Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 15-16

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? Here’s a big, curated list of options in arts and entertainment, food and drink, causes, sports and more!

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

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

Saturday

Food & drink

Easter Egg Hunt. Black Shirt is hiding Easter eggs around Denver. Find them to win prizes. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St.

Spangalang two-year anniversary. Pig roast starting at 2 p.m. and live music starting at 3 p.m. Spangalang Brewing, 2736 Welton St. Noon-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony with Top Flite Empire and DJ Conz. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $25.

Best bet: Bob MouldOriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $27.

Best bet: “Divisions.”  Wonderbound dance company and the Flobots collaborated on a performance confronting the struggles between personal identity, community, individual freedom and collective power. Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $22-50.

“Disgraced.” A 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a man who spends his adulthood downplaying his upbringing, but finds misconceptions about his culture too much to bear after a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islam-inspired art show. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

“Mama Mia!” The touring company of the hit musical set to the music of ABBA is only in town through Sunday. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-100.

Beth Malone: “So Far.” Tony-nominated Beth Malone brings her solo show home, reliving tales of little girl crushes and grown-woman heartbreak, from Castle Rock to the South Pacific. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $50.

The Lil Smokies. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-17.

Lotus Gait. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10-13.

Redd Kross. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $17-20.

The London Souls. Lost Lake Lounge, 3062 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20.

Mark Mallman. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $8-12

The Grateful Ball featuring The Travelin’ McCourys. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Zion I. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $18-20.

Cowboy Mouth. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $10-40.

Larry and His Flask. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

Bok Bok. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Xavier Wulf. The Roxy, 2549 Welton St. 8 p.m. $20-30.

Anisha Rush Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7-10:30 p.m. $10.

Jazz night with Toxoplasma Arts LLC and the Cristin Colvin Trio. Fort Greene Bar, 321 E. 45th Ave. 7-10 p.m. Free.

Midnight Madness: “Pom Poko.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $20.50.

Art

INDYINK Pinewood Derby Races and Art Show. INDYINK, 84 S. Broadway. 7-10 p.m.

For families

Community Easter egg hunt. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt, yard games and volleyball. Berkeley Park, 4601 W. 46th Ave. 10 a.m.-noon.

Hampden Heights Easter egg hunt with the Easter Bunny and light refreshments. Hampden Heights Park, 3301 S. Clinton Court. 10 a.m.

Women in science. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For your body

Bunny Bolt 5K and 10K. Look for eggs with prizes along the route. There will also be 30 minutes of pre-run yoga and a 1K Rabbit Rush for kids. Dogs are welcome. City Park. 8:30 a.m. $10-75.

For a cause

March for President Donald Trump’s Taxes. Tax Day march to focus public attention on Trump’s business dealings and his largely unprecedented refusal to release the details of his personal finances. Civic Center Park. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Sports

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants, 2:05 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake, 6 p.m.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Rochester Knights, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Easter Egg Hunt. Black Shirt is hiding Easter eggs around Denver. Find them to win prizes. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St.

Try one of the best restaurants on East Colfax. We asked locals for their recommendations.

Entertainment

Best bet: “Divisions.”  Wonderbound dance company and the Flobots collaborated on a performance confronting the struggles between personal identity, community, individual freedom and collective power. Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, 1001 W. 84th Ave. 2 p.m. $22-50.

“Mama Mia!” The touring company of the hit musical set to the music of ABBA is only in town through today. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-100.

Shark Fin Soup. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

PnB Rock and Felly. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 7 p.m. $28.50.

DJ Ktone’s Annual Denver Got Next. Cervantes Otherside, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $12.

Brant Bjork. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $18-20.

Drag bingo hosted by Jackie Summers. Trade, 475 Santa Fe Drive. 4-7 p.m.

Art

Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sundays. Get crafty and do some cross-stitching. All materials provided with purchase. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon-9 p.m.

For families

Easter Egg hunt for kids and adults. Candy and a free beer. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. Noon.

For your body

It’s going to be very nice out. You should go for a hike. Here are seven early spring hikes near Denver that don’t suck.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at San Francisco Giants, 2:05 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.