$215.  Proof of vaccination required.

Dave Deacon with Alex Silva and Patrick McMinn. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. (doors open). $20-25. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Sports and fitness

Latin Dance Class con Carmen Duran. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 10 a.m. $6.

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ATL2 or listen at 92.5 FM. 3 p.m. Starting at $16.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Columbus Blue Jackets.Watch on ATL. 5 p.m. 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

NFL Sunday Funday. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 11 a.m.-midnight. No cover.

 

Comedy and theater

Nimesh Patel. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $25. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

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

Lumonics Guided Tour. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 1 p.m. Free.

In-Studio and Online: Hogwarts. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $20 (online, plus cost of materials), $30 (in-studio, children 12 and under), $35 (in-studio, includes one free drink).

Goatflix & Chill: The Goonies. 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.

Paella Workshop. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 10 a.m. $79.

Drag Bingo Brunch. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Family Fun: Italian-American Favorites. Sur la Table SouthGlenn, 6853 S. Gaylord St., Centennial. 1 p.m. $59.

 

Music and nightlife

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

 

Sports and fitness

*Denver Broncos vs. Dallas Cowboys. Watch on Fox, or listen at 850 AM or 94.1 FM. 11 a.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. LAFC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+ or Altitude. 4 p.m. Starting at $26 each.

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Colorado Country Christmas Gift Show. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children 13 and under), $16.95 (adults, seniors and youth).

 

Comedy and theater

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

 

Art, culture and media

Denver Film Festival. In-person locations vary. Some events are online. Times vary by showing. Pricing varies. Proof of vaccination required.

Denver Arts Week. Locations vary. Times vary by location. Pricing varies.

Monarch Magic. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (children under 2 and members), $9 (children ages 2-12), $11 (seniors 65+), $13  (adults).

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.

*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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