Things to do in Denver this weekend, Feb. 2-4

Paul Hurst launches two-year-old Tabor into the air. South Pearl Street, Platt Park. Jan. 30, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

All the fun to be had this weekend, plus hate-watching the Super Bowl.

Friday

Food & drink

Sour Rosé can launch. Crooked Stave, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Noon-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: Open Music Sessions featuring PoppetLocal music, local comedy, local food. Open Media Foundation, 700 Kalamath St. 7-10 p.m. Free.

Best bet: Off the Clock: Cajun CarnivalLive music from Queen City Jazz and David Grimsland, cookie decorating and crafts, riddles and trivia, tarot card readings and more. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. 6-9 p.m. $16-25.

“Detroit ’67.” Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $34-44.

“The Great Leap.” When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama on the court goes deeper than the strain between their countries. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $30.

“American Mariachi.” Lucha and Boli are ready to start their own all-female mariachi band, but they’ll have to fight a male-dominated music genre and pressure from their families to get it done. Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“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.

“Zoey’s Perfect Wedding.” Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle in this comedy. Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“Evil Dead: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $15-89.

Fruition. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22-25.

The Main Squeeze. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-23.

ZZ Ward. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-30.

Mako. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $15-23.

Sleep Union. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $8-10.

Magic Giant. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8:30 p.m. $15-54.

Orchard Lounge. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Dyrty Byrds. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Sole. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $12-15.

Shiftee and Jon1st. The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Crime City Curs. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9:30 p.m. $6.

Killed By. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Citizen Dan. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-23.

Alpine Falcons. Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

Green Druid. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. 

Todd Barry. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $20.

Otis Taylor Band. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. $15-35.

Jim Norton. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $32-82.

Pussy Bros presents Zac Maas. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-9 p.m.

Art

Best bet: First Friday Art Walk. The galleries and studios in Denver’s art districts will leave their doors open after-hours to welcome the curious with wine, beer, special exhibits, demonstrations and music. Your options:

Santa Fe Art District, along Santa Fe drive from Alameda to 12th Avenue.

River North Art District. This one is more spread out. Here’s a gallery list.

Tennyson Street Cultural District, along Tennyson Street from 39th to 45th Avenue. Here’s a map.

Winter Opening Celebration. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 8-11 p.m. $15-20.

Conversation with Curator: Degas’ Escape: Affirming While Obliterating As an Artist. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 4-5 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Arc Mystique: New Works from Katy Zimmerman. Opening reception. Lowbrow Denver, 38 Broadway. 7-10 p.m. 

For families

Harry Potter Movie Marathon. Witches and wizards will be sorted into houses to watch all eight Harry Potter movies in an overnight, kids-only event. The Cube, 8371 E. Northfield Blvd. 2 p.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration required.

Saturday

Food & drink

Saturday morning cartoons at Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway Noon-4 p.m.

Workshop: Homebrewing 1. Bruz Beers, 1675 W. 67th Ave. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25.

Cinnamon Coffee Stout release. Alpine Dog Brewing Co., 1505 Ogden St. Noon-midnight.

Tapping: Tiramisu Ambition Squarrel. Strange Craft Brewing Co., 1330 Zuni St., Unit M. Noon-9 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: “Breaking Barriers.” Eight Dancers from different backgrounds, disciplines, cultures and genders paired up to create original work with an original soundtrack. McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $10.

“Detroit ’67.” Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $42-48.

“The Great Leap.” When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama on the court goes deeper than the strain between their countries. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30.

“American Mariachi.” Lucha and Boli are ready to start their own all-female mariachi band, but they’ll have to fight a male-dominated music genre and pressure from their families to get it done. Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“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.

“Zoey’s Perfect Wedding.” Disaster after disaster follow one unfortunate bride down the aisle in this comedy. Stage Theatre, 1101 Speer Blvd. 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $20-65.

“Evil Dead: The Musical.” Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. 7:30 p.m. $20.

Ravel’s “Daphnis et Chloé.” Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $15-89.

A Night With Janis Joplin. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-69.50.

Iration. Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N. Clarkson St. 8 p.m. 

Fruition. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $22-25.

Reverend Horton Heat. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $22.75-25.75.

21 Taras. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $12-15.

That 1 Guy. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9:30 p.m. $15-20.

Pan Astral. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Magic Giant. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8:30 p.m. $15-54.

Pink Talking Fish. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $15-20.

Eminence Ensemble. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $5-15.

Eldren performs “Dark Side of the Moon.” Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $20.

Super Diamond. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $25-28.

Lockjaw. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10.

Tom Gershwin Sextet. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

Opera on Tap at Syntax: Spirits Songs Love. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $8.

Wild Call. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8.

Pink Hawks. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $11-24.

Jim Norton. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $32-82.

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.

“Habit” ski film screening and ’80s ski party. Plus: gear demos, stand-up comedy and giveaways. Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St. 6 p.m.-midnight.

Art

The Magazine Project Opening Party. Attendees will be invited to create and submit their own magazine collages to be published in the first volume of Reassembled, a collection of collages created by the community, reassembled, and reprinted back into magazine format. Understudy, 890 C 14th St. 6-9 p.m.

“Perspectives” opening reception. Abend, 1412 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m.

“The Wanderer’s Garden” opening reception. K Contemporary, 1412 Wazee St. 6-10 p.m.

Penny admission for Colorado residents at the Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Stay Up With The StarsDinner at the museum, planetarium shows, constellation viewing with high power telescopes and  crafts. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 6-8 p.m. $20-25.

Black History Month Storytime. Guest reader and community activist Zoë Williams will be sharing stories, poems, songs and and activities. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 p.m.

Greeting Card Workshop. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

For a cause

The Signtologist Benefit Brunch. Music by DJ Low Key and Lazy Eyez, art raffles and more to raise money for the Denver art fixture. The Preservery, 3040 Blake St. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors, 7 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche at Winnipeg Jets, 5 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Here, we’ll save you some trouble looking for a Super Bowl bar party.

Brunch with David Burchfield & the Fire Guild. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Entertainment

“Detroit ’67.” Chelle and Lank run an unlicensed bar in their Detroit basement as police crack down on after-hours joints in black neighborhoods. When Lank offers shelter to an injured white woman, tensions escalate both in their home and in their community. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $24-34.

“The Great Leap.” When an American college basketball team travels to Beijing for an exhibition game in 1989, the drama on the court goes deeper than the strain between their countries. Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. 1:30 p.m. $30.

“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.

Reverend Horton Heat. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $22.75-25.75.

Fed Rez. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Father Mountain. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $8-10.

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