Things to do in Denver Oct. 29-30: Weekend edition

The Mile High Party don’t stop.

The crowd is illuminated at Queen City Fest at City Hall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
The crowd is illuminated at Queen City Fest at City Hall. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

The Mile High Party don’t stop.

Saturday

Food & Drink

Little Machine Turns One anniversary party. $10 beer flights. Get your board or skis waxed by Rocky Mountain Tunes. Live music by the Funkma$ter. Raffle for a chance to win gear, accessories, swag and beer. Little Machine Beer, 2924 W. 20th Ave. 4-10 p.m.

Elevation Meats Launch Party.  Boards on special, free samples, new beer from Trinity Brewing and prizes. The Preservery, 3040 Blake St., #101. 1-4 p.m.

Ale of Minerva bomber release party with music  from Eye Of Minerva, WiddlyWah and Scepter Of Eligos. Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Drive. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Beer and chocolate pairing at River North Brewery, 6021 Washington St., Unit A. 2-5 p.m. $20-35.

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Entertainment

Joan Baez at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $49.95.

MileHiCon 48. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, science, music, filking, movies, publishing, costuming, gaming and more. Hyatt Regency Hotel – Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave. 4 a.m.-midnight. $20 at the door.

Colorism” by Kenya Fashaw. Explore the lives and experience of people of color dealing with discrimination based on skin tone within their own race. Aurora Cultural Arts District, 1400 Dallas St., Aurora. 7 p.m. $20.

Screaming Females at Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15.

Hayden James at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Halloween Hootenany with DJ Wesley Waye at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8p.m. $10-12.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs Prince’s “Dirty Mind” at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

The Infamous Stringdusters at the Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m.

The Faint at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $29.50-35.

Alice’s Nightmare. Full-stage production tribute to Alice Cooper’s “Welcome To My Nightmare” at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $15-25.

Yellow Card – The Final World Tour at Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $32-35.

Perpetual Groove and theNEWDEAL at Cervantes Masterpiece and Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. Two-day pass $50-55. One day $27-32.

Daniel Koren at Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $22.

“Night of the Living Dead.” The Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St. 8 p.m. $14-15.

Gin Doctors 90’s Halloween Bash. Including a costume contest with a $1,000 grand prize. Stoney’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

Islands with Steady Holiday at the Marquis Theatre, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

Ratio Halloween party: Return of the Ramoans. Ramones cover band and costume contests throughout the night. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Fiction Halloween party with live music from The Sun Dried Nanners and treats for kids. $1 off beer with a costume. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E Colfax Ave. 2 -11 p.m. Music starts at sunset.

’80s and ’90s movie characters Halloween party. Live music and live painting. Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Drive. 7 p.m.-2 a.m. $10-15.

Halloween show with Stereoshifter, Television Generation, The Trip, Ramonda Hammer and Sliver at Streets of London Pub, 1501 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Great Gatsby Zombie Ball. Music from Gypsy Swing Revue and the Dan Schwindt Trio. Special four-course tasting menu inspired by the dark arts. Costume: Zombie flappers and dandies Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $15-60.

Tales From The Hood. All-ages costume and dance party. Roxy Theatre, 2549 Welton St. 8-11 p.m. $10.

Annual Halloween bash. Costume contest with $100 cash prize for firstst place and $50 for second place. Plus: free candy. The Abbey Tavern, 5151 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Badger’s Pub Halloween party. Prizes for best couples costume, best original/funny costume and best scary costume. Badger’s Pub, 76 S. Broadway. 5 p.m.-1:45 a.m. 

Epilogue Comedy. Cory Helie, Harris Alterman, David Rodriguez, Zach Welch and Aaron Urist. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 10-11:30 p.m. Free.

Dead Disney. Charlie’s, 900 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Weird Touch: The Halloween Party. Syntax Physic Opera, 54 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Free before 10 p.m., $5 after.

Quixote’s patio closing party. Music indoors and outside to say goodbye to Quixote’s, which closes forever at the end of the month. Quixote’s True Blue, 314 E. 13th Ave. 5 p.m.-midnight.

10th annual Boo and Brew. Parade starts in front of 3121 E. Colfax Ave. and then will move on to other decorated establishments along Colfax between York St. and Colorado Blvd. Free candy for kids from 1-4 p.m. and $1 off select pints for adults in costume. 1-11 p.m. 

Halloween party with live music at the Thin Man, 2015 E. 17th Ave. 10 p.m.

Pumpkin/Fall Beer Fest at Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. Noon-11 p.m.

Halloween Party with DJ Grey Sea at Illegal Pete’s, 2001 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Beryl’s Monster Mash Halloween at Beryl’s Beer Co., 3120 Blake St. 7-11 p.m.

The Inferno: Tracks Halloween 2016. Travel through Hell and compete for $2,000 cash in a costume contest. Tracks, 3500 Walnut St. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. No cover for 21+. $5 for 18-20.

Sneerwell’s Memento Mori Ball. Have your fate decided by a giant Ouija board, get tattoos by Seth Brown from Landmark Tattooers, lie in a wooden coffin and more. Dress in black. Fort Greene, 321 E. 45th Ave. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

For families

Trick Or Treat Street at Denver Children’s Museum. Costumes, goodies, treats, crafts, games. No scary costumes, please. 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $13-15, members free.

Tennyson Trick or Treat Street & Fall Festival. Trick-or-treat at participating businesses up and down Tennyson and/or head over to Cesar Chavez Park between 41st and 42nd for a fall festival with carnival games and candy. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Halloween Kids Fest. Not-so-haunted train ride, guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, monster mural painting, pumpkin painting and more. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular aquarium admission.

Family Overnight: Halloween at the Museum. Spooky fun and trick-or-treat trivia. See an IMAX film and explore the temporary exhibition Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs, and sleep in the diorama halls. Pizza dinner, snack and breakfast, plus candy. Families with kindergarten through eighth-grade children only. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6 p m.-10 a.m. $55-80.

Trick or Treat and All Day Happy Hour. There will be a complimentary photo booth, Dogfish Head specials all day, trick-or-treating for kids from all vendors. Avanti Food & Beverage, 3200 Pecos St. 3-7 p.m. for photo booth and trick-or-treat.

Harvest Party with a chili cook-off, trunk-or-treat, crafts and games. La Alma Rec Center, 1325 W. 11th Ave. 3-6 p.m.

Fall Festival with games, music, dancing, food and costume contests at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 2309 Gaylord St. 7-10 p.m.

Pumpkin Painting Story Time at BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 2-3 p.m.

Fall Festival at Calvary Church, 2370 S. Trenton Way. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Here are all the fun fall activities you could want — festivals, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and more.

For your brain

Fall Walking Tour #3: Downing to Gilpin. Uptown on the Hill hosts these education walking tours. It starts at the Denver Bicycle Café, 1308 E. 17th Ave. 1-2:30 p.m.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers. Denver’s home opener, and also Dikembe Mutombo’s jersey retirement ceremony. Pepsi Center. 7 p.m. Tickets.

Colorado Avalanche at Phoenix Coyotes. Gila River Arena. 7 p.m.

Sunday

Food & Drink

Pumpkin Killer Rum Barrel Aged bomber release. Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Drive. 11 p.m.-2 a.m.

These are the seven biggest beer selections in Denver.

Entertainment

MileHiCon 48. Science fiction, fantasy, horror, science, music, filking, movies, publishing, costuming, gaming and more. Hyatt Regency Hotel – Tech Center, 7800 E. Tufts Ave. 4 a.m.-7:30 p.m. $20 at the door.

Colorism” by Kenya Fashaw. Explore the lives and experience of people of color dealing with discrimination based on skin tone within their own race. Aurora Cultural Arts District, 1400 Dallas St., Aurora. 1:30 p.m. $20.

Cowgirl’s Train Set at the Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Little Hurricane at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $16-19.

The Sword at the Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $17-25.

The Wonder Years and Real Friends at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30 p.m.$22-25.

Good Charlotte and The Story So Far at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7:30 p.m.$29.50.

Hairball II featuring Kissm and Rush Archives Halloween costume party at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:45 p.m. $15.

Daniel Koren at Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Pwr Bttm, Bellows and Lisa Prank at Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Celtic Thunder at the Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7:30 p.m. $44.50.

Whiskey Dick, The Cutthroat Drifters, SOSD and The Rye Pushers at Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $6.
Denver Ghost Tour: The Haunts of Capitol Hill. Meets at the southeast corner of West 13th Avenue and North Gilpin Street, just north of Cheesman Park. 7-9 p.m.$18, must buy in advance.
Gypsy Halloween with La Pompe Jazz featuring Sweet B. Mercury Café, 2199 California St. 8-11 p.m.
Bodies We’ve Buried at Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $10.
Poe in the Parlor. Hear the haunting words and of Edgar Allan Poe read over live acoustic music. Lumber Baron Inn,2555 W. 37th Ave. 5-9:30 p.m. $15-20.
Quixote’s Farewell Party. Pink Talking Fish at Quixote’s True Blue, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $20.
Art

Textures ambient showcase. Victoria Lundy, Mark Mosher, and Winter Twig featured in Halloween show with video projections. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

Artist Demonstration: Homare Ikeda, Mixed Media on Paper. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. Drop in from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.

For families

Trick Or Treat Street at Denver Children’s Museum. Costumes, goodies, treats, crafts, games. No scary costumes, please. 2121 Children’s Museum Dr. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. $13-15, members free.

Halloween Kids Fest. Not-so-haunted train ride, guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, monster mural painting, pumpkin painting and more. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St.10 a.m.-4 p.m. Regular aquarium admission.

Day Of The Dead Memorial. Bring a photo of your loved one, memories and one of your loved one’s favorite foods to share. Remember and celebrate with memories, food and crafts for kids. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Author Event with Tracey Zeeck reading her book “The Not In Here Story.” Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

Here are all the fun fall activities you could want — festivals, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and more.

Sports

Denver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers. Sports Authority Field. 2:05 p.m. Tickets.

Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angeles Galaxy. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Time TBA. Tickets.

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.