Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 1-3



By Cassidy Ritter

 

Happy April, Denver! This month is already looking busy with an array of events taking place across the metro, several of which kick off this weekend. The Molly Brown House Museum, for example, is showcasing a Heroine of the Titanic exhibit, and concerts at Red Rocks are back. Denver Fashion Week’s spring shows also begin on Sunday.

Notes: Events with an * are taking place virtually or outdoors. 

 

Friday 

 

Comedy and theater

And That’s Why We Drink Tour. The Newman Center, 2344 Iliff Ave. 7 p.m. $30-60.

George Lopez. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $50.

Ricky Velez. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 7:30 p.m. $20 (children and students), $28 (seniors and military), $34 (adults). Proof of vaccination required for entry.

REFUGE. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $36-40.

 

Art, culture and media

Wild Narratives. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Colorado Vibes Vol. 7. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Tiempo y Lugar. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6 p.m. Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, artists, teachers and military members), $8 (general admission).

Made Known. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Lost at Last: A Solo Exhibition by Imai Yusk. Ryan Joseph Gallery, 2647 W 38th Ave. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

*Overview Workshop with Street Wise Arts and IRL Art. Online. 1-2:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Selena First Friday Art Show. RISE Westwood Campus, 3738 Morrison Road. 5-9 p.m. Free.

First Friday. Denver Art Society, 734 Santa Fe Dr. 5-11 p.m. Free.

Class: Monet’s Lilies. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

Art After Dark. Improper City, 3201 Walnut St. 6:30 p.m. No cover.

RISE: First Friday Art Show. Space Annex, 95 S. Cherokee St. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Motown and More, featuring Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 p.m. $15-75. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

*Boulder Arts Week. Various locations around Boulder and online. Times vary. Cost varies by event.

 

Eats and drinks

Couples Class: A Safari Party. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $190 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

Selena First Friday Dance Party. D3 Arts, 3632 Morrison Road. 5-9 p.m. Free.

First Friday in Five Points. 2401 Welton St. 5:30-9 p.m. Free.

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

Atish. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $25.

 

Sports and fitness

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

Denver Nuggets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ATL or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Dino & Dragon Stroll Denver. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, 6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd., Aurora. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $26.99. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Free Virtual Do It Yourself (DIY) with Help Tax Sessions. Denver Public Library, online. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Denver FamilyFest. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 E. Academy Blvd. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (kids), $10 (adults, online purchase), $15 (adults, purchased at the door).

Picture It. Firefly Autism, 2001 Hoyt St., Lakewood. 1-4 p.m. Free.

TheBigWonderful. Winter Park Resort, 85 Parsenn Road, Winter Park. 1-5 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Comedy and theater

And That’s Why We Drink Tour. The Newman Center, 2344 Iliff Ave. 7 p.m. $30-60.

Ricky Velez. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $25.

REFUGE. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 7:30 p.m. $36-40.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 7:30 p.m. $20 (children and students), $28 (seniors and military), $34 (adults). Proof of vaccination required for entry.

 

Art, culture and media

*Denver Graffiti Tour. The Unleaded Group parking lot, 2314 N. Broadway. 10 a.m. $30.

Class: Panda Baby. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 10 a.m. $35 ( children ages 12 and under, includes free drink), $40 (adults, includes free drink).

Midtown Fine Art Show. 1625 W. 67th Ave. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World. People’s Building, 9995 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora (10 a.m. show) and Prospect Hall, 6363 W. 35th Ave., Wheat Ridge (3 p.m. show). 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Free (subscriber or toddler under 2), $5 (children ages 2-12), $12 (adults).

Wild Narratives. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Made Known. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Tiempo y Lugar. Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-5 p.m. Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, artists, teachers and military members), $8 (general admission).

Lost at Last: A Solo Exhibition by Imai Yusk. Ryan Joseph Gallery, 2647 W 38th Ave. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

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

Colorado Vibes Vol. 7 – Closing Reception. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 6-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Lumonics Immersed. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8 p.m. $20.

*Boulder Arts Week. Various locations around Boulder and online. Times vary. Cost varies by event.

 

Eats and drinks

Secrets of Vegan Baking. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $80.

Ratio Beerworks and Cannonball Creek Brewing Company CollabFest Party and Beer Launch. Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St. Noon-5 p.m. No cover.

Rolling Smoke BBQ 5th Anniversary Crawfish Boil. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3-7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

Couples Class: A Seafood Dinner Party in Acapulco. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $180 (for two).

 

Music and nightlife

Colfax Art Jams. Fletcher Plaza, 9800 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Motown and More, featuring Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $15-75. Proof of vaccination required for entry.

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

*Motown and More, featuring Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. Online. 7:30 p.m. $20.

AMÉMÉ. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. $25. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test required for entry.

 

Sports and fitness

Polar Plunge and 5k. Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhatan Road, Aurora. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. $35-40 (5k), $50 (student/athlete plunge), $75 (adult plunge).

Colorado Avalanche vs. Pittsburgh Penguins. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ESPN+, SN or ABC. 1 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Rapids vs. Real Salt Lake. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City. Watch on ESPN+ or Altitude TV. 7 p.m. Starting at $21.

Colorado Mammoth vs. Buffalo Bandits. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ESPN+. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

Dino & Dragon Stroll Denver. Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, 6700 N. Gaylord Rockies Blvd., Aurora. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $26.99. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Denver Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades and Drawing. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunt Adventures, online. 7-10 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

REFUGE. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 2 p.m. $40-45.

X, Y and Z. Stories on Stage at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Dr. 2 p.m. $22.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 2:30 p.m. $20 (children and students), $28 (seniors and military), $34 (adults). Proof of vaccination required for entry.

Goatflix & Chill: E.T. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St. 8-10 p.m. $15.

That’s Messed Up. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $25.

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Jar of Lilacs. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2 p.m. $35 (children 12 and under), $40 (adults).

Denver Fashion Week Spring 2022 Day 1: Kids Show. Void Studios, 1790 S. Bannock St. 4-7 p.m. $40-120. Advanced registration recommended.

Class: Maroon Bells Reflection. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $40.

The Mercury Cafe Poetry Slam. Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St. 7 p.m. Free.

 

Eat and drinks

A Sunday Spring Brunch. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $90.

Envision: You Spring Brunch. The Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Dr. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $40.

Vino & Vinyasa. Club Form Denver, 1125 17th St. 3 p.m. $30. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

American Song: Inspired. The Elaine Wolf Theatre, 350 S. Dahlia St. 2 p.m. $30-50.

 

Sports and fitness

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

*Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers. Watch on ABC or listen at 92.5 FM. 1:30 p.m. 

 

All weekend

 

Just for fun

[email protected]. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 4 p.m.-8 p.m. (Friday), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday) and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). $18-20. Advanced registration required.

The Dr. Seuss Experience. 9667 E. County Line Road, Centennial. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $28 (children, general admission, timed entry), $35 (adult, general admission, timed entry), $45 (VIP anytime tickets).

 

Comedy and theater

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

 

Art, culture and media

*Boulder Arts Week: Downtown Mural Self Guided Tour. Around downtown Boulder. Anytime. Free. Advanced registration required for map and guide.

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

*Denver Public Art Self Guided and Virtual Tours. Various locations and online. Anytime. Free.

*Gardens Navigator. Denver Botanic Gardens, online. Anytime. Free.

*Pre-recorded Art Classes. Canvas and Cocktails, online. Anytime. $20 (materials sold separately).

*Kirkland Museum. Online. Anytime. Free.

The Indelible Garden. Denver Botanic Garden, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free (children 2 and under, members), $11 (children 3-15 and students), $11.50 (military and seniors), $15 (adults). Advanced registration required.

The Rise of the Aurora Suburb During the Cold War. Aurora History Museum, 15051 E. Alameda Parkway, Aurora. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Friday) and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday). Free.

Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked The World. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9-5 p.m. $13.95-18.95. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Egypt: The Time of Pharaohs. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9-5 p.m. $20.95-27.45. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$18. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

Josef Hoffman’s Vienna. Kirkland Museum, 1201 Bannock St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free (members), $8 (seniors, teachers, students, active duty military), $10 (general admission).

Brighter Than Love. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-7 p.m. (Friday-Saturday), noon-5 p.m. (Sunday). Free.

Immersive Frida Kahlo. Lighthouse Denver, 3900 Elati St. Noon-8 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sunday). Starting at $39.99.

Order & Entropy. CORE New Art Space, 6851 W. Colfax Ave. 5-10 p.m. (Friday) and Noon-5 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free.

 

Eats and drinks

*Cooking on Demand. The Seasoned Chef, online. Anytime. $35.



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