Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 4-5

Party, party, party.

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)

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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;
(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Saturday

Food & drink

National 2×4 Day 2017. Melvin Brewing picked bars around the country to host parties, serving Lambda IIIPA, Drunken Master IIPA, Asterisk IIPA, Citradamus IIPA, Carlton CDA, Pilsgnar Pilsner, Hubert, MPA Melvin IPA and 2×4 DIPA. Plus: Kung-fu, hip hop and schwag. Finn’s Manor, 2927 Larimer St. Hops & Pie, 3920 Tennyson St. The Crafty Fox, 3901 Fox St.

Brut La Grande release. A Belgian style Biere Brut only made by a handful of breweries in the U.S. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave., Suite 100. Noon-10 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: Ratio Sessions: LemuriaThe band will be stop by Ratio before its show at the Marquis to talk with Mostly Harmless Podcast, drink beer and play some songs. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 5:30-7 p.m.

Best bet: “The Zeus Problem.” It’s opening weekend for this “dark comedy about the god and the mess he made,” a play written in response to Trump’s election. Bunport Theater, 8 p.m. $25.

Best bet: Purnell Steen & Le Jazz Machine: Celebrating Black HistoryPurnell Steen and Le Jazz Machine take on the music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and more. Dazzle Jazz, 930 Lincoln St. 7-10:30 p.m.

Rachmaninoff. Colorado Symphony Orchestra artistic advisor Andrew Litton conducts pianist Olga Kern, known as a master of Rachmaninoff. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1345 Champa St. 7:30 p.m. $34-104.

The Who’s “Tommy.” Rock ‘n’ roll musical about that “deaf, dumb and blind” who “sure plays a mean pinball.” The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

“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. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 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. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 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. 7:30 p.m. $30.

SiriusXM Jam On Presents: Galactic Winter Tour with Galactic, Antibalas and Andy Frasco. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. $29.50.

Circle Number Dot. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Shilo Gold album release show. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-12.

The Toasters. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Heatbox. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Bonfire Dub. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-30.

“Dark Side of The Moon” performed by Eldren. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Redlands and Shatterproof. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Lemuria. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $13-15.

Michael Yo. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $22.

Dark Horse Film Night: From Russia With Love. Screening of short films from different eras in the Eastern Bloc and around the world. Plus: Make Valentines to send to Trump or other politicians to let them know how you feel. The Deer Pile, 206 E. 13th Ave. 8-11 p.m.

Opera on Tap: Shakespeare, The Bard at the Bar. Shakespeare as told through opera. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $8-10.

Shakesbeer presents: “The Tempest.” Actors perform Shakespeare while drinking. Thump, 1201 E. 13th Ave. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Art

Forest Gallery presents Leslie Minnis. Work by Minnis, a local artist, and a screening from filmmaker Mary Grace Legg. Forest Room 5, 2532 15th St. 8 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Feb Four Plus OneMr. Kneel, DeeJay Stretch and live art
from the SIGNtologist. Kid-friendly show. Declaration Brewing Co., 2030 S. Cherokee St. 2-4 p.m.

Silhouette event with Tim Arnold. Get hand-cut silhouettes of kids and/or pets made in five minutes. Next Children’s Boutique, 2940 E. 6th Ave. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $40.

For your brain

Reading and signing with Stephen Graham Jones. Author reading and signing of “Mongrels,” a dark comedy and coming-of-age story about “an unusual boy whose family lives on the fringes of society and struggles to survive in a hostile world that shuns and fears them.” BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

For a cause

Noenemies movement choir practice. Youth On Record, 1301 W. 10th Ave. 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Protect Our Muslim Neighbors Rally with speakers, poets and musicians. Civic Center Park. 1-4 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets, 1 p.m.

Colorado State basketball at UNLV, 4 p.m.

Denver Nuggets at San Antonio Spurs, 7 p.m.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Georgia Swarm, 7 p.m.

Sunday

The Denverite Special

Enjoy the drinking, eating and hanging out with cool people aspect of this unofficial American holiday, but don’t really care about “The Big Game”? Come to Denverite’s Sunday Party instead. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 4 p.m. RSVP here and invite your Facebook friends here.

Food & drink

Chaos & Cream: Super Roll I. Chaos & Cream will serving up made-to-order Thai-style rolled ice cream at The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 4-9 p.m. 

Entertainment

“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. 1:30 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.

“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. 1:30 p.m. $30.

Falling In Reverse, Issues and Motionless In White. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 5 p.m. $28.50.

Compliments to the One. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Ethan Griggs and Britt Margit. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $5-8.

Carnifex. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $17-20.

Hooked On Twin Peaks. “Twin Peaks” watch party with pie, donuts, coffee, themed drink specials and music. Dress up as your favorite Lynch character if you want. Hooked On Colfax, 3213 E. Colfax Ave. 6:30-9:30 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 your body

SuperBowl 5K. Wear your team gear and get out for a run. There will be a costume contest. Washington Park, 1000 S. Downing St. 10 a.m. $25-40.

For a cause

Impact – Clothing for the Homeless. Help hand out shirts, shoes, socks, jeans, jackets, backpacks, sleeping bags and other items to those who need them.Cervantes Masterpiece, 2635 Welton St. Noon-4 p.m. Donations are necessary. $10 per person, $20 per family.

Sports

Colorado basketball at California, 2:30 p.m.

There are so, so many Super Bowl parties around Denver. If you’re still looking for one, have a look at the mountains of options on Facebook.

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.