Things to do in Denver this weekend, May 13-15

By Cassidy Ritter

Farmers Markets are back! City Park Farmers Market returns Saturday, joining several other markets that take place Saturday and Sunday. Another foodie event taking place this weekend is Denver Beer Co and Yum Yum’s Annual Ice Cream Pairing.

Other weekend events include a nearby plant swap at Eugene Field Library, the opening of Casting Currents at Walker Fine Art, and free summer concerts at Levitt Pavilion.

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.

Neighborhood plant swap. Eugene Field Library, 810 University Blvd. 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Free.

Comedy and theatre

Jessica Kirson. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm $24.

carmen. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 7:30 pm $35-200.

Art, culture and media

Open pouring streams. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5-8 pm Free.

*The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 1 o’clock in the afternoon Free (children five and under), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

AURA. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. 12.00-18.00 hrs

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: Rocky Mountain Bliss. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 pm $45.

Music and nightlife

*Son Rompe Pera with Don Chicharrón. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Free. Advanced registration recommended.

* Billy Strings. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 8 pm Prices vary.

Start making sense – Talking Heads Tribute. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St. 8 pm† $20.

Jay Cortez. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 pm $59.50-99.50.

Aaron Kamm & The One Drops. Other side of Cervantes, 2635 Welton St. 8 pm† $18.

Sports and fitness

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

*Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 6:40 PM Prices vary.

* Colorado Mammoth vs. San Diego Seals. Check out ESPN+. 8 pm

Saturday

For fun

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

Lakeside Amusement Park 2022 Season Opening. 4601 Sheridan Blvd. 1-11:30 a.m. $5 (spectator admission), $30 (Saturday and Sunday).

RiNo Spring BAZAAR. Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. 12.00-18.00 hrs No coverage.

Comedy and theatre

*Shakespeare in the parking lot. Bob Ragland Branch Library, 1900 35th St. 2-3 hours Free.

Jessica Kirson. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm $24.

Art, culture and media

Expanded Histories: a symposium on contemporary abstract painting. The Holiday Theater, 2664 W. 32nd Ave. 9:30 am (doors open). $30.

*The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 10 hours Free (children five and under), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

Class: Narwhal (new). 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).

Pouring streams. 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).

AURA. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. 12.00-18.00 hrs

Class: Northern Lights Lake. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 pm $45.

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

Food and drink

City park farmers market. City Park Esplanade, East Colfax Avenue and Columbine Street. 8am – 1pm No coverage.

University Hills Farmers Market. University Hills Plaza, 2500 S Colorado Blvd. 9am-1pm No coverage.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. and University Blvd. 9am – 2pm No coverage.

Perfect pasta and gnocchi. The seasoned chef, 999 Jasmine St. 10:30 am – 1:30 pm $85.

Hop in the Park 2022. Robert F. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. $35.

Denver Beer Co and Yum Yum’s annual ice cream combo. Denver Beer Co., 2425 S. Downing St., 1695 Platte St. and 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 1-3 hours or 3-5 hours $30. Advanced registration required for time slot.

Class for couples: an evening in Barcelona. The seasoned chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6.30pm – 9.30pm $180 (for two).

Music and nightlife

The Jauntee, Benny & Taylor’s Honkytonk Express and many more. Other side of Cervantes, 2635 Welton St. 1 o’clock in the afternoon† Free (before 7pm), $20 (after 7pm).

*Turnpike Troubadours. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 7:30 pm Prices vary.

Billy Strings. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8:30 in the evening $55-89.

Love Wins. Denver Women’s Chorus at Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Bloomfield. 7:30 pm Free.

Sports and fitness

Rocky’s May Double Header. Rollerdome, 2375 S Delaware St. 5-9 hours Free (ages 12 and under), $15 (general admission).

*Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 6:10 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Rapids vs. LAFC. Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, or check Univision. 1:30 PM Prices vary.

Sunday

For fun

RiNo Spring BAZAAR. Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. No coverage.

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

Dog days of summer. Demi’s Animal Rescue at Grange Hall, 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. 12.00-16.00 hrs No coverage.

*Denver Virtual Game Night: Trivia, Charades and Drawing. Let’s hunt for quests, online. 7-10 pm Free.

Comedy and theatre

carmen. The Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St. 2.30 pm $55-219.

Mo Welch. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7 p.m. $14.

Art, culture and media

*The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 1 o’clock in the afternoon Free (children five and under), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

Open Paint with an artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $25 (including a free drink).

Lesson: LlamaCorn 10×30 canvas lesson. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 2:00 p.m. $40 (children 12 and under, includes free drink), $45 (adults, includes free drink).

Food and drink

Highland Square farmers market. 32nd ave. and Lowell Blvd. 9am-1pm No coverage.

South Pearl Street farmers market. 1400 and 1500 block Old South Pearl St. between Florida Ave. and Iowa Ave. 9am-1pm No coverage.

Breakfast & Bloom. The Cooper Lounge, 1701 Wynkoop St. 10h-12h30 $145 (includes flower arranging class, materials, breakfast, bottomless mimosas, coffee and tea). Advanced registration required.

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

Charcuterie Making course. Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake St. 2-3 hours $100.

Cooking & Cocktails: Ciao, Italian Summer. Stir-Frying School, 3215 Zuni St. 12.00-15.00 hours $95.

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

Rolling Sushi. The seasoned chef, 999 Jasmine St. 14.30-17.30 hrs $90.

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

Music and nightlife

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

*Opera hits with Central City Opera & Special Guest Grande Orquestra Navarra. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 15:30-20:00 hrs Free (general admission), $35 (VIP). Advanced registration recommended.

*Turnpike Troubadours. Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. 6:30 pm Prices vary.

night wish. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 pm $65-104.

Sports and fitness

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

*Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch ATT SportsNet or listen at 850 AM. 1.10 pm Prices vary.

The whole weekend

Art, culture and media

Egypt: the time of the pharaohs. Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9am-5pm $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.

The Colorado Governor’s Art Exhibition. Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland 10am-5pm (Friday), 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). Free.

Modern women/modern vision. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. 10am-5pm Free – $18.

Carla Fernandez Fashion House. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. parkway. 10am-5pm Free – $18.

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

The Art of the Past Immersives. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 12.00 – 20.00 o’clock Free.

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).

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

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

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