Denver comes alive with art, crafts, and life-sized dinosaurs this weekend.

Friday, March 22

Denver Home Show

When: Mar. 22-24
Where: National Western Complex

Visit nearly 400 experts to get inspiration for your next home project. Single-day tickets are $9 online. 

Jurassic Quest

When: Mar. 22-24
Where: Colorado Convention Center

Dinosaur enthusiasts can explore more than 80 life-sized dinosaur replicas at the nation's largest dinosaur event. Experience what it would be like to walk through the Cretaceous period, the Jurassic Period, and The Triassic period among dinosaurs big and small. 

Friday Night Craft Social: Pom Pom Party

When: Mar. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Craftsman & Apprentice

Bring your own booze (and yarn) to this fun DIY craft workshop, where instructors will teach you to make pom poms for pillows, garlands, earrings, and more. 

Midnight at the Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner

When: Mar. 22, 7:15 p.m.
Where: The Stanley Hotel

Get dressed up in evening attire, ball gowns, and masks for this annual event, during which you'll discover clues and participate in solving a murder mystery. 

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Free-Admission Day at Denver Botanic Gardens

When: Mar. 22
Where: York Street

Enjoy a stroll through the Botanic Gardens for FREE all day on Friday. View the full list of free-admission days to the Denver Botanic Gardens and more.

Saturday, March 23

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert with Colorado Symphony

When: Mar. 23-24
Where: 1STBANK Center

Watch as this fan-favorite Star Wars movie's soundtrack is brought to life before your eyes, all while you watch the film on the big screen.

Colorado Vibes Vol. 3: Art, Music, Fashion Showcase

When: Mar. 23, 6 p.m.
Where: Spectra Art Space

See local artists, performers, fashion designers, makers, and musicians while you chow down on good food and explore the artwork covering the walls of Spectra Art Space. 

Spring Self Renewal Mini-Retreat

When: Mar. 23, 10 a.m.
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Learn to make your own herbal tonics, skin care products, and superfoods during this mini retreat and take home even more recipes and ideas. All materials and superfoods lunch are included. Tickets are $69. 

Pixar in Concert with Boulder Philharmonic

When: Mar. 23, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Macky Auditorium

See your favorite film scores performed by a live orchestra alongside film montages from Toy Story, Coco, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life, and more. Read more about the Pixar in Concert event.

Sunday, March 24

Create Inspire Repeat: Music, Art and Poetry Festival

When: Mar. 24, 2:30 p.m.
Where: The Co-Op at 1st

Sit in on workshops and classes and see local artists and musicians at this family-friendly, all-day event. 

What are YOUR weekend plans? Any fun events that we missed on our list? Sound off in the comments below.

Mumford & Sons add a second show to Denver stop! Click here for ticket information.