Things to do in Denver Sept. 22-25: The big weekend listing

What’re you doing this weekend? There’s a lot to choose from. I know because I browsed listings until my eyeballs shriveled up and fell right out of my head.

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The downtown Denver skyline as seen from the Tivoli Brewing taphouse’s patio on the Auraria campus. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

What are you doing tonight? And this weekend? There’s a lot to choose from. I know because I’ve browsed event listings until my eyeballs shriveled up and fell right out of my head. Yep, we’ve got bigger, better, Denverier weekend things-to-list for you. Let’s go!

Thursday

Food & Drink

Girls Rock Denver benefit. Drink some beer at Baere Brewing Co. for a good cause through the rest of the month. 25 percent of sales go to Girls Rock Denver. They’ll have an info table today. Baere Brewing Co., 320 Broadway, Suite E. 4-8 p.m.

These are the seven biggest beer selections in Denver.

Maybe it’s time you tried an ice cream and cocktail speakeasy. Frozen Matter, 530 E. 19th Ave. Check out our visit.

Entertainment

The Lucas Brothers at Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 8 p.m. $15.

Great American Beard and Moustache Championship endangered dives bar crawl. Star Bar, El Charrito, El Chapultapec and 1Up. 7 p.m. 

Motown Groove Presents: Motown Thursdays. Free Chicken and waffles with any purchase of a drink. Pearl’s, 608 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $3 after 10 p.m.

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.

For your brain

Comics and Culture: Islam in Graphic Novels.” G. Willow Wilson, author of “Ms. Marvel,” will be giving a keynote address about her experience creating the first female Muslim character in the mainstream graphic novels. Glenn Miller Ballroom, CU, 1667 Euclid Ave., Boulder. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Science Pyramid open house. Try your hand at controlling the weather with an interactive projection and participate in hands-on science and technology demonstrations. Light refreshments. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Art

“Open To Interpretation” opening reception. Abstract art. Cherry Creek Art Gallery, 2830 E. Third Ave. 5:30-7 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies are in Los Angeles. 8:10 p.m.

Friday

Food & Drink

Food Truck Safari. 21+ preview of “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” featuring large-scale sculptures made from trash. Happy hour will features food trucks throughout the zoo and live acoustic music. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 6:30-9 p.m. $17.

DSTILL – The Showcase. Learn about American small-batch distilling through unlimited samples from the distillers. Plus: bites from various food stations and a commemorative glass to take home. History Colorado, 1200 Broadway. 7-10 p.m. $50.

Great American Beard and Moustache Championship Craft Beerd welcome party. Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 6 p.m.

Don’t just get pizza. Get exactly the pizza you want. Here’s our guide, helpfully titled “What is pizza? Where is pizza?”

These are the seven biggest beer selections in Denver.

Entertainment

Show Ya Teef. Interactive comedy show from the Black Actors Guild. The Crossroads Theater, 2590 Washington St. 8-11 p.m. $10.

Assembly at CineLatino. Alejandro Jimenez, Bobby LeFebre, Franklin Cruz, Stephen Garcia and Jozer Guerrero will read pieces that speak to their heritage. Then, a screening of the new movie “Neruda.” Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 6-7 p.m. $10-$12.

The Lucas Brothers at Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Local Natives. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $32.50.

DreamGirls. Denver’s longest running drag cabaret. M Uptown, 700 E. 17th Ave. 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Call for reservations: 303-832-1333 ext. 3.

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.

Folk music karaoke. Grab a drink and gather with friends in the Quinlan Cafe at Swallow Hill to sing songs like “Wagon Wheel,” “Proud Mary,” or “Country Roads.” Swallow Hill Music’s Quinlan Café, 71 E. Yale Ave. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Midnight Madness movies at The Esquire: “The Room.” 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.

For families

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 your brain

This Old House: House History. Learn how to successfully research your the history of your home or business. History Colorado, 1200 Broadway. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $4-$5. RSVP required.

Art

Wish You Were Here. Rule Gallery, 530 Santa Fe Drive, celebrates the grand opening of its new location with reception for a show by Scott Young. 6-9 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies are in Los Angeles. 8:10 p.m.

Saturday

Food & Drink

RiNo Oktoberfest. 11 RiNo breweries serving beer, plus a Masskrugstemmen competion, German food and Oompah bands.
Rackhouse Pub, 2875 Blake St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. $20.

Colorado Wild & Sour Ales Tap Takeover. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales and TRVE Brewing take over the taps. Plus: unlimited pizza. The Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox St. 2-6 p.m. $28 for drinkers. $12 for non-drinkers. Tickets must be purchased before noon the day of.

Fresh Hop IPA release. Try the latest beer from Alpine Dog. Plus: the Beef King food truck and a Great American Beer Festival ticket giveaway. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. Noon-midnight.

Fiction Beer Co. second Anniversary Party. Live music all day. T-shirt, beer, glassware giveaways. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1-11 p.m. 

Celtic Tavern sendoff. Drink specials and more to say goodbye. Celtic Tavern, 1801 Blake St. 7 p.m.

These are the seven biggest beer selections in Denver.

Entertainment

The Second City Guide to the Symphony. Sketch comedy, new music by Matthew Reid and orchestral works by masters of classical music. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $34-$94.

The Lucas Brothers at Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Rocky Horror – Tim Curry Night. Esquire Theater, 590 Downing St. 11:45 p.m.-2:30 a.m. $9.

Jazz on the Patio. Free swing dancing lesson and live music. Vine Street Pub, 1700 Vine St. 4:20-8 p.m.

Great American Beard and Moustache Championship. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 3:30 p.m. $15 to spectate. $30 to compete.

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: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” 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.

For families

Washed Ashore Beach Party. Grand opening of “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea,” featuring large-scale sculptures made from trash, with kid-friendly activities and entertainment. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 6:30-9 p.m. $7-$17.

Montbello 50th Anniversary. A parade begins at the Montbello High School and ends at the Montbello Recreation Center, where there will be music, free food, a kid’s carnival and a vendor fair. Monbellow Recreation Center, 15555 E. 53rd Ave. 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

A Day Out With Thomas. “Thomas And Friends”-themed fun at the Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $20-25, with discounts for members.

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 your brain

Mike Love at Tattered Cover. The founding member of the Beach Boys will do a presentation and a Q&A before signing his book, “Good Vibrations: My Life as a Beach Boy.” Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 1-3 p.m.

Art

Supernova. First-ever outdoor festival of digital animation and art. Denver Performing Arts Complex, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 4-11 p.m. Free.

Renegade Craft Fair Denver. Music and nearly 100 independent makers and artisans. EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies are in Los Angeles. 7:10 p.m.

Colorado Rapids are in Vancouver. 7 p.m.

Colorado football is playing at Oregon. 3:30 p.m. 

Colorado State football playing at Minnesota. 10 a.m. 

Sunday

Food & Drink

Westword DISH. 21+ food and drink sampling from more than 40 local restaurants. Sculpture Park, 1700 Speer Blvd. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $30-$100.

These are the seven biggest beer selections in Denver.

Entertainment

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.

Lucha Libre & Comedy. With Adam Cayton-Holland, Kevin O’Brien Mike Sydal, Royce Isaacs, Lonnie Valdez, Sammy Six Guns, The Left Coast Guerrillas and more. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $10.

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. 2 p.m. $24-44.

For families

A Day Out With Thomas. “Thomas And Friends”-themed fun at the Colorado Railroad Museum. 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. $20-25, with discounts for members.

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.

Art

Renegade Craft Fair Denver. Music and nearly 100 independent makers and artisans. EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th St. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sports

Denver Broncos are in Cincinatti. 11 a.m.

Colorado Rockies are in Los Angeles. 2:10 p.m.

Running

Susan G. Komen Colorado Race for the Cure. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 6 a.m.-noon. $35-$44.

Running of the Gays. Strut, hop or stumble for three-blocks in heels to fund creative programs for LGBTQ+ youth. Ace Eat Serve, 501 E. 17th Ave. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $40.

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.