Here are some top picks for spending a spectacular weekend in Denver, Feb. 24-26, 2017. The 13th annual Denver Restaurant Week kicks off with hundreds of Denver’s top restaurants offering multi-course dinners for tasty prices. Plus, it’s a great weekend for sports and the performing arts.


Special Events

Denver Restaurant Week (starts Friday)


Museum Exhibitions

Star WarsTM and the Power of Costume

Basquiat Before Basquiat – East 12th Street, 1979-1980

Mi Tierra: Contemporary Artists Explore Place

Ryan McGinley: The Kids Were Alright

Wall Writers: Graffiti in Its Innocence

Artists Select 2: Julian Schnabel


Black History Month

Free Day at Black American West Museum (Saturday)

Celebrating Black Composers (Saturday)

Buffalo Soldier Sgt. Jack Hackett (Saturday)

Legacies As Tall As Mountains

A History of Black Firefighters in the Denver Fire Department

See more Black History Month events for the rest of February.


Performing Arts

Two Degrees

An Act of God

The Book of Will(last chance on Sunday)

The Christians’ (last chance on Sunday)

Ballet Masterworks (last chance on Sunday)


A Little Cinderella With Tea Party(Saturday and Sunday)

Shaolin Warriors (Sunday)


Arts & Culture

unTour: Gallery Activities for Adults (Friday, free event)

Drink RiNo (Saturday)

Abstract Expressionism

Untitled: Power Suit (Friday)

Audacious’ (last chance on Sunday)

Westword Artopia 2017 (Saturday)



Lil Wayne (Friday)

Tyrant’s Crush: Stewart Copeland with the Colorado Symphony (Saturday)

Groove N’ Motion Performs at the Forney Transportation Museum (Saturday)

Mardi Gras With Gumbo le Funque (Friday)

Five Points Stomp (Saturday)


Family-Friendly Events

Circus 1903 – The Golden Age of Circus

International Polar Bear Day (Saturday)

Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration (Sunday)



A Clockwork Orange (Saturday)

'Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity'

'Extreme Weather 3D'

'Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World'



Lisa Lampanelli (Saturday)

Dov Davidoff (Friday and Saturday)


Outdoor Fun

Winter Park Express Ski Train



Denver Nuggets vs. Brooklyn Nets (Friday)

Legacy Fighting Alliance 5 (Friday)

Colorado Avalanche vs. Buffalo Sabres (Saturday)

Glendale Raptors vs. Austin Huns (Saturday)

Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies (Sunday)


For more activities, see the Denver 365 Event Calendar.