WEEKLY EVENTS: September 6 – September 12, 2013
Denver! Once again this week is filled to gills with a plethora of events, and unfortunately my small, dainty fingers can only type so many outside of my 9-5 office job, but here goes it.
There’s a chance that many of you are already planning to attend Tour de Fat and/or the Sunnyside Music Fest this weekend and you totes should. While unfortunately they’re on the same day (Saturday, September 7th), they are two events where you will spend the whole time grinning like an idiot, and then drunkenly texting your out-of-state friends about how they must move to Denver. Along with those jammy jams, here is a snippet of some of the other noteworthy events happening this week. Holla back Denver.
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.
Come see the event that folks are raving about on the Facebook. A 360 degree experience of a mind against itself: creating, becoming, destroying, rebuilding, composing, consuming, childishly tormenting, reeling, revelling, dreaming, and seeing. Limited seats; reserve your tickets now! (Want more info? Read this recent review in CultureWest.)
While the summer weather is sticking around, head indoors to experience top films about architecture and design with 14 screenings at the Sie FilmCenter. 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.
Party time! Come on down to the Infinite Monkey Theorem and help them celebrate their 5th Birthday, 1980s style. Timely attire strongly encouraged – totally rad prizes will be given for the best dressed. Pizzeria Basta will be serving fresh oysters and wood-fired pizzas. DJ Ginger Perry will be filling the air with 80s punk, glam, pop and electro to make you dance. Free! And while you are in the hood, check out the rest of the RiNo First Friday happenings.
Access La Alma is a community block party focused on celebrating the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood. This event will be held inside and outside the Denver Open Media (DOM) studios, on the 700 block between Santa Fe and Kalamath. Inside, DOM will be broadcasting live via cable and internet streams and will be featuring Spanish rock band IZCALLI. Outside, long-time DOM partner KGNU will be celebrating their 9th anniversary on-air in Denver by showcasing the East Colfax Scratch Academy DJs. This free event will be complimented by local sponsors such as the Wynkoop Brewing Company, Black Eyed Pea, Illegal Pete’s, Eldorado Natural Spring Water, Boulder Ice Cream, Rudi’s Bakery, and Taste of the Wild Denver Zoo Catering. Families welcome!
Pirate: Contemporary Art is proud to present Wake, a video and water installation by Shannon W. Kelly in the back gallery space and Illuminating Dark Corners, featuring new photography by Christine Buchsbaum in the front gallery. Tonight is opening night – get your art on homies! (After tonight, exhibit will be available through September 22, 2013 during gallery hours.)
From Westword’s Backbeat blog: “There’s no mistaking David Jacoby’s alter ego with any other performer. Performing as WhiteCatPink, he wears a white cat costume, head piece and all. He also has dancers who often accompany his performance in cat-themed regalia, as well. Gimmickry aside, Jacoby is a gifted drummer and songwriter who writes well-crafted pop songs in the French fashion of the ’60s and ’70s, only using electronic sounds á la one of his musical heroes, Kraftwerk, whose “The Robots” he often covers. Jacoby also often goes out in public in costume when not performing and in his home of Fort Collins, and that must be considered somewhat heroic.” The Rockin’ Rascals, The Rotten Blue Menace, and The Atom Age will be performing as well.
What better way to celebrate summer than having a few drinks with your friends and giving each other crappy tattoos? We all know bad decisions lead to memorable life experiences so stop by the Lost Lake Lounge and get poked by local artists, dance it out with Guilty Pleasures, and have few cold bevs. No cover dudes.
This is not your traditional flea market. This pop-up mart brings together emerging artisans and small independent Colorado businesses selling a diverse mix of vintage, antique, and hip handmade products. The market has expanded to over 70 booths and food trucks setting up shop in the outdoor space of Eron Johnson Antiques, surrounded by their garden and architectural antiques. Free admission, tasty eats, live music, go.
Before you hit the 37 festivals that are happening this weekend, do something productive and can some fresh maters. For $35, you’ll learn about water bath canning, dehydrating and freezing, practical and low-cost food preservation techniques, and pantry planning, Plus you’ll enjoy a hands-on canning workshop, snacks, and a light lunch, featuring plenty of mato recipes. This workshop is limited to 20 participants; secure your spot by booking in advance on Eventbrite.
Saturday, September 7, 2013 @ 2 – 8pm: 2nd Annual San Rafapalooza at Emerson Street between 23rd & 25th and 24th Ave between Clarkson & Ogden
Aren’t in the mood to get sweaty at one of the larger fests? This neighborhood festival, taking place in the San Rafael hood, provides the opportunity for folks to meet their neighbors, enjoy great food and entertainment, and learn about local businesses. The festival will include performances by local bands, as well as the chance to meet elected officials, including Mayor Michael Hancock. Food and drink will be available for sale from some of the area’s best restaurants, food trucks, breweries, and distilleries. Door prizes and raffles will be held throughout the afternoon as well as entertainment for children. Festival season is winding down people!
It’s been 5 years of the Mile High Soul Club and they are itching to celebrate! Special guest Jason Heller will be holding it down along with Creeper Steve and Tyler Jacobson all night. You bring the talcum, they’ll bring the tunes! Free before 10pm; $3 after.
Still haven’t gotten around to doing anything productive this weekend? Come check-out the Pop-Up Shop at Hooked on Colfax and make a cork pendant with the Denver Craft Ninjas! Materials supplied, a $2 donation requested. Lattes and bloodies for sale to enhance your Sunday relaxation/craftcation experience.
Drink & Draw is a free monthly event for creatives of all kinds to get together with like-minded individuals to have some drinks, make some network connections, and most importantly just have some fun! Art supplies are provided. All you need to bring is yourself & your imagination (and some money for food/drinks). Themes change monthly, with this one being: typography.
After having gone to the first night of this market and then just a couple of weeks ago, I can say that this event has only gotten better throughout its first season. It has expanded in size, has added more food trucks, more fresh produce, and more picnic tables for dining under the stars. And tonight is the last night! So head on down to the lawn of the South Broadway Christian Church at 23 Lincoln Street and reminisce on what an amazeballs summer it’s been. PS This event is very family friendly.
Ditch the rain and come watch 16 of the best films from this year’s 48 Hour Film Project. Winners will be announced and afterwards come celebrate across the street at My Other Bar, with drink specials galore.
The collection of miscellaneous, scribbled letters in FOUND Magazine all started when Dave Rothbart found an angry note on his car, intended for someone else. Rothbart—FOUND publisher, This American Life contributor, and author of My Heart Is An Idiot—is now on his 13th nationwide tour to share his and others’ anecdotes. The interactive performance and storytelling session is humorous, devastating, and above all, profoundly human.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 9:30pm: 2nd Annual World Citizens Inc. Showcase/Unit E Evocation with Rubedo at the Meadowlark
OK, so keeping it real I don’t totally understand what this event is all about, but my good friend John Montgomery will be doing some VJing, which is reason enough to go. Music, visuals, and good vibes – all for free.
Come see what season 3 at Off-Center has in store. Learn who they will be collaborating with and what they’ve been doing all summer (rumour has it, there will be some participation from the Narrators crew). Free to get in, free beer all night. Woot!