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 taking place Saturday and Sunday. Another foodie event taking place this weekend is Denver Beer Co and Yum Yum’s Annual Ice Cream Pairing.

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

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

friday

just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $2.

Neighborhood Plant Swap. Eugene Field Library, 810 University Blvd. 2-4 p.m. Free.

comedy and theater

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

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

Art, culture and media

Casting Currents Opening. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 5-8 p.m. Free.

*The Denver Art Tour. Denver Central Market, 2669 Larimer St. 1 pm Free (children five and younger), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

AURA. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6pm

Time and place. Museum of the Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-6pm Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, artists, teachers and military members), $8 (general admission).

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

music and night life

*Son Rompe Pera with Don Chicharrón. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 6-10 p.m. Free. Advanced registration recommended.

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

Start Making Sense – Talking Heads Tribute. Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, 2635 Welton St. 8 p.m.. $20.

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

Aaron Kamm & The One Drops. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2635 Welton St. 8 p.m.. $18.

sports and fitness

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

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

*Colorado Mammoth vs. San Diego Seals. Watch on ESPN+. 8 p.m.

saturday

just for fun

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $2.

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

RiNo Spring BAZAAR. Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. Noon-6pm Do not cover.

comedy and theater

*Shakespeare in the Parking Lot. Bob Ragland Branch Library, 1900 35th St. 2-3 p.m. Free.

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

Art, culture and media

Expanded Histories: A Symposium on Contemporary Abstract Painting. The Holiday Theater, 2664 W. 32nd Ave. 9:30 a.m. (doors open). $30.

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

Class: Narwhal (new). 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).

Casting Currents. Walker Fine Art, 300 W. 11th Ave. 11am-5pm Free.

Time and place. Museum of the Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr. Noon-5pm Free (members, children 13 and under), $5 (students, seniors, artists, teachers and military members), $8 (general admission).

AURA. Union Hall, 1750 Wewatta St. Noon-6pm

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

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

Eats and drinks

City Park Farmers Market. City Park Esplanade, East Colfax Avenue and Columbine Street. 8am-1pm Do not cover.

University Hills Farmers Market. University Hills Plaza, 2500 S. Colorado Blvd. 9am-1pm Do not cover.

Cherry Creek Fresh Market. Cherry Creek Shopping Center, 1st Ave. and University Blvd. 9am-2pm Do not cover.

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

Hops in the Park 2022. Robert F. Clement Park, 7306 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton. Noon-4 pm. $35.

Denver Beer Co and Yum Yum’s Annual Ice Cream Pairing. Denver Beer Co., 2425 S. Downing St., 1695 Platte St. and 5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. 1-3 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. $30. Advanced registration required for time slot.

Couples Class: An Evening in Barcelona. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 6:30-9:30pm $180(for two).

music and nightlife

The Jauntee, Benny & Taylor’s Honkytonk Express & Many More. Cervantes’ Other Side, 2635 Welton St. 1 pm. Free (before 7 pm), $20 (after 7 pm).

*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 pm $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. 5-9pm Free (ages 12 and under), $15 (general admission).

*Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals. Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. Watch on 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 watch on Univision. 1:30 p.m. Prices vary.

sunday

just for fun

RiNo Spring BAZAAR. Zeppelin Station, 3501 Wazee St. 10am-4pm Do not cover.

*Free Denver Tours. Colorado State Capitol front steps, 200 E. Colfax Ave. 10 a.m. $2.

Dog Days of Summer. Demi’s Animal Rescue at Grange Hall, 6575 Greenwood Plaza Blvd., Greenwood Village. Noon-4pm Do not cover.

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

comedy and theater

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 pm Free (children five and younger), $40 (ages 6-11), $45 (12 and up).

Open Paint With an Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 11am-2pm $25 (includes a free drink).

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

Eat and drinks

Highland Square Farmers Market. 32nd Ave. and Lowell Blvd. 9am-1pm Do not cover.

South Pearl Street Farmers Market. 1400 and 1500 block of Old South Pearl St. between Florida Ave. and Iowa Ave. 9am-1pm Do not cover.

Breakfast & Blooms. The Cooper Lounge, 1701 Wynkoop St. 10am-12:30pm $145 (includes floral arranging class, materials, breakfast, bottomless mimosas, coffee and tea). Advanced registration required.

Sunday Bingo Brunch. Milk Market, 1800 Wazee St. 11am-1pm Do not cover.

Charcuterie Making Class. Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake St. 2-3 p.m. $100.

Cooking & Cocktails: Ciao, Italian Summer. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. Noon-3pm $95.

Sunday Afternoon Club. Trellis Wine Bar, 2868 Fairfax St. 2-6 p.m. Do not cover.

Rollin’ Sushi. The Seasoned Chef, 999 Jasmine St. 2:30-5:30 p.m. $90.

Psychedelic Sundays. Poka Lola Social Club, 1850 Wazee St. 4-9 p.m. Do not cover.

music and night life

Sundays with Shawn. Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St., Aurora. 3-6 p.m. Do not cover.

*Opera Hits with Central City Opera & Special Guest Grande Orquestra Navarre. Levitt Pavilion, 1380 W. Florida Ave. 3:30-8 p.m. 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.

Nightwish. Mission Ballroom, 4242 Wynkoop St. 8 p.m. $65-104.

sports and fitness

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

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

all weekend

Art, culture and media

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

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

Colorado Governor’s Art Show. Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland 10am-5pm (Friday), 10am-4pm (Saturday and Sunday). Free.

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

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

MemoryMirror. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10am-5pm Free-$18.

The Art of Past Immersives. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. Noon-8pm Free.

The Art of Banksy. Denver Sports Castle, 1000 Broadway. 2-9 p.m. (Friday’s), 11am-9pm (Saturdays), 11am-6pm (Sunday). $29.99-34.99 (children), $39.99-54.99 (general admission).

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

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

*KirklandMuseum. On-line. Anytime. Free.

*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.

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

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

Eats and drinks

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

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