Things to do in Denver this weekend, Aug. 12-14

The Brown Palace is celebrating 130 years!

Prize steers Olaf and Zion make their grand appearance at the Brown Palace Hotel, Jan. 24, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Prize steers Olaf and Zion make their grand appearance at the Brown Palace Hotel, Jan. 24, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Musical performances are abundant this weekend with OneRepublic at Ball Arena and Thomas Rhett at Red Rocks. Other weekend happenings include farmer’s markets, a zodiac-themed roller skating pop-up and Colorado Rockies games. The Brown Palace is also celebrating 130 years with musical performances, dancing, cake, a pop-up museum and more!

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

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

130th Anniversary Celebration at The Brown Palace. The Brown Palace, 321 17th St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (museum pop-up), 5-8:30 p.m. (celebration). Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Alingon Mitra. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

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

Puff Puff Laugh With Social Star Stoney McBlaze. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15.

 

Art, culture and media

Industry Standard. Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

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

The Story of You and Me. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

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

Class: Aurora Moon Wood Panel. 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.

 

Music and nightlife

OneRepublic. Ball Area, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

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

DJ House Party. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 8-10 p.m. Free.

*Live Music in the Alley: Graham Good. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 8-10 p.m. Free.

 

Sports and fitness

Oh My Stars – A Monthly Zodiac Themed Roller Skating Pop Up. Roller Dome, 2375 S. Delaware St. 3-10 p.m. $10 (before 5 p.m.), $15 (after 5 p.m.)

*Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 6:40 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

*Night BAZAAR. Sloan’s Lake, 1611 Raleigh St. 4-8 p.m. No cover.

 

Comedy and theater

Alingon Mitra. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

Adam Clayton Holland. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 7:30 p.m. $15.

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

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Life is Good. 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).

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

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

The Story of You and Me. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Class: Fairytale Castle. 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).

Industry Standard Opening Reception. Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. 5-8 p.m. Free.

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

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.

RiNo Beer Fest. Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. 3-7 p.m. $5 (designated driver), $40 (genera admission), $55 (VIP).

Catbird + The Red Barber Turn One. The Red Barber, 3770 Walnut St. 5-9 p.m. Free.

 

Music and nightlife

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

*The Larimer Sessions: Kaitlyn Williams. Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St. 6-8 p.m. Free.

*Lost 80s Live. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 6:30 p.m. Prices vary.

*Live Music in the Alley: Andy Babb & Lara Elle. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 8-10 p.m. Free.

 

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.

*Fit + Rock. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 10 a.m. Free.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 6:10 p.m. 

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

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

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

 

Art, culture and media

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

Class: Three Little Birds. 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.

 

Music and nightlife

*Artist on the Rise Concert: Hickabee. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 4-6 p.m. Free.

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

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 1:10 p.m. 

 

All weekend

 

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. 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.

Queer Capitol Hill. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (children 18 and under), $15.

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).

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

Immersive King Tut. Lighthouse ArtSpace Denver, 3900 Elati St. Times vary. $27-$33. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. Times vary. $34.99 (children ages 6-16), $54.99 (adults, general admission), $99.99 (VIP). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

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

 

Eats and drinks

Slopper Eating Challenge. Fuel & Iron Bar, 1526 Blake St. 3 p.m.-1 a.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 3-11 p.m. (Sunday). $35 (to compete).

*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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