Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 25-26

Because you can’t let the cold win.

A denver February brunch. Bill's Sports Collectibles, Feb. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A Denver February brunch at The District, Feb. 20, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Because you can’t let the cold win.

Saturday

Food & drink

Mardi Gras crawfish boil. Music from Blue Krewe, tons of beads, King Cakes for sale by the slice or whole and of course crawfish. Boil time slots at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Reserve pounds of crawfish and boil time at stoneysbarandgrill.com. Stoney’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. 3-10 p.m.

Goldspot Brewing second anniversary. Black Whiskey River Imp Stout bottle release, music from Chris Dismuke Music and food from the Pasty Republic. Goldspot Brewing Co., 4970 Lowell Blvd. Noon-11 p.m.

Ambiguous Vibes bottle release. A 100 percent Brettanomyces saison created by blending 5-month-old stainless fermented and Chardonnay barrel-fermented saison with kabosu juice. Food from John’s Food Truck. Cerebral Brewing, 1477 Monroe St. Noon-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Ballet MasterWorksFeaturing Stravinsky’s “Firebird” with choreographer Yuri Possokhov, Tchaikovsky’s”Serenade” choreographed by George Balanchine and “Petite Mort” by Kylián with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 7:30 p.m. $30-90.

Best bet: Stewart Copeland with the Colorado SymphonyThe Police drummer performs his “Tyrant’s Crush” with the symphony, plus John Adams’ “The Chairman Dances,” Stravinsky’s suite from “Pulcinella” and Ravel’s “La Valse.” $29-89

“The Book of Will.” The story of Henry Condell and John Heminges, friends and mentees of Williams Shakespere, who fought to preserve his work after his death. Ricketson Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. 8 p.m. $35.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“The Christians.” A New York Times Critics’ Pick. “Pastor Paul inspires faith in the members of his growing congregation through his preaching. But when he brings up unexpected questions during a sermon, his changing perspective may ask too much of his followers.” Stage Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $30-65.

“Two Degrees.” Emma, a scientist studying climate change in Greenland, is coping with the unexpected death of her husband as she shares her findings at a Senate hearing. The Jones, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 8 p.m. $30.

“Circus 1903.” The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, and the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse present a a turn-of-the-century circus experience. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25-65.

Activate 2017 featuring Yellow Claw, heRobust, LAZZ, Ill Gates and KJ Sawka. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $35.

Pimps of Joytime. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $19.95-22.

Billy Strings. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-20.

Stef Chura. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30 p.m. $10.

Chad Valley and Computer Magic. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 10:30 p.m. $12-15.

Tomahawk Fox. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Screeching Weasel. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 7:45 p.m. $25-30.

Todd Barry. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $20.

The Holdup and Katastro. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $13-15.

Max & Iggor Cavalera. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6 p.m. $22-25.

Road to Treefort: OKO TYGRA, Porlolo and Bad Licks. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $8-10 or $5 with an Illegal Pete’s receipt.

Grizzly Goat. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $5-10.

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

Covenhoven. The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Dov Davidoff. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Comedy Saved The Video Star. Music videos, comedy and storytelling. Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m.

Five Points Stomp. Basic swing lesson at 8:30 p.m., a swing performance and social swing dancing with a band. The Savoy at Curtis Park, 2700 Arapahoe St. 8:30 p.m. $15.

Midnight Madness: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

Art

Best bet: Westword Artopia 2017. Enjoy cocktails and music from local DJs and musicians and check out themed spaces curated by Jolt and dedicated to street artists and four of Denver’s most iconic streets — Larimer, Santa Fe, Federal and Colfax.  City Hall, 1144 Broadway. 7 p.m. $35-105.

Star Wars licensed Artist Christopher Clark. Clark will be painting live and all attendees will receive a free 9″x 11″ Star Wars print. The Incredible Art Gallery, 1020 15th St. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

A Leon Affair. Latest in a monthly reading series, featuring Lorenzo James,Whitney Kerutis and John Cotter. Leon, 1112 E. 17th Ave. 6-8 p.m. 

“Back Before Dark.” Reception and new works by Jack Ludlam. Svper Ordinary, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 6-10 p.m.

For families

Sloth Weekend. Sloth-themed activities all day and a one-hour meet and greet with Aspen the sloth for the first 100 people to arrive. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with admission: $19.50 for adults, $13.50 for kids 3-11.

A Little Cinderella and a tea party. An abbreviated version of the “Cinderella” performance followed by a tea party on stage with the dancers. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave. West. 3 p.m. $20-25.

Marshmallow towers. Build a tower out of marshmallows, spaghetti and other supplies. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

For your brain

Best bet: FEMpowered February Workshop. Make music, learn how to set up a PA system, participate rhythm workshops and learn about music fundamentals, audio production and vocals. For female-identified or -assigned teens ages 14 to 21. For more information email tyler@youthonrecord.org. Youth on Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave. 3:30-6:30 p.m. 

For a cause

Denver Polar Plunge and 5K. Run in City Park followed by the Polar Plunge at the Denver Zoo to benefit Special Olympics Colorado. Free food, free beer and free zoo access. City Park and Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. Registration 7:30 a.m., 5K at 9:30 a.m., Polar Plunge at at 11 a.m.

Cupid’s Undie Run. A party with a mile(ish) fun run in the middle to raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. Noon-4 p.m. $35.

Noenemies: Movement Choir practice. The protest music series created by Flobots continues. Youth On Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Sports

Colorado State basketball vs. San Diego State, 6 p.m.

Denver hockey vs. St. Cloud State, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Johnny Cash’s Birthday. Baritone black IPA release to celebrate the Man in Black’s birthday, with a screening of “Walk the Line” at 7 p.m. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 

Little Machine crawfish boil. Beads, beers, crawfish and music from the Stephen Brooks Trio. Plus, a collaborative beer release from Little Machine and Beirstadt Lagerhaus. Crawfish will be $13 per pound with sausage, potatoes, corn and chipotle garlic butter or $10 per pound for crawfish and chipotle garlic butter. Little Machine Brewing Co., 2924 W. 20th Ave. Noon-7 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Oscar viewing party. Come as you are or dress to impress. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. $15 wristband includes wine and champagne service for the night. $10 for snack boxes. Admission is free and first come, first served.

Best bet: Ballet MasterWorksFeaturing Stravinsky’s “Firebird” with choreographer Yuri Possokhov, Tchaikovsky’s”Serenade” choreographed by George Balanchine and “Petite Mort” by Kylián with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 2 p.m. $30-90.

“The Book of Will.” The story of Henry Condell and John Heminges, friends and mentees of Williams Shakespere, who fought to preserve his work after his death. Ricketson Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe Ave. 6:30 p.m. $35.

“An Act of God.” In a play the New York Times called “deliriously funny,” God takes on a human form and sets the record straight. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $47.

“The Christians.” A New York Times Critics’ Pick. “Pastor Paul inspires faith in the members of his growing congregation through his preaching. But when he brings up unexpected questions during a sermon, his changing perspective may ask too much of his followers.” Stage Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 6:30 p.m. $30-65.

“Two Degrees.” Emma, a scientist studying climate change in Greenland, is coping with the unexpected death of her husband as she shares her findings at a Senate hearing. The Jones, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 6:30 p.m. $30.

“Circus 1903.” The producers of the world’s biggest magic show, The Illusionists, and the award-winning puppeteers from War Horse present a a turn-of-the-century circus experience. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25-65.

Electric Guest. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $17.

Palehorse/Palerider. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Cocordion. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Winter Breakdown featuring. Denver’s Best Unsigned Talent. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 4:30 p.m. $10-12.

Seger Marion featuring Larimer Lights album release. Moe’s Original BBQ, 3295 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Jello Biafra’s Incredibly Strange Dance Party. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10.

Midnight Madness: “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

“La La Land” viewing party. Film screening with Jazz Era-inspired cocktails and specials on oysters, caviar and champagne. Interscope Records will be giving away “La La Land” movie merchandise. RiNo Yacht Club, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 6-10 p.m. Free.

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

Boogie Down: Dance. Dance to music from local hip hop group 2MX2, play with Swallow Hill’s Instrument Petting Zoo, create your own musical instrument and more. There will be cookies, bagels, donuts and other things to eat and drink. Spanish/English interpretation and childcare available. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $5 suggested donation.

A Little Cinderella and a tea party. An abbreviated version of the “Cinderella” performance followed by a tea party on stage with the dancers. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Ave. West. 3 p.m. $20-25.

Sports

Colorado Mammoth at New England Black Wolves, 11 a.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 3 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.