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

Bundle up for Winter Bike to Work Day, enjoy Valentine’s (and anti-Valentine’s) Day events, Super Bowl parties, and more!

Fire & Ice and the Colorado Snow Sculpting Championship in Fraser, Colorado.

Fire & Ice and the Colorado Snow Sculpting Championship in Fraser, Colorado.

(Courtesy of the town of Fraser)
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By Cassidy Ritter, Special to Denverite

From Winter Bike to Work Day on Friday to Super Bowl Sunday celebrations, there’s plenty happening in Denver this weekend. Several businesses are also hosting Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day celebrations ranging from cooking and flower arrangement classes to brunch and markets.

It’s also the last weekend to skate at the Downtown Denver Rink and visit Rough Gems: Dirty Abstraction at Union Hall.

If you’re looking to get out of the city, check out our new “worth the drive” section below.

Whatever you get up to, make it a great weekend!

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

 

Friday, Feb. 9

Just for fun

*Winter Bike to Work Day. Across Colorado (water, coffee, breakfast and party stations here). All day. Free.

Valentine’s Bazaar. Downtown Lakewood, 439 S. Upham St., Lakewood. 4-8 p.m. Free.

Lunar New Year Festival. 14200 E. Alameda Ave., Aurora. 4:30-7 p.m. Free.

Mercury Mini Market. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 6-10 p.m. No cover.

Kids and family

Black History Live. Montbello Branch Library, 12955 Albrook Dr. Noon-1 p.m. Free. All ages.

Comedy and theater

Makeshift Shakespeare. Chaos Bloom Theater, 70 S. Broadway. 8-9 p.m. $5.

Fortune Feimster. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 9:30 p.m. Starting at $25.

Lil Sasquatch & Francis Ellis. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $25-$35.

Christopher Titus. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $32.

Arts, culture and media

Nomadic Daydreams. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave., Unit A. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Rough Gems: Dirty Abstraction. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St., Suite 144. Noon-6 p.m. No cover.

Neyla Pekarek & Friends Present “Western Woman.” MCA Denver, 2644 W. 32nd Ave. 7-8:30 p.m. $35.

Music and nightlife

Shania / Taylor Swift Tribute. Grizzly Rose, 5450 Lincoln St. Starting at 8 p.m. $25.

Magic City Hippies. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $27 (general admission).

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Mammoth vs. Panther City. Watch on ESPN+. 7 p.m. 

*Denver Nuggets vs. Sacramento Kings. Watch on Altitude or listen at 92.5 FM. 8 p.m.

 

Saturday, Feb. 10

Just for fun

Orchid Sales. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (entrance for members), $7.50-$15 (entrance for non-members), prices of orchids vary.

Far East Center Welcomes The Year of the Wood Dragon 2024. Far East Center, 333 S. Federal Blvd. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Valentine’s Bazaar. Downtown Lakewood, 439 S. Upham St., Lakewood. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

Valentine’s Floral Design Workshop. Beet & Yarrow at the Source Hotel, 3330 Brighton Blvd. 5-6:30 p.m. $85. Advanced registration required.

Mardi Gras Party: Fat Saturday. BurnDown, 476 S. Broadway. Starting at 6 p.m. No cover.

Kids and family

Baby Rave — Valentine’s and Super Bowl edition. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 10-11:30 a.m. Free (children under 1), $5 (ages 1 and older, when accompanied by an adult). All ages.

LED my Valentine at the ideaLAB. Sam Gary Branch Library, 2961 Roslyn St. 10-11:30 a.m. Free. Ideal for ages 9 and up.

The Learning Lab Presents: The Year of the Dragon Craft . Ross-Broadway Branch Library, 33 E. Bayaud Ave. 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Ideal for ages 7 and under, when accompanied by an adult.

African Drumming with Bob Hall. Decker Branch Library, 1501 S. Logan St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. All ages.

​​Black History Live. Creen Valley Ranch Branch Library, 4856 N. Andes Ct. 1-2 p.m. Free. All ages.

Comedy and theater

Lil Sasquatch & Francis Ellis. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $25-$35.

Christopher Titus. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $32.

Art, culture and media

Nomadic Daydreams. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave., Unit A. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Rough Gems: Dirty Abstraction. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St., Suite 144. Noon-6 p.m. No cover.

Woodbury Film Club presents a screening and discussion for Black History Month. Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Lumonics Immersed. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73rd Ave., Unit 11. 8-10 p.m. $15-$25.

Eat and drink

Valentine’s Day Drag: You Had Me at Brunch. Stir Events  at the Ice House, 1801 Wynkoop St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $60. Advanced registration required.

Love Sucks Anti-Valentines’s Day Party. Federales Denver, 2901 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. No cover. Reservations recommended.

Pinkies Up, Galentine’s Tea. Local Jones, 245 Columbine St. Starting at 11 a.m. $55. Advanced reservations required.

Macaron & Beer Pairing with Cakeheads Bakery. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. Noon. $20 (includes 3 beer samples and 3 macarons).

Explore Vegan Caribbean Cuisine. Ross-Barnum Branch Library, 3570 W. 1st Ave. 2-3 p.m. Free.

Cooking with Cupid. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts, 43 W. 9th Ave. 6 p.m. $150. Advanced registration required.

Denver’s Best 21+ Valentine’s Party. Mile High Spirits Tasting Room, 2201 Lawrence St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover.

Sports and fitness

Puppy Love: Community Puppy Yoga Class. The Source Hotel, 3330 Brighton Blvd. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Advanced registration required.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Florida Panthers. Watch on ESPN+. 4 p.m. 

 

Sunday, Feb. 11

Just for fun

Tomás and the Library Lady. Elaine Wolf Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St. 10-11 a.m. $11.50.

Bridal & Wedding Expo. National Western Complex, 4655 N. Humboldt St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (in advance and online), $10 (at the door).

Mercury Mini Market. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 6-10 p.m. No cover.

Kids and family

Family Fun Day: Galentine’s Day. Girl Scout DreamLab, 63 N. Quebec  St. Noon-2 p.m. Free.

Anti-Valentines Day Party. Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, 1498 N. Irving St. 2-4 p.m. Free. Ideal for ages 13-17.

Comedy and theater

Carnival Cabaret – A Jazz, Big Band, Burlesque and Variety Show. Orchid Denver, 1448 Market St. 8 p.m. $45 (entry, doesn’t include dinner or drink special).

Eat and drink

Galentine’s Day Party + Brunch. Nurture, 2949 Federal Blvd. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Galentine’s Arrangement & Cocktails: Celebrate Valentine’s Day. Stir Events  at the Ice House, 1801 Wynkoop St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $125. Advanced registration required.

Super Bowl Chili Cook Off. Danico Brewing Co., 18490 E. 66th Ave. $5 (includes chili samples and voting ticket). 5-7 p.m.

 

All Weekend

Just for fun

*Ruby Hill Rail Yard. Ruby Hill Park, 1200 W. Florida Ave. 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Free. (Read more here).

Orchid Showcase. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members), $7.50-$15 (non-members).

Arapahoe County Spring Home Show. Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Event Center, 25690 E. Quincy Ave., Aurora. Noon-6 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

Monster Jam. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 1 p.m. (Saturday) and noon (Sunday). Starting at $23.

Art, culture and media

Black History Month Public Art Tour. Locations vary across the Denver metro. Anytime. Free.

Wild Color. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members, children ages 2 and under), $19.95 (guests ages 3-18), $21.95 (seniors ages 65 and older), $24.95 (adults). All ages. Advanced registration recommended.

All Stars. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (guests ages 5 and under), $5 (members, guests ages 6-18), $23 (Colorado resident), $27 (non-resident).

Blaxplanation. History Colorado Center, 1200 N. Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children 18 and under), $15 (adults).

Mile High Magic. History Colorado Center, 1200 N. Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children 18 and under), $15 (adults).

Museum of Illusions Denver. 951 16th Street Mall. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Sunday). $20 (children ages 5-12), $22 (seniors and active military), $24 (adults). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

The Museum for Black Girls. 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $30. (Read more about the museum and its creator here.)

Cowboy. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Fridays) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturdays and Sundays). Free (children 18 and under), $9 (college students, military members, teachers, seniors ages 65+), $12 (adults).

Eat and drink

Festival de Bichos. La Diabla, 2233 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-11 p.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sunday). Prices vary.

Sports and fitness

*Downtown Denver Rink. Skyline Park, 1600 Arapahoe St. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free, rentals are extra.

*McGregor Skate. McGregor Square, 1901 Wazee St. Noon-9 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and Noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children 2 and under, seniors 65 and older), $6-$9 (children), $6-$15 (adults).

 

Worth the Drive

Saturday

*Fraser Fire & Ice 2024. Fraser, Colorado. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.

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