Día del Niño celebrations, live music, and a culinary cage match. All this and more this weekend in Denver!

This weekend, we celebrate the planet during Earth Day observances and children during Día del Niño (Day of the Child) events, including free days and programming at several local museums. You'll also have the chance to enjoy musical tributes and reunions as well as the return of live music at Red Rocks.

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

Things to do on Friday, April 23

Left Hand Monkey Wrench (Grateful Dead Tribute)

When: April 23–24
Where: So Many Roads Brewery, 918 W 1st Ave, Denver
Cost: $10

Grateful Dead tribute Left Hand Monkey Wrench is thrilled to be back after our year-long Covid sabbatical. 

Lotus

When: April 23–25
Where: Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison
Cost: Varies

Lotus has always been difficult to define musically; an instrumental jam band that has favored groove-based improvisation instead of gaudy solos and noodling. Influences of classic electronic dance music, funk, post-rock, and dance-rock have all made their way into the Lotus sound. View the full Red Rocks 2021 concert lineup.

Scream Screen Presents: Welcome to Amityville

When: April 23–25
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20

Join host Theresa Mercado for four of the spookiest selections from the 20+ films in the Amityville franchise. Theresa will be presenting the surprise Amityville films "live" from Colorado's haunted Black Monarch Hotel...if she can survive overnight!

The Garden

When: April 23–25
Where: Wonderbound, 3824 Dahlia Street, Denver
Cost: $60

With a soundtrack of 40s, 50s and 60s pop, Artistic Director Garrett Ammon’s newest creation takes us behind the garden wall, to a place where no one is free from transgression.

Things to do on Saturday, April 24

Culinary Fight Night

When: April 24–25
Where: Roof 16 @ Novel Coworking, 1630 Welton, Unit B, Denver
Cost: $100-$125

Two teams of local chefs cook a three-course meal, head to head, inside of a full-scale boxing ring. After six courses are enjoyed, critiqued, and scored by judges and live audience, a winner is announced and presented with a championship belt and cash prize. 

ecoMRKT

When: April 24
Where: Edgewater Public Market, 5505 W 20th Avenue, Edgewater
Cost: Free

In honor of Earth Day, Edgewater Public Market is hosting ecoMRKT—a modern, sustainable pop-up market featuring local businesses dedicated to eco-friendly goods and services—on Saturday, April 24.

Rock of Ages Live: All-Star Reunion Concert

When: April 24
Where: Virtual
Cost: $33-$189

The best-reviewed, most-nominated, longest-running [hair band] musical of all time, Rock of Ages, will play a one-night-only, livestream shredfest, featuring an all-star "supergroup" of RoA alumni. 

The Comedy Zone: AJ Finney and Georgia Comstock

When: April 24
Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
Cost: $29

Based out of Denver originally from Kansas, AJ Finney is an eclectic mid-westerner with a passion for psychedelics, jam bands, and Volkswagens, and Georgia Comstock is a Denver comic, easily remembered for her major sass and goofy premises. 

Wild Things: Music of Springtime

When: April 24-25
Where: Virtual
Cost: $5 student/unemployed, $10 individual, $25 family, plus fees

Colorado Chamber Players are thrilled to bring you music that celebrates the delights of springtime.

Things to do on Sunday, April 25

Denver Art Museum Free Day

When: April 25
Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver
Cost: Free

Engage with art, explore onsite activities, and experience exhibitions on view all while enjoying free admission!

Día del Niño at Clyfford Still Museum

When: April 25
Where: Clyfford Still Museum, 1250 Bannock St., Denver, CO 80204
Cost: Free

Participate in virtual workshops, enjoy at-home art-making activities, or visit the Museum for free on April 25 (tickets are limited, must be reserved in advance, and will be available one week before Día del Niño)

Free Day at History Colorado Center

When: April 25
Where: History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver
Cost: Free

Enjoy free admission to the History Colorado Center on April 25 in honor of Día del Niño!

What are YOU doing this weekend in Denver, April 23–25? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Comment below.