Arts and ales, Fringe Fest and Christopher Titus will keep us chuckling and tipping our glasses on this gorgeous Colorado weekend. Here’s the best of what’s happening this weekend, Denver.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party: You can never have enough plastic products or side-splitting laughs as the vivacious drag queen Dixie Longate will teach you in the most hilarious Tupperware party you’ll ever attend. This is the final weekend to catch a show.
Through Aug. 21; tickets start at $30
Garner Galleria Theater, DCPA, Speer & Arapahoe; 303-893-4100
Fringe Fest: Performers are taking over Boulder with 12 days of “unjuried, uncensored” shows including circus arts, theater, dance, puppetry, visual arts and more. Tickets to most events are available online or at the door a half hour before the show.
Aug. 17 - 28; ticket prices vary
Multiple venues, Boulder
Denver Pet Expo: Take your best friend with you to Denver’s first pet expo, where you can learn about all things pet, get discounted vaccinations and micro-chipping along with free nail trims, win prizes, enjoy entertainment and pet-related activities and even enter Fido in a costume contest.
Sat., Aug. 20, 10am - 6pm; free admission
Denver Merchandise Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave.; 303-292-6278
Art & Ale: Get wild at this adults-only event where cold brews, culinary treats and musical entertainment come together amidst renowned exhibits of wildlife art and sculptures.
Fri., Aug. 19, 6pm - 10pm; $45
Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker; 720-488-3344
Titus: You won’t complain about your parents after hearing Christopher Titus tell about his in his standup comedy routine inspired by material from his own life. Who knew dysfunction could be so funny?
Aug. 18 - 20; $20 - $28
Comedy Works, South at the Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village; 720-274-6800
Locavore Delight: It’s a celebration of all things local at the “Eat Local Day” event at Pearl Street Farmers Market. Bring your eco-friendly canvas bags – you won’t be going home empty handed.
Sun., Aug. 21
1200 Block of S. Pearl St.
Wine & Music Train: Ride the rails in a locomotive-pulled classic passenger car while sampling Colorado wines. Live music performances throughout the day.
Sat., Aug. 20, 9am - 6pm; $15/adult, $5/child, $30/family
Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden; 303-279-4591
Fright Night: It may be Monday, but the show is “Friday the 13th” at this week’s Film on the Rocks. Cringe with thousands of other campers as Jason wreaks havoc upon unsuspecting coeds.
Mon., Aug. 22 at 6:30pm; $12, $14 day of
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison; 720-865-2494