Things to do in Denver this weekend, March 18-19

First: go outside.

Kyle Frazer plays with his puppy, Gwen, in Cheesman Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Kyle Frazer plays with his puppy, Gwen, in Cheesman Park. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Step 1: Go outside.

Step 2: Do these other things.

Saturday

Food & drink

Pickle, cheese and beer pairing. Four pairings: 8-ounce beer, 1 ounce of cheese and one pickle spear each. Diebolt Brewing Co., 3855 Mariposa St. 3-5:30 p.m. $30.

Stay Gold Spring Märzen release party. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon.

Bottle Release: Antiquarian No. 1. An American sour with cherry. Fiction Beer Co., 7101 E. Colfax Ave. 1-11 p.m.

Beer and popcorn pairing. Five 1/2-cup servings of popcorn from City Ppop and five four-ounce pours of beer. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $20.

W&G Takeover Series #9: Trick Dog. San Francisco’s Trick Dog, helmed by The Bon Vivants, is returning to take over Williams & Graham for four nights, with their menus, their music and their vibe. There will be no reservations, but you can just walk right in. Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon St.

Entertainment

Best bet: EFPalooza 2017. Three-day festival celebrating the best of the Emerging Filmmakers Project. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. $10-25.

Best bet: Midnight Madness: “Howl’s Moving Castle.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.

“The Drowsy Chaperone.” Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. $15-22.

“An American in Paris.” The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in this city you may have heard of is running through March 19. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-105.

“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.

“Shaping Sound: After the Curtain.” A dance show about a man searching for his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $35-75.

Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 performed by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Plus Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor and Tchaikovsky’s Mache Slave. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $39-99.

Shiba San and MK. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Coflax Ave. 9 p.m. $22.50-28.50.

Klingande. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-30.

The Band Perry. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $30-35.

Montoneros. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Vermillion Road. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Soulfax on Broadway. Soul, funk, R&B, girl group, psych invasion, global dance party featuring Rett Rogers and Scott Beck of the Blue Rider. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

The Werks. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:30 p.m. $15-25.

Todd Snider. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. 

Slick Shoota. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $10.

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

Art

Opening reception: Process and De/constructing Landscape shows for Month of Photography. Helikon Gallery & Studios, 3675 Wynkoop St. 6-10 p.m. 

Teen Wake & Make: fresh juice an mini piñatas. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

For families

Alpaca Owners Association National Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Cupcake Battle. My Make’s version of “Cupcake Wars.” All ages welcome. Viewers welcome, too. My Make Studio, 6460 E. Yale Ave., Unit E60. Noon-2 p.m. $20.

Plant A Flower story time. Flower- and springtime-themed stories, plus flower-pot decorating with some flower seeds to plant and take home. Story time is free. Second Star from the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Crafting is $10.

Art and More with children’s illustrator Christian Robinson. Robinson will talk about his books and lead a cut-out paper art workshop for kids and families. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10-11 a.m. 

For your brain

Expanded Cinema Workshop. With media artists Alex Mackenzie, learn how to work with 16mm projection devices to expand their potential and repurpose their function. Discuss the various elements of projection and the work of contemporary and historical artists. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $20-25.

For a cause

Demand Russia-Trump ties investigation rally. Civic Center Park. Noon-3 p.m.

Sports

Harlem Globetrotters. Pepsi Center, 100 Chopper Circle. 1 p.m. $19-130.

Colorado Avalanche at Detroit Red Wings, 11 a.m.

Denver Nuggets vs. Houston Rockets, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Pasta making class. Learn how to make fresh past, enjoy wine and Dio Mio snacks and take home fresh pasta to cook. Dio Mio, 3264 Larimer St. Noon-2 p.m. $75.

W&G Takeover Series #9: Trick Dog. San Francisco’s Trick Dog, helmed by The Bon Vivants, is returning to take over Williams & Graham for four nights, with their menus, their music and their vibe. There will be no reservations, but you can just walk right in. Williams & Graham, 3160 Tejon St.

Entertainment

Best bet: “The Drowsy Chaperone.” Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive. 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. $15-22.

Best bet: “Game Of Thrones” live concert experience. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 8 p.m. $39.50 – $150.

“An American in Paris.” The touring production of this Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl in this city you may have heard of is running through March 19. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-105.

“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. Tickets start at $47.

“Shaping Sound: After the Curtain.” A dance show about a man searching for his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. $35-75.

Joseph Lamar album release. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

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

Afton Showcase featuring #YSN# YOUNG SPEEDY, Michi, De’Von Mitch and more. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Nipsey Hussle. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $40-75.

Apparitions: 16mm Film Performance by Alex Mackenzie. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $7-11.

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

Alpaca Owners Association National Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

For your brain

Inside Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Colorado Symphony Orchestra associate conductor Christopher Dragon leads the orchestra in the final of three Inside series of concerts focusing this informative discussion on Symphony No. 4. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $17-66.

For a cause

Impact: sack lunches for the homeless. Help prepare and hand out sack lunches to people in need. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2635 Welton St. 12:30-2:30 p.m. $10 per person, $20 per family.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Chicago Blackhawks, 5 p.m.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers culture 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.