Things to do in Denver this weekend, April 2-4

By Cassidy Ritter

 

The weekend has finally arrived! Whether you want to sip and paint an Easter gnome, laugh at a comedy show, or listen to dueling pianos, there are a variety of events taking place around Denver. The weather is supposed to be lovely this weekend, too, so be sure to squeeze in some outside time.

Read on for more in-person and virtual events!

Note: Events with an * are taking place in-person. 

 

Friday 

Just for fun

Cuentacuentos Virtuales en Español/Virtual Spanish Storytime. Denver Public Library, YouTube. 9-9:30 a.m. Free.

*Little Buds Kids Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

Live Stream with Alex Lazarow in conversation with David Back – Out-Innovate. Tattered Cover, online. 6:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Happy Hour Reading: Claire Thomas with Leslie Jamison. Lighthouse Writers, Zoom. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

 

Comedy and theater

Comedy Test Kitchen. Mark Masters, online. 6-6:30 p.m. Free.

*Adam Ray. Comedy Works Denver South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $25.

 

 

Art, culture and media

*Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

*Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. $15-25.

*Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Jamie Carrejo: Waiting. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Keith Haring: Grace House Mural. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Noon-7 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Virtual First Friday. Art District on Santa Fe, Facebook. 5:30-6:15 p.m. No cover.

 

Eats and drinks

*American Field Presents: Local AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 3-8 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

Garageband: Felix Ayodele & The New Moons & The Grand Alliance. Denver Art Museum, online. 6 p.m. Free-$15. Advanced registration required.

*The Barton Brothers: Dueling Piano. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 6-10 p.m. $50-$59.25. Advanced registration required.

Live & Live Stream: RattleHead, Thicker Skin and Ipecac. The Venue, 1451 Cortez St. and online. 7-11:59 p.m. Free (online), $10-15 (in-person).

 

Sports and fitness

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

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or MLB Network. 6:40 p.m.

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues. 7 p.m. Watch on Altitude or ESPN+.

 

Saturday

Just for fun

YouthBiz Presents: Startup – Learn, Think, Speak, and Act like an Entrepreneur Spring Break Camp. Denver Public Library, Google Meet. 10 a.m.-noon. Free. Advanced registration required.

Virtual Little University: Inside a Cockpit with Wings Over the Rockies. Denver Public Library, Zoom. 10:30-11 a.m. Advanced registration required.

*Little Buds Kids Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover.

TIME Magazine’s Kid of the Year Gitanjali Rao. Lafayette Public Library and Lafayette Colorado Government, Zoom. 2 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

 

Comedy and theater

*The Colorado Comedy Show: Derric Stroup. Laugh RiNo Comedy, Goldfish Entertainment and Stein Brewing Co., 2516 49th St., Boulder. 5-9 p.m. $6. Advanced registration required.

*Best of Denver Stand-Up Showcase. Denver Comedy Lounge and Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St. 6:50 p.m. $12.75-18.

*Adam Ray. Comedy Works Denver South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. $22.

 

Art, culture and media

*Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

Saturday Matinee: Walter Chaw and Patton Oswalt Talk The City of the Dead. Denver Public Library, online. 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

In-Studio and Online: Easter Gnome. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial. 2 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

*Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. Noon-8 p.m. $15-25.

In-Studio and Online: Seasons of Colorado. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 6:30 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

 

Eats and drinks

*Breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Denver Aquarium, 700 Water St. 8:30-11 a.m. Free-$19.99. Advanced registration required.

*Crawfish Boil. The Whiskey Lodge, 3911 Ambrosia St., Castle Rock.  11 a.m. $19. Advanced registration required.

*American Field Presents: Local AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

 

Music and nightlife

*Live Music – The One and Only Jon Ham. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. 3-6 p.m. Free.

The Colorado Wildfire Recovery Show. Dog House Music Studios, Zoom. 4-11 p.m. Free.

*Live Music in Poka Lola Feat: Pierce Murphy Trio. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 6-9 p.m. No cover.

*The Barton Brothers: Dueling Piano. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. 6-10 p.m. $50-$59.25. Advanced registration required.

 

Sports and fitness

Habitual Yoga. Habitual Roots at Nurture, 2949 Federal Blvd. and Zoom. 10-11:30 a.m. Free (online), $8.88-44.44 (in-person). Advanced registration required.

*Pride Sports Denver – Kickball Open Play. Pride Sports Denver, City Park near the corner of 23rd Avenue and Colorado Boulevard. Noon-1:15 p.m. Free.

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Watch on ATT Sports Network-RM or FS1. 6:10 p.m. 

Colorado Avalanche vs. St. Louis Blues. 7 p.m. Watch on Altitude.

 

Sunday

Just for fun

*7th Annual Worst Easter Egg Hunt Ever. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. 2-8 p.m. No cover.

 

Comedy and theater

*Sunday Funday Stand Up. Denver Comedy Lounge and Colorado Sake Co., 3559 Larimer St. 6:45 p.m. $12.75-18.

ApocaLips Comedy Show (Virtual Event). Zoom. 7-8 p.m. $10-25.

 

Art, culture and media

*Stonehenge: Ancient Mysteries and Modern Discoveries. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$29. Advanced tickets required for timed entry.

*Colorado in the Present Tense: Narkita Gold, Rick Griffith, Nathan Hall, and Maia Ruth Lee. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Jamie Carrejo: Waiting. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Keith Haring: Grace House Mural. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$10. Advanced registration required for timed entry.

*Museum for Black Girls. Museum for Black Girls, 1421 26th St. Noon-6 p.m. $15-25.

*Earth Illuminated. Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall. Noon-6 p.m. Free-$25. Advanced ticketing recommended for timed entry.

In-Studio and Online: Starry Snoopy. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 2 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

In-Studio and Online: Serengeti Sunset. Canvas and Cocktails, 6862 S. University Blvd., Centennial and Zoom. 6:30 p.m. $15 plus materials (online), $35 (in-person).

 

Eats and drinks

*American Field Presents: Local AF Market. Dairy Block, 1800 Wazee St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. No cover. Advanced registration required.

 

Sports and fitness

Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. or watch on ATT SportsNet-RM. 1:10 p.m. Free with TV subscription, $21.25-89.

Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic. 8 p.m. Watch on Altitude or NBA TV, or listen at KKSE 92.5 FM.

 

All weekend

Just for fun

Denver Audio Tours. Denver Architecture Foundation, online. Anytime. Free.

Virtual Candle Party (ages seven and up). Rosy Rings Studio, online. Anytime. $285 (for group of 6).

Virtual Candle Party (ages 18 and up). Rosy Rings Studio, online. Anytime. $285 (for group of 6).

 

Art, culture and media

BLACK. Curious Theatre Company, online. Anytime. $10.

Dazzle Online Stage Performances. Online. Anytime. Free.

Online Collection, Virtual Tours, Museum Web Quest. Denver Art Museum, online. Anytime. Free.

*Paris to Hollywood. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$13. Advanced registration recommended for timed entry.

*Radiant Season: Paintings by Kevin Sloan. Denver Botanic Gardens York Street, 1007 York St. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free-$15.

R.L. Maizes – Other People’s Pets: A Novel. JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Canter, online. Anytime. $12.

Senga Nengudi: Topologies. Denver Art Museum, YouTube. Anytime. Free.

Sie FilmCenter Virtual Cinema. Sie FilmCenter, online. Anytime. $13.

*Translucent Reality. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Advanced registration recommended.

Until the Flood. Denver Center for the Performing Arts, online. Anytime. Free.

 

Eats and drinks

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

*Pop-Up: The Wizards Den. 435 W. Colfax Ave. Times vary. $30-46.53. Advanced registration required.

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