Things to do in Denver this Memorial Day weekend, May 27-30

The Denver Arts Festival, CHROMEO, the Boulder Creek Festival and much more to do over the long weekend.

Taylan (left to right), Bodhi and Yigitcan jump up and down with an American flag as they're broadcasted on the big screen. The U.S. men's national soccer team vs Trinidad and Tobago, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, June 8, 2017.

Taylan (left to right), Bodhi and Yigitcan jump up and down with an American flag as they're broadcasted on the big screen. The U.S. men's national soccer team vs Trinidad and Tobago, Dick's Sporting Goods Park, June 8, 2017.

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

It’s Memorial Weekend, Denver! To make the most of the long weekend, check our list of local happenings ranging from the Denver Arts Festival and Boulder Creek Festival to walking tours, free concerts and sporting events.

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. $2.

71st Rocky Mountain Stamp Show. Doubletree Denver-Aurora, 13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora; and Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

*Boulder Creek Festival. Along Boulder Creek between 13th Street and the Boulder Public Library and Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 3-10 p.m. No cover.

 

Comedy and theater

Choir Boy. Kilstrom Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 7 p.m. $35-84.

Ryan O’Neill. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

Adam Ray. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

 

Art, culture and media

Immersive Frida Kahlo. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Starting at $39.99.

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

AURA. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 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).

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-7 p.m. Free.

The Art of Past Immersives. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

Imitation Simulation Annette Isham Exhibition Opening. PlatteForum, 3575 Ringsby Ct. 6-8 p.m. Free.

*Secret Cinema & Cider – Outdoor Movies All Summer. Waldschänke Ciders & Coffee, 4100 Jason St. 8-11 p.m. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

Couples Class: Live from Havana – Rum, Red Beans, and Rice. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $144.

Date Night: Summertime Southern Soiree. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $210 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

*The Motet & Pigeons Playing Ping Pong. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Open House with MOVEE ON, TOBEHONEST and Colin Anaya. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. (doors open). Free.

 

Sports and fitness

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

*Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 5:05 p.m.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues. Watch on TNT, CBS or SN. 6 p.m.

*Avalanche Watch Party. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 6 p.m. No cover.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $2.

Water World Opening Day. Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $13.99 (seniors), $27.99 (children), $32.99 (general admission, adults), $42.99 (family 4-pack).

71st Rocky Mountain Stamp Show. Doubletree Denver-Aurora, 13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora; and Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

*Boulder Creek Festival. Along Boulder Creek between 13th Street and the Boulder Public Library and Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No cover.

Pop-Up Spring Market. Waldschänke Ciders & Coffee, 4100 Jason St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Choir Boy. Kilstrom Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. $35-84.

Ryan O’Neill. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

Adam Ray. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Chubby 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).

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

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $34.99 (children ages 6-16), $54.99 (adults, general admission), $99.99 (VIP).

*Street Wise Art Battle. Boulder Creek Festival, along Boulder Creek between 13th Street and the Boulder Public Library and Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

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

Demonstrating Artist: Alanna Austin. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Noon-3 p.m. Free-$18. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

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).

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

Open Paint: You Be the Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. Noon-6 p.m. $25 (includes all materials and a free drink).

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-7 p.m. Free.

The Art of Past Immersives. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

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

 

Eats and drinks

*City Park Farmers Market. City Park Esplanade, East Colfax Avenue and Columbine Street. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

*University Hills Farmers Market. University Hills Plaza, 2500 S. Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

*Cherry Creek Fresh Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. and University Blvd. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

Gluten Free Baking. Cook Street, 43 W. 9th Ave. 10 a.m. $119.

Healthy Habits: Understanding Macronutrients. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $68.

Date Night: Bring on Summer. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $190 (for two).

Couples Class: A Taste of Tokyo. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $195.

 

Music and nightlife

Ozone Jones with Magnolia Grove and Travelin’ Rose Band. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 2 p.m. (doors open). $12.

*CHROMEO with Purple Disco Machine, Blu DeTiger, Jim-E Stack. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

Hayden James. Summit, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. (doors open). $25.

Open House with Mxxnwatchers, Weir and FLYN. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. (doors open). Free.

The Polish Ambassador. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 11 p.m. $45.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 2:05 p.m.

*Colorado Rapids vs. Nashville SC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, or watch on ESPN+ or Altitude TV. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Mammoth vs. San Diego Seals. Watch on ESPN+. 8 p.m. 

*Mammoth Watch Party. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 8 p.m. No cover.

 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $2.

71st Rocky Mountain Stamp Show. Doubletree Denver-Aurora, 13696 E. Iliff Place, Aurora; and Arapahoe County Fairgrounds, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

*Boulder Creek Festival. Along Boulder Creek between 13th Street and the Boulder Public Library and Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. No cover.

*Denver Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades and Drawing. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Adventures, online. 7-10 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Choir Boy. Kilstrom Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. $35-84.

Esther Povitsky. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 6 p.m. $29-50.

Ryan O’Neill. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7 p.m. $14.

 

Art, culture and media

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

Immersive Frida Kahlo. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Starting at $39.99.

Open Paint with an Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 (includes all materials and a free drink).

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

The Art of Past Immersives. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

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

Class: Just Around the Riverbend 10×30 Canvas Class (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

 

Eat and drinks

*Highland Square Farmers Market. 32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd. 9-1 p.m. No cover.

*South Pearl Street Farmers Market. 1400 and 1500 block of Old South Pearl St. between Florida Ave. and Iowa Ave. 9-1 p.m. No cover.

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

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

Italian Classics. Cook Street, 43 W. 9th Ave. 6 p.m. $119.

 

Music and nightlife

Daryl Gott and Friends All Ages Jazz Jam. The People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Colorado Symphony: Beethoven Symphony No. 9. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1-3 p.m. $15-89.

*The Whisky Dogs. Stanley Marketplace West Patio, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3 p.m. Free.

*Ziggy Marley & Stephen Marley and Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

Celtic Woman. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Open House with Matty Ghost, Alana English, Lebeau and Karpy. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. (doors open). Free.

Danceportation. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. $85.

 

Sports and fitness

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

*Colorado Rockies vs. Washington Nationals. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 11:35 a.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Time TBD. Prices vary.

 

Monday

 

Just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $2.

Boulder Creek Festival. Along Boulder Creek between 13th Street and the Boulder Public Library and Canyon Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Glowing Dusk. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $30.

 

Music and nightlife

Open House with D^3, Rings Music and STRM. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 1 p.m. (doors open). Free.

*Gary Clark Jr. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 2:10 p.m. Prices vary.

 

All weekend

 

Art, culture and media

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.

Modern Women/Modern Vision. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$18.

Carla Fernández Casa de Moda. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$18.

Memory Mirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$18.

The Art of Banksy. Denver Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway. 2-9 p.m. (Fridays), 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Saturdays), noon a.m.-8 p.m. (Sundays), 2-9 p.m. (Monday). $29.99-34.99 (children), $39.99-54.99 (general admission).

*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.

*Kirkland Museum. 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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