Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 27-28

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!

Cubo hangs out on a white picket fence. Denver Meadows RV Park, May 15, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Saturday

Food & drink

Ripping Through Dimensions release. Cerebral Brewing Co., 1477 Monroe St. Noon-10:30 p.m.

Peacemaker bottle release. Part of an experimental series, with flavors of wine, bourbon, and tart acidity. Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales, 1290 S. Broadway, A51. Noon-3 p.m. 

Make your own coffee beer. Epic Brewing Co., 3001 Walnut St. 10 a.m.-noon. $65.

Yakima Nectar west coast IPA release. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. 10 a.m.-midnight.

Maui Express release party luau. The coconut IPA will be released in cans for the first time. Hawaiian dress if you want. Denver Beer Co., 1695 Platte St. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Feminism & Co. WeekendFem & Co. Festival with music from Tacocat, Wheelchair Sports Camp and more. Plus a burlesque cereal bar, a nail bar by Tootsies The Nail Shoppe, free tacos from Illegal Pete’s and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  All ages. $10 for members, $15 for non-members, free for 18 and younger. No ticket required. Then: a dance party, Pussy Bros comedy hour, late-night tarot reading and more. 7 p.m.-midnight. 21+. $10-15. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St.

Best bet: Denver Day of Rock. Five stages of live music to benefit Amp the Cause. 16th Street Mall between Welton and Arapahoe streets. 2:30-9:30 p.m. Free.

“The Secret Garden.” The classic story comes to the stage in the form of a musical. Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35-75.

“The Luckiest People.” A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere commissioned by Curious Theatre Company about a man whose difficult father moves in with him and his partner after the death of his mother. Curious Theater Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $24-$44.

“The Rocky Horror Show.” Bug Theater, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Tellerpalooza featuring Sur Ellz, Thunder and Rain and more. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 4:30 p.m. $15-20.

Malaa. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $20-30.

Matthew Logan Vasquez. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $15.

Black Marble. Lost-Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-14.

Digg. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $10.

Lost Walks. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $12.

MONTU and Telemetry. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $5-10.

Decadon. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

BJ Barham. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $5-18.

Comedy Saved The Video Star. Comedians do standup, then play their favorite music video, which everyone discusses afterward. Night starts with a half hour of TRL (they’ll take your music video requests). Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. 

SNAP! 90s Dance Prom at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

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

For families

Best bet: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival. Live music from Tiffany Christopher, Coral Creek and The Congress. Old South Gaylord St. 4-10 p.m. 

Amelia Earhart lecture. Historical actress Leslie Goddard performs as Amelia Earhart. Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. Noon-2 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rapids vs. Sporting KC, 6 p.m. 

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:10 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Crawfish boil. All you can eat and two free drinks with donation to Colorado Water Trust. The Way Back, 4132 W. 38th Ave. 3-7 p.m. $45.

Entertainment

Best bet: Shakesbeer Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dram.” Shakespeare, but with drinking actors. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

“The Secret Garden.” The classic story comes to the stage in the form of a musical. Stage Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $35-75.

“The Luckiest People.” A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere commissioned by Curious Theatre Company about a man whose difficult father moves in with him and his partner after the death of his mother. Curious Theater Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $24-$44.

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

Chess at Breakfast. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Merchandise. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $12-14.

Zebbler Encanti Experience. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $15-18.

International Bob Dylan Tribute Festival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $15.

Depths of Dementia. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

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

Best bet: South Gaylord Memorial Weekend Festival. Live music from the McKay Brothers and Johnny and the Mongrels, with food, local vendors and more. Old South Gaylord St. 4-10 p.m. 

Pete’s Cool Cat Boogie. Kids learn the dance steps to go along with the new “Pete the Cat” book. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 3-4 p.m. $8.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 1:10 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.