Things to do in Denver this weekend, July 15-17

Get your Shakespeare on this weekend.

The Two Gentleman of Verona, 2022.

The Two Gentleman of Verona, 2022.

Jamie Kraus/Courtesy of Colorado Shakespeare Festival
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By Cassidy Ritter

 

From fun cooking classes and a puppy yoga class to a Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the Taste of France – French Markets at Larimer Square, there are plenty of events to attend this weekend. This is also the last weekend to catch Casting Currents at Walker Fine Art.

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

 

Friday

 

Comedy and theater

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

Duncan Trussell. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $30.

 

Art, culture and media

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

WOW! Anything Goes Colorado Opening Reception. Core Art Space, 6501 W. Colfax Ave., Lakewood. 5-10 p.m.

Class: Never Tire of View. 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.

 

Music and nightlife

High Country Hustle and Jacoby. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 4:30-10 p.m. No cover.

*Drive By Truckers with Buffalo Nichols. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

B-Side Music Fridays: Dr3am Ca$t and The TMRW PPL. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6:30 p.m. (doors open). $25 (members), $30 (non-members).

*The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Coor Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on Apple TV+ or listen at 850 AM. 6:40 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

*Colorado Renaissance Fair. 650 Perry Park Ave., Larkspur. Times vary. $11 (children ages 5-12), $26.50 (adults).

*Lavender Festival. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-30.

Master of Magic Will Mannsz. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. 7-9 p.m. $30.

 

 

Comedy and theater

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

Duncan Trussell. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $30.

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Happy Hummingbird. 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.

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).

Diaspora III. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Dioramas From Eden. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Class: Keep Palm and Carry On. 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. $15-$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.

*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.

Whole Hog Butchery. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave. 9 a.m. $325.

Perfect Pasta and Gnocchi. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m. $85.

Celebrate Bastille Day: Fabulous French Brunch. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $90.

Culinary Date Night: Italy. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave. 6-9:30 p.m. $119.

Summer in Thailand. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $95.

Couples Class: In Love in Paris. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30 p.m. $180 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

New Belgium Summer Concert Series: The Reckless Folk and The Rose Valley Thorns. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 4-8 p.m. No cover.

*Mo Lowda and the Humble with Joyce From the Future. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

*The String Cheese Incident. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

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

Butterfly Pavilion Rainforest Yoga. Butterfly Pavilion,  6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 8 a.m. $10 (non-members), $8 (members). Advanced registration required.

Rescue Puppy Yoga. Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, 4856 N. Andes Ct. 10-11 a.m. Free. First come, first serve.

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

*Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angeles FC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Park Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+ and Altitude TV or listen at 95.2 FM. 7:08 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

*Lavender Festival. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $7-30.

RiNo Showcase Music & Arts Festival. Number 38, 3560 Chestnut Place. 1-11:30 p.m. $20.

*Colorado Renaissance Fair. 650 Perry Park Ave., Larkspur. Times vary. $11 (children ages 5-12), $26.50 (adults).

 

Comedy and theater

Stand up for Pits. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7 p.m. $55.

*Film on the Field: A League of Their Own. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 8:25 p.m. Free.

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Pitty Love. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $35 (children ages 12 and under), $40 (adults).

Class: Parrot Paradise (new). 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 Farmers’ 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.

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

Street Food from Around the World. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 5-8 p.m. $95.

 

Music and nightlife

*The Abrams with Casey James Prestwood. Levitt Pavilion Denver, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 4-8 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

*The Phil Lesh Incident. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

*Denver Municipal Band Concert. Washington Park, 1555 California St. 6-8:45 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates. Coor 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

Sidewalk Sale. Cherry Creek North, locations vary. Times vary by store. No cover.

A Taste of France – French Markets. Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St. 4-8 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Saturday) and noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). No cover.

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

 

Art, culture and media

*Colorado Shakespeare Festival 2022. Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, 277 University Ave., Boulder, and University Theatre (indoor), 1595 Pleasant St., Boulder. Times vary. Starting at $20.

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. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday) and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). 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.

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).

*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

LUKI Brewery Two-Year Anniversary Celebrations. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Noon-10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), noon-8 p.m. (Sunday). No cover.

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

 

Sports and fitness

*City Skate. Skyline Beer Garden, 1601 Arapahoe St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m (Friday-Saturday) and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday-Monday). $7 (children ages 12 and under), $9 (adults).

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