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9 Issues to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: April 22-24

9 Issues to do in Denver and Colorado this weekend: April 22-24

This weekend brings artwork and plant gross sales, science, kite and Shakespeare festivals and monster vehicles to Colorado.

COLORADO, USA — Grave Digger, Max-D, Blue Thunder, Jester, Kraken, Unhealthy Firm, Black Pearl and El Toro Loco are only a few of the legendary monster vehicles arriving within the Mile Excessive Metropolis this weekend. Monster Jam is again for an enormous stadium present at Empower Subject at Mile Excessive.

Season ticket holders will get the primary crack at exploring Elitch Gardens because the amusement park prepares for a summer season of enjoyable. This weekend, Colorado can take pleasure in a brand new ballet, drama, artwork present, music and Shakespeare festivals. The Nuggets convey the NBA playoffs to Denver and the Colorado Eagles and Rapids are each at house. CU and UNC are additionally providing followers a primary take a look at their soccer groups this Saturday.

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Monster Jam

DENVER — Following 4 performances at Ball Area in February, Monster Jam will return to Colorado this weekend even bigger efficiency. The 2022 Monster Jam Stadium Tour will cease at Empower Subject at Mile Excessive on Saturday, April 23.

The 7 p.m. major occasion might be preceded by a Monster Jam Pit Occasion on the stadium’s south garden from 2:30 p.m. to five:30 p.m. the place company can see the vehicles up shut, take footage, meet the drivers and get autographs. Tickets are on sale now at

Elitch Gardens Season Cross Holder Weekend

DENVER — Colorado’s largest amusement park opens for season this weekend — for season go holders. Elitch Gardens will open Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 10:30 a.m. to six p.m. for a season go holder appreciation weekend. The passes are $75 every and have limitless visits, free parking, memento cup and bring-a-friend tickets. Elitch’s opens to all formally Saturday, April 30. For tickets and particulars, go to

Georgetown Loop Railroad Opening Day 

GEORGETOWN — A Colorado staple begins its 2022 season on Saturday, April 23. The Georgetown Loop Railroad presents spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. The railroad’s web site says the prepare transports riders again to a “time the place the railroad dominated, mining was a lifestyle and outlaws littered the land.” You should purchase tickets on-line at

Spring Science Extravaganza

FORT COLLINS — The Little Store of Physics, Colorado State College’s long-running, touring science-for-everyone ambassadors, will host a “Spring Science Extravaganza” on campus Saturday, April 23. The outside occasion will from 11 a.m. to three p.m. on the Monfort Quadrangle and Lory Pupil Heart Plaza at CSU and is free and open to the general public. Along with a whole lot of hands-on science experiment stations, there might be model new experiments which might be too massive to do inside.

Earth Day Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS — The twelfth annual Earth Day Fort Collins occasion is Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to five p.m. at Civic Heart Park. Earth Day Fort Collins evokes neighborhood members to honor the Earth on daily basis and incorporates a mixture of household actions and occasions together with informational cubicles and shows, youngsters actions, arts and crafts, reside music, audio system, native meals and a beer backyard.

Barr Lake Kite Pageant

BRIGHTON — Barr Lake State Park will have fun Earth Day with its annual Kite Pageant this Saturday, April 23. Native kite golf equipment might be available with kite experience and coaching. The competition is free when you register on-line right here.


FORT COLLINS — The 14th annual Fort Collins Music eXperiment (FoCoMX) weekend will host 300+ Colorado bands and solo artists at 30 downtown Fort Collins venues representing all kinds of genres and types. This 12 months’s lineup is stuffed with reside music to discover together with bands who’ve made their mark on the Fort Collins’ and Colorado music scene and lots of new acts for followers to find. FoCoMX might be held Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.  

Featured FoCoMX gifted Colorado artists embrace The Burroughs, Alysia Kraft Band, Sluggish Caves, Liz Barnez, Musketeer Gripweed, John Magnie of the Subdudes, Gasoline Lollipops, SF1, Companion, Sugar Britches, iZCALLi, Write Minded, and Publish Paradise. The FoCoMX web site has a complete schedule with all of the music performances for followers to browse, hearken to bands and plan their musical weekend.

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

DURANGO — The annual Durango Bluegrass Meltdown returns this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Durango. This 12 months’s lineup options Unstated Custom, The Particular Consensus, FY5, Large Hooray Bluegrass, Previous Fuss and Feathers, The Blue Moon Ramblers, Crooked Measures, Fellowship of the Strings, La La Bones, Six Greenback String, Tone Canine, Individuals We Know, Smelter Mountain Boys, Bluegrouse and lots of extra. Bluegrass followers can seize their tickets at

Choir Boy

DENVER — The approaching-of-age drama “Choir Boy” is the most recent manufacturing from the Denver Heart for the Performing Arts (DCPA). Created by Oscar-winning “Moonlight” screenwriter Tarell Alvin McCraney, “Choir Boy” options uplifting gospel music and electrifying dance routines. The drama “will encourage you to boost your voice and cheer as one pupil boldly stands as much as the traditions that search to silence him.” “Choir Boy” opens Friday, April 22 on the Kilstrom Theatre and performs by Sunday, Could 29. For tickets and showtimes, go to

American in Paris

LAKEWOOD — Expertise springtime in Paris on the Lakewood Cultural Heart with three ballets from Ballet Ariel. The corporate’s latest endeavor is ready to Gershwin’s orchestral basic “An American in Paris.” Second, Ballet Ariel’s authentic ballet “Story of Molly Brown” tells the story of her humble beginnings in Leadville and her rise in Denver’s excessive society. Rounding out this system is “Konservatoriet,” a classical ballet set on the Paris Opera Ballet within the romantic interval. Performances of the three ballets are set for Saturday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m. at Lakewood Cultural Heart. Tickets can be found on-line at

Shakespeare Pageant

DENVER — The Denver Public Faculties’ (DPS) thirty eighth annual Shakespeare Pageant returns to the Denver Arts Complicated on Friday, April 22 for the primary in-person occasion since 2019. This 12 months’s competition theme is “A Midsummer Night time’s Dream” and can function pupil performances on quite a few phases all through the Arts Complicated.

Greater than 40 DPS colleges are scheduled to carry out all through the day on varied phases and the DCPS Sculpture Park. At 2 p.m., the Shakespeare Problem Bowl, a premiere occasion of the competition, might be held contained in the Joe Craft Theater throughout the Helen Bonfils Theater Complicated. See the schedule right here.

Ballet MasterWorks

DENVER — Colorado Ballet concludes its season with “Ballet MasterWorks.” This program options three world-renowned masterpieces that broadened the boundaries of ballet repertoire within the twentieth century: George Balanchine’s Theme and Variations, Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Twyla Tharp’s 9 Sinatra Songs. Ballet MasterWorks performs at Ellie Caulkins Opera Home by Sunday, April 24. For tickets and showtimes, go to

Colorado Governor’s Artwork Present

LOVELAND — The thirty first annual Governor’s Artwork Present & Sale opens Saturday, April 23 for a month-long exhibit on the Loveland Museum with each in-person and on-line wonderful artwork gross sales. Acknowledged as one of many largest juried wonderful artwork exhibits to completely function Colorado artists, this 12 months 60 of the state’s most gifted artists might be showcased, together with one Legacy Artist.

Discover the right new piece to your artwork assortment, add a press release piece to your house décor, or choose a particular present for buddies or household – all whereas supporting Colorado’s best artists. The Opening Night time Gala is Friday, April 22 from 5 p.m. to eight p.m. at Loveland Museum.

Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors

DENVER — The Denver Nuggets are battling to remain alive within the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The Nuggets and Warriors meet for Recreation 3 at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at Ball Area. Recreation 4 of the best-of-seven sequence is Sunday, April 24 at Ball Area. is the place for Mile Excessive basketball tickets.

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CU spring sport

BOULDER — The CU soccer crew’s annual Spring Showcase is ready for Saturday, April 23 at Folsom Subject. The occasion will consist first of crew drills that may finish in an offense vs. protection scrimmage for roughly the final hour of the two-hour time slot. This 12 months’s spring session will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Folsom Subject, and can finish by 3 p.m. It is going to be adopted by “Wholesome Children Subject Day,” the place youthful followers could make their manner on to the sphere and take part in a number of actions hosted by CU student-athletes from a number of groups.

UNC spring sport

GREELEY — Northern Colorado (UNC) soccer hits the sphere for his or her Spring Showcase on Saturday. Catch the Blue & Gold at Nottingham Subject Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. The spring sport is free to attend with entrances open on the north and higher west gates of Nottingham Subject. Concessions might be open for the sport on the west concourse. Parking for the sport is free.

Colorado Rapids vs. Charlotte FC

COMMERCE CITY — Your Colorado Rapids return to Dick’s Sporting Items Park this weekend for a match in opposition to the growth Charlotte FC. Charlotte FC has not had a lot luck on the highway this season and is the primary growth membership to lose its first 4 away matches in MLS since Montreal in 2012. The Rapids have received three of its final 4 matches in opposition to growth sides.

The Rapids and Charlotte FC meet Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m. For tickets, take a look at the place Supporters Part tickets begin at $20.

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Colorado Eagles vs. Ontario Reign

LOVELAND — The Colorado Eagles, the AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, play their remaining two common season video games this weekend. The Eagles host Ontario Reign at 7:05 p.m. Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 at Budweiser Occasions Heart. Saturday night time is Fan Appreciation Night time. For tickets, head to 

Rocky vs. Boulder County Curler Derby Double-Header

DENVER — You received’t wish to miss Rocky taking over Boulder County in a Colorado flat-track curler derby double-header occasion on Saturday, April 23. The house groups from each leagues will play in opposition to each other again to again and discover out which of those native quad squads are the last word champions. The occasion begins at 5 p.m. at The Rollerdome at 2375 South Delaware Avenue. Tickets can be found to buy on-line.

Plant and succulent sale 

GOLDEN — The Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society and The North American Rock Backyard Society are having a weekend sale that promotes moral and sustainable gardening in our neighborhood. The sale is being held at Jefferson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to five p.m. and Sunday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Entry is $5.


DENVER — Classic clothes conference ThriftCon could have greater than 100 distributors in Denver this weekend in addition to a number of activations and installations celebrating classic and retro tradition in addition to sustainability in trend. ThriftCon will host 1000’s of merchandise starting from useful, classic Males’s and Girls’s clothes, to basic, classic collectibles all below one roof. ThriftCon is someday solely on Sunday, April 24 on the Nationwide Western Complicated from 10 a.m. to five p.m. Tickets are $10 prematurely and $15 on the door. Children 13 and below are free.

Erie House Honest

ERIE — Begin spring off on the proper foot and get a soar begin on your house enchancment tasks on the Erie House Honest. Dozens of distributors and companies might be on the Erie Neighborhood Heart on Saturday, April 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with recommendation, assist and providers to your portray, flooring, lighting, plumbing, heating, cooling, reworking or landscaping mission.

Mile Excessive 4.20K Digital Run/Stroll

DENVER — The Mile Excessive 4.20K goals to boost consciousness and promote a wholesome life-style with hashish for medicinal functions. The run could have a digital format this 12 months. Registration for the “Mile Increased, A Mile More healthy” occasion could be accomplished on-line.

Canine Traditional 5K

LAFAYETTE — Transferring to Finish Sexual Assault (MESA) presents their annual Canine Traditional 5K, a do-it-yourself run/stroll fundraiser occurring the week of Saturday, April 23 to Saturday, April 30. Members will have fun their involvement on this occasion with an after social gathering on Saturday, April 30 entitled Fievel’s Follies at 1455 Dixon Avenue in Lafayette. Occasion registration is offered on-line.

9Health Honest

COLORADO — There are lots of causes to attend a 9Health Honest this weekend. You possibly can be taught extra about you, benefit from free and low-cost well being screenings, and speak to a number of medical professionals. Register prematurely or simply present up, doesn’t matter to us! We simply hope to see you there. Both manner, isn’t it time you make your well being a precedence? Discover a honest close to you at

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

DENVER — Followers of the “Jurassic Park” franchise can now expertise its dinosaurs in a brand new family-friendly present. “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” is now open on the new Stockyards Occasion Heart of the Nationwide Western Heart.

An immersive 20,000-square-foot expertise based mostly on one of many largest blockbusters in cinema historical past, “Jurassic World: The Exhibition” has turn out to be a worldwide success with greater than three million guests since 2016. Exhibition guests stroll by the world-famous Jurassic World gates, encounter life-sized dinosaurs and discover richly themed environments. Tickets for the Denver run are on sale now at

The Artwork of Banksy

DENVER — The most important touring exhibition of genuine Banksy artworks on this planet has arrived within the Mile Excessive Metropolis. “The Artwork of Banksy” options greater than 100 authentic Banksy works from personal collectors throughout the globe. The exhibition on the Denver Sports activities Citadel presents the uncommon alternative to view authenticated and authorized Banksy artworks hardly ever seen by most people. Tickets are on sale at

Films this weekend

“Implausible Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore” bought off gradual begin in its first weekend in theaters. The third installment within the Harry Potter spinoff opened to $42 million in North America. “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” continued sturdy in its second weekend. Three new movies arrive this weekend.

New films this weekend

  • The Northman
  • The Unhealthy Guys
  • The Insufferable Weight of Large Expertise

Final weekend’s field workplace

  1. Implausible Beasts: The Secrets and techniques of Dumbledore — $42.2 million
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 — $29.3 million
  3. The Misplaced Metropolis — $6.2 million
  4. All the pieces In every single place All at As soon as — $6.2 million
  5. Father Stu — $5 million
  6. Morbius — $4.7 million
  7. Ambulance — $4 million
  8. The Batman — $3.7 million
  9. Ok.G.F.: Chapter 2 — $2.8 million
  10. Uncharted — $1.1 million

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