Weekly Events: June 13 – June 19, 2013

Just a small tiny snapshot of cool stuff happening this week in the DEN.  (Plus, check-out the Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend and 3 things to do for free for events this week.)

Photo of In The Whale.

In the Whale

Friday, June 14, 2013, starting @ 11am: Before Midnight premiere at the Mayan

If you’ve ever been to Europe, rode a train, and/or have fallen in love with someone who lived far far away, then I am guessing you’ve seen Richard Linklater’s previous films, Before Sunrise and Before Sunset.  This is a movie that although I haven’t seen it yet, I am already dreading the moment when it’s over.  These films are so lovely, so romantic, yet so…possible.  I can’t wait.

Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 6 – 9pm: Super Friends Music Alliance at MCA Denver

Perhaps THE best rooftop in town.  Enjoy this beautiful summer night, while listening to Denver musicians play together, even though they have never played together before.  WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN?!?  I dunno.  Show up and find out.  $5  cover, free for members of the MCA.

Friday, June 14, 2013 @ 8pm: The Goldyn Sessions w/ In the Whale

There is something about the band In the Whale that makes me want to steal my dad’s car keys, turf the principal’s front lawn, drive thru the drive-thru without paying and finally call my high school crush and tell them what’s up.  Come check out this dynamic duo this Friday at 8pm at Goldyn, in LoHi.  Free music and free drinks…can you say TGIF emmer effers?

Saturday, June 15, 2013@ 2 – 6pm – SOLD OUT: Great Divide 19th Anniversary Party

If you don’t already have your ticket, then you should purchase one right now for this epic shindig, because they surely won’t last.  $30 gets you access to the entire portfolio of Great Divide beer + many special & one-off releases; music from A. Tom Collins, The Parlor Pickers, Confluence, and Royal Aces; and a free food ticket for Basic Kneads, Chef Driven, Joe’s Latin Cuisine, or Mikes2Kitchen.  If you’re into it, it could be an actually pretty nice little Saturday.  [Update: this ish is sold-out]

Saturday, June 15, 2013 – Sunday, June 16, 2013: Denver PrideFest

Taylor Dayne, Denver Dyke March, the PrideFest Parade, Dogs in Drag, the Big Gay 5K, and so much more.  It’s gonna be a hot one, so make sure you wear the glitter with SPF 30.

Photo of vegan confections.

Vegan treats

Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 11am – 3pm:  Neat Market Vegan Shop-Up at HoodLAB

This pop-up market is the coolest, even if you aren’t permanently riding the vegan train.  Bring yo cash and pick-up some fresh pasta, vegan wine, ice-cream, confectionaries, seasoned seitan, tamales, and tons of baked goods.  And while you’re at it, plan on meeting a pal and have some lunch, because there’s no way you’ll leave without wanting to shove something in your mouth.  Nothing not vegan, son.

Monday, June 17, 2013 @ 7:30pm: Member Screening of Break-Up at a Wedding at SIE FilmCenter

Wha?  You’re not a member of the Denver Film Society yet?  Oh what, you hate cool advanced screenings (that you can actually get a seat for), free popcorn, movie theaters with bar,s and F-U-N.  Well I’m sorry, I don’t think we can be friends.  However, if you just didn’t know that this was an option, then let’s talk.  Or at least text.

The Denver Film Society is by far my favorite org in town.  Not only because I love movies, but I also like nice people, sipping an adult beverage while watching my movies and fun parties to boot.  Membership levels start at $60, and you are guaranteed to get that value back in member screenings alone.  Support this sweet nonprofit with a membership this week and come check out this awkwardly funny ha ha film on Monday.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 @ 6 – 9pm: Open Craft Night at Fancy Tiger

Have some crafty ish you’ve been having some difficulty carving out time for?  Well that bikini ain’t going to crochet itself.  Stop by Fancy Tiger this Tuesday (and any other Tuesday for that matter) to give yourself some hard-to-come-by me time and get your craft on friend.  Free to the public; music and inspiration provided to boot.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: The Forum Stories: Of Rabbits and Hares at The Junction Box

Venture out to one of the city’s newest creative hubs, the Junction Box (1075 Park Avenue West), to hear from two of Denver’s leading rabbits: Garrett Ammon, Creative Director at Wonderbound, and Daniel Landes, author and restauranteur.  They’re responsible for some of Denver’s most-celebrated vegetarian concoctions, dance and theater productions, and local fables.

To honor their mutual interest in art meeting business, professional dancers from the Wonderbound team will accompany the storytelling.  Along with stories, the evening will feature paintings by Tom Varani, photography by Michelle Christiance, and the elaborate creations of Andrea Pliner.  The event is free, but bring money for the Field-to-Fork creations of Travis Smith from Bistro Colorado, as well as drinks from local breweries.  More details here.

The MCA rooftop offers some seriously sexy views