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Psst… 30 Things to do in Denver this April 2018

Disney's Aladdin | The Denver Ear

This April, Denver is alive with the spring season! From the opening of a new season of baseball, to the return of beloved festivals, expos and special events, we’ve rounded up 30 things to do in Denver this month!

30 THINGS TO DO IN DENVER THIS APRIL 2018

#1 NEW EXHIBITION: DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: April 1 – September 3, 2018

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Cost: $4.95 – $9

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see authentic Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. In addition, more than 600 artifacts from the ancient Middle East will immerse guests in historic traditions and beliefs that continue to impact world cultures today.

#2 ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS
Animation Shows of Shows | The Denver Ear

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When: April 1 – 5, 2018

Where: Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Time: Varies

Cost: $7 – $11.50

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The 19th Annual Animation Shows of Shows returns to the Sie FilmCenter presenting 16 exceptional and inspiring animated shorts from around the world. At a time of increasing social instability and global anxiety about a range of issues, the works in this year’s show have a special resonance, presenting compelling ideas about our place in society and how we fit into the world.

#3 COLORADO CRAFT BEER WEEK
Denver Beer Co. | The Denver Ear

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When: April 2 – 6, 2018

Where: Multiple Denver Beer Co. Locations

Time: Varies

Cost: Free

Join Denver Beer Co. for a special Colorado Craft Beer Week! Featuring events such as a special Education Night, Colorado Pint Night, Limited Edition Denver Beer Co. Releases and more.

#4 DENVER AUTO SHOW
Denver Auto Show | The Denver Ear

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When: April 4 – 8, 2018

Where: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

Cost: $6 – $13

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 The Denver Auto Show is the premier showcase of the newest model year import and domestic vehicles — cars, vans, crossovers, hybrids, light trucks, sport utilities – cars to suit every budget and life style. You’ll not only see all the newest models, you’ll also be treated to sneak peeks of selected intros, concepts, and the latest in tricked out cars!

#5 JEFF DUNHAM: PASSIVELY AGGRESSIVE
Jeff Dunham | The Denver Ear

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When: April 4, 2018

Where: 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln, Broomfield, CO 80021

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $49

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Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will be performing in Denver with his “Passively Aggressive” tour this April.

#6 DISNEY ON ICE: FROZEN
Disney On Ice | The Denver Ear

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When: April 5 – 8, 2018

Where: Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St, Denver, CO 80216

Time: Varies

Cost: $15 – $65

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Discover the full story of Disney’s Frozen like never before at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! Dazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will magically transport you to wintry Arendelle.

#7 DENVER BAZAAR
Denver BAZAAR | The Denver Ear

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When: April 5, 2018

Where: Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010

Time: 5pm – 10pm

Cost: Free – $45

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Denver BAZAAR is taking over The Hangar at Stanley Marketplace with 45+ local makers. Shop, Sip & Mingle with Colorado’s finest craft, fashion & art makers while sampling local Wine, Cider, Beer & Spirit. Explore the BAZAAR while listening to local DJ’s spin the best funk, soul, and oldies, then take a trip into Stanley Marketplace to redeem special discounts from select retailers!

#8 THIS IS MODERN ART
This Is Modern Art | The Denver Ear

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When: April 5 – 15, 2018

Where: Jones Theatre, Speer Blvd & Arapahoe, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting from $25

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This Is Modern Art is a production that is based on true events and tell the story of Chicago graffiti artists that set out night after night to make their voices heard and alter the way people view the world.

#9 INFECTED MUSHROOM AT BETA NIGHTCLUB
Infected Mushroom | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Infected Mushroom

When: April 5, 2018

Where: Beta Nightclub, 1909 Blake St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 9pm – 2am

Cost: $25

Psst… This event is for ages 18+

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From the producers of Global Dance Festival, Decadence, Skylab, Hallow Freak’n Ween, Global Dance alongside Beta Nightclub present a new era of Thursday nights transcending genres & evoking sonic stimulation. Showcasing innovative, top-tier artists while continually evolving Colorado’s electronic realm. For the opening of Future Thursdays in April they will feature Infected Mushroom.

#10 COLORADO ROCKIES OPENING DAY
Colorado Rockies | The Denver Ear

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When: April 6, 2018

Where: Coors Field, 2001 Blake St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 2:10pm

Cost: Varies

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Baseball season 2018 has arrived and the Colorado Rockies Opening Day will bring you a game of the Colorado Rockies v. Atlanta Braves in the season home opener!

#11 OFF THE CLOCK: TWO STEPS N’ TULIP
Denver Botanic Gardens | The Denver Ear

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When: April 6, 2018

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $16 – $25

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Pull on your boots and your blue jeans for a night of music, dancing, crafts and good ol’ fun at Denver Botanic Gardens’ Off the Clock: Two Step ‘n Tulips. Revel in the lush warmth and beauty of Marnie’s Pavilion and the Orangery and experience the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory after dark.

#12 DISNEY’S ALADDIN
Disney's Aladdin | The Denver Ear

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When: April 7 – 28, 2018

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting from $25

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Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite.

#13 TULIP, FAIRY & ELF FESTIVAL
Tulip Fairy & Elf Festival 2017 | The Denver Ear

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When: April 8, 2018

Psst… Alternative Rain Date – April 15, 2018

Where: 1301 Pearl St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1pm – 5pm

Cost: Free

Downtown Boulder‘s Tulip, Fairy & Elf Festival 2018 is a celebration of the spring season, and features the vibrant Tulip Fairy, along with pint-sized fairies and elves, that parade around the Pearl Street Mall ‘welcoming the tulips’. The event includes live stage performances, face painting, free activities for children and more.

#14 UNCORKED AFTERGLO
Uncorked AFTERGLO | The Denver Ear

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When: April 13, 2018

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 9pm – 12am

Cost: $70 – $80

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The third annual Uncorked AFTERGLO at the Denver Art Museum, sponsored in part by CultureHaus, includes live music, interactive art elements, creative cocktails and late-night fare. The event will take place inside the Gallagher Gallery in the Hamilton Building, giving guests rare access to the inside of one of the DAM’s art galleries at night.

Psst… The evening will benefit the museum’s collections, exhibitions and creative programming.

#15 DENVER SPRING FLEA
Denver Flea's Summer Flea | The Denver Ear

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When: April 14 – 15, 2018

Where: Denver Rock Drill, 1648-1798 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 10am – 6pm / 10am – 5pm

Cost: $5

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It’s time to Spring into Flea! The Denver Spring Flea returns this April with a new season, new vendors, and a new location at the Denver Rock Drill in the RiNo/Cole area. Enjoy a weekend-long party where you can shop with your fave Colorado makers, sip on craft cocktails and Great Divide brews, nosh on food truck eats, and a whole lot more.

#16 STEERAGE CLASS TITANIC SHINDIG
Molly Brown House Museum's Steerage Class Titanic Shindig

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When: April 14, 2018

Where: Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St, Denver 80203

Time: 6pm – 9pm

Cost: $40

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The Molly Brown House Museum, the home of Titanic survivor Margaret Tobin Brown, is hosting a special event the Steerage Class Titanic Shindig. Experience a memorable evening as the Museum recreates the experience of a Third Class passenger aboard the Titanic. Dining Saloon fare, a rollicking band, and a fine pint await you as you step back to a time of simple pleasures and great expectations.

Psst… Check out our featured article for this event!

#17 CAMILA CABELLO

When: April 18, 2018

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7pm

Cost: $34.50 – $55

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Camila Cabello will be performing live at the Paramount Theatre with her latest tour: “Never Be The Same”.

#18 THE SCIENCE LOUNGE: MARS
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: April 19, 2018

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $13 – $15 + Cash Bar

Psst… This event is for adults 21+

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The Science Lounge: Mars is an event that allows you to imagine life on the cold and rocky surface of our nearest neighbor. Talk to an “astronaut” in the Mars diorama, learn about Insight, the next lander on Mars, and enjoy an evening of perilous space adventure from the comfort of your own planet!

#19 420 ON THE ROCKS
Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre | The Denver Ear

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When: April 19, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 4:15pm

Cost: $55 – $150

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AEG Presents & Cervantes’ Present: 420 on the Rocks featuring 311 / Method Man & Redman with Collie Buddz, Prof, Long Beach Dub Allstars, Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5).

#20 STARFEST
StarFest | The Denver Ear

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When: April 20 – 22, 2018

Where: Denver Marriott Tech Center, 4900 S Syracuse St, Denver, CO 80237

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting from $15

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StarFest Science Fiction Entertainment Convention is Denver’s homegrown celebration of multi-media science fiction entertainment. StarFest is a combination of several unique conventions rolled into one big event that takes place over three days. Browse through thousands of collectible items, attend and participate in live performances & panels, and talk face-to-face with Actors, Directors, Producers, Writers, Illustrators, Scientists, Special Effects Artists and more.

#21 LEWIS BLACK: THE JOKE’S ON US TOUR

When: April 20 – 21, 2018

Where: Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 8pm

Cost: $45 – $75

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GRAMMY Award-winning, stand-up comedian, Lewis Black, will be performing two shows at the Paramount Theatre.

#22 DENVER GLUTEN FREE & ALLERGEN FRIENDLY EXPO

When: April 21 – 22, 2018

Where: National Western Complex- Expo Hall Level 2, 4655 Humbolt Street, Denver, CO 80216

Time: 10am – 3pm

Cost: $5 – $35

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The Denver Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo is an event for those living a gluten-free or allergen-friendly lifestyle. Sample hundreds of products, meet with local & national brands, receive coupons and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers.

#23 WEECYCLE’S BLUES, BREWS & BBQ
WeeCycle | The Denver Ear

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When: April 21, 2018

Where: 3960 High St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 6pm – 10pm

Cost: $100

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All proceeds benefit WeeCycle, a Denver-based nonprofit that collects new and gently used baby gear for families in need!

WeeCycle’s 7th Annual Blues, Brews & BBQ 2018 is an evening of live blues tunes, free-flowing craft beers, local wine, BBQ food, an up close access to a private classic car and motorcycle collection, and a top-notch silent and live auction.

Psst… The Denver Ear is a proud sponsor of this event!

#24 NATURALTANGO FESTIVAL
NaturalTango Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: April 26 – 29, 2018

Where: Mercury Cafe, 2199 California St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: Varies

Cost: $10 – $279

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NaturalTango Festival is a full weekend featuring intense and fun Tango workshops, for beginners and experience Tango dancers, with masterful instructors, and amazing Milongas with DJ’s who know how to keep the flow alive and the dancers going all night long. The festival will include amazing performances, live music, super guided prácticas, interesting lectures and documentaries, atmospheric venues, all in a welcoming friendly ambiance.

Psst… Check out more spring festivals in our special guide!

#25 TENNYSON STREET FIELD DAY RUMPUS
Call to Arms Brewing Company | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Call to Arms Brewing Company

When: April 28, 2018

Where: Call to Arms Brewing Company, 4526 Tennyson St, Denver, CO 80212

Time: 12pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Call to Arms Brewing Company brings you the first-ever Tennyson Street Field Day Rumpus. Inspired by the nostalgia of the most cherished days of grade school careers, this event is bound to bring a dose of good old-fashioned fun, camaraderie and friendly competition. Come watch as professional brewers go head-to-head with professional beer drinkers, competing in a lineup of field day games including dodgeball, relay races, musical kegs and more.

#26 SABROSO CRAFT BEER, MUSIC & TACO FESTIVAL
Sabroso Festival | The Denver Ear

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When: April 28, 2018

Where: Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, 6350 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Englewood, CO 80111

Time: 1pm – 10pm

Cost: $39 – $59

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Sabroso Craft Beer, Music & Taco Festival headlined by The Offspring, is a day filled with craft beer, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music. Featuring four hours of craft beer tastings of over 100 craft beers, including some of the best local favorites.

#27 THE COLORADO SYMPHONY BALL
Colorado Symphony | The Denver Ear

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When: April 28, 2018

Where: Fillmore Auditorium, 1510 N Clarkson St, Denver, CO 80218

Time: 6pm

Cost: Starting from $150

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The 25th Colorado Symphony Ball will take place at Denver’s historic Fillmore Auditorium. The event features live performances by the Colorado Symphony, The Merger, and featured soloist Natasha Paremski performing Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Join us in your best for a celebration of RhapsodyRock!

#28 ALICE IN WONDERLAND: A CIRCUS ADVENTURE
MOTH Circus | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©MOTH Poetic Circus

When: April 28 – 29, 2018

Where: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Time: 7:30m / 2pm

Cost: $28.50 – $48.50

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MOTH Poetic Circus presents Alice in Wonderland: A Circus Adventure!

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole to Wonderland, where she embarks upon a series of wild and wacky circus adventures. Experience all of your favorite characters including The White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Cheshire Cat, Blue Caterpillar, and Queen of Hearts, played by Acrobats, Aerialists, Jugglers, Dancers, and Contortionists.

#29 SCFD COMMUNITY FREE DAY CELEBRATING DÍA DEL NIÑO
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

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When: April 29, 2018

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 9am – 5pm

Cost: Free

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is partnering with the Mexican Cultural Center to honor all children on this SCFD Community Free Day. In addition to free general admission for all visitors, the celebration will include special performances, music, and activities for the entire family.

#30 DÍA DEL NIÑO FESTIVAL AT DENVER ART MUSEUM
What to do with Kids in Denver this Weekend April 28th – 30th, 2017 | The Denver Ear

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When: April 29, 2018

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 10am – 5pm

Cost: Free

Enjoy free admission, family-friendly programming, and live music and dances that celebrates children from around the world at the Denver Art Museum with their special Día del Niño (Day of the Child) Festival.

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