Things to do in Denver this weekend, June 8-11

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!

Jazz at City Park, June 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Jazz at City Park, June 5, 2016. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Thursday

Entertainment

Best bet: Three Things, Any Three Things presents Boy movies, an experimental film and a strange wooden instrument. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 7 p.m. $5-15.

“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. 7:30 p.m. $30-$105.

“DragOn.” In a pre-Pride and -Comic Con 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.

Julianne & Derek Hough: “Move – Beyond.” Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St. 8 p.m. $39.50-89.50.

Brit Floyd. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 8 p.m. $52.50.

Circles Around the Sun. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Morbid Angel. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $27.50-30.

Gang of Youths. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Clouds & Mountains. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Easy Star All-Stars performing hits by Radiohead, Dub Side of the Moon, Lonely Hearts Dub Band and more. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 6 p.m. $20-25.

Christopher Paul Stelling. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons patio set. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Bass Rising. Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $20-30.

Miss May I. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $18-20.

Bluegrass Thursday featuring Ginny Mules. Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., Unit 150. 7-9:30 p.m.

Paul Kimbris & The Dark Side of the Pearl. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $6.

“The Last Shaman” with an in-person Q&A with the film’s subject. James Freeman tackles his depression by taking a life-changing journey in the Amazon jungle.  Sie Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave. 7:30 p.m. $7-11.

Flicks for Chicks: “Bridesmaids.” See the movie in the ViewHouse yard withy free popcorn during the movie and free drinks from 9 p.m. to midnight for ladies night. ViewHouse, 2015 Market St. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

For families

Storytime with Officer Robbie of the Denver Police Department, with Tenn Street Coffee for parents. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m. 

For a cause

SipCity 2017. Food, wine and microbrew tastings, mixing and mingling, live entertainment, silent auction and more to benefit Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive. 5:30-8:30 p.m. $150.

Sports

U.S. men’s national team vs. Trinidad and Tobago, 5:50 p.m.

Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs, 6:05 p.m.

Friday

Food & drink

2017 New Kids on the Block Beer Festival. Beer from breweries two years old and younger, plus and ’80s dance party. The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St. 7-10 p.m. $35-40.

Back to Beta: a summer saison release party. Zuni Street Brewing Co., 2355 W. 29th Ave. 5-11 p.m. 

Firkin Friday: Boysenberry Blond. Strange Craft Brewing Co., 1330 Zuni St., Unit M. Noon-8 p.m.

291 Whiskey tasting. Tap Fourteen, 1920 Blake St. 5-8 p.m.

Raspberry Apricot Ale release. Factotum Brewhouse, 845 Lipan St. 3-10 p.m.

Crooked Stave can release party. HopSavant, Colorado WildSage, and St. Bretta available in four-packs. Crooked Stave, 3350 Brighton Blvd. 5-10 p.m. 

Entertainment

Best bet: Summer Lawn Concert: CovenhovenLive music from a local band with ice cream sandwiches from Peteybird, microbrews from Baere Brewing Company and gourmet sausages from Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs. Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

Best bet: B-Side Music Fridays: Me Me Monster & The Firstimers. Live music from a local band on the rooftop at the MCA. All ages. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. 5-10 p.m. Free for members, $5 for non-members.

“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. 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.

Boombox & Nahko and Medicine for the People. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Parkway. 6:30 p.m. $39.95.

Lewis Del Mar. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $13-15.

OK Go. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $27.95-30.

Today’s Paramount album release. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $10-12.

Electric Six. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $17-20.

Dance party with Planet Booty. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $8-10.

The Party People. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 8:15 p.m. $5-10.

CHON. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6:30 p.m. $17-21.

Nuns Will Shudder. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $10-12.

The Trade-Ins release show. 3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway. 10 p.m. $5.

Colfax Speed Queen. Skylark Lounge, 140 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

We Still Like You: Denver #10. Tales of debauchery and more from Matthew Blood-Smyth, Alan Bromwell, Brent Gill, Nichole Mccormack, Leslie Allison Moffatt, Aaron Naylor and Emily Przekwas. Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer St. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Sexpot Comedy Presents: David Huntsberger with Eric Lyons, Nolawee Firesauce Mengist and Caitie Hannan. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $7.

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

Art

Art Hack walking tour. See Denver’s public art and learn about its history, the controversy and behind-the-scenes stories. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 3-5 p.m. $19.

Opening reception for Tom Hoitsma. Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive. 6-8 p.m.

Free evening at the Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 5-8 p.m.

For families

Full Moon & Firelight. Make s’mores and learn about how the lunar phases affect environment. Bluff Lake Nature Center, 3400 Havana Way. 8-9 p.m.

Open studio for ages 2-12. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 2-4 p.m.

Free day at Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. Noon-4 p.m.

Free day at the Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Best bet: Brewer’s AlleyThe alley between Curtis and Champa streets on 16th Street will be filled with 10 craft brewers, live music, food and lawn games. Portion of the proceeds will benefit Metro Caring. 4-8 p.m. $25-35.

New Wave strawberry Berliner weisse release party. Light, tart, fermented on more 300 pounds of real strawberries. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-close.

Entertainment

“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. and midnight. $17-20.

New Kids on the Block with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7:30 p.m. $29.95-199.95.

Vader. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $18.50-20.

COLORS presents: R&B Only. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $22.49-60.

Tokyo Rodeo. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Electric Six. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $16-20.

Langhorne Slim & The Law. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 9 p.m. $22-25.

A Giant Dog. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m. $10-13.

Boogie Mammoth. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $8-12.

Shatterproof. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Rachel Lark. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 7 p.m. $7.

Dear Me album release. Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

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. 7-9 p.m. $5.

“Women On The Fly.” Film about four women in fly fishing, screening and party with beer and food. Converge Denver, 3327 Brighton Blvd. 4-8 p.m. $10.

The Afterlife of Margaret Brown. Paranormal investigation with psychic mediums and paranormal researchers Chris Moon and Paulette “Mamma” Moon. Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St. 7 p.m. $89.

Art

Artist Talk. Tom Hoitsma will talk with Shelly Glasser about his current exhibit, “The Air in The Room.” Michael Warren Contemporary, 760 Santa Fe Drive. 10:30 a.m.-noon. 

For families

Concert on the Green featuring Big Sam & Funky Nation. Founder’s Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 6-9 p.m.

National Get Outdoors Day at Sloan Lake. Paddle boarding, rock wall climbing, biking and fishing to live entertainment and music. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Summer Art Market. 260 visual artist booths, artist demonstrations, kidART programming, live music and food and beverage vendors between East First and East Fourth avenues and between Logan and Sherman street. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival. Live music, art, face painting, food and more. 46th and Tennyson streets. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Everything You Wanted To Know. Program will begin with children’s storytime about the importance for caring for the environment, followed by an information session with naturalists and a hike around the lake to learn about engineering, storm drain outfalls and more. Bluff Lake Nature Center, 3400 Havana Way. 9-10:30 a.m.

World Oceans Day Celebration. Scavenger hunts, arts and crafts and more. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Floor is Lava. A creative take on the living room game. Children’s Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (drop in).

For you brain

History Hounds. Bring your dog for a guided historical tour of the Mayfair neighborhood led by a History Colorado expert. Up to two dogs per person/family. Cost includes a canine goody bag and History Hounds bandanna. 9-10:30 a.m. $17-35.

The Writing Life. Readings by six local community college instructors. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 7:30-9:30 p.m.

For a cause

Best bet: A Night to RememberBeer festival featuring more than 30 local breweries, five food trucks and live music. Plus, a silent auction, giveaways and dog training. All proceeds go the Alexander C. Teves Foundation, an organization named for one of the Aurora theater shooting victims that provides funds and opportunities to students with unique needs. Happening in conjunction with the concert at Founder’s Green, 7601 E. 29th Ave. 5-9 p.m. $25-40.

Cat Crawl. Pub crawl to raise money for the Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue. Stops at: Historian’s, Irish Rover, Badgers (free tap beer or well drink), Dougherty’s (free tiger milk shot), Skylark (free admission) and Syntax (free tap beer or well drink). Dress as a cat. Live music at the last two stops. Historian’s Ale House, 24 Broadway. 6 p.m.-1 a.m. $20.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 p.m.

Sunday

Entertainment

Best bet: Shakesbeer presents: A Midsummer Night’s Dram. Shakespeare, but with drinking actors. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. 7:30-10:30 p.m. 

“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. 2 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. 2 p.m. $24-$44.

Langhorne Slim & The Law. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $18-20.

The Outer Vibe. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

Taylor French. Lost Lake Lounge, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.

Afton Showcase ft. Hugh Manatee, Rob Spears Trio. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 6:30 p.m. $12-15.

Days N’ Daze. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $12.

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

Jordan Rock. Comedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Art

Tag Team Talks: “Shade: Clyfford Still / Mark Bradford.” Guided tours of works at the DAM and the Clyfford Still Museum. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway.  Free. Registration required.

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

Berkeley Park Art & Music Festival. Live music, art, face painting, food and more. 46th and Tennyson streets. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

City Park Jazz featuring Pete Wernick & FLEXIGRASS. City Park Pavilion. 6-8 p.m. Free.

“The Princess Who Loved Trucks” storytime and coloring. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

For a cause

RezDawg fundraiser. $1 from every beer sold will go to RezDawg Rescue. Jagged Mountain Brewing Co., 1139 20th St. 2-5 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Rockies at Chicago Cubs, 12:20 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.