Events

Everything You Have to Do in Denver This Weekend

Updated On 04/26/2018 at 05:32PM EST Updated On 04/26/2018 at 05:32PM EST
Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival
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Friday
Apr 27
Lion's Lair
Let the legendary former Dead Kennedys frontman create the soundtrack to your night. Expect the unexpected as he spins everything from soul and punk to surf and dementia.
Cost: Advance tickets are $12.50
Denver Silent Film Festival
Denver Silent Film Festival
Friday - Sunday
Apr 27-29
Alamo Drafthouse Sloan's Lake
This year’s festival lineup includes nine programs, all of which have been recently restored and are ready for their time on the big screen. Whether you’re in to comedy or drama, there’s a film for you, and screenings will include live musical performances as well.
Cost: Tickets to individual screenings are $13
Saturday
Apr 28
MCA Denver
The museum’s popular dinner series returns for 2018 with a beer pairing event to kick off the season. These fill up fast so don’t wait to secure your seat for four courses from the Colt & Gray team, all paired with brews from Ratio Beerworks and served on the rooftop for a side of city views.
Cost: $125/person
Saturday
Apr 28
Call to Arms Brewing Company
Do you ever wish you could go back and have one more shot at elementary school field day? That magical time when you got spend the day out in the sun instead of stuck in the classroom. Well, Call to Arms is making it possible with this event that will feature a grown-up, beer-filled version of that childhood memory complete with dodgeball, relay races, musical kegs, and more as brewers take on drinkers. Email bissy@calltoarmsbrewing.com if you’re interested in repping for the drinkers team. There will also be a 4K, a special beer release, and Rolling Smoke BBQ.
Cost: Free to attend but bring your beer money
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Saturday
Apr 28
Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
It’s pretty much three festivals rolled into one solid day of eating, drinking, and music. This event will feature brews from over 30 breweries, tacos from a dozen vendors, and a full schedule of live shows featuring headliners The Offspring and Pennywise for plenty of throwback punk energy.
Cost: Tickets start at $49
Saturday
Apr 28
Salt & Grinder
The buildup to the opening of restaurateur Frank Bonanno's Milk Market continues with your chance to try out the goods from this butchery featuring Colorado-raised meats. Ticket price includes a burger and side, and cocktails will be available at an additional cost.
Cost: $5
Saturday
Apr 28
LoDo
Satisfy that urge for '90s nostalgia at this bar crawl where you not only can, but must, go all out in your '90s best. It’s time for flannels, florals, chokers, and scrunchies galore. Ticket price includes a drink cup, slap bracelet (duh), and free cover and drink specials at all participating bars.
Cost: General admission tickets are $20, but prices go up as the event gets closer
Sunday
Apr 29
Hotel Teatro
Yes, it’s true. Two of your favorite things will be at one place at the same time, all in celebration of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day. Plenty of puppies will be on hand in the hotel’s lobby ready to snuggle, nuzzle, and play. Plus anyone who makes the suggested donation to Lifeline Puppy Rescue will get a complimentary mimosa. Once you’ve had your fill of puppy love, head over to The Nickel for their full brunch menu which includes a bottomless bar car with more mimosas, Bloodys, and White Russians for $20.
Cost: Suggested donation is $5, plus whatever you decide to spend on eats
Sunday
Apr 29
The Riverside, Boulder
This event includes two rounds of challenges pitting Denver and Boulder chefs against each other for the glory of being named the best in the Rockies. The eastern cuisine team will be led by Ryan Gorby of Denver’s Cho 77, and the western cuisine team will be led by Kyle Mendenhall of Boulder’s Arcana. Each team will have three chefs cooking two dishes using noodles, eggs, and a mystery ingredient, and the whole shebang will cap off with the screening of a chef’s challenge comedy film.
Cost: Tickets are $30
Sunday
Apr 29
Fort Greene Bar
Garage sale season is here. And the only thing better than hunting for treasures in stranger’s houses is hunting for treasures at one of Denver’s best bars with a cocktail in hand. Along with plenty of goods for sales (and tasty libations), there will also be giveaways and live music.
Cost: Free to attend
Sunday
Apr 29
Palenque Mezcaleria and Adelita's
It’s a fifth anniversary party extravaganza for one of Denver’s best spots for tacos AND the second anniversary for the attached mezcaleria that opened in 2015 -- and you’re invited. Stop by the patio to check out the mariachi band from 1pm-4pm and enjoy free agave spirit tastings all day long, food and drink specials, and more.
Cost: Depends how much you drink and eat