The weekend has finally come. Time to take off that tie, kick off your heels and get ready for a two-day escape. This weekend, there’s plenty to do here in Denver. From the 54th St. Patrick’s Day Parade to a festival that celebrates a man frozen on ice, we encourage you to skip the mundane and check out something new.
Onefold’s New Dinner Service
Where: 1420 E 18th Ave, Denver
When: Inaugural dinner starts Friday, March 11. Regular hours: Thursday – Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m. with happy hour from 4 to 6 p.m.
What: Starting today, Onefold—an award winning cafe turned restaurant—will start a new weekend dinner service. Crafted in partnership with Melissa Yanc of La Fillette, the menu features international cuisine including a Chinese dumpling flight, Spanish artichoke croquettes, kaya toast and more. The average price per plate is $10. For more, go here.
David Bowie Musical Chairs Dinner
Words by Carly Connor
When: Sunday, March 13, 5 p.m.- close
Where: Beast + Bottle, 719 E 17th Ave, Denver
Cost: $65, optional wine pairings $33
Reservations: Call 303-623-3223
The Low Down: Beast + Bottle is at it again with its Musical Chairs dinner series, incorporating the team’s love for music and passion for locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. This week, the five-course dinner focuses on the works of David Bowie and each course will be a play on a different track. For example, the “Moonage Daydream” dish features Hawaiian Opah in a pool of silken tofu, served with buttermilk and finger lime. Taste hand-crafted dishes like this and honor a music legend this Sunday.
Frozen Dead Guy Days in Nederland
Where: Nederland, CO
When: Friday, March 11 – Sunday, March 13
Tickets: $10 for access to all three tents, $20 for The Blue Ball on Friday, but many events are free.
What: Named one of the best festivals in the world, Frozen Dead Guy Days is a quirky event held in Nederland, Colorado and honors Grandpa Bredo Morstoel who has been frozen on ice since 1989. Festivities include coffin races, zombie paparazzi and a brain freeze contest. Go here to get our complete guide to this year’s event.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Where: Downtown Denver. View parade map here.
When: Saturday, March 12 at 9:30 a.m.
What: Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade will once again honor Irish heritage with its annual celebration. Now in its 54th year, the parade takes place in the heart of Denver. Starting at 19th and Wynkoop, the parade will careen through LoDo with a show of green and gold—all in the name of Saint Patrick. This year’s theme is “Irish stampede.“ For more on this year’s event, go here.
Hops + Handrails 2016
Words by Carly Connor
When: Saturday, March 12. Noon-6 p.m.
Where: Roosevelt Park, 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont
Cost: $30, tickets.
The Low Down: Get outside this Saturday with breweries such as Dogfish Head Brewery, Great Divide Brewing Co, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, and Left Hand Brewing for an epic mix of craft beer, snow and live music. Riders hit a 40-foot ramp and rails competition while the sounds from headliner Sam Bush fill the air. A general admission ticket gets you four hours of unlimited sampling from 60 craft breweries. All proceeds benefit SOS Outreach, Chill, and the LHB Foundation.
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When: March 11 – 13, 12 p.m.
Where: Crowne Plaza Convention Center – 15500 E. 40th Ave, Denver
Ticket: Available Here
The Low Down: Calling all nerds to this celestial event. Starfest has returned to Denver and it won’t disappoint. Scuff up your Boba Fett helmet and stretch out that futuristic latex for science fiction fun. This year StarFest promises stalls with thousands of collectibles, interactive performances and panels, and talks with actors, directors, writers, illustrators and so on, who make your favorite genre epic.
Month of Printmaking
When: March – April 2016
Where: Multiple locations
What: Month of Printmaking or Mo’Print celebrates the art of printmaking in galleries, bookbinding and letterpress studios, cafes, bars and museums through out Denver. Named “Best Arts Marathon” in 2014, this biennial celebration is highly anticipated by the local arts community and is a great way to get to know Denver artists and their work. Go here to read our recommended galleries.
Trout Steak Revival at the Bluebird
Where: Bluebird Theater, 3317 E Colfax Ave
When: Saturday, March 16.
Cost: $16. Tickets
What: 2014 Telluride Bluegrass winners’ and Colorado natives, Trout Steak Revival returns to The Bluebird this weekend. The all-string band is known for its energetic, “jamtacular” shows that draw big crowds and sell out quickly. Go here to read our Q&A with the band and get your ticket before it’s too late.