Things to do in Denver this weekend, Nov. 24-26

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!

Champagne at Tavernetta on 16th Street by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Champagne at Tavernetta on 16th Street by Union Station. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey there! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Take your time and recover, whether that means nursing a hangover or continuing to digest. When you’re ready to get back at it, we’ve got suggestions.

Friday

Food & drink

Black Friday Cider Release Party. C  Squared Ciders, 2875 Blake St. 4 p.m.-midnight.

Black Friday Firkin: Coffee and Donuts Russian Imperial Stout. Strange Craft Brewing Co., 1330 Zuni St., Unit M. Noon-9 p.m.

Black Friday Invitational. During multiple ticketed sessions throughout the day, Station 26 will pour their annual round of Dark Star Barrel Aged Imperial Stout variants alongside pours of partner breweries’ imperial stout and other specialty beers. Station 26 Brewing Co., 7045 E. 38th Ave. 1:30-9:30 p.m. $55.

Black Metal Friday: Baltic Porter Release. Black Sky Brewery, 490 Santa Fe Drive. 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Black Friday Special Release. Crooked Stave, 3350 Brighton Blvd. Noon-10 p.m. 

Coffee & Pomegranate Dunkelweizen Release. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. Noon-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: The GrawlixComedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Best bet: Black Sheep Friday: ¡Pinche Loteria! Learn to curse in Spanish, Bingo style.  Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St. Drop by anytime 5-9 p.m. Free with $5 museum admission.

“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.

“The Santaland Diaries.” David Sedaris’ stories of working as an elf at Macy’s in New York, adapted for the stage. The Jones Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 7 p.m. $25-33.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $35-85.

“The Body of An American.” Playwright Dan O’Brien and war photographer Paul Watson explore the ethical and personal consequences of Watson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $34-44.

San Holo. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Magic Beans. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $16-18.

Angus & Julia Stone. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $25-27.

Klassick. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 9 p.m. $15-18.

Pile of Priests EP release. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $8-10.

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

Hi-Dive’s 5th and 14th Anniversary Party featuring Quits, Ned Garthe Explosion and more. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 8 p.m. $10-12.

Seraphim Shock. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 9 p.m. $15.

Daedelus. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 8 p.m. $20-25.

Guttermouth and Koffin Kats. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $15-17.

Matt Smiley Quartet: Homage To Mr. Mingus. Nocturne, 1330 27th St. 7 p.m. $15.

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

The Burroughs. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 9 p.m. $13-27.

The Milk Blossoms. The Denver Bicycle Cafe, 1308 E. 17th Ave. 8 p.m. Free.

Friday Night Bazaar. Live music and more than 60 local craft, fashion, and food vendors. 1717 E. 30th Ave. 4 p.m. $5-25.

Art

Best bet: Free admission at Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Free guided tours start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6:30 p.m.

For families

Best bet: Light the Lights 2017Holiday entertainment and a winter festival with cash bar and food trucks. Plus: hat, scarf and glove drive. Civic Center Park. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

All Ages Bilingual Storytime. Athmar Park Branch Library, 1055 S. Tejon St. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 

CoffeeTalk Story Time. Coffee for parents, stories for kids. BookBar, 4280 Tennyson St. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies, 7 p.m. 

Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild, 2 p.m.

Saturday

Food & drink

Cookie decorating class. One ticket includes a dozen sugar cookies, decorating supplies, hot cocoa and healthy finger foods for kids and wine, cocktails and appetizers for parents. Olive & Finch, 3390 E. First Ave. 3-4:30 p.m.

The Onesie Beer Mile. Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St. 4-5:30 p.m. $15 with a onsie, $20 without.

Entertainment

Best bet: The GrawlixComedy Works, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Best bet: “Faith.” A tribute to the music of George Michaels by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, a live band and a vocalist. Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St. 7:30 p.m. $25-99. 

“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.

“The Santaland Diaries.” David Sedaris’ stories of working as an elf at Macy’s in New York, adapted for the stage. The Jones Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $25-33.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 7:30 p.m. $35-85.

“The Body of An American.” Playwright Dan O’Brien and war photographer Paul Watson explore the ethical and personal consequences of Watson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 8 p.m. $42-48.

Jewel’s Handmade Holiday Tour, with pre-show craft and gift making. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7:30 p.m. $39.50-59.50.

San Holo. Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-25.

Hayden James. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $20-22.

The English Beat. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $20-25.

The Midnight Club. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 6 p.m. $8-12.

KAVSKO. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 10:30 p.m. $8-10.

Retrofette. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $10-15.

Versus The Inevitable and The Robby Wicks Band. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $10-15.

Monxx. Cervantes Other Side, 2637 Welton St. 9 p.m. $25-30.

Mr. Majestyk’s 8 Track Revival. Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. 8 p.m. $18.

GWAR. Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St. 6:30 p.m. $22-25.

Evinair and Wolf Poets. Marquis Theater, 2009 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $10-12.

Adam Ben Ezra. Dazzle Jazz, 1512 Curtis St. 4 p.m. $15-25.

Motherwell. Skylark, 140 S Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

Navy. Lion’s Lair, 2022 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 p.m. $10.

Comedy Saved the Video Star. Comedians do standup, then play their favorite music video, which everyone discusses afterward. Night starts with a half hour of TRL (they’ll take your music video requests). Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway. 9:30 p.m.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Esquire Theatre, 590 Downing St. Midnight. $9.50.

45s Against 45. Hi-Dive, 7 S. Broadway. 9 p.m. $5.

For families

Best bet: Berkeley Tree LightingSanta Claus, cookie decorating, a hot chocolate bar, coffee and caroling. Historic Elitch Theater, 4655 W. 37th Ave. 4-6 p.m. 

Narwhal and Jelly Celebration. Crafts and activities celebrating the friendship of Narwhal and Jelly from Ben Clanton’s graphic novel series. Children’s Library at Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10-4 p.m.

For a cause

Best bet: Cat Crawl. Bar crawl to benefit Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue, from Denver Bicycle Café to Irish Snug, Kinga’s, Blush & Blu and Streets of London. Denver Bicycle Café, 1308 E. 17th Ave. 6:45 p.m.

Sports

Colorado Avalanche vs. Calgary Flames, 8 p.m.

Sunday

Food & drink

Brunch with Casey Russell Trio. Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Jazz Dinner with Annie Booth Trio.  Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St. 6-10 p.m.

Entertainment

Best bet: “The Body of An American.” Playwright Dan O’Brien and war photographer Paul Watson explore the ethical and personal consequences of Watson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph. Curious Theatre Co., 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $24-34.

Best bet: “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.

“The Santaland Diaries.” David Sedaris’ stories of working as an elf at Macy’s in New York, adapted for the stage. The Jones Theatre, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Avenue. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. $25-33.

“A Christmas Carol.” Stage Theatre, 1101 13th St. 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $35-85.

Katy Perry. Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. $46-196.

Jack & Jack. Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway. (Moved from the Ogden, tickets will be honored.)  7 p.m. $20-25.

Kayla Marque. Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St. 7 p.m. $8-10.

Boat Drinks. Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave. 7 p.m. $8-10.

Devan Blake Jones. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $8-10.

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

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.

For families

Bo’s Lego Tinker Time. Second Star to the Right, 4353 Tennyson St. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sports

Denver Broncos at Oakland Raiders, 2:25 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.