Things to Do

This weekend's featured events: A funeral, some ballgames, a block party, a dog day afternoon and more

Another weekend, another roundup of wonderful, meaningful and/or just-plain-fun things to do. But let's begin with an important one. Friends, family and peers in the arts community will all come together to remember and pay tribute to Shadow Theatre Company founder Jeffrey Nickelson, who sadly passed away last Saturday at the age of 53, tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the troupe's Aurora venue, located at 1468 Dayton Street. Because the event, inspirationally dubbed Eagle Fly, is being cast as a celebration, participants are asked to forego funeral black and dress in vibrant colors. Donations can be made at the service or sent to the Jeffrey Nickelson Memorial Fund, 18963 East 58th Avenue, Denver, CO 80249. For information, contact Lady Crenshaw at 720-620-2316 or [email protected]

And the rest? You might choose to hang at home (or in your favorite baseball bar with a big TV) and switch on FSN to follow our intrepid Colorado Rockies, who kick off their road trip tonight at PetCo Stadium in San Diego. Some say the lowly Padres will be spoilin' to spoil, which makes this away series all the more exciting. And we love all of these Saturday pastimes: The RiNo Neighbors First Annual Block Party, Harvest: A Community Art Show and Garden Gala , Art for Ransom, Hooping for HRC and Festival of the Bastardino, among many other picks. Go for it.

For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to westword.com/calendar.

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