Weekend things to do around Denver and beyond | Arts & Entertainment


It’s a park atop Denver’s first cemetery and the perfect site for the Cheesman Park Ghost Tour. A 90-minute walking ghost tour filled with history. Scary tales prove if the park is indeed haunted…or not. $20 – $25 Tickets: denverlikealocaltours.com/ghosttourdenver


It’s a name familiar from Netflix, NPR, CPR, Conan and YouTube and comedian/social commentarian Hari Kondabolu appears at Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., this weekend. Two shows Friday and Saturday. Tickets: comedyworks.com/comedians/hari-kondabolu


“Yer a wizard Harry,” or so they say. And “yer” going to be in Colorado with all your wizard friends this weekend for LeakyCon Denver. Three days of all things Harry Potter, a costume contest, actors, stories, a Marketplace, Wizard Rock bands and more at Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center. Times and tickets: showclix.com/event/leakycon21-denver


Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum start this weekend in the famous Capitol Hill Museum. Local theater performances of Gothic horror stories by local actors in this 29th year. Weekends through Oct. 29. Admission times every 15 minutes, 5-9 p.m. Masks required. Prices from $19. Also virtually at $20 per family. Tickets: mollybrown.org/victorian-horrors


Irish music, dance, food and cultural history at the Monsignor Henry Robinson Colorado Irish Festival, Annunciation Catholic School, 3536 Lafayette St., Denver. A connection of Irish and Mexican heritage through San Patriclos. $20, $1 for children. The Carrigan Division Ancient Order of Hibernians/Colorado. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets: eventbrite.com 


It’s Uncorked at the Rotary Club of Parker Foundation’s fundraiser for community services and projects. Wine tasting and magicians at Vehicle Vault Automotive Museum, 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway, Noon to 5:30p.m. Parkeruncorked.org 


Free Family Fall Fun Open Houses at YMCA Metro Denver starting Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bounce houses, food trucks, yard games and information about fall family programs. Arvada YMCA, 6350 Eldridge St.; Aurora YMCA, 6100 S. Kewaunee Way; Southwest YMCA, 5181 W. Kenyon Ave. Oct. 18: Downtown Denver YMCA, 25 E. 16th Ave. Suite B. Oct. 22: Littleton YMCA, 11 W. Dry Creek Court.; University Hills YMCA, 3901 E. Yale Ave.


Collect-A-Con is coming and an exciting time for trading card collectors. Add to that anime and pop culture. Join Big Blue Bear at Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., for sports cards, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a Vanilla Ice Concert, 500 vendors, comic books and toys, Pokémon, MetaZoo, Yu-Gi-Oh! and more. $45, free for children 7 and under. collectaconusa.com/denver


Competition time with delicious culinary treats for Hispanic Top Chef 2022, CSU Spur, 4817 National Western Drive, Denver. Noon to 5 p.m. Chefs from around the country as well as a wine, Mezcal and tequila tasting. $65+, tinyurl.com/ye282s4e

Oct. 17: Fall Flannel Fest — For all ages with face painting, photo booth, kids crafts and more, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Dairy Block Alley, 1800 Wazee St., Denver.

Oct. 17-31: Black Lagoon Halloween Pop-Up Bar, Yacht Club, Denver

Oct. 18-23: Glow at the Gardens, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver.

Oct. 14-15: Songs of Thanksgiving — Cherry Creek Chorale, Bethany Lutheran Church, Cherry Hills Village (Denver MSMD).

Oct. 15-16: Stories on Stage — “Stone Animals,” 7 p.m. Oct. 15, Nomad Playhouse Boulder; 2 p.m. Oct. 16, Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, Denver. 

Oct. 13-31: “The Haunting of Breck Theatre” — Breckenridge Theater, 121 S. Ridge St., Breckenridge.

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