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September 2013 Events Denver

Autumn Adventures in the Mile High City

By

Casey James

Country singer Casey James will perform a free concert at A Taste of Colorado on Labor Day.

Photo © A Taste of Colorado

  • A Taste of Colorado
    Date: Friday, Aug. 30 - Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
    Location: Civic Center Park
    Time: Fri. 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10:30 a.m. - 10 p.m., Mon. 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    What: Sample food from Colorado's finest restaurants during the 30th anniversary of the festival.
    Cost: Free admission. A strip of 15 food tickets costs $10.

  • Labor Day
    Date: Monday, Sept. 2, 2013
    What: Working men and women get a reprieve from the daily grind today.

  • "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" Opening Night
    Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
    Location: Buell Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: The cult film about drag queens has been turned into a musical. Recommended for ages 13 and up.
    Cost: Tickets are $25 - $95.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • Rosh Hashanah
    Date: Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013
    What: Happy 5774! The Jewish New Year begins at sundown.

  • Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens
    Date: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013
    Location: Sports Authority Field
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    What: All eyes will be on quarterback Peyton Manning in the first game of the season.
    Cost: Tickets are $49 - $345. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • STS9
    Dates: Friday, September 6, 2013
    Saturday, September 7, 2013
    Location: Red Rock Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.75. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • First Friday Art Walk
    Date: Friday, Sept. 6, 2013
    Location: Santa Fe Art District, 5th to 10th Ave. on Santa Fe Dr.
    Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    What: Free admission to art galleries along Santa Fe Dr.

  • Free Day at the Denver Art Museum
    Date: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
    Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    What: Free admission for Colorado residents.
    Contact: 720-865-5000

  • Friendship Powwow
    Date: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
    Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
    Time: Starts at 10 a.m. Gourd dancing starts at noon.
    What: The 24th-annual Friendship Powwow features traditional Native American gourd dancing. Vendors will also sell Native American artwork and traditional food such as fry bread.
    Cost: Free

  • Sunnyside Music Festival
    Date: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013
    Location: Chaffee Park (44th & Tejon)
    Time: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    What: The 11th-annual music festival at Chaffee Park showcases local musicians.
    Cost: Free

  • Carnival of Madness Tour
    Date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Location: Red Rock Amphitheatre
    Time: 5 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.75 - $45. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens Corn Maze
    Date: Friday, Sept. 13 - Sunday, Oct. 27 2013
    Location: Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield
    Time: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Fridays, Noon - 9 p.m. on Saturdays, Noon - 6 p.m. on Sundays
    What: Get lost in a maze of corn stalks at the annual Halloween tradition.
    Cost: $12 adults, $10 students and seniors, $8 children. Members receive a discount.
    Contact: 720-865-3500
    More: Photos of the Corn Maze

  • LOTUS
    Date: Friday, September 13, 2013
    Location: Red Rock Amphitheatre
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.75. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Brew at the Zoo
    Dates: Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
    Location: Denver Zoo
    Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
    What: Sample beer from dozens of breweries at the Denver Zoo for this the 21-and-up event.
    Contact: 303-376-6741
    Cost: Tickets are $75 - $100. Designated driver tickets are $30.

  • The Lumineers
    Dates: Saturday, September 14, 2013
    Sunday, September 15, 2013
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Times: 6:30 p.m. Saturday
    7 p.m. Sunday
    Cost: Tickets are sold out.

  • Kid Cudi
    Date: Monday, September 16, 2013
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 6:30 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $44.75. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • The National
    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.95 - $44.95. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Earth, Wind & Fire
    Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $40.50 - $70.50. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • "Defending the Caveman" Opening Night
    Dates: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
    Location: Garner Galleria Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: The battle between the sexes heats up in this comedy. Recommended for adults.
    Cost: Tickets are $25.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • Furthur
    Dates: Thursday, September 19, 2013
    Friday, September 20, 2013
    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Sunday, September 22, 2013
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Times: 7:30 p.m. on Thursday - Saturday
    5:30 p.m. on Sunday
    Cost: Tickets are $55 - $60 each night. A four-day pass is also available. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens Fall Plant and Bulb Sale
    Date: Friday, Sept. 20 - Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
    Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St.
    Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday
    What: More than 10,000 bulbs will be on sale.
    Cost: Free admission
    Contact: 720-865-3500

  • "Death of a Salesman" Opening Night
    Dates: Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
    Location: Space Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: The classic drama by Arthur Miller examines the downside of the American dream. Recommended for ages 10 and up.
    Cost: Tickets are $35 - $45.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • Westword Dish
    Date: Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013
    Location: Denver Performing Arts Complex
    Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    What: The benefit for charity celebrates its 19th year, and its second year at the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Cost: Tickets are $25. VIP tickets are $50.

  • Denver Broncos vs. Oakland Raiders
    Date: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
    Location: Sports Authority Field
    Time: 6:40 p.m.
    What: The Raiders ramp up their rivalry with Denver.
    Cost: Tickets are $49 - $345. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • "Sister Act" Opening Night
    Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
    Location: Buell Theatre
    Time: 7:30 p.m.
    What: The musical follows the adventures of a witness to a crime who takes refuge in a nunnery. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
    Cost: Tickets are $25 - $95.
    Contact: 303-893-4100

  • Oktoberfest
    Dates: Friday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
    Friday, Oct. 4 - Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
    Location: Between 20th and 22nd on Larimer St.
    Time: 5 p.m. - 2 a.m. Fri., 11 a.m. - 2 a.m. Sat., 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. Sun.
    What: The annual German celebration of beer and bratwurst hits the Mile High City.
    Cost: Free admission.

  • Denver Broncos vs. Philadelphia Eagles
    Date: Sunday, Sept. 28, 2013
    Location: Sports Authority Field
    Time: 2:25 p.m.
    What: The Eagles wing their way to Denver.
    Cost: Tickets are $49 - $345. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Big Gigantic
    Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
    Location: Red Rocks Amphitheatre
    Time: 7 p.m.
    Cost: Tickets are $39.75. Buy tickets through Ticketmaster.

  • Race for the Cure Denver
    Dates: Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013
    Location: Start/finish at the Pepsi Center
    Time: 7 a.m.
    What: The 21st-annual Race for the Cure benefits breast cancer research.
    Cost: Registration is $35 for adults, and $25 for students and seniors. The competitive run is $40 for all ages.
    Contact: 303-744-2088

      Ongoing Events:

    • Catalyst: Colorado Sculpture
      Date: Continues through 2014
      Location: Denver Botanic Gardens
      What: Sculptures by Colorado artists are on display.
      Cost: Admission to the Denver Botanic Gardens is $12.50 for adults, $9.50 for seniors and $9 for students and youth.
      Contact: 720-865-3500
      More: Catalyst Photos
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