Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 3-4

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!

Dining on Tag's patio after dark under Larimer Square's iconic light strings. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Dining on Tag's patio after dark under Larimer Square's iconic light strings. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) larimer square; dining; food; restaurants; patio; entertainment; nightlife; denver; denverite; colorado; kevinjbeaty
Dining on Tag’s patio after dark under Larimer Square’s iconic light strings. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Saturday

Food & drink

Regulators Hazy IPA release. Crazy Mountain Brewing Co., 471 Klamath St. Noon-8 p.m.

Three-Year Anniversary Luau. Watermelon Sour, Nature’s Sweater Barley Wine, Triple Tropic IIIPA and Pineapple Tropical Snow Dance bottle releases. Brewer’s Cellar VIP lunch with exclusive beer and a whole pig roast with fixins. Platt Park Brewing Co., 1875 S. Pearl St. Noon. $30 for VIP lunch.

Entertainment

Best bet: Sun Drenched Music Fest. Music from Pimps of Joytime, MAGIC GIANT, Coambient, Chemistry Club and K-Law, plus special pairings, sand volleyball and beach games.  Denver Beer Co. Canworks, 4455 Jason St. 2-10 p.m. $20-35.

Best bet: Colorado Dragon Film Festival. Denver’s only Asian film festival of classic and contemporary cinema, featuring 10 feature films, 10 short films and 18 Colorado premieres. The King Center at Auraria Campus,
855 Lawrence Way. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Individual screenings are $10-12.

Best bet: Movie on The Green: “La La Land.” Founder’s Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. At dark. Free.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel about Christopher Boone, an exceptionally smart, autistic 15-year-old who makes a life-changing discovery while trying to find out who killed his neighbor’s dog. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-$105.

“DragOn.” In a pre-Pride and -ComicCon show, a young drag queen faces a series of comic book-inspired foes. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $30.

“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.

Roger Waters: Us + Them. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 8 p.m. $55-199.50.

AMZY. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $9.33-18.

ZZ Ward. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $25-30.

NaPalm. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

Echoes in Reverie. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-12.

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

Super Bummer. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10.

Cycles album release. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $12-15.

An Evening With Bernard Purdie & Friends. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 9 p.m. $25-40.

Buckstein album release. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 7:30 p.m. $14.

Punk Rock Bowling 2017: Face to Face. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25-28.

Punk Rock Bowling 2017: A Global Threat. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $20.

Green Druid CD release. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $5.

SYCDVK: “Aubrey.” Live theatrical interpretation of SYCDVK’s debut album, acted, written and directed by The Wormwood Theatre Collective. Mockery Brewing Co., 3501 Delgany St. 7:30 p.m. $15.

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

Art

Best bet: Denver Chalk Art Festival. Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Wonder Woman Day. Wonder Woman prints and tiaras and wrist bands. Mile High Comics, 4600 Jason St. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Free day at the Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free admission at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5-8 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: Highlands Street FairLive music, food, local beer, vendors, kids activities and more. West 32nd Avenue between Julian and Perry streets. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Best bet: People’s Fair. Live music, dance and drag performances, food and art vendors and more. Civic Center Park. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free.

Putt-Putt-a-Rama. Nine-hole course through the library. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wonder Woman storytime. Bring your superhero capes and accessories. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” family-friendly ballet. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E. Iliff Ave. 7:30 p.m. $30.

Free day at the Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 2:10 p.m.

Colorado Rapids vs. Columbus Crew, 7 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Vesper Lounge’s 5th Birthday Bash. Burgers, drink specials and live music. Vesper Lounge, 33 E. 7th Ave. 4-8 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: Colorado Dragon Film Festival. Denver’s only Asian film festival of classic and contemporary cinema, featuring 10 feature films, 10 short films and 18 Colorado premieres. The King Center at Auraria Campus,
855 Lawrence Way. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Individual screenings are $10-12.

Best bet: Roger Waters: Us + ThemPepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 8 p.m. $55-199.50.

“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” Winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Play, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel about Christopher Boone, an exceptionally smart, autistic 15-year-old who makes a life-changing discovery while trying to find out who killed his neighbor’s dog. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $30-$105.

“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.

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

Apes of the State. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $5-10.

Silver EP release. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 7 p.m. $8-10.

Afton Showcase featuring Machine Dreams, De’Von Mitch, Glasses and more. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

The Promoten: “Light Up the Night.” Film screening, performance and Q&A. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 6 p.m. $20.

Black Bear. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 7 p.m. $25-28.

Zakk Sabbath. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $25-28.

The Slow Poisoner. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $6.

Rico Jones Trio. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 6-10 p.m. Free.

Shakesbeer Presents: “A Midsummer Night’s Dram.” Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 7:30 p.m. 

Art

Best bet: Denver Chalk Art Festival. Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St. 10 a.m.-10 p.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

Best bet: People’s Fair. Live music, dance and drag performances, food and art vendors and more. Civic Center Park. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

Free day at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free day at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 1880 N. Gaylord St. 1-4 p.m.

For your brain

Riverside Cemetery tour. 430 S. Quebec St. Free.

For a cause

Home Run for the Homeless. 5K starting and finishing at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. 8 a.m. $20-45.

Impact: clothing and hygiene items for the homeless. Help hand out clothes and other necessities to people in need. Cervantes Masterpiece, 2635 Welton St. 12:30-3 p.m. $10 per person, $20 per family.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres, 2:40 p.m.

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.