Ten things to do in Denver this weekend, October 7-10, 2021

Re scared? This weekend is packed with events dedicated to female serial killers, with the debut of Genoveva in the People’s Building, as well as the start of Audacious Theatre’s Lady killers. But there are also far less gloomy celebrations, including the start of Su Teatro’s fiftieth year and a celebration of the local Filipino-American community.

Check out our list of ten free events hereAnd read on for ten of the best ticketed events in Denver this weekend:

Mile High horror film festival
Until Wednesday, October 13, online
Fear. Be very afraid. The Mile High Horror Festival is back, but it’s virtual this year, allowing you to stream new horror, suspense, and sci-fi movies from around the world, along with Q&A with filmmakers and special guests. “There are so many great new horror, suspense and sci-fi movies,” says MHHFF co-director Timothy Schultz. “We are very excited to shed light on them.” Get all the details as well as the passes, here.

The Corrido del Barrio
Saturday October 9, 7:30 pm; Sunday October 10, 2 p.m.
Su Teatro Center for Performing and Cultural Arts, 721 Santa Fe Drive

While Su Teatro celebrates its fiftieth year, the company led by Tony García recovers what has become its fundamental production: The Corrido del Barrio, the story of how the Auraria neighborhood was brought down by a wrecking ball to make way for what is now the Auraria campus. Su Teatro has come a long way from a traveling gang of Chicano activists performing political skits on the street, and Ran It only grows rich over time as a shining symbol of the lost community that was centered around the iconic Iglesia de San Cayetano. Presentations continue until October 24; find the full schedule and get tickets, $ 17 to $ 20, here.

Grim Legends of the Mountain

Saturday October 9, 6:30 pm
Lemmon Staggs Homestead, Fort Collins

LuneAseas brings you six new stories of myth and truth, filled with headless ghosts, flesh-eating blue mist, shape-shifting witches, and cave-dwelling elves. Each legend is told around a roaring fire with original compositions, live music, dance of light and shadow, ballet, theater and moving visuals, and there will be handcrafted libations, as well as smoked turkey legs and s’more kits for help you stay. Performances continue on weekends through October 23; Learn more and get tickets, $ 20, here.

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Genoveva rocks in the Village Building.

Forge light theater

Saturday, October 9 and Monday, October 11, 7:30 pm
People’s Building, 9995 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora

Before firing Genoveva As a good true story melodrama about the woman who notoriously struck her mother and father forty strokes each with an ax in 1892, think again. The musical with a rock score turns out to be headlined by a six-piece band led by four angry women. Will there be murders? Of course, but there will also be a lot of musical support. The show will run until October 31; find the full schedule and get tickets, $ 20 to $ 35, here.

Saturday October 9, 8:00 p.m., Sunday October 10, 2:00 p.m.
The Bench at 40W, 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood
Elephant, a play “devised” by Abner Genece, Candace Joice and Neil Truglio, is inspired by the writings of Frederick Treves, the doctor who befriended Joseph Merrick, a real-life character known to theater fans as the Man Elephant. But Benchmark Theater’s world premiere performance takes a metaphorical leap and left turn to focus instead on the history of racism and otherness suffered by African Americans, as seen through Treves’ lens of understanding. That’s a cool trick. the program continues until October 30 (and Mondays are industry nights); get your tickets, $ 15 to $ 30, in advance here.

Click to enlarge The Clyfford Still Museum, art in itself.  - DAF

The Clyfford Still Museum, art in itself.


Denver open doors

Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10

Around town and online
Doors Open Denver is back through October 17, with a combination of a dozen virtual tours available upon request and four in-person tours per day over the weekend. You can visit the Clyfford Still Museum, the Elitch Historic Theater, the 11th Avenue Historic Hostel, and the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, among other places, but tickets – $ 25 for members of the Denver Architecture Foundation and $ 30 for non-members – they are limited. Get all the details and tickets here.

Spookadelia 4: The Curse of Novo Ita
Opening Saturday, October 9 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, October 10 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Spectra Art Space, 1836 South Broadway

Spookadelia is back in Spectra Art Space. The Curse of Novo Ita is the fourth immersive and introspective installment in the Spookadelia series from the artists, creators and movement shakers brought to you by Novo Ita and Spookadelia 1, 2 and 3, along with a new surprise. artists making their debut in Spookadelia.
“Guests who are brave enough to help lift the curse of Novo Ita will have to learn the art of walking through the cracks and reassembling the artifact necessary to save the city,” promise the organizers. “They will face many trials as they travel to the home of lost souls known as the Mirror Dimension, overcome the allure of power and wealth in the Plane of the Fallen Kings, and come face to face with their darkest realms. The same in the Miasma. Of the inner monsters. Once they have assembled the artifact, they will use their newfound magic to lift Novo Ita’s curse. ” Well then! The show runs Wednesday through Sunday through October 31, and tickets are $ 30 ($ 12 children); reserve your time here.

Philippine Fashion 2021
Saturday, October 9, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Radisson Hotel, 3155 South Vaughn Way, Aurora

Filipino Fashion 2021, the annual gala hosted by the regional chapter of the National Federation of Filipino-American Associations, will showcase designs by Filipino-American designer Kirsten Regalado modeled by Filipino-American organization leaders and community members. The event will benefit a new initiative, the NaFFAA Region V Disaster Preparedness Fund, to help the Philippines prepare for typhoons and other calamities. Learn more and get tickets here.

Run the Rocks 5K / 10K and Family Fun Run

Sunday October 10, 7:15 am
Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater

Take part in the only authorized timed road race at Red Rocks, now in its 15th year. Races include 5K, 10K, and a family fun run; The bands will play on the roads around the field to cheer on the runners. It is a benefit to the American Lung Association; Know more here.

Lumonics immersed
Saturday 10th October, 8pm
Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 East 73rd Avenue, Unit 11

This multisensory experience was inspired by the founders of Lumonics, Dorothy and Mel Tanner. In fact, the installation includes his fascinating light sculptures, as well as lasers, special effects, and original music and videos created by Dorothy Tanner and her collaborator Marc Billard. Tickets are $ 20; get them here.

Plan ahead:

A conversation with Stacey Abrams
Wednesday October 13, 7:30 pm
Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place

Stacey Abrams fans think she’s invincible, smarter than the average politician, and a person who should be president, and that’s not just a pipe dream. Abrams, whose voting rights efforts in Georgia helped put Biden in the White House and Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Congress, is arguably one of the most powerful women in American politics today. Not only that, but he also writes romance novels and thrillers. Without a doubt, your conversation with journalist Gloria Neal will be full of ideas, concrete facts and achievable dreams. Tickets start at $ 44.50 at Ticketmaster; take them here if you can.

Know a big event in Denver? We will update this list during the week; send information to [email protected]


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