Things to do in Denver Nov. 19-20: Weekend edition

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A silhouette at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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.