Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 16-18

Oktoberfest season is upon us.

A packed patio at Denver Beer Co. in Highland. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

A packed patio at Denver Beer Co. in Highland. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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By Cassidy Ritter

 

Oktoberfest season is upon us. Several Denver-area breweries and businesses will host stein-holding competitions, keg bowling, costume contests, live music, food trucks, and more. The Denver Jazz Festival is also taking place at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House this weekend.

Other happenings include new exhibit openings at Walker Fine Art and MCA Denver. The Denver Broncos also play their first home game of the season at Empower Field at Mile High. Whatever you do, make it a great weekend!

 

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

 

Friday

 

Just for fun

Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 8 p.m. $25 (general admission), $40 (seating section).

 

Comedy and theater

Michael Yo. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

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

 

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.

Environmental Reflections Opening. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5-8 p.m. Free.

The Dirty South Exhibition Opening Celebration. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 6 p.m. (VIP), 7:30 p.m. (general admission). $20-25 (general admission), $70-75 (VIP).

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

*Secret Cinema & Cider. Waldschänke Ciders & Coffee, 4100 Jason St. 8:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

 

Eats and drinks

*Breckenridge Wine Classic. Beaver Run Resort, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge. 12:30-2:30 p.m. and  4-6 p.m. $95-250.

Wagner Family Tasting & Taco Truck. Argonaut Wine & Liquor, 760 E. Colfax Ave. 3-5 p.m. No cover.

Ceviche Making Class. Toro Latin Kitchen & Lounge, 150 Clayton Lane. 4-4:30 p.m. $27.

 

Music and nightlife

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

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

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 12:20 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

*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).

Convergiversary – Day Party. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 8 p.m. $15. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Wood Blocks 2022. Wood Boss Brewing, 2210 California St. Noon-10 p.m. No cover.

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

Convergiversary – Night Party. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 10 p.m. $99.

 

Comedy and theater

Last Sip of Summer Comedy Showcase. New Image Brewing Co., 5622 Yukon St., Arvada. 4-10 p.m. Free.

*9+CO Outdoor Movie Night: Mamma Mia Sing-a-long. Hale Park, 4128 E. 10th Ave. 7-10:30 p.m. Free.

Michael Yo. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

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

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Colorful 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).

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: Dandelion. 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).

Supernova. Buell Theatre, 1345 Champa St. 5-10 p.m. Free.

Class: Treescape 10×30 Canvas Class. 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 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.

Oktoberfest on the Block. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 8 a.m.-10 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.

*Breckenridge Wine Classic. Beaver Run Resort, 620 Village Road, Breckenridge. 12:30-2:30 p.m. and  4-6 p.m. $95-250.

Denver Beer Co’s 11th Anniversary Party. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. Noon-8 p.m. No cover.

Oktoberfest. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. Noon-10 p.m. No cover.

Oktoberfest. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Noon-10 p.m. No cover.

10-Year Anniversary Party. Mile High Spirits Tasting Room, 2201 Lawrence St. 1-7 p.m. Free (admission), $20 (all you can drink).

*Downtown Lakewood Beer Fest. Belmar District, 428 S. Teller St. 3-7 p.m. $5-$150.

ThirstyFest. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3-9 p.m. $5 (designated driver, guests under 21 years old), $40 (general admission).

 

Music and nightlife

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

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

*Greensky Bluegrass. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 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.

*SnowShape Winter Fitness Series. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 8 a.m. $17.

*West Denver Brewery Bike Loop – Football theme. Joyride Brewing Co., 2501 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater. 11:30 a.m. Free.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 12:20 p.m. 

*Colorado Rapids vs. LA Galaxy. Watch on ESPN+ and Altitude or listen at 95.2 FM. 8:38 p.m.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

*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).

 

Art, culture and media

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

 

Eat and drinks

Oktoberfest on the Block. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 8 a.m.-10 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 Drag Bingo Brunch. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Oktoberfest. Banded Oak Brewing Co., 470 Broadway. Noon. No cover.

Oktoberfest. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave., Arvada. Noon-10 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

*Lany & Surfaces. Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. Chicago Cubs. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 12:20 p.m. 

*Denver Broncos vs. Houston Texans. Empower Field at Mile High, 1701 Bryant St. 2:25 p.m. Prices vary.

 

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. 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

Denver Oktoberfest. Locations vary from Denver’s Ball Park District to Sloan’s Lake. 5-11 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-11 p.m (Saturday) and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (general admission), $95-$250 (VIP at beer hall).

Oktoberfest. Rhein Haus, 1415 Market St. 3-10 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-1 a.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sunday). No cover.

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

 

Music and nightlife

*Denver Jazz Festival 2022. The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 980 14th St., or online. $25 (online), $35-$109 (in-person) 8:30 p.m.-midnight. Proof of vaccination required.

 

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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