Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 13-15

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!

A good dog at Aviano Coffee in Cherry Creek, April 5, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A good dog at Aviano Coffee in Cherry Creek, April 5, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Friday

Food & drink

Hellraiser release. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave.  Noon-10 p.m.

Spangalang Third Anniversary Party. Rare beers, live music and food from Zivix Five Points. Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St. Noon-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: 2018 Women+Film FestivalTickets for individual screenings are still available, as are student and Premiere Circle passes. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Check schedule for available showtimes and prices.

Last chance to see: “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” A tale of love, family, sex, money and politics set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn, by Tony- Obie-, Emmy- and Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 6:30 p.m. $10-36.

“Native Gardens.” Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for a young Latino couple who move into a well-established DC neighborhood. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 7:30 p.m. $30-65.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $35.

“This Is Modern Art.” When one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 7:30 p.m. $25.

“Reefer Madness: The Musical.” A tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana inspired by the 1936 film of the same name. Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $17-20.

Béla Fleck: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30. $25-99.

Minnesota. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20.75-25.75.

Amzy. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $15-18.

Brian Fallon & The Howling Weather. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $25.

Nina Diaz. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $15-17.

Consider the Source. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $15-18.

SYCDVK EP release. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Brasstracks. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $15-20.

Trill Sammy. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $17-50.

K Camp. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $30-60.

Sharon and The Wind album release. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Sub.mission 11-year anniversary. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $30-40.

The Gabriel Mervine Quartet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Joshua Trinidad Trio. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Swindlin Hearts album release. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

John McEuen & Friends. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $33.

Cut Copy DJs Lipgloss. Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. $10-20.

Arguments & Grievances: Comedy Debates. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $10.

Sexpot Presents Brad Wenzel. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $7.

Bobby Lee. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27.

14er Film Fest 2.0. New adventure films and trailers, beer and doughnuts. 5:30-11 p.m. $35.

Midnight Madness: “Deep Red.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

For families

Disney’s “Aladdin.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30-175.

Game Night at The Cube Stapleton, 8371 Northfield Blvd.  5-8 p.m. 

For your brain

India’s Shakespeare. Dr. Pompa Banerjee of University of Colorado Denver will discuss the cultural authority of Shakespeare and the English language in India through the lens of “Haider,” a Bollywood film adaptation of “Hamlet.” Tattered Cover Bookstore, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 6-8 p.m. Free.

For a cause

Uncorked AFTERGLO. Following the Uncorked Reserve fundraiser, a night of art, dancing and support for the Denver Art Museum, 1oo W. 14th Ave. Parkway. $70-80.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals, 5:05 p.m.

Colorado Mammoth vs. New England Black Wolves, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Brunch with Brianna Harris Organ Quartet. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. No cover.

Spangalang Third Anniversary Party. Rare beers, live music and food from Zivix Five Points. Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St. Noon-10 p.m.

15 Years of Partying Party. Men, wear your best cargo shorts. Ladies, pull out the low-rise jeans. Whiskey Bar is partying like it’s 2003. Whiskey Bar, 2203 Larimer St.

Workshop: The World of Belgian Beers. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25.

Colette with orange peel, ginger and coriander release. Great Divide Brewing Co., 2201 Arapahoe St. Noon-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: 2018 Women+Film FestivalTickets for individual screenings are still available, as are student and Premiere Circle passes. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Check schedule for available showtimes and prices.

Best bet: DINK Independent Comics & Art Expo. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$145 (depending on age, day, package, etc.) 

Best bet: The Still Tide EP release (with can’t-miss support from Panther Martin). Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12. Afterparty and DJ Set at Illegal Pete’s Colfax, 2001 E. Colfax Ave. 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Last chance to see: “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” A tale of love, family, sex, money and politics set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn, by Tony- Obie-, Emmy- and Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 6:30 p.m. $10-36.

“Native Gardens.” Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for a young Latino couple who move into a well-established DC neighborhood. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-65.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

“This Is Modern Art.” When one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $25.

Béla Fleck: Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30. $25-99.

¡Gooooal! The Denver Philharmonic Orchestra performs José Pablo Monyao’s “Huapango,” Silvestre Revueltas’ “Redes” and  Aaron Copland’s lively “El Salón Méxic.” Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St. 7:30 p.m. Free-$25.

Motorcycle Potluck Records launch party. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Amigo The Devil and Jonny Fritz. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $15.

Turnstile. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. $18-20.

Charlie Fox album release. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $7.

20/20 label showcase featuring Ivy Lab. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $20-30.

Crystal Collins Quintet: Billie and Beyond. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Lionel Loueke Trio. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. $15-35.

Bradley Palermo. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. Free.

The Goonies. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

Panther Car. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Frameworks. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $17-27.

Diana Jones. Swallow Hill Music, 71 E. Yale Ave. 8 p.m. $17.

Meet The Giant. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Comedy RoomRoom Presents: Jordan Doll. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-9 p.m.

Bobby Lee. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $27.

Midnight Madness: “Deep Red.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

Art

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show. More than 80 emerging artists, live body painting, DJ sets, live art and a free pancake bar. Cervantes Masterpiece and Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8 p.m. $12.

“Shadow Boxing” reception. Lane Meyer Projects, 2528 Walnut St. 6-10 p.m.

For families

Disney’s “Aladdin.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-175.

Live at The Library Presents: The Constant Tourists. Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library, 305 Milwaukee St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Take a Tinkering Break. Explore the kinetic sculpture of Alexander “Sandy” Calder and create your own sculpture, mobile or portrait. Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library, 305 Milwaukee St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For your brain

Fairmount Community Mausoleum historical walking tour. Fairmount Cemetery, 430 S. Quebec St. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $10-12.

Jonathan P. Thompson reading and signing. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7-9 p.m. 

For a cause

March for Science with speakers, live music and live science discussions and demonstrations. Civic Center Park. 9 a.m.-noon.

One Voice benefit concert for SHE.0, an organization that provides resources to people who need assistance with trauma-related symptoms. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $10-15.

RMFR’s Empty Bowls Meowriffic Chili Cook-Off. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 6-9:30 p.m. $30.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators, 1 p.m.

Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals, 11:05 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Roller Girls, Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St., 5:30 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Best bet: Cowboy Brunch: “No Country for Old Men.” Ticket includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, two strips of bacon, sausage and a Maple Driver (Jim Beam and OJ). Alamo Drafthouse, 4255 W. Colfax Ave. 2 p.m. $25.

Spangalang Third Anniversary Party. Rare beers, live music and food from Zivix Five Points. Spangalang Brewery, 2736 Welton St. Noon-8 p.m.

BSB Chili Cook Off. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 2-6 p.m.

Crawfish boil and barbecue. Little Machine Beer, 2924 W. 20th Ave. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 1 pound of crawfish for $12, sides for $3 extra, 5 pounds of Crawfish plus five sides for $50.

Entertainment

Best bet: 2018 Women+Film FestivalTickets for individual screenings are still available, as are student and Premiere Circle passes. Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. Check schedule for available showtimes and prices.

Best bet: DINK Independent Comics & Art Expo. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m. Free-$145 (depending on age, day, package, etc.) 

Best bet: PJ MortonLarimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Best bet: Hair of the Dog Comedy ShowcaseThe Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St. 2:30-4 p.m.

Last chance to see: “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.” A tale of love, family, sex, money and politics set under the hard-earned roof of an Italian family in Brooklyn, by Tony- Obie-, Emmy- and Pulitzer-winner Tony Kushner. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 6:30 p.m. $10-36.

“Native Gardens.” Dealing with neighbors can be thorny, especially for a young Latino couple who move into a well-established DC neighborhood. Space Theatre, Speer Blvd. and Arapahoe St. 1:30 p.m. $30-65.

“First Date.” As Casey and Aaron’s blind date plays out in real time, “restaurant patrons transform into supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents, who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.” Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $35.

“This Is Modern Art.” When one crew finishes the biggest graffiti bomb of their careers, the consequences get serious and spark a public debate asking, where does art belong? Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe Ave. 1:30 p.m. $25.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 p.m. $30-85.

Timeflies. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $22.95-30.

The Last Bandoleros. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $12-15.

Afton Showcase featuring PVRTYFOUL, Yungg Fattz and more. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Slaughter to Prevail. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. $13-15.

JINMO. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6.

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-10 p.m. Cross-stitching class available for $10 from 1-4 p.m.

For families

Disney’s “Aladdin.” Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-175.

Comics and more with Raúl the Third, children’s illustrator. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 2-3 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals, 11:35 a.m.


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Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. 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 bourbon straight and is happy that Kanye seems happy. She dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.