What to do in Denver this weekend, April 29 – May 1

By Cassidy Ritter

This weekend is packed with events, including Independent Bookstore Day celebrations hosted at all Tattered Cover locations. And it’s been a busy week at Red Rocks, with performances by Trevor Hall, Sublime and Tech N9ne.

Sunday is also open day for the Modern women/modern vision and Fashion house Carla Fernandez on display at the Denver Art Museum.

Explanation: Events with a * take place virtually or outdoors.

Friday

For fun

*Free tours of Denver. Colorado State Capitol Stairs, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 hours $2.

*Friday 5 at 5 Book Buzz. Denver Public Library, YouTube. 5-5:15 pm Free.

Comedy and theatre

Jon Lovitz. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 pm $32.

Greg Fitzsimmons. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm $25.

Paula Poundstone. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 8 pm $37.50-75.

Space Case Comedy with immersive art experience. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 8-10:30 a.m. $15-30.

Art, culture and media

Wild stories. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11am-5pm Free.

Time and place. Museum of America, 861 Santa Fe Dr. 12.00-18.00 hrs Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, performers, teachers, and military), $8 (general admission).

Class: Stormy night. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 pm $45.

Food and drink

LGBTQIA+ Shabbat. JCC Denver Phillips Social Hall, 350 S. Dahlia St. 6.30-8.30 p.m. $12-36.

Music and nightlife

*Trevor Hall & Citizen Cope. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Karaoke with Andy Gonzalez. Cheluna Mezzanine at Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 7 p.m. No coverage.

Big thief. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 pm $40-100.

Jacques Green. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 9 o’clock in the evening (doors open). $25.

Sports and fitness

Immersive Frida Kahlo Yoga. Lighthouse Artspace, 3900 Elati St. 8:15-9:15 am $54.99.

Colorado Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild. Look at ALT. 6 p.m.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850. 6:40 PM

Saturday

For fun

*Free tours of Denver. Colorado State Capitol Stairs, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 hours $2.

April pop-up market. The Mad Merchant, 1700 W. Belleview Ave., Littleton. 10am-5pm No coverage.

Craft Life handmade market. The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St., Westminster. 10am-6pm No coverage.

Flex your family fun. University Hills YMCA, 3901 E Yale Ave. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theatre

Jon Lovitz. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm $32.

Greg Fitzsimmons. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 pm and 9:45 pm $25.

Art, culture and media

Class: Mountain sunrise. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 10 hours $35 (children 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

Wild stories. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11am-5pm Free.

Time and place. Museum of America, 861 Santa Fe Dr. 12.00-17.00 o’clock Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, performers, teachers, and military), $8 (general admission).

Kindness Rocks the City: rock painting workshop. Art Park, 1900 335th St. 14.00 hours Free.

Class: Mystical Unicorn. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2:00 p.m. $35 (children 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

Untitled: Creative Fusions. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free – $18.

Lumonics submerged. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8-10:30 am $25.

Food and drink

Let’s go smoke. The seasoned chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 am – 1:30 pm $85.

Date Night: Escape to Greece. Stir-Frying School, 3215 Zuni St. 6.30pm – 9.30pm $198 (for two).

Music and nightlife

* Sublime with Rome. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Artist on the rise: Zoe Berman. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 7-9pm Free.

slowness. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave. 8 pm $22.50 (in advance), $25 (day of).

Gary Allan. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 pm $40-100.

Rude Service Label Showcase. The Ogden Theater, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 8:30 in the evening $10.

Sports and fitness

Butterfly pavilion rainforest yoga. Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W. 104th Ave., Westminster. 8 am $10 (non-members), $8 (members). Advanced registration required.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850. 6:10 p.m.

* Colorado Mammoth vs. Calgary Roughnecks. Check out ESPN+. 7 p.m.

* Colorado Rapids vs Portland Timbers. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+ or Altitude TV. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Sunday

For fun

*Free tours of Denver. Colorado State Capitol Stairs, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 hours $2.

Craft Life handmade market. The Orchard Town Center, 14697 Delaware St., Westminster. 11am-5pm No coverage.

Tesoro Cultural Center Historical Lecture Series – History of Southern Cheyenne and the Bents. Tattered cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 2:00 p.m. Free.

Comedy and theatre

Good day Sunbeam. Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr. 2:00 p.m. $22. Proof of vaccination required.

Nurse Nancy Norton. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 2:00 p.m. $15.

Art, culture and media

Day off and Día del Niño. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9am-5pm Free. Advanced registration required for timed access.

Modern Women/Modern Vision Opening Day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. 10am-5pm Free – $18.

Carla Fernández Casa de Moda opening day. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. 10am-5pm Free – $18.

Class: My Colorado. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 a.m $35 (children 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

The Mercury Cafe Poetry Slam. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM Free.

Lesson: Evening Tide 10×30 canvas. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 pm $40.

Food and drink

Sunday bingo brunch. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No coverage.

Chef Deshaunte’s Drag Queen Brunch. 675 S Broadway. Afternoon† $60. Advanced registration recommended.

Sunday afternoon club. Trellis Wine Bar, 2868 Fairfax St. 2-6 p.m. No coverage.

Ukrainian doorman release and benefit event. Cheluna Taproom, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3-5 hours No coverage.

Psychedelic Sundays. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 4-9 hours No coverage.

Cocktails and cabaret. The Family Jones Spirit House, 3245 Osage St. 8 pm $15.

Music and nightlife

Sunday with Shawn. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM No coverage.

*Let the river flow. Montview Church, 1980 Dahlia St., or online. 4-5:30 p.m. Free.

*TechN9ne. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6 p.m. Prices vary.

Mysterious skulls. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave. 8 pm $18 (upfront), $20 (day of).

Sports and fitness

Immersive Frida Kahlo Yoga. Lighthouse Artspace, 3900 Elati St. 8:15-9:15 am $54.99.

*Colorado Rockies vs. Cincinnati Reds. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at 850. 1.10 pm

The whole weekend

For fun

Day of the independent bookstore. Tattered cover Colfax, 2526 E. Colfax Ave.; Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton; and Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. Hours vary by location. $10 (for select books).

the dr. Seuss experience. 9667 E County Line Road, Centennial. 10am – 6.30pm $28 (Kids, General Admission, Timed Entry), $35 (Adults, General Admission, Timed Entry), $45 (VIP Tickets Anytime).

Comedy and theatre

The other Josh Cohen. Garner Galleria Theater, 1101 13th St. 7:30 pm (Friday Sunday), 2:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $46. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Art, culture and media

Egypt: the time of the pharaohs. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9-5 hours $20.95-27.45. Advanced registration required for timed access.

Heroine of the Titanic. Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Free (members and children under 5), $10-$16.

Memory mirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. 10am-5pm Free – $18.

Banksy’s art. Denver Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway. 2-9 hours (Friday), 11am-9pm (Saturday), 11am-6pm (Sunday). $29.99-34.99 (children), $39.99-54.99 (general admission).

Upcycled art show. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 11am-7pm (Friday), 4-10 pm (Saturday), 11am-8pm (Sunday). Free.

The Curse of Nova Ita. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 11am-9pm (Friday), 3 pm-1 am (Saturday), 11am-8pm (Sunday). $12 (children), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required for timed access.

Brighter than love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 12:00 – 19:00 (Friday Saturday), 12.00-17.00 o’clock (Sunday). Free.

Compelling Frida Kahlo. Denver Lighthouse, 3900 Elati St. 12.00 – 20.00 o’clock (Friday), 10am – 8pm (Saturday), 10am-7pm (Sunday). From $39.99.

* Kirkland Museum. Online. All the time. Free.

*40 West ArtLine. 40 West Arts District along West Colfax Avenue and the W Line in Lakewood. All the time. Free.

*Denver public art self-guided and virtual tours. Various locations and online. All the time. Free.

*Garden navigator. Denver Botanical Gardens, online. All the time† Free.

*Pre-recorded art classes. Canvas and cocktails, online. All the time. $20 (materials sold separately).

Food and drink

3 year anniversary celebration. Peak View Brewing Company, 9672 E. Arapahoe Road, Greenwood Village. 11:00 am – 10:00 pm No coverage.

Cooking on request. The Seasoned Chef, online. All the time. $35.

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