WEEKLY EVENTS: August 23 – August 29, 2013

HPCF-logo_small_newHey Denver, hey.  Check-out this week’s events, which include a comedy laugh fest, low-fi beauty music, bicycle art, pickle throwing, Lou Reed incarnate, and the Big Bang.

Friday, August 23 & Saturday, August 24, 2013High Plains Comedy Festival

Do you like to LOL?  I SAAAAAID, DO YOU LIKE TO L-O-L?!?  Well if so, come check-out the inaugural High Plains Comedy fest, which brings together a smattering of local and national acts for a comedic orgy, all taking place on South Broadway.  Reggie Watts to headline, many many others to equally entertain.  Feeling overwhelmed?  Peep participating comic Andrew Orvedahl’s guide to the fest, and get the inside what’s what on what’s what.  What?  Learn more about ticket options here.

Friday, August 23, 2013 @ 7pm: Lake Mary & Jordan Knecht at Ironwood

I have been listening to Lake Mary as I write this blog post and am falling in love.  Come check out this ethereal band in an ethereal space and create an ethereal night for yourselves.  All ages; free times.

Friday, August 23, 2013, doors at 8pm: The Goldyn Sessions Present: Esmé Patterson at Goldyn

Fan of Paper Bird?  Well all the more reason to come see the lovely Esme Patterson perform live at this LoHi high fashion boutique for absolutely free.  Free music, free eye candy, AND free drinks…por qué no?

Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 12 – 7:30pm: CHUN Snack Attack at E Colfax Ave & Washington St

ARTCRANK DEN 2013 show poster FINAL

Snack Attack is a food truck festival in the heart of Capitol Hill, taking place at the Saint John’s/Argonaut parking lot (E. Colfax and Washington).  This free event will have a wide selection of Denver’s favorite food trucks, beer, and local live music.  Snack Attack is produced by Capitol Hill United Neighborhoods, Inc. (CHUN).  Featured food trucks include:  Caveman Cafeteria, Crazy Good Food, Capt’n Crabby, Barbed Wire Reef, Little India, The Panna Cotta Peddler, The Bistro Bus, Crock Spot, and Hey PB & J.

Saturday, August 24, 2013 @ 3 – 11pm:  ARTCRANK Denver at TAXI – Freight Building

Spruce up that fixie!  ARTCRANK is coming to Denver for a creative celebration of bicycles and the people who ride them. This show will feature affordable, bike-inspired posters created by local artists, as well as a selection of craft beer, sales of which will benefit Bike Denver.  Admission is free.

Saturday, August 24 & Sunday, August 25, 2013: Fermentation Festival & Market at Highlands Masonic Center

The Fermentation Festival & Market is a celebration of all things fermented.  Guests will have the opportunity to sample fermented foods and beverages from across the country, and partake in educational workshops on a  variety of fermented-related topics.  Participants include craft brewers, local distillers, kombucha concocters, wineries, restaurants, and sauerkraut makers.  This year’s festival will also feature the First Annual Pickle Toss.  Starting at 4:15pm, contestants will fling, toss and throw pickles into their teammates mouths from a distance (wha?)  Sign-up at the festival for your chance to win serious bragging rights that also come with a gallon of pickles and $50 (wha?  wha?)  Passes run $35 – $55.

Sunday, August 25, 2013 @ 11:30am – 7pm: First Annual Polish Food Festival at Saint Joseph’s Polish Church

You say pierogi and I say pass the mothering effing applesauce and sour cream.  Come on out to the historic Globeville neighborhood to partake in the First Annual Polish Food Festival.  (There is not even an Facebook event for this jammy jam, so you know it’s legit.)  Homemade pierogis, gołąbki, potato pancakes, grilled kielbasa, Polish beer, ice-cream, and more.  Live music and dancing to boot.  Bring your own chair, or find some nice Polack’s lap to sit on (It’s okay I’m Polish, so I can say that.)

Sunday, August 25, 2013, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Propaganda at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

Free comedy show on the last Sunday of every month at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.  Bring a few bucks to nurse a drink while listening to local and national talent in the coolest comedy club setting you’ve probably ever been to.  Plus pick-up a free Sexy Pizza slice card on your way out and end your night with some of the most delicious East Coast-style pizza in Denver.

Come early for the August show, as it is an ALL headliner event.  Comics include: Sean Patton (LA), Kate Berlant (NYC), David Gborie (SF), Noah Gardenswartz (Atlanta), Andy Sandford (NYC), Dave Stone (LA), Matt Knudsen (LA), Andy Wood (LA) – Bridgetown Comedy Festival and more!


Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 9pm: MOM Denver – MJ Bday Edition at the Shag Lounge

Denver’s newest weekly dance party salutes one of the greatest dancers of all time!  Motown on Mondays is proud to celebrate what would have been Michael Jackson’s 55th Birthday (pour one out)  Join MOM for their MJ Bday celebration featuring originals, covers, remixes, edits, and the best darn time you will ever have on a Monday night!  There will be drink specials, but there won’t be a cover #pyt4eva

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 @ 8pm: Space in your Face! at the Deer Pile

Come on out for a presentation on the scope and research of Astrobiology.  Ph.D. candidate, Eric Parker, hailing all the way from Georgia Tech will be sharing his research on biochemistry and how it relates to the origin of life.  Additionally, Dr. Tom Metcalf from the University of Colorado will be presenting philosophical aspects of Astrobiology.  AND a preacher from the Church of Cosmic Evolution will be giving a scientific sermon that will get you all praising the Big Bang.  Shit just got really real!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 8pm: On The Cover # 2: Velvet Underground and Nico performed by Ancient Elk at the Hi-Dive

On The Cover is a monthly live series in which bands perform their version of an influential album from start-to-finish. This month’s band is Ancient Elk, covering the 1967 album The Velvet Underground and Nico.  Ranking number 13 on Rolling Stones Magazine’s 500 greatest albums of all time, this album is most known for its raw and unrefined portrayal of controversial topics such as drug usage, sexual deviancy, and being too awesome for your own good.  With special guest, Ian Cooke.  $7 to get in.

Thursday, August 29 through Saturday, September 7, 2013Salon Romantik, op.3: Fear & Prophets

This multi-site-specific avant garde performance fuses dance, theatre, poetry, design, and live-interactive sound technologies into a journey through the cracks in our known world and into the wilderness beneath.  Show begins at 5:45, after a pre-show beginning at 5:15.  Bus boards at 5:45pm and returns around 8:15pm.  Come early and enjoy delicious food and libations at the start/end locale.  Tickets: $30 at the door / $25 online at http://fearandprophets.bpt.me.  $20 Students and Seniors.


So this photo was taken at the last Salon Romantik performance I attended…aren’t you just the teeniest bit curious?!?