Denver is a wonderfully momentous city restlessly keeping residents on their toes. Whether it’s the forecast, historic concert announcements like LCD Soundsystem, or the hundreds of new restaurants that pop up almost daily–Denver is bound to nurture your curiosity. This weekend is no exception with many firsts for the city such as Glitterdome Event Center pioneering an indoor food truck party and a screening of Denver’s premier fashion comedy at City Hall. Legendary performers including Iggy Pop and Warren Haynes will be in our presence but if you’re in the mood for something unique and different – The Dan Band from The Hangover and Old School will provide some laughs you can dance to at Comedy Works. Brace yourself, Denver because another exciting weekend in the Mile High City starts now.

Eat & Drink

Back to the ’80s Indoor Food Truck Party

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When: Saturday, April 2, 6 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Where: Glitterdome Event Center – 3600 Wynkoop St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Live music and libations will be featured alongside an abundance of food trucks during Back to the ’80s this weekend. Some of the trucks include Lena B Bar-B-Que, Fat Green Bowl and Crock Spot LLC. Guaranteeing a variety of cuisine, drinks from big names like Dry Dock Brewing Company and Breckinridge Distillery and a free DJ all before 11 p.m.—Denver’s first indoor food truck party may be the best place to pregame Saturday night. Advertising itself as a party, be advised this is a 21+ event.

Blues & Beer Pop-Up Dinner

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Photo Courtesy: The Dinner Party Association

When: Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m.

Where: Metroboom – 1231 35th St., Denver

Cost: $60

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Friends of food know that pop-up dinners are one of the leading ways to highlight and discover new things–food, chefs, musicians, mixologists and more. Pop-ups are an opportunity for all of this talent to make a name for themselves, and this is a chance for you to get involved. This Sunday the Denver supper club Dinner Party Association is hosting Blues & Beer sponsored by New Belgium. With special guests Dragondeer performing, tickets are sure to sell fast.

303 Staff Pick – The White Whale Room

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Photo Courtesy: Noah Berg

When: Tentative hours are Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday, 7 – 12 a.m., Saturday, 10 – 12 a.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: 415 S Cherokee St., Denver

The Low Down: This week our Food & Booze desk featured a wonderful coffee, craft cocktail and sandwich shop hybrid that’s well worth some of your weekend budget. Located in Baker, the new White Whale Room offers simplistic nautical artwork and one-of-kind furnishings creating a pleasant setting to enjoy their diverse menu. This up-and-coming cafe and bar upholds a comfortable community feel. Be sure to pencil this unique dining experience into your weekend agenda.

See

Iggy Pop

LOS ANGELES - APRIL 23: The Stooges, with singer Iggy Pop, perform at the Wiltern Theater on April 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Iggy Pop

Photo Courtesy: Death and Taxes Mag

When: Saturday, April 2 at 8 p.m.

Where: Ellie Caulkins Opera House – 1101 13th St., Denver

Cost: $50 – $100

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Punk icon, Iggy Pop is touring after the release of his 17th studio album two weeks ago–Post Pop Depression. Iggy and his band are known for their rowdy and lively performances, as well as a tumultuous history since the early ’70s. You may know them for their classic hit “The Passenger” and equally for Iggy’s provocative wardrobe–or lack thereof. See them celebrate the continuity of their rock-and-roll legacy at Ellie Caulkins this Saturday.

Rocky Mountain Roller Girls – Roller Derby

Photo Courtesy: Rocky Mountain Roller Girls

When: Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m.

Where: The Fillmore – 1510 Clarkson St., Denver

Cost: $20-$24

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Show your support for Denver’s original all-woman roller derby league this Saturday at the Fillmore. Starting out the night will be the Sugar Kill Gang vs. The United States Pummeling Service followed by the Red Ridin’ vs. Hoods the Dooms Daisies. Witness these women combat one-another all while on roller skates during this fun and underrated contact sport. If you find yourself overly interested now is the time to pick a team to root for because it’s early in their season and not too late to place bets.

ill.Gates

When: Friday, April 1st at 9 p.m.

Where: Beta Nightclub – 1909 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $15

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Part musician part music educator–ill.Gates will be stirring up the dance scene this weekend. The Toronto native DJ is known worldwide for his dynamic composition and great production knowledge often teaching classes while on tour. ill.Gates has performed all over the world including sets at notable festivals such as Burning Man and Shambala. With friends Coult-45 and Grym it’s an electronic show guaranteed to impress.

Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens

Photo Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens

When: Friday, April 1, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens

Cost: $17-$22

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: If we were to rank these weekend events by uniqueness, Off the Clock: Vintage Victorian would take the cake at number one. With flower arranging classes, classical piano performers, and even a Victorian costume contest, the Denver Botanic Gardens planned an entire evening catered to everyone. Be sure to bring cash for the bar and dress your best for the photo booth.

Warren Haynes and the Ashes & Dust Band

 

When: Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m.

Where: Ogden Theater – 935 E. Colfax Ave., Denver

Cost: $40

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Touring with the Ashes & Dust Band from his third studio album, Warren Haynes will be taking the stage at the Ogden this Friday night. If you’re not familiar with Grammy-winning Haynes, he’s renowned as one of the world’s best guitar players dedicated to experimenting with creative new musical elements. Collaborating with Railroad Earth on his new album, Haynes has produced a wonderful blend of folk-rock and singer-songwriter.

 The Dan Band

When: Friday, April 1 & Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.

Where: Comedy Works – 1226 15th St., Denver

Cost: $29

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: You may remember The Dan Band from their breakout performance of 50 Cent’s Candy Shop in The Hangover. Before appearing in the comedic blockbuster, Dan and his band were also cast as the wedding singers in Old School rendering a raunchy version of Total Eclipse of the Heart. Blending comedy and classics – this jocular cover group started as a karaoke joke and has now been featured on late night shows and even had their own Bravo concert special.

Do

Denver Fashion Week Spring ’16 Kick-Off

When: Saturday, April 2 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: City Hall – 1144 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free – RSVP

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: We’re hoping you’re just as excited as we are for the return of Denver’s largest fashion show, Denver Fashion Weekend. Commencing DFW will be our kick-off event this Saturday at City Hall with an intriguing line-up planned for the evening. This includes a screening of the movie Red Pearl (preview above)–Denver’s first ever fashion comedy. General admission is free but be sure to RSVP  a seat or a table and check out our interview with the filmmakers Jessica McGaugh and Stacy Barton here.

April Amazing Abs – Red Rocks Workout

Photo Courtesy: RedRocksOnline

When: Sunday, April 3 at 9 a.m.

Where: Red Rock Park & Amphitheater – 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Once-a-month you can find the MissFits taking over Red Rocks. April Amazing Abs is one of many opportunities in Denver to get fit while admiring amazing views at a unique and beautiful location. Don’t let the snow on the ground today fool you because lucky enough Sundays forecast is looking warm and sunny. Although this is a primarily a female-based event, the whole community is welcome to join. The group meets this Sunday at the top of the amphitheater next to the museum.

Denver Art District’s First Friday

Mo'Print, Printmaking, Denver, Helikon Gallery, River North Art District

Photo by Helikon Gallery

When: Friday, April 1

Where: Participating neighborhoods: Art District on Santa Fe, River North Art District, Golden Triangle Museum District, Tennyson Street Cultural District, Block 7 Arts, Navajo Street Art District and South Pearl Street

The Low Down: Denver’s expanding and developing art scene will be accented this week with another First Friday. Emphasizing community, creativity and local businesses the popular art walk is a great way to meet new people and discover new facets of Denver. Luckily First Friday isn’t just one night this week–Rhinoceropolis has a unique underground art opening planned for Saturday at 5 p.m. This mysterious event hosted at one of Denver’s original venues will be unveiling the result of three years of painting inspired by patterns of television static and sonic feedback.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Mark Your Calendars

Denver Fashion Weekend

When: April 6-11

Where: City Hall Amphitheater – 1144 Broadway, Denver

Cost: Varies, get tickets here

Cocoa Cream Graham Cracker Porter Release

When: April 8, 12 p.m.

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St., Denver

Colorado Rockies Opening Day

When: April 8

Where: Coors Field – 2001 Blake St., Denver

Cost: $61 – $250, get tickets here

Uncorked AFTERGLO

When: April 8, 6-9 p.m.

When: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver

Cost: $135, get tickets here

#SOURCEPOPUP Spring Market

When: April 9-10, 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Where: The Source, 3350 Brighton Blvd., Denver

 

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