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Denver Weekend Rundown: Sept. 5-7

Looking for things to do in Denver this weekend? The RedPeak staff has your back. 

Here’s a list of our top event picks for the weekend of Sept. 5-7.

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Friday

M. Butterfly Theatre Esprit Asia is kicking off its 2014-2015 season with this drama by David Henry Hwang that’s become an Asian-American classic. The play is loosely based on the relationship between French diplomat Bernard Boursicot and Shi Pei Pu, a male Peking opera singer. Catch performances every Friday, Saturday and Sunday now through Sept. 28 at the Aurora Fox. Tickets are $26 in advance, $22 for students and seniors, and $30 at the door.

Saturday

Tour de Fat Hosted by New Belgium Brewing, this event at City Park promises plenty of beer, bikes and bemusement. The festivities –which take place from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.— include a bike parade, a costume fashion show, live music, and a dance contest (where the prize is a New Belgium cruiser). Beer will cost you a $5 donation that benefits Bike Denver and the Denver Cruiser Ride. Admission is free.

Brew Fest Baseball and beer— what a great Saturday afternoon combo! Get both at Coors Field starting at 4 p.m. Enjoy tastings from Blue Moon and five other local breweries, then watch the Rockies take on the Padres. If you’ve already got tickets for the game, your Brew Fest ticket is just $15. Brew Fest packages with third level seating are $30, while lower level seating is $40.

Sunday

Denver’s Worldwide Festival Held at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park, this festival will celebrate the art, music, food, dance and cultures of Denver’s 10 sister cities around the globe. Attractions include arts and crafts, cooking stations, storytelling, and language lessons. Admission is free, but some activities and purchases from vendors might carry a small fee. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Oddball Comedy Festival Funny or Die’s comedy tour makes a stop at Red Rocks this evening. The lineup includes Hannibal Buress, Whitney Cummings, Marc Maron, and DJ Trauma. Doors open at 5 p.m. Like last year’s inaugural fest, Oddball will feature comedians on two stages, as well as the Cut Throat Freak Show, a troupe of misfit performers. Tickets are $99 plus service charges.

What are you up to this weekend? Tweet us your plans!

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