Live events are making their way back to the stage as we welcome spring this weekend.

Spring returns March 20, and Dos Luces Brewery is ready to celebrate with a bottle release, food, and a special cellar tasting. And as we look toward the warmer temperatures and new beginnings of spring, many in-person events are being planned, from an outdoor concert hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Art to a variety of theater performances around the city.

*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, March 19

Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra: An Evening of Latin Jazz

When: March 19
Where: PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker
Cost: $29

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra returns to PACE with an exciting evening of Latin Jazz, performing selections such as Dizzy Gillespie’s “Manteca,” “Peanut Vendor” from the Stan Kenton Orchestra, and even some Stevie Wonder with a Latin flair. In-person and streaming options available.

Garageband: SundayCandy & Retrofette

When: March 19
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, Denver
Cost: $120-$200

MCA Denver is producing an outdoor concert featuring Denver bands SundayCandy & Retrofette. The performance will take place in the parking garage on 15th St. and Delgany St. across from the museum. The audience will watch from the rooftop garden or cafe of the museum. 

The History of Colorado—An Active Minds Event

When: March 19
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Come discover the stories of Colorado History. You will learn about the competing claims to Colorado dating back to the Native Americans who originally lived here and the 15-year struggle to become the 38th state, as well as the role of mining and oil in the evolution of the state.

The Rally Hotel Scavenger Hunt

When: Through March 19
Where: Lower Downtown and River North District
Cost: Free

The Rally Hotel has “lost its keys” all-around Denver and it's hoping that helpful citizens will find the beautiful skeleton keys hidden throughout the city in order to claim their prize.

Take to the Highway

When: March 19-20
Where: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree
Cost: $50-$60

Take To The Highway is an intimate concert-conversation celebrating the prolific career of singer/songwriter James Taylor and his long-time collaborators Carole King and Carly Simon. 

Thick Skin

When: March 19-20
Where: Comedy Works South, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village
Cost: $22

Thick Skin is a show where amateur and national touring comedians compete for cash prizes to see who can be the funniest person in the room.

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

When: March 19-April 18
Where: Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 West Main Street, Littleton
Cost: $47-$52

The beloved “Peanuts” comic comes to life in this classical musical. Charlie Brown and the entire Peanuts gang explore life’s great questions as they play baseball, struggle with homework, sing songs, swoon over their crushes, and celebrate the joy of friendship.

Events on Saturday, March 20

Dos Luces Annual Spring Equinox Celebration

When: March 20
Where: Dos Luces Brewery, 1236 S. Broadway, Denver
Cost: Free to attend; $20 for special cellar tasting tickets

Dos Luces is celebrating Spring Equinox—when the sun moves across the celestial equator and officially brings us out of winter and starts the season of spring—with its annual festive celebration that includes a bottle release (Túpac Amaru III), food, and a special limited cellar tasting.

Events on Sunday, March 21

Celestial Chaos

When: Through March 21
Where: EXDO Event Center, 1399 35th Street, Denver
Cost: $55-$150

Celestial Chaos will combine the talents and expertise of theatrical circus artists with the artistry and creativity of the immersive and visual arts to bring audiences into the clouds and beyond.

Passover Cooking Class: Matzo!

When: March 21
Where: Virtual
Cost: Free

Join Amy Atkins (virtually) for an interactive cooking class that will result in homemade matzo for your Passover Seder.

Prodigy - A New Musical

When: March 21
Where: Virtual
Cost: $20

The Early College of Arvada (ECA)'s Timbergriffen Theater Company presents its annual musical, a story about a young woman dealing with her past, depression, and identity as a musician.

Great Barrier Reef 3D

When: Through May 27
Where: Phipps Imax Theater at Denver Museum of Natural Science, 2001 Colorado Boulevard, Denver
Cost: Museum admission

"Great Barrier Reef" captures the natural beauty and exquisite strangeness of the world's largest living wonder, and introduces us to the visionaries and citizen scientists who are helping us better understand this awesome, bizarre, and vibrant living world.

What are YOU doing this weekend, March 19-21? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Let us know in the comments.