Things to do in Denver this weekend

A Cinco De Mayo celebration shut down Morrison Road on May 1, 2021.

A Cinco De Mayo celebration shut down Morrison Road on May 1, 2021.

Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite

 

By Cassidy Ritter, Special to Denverite

 

Can you believe it’s already October? The start of a new month means new events are kicking off, including the Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns at The Hudson Gardens & Event Center. If you want to sick with the fall and spooky season theme, check out a cooking class, painting class or the 13th Floor Haunted House. It’s also the last weekend to visit City Skate in downtown Denver.

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

Also don’t forget we’ve got a big list of free things to do in Denver any time! 

 

Friday, Sept. 30

Just for fun

Meet the Beekeeper. The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. 9 a.m. Free.

Oktober(ski)fest. The Golden Mill, 1012 Ford St., Golden. 5-8 p.m. No cover.

Hispanic Heritage Celebration. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 5-9 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

The Flea Market Comedy & Music Variety Show. Uncle Tim’s Cocktails, 1150 S. Lipan St. 7:30 p.m. $10.

Mike E. Winfield. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

Top Secret Stand Up Comedy. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. $15 (first drink free).

 

Art, culture and media

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

One Foot in the Grave. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

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

 

Eats and drinks

Natural Grocers Brighton Grand Opening. 903 S. 8th Ave., Brighton. 8:20 a.m. Free.

Couples Class: Tastes of Tokyo. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30 p.m. $195 (for two). 

Vinochromatic 2022. The Banshee House, 2715 Larimer St. 7-10 p.m. $50.

 

Music and nightlife

*Gramatik. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:30 p.m. Prices vary. 

My Chemical Romance. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Tiga. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 9 p.m. $25.

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 8:10 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1

Just for fun

Denver Oddities & Curiosities Expo 2022. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $12 (in advance), $15 (day of).

9th Annual Gratitude Party. Our Mutual Friend Brewing, 2810 Larimer St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $5 (beer tokens), $85 (gratitude bundle, includes glass, T-shirt, beer tokens, four-pack and more).

Colfax Art Jams. 9800 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Fall BAZAAR. Belleview Station, S. Newport St. and E. Chenango Ave. Noon-6 p.m. No cover (to attend).

Lighthouse Block Party. Lighthouse Denver, 3840 York St. 1-4 p.m. Free. 

 

Comedy and theater

Top Secret Stand Up Comedy. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 7:30 p.m. $15 (first drink free).

Mike E. Winfield. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $24.

Steve Trevino. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 9:45 p.m. $35.

 

Art, culture and media

Doors Open Denver 2022. Denver Architecture Foundation, locations vary around Denver. 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25 (member), $30 (non-member).

*The Dirty South Lowrider Show and Shine. North High School parking lot, 2960 Speer Blvd. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

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

Class: Campfire. 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). 

Post Vintage. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

One Foot in the Grave. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Pattern Shop Studio Open House Party. Pattern Shop, 3349 Blake St. 5-8 p.m. Free.

Class: Autumn Aspens. 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.

*Cherry Creek Fresh Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. and University Blvd. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. No cover.

*University Hills Farmers’ Market. University Hills Plaza, 2500 S. Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

Lakewood Cider Days. Heritage Lakewood, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (children), $8 (adults, purchased in advance), $12 (adults, day of).

A Barcelona Brunch. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m. $89. 

Cooking & Cocktails: Fall Brunch with Friends. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $95.

Oktoberfest. Mash Lab Brewing & Kitchen, 4487 Highland Meadows Parkway, Windsor. Starting at noon. $25 (includes stein, bratwurst plate and $5 beer all day).

Oktoberfest. Improper City, 3201 Walnut St. Starting at noon. No cover.

8th Anniversary 80s Themed Bash. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. Noon-10 p.m. No cover.

Couples Class: Tacos, Tostadas and Mezcal. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30 p.m. $195 (for two). 

 

Music and nightlife

Cool Vibes Reggae Festival. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 2-10 p.m. Free (general admission), $50 (VIP).

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

Florence + the Machine. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. 8 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sports and fitness

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

*Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas. Watch on ESPN+ and Altitude or listen at 95.2 FM. 1:30 p.m.

*Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 7:10 p.m.

 

Sunday, Oct. 2

Art, culture and media

Doors Open Denver 2022. Denver Architecture Foundation, locations vary around Denver. 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $25 (member), $30 (non-member).

Open Paint With an Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $25 (includes free drink). 

 

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.

*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.

Lakewood Cider Days. Heritage Lakewood, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 (children), $8 (adults, purchased in advance), $12 (adults, day of).

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

Going Crackers for Cozy Fall Soups. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 2 p.m. $89. 

Date Night: Chilly Nights in Italy. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $198 (per couple).

 

Music and nightlife

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

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers. Watch on ATT SportsNet-RM or listen at 850 AM. 2:10 p.m.

*Denver Broncos vs. Las Vegas Raiders. Watch on CBS or listen at 94.1 FM. 2:25 p.m. 

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Magic of the Jack O’Lanterns. The Hudson Gardens & Event Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton. Starting at 7 p.m. $14.99 (kids ages 3-12), $19.99 (adults).

The Ghosts of Capitol Hill Tour. Southeast corner of W. 13th Ave. and N. Gilpin St. 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 6:30 p.m. (Sunday). $28. Advanced registration required.

13th Floor Haunted House. 3400 E. 52nd Ave. Times vary. $27.99-$32.99. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

 

Art, culture and media

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. 

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.

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).

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

The Dirty South Exhibition. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free (children 18 and under), $7 (college students, teachers, military, seniors), $10 (adults and members).

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

Oktoberfest on the Block. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. No cover.

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

Reel Cajun Seafood Restaurant Grand Opening. 3820 Riverpoint Parkway, Sheridan. 3-10 p.m. 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).