WEEKLY EVENTS: August 30 – September 5, 2013
Sup Denver? I am writing this post from an Amtrak train, traveling from Hartford, CT to Philadelphia, PA. I’ll be spending my weekend of labor in the City of Brotherly Love, eating like a pig and rollin’ with the homies. However, I expect your attendance at at least one of these events, as we all kick back and enjoy the last official weekend of summer. Cue the Will Smith.
Friday, August 30 – Sunday, September 1, 2013: Too Much Funstival in the RiNo neighborhood
Come check-out this weekend’s FREE LOL fest and end your summer with a bang (well only if you meet a hot, consenting adult that is). Festivities take place in the RiNo neighborhood, peep the schedule for more info…most events include free food and/or beer! Skewer.
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 6pm – 12am: Final Friday with Megafauna in the RiNo neighborhood
This “music walk/urban bazaar” oozes with creativity and community. Live art, music, vendors, interactive street media, food trucks, and drink specials…what more do you need on a Friday night? (Aside from Ryan Gosling texting you for a late night booty call, but let’s face it, he’s just not that into you.)
Like bikes? Come check-out new designs from Compel at the reCyclery Bike Cafe this Friday. Beers, art, and the nicest South Americans you will find this side of the Mississippi will all be available for your enjoyment. What exactly is Compel you ask? Well, Compel is an idea dreamed up by a couple of boys from Venezuela, to express their love and appreciation for all things bicycle-related. Come learn more about this new local business (and check-out their site to see yours truly rocking a Compel original!)
Enjoy tastings from the Blue Moon Brewing Co. and 6 other local breweries, along with food from some of the best food trucks in town. Admission to the event is free. Drink tickets are $7.50 for 3 tickets. One ticket will buy you a 4oz beer or three tickets can be used for a 12oz beer that will be served in a special Brew Fest souvenir cup. Baseball season is winding down, so afterwards stay for the Rockies vs. the Cincinnati Reds starting at 6:10pm.
Lucha Rama 3 year anniversary, complete with DJ Wushu and Deejay Diabolic, jello wrestling, the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, luchadores, and PBR swag giveaways! Your hosts for the evening are Sid Pink and Miggy Camacho, and your ref is Tiffany Rozinski. Free until 10pm, however first 50 people to pay receive a free lucha libre mask!
Attend a complimentary screening and Q&A session of the locally produced, highly anticipated documentary film that explores bullying tactics, and the politicizing of public education in Douglas County. Watch the trailer here, and space is limited, so RSVP now via the Facebook invite.
Enjoy classic horror flicks under the moonlight at Crash 45, along with movie-themed drink specials and fun souvenirs to take home! All films start around 7:30PM, but come early for a seat and/or to order food. This month’s film is XTRO (1983), and includes alien abduction, a midget clown & Cronenbergian biology gone awry…this film is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!
Chomp is yet another great event in town that makes me say, “I effing love this city”. For just a $8 – $10 donation, enjoy a heaping plate of delicious vegan food, based on the chosen monthly theme. This month, Chomp will be throwing a Vietnamese vegan feast in Congress Park, at the picnic area just north of 8th Avenue and Elizabeth Street. Bring your friends, blankets, picnic chairs, frisbees, furry friends, and some cash for either soda or beer.
Last April I really really really (really) wanted to see Alt-J at the Bluebird Theater in Denver. It sold out very quickly and tickets were going for almost $100 on StubHub. Not wanting to support that kind of price gouging (tickets were originally around $15), my boyfriend, Nibo, and I decided to drive to Salt Lake City to catch them there instead (eff you scalpers!) After requesting the time off from work and making hotel reservations, I received an email, stating that Alt-J would be postponing the SLC show. Unable to cancel our hotel reservations, we proceeded with the trip (and probably spent about $500+ each in doing so (!) And even though we were able to console ourselves by seeing Jeff Mangum in SLC and Deer Tick on our way back in Aspen, we were still left with an Alt-J shaped hole in our hearts. Until now. I am so excited I kind of want to throw-up all over my keyboard as I write this. Tickets are still available, starting at $62 a pop, with Lord Huron opening the show.
Continuing: Thursday, September 5 through Saturday, September 7, 2013: Salon 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. $20 Students and Seniors.
5th annual festival of weirdo/independent/outsider/avant-garde music + dance + poetry + film fest = ALL AGES + ALL WELCOME! Advance passes available now. Individual tickets available at the door (sliding-scale) $5 – $25/per night. Still on the fence? Peep this promo video and quickly get off of it.
While the summer weather is sticking around, head indoors to experience top films about architecture and design with 14 screenings at the Sie FilmCenter during the month of September. Several of these films will be followed by stimulating discussions and festive receptions with visiting filmmakers, architects, and design experts. Check-out the site for festival schedule and ticket options.