Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 17-19

Happy Juneteenth!

The Queens & Kings of Dynasty Dance group performs in the heart of Five Points during Denver's Juneteenth Parade. June 19, 2021.

The Queens & Kings of Dynasty Dance group performs in the heart of Five Points during Denver's Juneteenth Parade. June 19, 2021.

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Pride, Juneteenth and Father’s Day events are taking place across Denver this weekend. Happenings include a free Juneteenth Music Festival in Five Points on Saturday and Sunday, a Pride-themed cooking class at Stir Cooking School on Sunday, and a Father’s Day Old Fashioned Class at Seven Grand on Sunday.

Also, don’t forget to cheer on the Colorado Avalanche during game two of the Stanley Cup Finals!

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

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

Strange Fruit of Black Excellence: Harlem Renaissance. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 6-10 p.m. $125.

 

Comedy and theater

Monty Franklin. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Kelsey Cook. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Andrew Orolfo. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15.

Secret Cinema & Cider. Waldschänke Ciders & Coffee, 4100 Jason St. 8-11 p.m. Free.

 

Art, culture and media

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

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.

Seed Vault. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Malinalli on the Rocks. 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).

Class: Sunny Horizons (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

 

Eats and drinks

Stanley Farmers Market. Stanley Market, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3-7 p.m. No cover.

Street Food Social. Downtown Lakewood, 439 S. Upham St. 5-9 p.m. No cover.

Couples Class: Backyard Cocktail Party. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $180.

 

Music and nightlife

Kyle Moon & The Misled. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 5 p.m. (doors open). $12.

Scott Grove Jazz Trio. Factory Fashion, 2501 Dallas St., Suite 200, Aurora. 6-8 p.m. Free.

*Umphrey’s McGee. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Sun Valley. Denver, address revealed 36 hours before the show. 7:30 p.m. $24.

Marauda. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 9 p.m. $19-75 (in advance), $38-75 (day of).

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 6:40 p.m. Prices vary.

Juneteenth Roll. ReelWorks, Tracks and EXDO Event Center & Lounge, 1399 35th St. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Front Range Makers Market. 1300 Higby Road, Monument. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. No cover.

12th Annual 1940s WWII Era Ball. Boulder Airport, 3393 Airport Road, Boulder. 4-11:59 p.m. $85 (general admission), $250 (VIP).

Brewsology Beer Fest. History Colorado Center, 1200 N. Broadway. 7-11 p.m. $50-65.

 

Comedy and theater

Monty Franklin. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Andrew Orolfo. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15.

Kelsey Cook. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

 

Art, culture and media

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

Class: Llama Mama 10×30 Canvas. 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).

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

Seed Vault. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Malinalli on the Rocks. 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).

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

Class: Fuchsia Dreams (new). 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).

Class: Jurassic PAINT (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

 

Eats and drinks

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

*Union Station Farmers Market. Union Station, 1701n Wynkoop St. 9 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.

*Downtown Lakewood Farmers Market. 439 S. Upham St., Lakewood. 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.

Pride Bar Crawl. Charlie’s Nightclub Denver, 900 E. Colfax Ave. 4- 11:59 p.m. $25.

Couples Class: Steak and Scotch. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $180.

 

 

Music and nightlife

Juneteenth Music Festival. Five Points, 2720 Welton St. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

KSTEELE with Rook & Bishop and Hostess. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 2:30 p.m. (doors open). $Free.

*Summer Jam Featuring Russ & YG & Vince Staples & Cordae. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 4:30 p.m. Prices vary.

*Umphrey’s McGee. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Open House featuring BOMBAYS, Matty Ghost B2B Alana English and GS5. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. (doors open). Free.

 

Sports and fitness

*Yoga on the Rocks. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 a.m. $17.

Better Buzz Yoga. The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St. 10-11 a.m. $25.

*Colorado Mammoth vs. Buffalo Bandits. Watch on ESPN+. 6 p.m.

Stanley Cup Finals Game 2: Colorado Avalanche vs. Tampa Bay Lightning. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ESPN or ABC. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 7:10 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Dog Days of Summer. Grange Hall, 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. Noon-5 p.m. No cover.

 

Comedy and theatre

Monty Franklin. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 3 p.m. $8-15.

Ben Roy. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $18.

 

Art, culture and media

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

Class: Colorado Reflection. 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: Northern Lights Peak. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $40.

 

Eat and drinks

*Central Park Farmers Market. Founders Green at Central Park, 7601 29th Ave . 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. No cover.

*Arvada Farmer’s Market. Olde Town Square, 5700 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. No cover.

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

*People + Produce at Belleview Station. Belleview Station, 4910 S. Newport St. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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

Brunch @ The Waldschänke. Waldschänke Ciders & Coffee, 4100 Jason St. 9-2 p.m. Prices vary.

Celebrate PRIDE: Taste the Rainbow. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $95.

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.

Father’s Day Old Fashioned Class. Seven Grand, 1855 Blake St. 7-9 p.m. $20.

 

Music and nightlife

Juneteenth Music Festival. Five Points, 2720 Welton St. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

Reggae Jazz by Oh Like Wow. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3-5 p.m. Free.

*Sullivan King. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5 p.m. Prices vary.

Girlfriends with VYNYL. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. (doors open). $16.50.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 1:10 p.m. Prices vary.

 

All weekend

 

Just for fun

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

X FEST Pride 2022. X Bar, 629 E. Colfax Ave. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. $60-160.

Glamp Summer Market. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 5-9 p.m. (Friday) and noon-6 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). No cover.

Lit Fest 2022. York Street Yards, 3821-3893 Steele St. Times vary. $525 (members one-weekend pass), $585 (non-members one-weekend pass), $925 (members weeklong pass), $985 (non-members weeklong pass).

 

Comedy and theater

*Public Domain Theatre Festival. Westminster Station Park, near Lowell Boulevard and Creekside Drive in Westminster. 7 p.m. $25.

 

Art, culture and media

Mazes & Brain Games. 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.

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

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

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).

Frank Lloyd Wright: Inside the Walls. Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art, 1201 Bannock St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and Noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). $8 (students, teachers, seniors, active duty military), $10 (general admission).

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

Clarissa Tossin: Falling From Earth. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-9 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (members and children 18 and under), $7 (college student, teacher, senior), $10 (adult).

Guadalupe Maravilla. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-9 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (members and children 18 and under), $7 (college student, teacher, senior), $10 (adult).

Tania Candiani: For the Animals. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-9 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (members and children 18 and under), $7 (college student, teacher, senior), $10 (adult).

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). $29.99-34.99 (children), $39.99-54.99 (general admission).

Test, Allies and Enemies and Original/Nature. Core Art Space, 6501 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. 5-10 p.m. (Friday), Noon-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). 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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