WEEKLY EVENTS: August 16 – August 22, 2013

You know the drill Denver.  Go do some of these stuffs before the temperature drops, it’s dark when you are headed to work, it’s dark when you are headed home, you become really pale, you gain 5-7 pounds, and you have an unhealthy relationship with Netflix.  BOOM.

Friday, August 16, 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, August 16, 2013 @ 6:30pm: Bike-In Movies: The Goonies at Civic Center Park

Baby? Ruth?  Movie attendees can bring picnics or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks.  The movie will begin at dusk.  Snuggle.


Friday, August 16, 2013, doors at 8pm: Roll at the Exdo Event Center

Roll, Denver’s largest roller disco party, is back, and this time it’s an 80s Prom.  Dig out your old 80s prom gear, buy the largest bottle of extra strength hairspray you can find, and choose your prom date wisely…This is the prom you WISH you had in high school!  And if you don’t know how to dance on skates, fear not – Roll is offering FREE skate dance lessons plus FREE admission before 9pm.  This event is for ages 21+.

Friday, August 16 & Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ midnight: Dazed and Confused at the Esquire Theater

In 1993 I smoked some shitty weed with a bunch of friends outside of my childhood elementary school and then we went to see Dazed and Confused at the Marple 10 Movie Theater in Springfield, PA.  In 1993, slightly stoned, I fucking loved this movie.  In 2013 I still love it.  Go smoke some weed (shitty or not) and catch one of the midnight screenings of this film at the Esquire.  Afterwards there’s gonna be a beer bust at the Moontower.  Everybody’s going to be there, you ought to go.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 11am – 7pm: Chipotle Cultivate Festival at City Park

A festival that brings together farmers, chefs, thought leaders, artists, musicians, and participants like you, on a journey towards a world of more sustainable, wholesome and delicious food.  Try new delicious recipes from Chipotle; sample specialty foods in the artisans’ hall; and swig your way through the tasting hall.  Performances by Cold War Kids, Blitzen Trappen, Air Dubai and more.  And the best effing part of all of it?  This ish is totes free.

Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18, 2013Taiga Fest at the Forest Room 5

Chimera Domicile and Forest Room 5 present the third annual Taiga Fest, a music and arts festival held at Forest Room 5. The two-day music festival features over 15 bands and local artists as well as complimentary drinks (!)  Esme Patterson, Kitty Crimes, Tjutjuna, PRISMWAVES, Men in Burka, Paw Paw, Pacific Pride, Pale Sun, Inner Oceans, Thee Dang Dangs, Two Tone Wolf Pack and more! Advance tickets are $15 for one day and $25 for a two-day pass. The festival begins at 2:00 PM

Saturday, August 17, 2013, doors at 8pm:  Michael Jackson vs. Prince at the Beauty Bar

Do I even have to try and convince you to check this out?  Didn’t think so.  No cover before 10pm.

Saturday, August 17, 2013 @ 9pm:  Mile High Soul Club Patio Party at the Meadowlark

There is only one way to say it: the Mile High Soul Club is F-U-N.  After you are done stuffing your face with free food and drink in City Park (see above), work those calories off by shaking your thang to the sounds of some 60s & 70s soul, funk, and sweet ass R&B.  Ya feel me?  Free before 10pm; $3 after – 21+

Sunday, August 18, 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.  Nothing not vegan, son.


Party for free with Bit Funk this Sunday

Sunday, August 18, 2013 @ 5pm: Bit Funk at Bar Standard

The first time I saw Bit Funk was at the Larimer Lounge.  Although the night initially felt a little quiet (it was February), by the end of it, there was a full-on on-stage dance party surrounding this Brooklyn-based indie dance DJ.  Give a big middle finger to Monday and join this FREE rooftop party featuring Bit Funk, Option4, Danny Marin, Keepers, Need & Necessity, and Uncle Buck.  Fun is guaranteed.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 8pm: The Great Debate at Buntport Theater

The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-and-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential. Mundane topics are brought to life by ordinary, but opinionated folks. You’re bound to be a flip-flopper after listening to compelling arguments on things that never mattered!  This month’s theme?  Sand vs. Witches vs. Sandwiches.  Box office opens at 7:30pm, the feud starts at 8:00pm.  $5 – $7, depending on your luck.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013doors at 6pm, music at 7pm: Fortunate Listener at the Mercury Cafe

The Fortunate Listener fall series continues with knockout bands Blue Rider and Clouds & Mountains.  Come take part in this live recording session at Mercury Cafe.  All ages welcome!  Still not convinced?  Check-out videos from past performances at www.audiovore.us.  It’s like Denver Unplugged, yo.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 5:30 – 8:30pm: Kegs with Legs at Pure Brand Communications

Come party with the cool kids with kegs, legs…and eggs at Pure Brand Communications on Thursday, August 22.  Meet some new faces, network with the creative/marketing/advertising community of Denver/Boulder AND enjoy breakfast provided by Snooze.  Cha cha cha.


Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 6pm: Summer Scream at Lakeside Amusement Park

If you’ve been before, you’ll already have your tickets for this event.  If you haven’t, click on this link and get your tickets now.  Seriously.  With unlimited rides, an open bar, DJs and hot people, this very well will be THE best party of the summer.  Feelin’ baller?  Check-out the VIP option, and enjoy rides to and from the event, as well as free food and before and after parties.  (And you may as well take Friday off now.)

Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 8 – 10pm: 3 Course Comedy: Service Industry Appreciation Night at the Deer Pile

3 Course Comedy is a monthly food-based comedy showcase hosted by Adrian P. Mesa and Eric Henderson.  Each month three comics bring food (appetizer, main course, dessert – all vegetarian) and food-based material. Each show is recorded and released as a podcast available on iTunes and at 3coursecomedy.com.  This month’s theme:  Service Industry Appreciation Night.  Guests include Daniel ReskinMatt Monroe, Matt Fernandez, and a guest appearance by Aaron Urist.  FREE.