Jun 6, 2024 - Things to Do

Denver weekend guide: Fringe Festival, Five Points Jazz Fest, Nikki Glaser

Acrobatics performance by Circus Foundry at the 2023 Denver Fringe Fest.

Circus Foundry at the 2023 Denver Fringe Fest. Photo: Kalen Jesse

This weekend in Denver: See a variety of performing arts on the cheap, groove to jazz music in Five Points or see Nikki Glaser's stand-up.

1. 🎭 Denver Fringe Festival

Experience a live performance this weekend.

Why it matters: This event supports independent performing artists by organizing live shows at an affordable price.

  • The acts include theater, dance, circus, comedy and cabaret.

By the numbers: There are over 150 performances, including 60 original productions across 20 venues in RiNo, Five Points and Aurora.

The new FringeArt show will showcase work at Ironton Distillery in RiNo through June 21.

  • KidsFringe features two shows for children, various forms of puppetry and a free puppet meet-and-greet Saturday and Sunday.

Cost: $15 per show, $75 festival pass (unlimited shows)

When: Thursday–Sunday

2. 🎹 Regenerate Festival

3. 🎺 Five Points Jazz Fest

  • This annual festival in Five Points celebrates the history of jazz in Denver and will kick off with a parade led by Otone Brass Band at noon, proceeding from 29th to 25th along Welton Street. Free
  • When: Noon–11pm Saturday

4. 🌈 Big Gay Boat Day

  • Head to Call to Arms Brewing Saturday for a party featuring a $30 all-you-can-drink deal from 1–4pm and access to a party pontoon boat.

5. 😂 Nikki Glaser

6. 🎤 Levitt Block Party

  • Kick off summer with a concert headlined by three-time Grammy winner Common and local rap and R&B artists. Free

7. 🎵 Big Head Todd and the Monsters

  • The Colorado-based rock band is performing at Red Rocks 7pm Saturday with The Wallflowers. Tickets start at $80
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