Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 8-10



By Cassidy Ritter

 

It’s Opening Weekend for the Colorado Rockies! That means Opening Day and weekend-long celebrations will take place across town, including happenings at Union Station, McGregor Square, Dairy Block and, of course, Coors Field.

Non-sporting events range from Denver Fashion Week’s Spring 2022 shows and art exhibit openings to Disney On Ice and comedy shows.

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

 

Friday 

 

Just for fun

Rockies Opening Day Celebration. Denver Union Station Terminal Bar patio, 1701 Wynkoop St. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

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.

Jeff Ross. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $30.

 

Art, culture and media

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.

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

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).

Class: Canyon Falls (new). Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

 

Eats and drinks

Grill Out. Citizen Rail, 1899 16th St. Noon-3 p.m. $5.

 

Music and nightlife

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

Sicard Hollow. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 8 p.m. $18-22 (in advance), $22 (day of).

The Disco Biscuits. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $27.50-38.95 (in advance), $38.95 (day of).

Ritt Momney with Hannah Jadagu and Shane T. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. $20.

Anamanaguchi. Meow Wolf, 1338 1st St. 8 p.m.-1 a.m. $30.

 

Sports and fitness

*Mindfulness and Meditation. Denver Public Library, online. 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

*Colorado Rockies Home Opener vs. LA Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at KOA 850 AM. 2:10 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets. Watch on TSN3 or ALT. 6 p.m. 

 

Saturday

 

Just for fun

Vaccine Hesitation Amongst Ethnic Equity Q&A panel/Vaccine Clinic. Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

Colorado State Button Society Spring Show and Sale. Doubletree by Hilton, 3203 Quebec St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

*Write On with Jana Clark: Poetry. Denver Public Library, online. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

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

The Ghosts of Capital Hill Tour. Meet at the Indian statue along Grant Street between Colfax and 14th avenues. 7-9 p.m. $20.

 

 

Comedy and theater

Craig Robinson. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 4:30 p.m. $39-49.

Chris Distefano. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place. 7 p.m. $39.75-159.75.

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.

Jeff Ross. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 9:45 p.m. $30.

 

Art, culture and media

Class: Make a Wish. 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).

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.

Hampden Mural Dedication Ceremony. Hampden Branch Library, 9755 E. Girard Ave. 1-2:30 p.m. Free.

Class: Easter Gnome. 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).

Upcycled Art Show – Opening Night. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 5-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Class: Keep Palm and Carry On. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

Denver Fashion Week Spring 2022 Day 6: Sustainable. Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. 7-11 p.m. $40-150. Advanced registration recommended.

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

 

Eats and drinks

Perfect Pasta and Gnocchi. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $85.

Grand Opening. Crave Hot Dogs & BBQ, 6300 E. Hampden Ave. 11 a.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

*Scotty Wiese Presents: Magic on the Rocks. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Dotsero. Soiled Dove Underground, 7401 E. 1st Ave. 8 p.m. $20-25.

The Disco Biscuits. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $27.50-38.95 (in advance), $38.95 (day of).

Ritt Momney with Hannah Jadagu and Shane T. Globe Hall, 4483 Logan St. 8 p.m. (doors open) $20.

Tom Odell. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25 (in advance), $28 (day of).

 

Sports and fitness

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

Polar Plunge and 5k. Boardwalk Park/Windsor Lake Beach, 100 N. 5th St., Windsor and Peculier, 301 Main St., Unit A, Windsor (from 12:30-4 p.m.). 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. $35-40 (5k), $50 (student/athlete plunge), $75 (adult plunge).

Boulder Polar Plunge. Boulder Reservoir, 5565 51st St., Boulder and Avery Brewing Co., 4910 Nautilus Ct. N., Boulder (from 12:30-2 p.m.). 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $50 (student/athlete), $75 (adult).

*Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at KOA 850 AM. 6:10 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Rapids vs. FC Dallas. Watch on ESPN+ or Altitude TV. 6:30 p.m. 

Colorado Mammoth vs. San Diego Seals. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on ESPN+. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Edmonton Oilers. Watch on CBC, SNE or ALT. 8 p.m. 

 

Sunday

 

Just for fun

*DayBreaker Nature Tour. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 9 a.m. $59.

*Denver Zoo Free Day. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Colorado State Button Society Spring Show and Sale. Doubletree by Hilton, 3203 Quebec St. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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

 

Comedy and theater

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.

Rita Rudner. The Pace Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave., Parker. 6 p.m. $49.

Jeff Ross. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $30.

 

Art, culture and media

Lumonics Second Sunday Free Guided Tour. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 1 p.m. Free.

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

Denver Fashion Week Spring 2022 Day 7: Lifestyle. Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd. 4-8 p.m. $40-125. Advanced registration recommended.

Class: Colorado Dahlia. 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. 6-11 p.m. Free.

 

Eat and drinks

Sunday Bingo Brunch. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. No cover.

 

Music and nightlife

Ministry. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 7 p.m. $45-48 (in advance), $48 (day of).

The Rock and Roll Playhouse: Music of Grateful Dead for Kids + More. Bluebird Theater, 3317 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25 (in advance), $28 (day of).

 

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Rockies vs. LA Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on ATT SportsNet or listen at KOA 850 AM. 1:10 p.m. Prices vary.

Denver Nuggets vs. Los Angeles Lakers. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on Altitude or listen at 92.5 FM. 7:30 p.m. Prices vary.

 

All weekend

 

Just for fun

Rockies Opening Weekend. McGregor Square, 1901 Wazee St. Starting at 9 a.m. (Friday), 11 a.m. (Saturday) and 10 a.m. (Sunday). No cover.

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey and Friends. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humbolt St. 11 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday), 3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday) and 7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday). Prices vary.

Game Day on the Block. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. Noon-9 p.m. No cover.

[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

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

*X, Y and Z. Stories on Stage at Su Teatro, online. Anytime after Friday at 7 p.m. $22.

*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 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.

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

Opening Weekend. Deviation Distilling, 1821 Blake St. Opens at noon. No cover.

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



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