Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 9-11

Get your fill of live music at the Westword Music Showcase or enjoy a brew at Dogtoberfest!

Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus at the Westword Music Showcase in Denver’s RiNo district on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

Jake Luppen of Hippo Campus at the Westword Music Showcase in Denver’s RiNo district on Saturday, September 18, 2021.

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Whether you want live music at the Westword Music Showcase, enjoy a brew at Dogtoberfest, or paint a Bronco Sky, there are plenty of events to keep you entertained in Denver this weekend. Other happenings include a night market in Sloan’s Lake and the 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks.

If you’re looking for more things to do in Denver, check out Kyle’s article about free things to do in the metro.

 

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

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

 

Comedy and theater

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

Rachel Feinstein. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Top Secret Headliners Stand Up Show. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 9 p.m. $15.

 

Art, culture and media

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

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

Class: Follow You. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45. 50% off with code SEP22.

 

Eats and drinks

Date Night: The Love Culture – Paris. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $198 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

*Live Music in the Alley: Kaitlyn Williams. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Westword Music Showcase. Mission Ballroom (outdoors) and RiNo Art District. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Prices vary.

*Brandi Carlile. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Dave Matthews Band. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

Oh My Stars – Virgo Season Roller Skating Pop-Up. Roller Dome, 2375 S. Delaware St. 3-10 p.m. $10-15. Masks required.

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

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

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

 

Comedy and theater

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

Top Secret Headliners Stand Up Show. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Rachel Feinstein. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Mile High Standup Showcase. The Jester’s Place, 1527 Champa St. 8-9 p.m. $15.

Ken Jeong and Joel McHale. Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 8 p.m. Prices vary.

 

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). 50% off with code SEP22.

1840 Rendezvous & Spanish Colonial Art Market. Tesoro Cultural Center, 19192 CO-8, Morrison. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (children 12 and under), $5 (admission for anyone 13 and older).

Industry Standard. Colorado Photographic Arts Center, 1070 Bannock St. Noon a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Post Vintage. 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: Bronco Sky. 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). 50% off with code SEP22.

Class: Sun & Moon Flower Pots (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $40. 50% off with code SEP22.

Lumonics Immersed. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8 p.m. $15-$25.

 

Eats and drinks

Westwood Chile Fest. 4407 Morrison Rd. 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. No cover.

Mid-Autumn Festival. 333 S. Federal Blvd. 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. No cover.

The Colfax Crawl. Starting at the DNVR Bar, 2239 East Colfax Avenue. 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. $25.

*City Park Farmers’ Market. City Park Esplanade, East Colfax Avenue and Columbine Street. 8 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.

*Downtown Lakewood Farmers’ Market. 439 S. Upham St., Lakewood. 9 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.

Let’s Get Smokin’. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m. $89.

CRISP & GREEN Grand Opening. 3581 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free.

Hatch Green Chile Brunch. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $95.

Dogtoberfest. River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St. 1 p.m. No cover. Advanced signups required for dog photoshoot.

Couples Class: Bringing the Heat. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30 p.m. $185 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

Westword Music Showcase. Mission Ballroom (outdoors) and RiNo Art District. 11:45 a.m.-11 p.m. Prices vary.

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

*Brandi Carlile. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Dave Matthews Band. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

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

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

*Colorado Rapids vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+ and Altitude or listen at 95.2 FM. 7:30 p.m.

 

Sunday

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Full Strawberry Moon. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. Noon. $35 (children ages 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink). Grandparents paint free with one paid painter.

School of Rock Movie Night and Live Show. Chapel Plaza, W. 16th Avenue & Raleigh Street. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. No cover. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & West Colfax BID are hosting movie night with giveaways and featuring a performance by Denver School of Rock House Band. Bring lawn chairs.

 

Eat and drinks

Mid-Autumn Festival. 333 S. Federal Blvd. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. No cover.

*Central Park Farmers’ Market. Founders Green at Central Park, 7601 29th Ave. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 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.

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

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

Rollin’ Sushi. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 2:30 p.m. $95.

Date Night: Napa County Bounty. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 5 p.m. $198 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

*Lane 8. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 5 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

*9/11 Stair Climb. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 8 a.m. Prices vary by registration type.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. 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

Art RiNo – Murals. Various locations in Denver’s RiNo neighborhood. 7 p.m. -2 a.m. (Friday), noon-10 p.m. (Saturday) and noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

*The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Free (children five and younger), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

*American Field Fall Market. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 4-8 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). No cover.

Rocky Mountain Archtop Festival. Hilton Garden Inn Arvada-Denver, 5455 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada 5:30-7 p.m. (Friday), 9 a.m.-11 p.m. (Saturday) and 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Sunday). $30 (guitar expo), $150 (all access weekend workshop pass).

HardRock Summit 2022. Colorado Convention Centre, 1550 Court Place. Free (children 12 and younger), $9. Times vary.

 

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.-5 p.m. Free (members and children under 5), $10-$16.

Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter. Air & Space Museum – Lowry, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday-Saturday) and noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children ages 3 and under), $11.95 (youth ages 4-16), $14.95 (military, veterans and seniors), $18.95 (adults). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

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.

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

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

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).

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

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

*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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