Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, Nov. 11-13, 2016. Denver Arts Week and the Denver Film Festival wrap up, see professional hockey and basketball games, plus there are free museum days for Colorado residents and military veterans. 

For more events, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.

Jersey Boys theater announcementFestivals

Denver Arts Week (Friday and Saturday)

Denver Film Festival

Museum Exhibitions

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume (opens Sunday)

Extreme Mammals

Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs 

Washed Ashore, Art to Save the Sea

On Desert Time (last chance)

Performing Arts

'Jersey Boys'

Music

'Ben Folds: Master Work with the Colorado Symphony' (Friday and Saturday)

'La Fanciulla Del West' (Friday)

Comedy

Jackie Kashian (Thursday through Sunday, 2-for-1 tickets -- Comedy Works at Larimer Square)

Harland Williams (Friday and Saturday, Comedy Works at Greenwood Village)

Holiday Fun

The Polar Express TrainTM Ride

Denver Botanic Gardens' Winter Gift Market (Friday and Saturday)

Santa's Flight Academy

Sports

Denver Nuggets vs. Detroit Pistons (Saturday)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Winnipeg Jets (Friday) and Boston Bruins (Sunday)

Free

Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day (Colorado residents only, Friday and Saturday)

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Free Day (Sunday)

Veteran's Day: Free Entrance for Veterans at History Colorado (Friday)