Things to do in Denver: Weekend edition

Star Bar on Larimer, which is hosting Brewers' Karaoke tonight as an unofficial side event to the Great American Beer Fest. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) beer; nightlife; kevinjbeaty; bars; denverite; denver; colorado;
Star Bar, not an on-set wrap party for “Stranger Things.” (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Saturday

Food & drink

Fermæntra ænniversary party. The brewery is celebrating two years today with giveaways, bottle releases, tappings, live art and more. Fermæntra, 1715 E. Evans Ave. Noon.

Mockery Brewing block party and anniversary. Mockery is also celebrating two years tonight with giveaways, limited releases, tappings, live music, food trucks, live screen printing and more. Mockery Brewing, 3501 Delganey St. Noon-11 p.m.

Denver Bacon & Beer. Bacon dishes from 15 restaurants and beer from 23 breweries. Proceeds benefit Project Angel Heart and Metro Caring. Glitter Dome, 3600 Wynkoop St.2-5:30 p.m. $50-$70.

Learn to homebrew. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. Noon-6 p.m.

Entertainment

Denver Film Fest is offering an almost non-stop schedule of film screenings through Nov. 12.

Ivory Circle. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10.

Marvel Years and Artifakts. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Super Diamond. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Sunflower Bean. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12.

Steel City Jug Slammers and Saddle of Southern Darkness. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $5.

Globe Hall One Year Anniversary Week/End. Open stage featuring members of Hang Rounder, Jimbo Darville and Clay Rose. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. Free.

Eldren. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $10-12.

Balance and Composure. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $17.50-20.

Sturgill Simpson. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $35.

Amy Schumer. Bellco Theater, 10 p.m. Few tickets left starting at $203.

Breck Brew x Never Summer opening day party. Live music from MF Ruckus and a screening of the Never Summer film “25.” Get your skis or snowboard wax and play games to win a Breckenridge Brewery board. Punch Bowl Social, 65 Broadway. 6-10 p.m.Free.

Kathy Mattea. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $30-32.

Azizi Gibson. Cervantes Otherside, 2635 Welton St. 9 p.m. $13-15.

Nicolas Jaar. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $30-35.

For Today: The Farewell Tour. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6 p.m. $18-20.

Art

Free day at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

“Wish You Were Here” artist talk and closing party. Rule Gallery, 530 Santa Fe Drive. 3-5 p.m.

Crossover opening reception. Abstract expressionist Doug Kacena will be painting over completed works by 12 Colorado painters, and allowing them to do the same. Mike Wright Gallery, 1412 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m.

Penny admission to the Museum of Contemporary, 1485 Delgany art all throughout Denver Arts week (Nov. 5-12).

Paint “Moonlit Cat.” Sip (coffee, tea and hot chocolate) and paint at the Denver Cat Company, 3929 Tennyson St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $30.

For families

Night at the Museum. As part of Denver Arts Week, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science will open its doors for free for the evening. 5-10 p.m.

Picture Book Presidential Election. Two picture books, “Duck for President” and “President Squid,” go head to head in the polls. Children’s Library at the Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For your brain

Frank Talk: The Science! of Cannabis. A talk on cannabis DUI laws, workplace drug testing and the current state of legalization. Herman’s Hideaway, 1578 S. Broadway. 1 p.m. Free.

For a cause

Rock-A-Belly. Eat and drink courtesy of local restaurants and breweries and enjoy live music from Chris Daniels and the Kings and the Hazel Miller Band. 100 percent of proceeds go to Food For Thought’s work feeding hungry children in Denver Public Schools. Turnhalle Ballroom at the Tivoli, 900 Auraria Parkway. 5-9 p.m. $50.

PuppyUp Denver Walk. Two-mile walk around Stapleton Central Park to benefit the PuppyUp Foundation, followed by vendors, food and human and canine entertainment. Stapleton Center Park, 8801 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Sports

Air Force football at Army. 10 a.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild. 1 p.m. Tickets.

Colorado State football vs. Fresno State. 1:30 p.m. Tickets.

Denver Nuggets at Detroit Pistons. 5 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Salsa competition. It’s free and anyone can enter. Just show up with a big bowl of your salsa. Chips and the Broncos game will be provided. Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave. 6:30 p.m.

Entertainment

Denver Film Fest is offering an almost non-stop schedule of film screenings through Nov. 12.

Jason Kelly & Friends. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8.

Lydia. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $17-20.

Sales. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $14-16.

Vektor. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $12.

Afton Showcase. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2635 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Niykee Heaton. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $20-25.

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

Kung Fu Sunday and “Walking Dead” watch party. Season 7, episode 2 viewing party with free “zombie shots” if a character dies, followed by Kung Fu movies and vinyl selections of proto punk, glitter rock and rock ‘n’ roll. Pearl’s, 608 E. 13th Ave. 7 p.m.

For families

The Spectrum of Dis/Connect. MSU Denver Dance Program students perform original choreography inspired by the spectrum of human connection possible in the age of technology. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave. West. 5:30-8 p.m. $10.

For your brain

Read It (Or Not!): Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh. Warm Cookies of the Revolution presents a discussion about the book “Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh” and the idea of a home. The event will also feature a multimedia presentation from the Changing Denver podcast and a talk with neighborhood activists. Plus: games and cookies. Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 2-3 p.m.

For a cause

Hunger and homeless awareness dinner. Ten percent of all food and drink sales benefit Aurora Warms the Night. Trattoria Stella, 3201 E. Colfax Ave. 6-10 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rapids vs. Lox Angeles Galaxy. Noon. Tickets.

Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues. 3 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at Boston Celtics. 5:30 p.m.

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders. 6:30 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.