Earth Illuminated, outdoor axe throwing, and a spring market this weekend in Denver.

Denver has quite a variety of entertaining options for your entertainment this weekend, from a showcase of the planet's beauty at the Denver Pavilions at Earth Illuminated, to a walk among the flowers at Denver Botanic Gardens. There is also comedy, jazz, outdoor axe throwing, and a celebration of poutine awaiting you this weekend in and around Denver.

*Please note in-person events may have certain COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions. Visit each event's website for more information prior to attending.*

Events on Friday, April 9

Local AF Spring Market

When: April 9
Where: Dairy Block Outdoor Alleyway, 1800 Wazee Street, Denver
Cost: Free

This market will pay homage to Colorado’s diverse history pulling in elements of its pioneering past and cutting-edge future. 

Vinnie Montez

When: April 9
Where: Comedy Works South at The Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Cost: $25

As a 20-plus year veteran of law enforcement, Vinnie Montez's experiences as a cop and his Mexican heritage are the foundation for his comedy: you just can’t make some of this stuff up. 

Events on Saturday, April 10

Don Quixote

When: April 10
Where: ENT Center for the Arts, 5225 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs
Cost: $39-$69

A Spanish-style comedic ballet complete in 3 acts featuring: toreadors, bullfights, duels, gypsies, nymphs, dryads, a wedding, and an assortment of colorful and theatrical personalities that are sure to keep you on your toes. The ballet features over 60 young dancers from Colorado Springs. 

Jewels of Jazz

When: April 10
Where: Farm 49, 7180 N. 49th Street, Longmont
Cost: $55

Come listen to some beautiful jazz music on a working farm. All the musicians who are performing are from the Conference of World Affairs in CU Boulder.

Late Night Stand-Up

When: April 10
Where: Denver Comedy Lounge, 3559 Larimer Street, Denver
Cost: $15-$18

The Denver Comedy Lounge features the best local and national talent who has been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, HBO Netflix, and Amazon.

Seasonal Discoveries Tour

When: April 10
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, Denver
Cost: $16

Experience the Gardens’ landscape at its best, whether through the early bulbs of spring or the crackling beauty of fall during this one-hour tour led by experienced docents.

Through it All: Colorado Ballet Season Finale

When: April 10-April 18
Where: Virtual
Cost: $25-$40

Colorado Ballet presents a celebratory return to live performances with its season finale at Lone Tree Arts Center. 

Events on Sunday, April 11

Earth Illuminated

When: Ongoing
Where: Denver Pavilions, 500 16th Street Mall, Suite 280, Denver
Cost: $25

Wander through a 13,000 square foot whimsical world celebrating the beauty of our planet and the living wonders found within.

National Poutine Day Party

When: April 11
Where: 1 Stop Tire and Auto, 414 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock
Cost: Food

Colorado native brothers Bill and Dean Hirschfield bring their beloved Poutine Me Mobile Poutinerie to 1 Stop Tire and Auto to mark National Poutine Day, where the celebration starts with their authentic—and varied—options on the classic dish, complemented by the live sounds of two of Colorado's most beloved bands: Tivoli Club Brass Band and The Colorado Hip Replacements.

Sweaty Yeti Outdoor Axe Throwing Pop Up & Bar

When: Ongoing
Where: 3400 E. 52nd Avenue, Denver
Cost: $100

Cozy cocktails, craft beer, fire pits, and chucking axes. What else could you want? 

What are YOU doing this weekend? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Leave them in the comments.