Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 22-24

Happy Earth Day!

Jugglers Christian Kloc and Jonathan Canby stand outside the historic Holiday Theater before MCA Denver holds the first show of their long-term lease there. April 7, 2022.

Jugglers Christian Kloc and Jonathan Canby stand outside the historic Holiday Theater before MCA Denver holds the first show of their long-term lease there. April 7, 2022.

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By Cassidy Ritter

Earth Day is Friday! To celebrate, local groups are holding river clean ups at various parks and nature centers in Littleton.

Other weekend happenings include the grand opening of the Children’s Library at the DPL Central Library branch, comedy shows, Día del Niño celebrations and so much more. It’s also your last chance to visit the The Rise of the Aurora Suburb During the Cold War exhibit at the Aurora History Museum.

 

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually or outdoors. 

 

Friday 

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. Free.

Jobs4All Career Fair. Bad Bettie Project at Catbird, 3770 Walnut St. 3 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Venardos Circus. Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. 7-8:30 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Comedy and theater

Jamie Lissow. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

The Spitfire Grill. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. 7:30 p.m. $25-35.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 7:30 p.m. $20 (children and students), $28 (seniors and military), $34 (adults). Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Your Effed Up Family. Chaos Bloom Theater, 70 S. Broadway. 8-9 p.m. $10.

 

Art, culture and media

Wild Narratives. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Tiempo y Lugar. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6 p.m. Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, artists, teachers and military members), $8 (general admission).

Made Known. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Class: Hear Me Roar. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

 

Eats and drinks

The Denver Pancakes & Booze Art Show. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $10-15.

 

Music and nightlife

*Galantis and 2LAU. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5 p.m. Prices vary.

Miguel Espinoza Flamenco Fusion. Savoy Denver, 2700 Arapahoe St. 7-11 p.m. $30-60.

Elton Dan & The Rocket Band – Tribute to Elton John. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave. 8 p.m. $26.50.

Waxahatchee. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $30-75.

Justin Jay. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 9 p.m. (doors open). $22.50.

 

Sports and fitness

*Mindfulness and Meditation. Denver Public Library, online. 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 5:10 p.m. 

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers. Watch on ALT. 7 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Earth Day River Clean Up. Reynolds Landing Park, 6745 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Denver Audubon Nature Center, 11280 Waterton Road, Littleton, Carson Nature Center, 3000 W. Carson Dr., Littleton. 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Advanced registration required.

Jobs4All Career Fair. Bad Bettie Project at Catbird, 3770 Walnut St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Grand Opening Festival. Mountain Mineral Market, 2300 Kipling St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

North Denver Walking Tour. Meet at the pavilion in Columbus Park, along W. 38th Ave. between Navajo and Osage streets. Noon-1 p.m. Free.

Venardos Circus. Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Search the Earth Scavenger Hunt. Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St. 1-6 p.m. Free.

 

 

Comedy and theater

The Spitfire Grill. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree. 2 p.m.  and 7:30 p.m. $25-35.

Some Musical Improv. Chaos Bloom Theater, 70 S. Broadway. 7-8 p.m. $10.

Jamie Lissow. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 7:30 p.m. $20 (children and students), $28 (seniors and military), $34 (adults). Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Relationsh*t. Chaos Bloom Theater, 70 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. $5-10.

 

Art, culture and media

*Denver Graffiti Tour. The Unleaded Group parking lot, 2314 N. Broadway. 10 a.m. $30.

Class: Purple Sunset. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 10 a.m. $35 ( children ages 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

Wild Narratives. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Made Known. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Tiempo y Lugar. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-5 p.m. Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, artists, teachers and military members), $8 (general admission).

Class: Funky Sunflower. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $35 (children ages 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

Lumonics Immersed. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8-10:30 p.m. $25.

 

Eats and drinks

Sweet and Savory Hand Pies. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $90.

The Big Stir Festival. Tivoli, 900 Auraria Parkway. 1-5 p.m. $55.

Denver Exclusive Whiskey Tasting Festival. Blake Street Tavern, 2301 Blake St. 2:30-6 p.m. $129.

I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl. Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, 1946 Market St. 3-10 p.m. $16-18.

Paella Night with Chef Jose Manuel Marquez. Factory Fashion, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 6-9 p.m. $40-75.

 

Music and nightlife

Bluebird Music Festival. Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. 2-4 p.m. and 6:30-10 p.m. $29-39 (early show), $29-49 (late show).

One Epic Night 2022. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 5-9 p.m. $80 (members), $100 (non-members).

*LOTUS. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

Bad Luck with Dollar Signs and Taking Meds. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $15.

Elton Dan & The Rocket Band – Tribute to Elton John. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave. 8 p.m. $26.50.

Jody Wisternoff. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 9 p.m. (doors open). $25.

 

Sports and fitness

Immersive Frida Kahlo Yoga. Lighthouse Artspace, 3900 Elati St. 8:15-9:15 a.m. $54.99.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 11:10 a.m. 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. Free.

Children’s Library Grand Opening. Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 1 p.m. Free.

Venardos Circus. Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  Prices vary.

 

Comedy and theater

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 2:30 p.m. $20 (children and students), $28 (seniors and military), $34 (adults). Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Hannah Berner. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 4:45 p.m. $25.

 

Art, culture and media

Free Day and Día del Niño. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Advanced registration recommended.

Class: Kooky Owl. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 10 a.m. $35 ( children ages 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

Día del Niño. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World. Centro San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St. 3 p.m. $5 (children ages 0-12), $12 (adults).

Class: Midnight Moon. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $40.

 

Eat and drinks

Sunday Bingo Brunch. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

The Great British Bake Off. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $90.

WeldWerks Anniversary Tap Takeover. Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. 2-9 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Bluebird Music Festival. Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. 1-3 p.m. and 6:15-9:45 p.m. $29-39 (early show), $29-49 (late show).

Artist on the Rise: Zoe Berman. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Psychedelic Sundays. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 4-9 p.m. No cover.

*Dom Dolla. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5:30 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

*Cherry Creek Sneak 2022. 3033 E. 1st Ave. 7 a.m. Prices vary.

*The Beauty Boost Fitness Sampler. Breckenridge Brewery, 2920 Brewery Lane, Littleton. 8:30 a.m.-noon. $35.

*Firehouse 5k. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 38th Ave. Starting at 10 a.m. $35-53

*Colorado Rockies vs. Detroit Tigers. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 11:10 a.m. 

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ABC or listen at 92.5 FM. 1:30 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets. Watch on ALT. 5 p.m. 

 

All weekend

 

Just for fun

Selfie@Stanley. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). $18-20. Advanced registration required.

The Dr. Seuss Experience. 9667 E. County Line Road, Centennial. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $28 (children, general admission, timed entry), $35 (adult, general admission, timed entry), $45 (VIP anytime tickets).

 

Comedy and theater

The Other Josh Cohen. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. (Friday-Sunday), 2 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $46. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

The Rise of the Aurora Suburb During the Cold War. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free.

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9-5 p.m. $20.95-27.45. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Heroine of the Titanic. Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (members and children under 5), $10-$16.

Memory Mirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$18. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

The Art of Banksy. Denver Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway. 2-9 p.m. (Fridays), 11 a.m.-9 p.m. (Saturdays), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sundays). $29.99-34.99 (children), $39.99-54.99 (general admission).

Upcycled Art Show. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

Friends Like These. CORE New Art Space, 6851 W. Colfax Ave. 5-10 p.m. (Friday) and Noon-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free.

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

Immersive Frida Kahlo. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. Noon-8 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sunday). Starting at $39.99.

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

*40 West ArtLine. 40 West Arts District along West Colfax Avenue and the W Line in Lakewood. Anytime. Free.

*Denver Public Art Self Guided and Virtual Tours. Various locations and online. Anytime. Free.

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

*Pre-recorded Art Classes. Canvas and Cocktails, online. Anytime. $20 (materials sold separately).

 

Eats and drinks

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

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