Things to do in Denver this weekend, September 24-26, 2021
Fall is here, bringing the scent of roasted peppers and spilled beer, as well as a new season for many of the city’s cultural groups. This weekend, you can explore corn mazes, eat chili, and check out Latin fashion.
Check out our list of ten free activities here, and keep reading for ten of the best paid events in and around town:
WhimsyCon 2021: Victorian Fairies Carnival
Saturday September 25 from 9 a.m. to midnight Sunday September 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delta by Marriott, Northglenn
Use your imagination this weekend at WhimsyCon, Denver’s steampunk and costumed convention, complemented by the Victorian Fairy Carnival. There will be costume classes and contests, artist and author panels, an art exhibition, board games, a burlesque show and concerts with the musical guests of honor, Dust Bowl Faeries. Tickets range from $ 22 to $ 45; find out more here.
Corn in town
Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with certain dates until October 31
10451 McKay Road, Thornton
Maize in the City, created on a forty-acre farm with a pumpkin patch and other seasonal celebrations, opens. Owned by farmers, MITC offers locally grown pumpkins, squash, Indian corn and other fall decorations. Entrance is free, but you will need to purchase tickets to walk through the mazes or enjoy other attractions (which close at 5 p.m., the mazes close at 6 p.m.). Get the full schedule and buy your tickets here.
Pueblo Chili & Festival Frijoles
Saturday September 25; 10 a.m. to midnight; Sunday September 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Union Avenue, Pueblo
Go green in Pueblo, which hosts its 27th annual Chile & Frijoles festival. Designed to promote the region’s rich agricultural heritage, the event includes shows, street vendors, cooking contests, and hot peppers, chillies, peppers! Take this, Hatch! Special activities this year include a hot air balloon ride and a George Lopez show on Saturday (additional ticket required). Admission to the festival is $ 5; find out more here.
Totally Tennyson Retro Pub Crawl
Saturday, September 25, from 4 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.
Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue
What else is back? The Totally Tennyson Retro pub crawl, for example. A combination of bar crawling, live music and a quintessential costume party that demands allegiance to your favorite decade, this is a perennial favorite in the Berkeley neighborhood. Cash prizes will be awarded during the 8:00 p.m. costume contest for the best group, duo and individual costumes (register before 7:30 p.m. to participate); thereafter, the 6 Million Dollar Band takes the stage for the grand finale. Get tickets, $ 35 to $ 75, here, and information here.
Colorado Latin Fashion Week 2021
Saturday September 25 and Sunday September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. every evening
Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street
Latin Fashion Week returns from a digital show in 2020 to a live show in 2021 with a Pan-American panache, featuring designers from Colorado to Peru, Latinx models, and a sense of style recognizing Spanish roots. and mixed race, different subcultures and crafty crafts from all over America. Limited to two shows this year, Latin Fashion Week uses the City and County Building as a dramatic backdrop for sexy, southwestern, ethnic, haute couture, and even historic clothing. Learn more and get tickets, from $ 30 to $ 75 per night, here.
Saturday, September 25, 7 p.m. Sunday September 26, 4 p.m.
Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Avenue, Boulder
Wild Heart Dance, a contemporary dance company based on the Front Range, presents its latest creation, Grace, which celebrates the seasons and the gift of being alive. Performances continue until October 3 and tickets are $ 25 to $ 35; bring them here.
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Set: Travel
Saturday September 25, 7:30 p.m., Sunday September 26, 2 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1400 Curtis Street
Dance virtuoso Cleo Parker Robinson continues, as she has since 1970, hosting another dance concert of old favorites and new premieres at the gorgeous Ellie. Travel, a two-day program, includes visitors such as Denver-born jazz singer Diane Reeves and Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus, as well as a world premiere work – “The Four Journeys” – choreographed by Maesta Amalia Viviana Basanta Hernánde of Mexico, and “Standing on the Shoulders “, last played in the final of this summer’s Vail Dance Festival. Find tickets, $ 25 to $ 75, and information here.
Theater Or: Beautiful sisters
From Saturday September 25 at 7:30 p.m. to October 31
John Hand Theater, 7653 East First Avenue
Theater Or, in collaboration with the JAAMM festival at Mizel Center, presents Beautiful sisters, a tribute to Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first two women to serve on the Supreme Court. It tells the story of their friendship, which flourished despite their different policies and origins, and rightly honors their pioneering careers. Find schedules (the opening on September 24 is sold out) and tickets, from $ 29 to $ 32, here.
Sounds from the ground: a living room
Saturday September 25, 7:30 p.m., online
Following the cancellation of the gala earlier this month, the Ars Nova season kicks off in the countryside at Longmont’s Lone Hawk Farm, with a virtual show of resonant works by modern American and English composers and in-depth discussions with guest artists. Watch performances by vocalists Ars Nova and special guests Trio Duende (Shannon Pennell, mezzo; MinTze Wu, violin; and Alfredo Muro, guitar) and learn about the season ahead. Tickets cost $ 25; find out more here.
Randy Rainbow: The Rose Glasses Tour
Saturday September 25, 8 p.m., Sunday September 26, 7:30 p.m.
Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place
The countless left-wing fans of YouTube sensation Randy Rainbow can’t get enough of his satirical song parodies and mock interviews, always delivered with a knowing smile and decidedly gay flair. How does it register live on stage? Are you kidding? He’s natural and says he learned everything he knows about comedy from his grandmother, which he once described as “a combination of Joan Rivers, Elaine Stritch, Betty White and Bea Arthur in one. alone”. It’s a pretty high bar. Tickets, from $ 39.50 to $ 69.50 are gone; get yours from Ticketmaster before they’re gone.
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