Everything Fun to Do in Denver This Weekend

Spaghetti Western pop-up dinners and more.

spaghetti western pop up
Photo courtesy of Brass Tacks

Spring is so close, but there’s no need to keep hibernating. Not with a weekend that’s jam packed with late night comedy, drag queen bingo, live music (finally!), and your last chance to explore the Dillon Ice Castles before the season’s over. Not enticing enough? How about a Spaghetti Western pop-up dinner or a Casa Bonita-themed art show (yes, that’s real). Things are getting a little weird in Denver this weekend and you should be a part of it. So go forth and eat and drink like it’s already 65 degrees and sunny, you deserve it.

Check out a Casa Bonita-themed art show

Through Sunday, March 7
Next Gallery
While Casa Bonita remains closed with it’s future uncertain, its iconic status as a weirdly wonderful Denver destination remains intact. See the art it’s inspired at this annual homage to the quirkiest restaurant in Colorado. This year, the event dubbed “Wish You Were Here” has been spread over three weeks to help keep it safe and socially distant. Mask up and visit in person, or you can opt to check out (and purchase) the entries virtually.
Cost: Free

Go see the Ice Castles before they close for the season

Through Sunday, February 28
There is no better chance to feel like you’ve escaped to an otherworldly winter wonderland than a visit to the Dillon ice castles—but the attraction closes for the season on Sunday, so if you haven’t made the trek yet, this is your last chance. Pro tip: Try to score nighttime tickets so you can see the beauty of the ice castles illuminated.
Cost: Tickets start at $17.99

Catch a late night comedy show

Friday, February 26 - Sunday, February 28
Colorado Sake Co.
Hidden in the back of Colorado's only craft sake brewery is the Denver Comedy Lounge where you can go see a live show full of laughs every weekend. The schedule includes an earlier showcase Fridays - Sundays with doors at 6:30 pm along with a late night stand up lineup on Fridays and Saturdays with doors at 8:40 pm.
Cost: Tickets start at $15

See live music at a small venue

Friday, February 26 & Saturday, February 27
Lost Lake
WIth live shows finally returning to Denver after a way-too-long hiatus, the city’s small venues need your support more than ever. Over at Lost Lake, all shows are seated and concert goers will need to mask up and hold back on the dance moves. But, whatever, we’ll take live music any way we can get it. This weekend, catch Denver electronic indie rock pop duo Takipink on Friday or local band Kaepora on Saturday. For other live music options this weekend, check out Number 38, The Black Box, Cervantes, HQ, Globe Hall, and Larimer Lounge.  
Cost: Tickets start at $20

Visit the Denver Art Museum for free

Saturday, February 27
Denver Art Museum
Go explore one of the city’s best cultural institutions. This Saturday is a free day at DAM which means you can check out current exhibits like The Light Show, Ana Mendieta’s Suspended Fire, and Shantall Martin’s Words and Lines without spending a penny. Reservations are currently required, so be sure to book your free ticket ahead of time.
Cost: Did we mention it’s free?

Play bingo at a drag queen brunch

Sunday, February 28
Milk Market & Dairy Block
Do the final Sunday funday of February right at an outdoor drag queen brunch. From noon to 3 pm in the alley, you can sip boozy brunch cocktails while playing bingo for prizes and enjoying the show. Grab your eats from Milk Market or one of the other Dairy Block restaurants that will be serving in the alley including Blanchard Family Wines, Seven Grand, Poka Lola Social Club, and BRUTØ.
Cost: Bingo is free, brunch depends on what you order

Dine at a Spaghetti Western pop-up dinner

Sunday, February 28
Brass Tacks
Tired of all the chilly weather? Warm up with a heaping helping of comfort food at a red-sauce celebration at Brass Tacks. Seatings are available from 6 - 9 pm for this one night only menu with Italian classics like spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parm, sausage and peppers and more. Pick your entree and prepare for food coma status. Each entree also includes garlic bread, garden salad and a welcome spritz. Additional specialty cocktails like Italian margaritas and Limoncello daiquiris will also be available to add on.
Cost: $30/person

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Molly Martin is a Denver-based freelance writer. Follow her @mollydbu on Instagram and Twitter for more updates on food, fun, and life in the Mile High.
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