Things to do in Denver Nov. 26-27: Weekend edition

Put the turkey away and go do something.

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The R&R Lounge, Colfax and Eudora. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Saturday

Entertainment

Elephant Revival with the Colorado Symphony. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $39-99.

“The Nutcracker.” Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $30-90.

“The Santaland Diaries”. David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City. The Jones, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street.  7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

“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. and 9:30 p.m. $15-20.

Paper Bird. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $17-30.

Slander and NGHTMRE. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-29.75.

SAD13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz). Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Hi-Dive 4th & 13th Anniversary Party Night 2. Featuring Reverend Deadeye’s Broken Spirits, The Shaloms, Dirty Few and Space In Time. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12.

Leftover Salmon. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 7 p.m. $32.50.

Ladies Night Out with Hazel Miller Band, Kerry Pastine and the Crime Scene and The Wendy Woo Band. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Lil Keke. The Roxy Theatre, 2549 Welton St. 7:30 p.m. $15.

Snow Tha Product. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Soundwave Music Fest. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 5:30 p.m. $10-15.

A Drag Queen Christmas. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $20.

Cards Against Humanity tournament with live music and drink specials. The Goods, 2550 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. 

Rock Ministry Books release party. A presentation and readings from Author Alan R. Graham’s editor and Denver Rock Ministry agent, author Zack Kopp. Plus: live music from Jeff Josh Barr and Klaus Dafoe and possibly a call-in from Graham. It will be filmed and broadcast globally. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway, 6-8 p.m.

Final Epilogue Comedy featuring Mara Wiles, Jhovany Diaz, Miriam Moreno, Jacob Erdman and Aaron Middleton. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. 

Midnight Madness: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Art

Eyes, hearts and body parts. A holiday light show with exhibitions by Koko Bayer and Thomas Scharfenberg. Megafauna, 3102 Blake St. Reception 5-10 p.m. Showings at 6 p.m.

Holiday party featuring the holiday exhibit, refreshments and surprises. Artists on Santa Fe Gallery, 747 Santa Fe Drive. 4-6 p.m. 

Things Are Shaping Up. LK MNDD showcase new works on canvas, paper and board. Lane Meyer Projects, 2528 Walnut St. 6-9 p.m.

For families

Tennyson tree lighting. Santa, cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar, carolers and more at Cesar Chavez Park, 4131 Tennyson St. 4-6 p.m. Tree lighting at 5 p.m. 

Holiday lights in LoHi. Little Man Ice Cream will light its Christmas tree and larger-than-life Menorah. Santa will be there for photos, along with mini horses, carolers, live music from The Music Train, Clydesdale carriage rides, free food, free hot cider and cocoa and more. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Zoo Lights preview night. Santa, ice carver, elf sing-along, caroling princesses, African penguin keeper talk, polar bear keeper talk, fire juggling and more. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 5:30-9 p.m. $10-15.

For your brain

Ask an Author. Meet Melanie Crowder, author of “A Nearer Moonand Audacity,” Benjamin Whitmer, author of “Cry Father,” Stephen Graham Jones, author of “Mongrels” and Judith Robbins Rose, author of “Look Both Ways in the Barrio Blanco.” BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 10 a.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Hazy Double IPA Collab Tapping – Robot Libertarian. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1-9 p.m. 

Entertainment

“The Santaland Diaries”. David Sedaris’ off-beat tales from his stint as a Macy’s elf in New York City. The Jones, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.

“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. with an audio-described mantinee. 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.

The Jive Tribe. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Booka Shade. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25-28.

Eminence Ensemble and Evanoff. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Propaganda! Featuring Hippieman, Mara Wiles, Andrew Bueno, Timmi Lasley and Matt Cobos. Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. Free.

Art

Giles Clement tintype photography. Giles Clement is a traveling photographer who uses cameras more than 150 years old to create tintype portraits with silver on sheets of black metal. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 1-7 p.m. Sign up for a portrait in advance.

For families

Groovy Christmas. Boogie Machine plays for all ages Denver Christkindl Market, 1125 16th St.

Sports

Denver Nuggets at Phoenix Suns, 1:30 p.m.

Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle Sounders, 2 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.