Things to do in Denver Nov. 17-20: The big weekend list

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Hip hop artist Waldo on stage at Queen City Fest. Aug. 14, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) queen city fest; music; arts; concert; kevinjbeaty; denver; denverite; colorado;
(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

It’s not cold enough to hibernate yet.

Thursday

Food & drink

X Bar sixth anniversary party. Free food and Deep Eddy cocktails followed by the weekly lip-sync flip for your drinks with host Joey G. X Bar, 629 E. Colfax Ave. 7-9 p.m.

Bottle release: Amigos con Beneficios. Imperial Vienna Lager aged in Deerhammer Distilling Co. whiskey barrels. Call to Arms Brewing Co., 4526 Tennyson St. 3-10 p.m.

Pour over Pairing. New Ben & Jerry’s collaboration beer Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale and other Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream. Plus: giveaways and other activities. Proceeds go to benefit POW. Illegal Pete’s DU, 1744 E. Evans Ave. 6-8 p.m. 

Whiskey Flight Night. Three half-ounce pours to sample in the tasting room. Weekly whiskey selections vary. Law’s Whiskey House, 1420 S. Acoma St., 5-9 p.m.

Entertainment

Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere.” Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $25.

The Emerging Filmmakers Project. Showcase of the best of Denver’s indie film scene. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 8 p.m. $5.

Strawberry Runners and Anthony Ruptak. Thin Man Tavern, 2015 E. 17th Ave. 9 p.m. $10. Limited seating.

Sexpot Comedy Presents Election’s Over. Nate Craig, Mike Hawkburns, Meghan DePonceau, Derrick Rush and host Matt Cobos. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-10 p.m. $10.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Hand to God.” Sweet but troubled teen Jason is coping with his father’s recent death and is forced to join his mother’s Church-led puppet group. Curious Theater Company, 8 p.m. $24-34.

Bluegrass Thursday with Steepland String Band. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 7-9:30 p.m.

Yeasayer. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Na’an Stop. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $15.

STRFKR. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $20-30.

Mr. Little Jeans. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Ray Reed. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., 9 p.m. $10-20.

Girls Rock Denver benefit with Brother Sister Hex, Married a Dead Man, Dead but Fancy, Jane Doe. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10.

SPINS. National vinyl listening party with featured record “The Lemon of Pink” by  the Books and DJ Details, drink specials and record giveaways. Bar Fausto, 3126 Larimer St. 8-11:30 p.m.

Jeremy Mohney & His Band. Lindy, Jitterbug and more to live music and DJ Jessica Shaffer. Beginning Lindy hop lessons 6-7 p.m. Intermediate Lindy hop lessons 7-8 p.m., $10. Live music 8 p.m., $10. Mercury Café, 2199 California St.

Bar choir. This week’s songs: “Dance Me to the End of Love” by Leonard Cohen, “Ain’t Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around” and “What’s Going On?” by Marvin Gaye. Meet to learn songs at 6:30 p.m., perform at 8:30 p.m. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. $5.

DSAO chamber music concert. Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd. 7-9 p.m. $10-14.

Art

Pancakes and Booze Art Show. Pancakes, booze, music, fashion and art. City Hall, 1144 Broadway. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.

For families

Thanksgiving themed cake class. No previous decorating experience needed. Kids welcome. Beer and wine served. My Make Studio, 6460 E. Yale Ave., Unit E60. 6-8 p.m. 

For your brain

The Science Lounge: Space Society. See the IMAX film “A Beautiful Planet 3D,” learn about the effects of space on our human bodies and look back at Earth from the bar with a cosmic cocktail. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 21+. $13-15.

A Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test. Harry Potter trivia covering all of the books and films in 10 categories. Three doors down, Harkins Theater is showing “Fantastic Beasts.” Stapleton Tap House, 8286 E. Northfield Blvd. 7-8:30 p.m. 

Power Night: Brilliant Women Igniting Change in the World. Galvanize Golden Triangle, 1062 Delaware St. 5:30-9 p.m. Free.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Dallas Stars, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado basketball at Louisisana-Monroe, 7 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

Day of the Yeti. Great Divide Brewing Co. declared this week National Yeti Awareness Week. It culminates in a party with eight Yetis on tap on including three barrel-aged versions, one-off firkins, Hot Yeti and Cold Yeti creations from Brewers Association executive chef Adam Dulye. Plus: 100 mini cupcakes baked with Yeti and cheese to pair with $4 Yeti pours Barrel Bar, 1812 35th St. 5-10 p.m.

Gingerbread Man bomber release party. A big American Brown spiced with grandma’s gingerbread cookie recipe. Strange Craft Beer Co., 1330 Zuni St., Unit M. Noon-9 p.m.

Hogshead Brewery tap takeover at Park & Co., 439 E. 17th Ave. 3 p.m.

Entertainment

Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere.” Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25.

“Show Ya Teef!” Crossroads Denver Theater, 2590 Washington St. 8-11 p.m. $10.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Hand to God.” Sweet but troubled teen Jason is coping with his father’s recent death and is forced to join his mother’s Church-led puppet group. Curious Theater Company, 8 p.m. $24-34.

“One Death, Please?” A young pop-star is unsatisfied by fame. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $15-20.

Skinny Lister. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Shovels & Rope. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $27-30.

Hirie. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $13-15.

DJ Logic. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Time album release. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Max Frost. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., 8 p.m. $10-13.

The Blind Pets. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $10-12.

Young Professionals After Dark Soiree. Celebrate the science of light with entertainment, drinks, appetizers and desserts. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. $50 for members, $60 for non-members.

Sunnyside Brewhaha. Comedy from Caitie Hannan, Allison Rose, Ryan Nowell, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald and Zac Maas. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. 8-10 p.m.

Pulling Out All The Stops. Denver Philharmonic Orchestra presents Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin,” Poulenc’s “Organ Concerto in G Minor” and  Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3 in C Minor “Organ Symphony.” Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. $20 general admission, $10 for students and seniors, free for children 12 and younger.

The Rye Pushers album release party. Lions Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.

Dreamgirls. Denver’s longest running drag cabaret. Call 303-832-1333 for reservations. M Uptown, 700 E. 17th Ave. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

“Fantastic Plane” Midnight Madness. The obscure French animated movie screens at the Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Comedy Happy Hour featuring Rory Albanese, executive producer, writer and on-air contributor of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show.” Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 5 p.m. $4.

Holophrase “Stay Being” album release show. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

DJ Gonda at Pon Pon, 2528 Walnut St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.

Denver School of Arts Woodwind Quintet. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 11 a.m.-noon. Free.

Art

Free admission at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. to mark its fifth anniversary.

Pancakes and Booze Art Show. Pancakes, booze, music, fashion and art. City Hall, 1144 Broadway. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Free.

Captured Shadows. Artist reception with Jim Stevens and his exhibit of monofilament and abstract linear paintings. Georgia Amar’s Habitat Gallery & Studio, 828 Santa Fe Drive. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Dirty Doodles Night. Tables will be covered with paper and art supplies. Show ’em what you got. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 6 p.m.-midnight.

For families

Denver Holiday Food & Gift Festival. More than 400 exhibitors featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and more. Gourmet food area with toffee, tea, chocolates, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili and more. Santa Claus is available for kids of all ages. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. $14 general admission, $12 for seniors and ages 13-17, free for ages 12 and younger.

St. Catherine’s annual Turkey Bingo. Food, drinks and baked goods for sale and bingo to win a turkey or money. St. Catherine of Siena School, 4200 Federal Blvd. 6 p.m.

International Games Day. Wide selection of board, video, card and dice games for all ages. Virginia Village Branch Library, 1500 S. Dahlia St. 4-5:30 p.m.

For your brain

Meet Here: An Evening of Untitled Idea Brewing and Creative Criss-Cross. Local creatives from all disciplines to help the Denver Art Museum develop ideas for programming in 2017. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Avenue Parkway. RSVPs appreciated. Email lhegge@denverartmuseum.org or call 720-913-0077. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Toronto Raptors, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Rhein Haus one-year anniversary party. Live music from Rhinelanders Band, free birthday cake and $1 half-liters of Rhein Haus lagers. Raffle for a Breckenridge Brewery snowboard, Rhein Haus merch, gift cards and house made sausages, Wagyu steaks, a Thanksgiving turkey and more. Rhein Haus, 1415 Market St.  5-8 p.m. 

Thanksgiving pie and beer pairing. Four pies paired with Four beers. Choose a pairing you would to pre-order for Thanksgiving. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Day of Darks. More than 25 breweries will bring in their “stache” of dark beers. Ticket proceeds benefit the Movember Foundation, the Colorado Cancer Research Foundation and the CU Cancer Center. Wynkoop Brewing Co., 1634 18th St. Noon-4 p.m. $30.

Entertainment

A Prairie Home Companion. Hosted by Chris Thile with Trey Anastasio, The Staves and Tig Notaro. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 3:45 p.m. $45-$75.

Warren Miller’s “Here, There & Everywhere.” Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. $25.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Hand to God.” Sweet but troubled teen Jason is coping with his father’s recent death and is forced to join his mother’s Church-led puppet group. Curious Theater Company, 8 p.m. $24-34.

 “One Death, Please?” A young pop-star is unsatisfied by fame. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $15-20.

Cabinet and Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $14.99-18.

Shovels & Rope. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $27-30.

Polytoxic’s last show ever. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $5-10.

Denzel Curry. Cervantes’ Masterpiece, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-18.

The Jezabels. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-17.

The Pack A.D. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., 9 p.m. $12-15.

The Flight of Sleipnir. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

“Fantastic Plane” Midnight Madness. The obscure French animated movie screens at the Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Dance party at the MCA, in Nathan Carter’s gallery. Special performance of The Dramastics Are Loud AF soundtrack, multiple bars and access to the museum after hours. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $10 for members, $15 non-members.

The Black Box grand opening with Mala, Kahn, Neek and Moresounds. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. (formerly Quixote’s). 8:30 p.m. $20.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 3 p.m. $43.

Art

Free admission at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. to mark its fifth anniversary.

For families

Denver Holiday Food & Gift Festival. More than 400 exhibitors featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and more. Gourmet food area with toffee, tea, chocolates, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili and more. Santa Claus is available for kids of all ages. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $14 general admission, $12 for seniors and ages 13-17, free for ages 12 and younger.

Fifth anniversary family day at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. Tours, art-making, light refreshments and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Denver Christkindl Market grand opening night. Ceremony will be held in the market’s heated Holiday Tent at Skyline Park. The Christkind will recite her famous prologue, followed by music from the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and Austrian Connection. Denver Christkindl Market, 1125 16th St. 4-9 p.m. Free.

For your brain

Dismantling whiteness dialogue. SURJ Denver hosts a dicussion about naming privilege(s), reflecting and talking to each other about dismantling white supremacy.  Bring a snack to share if you’d like. Girls Incorporated of Metro Denver, 1499 Julian St. 4-6 p.m. 

“Symbols of Resistance.” Documentary about the Chican@ Movement in Colorado and a discussion with Francisco “Kiko” Martinez, Dr. Priscilla Falcon and Ricardo Romero Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 6:30-8 p.m. $12.

Sports

Pumpkin Pie 5K/10K. All finishers will get a piece of delicious pumpkin pie. There will be chip timing and a finish-line expo with vendors and food. City Park. 7:30 a.m. $30-45.

Colorado football vs. Washington State, 1:30 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild, 6 p.m.

Colorado State football vs. New Mexico, 8:15 p.m.

Air Force Academy football at San Jose State, 8:30 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Third annual Chain Reaction chili cook off. Judges will pick winners in red, green and veggie categories. Grand prize goes to the most “exotic” chili. Entry is free. Bring serving tools and enough to share. Chain Reaction Brewing Co., 902 S. Lipan St. Noon-5 p.m.

Final Slow Food farmers’ market of the season. Harvest Market with everything for Thanksgiving. Chef Espiricueta of Acorn will host a pop-up barbecue lunch at 11 a.m. The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Williams & Graham five year anniversary party featuring alumni bartenders, surprises and a special guest. Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon St. 8 p.m.

Entertainment

The Film Novella & Feature Fest. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. Noon-10 p.m. $10.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St.  2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“Hand to God.” Sweet but troubled teen Jason is coping with his father’s recent death and is forced to join his mother’s Church-led puppet group. Curious Theater Company, 2 p.m. $24-34.

VibeSquaD Farewell Show. Cervantes’ Masterpiece, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Cycles. Cervantes’ Masterpiece, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $10-15.

RÜFÜS Du Sol. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Thors & Friends and Adam Torres. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

The Dead Ships. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., 8 p.m. $12-15.

Third Annual Mile Hi Gram Jam. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $10.

Metal matinee benefit with Doperunner, 908, Piojos and Widdlywah. Admission is free but donations will go to the American Diabetes Foundation. Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Drive. 2-7 p.m.

Zydeco dance workshop at Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 2-5 p.m. $5.

Falty solo jazz workshop. First Avenue Presbyterian Church, 120 W. First Ave. 1-5:30 p.m. $55 in advance, $65 at the door.

Fifth anniversary Music in the Galleries. Trio Thessalia, made up of Colorado Symphony musicians Karen Kinzie (violin), Leah Kovach (viola), and Susan Cahill (bass), will play music by Beethoven. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 11 a.m.-noon. Free.

Art

Free admission at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. to mark its fifth anniversary.

For families

Denver Holiday Food & Gift Festival. More than 400 exhibitors featuring art, crafts, jewelry, clothing, wood, music, photography, toys, Christmas décor and more. Gourmet food area with toffee, tea, chocolates, meats, coffee, jams, shortbread, chili and more. Santa Claus is available for kids of all ages. Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $14 general admission, $12 for seniors and ages 13-17, free for ages 12 and younger.

Sports

Officer Down 5K & Community Day. Washington Park Recreation Center, 701 S. Franklin St. 8 a.m. $20-45.

Colorado State basketball at Stanford, 4 p.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Utah Jazz, 7 p.m.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.