Things to do in Denver this weekend, March 24-26 (Local News and Reviews)

By Cassidy Ritter, Special to Denverite

The Denver event scene is full of art and food this weekend. From the third Annual ‘Art Max’ Gallery and Immersive Jazz-Art Experience to the 2023 Festival del Pozole and continuation of Black Restaurant Week, there’s something for everyone. Whatever you get up to, make it a great weekend, Denverites!

And don’t forget that restaurant Tamayo and Toro are offering a bee-themed menu until April 23 to raise funds and awareness about the climate change challenge facing our honey-making friends.

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

Friday, March 24

Just for fun

*Guided Meditation. Denver Public Libraries, online. 10-11 a.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

All ages

Generations. PlatteForum at Savory Building Gallery, 2700 Arapahoe St. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. (Read more about this exhibit by photographer Anthony Maes here.)

Magic the Gathering Club. Park Hill Branch Library, 4705 Montview Blvd. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Ages 12-18.

Comedy and theater

Andy Haynes. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Brent Morin. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m.  and 9:45 p.m. $28.

Jono Zalay. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. $20 (includes free drink and pizza).

Arts, culture and theater

Class: Purple Sunset. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

Spring Pottery Painting. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. 7-9 p.m. $35.

Eat and drink

2023 Festival del Pozole. RISE Westwood Campus, 3738 Morrison Road. 5-9 p.m. $3.50 (individual sample tickets), $30 (pre-purchased 10 ticket bundle).

Music and nightlife

Live Music in the Alley: Conal Rosanbalm. Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Música & Connections. Cheluna Brewery, 2501 N. Dallas St., Suite 148, Aurora. 5-9 p.m. Free.

Immersive Jazz-Art Experience. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 7-9:30 p.m. $20 (in advance), $25 (at the door).

Betty Who. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $30.75-$75 (in advance), $35-$75 (day of).

Fitness and sports

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Detroit Red Wings. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Or watch on Altitude. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

Saturday, March 25

Just for fun

Energize and Electrify. City of Englewood and Drive Electric Colorado at Nixon’s Coffee House, 871 Englewood Parkway. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

*Free Virtual Do-It-Yourself With Help Tax Preparation. Denver Public Library, online. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Advanced registration required.

Coors Field Hiring Event. Coors Field Sandlot Brewery, 2161 Blake St. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Advanced registration recommended.

The History of Segregation in Denver Part 3: Renewal and Revitalization. Valdez-Perry Branch Library, 4690 Vine St. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

All ages

The Learning Lab: Concert with The Dollhouse Thieves. Ross-Broadway Branch Library, 33 E. Bayaud Ave. 10:30-11 a.m. Free. Ages 6 and under.

Denver Broncos Meet & Greet. Mattress Firm, 6925 W. 88th Ave., Brookfield. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free.

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

Comedy and theater

Andy Haynes. Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village. 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. $23.

Jono Zalay. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. $20 (includes free drink and pizza).

Brent Morin. Comedy Works Downtown, 1226 15th St. 7:30 p.m.  and 9:45 p.m. $28.

Top Secret Stand Up Comedy. Denver Comedy Underground, 1400 N. Williams St. 10 p.m. $20 (includes free drink and pizza).

Art, culture and media

*Colorado Women in WWII. Online. 9:30 a.m.-noon. Advanced registration required.

*The Art of the Doodle: How to Use Drawing for Stress Relief. Online. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

Class: Colorado Lights. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 6:30 p.m. $45.

Lumonics Immersed. Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E. 73 Ave., Unit 11. 8 p.m. $15-$25.

Eat and drink

2023 Festival del Pozole. RISE Westwood Campus, 3738 Morrison Road. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $3.50 (individual sample tickets), $30 (pre-purchased 10 ticket bundle).

Crawfish Boil & Live Music. Monkey Barrel, 4401 Tejon St. 1-5 p.m. $80-$160.

Collaboration Beer Fest. Westin Westminster, 10600 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. Starting at 2 p.m. for early access and 3 p.m. for general admission. $65 (general admission), $85 (early access).

Music and nightlife

Listening Party: Dark Side of the Moon 50th Anniversary. Aural, 1438 S. Broadway. 6-8 p.m. $25. Advanced registration required.

Steve and The Cruisers. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave, Units A and B, Arvada. 6-9 p.m. Free.

IVY LAB. The Ogden Theatre, 935 E. Colfax Ave. 9 p.m. $25-$29 (in advance), $35 (day of).

Fitness and sports

Denver Roller Derby Doubleheader. Rollerdome, 2375 S. Delaware St. 5-10:30 p.m. $15-$20.

*Denver Nuggets vs. Milwaukee Bucks. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. Watch on NBA TV or Altitude, or listen at 92.5 FM. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

*Colorado Mammoth vs. Vancouver Warriors. Watch on ESPN+. 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 26

Just for fun

Vintage Voltage Expo. Delta Hotels by Marriot Denver Thornton, 10 E. 120th Ave., Northglenn. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (children under 12), $8 (guests 13 and older). 

Foul Mouth Cross Stitch Sundays. Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway. Noon-8 p.m. $5 (includes supplies).

Hobby Board Gaming. LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave, Units A and B, Arvada. Noon-8 p.m. Free.

Between the Lines Book Club. Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Free.

All ages

Class: Open Paint – You Be the Artist. Canvas and Cocktails, 8405 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. $25 (includes materials). All ages.

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

Art, culture and media

Doormat & Mimosas Workshop, Board & Brush Highlands Ranch. Board & Brush Highlands Ranch, 2201 Wildcat Reserve Parkway, Suite C3, Highlands Ranch. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $40.

3rd Annual ‘Art Max’ Gallery. Be a Good Person, 358 N. Santa Fe Drive. Noon-5 p.m. No cover.

Big Picture Launch Paste Party. Cart-Driver LoHi, 2239 W. 30th Ave. 2-5 p.m. Free.

Sports and fitness

*Colorado Avalanche vs. Arizona Coyotes. Watch on NHLN or Altitude. 1 p.m.

WWE Road to WrestleMania. Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. 7 p.m. Prices vary.

All Weekend

Just for fun

Denver Home Show. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). Free (children 12 and under), $12 (guests 13 and older).

All ages

Bugs. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 (members) $22.95-$27.95 (non-members). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Speaking with Light. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children ages 18 and younger), $12-$19.

Unseen Oceans. Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. $4 (members) $22.95-$27.95 (non-members). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

Disney Animation Immersive Experience. Lighthouse Artspace, 3900 Elati St. 10:15 a.m.-8:15 p.m. Starting at $36. Advanced registration required for timed entry. All ages.

Spookadelia: The Wakening. Spectra Art Space, 1836 S. Broadway. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $12 (ages 10 and under), $20 (adults). Advanced registration required for timed entry.

BEYOND Laser Light Show. International Church of Cannabis, 400 S. Logan St. Noon. $10 (child day pass), $25 (adult day pass).

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

Month of Photography Denver. Various locations. Times vary. Prices vary.

Comedy and theater

Regis Ramblers Present 9 to 5 the Musical. Claver Hall, 3333 Regis Blvd. 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and 2 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday). $10.

Black Restaurant Week. Locations vary. Times vary by restaurant. No cover.

Art, culture and media

*Denver Jewish Film Festival. Online. Anytime. $15.

Breakthroughs: A Celebration of RedLine at 15. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (children 18 and under), $7 (college students, teachers, military, seniors), $10 (adults and members).

Near East to Far West: Fictions of French and American Colonialism. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children ages 18 and younger), $12-$19.

The Sand Creek Massacre: The Betrayal that Changed Cheyenne and Arapaho People Forever. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members), $15 (non-members).

Indigenous Arts of North America Galleries. Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free (members and children ages 18 and younger), $12-$19.

*Until the Flood. Online. Anytime. Free.

Eat and drink

Cerebral Brewing Pop-Up. Cerebral Brewing Aurora Arts, 9990 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. 4-8 p.m. (Friday), noon-8 p.m. (Saturday) and noon-6 p.m. (Sunday). No cover.

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