WEEKLY EVENTS: September 13 – September 19, 2013
Holy rain Batman! What started off as kind of a fun and novel occurrence, has taken an unfortunate turn. My heart goes out to everyone who has been experiencing extra stress and grief because of all of this f*cking rain. There are times that the Colorado sun seems a bit relentless, but here’s to hoping it will come pay us a visit sometime soon. Hope everyone stays warm and dry, and if you feel like venturing out for a little bit, here is a handful of goings on in our dear Denver. (Plus, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.)
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.)
Take advantage of all this rainy weather and head indoors to experience top films about architecture and design at the Sie FilmCenter this month. Several of the 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.
Well apparently this was going to be Littleton’s first-ever golf-cart drive-in movie, however with all this cray cray rain, this event has been moved indoors to the Alamo Drafthouse. People are still encouraged to visit the opening night of the Reinke Brothers Haunted Mansion (5665 S. Prince Street) in Littleton beforehand, and if you bring back a Haunted Mansion ticket to the Alamo, you will get a free fake machete to wave around during the screening, haaaaaaaaaay. Celebrate Friday the 13th the way Jason Voorhees intended, y’all.
Do you speak Spanish or kind of speak Spanish? Have you been looking for an opportunity to practice? Then dust off those tildas and head on over to Hooked on Colfax this Friday night to have some drinks, roll your Rs and make some new amigos. Como se dice, “This rain is cray cray”?
On the second Saturday of each month, Buntport presents you with three stories related to a theme. This month’s theme is: The Ordinary Turned Extraordinary. Two of these tales are true, but one of them is nothing but a fib. Can you figure out which one is baloney? Fun for all ages (seriously grown-ups, this is an event that both you and your kids will enjoy), cute contests, and prizes to boot. Plus, this month Buntport is offering FREE Sweet Action Ice-Cream for audience members after the 1pm show! Tickets are $6 – $8, with $1 off if you dress as a duck, or something pretending to be a duck. (So in other words, whatever you were planning to wear that day anyway.)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High was definitely a movie I watched when I was way too young. The good thing is that a lot of it went over my head at the time (what the heck are they doing with those carrots?) However, I must’ve watched this film a billion times regardless and I loved it so. Jeff Spicoli will always be my hero, and I like that Stacy was smart enough to finally choose a nice guy. Kick back at this afternoon screening at the Alamo with some tasty treats off of their menu, and if you can’t borrow your older brother’s car, then just take the lightrail, bro.
According to Facebook, Total Ghost is “only the best band to come out of planet earth in my lifetime”. Total Ghost will be performing in support of their new album at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway for FREE! For more info on the band, read this recent article in zee Westword.
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. This month, Neat Market moves into its new home at the Horse Barn – come check-out the new space!
Sunday, September 15, 2013 @ 7:30pm: Comic Relief Zero: An Everything Is Terrible! Stand-Up Special! at the SIE FilmCenter
Do you like found footage, puppets, music, and overall weirdness? Well this is the event for you. And with only one show, this is bound to sell-out, so buy your tickets now, $10 – $12.
Founded in 2008 by the Denver hip-hop group, the Flobots, Youth on Record empowers at-risk teens through creative education, with local musicians teaching music performance and production in Denver Public Schools and residential treatment centers. Their partnering artists provide an outlet for otherwise overlooked teens, help them obtain credit towards graduation, and give them skills to prepare them for post-graduate life. Come on out to learn more about this dynamic organization, while enjoying free food from Qdoba , live hip-hop performances, and a raffle.
Chef Robert Church is returning to Dazzle for a night of Asian delights; come bask in the flavors and aromas of India, China, Thailand, and Malaysia. Dinner starts promptly at 6:30 pm; each course will be paired with wine. $34 per person (includes dinner & wines. Does not include tax/gratuity). Please call 303-839-5100 for reservations. All dishes are vegan and gluten-free. Check-out the Facebook event to view the evening’s menu.
Come celebrate the life and music of the illustrious Amy Winehouse with a whole slew of local musicians paying tribute to her jams. Plus, join the lovely ladies of Ciroc Amaretto for complimentary bottle service in the lounge from 9 – 11pm – holla!
Write On Wednesdays is a drop-in class for all kinds of writers — professional writers, folks who journal, people seeking out a creative outlet, authors working on books, and/or anybody looking to create a regular writing practice. It’s 30 minutes of prompts and exercises, 30 minutes of reading works aloud, a 15-minute break for delicious coffee and treats from City, O’ City, a 5-minute concluding writing exercise, and some yammering. Come drop-in any Wednesday during the month of September; $5 – $10 suggested donation.
Calling all insomniacs! This pop-up lounge in a RiNo basement is open from 11pm until 3am, serving white russians and vintage country music. And you know what else? Everything is FREE! Rolling capacity of 75. Strictly 21+. Entry with registration on www.denverstartupweek.com and the password: cowtown. Hosted by: The Denver Film Society’s Reel Social Club | Megafauna | Flipp Films | Michelle Baldwin, Frolic & Vamp | Castle Searcy, Castle Productions. Sponsored by: Denver Startup Week | Deep Eddy Vodka | Pop Chips. Let the night owls of Denver converge!
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm: Kickoff Meeting for the Brighton Boulevard Corridor Project at the National Western Complex
Your voice matters – come participate in a public kickoff about the development project happening on Brighton Boulevard Corridor. Show up if you like bikes and make Brighton Boulevard a happier place for cyclists. Read more about this project here.
Come celebrate the launch of Lyft in Denver! Expect delectable eats, local music (Bop Skizzum), and an open bar to wet your whistle! Just download the Lyft app and prepare to flash it at the door to get in. They’ll send you off with $50 of Lyft credit to try your first few rides for free! Now you might be asking, what is Lyft? Well, they are your new best friend with a car (Sweet! My old one was getting annoyed at me for constantly bumming rides!) You can use the Lyft app to get outrageously affordable rides on-demand all around Denver, starting today. More alternative transportation options in D-Town – score!
It’s a Motown birthday celebration! This Thursday night enjoy some Motown jams served up with chicken & waffles (free with a purchase of a drank) with DJs Maladjusted and Caramello aka Miggy aka the birthday boy. No cover all night; $4 Breckenridge brews. Happy Friday eve!