Things to do in Denver this weekend, Sept. 23-24

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!

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Saturday

Food & drink

Denver Oktoberfest. Live music, food and beer on Larimer Street between 20th and 22nd. 11 a.m.-midnight. Free.

Microbrew Fest. Unlimited pours, live music, beer pong and yard games. Fox Street Compound, 725 W. 39th Ave. 1-5 p.m. $17.50.

Back to School Bash. Denver Beer Co. drafts, Montucky Cold Snacks, Teakoe tea cocktails and an eating contest. A portion of proceeds goes to the Thrive charity benefiting bee conservation efforts. Cheba Hut, 745 Colorado Blvd. Noon. 

Fresh Hop IPA tapping. FERMÆNTRA, 1715 E. Evans Ave. Noon. 

Entertainment

Best bet: Colorado Symphony: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $25-99.

Best bet: Dragondeer and Strange AmericansLevitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6:30-10 p.m. Free.

“Appropriate.” In this play by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, three siblings “collide over clutter, debt and a contentious family history” while cleaning out their family’s Arkansas plantation estate. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $30-36.

“Macbeth.” A reimagining of the Shakespeare tragedy in the DCPA’s in-the-round theater. Space Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-65.

“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.

“Girls Only.” Two-woman play “that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $29-39.

Ninja Sex Party. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. 

Dead Cross. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $27.50-30.

Poolside. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Buckethead. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $30.

The Savage Blush. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Thee Commons. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Fleetmac Wood. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 11 p.m. $12-15.

Whitewater Ramble. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Ground Up Reggae Fest featuring Jon Wayne. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom and Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 7:30 p.m. $8-12.

Ski Mask Slump. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 9 p.m. $20-75.

3MCs with Steve Gillespie. 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.

Art

Best bet: Supernova. Digital animation from around the world on the LED screens at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1400 Curtis St. 3-10 p.m. Free.

The Unseen Festival. “This program focuses on emerging filmmakers whose works look at ritual, meditation, touch and feeling, hypnotic murmurations and finally euphoria.” Counterpath, 7935 E. 14th Ave. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 

For families

Best bet: FarmFestChicken agility, mini-horse grooming, bull lassoing, hay rides, crafts and more. The Urban Farm at Stapleton, 10200 Smith Road. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free-$35.

“The Snowy Day.” Play inspired by Ezra Jack Keats’ acclaimed children’s books. Conservatory Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. $10.

“Daniel Tiger’s Neigborhood.” Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $1-3 donation.

For your brain

Cheesman Park Haunted History Tour. Meet at the pavilion. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $15. Call 970-326-5828 or email magpie.paranormal@gmail.com for tickets. Space is limited.

For a cause

#GiveAFetch. Adoption event and fundraiser with food trucks, vendors and free caricatures. Berkeley Park, 4544 W 46th Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hurricane Harvey Adoption Drive with food, drinks, a silent auction and a raffle. Sparky’s Playground, 1124 S Kalamath St. 11 am.-3 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 6:40 p.m.

Colorado Rapids at Vancouver Whitecaps, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Sloan’s Lake Bike ‘n’ Brew. Ride your bike to local bars and breweries, buy a beer, get a stamp and win prizes. Meet at Sloan’s Lake Tap & Burger, 1565 Raleigh St. at 2 p.m. Ends at BarFly at Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. at 5 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: Colorado Symphony: Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 1 p.m. $25-99.

Best bet: Los Mocochetes. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8.

“Appropriate.” In this play by Brandon Jacob-Jenkins, three siblings “collide over clutter, debt and a contentious family history” while cleaning out their family’s Arkansas plantation estate. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $30-36.

“Macbeth.” A reimagining of the Shakespeare tragedy in the DCPA’s in-the-round theater. Space Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street. 1:30 p.m. $30-65.

“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.

“Girls Only.” Two-woman play “that celebrates the honor, truth, humor and silliness of being female.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. $29-39.

Ruckus on the Rocks: Galactic and Pepper. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 5:30 p.m. $38.75.

RAC. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $22-25.

Sun Seeker. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Minihorse. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Afton Showcase featuring IRAHJON, C.dabeast and more. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Love & Gravity. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $18-100.

Peter Bernstein. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $20-40.

Art

The Unseen Festival. A conversational evening with the artists, filmmakers and writers of the festival. Counterpath, 7935 E. 14th Ave. 5-7p.m. 

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

Story Time in the Garden. Highland Event Center, 2945 Julian St. 10-10:45 a.m. 

Dav Pilkey, author of Dog Man and Captain Underpants books, at Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 2- 6 p.m. $12.

For a cause

Hurricane Harvey Relief Show featuring Bison Bone, Tomahawk Fox and more. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 5 p.m. $20.

Rockin’ 4 Katie’s Cause featuring Arise in Chaos. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. $5 p.m. $15.

#GiveAFetch. Adoption event and fundraiser with food trucks, vendors and free caricatures. Berkeley Park, 4544 W 46th Ave. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Auraria Campus, 900 Auraria Parkway. 8 a.m. $40-50.

Step Up for Down Syndrome walk. City Park. 8 a.m. 

Sports

Denver Broncos at Buffalo Bills, 11 a.m.

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 2:40 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 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.