Things to do in Denver Sept. 24-25: Do the weekend right

TJ Vong, bar lead at Curio, pours a drink at Central Market. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
TJ Vong, bar lead at Curio, pours a drink at Central Market. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Sure, Thursday and Friday were fun. But it’s the freakin’ weekend, baby.

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.

Central Market opening. Check out the smorgasbord of food and drinks at 2669 Larimer St. 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

These are the seven biggest beer selections in Denver.

Entertainment
Welcome to the Northside. The pilot episode of this web series about gentrification in Denver’s Northside will debut at the Sie Film Center,2510 E. Colfax Ave., after a screening of the full-length documentary, Clever5:30 p.m. Advance tickets are sold out. Tickets may be available one hour prior to show time.

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.