This Saturday the long-awaited “train to the plane” will set its course with a one-of-a-kind celebration spread out across the city. Stopping at some of our favorite bars and locales, embrace this opportunity to explore the unique facets of Denver on this free train ride to one of the nation’s best airports, Denver International Airport. Meanwhile, The Ogden, The Gothic and Cervantes alike are stirring-up excitement with a diverse array of upcoming concerts. Making this weekend evermore exciting is the Denver Flea, Denver Beer Co’s popular crawfish boil, and a variety of delightful things to do outside. Between annual, local and historical events, this is a great weekend for our city to get together and celebrate our incredible community.

Eat & Drink

5th Annual Denver Beer Co. Crawfish Boil

Photo Courtesy: Denver Beer Co on Facebook

Photo Courtesy: Denver Beer Co on Facebook

When: Saturday, April 3 from 15 p.m.

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

Cost: $35

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Denver Beer Co. will be shipping in a massive pile of fresh crawfish straight from Louisiana for their 5th Annual Crawfish Boil this Saturday. $35 doesn’t just cover the cost-of-admission, it also includes two beers, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes and of course crawfish prepared by the breweries own cajun chefs. The weather is supposed to be beautiful this weekend so grab your favorite bib and enjoy some fresh seafood on the patio at Denver Beer Co.

Sour, Wild and Fruited Fest

Photo Courtesy: Hops & Pie on Facebook

Photo Courtesy: Hops & Pie on Facebook

When: Saturday, April 23 at 12 p.m.

Where: Hops & Pie – 3920 Tennyson St., Denver

Cost: Free Admission

The Low Down: It’s time to say bottoms-up to the brown ales, porters and stouts and cheers to the fruity and sours. Hops & Pie will be initiating the warm-weather brew season, pouring a variety of spring and summer tasters this Saturday on Tennyson street. Featuring two crafts from Casey Brewing and Blending alongside numerous other beers, Hops & Pie has the full list of taps available here.

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Hannibal Buress

Photo Courtesy: Hannibal Buress on Facebook

Photo Courtesy: Hannibal Buress on Facebook

When: Sunday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theater – 1621 Glenarm Pl., Denver

Cost: $37

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Chicago-born comedian Hannibal Buress will be stirring up some laughs at the Paramount Theater this Sunday. Though primarily known for his standup, Buress is a multi-talented artist also experienced in acting, music and even magic. After the recent release of a third Netflix-Special, Comedy Camisado and starring on Broad City, Hannibal’s comedy career is on the fast-track to infamy.

Read our Q&A with him here.

Frightened Rabbit

When: Sunday, April 24 at 8 p.m.

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

Cost: $18 advance, $20 door

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: The Glasgow residents Frightened Rabbit are making their way through the West Coast this spring. Touring after the release of Painting of a Panic Attack earlier this month, the Scottish musicians are stopping at The Ogden right here in Denver Sunday night. Caveman will be opening with an assuredly satisfying set of guitar solos and smooth synths so be sure to arrive early for this one.

Half Moon Run

Photo Courtesy: Half Moon Run on Facebook

Photo Courtesy: Half Moon Run on Facebook

When: Saturday, April 23 at 9 p.m.

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

Cost: $25 advance, $30 door

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: Formed in 2009 in Montreal, Half Moon Run released their first LP in 2012 and have been gaining steam ever since. Their new album Sun Leads Me On has been described by the band as alt-folk melancholia on self-discovery that was inspired by the band “following the sun” to California. Touring after the albums recent release, you can find Half Moon Run telling their musical story at The Ogden this Saturday night.

Goldlink

Photo Courtesy: Goldlink on Facebook

Photo Courtesy: Goldlink on Facebook

When: Saturday, April 23 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: The Gothic Theater – 3263 S. Broadway, Denver

Cost: Free

Tickets: RSVP Here

The Low Down: At only 21-years-old, Goldlink has impressively made a name for himself. Over the past three years he has produced and toured with big names like SBTRKT and hailed great reviews from notable music critics like Noisey. Relating to 90’s hip-hop and R&B, Goldlink claims to have been influenced most by Grimes, Edgar Allen Poe and Pink Floyd. The rising artist is performing at the Gothic on his first-ever headlining tour this Saturday night.

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2016 Denver Spring Flea

Photo Courtesy: Denver Flea

Photo Courtesy: Denver Flea

When: Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 – both days 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Where: EXDO Event Center – 1399 35th St., Denver

Cost: $5

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: The Denver Flea is back just in time for some beautiful spring weather. Grab a fresh flea cocktail or beer and browse an assortment of market items at the EXDO Event Center in RiNo this weekend. Sponsored by big local names like New Belgium Brewing and Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey and with over 150 vendors, this is guaranteed to be a fun weekend event for everyone. Browse the full list of vendors here.

The Graffiti Run Colorful 5k

Photo Courtesy: Graffiti Run on Facebook

Photo Courtesy: Graffiti Run on Facebook

When: Sunday, April 24 at 9 a.m.

Where: Sports Authority Field – 1701 Bryant St., Denver

Cost: $50 (plus $5 for parking)

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: The Graffiti Run is back in Denver on their Retro Tour. Sporting colored-powder cannons and the world’s most colorful Harlem Shake, this 5k is a fun marathon for all ages. Although it may not be the type-of “getting dirty” a lot of Coloradans are used to, it’s a unique and affordable event to kick-off the inspiration we all need to get our Summer bodies back.

Train to the Plane – RTD Station Parties

Photo courtesy of RTD

Photo courtesy of RTD

When: Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: The University of Colorado A-Line

Cost: Free

The Low Down: It’s finally happening, Denver–the train to the plane is opening. With an entire day of festivities planned, you can take the train for free to Denver International Airport and explore the lineup of events across the city. The RiNo art stop will have live music, food trucks, and local booze and Rebel Restaurant will have a patio party with the addition of many more fun stops throughout the day. RTD is certainly gearing up for a proper grand opening for the University of Colorado A-Line.

 Rumpus in the Park

When: Sunday, April 24 from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Denver City Park – 1700 York St., Denver

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Promising an assortment of entertainers including DJs, this family-friendly picnic in City Park should be a great way to kick-off spring. With a packed roster of vendors and food trucks, this should be a great place to bring the kids, gather with some friends or even just walk the dog. Add Rumpus in the Park to your list of reasons to get some sunshine this weekend in Denver.

Doors Open Denver

Photo courtesy of Doors  Open Denver

Photo courtesy of Doors Open Denver

Words by Cori Anderson

When: Saturday, April 23 + Sunday, April 24 

Where: Multiple locations 

Cost: Free

The Low Down: Experience the 12th annual Doors Open Denver this weekend, presented by the Denver Architectural Foundation, with a variety of activities that will invigorate your love of the city by showcasing the beauty of its buildings, the history behind the architecture and helping to create meaningful connections with the built environment. Explore over 100 sites through free, self–guided tours, insider, fee–based tours or—new this year— participate in free art–related activities sponsored by Bonfils-Stanton. The headquarters are once again in Union Station. According to the DOD website, “Doors Open Denver tells the story of where Denver is, where it has been, and where it is going.” But don’t be overwhelmed by the magnitude of participating venues, we have you covered with this list of must–see stops this weekend. Read our list of 5 Must See Stops here.


Mark Your Calendars – Next Weekend

Ratio Sessions: Cursive

When: Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m.

Where: Ratio Beerworks – 2920 Larimer St., Denver

Cost: $6-$40, get tickets here.

Totally Tennyson

When: Saturday, April 30, 4-8 p.m.

Where: 38th – 44th Tennyson St., Denver

Cost: $35-$75, get tickets here.

Rocky Mountain Beer Run – Oskar Blues Brewery

When: Saturday, April 30 at 10 a.m.

Where: Oskar Blues Brewery – 1800 Pike Rd., Unit 3, Longmont

Cost: $35, get tickets here

Jadakiss

When: Sunday, May 1 at 9 p.m.

Where: Cervantes – 2635 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $20, get tickets here

Bru Frou: Culinary Pairings

When: Saturday, April 30 at 4 p.m.

Where: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum – 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver 

Cost: $55-$95, get tickets here.

Giraffage

When: Saturday, April 30 at 8:30 p.m.

Where: Cervantes – 2635 Welton St., Denver 

Cost: $22, get tickets here

 

 

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