Things to Do

Five More Things to Do in Denver Today

Elitch Gardens
Opening today!
As April merges into May, entertainment action abounds around town. Markets — both farmers' and craft — are popping up all over, while new shows crop up at theaters and museums. And yes, Elitch Gardens is opening, even as Vail shuts down on May 1.

See our list of free things to do here and art openings here. Now keep reading for five events today all worth the price of admission:

Elitch Gardens Opening Weekend
Sunday, May 1, doors at 10 a.m.
2000 Elitch Circle

In addition to all the thrills and chills of opening weekend, the School of Rock Denver House Band as well as the SOR Aurora band are kicking off their summer 2022 seasons with performances at Elitch Gardens starting at 10:30 a.m. The shows are included with admission; find Elitch prices and tickets here.

Carla Fernández Casa de Moda: A Mexican Fashion Manifesto
Opening Sunday, May 1, through September 5
Denver Art Museum, 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway

The couture brand of Mexican artist and fashion designer Carla Fernández incorporates handmade Indigenous textiles into distinctly modern garb, going directly to the source in a traveling studio to work with master artisans. The exhibition Carla Fernández Casa de Moda examines the Fernández oeuvre from various themes, mapping out and introducing her textile sources and taking closer looks at her patterns, collaborations, collections and activism. Casa de Moda is included with museum admission, ranging from free to $18.

Stories on Stage: Good Day Sunshine
Sunday, May 1, 2 p.m.
Virtual Viewing: Starts Friday, May 6, 7 p.m.; available online indefinitely
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive

"Good Day Sunshine" can only mean one thing: Stories on Stage is going bonkers for the Beatles with an all-Fab Four extravaganza of musical reminiscing through stories performed by SoS superstars Sam Gregory, GerRee Hinshaw and Allison Watrous. Be ready to sing like a Beatle yourself: Musical director Matt Bassano will conduct a sing-along to bring the event full circle. After one live performance at Su Teatro, virtual viewing kicks off on the following Friday; tickets are $22 either way. Learn more and reserve seats here.
Denver Record Collectors Expo
Denver Record Collectors Expo
Sunday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Delta by Marriott, 10 East 120th Avenue, Northglenn
Some things never go out of style. The Denver Record Collectors Expo from Big K Productions, a 29-year Denver tradition for vinyl and memorabilia geeks, is back for its spring show. And what a show it is: forty dealers, 100 tables, every kind of music and format imaginable, deals (if you hunt) and the kind of communing you can only share with other record collectors. And it’s still $2 at the door, just as it was 29 years ago. Be there or be square.

Venardos Circus
Sunday, May 1, 7 p.m., run continues through May 8
Collision Brewing Company, 1436 Skyway Drive, Longmont

A Broadway-style musical circus featuring only human talent, Venardos Circus was created by former Ringling Bros. ringmaster Kevin Venardos. Tickets start at $16.50 for kids, $27 for adults, and most of the run is sold out; an extra show was just added for May 1. See if you can snag one here.

Do you know of a great event around town? We'll be updating this list through the week; send information to [email protected]