Things to do in Denver Oct. 1-2: Your guide to the weekend

An Odell Drumroll American Pale Ale beer at the beer garden at Skyline Park in downtown Denver. (Dave Burdick/Denverite)
(Dave Burdick/Denverite)

It’s finally here. Now go enjoy it.

Saturday

Food & Drink

Northside Wine and Music Festival. Bonacquisti Wine, 4640 Pecos St. 2-8 p.m. $10.

Black Shirt Brewing Co. fourth anniversary. They’re tapping their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad, brewed four years ago and aged in bourbon barrels for two and a half years. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $10.

2016 Fresh Hop Festival. The future home of Brewery Liberati, 2403 Champa St. 1-4 p.m.$40.

Pig roast at Marczyk Fine Foods, 770 E. 17th Ave. 11:30 a.m. $14.99 per plate.

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Entertainment

David Bowie Is” documentary screening and all-Bowie DJ set afterparty at Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. $7 for DFS members. $11 for non-members.

Trevor Noah. Bellco Theater, 700 14th St. 8 p.m. $49-69.

Maronzio Vance. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $20.

Endotrend. Near-zero waste/energy music festival. McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 2-11 p.m. $15.

Bollywood Fashion Event. City Hall, 1144 Broadway. 7 p.m. Free with RSVP.

Native Daughters, Pueblo Escobar and Chieftain. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8:30 p.m. $10.

44 Plays for 44 Presidents.” Tells the story of the United States through a series of two-minute scenes dedicated to each American president. University Theatre Building, 261 UCB, Boulder. 7:30 p.m. $15-20.

Midnight Madness movies at The Esquire: “Evil Dead 2.” The Esquire, 590 Downing St.11:59 p.m. $9.

Water By The Spoonful.” In a far corner of the internet, Odessa leads a chat room for recovering drug addicts. Off the computer, Odessa’s real-life family is falling apart. Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $24-44.

Whose Live Anyway.” Wacky improv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?,” but — yes — live. Greg Proops, Ryan Stiles, Joel Murray, Jeff B. Davis. Paramount Denver, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $35+.

For families

Cider Days. Annual festival in Lakewood with “live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats,” in addition to vendors, a tractor pull, etc. Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-13. There’s also a hard cider tasting that costs more.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Build a scarecrow, pick a pumpkin, enjoy live music, play pioneer games, take a tour of the Four Mile House Museum and more. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day. Stations will focus on skills, basic maintenance and trail etiquette. There will be a fun slow race. Food available. Bring a bike, helmet and water bottle. Ruby Hill Bike Park, 1200 W. Florida Ave. Free. Register here.

Corn maze at Chatfield Farms. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $10-13, with discounts for Denver Botanic Gardens members.

For a cause

Benefit show for Girls Rock Denver. Denver Bicycle Café, 1308 E. 17th Ave. 3-7 p.m. No cover.

Art

Sticky Situation Denver. Art and live music at the EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. 8 p.m.Free.

Free day at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers. 6:10 p.m. Tickets here.

Colorado Rapids vs. Portland Timbers. 7 p.m. Tickets here.

Roller Derby at The Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 Clarkson St. 5:30-11 p.m. $17.

Sunday

Food & Drink

Black Shirt Brewing Co. fourth anniversary. They’re tapping their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Quad, brewed four years ago and aged in bourbon barrels for two and a half years. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $10.

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Entertainment

Tethered By Letters Showcase. Celebrate the James Douglas Morrison Poetry Society with poetry readings. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 3-5 p.m.

Sunday Swing Night. Lessons available. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 8-11 p.m. $10.

44 Plays for 44 Presidents.” Tells the story of the United States through a series of two-minute scenes dedicated to each American president. University Theatre Building, 261 UCB, Boulder. 2 p.m. $15-20.

Water By The Spoonful.” In a far corner of the internet, Odessa leads a chat room for recovering drug addicts. Off the computer, Odessa’s real-life family is falling apart. Curious Theatre, 1080 Acoma St. p.m. $24-44.

For families

Cider Days. Annual festival in Lakewood with “live performances, activities and tasty harvest treats,” in addition to vendors, a tractor pull, etc. Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $4-13. There’s also a hard cider tasting that costs more.

Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Build a scarecrow, pick a pumpkin, enjoy live music, play pioneer games, take a tour of the Four Mile House Museum and more. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Corn maze at Chatfield Farms. 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $10-13, with discounts for Denver Botanic Gardens members.

For your brain

Our Urban Forest. Led by WalkDenver board member John Hayden. Learn how to identify different trees and what makes them healthy, and about the role trees play in promoting walking. Meet at Stout Street Children’s Park, Stout and 25th streets. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10.

For a cause

Dogtoberfest. Beer, food, fun and prizes benefitting 4 Paws 4 Life Rescue. Chain Reaction Brewing Co., 902 S. Lipan St. 1-4 p.m.

Pigskin for Pooches. Buy a case of dog food at the door for $10 and get a pitcher of beer. Plus: raffles and prizes. Stoney’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Art

Foul-mouthed cross-stitching. Grandma’s House, 1701 S. Broadway. Noon-9 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers. Last game of the season. 1:10 p.m. Tickets here.

Denver Broncos are in Tampa Bay. 2:05 p.m.

Hot Chocolate 15k/5k. Featuring inflatables, games and an all-chocolate  post-race party. Civic Center Park, 101 W. 14th Ave. 7-10 a.m. $54-79. Register here.

Saturday and Sunday

Estes Park Elk Festival. Celebrate the season of elk love in Bond Park. Live music, educational presentations, food and more. Amateur elk bugling contest is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

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.