Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 2-3

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 Colorado Heritage Stage at Taste of Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
The Colorado Heritage Stage at Taste of Colorado. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
The Colorado Heritage Stage at A Taste of Colorado 2016. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Ratio Oktoberfest and Stay Gold release party with  Wilder Meats and Eats  serving beer brats, schnitzles, spoetzle and other German fare. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St.

Phish Dicks. Limited release of Fluff’s Pale, a Vermont Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Joyride Brewing Company, live music from Rastasaurus and special Phish doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E 38th Ave.

Go Fish Denver 10-year anniversary celebration. Special drink prices if you dress to match the theme, “black and gold glitter.” Go Fish Sushi, 1 S. Broadway. 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Entertainment

“Frozen.” The brand new stage version of the Disney hit. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $25-100.

GRiZ. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 7 p.m. $49.75.

Shooka (GRiZ afterparty). Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 11 p.m.

The Growlers. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Sanity’s Edge farewell show. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 6:30 p.m. $10-13.

You Can’t Come featuring Mir Fontane and SidMFKid. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Courage My Love. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Dada. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $25-30.

The Guestlist album release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $8-10.

The Soul Rebels. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Phish After Party: Neville, Deitch, Smirnoff, Daniels. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 11 p.m. $15-20.

Pole Theatre USA. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7 p.m. $25-75.

Minus the Bear and Pinback. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $28-32.

Earthless. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $14-16.

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

3MCS with Caleb Synan. Stand-up, sketch and live bits from three hosts, this week featuring a secret special guest. Blackbird Denver, 305 S. Downing St. 9-10:30 p.m.

Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game. The audience and hosts take a drink each time a comic returns to a familiar tic or premise. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-10 p.m. $5.

For families

Best bet: A Taste of ColoradoFood, drinks, art, kids activities, live music and more. Civic Center Park. Tonight’s headliner: Rick Springfield. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

For your brain

“Neverhome.” A walking tour with site-specific performance by Control Group Productions — “a rumination on the act of migration, the experience of displacement and the impermanence of place in the continually shifting urban fabric.” Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10-15.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 6:10 p.m.

Colorado Rapids at Los Angeles Galaxy, 9 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Phish Dicks. Limited release of Fluff’s Pale, a Vermont Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Joyride Brewing Company, live music from Bottlerocket Hurricane and special Phish doughnuts from Glazed and Confuzed. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E 38th Ave.

Entertainment

Best bet: La Luz. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $14-16.

“Frozen.” The brand new stage version of the Disney hit. Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25-100.

Mad Decent Block Party featuring Major Lazer. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 4:30 p.m. $65.

She Wants Revenge. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-29.

Mad Wallace. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

MC Lars. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $13-15.

Brockhampton. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Phish After Party: Neville, Deitch, Smirnoff, Daniels. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 11 p.m. $15-20.

A Benefit for The Trevor Project featuring One Way to Live. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

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: A Taste of ColoradoFood, drinks, art, kids activities, live music and more. Tonight’s headliner: Five for Fighting. Civic Center Park. 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fireworks at Elitch Gardens, 2000 Elitch Circle. Shows start at park closing. Free with park admission, which is $34.99-39.99.

For your brain

“Neverhome.” A walking tour with site-specific performance by Control Group Productions — “a rumination on the act of migration, the experience of displacement and the impermanence of place in the continually shifting urban fabric.” Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $10-15.

DaVinci & Michelangelo: The Titans Experience Performance. Interactive, multi-media performance includes 3-D animations, images of DaVinci and Michelangelo’s inventions, machines, artwork, paintings and sculptures. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 6-8 p.m. $20-25.

Sports

Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks, 1:10 p.m.


Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Here’s a link to Meetups near Denver. Or you might try MileHighOnTheCheap.com‘s calendar.

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.