WEEKLY EVENTS: September 20 – September 26, 2013

Chocolate-Coconut-Vegan-Brownies-@domesticfits-1About this time of year, I am pretty much running on empty from all of the summer fun, and can actually appreciate the excuse to stay at home an extra night or two.  Illegally downloading movies, listening to This American Life, making homemade soup, drinking hot toddies – this is what I like to do when the weather turns cool.  This week during one of my nights in, I even ventured into baking and tried these Vegan Black Bean Banana Brownies.  Sounds cray cray right?  They actually turned out pretty tasty, and are loaded with potassium and fiber.   So there’s that.

Who knows what kind of weather this weekend will hold, but 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.)

Friday, September 20 & Saturday, September 21, 2013: Mile High Sci Fi presents: Total Recall at the Alamo Drafthouse

The premise behind Mile High Sci Fi is that a really bad movie is shown and local comedians make fun of it, a la MST300.  The humor is clever and inappropriate, with some of the greatest audio gags I’ve ever heard.  Come check-out this weekend’s rendition of Total Recall, featuring local comics Nathan Lund and Chris Charpentier.  9:30pm both nights.

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 4 – 10pm: Full Moon Carnival and Street Fashion Show at 901 Bannock Street

This will be a night to remember as Birds & Belles Boutique and the Salvation Army present Denver’s first ever Street Fashion Runway Show! DAdditionally you will find: gourmet food from Denver’s best food trucks: Crock Spot, Doner King, Capt’n Crabby, Feed Me Bahn Mi, Kuechos, Crepes-a-Go-Go, and Sunset Tacos; refreshments from Left Hand and Bonacquisti; live music; face painting, body art, & more!

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There’s some real talented face painters at the Full Moon Carnival…

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 6 – 11pm: Denver Startup Week 2013 Closing Party at Galvanize

Come celebrate the end of the second annual Denver Startup Week at Galvanize with free beer from Great Divide Brewing, Big Country Bar B QueBaba’s Falafel, and Church of Cupcakes food trucks, and music provided by DJ Mike Majic.  Delaware Street will be shut down for a corn hole tournament and the Galvanize atrium will be transformed into an indoor arcade.  Party on Wayne.

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ dusk: Bike-In Movies: Billy Madison at Civic Center Park

“If peeing in your pants is cool, consider me Miles Davis.”  Movie attendees can bring picnics or purchase from on-site gourmet food trucks.  Food trucks start serving at 6; movie starts at dusk.  Snuggle.

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 8 – 11pm: PechaKucha Denver Vol. 19 at the MCA Denver

Join the global PechaKucha party tonight at the Museum of Contemporary Art from 8 – 11pm for a night of all-star presentations, music, beer and more!  (If you’ve never heard of PechaKucha, basically it is an event where presenters get 20 slides, any content, and 20 seconds to explain each slide, so six minutes and 40 seconds in total.)  Presentations start promptly at 8:20pm; intermission will run from 9:10 – 9:40pm and will include music by Mile High Soul Club, a Google Hangout, Wafflich pop-up sandwich shop, OhHeckYeah, and a beer break.  And afterwards, hit up the after-party below.

Friday, September 20, 2013 @ 11pm – 3am: Korova Town Nightcap Lounge at Flipp N Studios

Calling all night owls!  This pop-up lounge in a RiNo basement is open from 11pm until 3am, serving white russians and vintage country music.  Plus!  Come enjoy the the musical stylings of Colorado’s own American Idol superstar…Magic Cyclops!  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 insomniacs of Denver converge!

Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 9am – 3pm: Polish Flea Market at 2131 W Alameda Ave

I am not totally sure what the flyer says, but I am guessing Polish Flea Markets are legit.  There may or may not be a $5 admission fee.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 2 – 6pm: LRMR Swap Meet at Megafauna

Bring all yo junk in that trunk and swap it out with over 100 independent artists, artisans, businesses, and neighbors on North Larimer for the largest Swap Meet of 2013!  BUY SELL TRADE BARTER VEND EXCHANGE: art apparel appliances LIVE ART electronics home wares furniture fashion jewelry LIVE MUSIC transportation food fun kitsch boutique lawn home and garden and on and on and it don’t stop.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 8pm: Miss Colfax Pageant at Tooey’s Off Colfax

This pageant of staright-up class goes down tonight at 8 pm at Tooey’s off Colfax, 1521 Marion Street, with music by the Minor Note Orchestra, personalities Sid Pink and Lorin Partridge, and a yet-to-be-determined number of local contestants.  Complete with block-party ambience and snarky fun for all; admission to the 21-and-up party is $3 at the door.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 @ 8pm: Screw Tooth’s Ice-Cream Bloodbath at Buntport Theater

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Kitty Crimes as herself

Come support Screwtooth at this ice-cream party fundraiser, complete with a sundae bar (Sweet Action ice-cream, with vegan options available) and Pablo’s Coffee.  Events of the night: GetYourGoing.ppt – curious mystery powerpoint presentation by Andrew Novick; The Indestructible North – live music madness by Adam Stone; GetGoingNorth – a combined performance of weirdness from Adam and Andrew; and dance party on the insane stage sets of Some Kind of Fun.  Doors/ice cream at 8pm, performances from 9 – 10:30, dance party goes until late!  $10 donation, alcohol available for an additional donation.  Read more about this event in the Westword.

Sunday, September 22, 2013 @ 9:30pm: Kitty Crimes Tour Kick-Off at the Hi-Dive

Come join Kitty CrimesWerk Out Palace, and Narky Stares before they head off to the West Coast to spread their magic.  Performances by the legendary Harpoontang as well.   Sweat.  Work.  Hottness.  Rinse.  Repeat.

Sunday, September 22 through Friday, September 28, 2013: Banned Books Week

Celebrate your freedom to read Harry PotterCatcher in the Rye, and the thousands of other books that are banned from schools and libraries. Join in this national awareness week by picking up free bookmarks, purchasing Banned Books merchandise, and participating in a virtual readout.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 5 – 7pm: Tapping of Illegal Peach Session Ale at Illegal Pete’s LoDo

Illegal Pete’s announces Illegal Peach Session Ale, a collaboration with Upslope Brewery, and made with Palisade peaches – yum!  Attend this tapping party, acquire some schwag, and enjoy a pint (or two or three) of this limited Colorado brew.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 7:30pm: The Pump and Dump: A Parentally Incorrect Comedy Show at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

Shayna Ferm, comedian and mother, hosts a raucous evening of comedy, inappropriate music, prizes, drinking, swearing and commiseration.  Audience participation (with prizes!) includes “Never Have I Ever – Parents Edition,” and a cathartic review of the most “F-ed up Thing Your Kids Did This Week”.  This mother-created show is designed to let breeders throw a few back, have some laughs, and remind themselves who they once were.  Special guest: Andrew Orvedahl.  $5; doors at 6:30pm.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 6 – 7:30pm: Live Culture and Fermented Foods at The Garden

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Come learn about the incredible tradition and health benefits of fermented foods!  Attendees will learn how to make various fermented vegetables, grains, and probiotic beverage.  This is an amazing and simple transformation that you can do right at home.  Plenty of samples to try and live cultures for sale to take home with you.  $25 fee includes instructor time and materials.  Space is limited; sign-up on Eventbrite to secure your spot.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 @ 7pm: The Paw Project at the SIE FilmCenter

The Paw Project documentary is an inspiring David and Goliath story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing, and how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations.  Director Dr. Jennifer Conrad in person!  Read more about this story in the recent Westword cover story.

Thursday, September 26,  2013 @ 7pm: Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterwork at the SIE FilmCenter

Fallingwater is among the best examples of the organic architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) and one of his masterworks.  In an extensive interview, Edgar Kaufmann Jr., son of industrialist Edgar J. Kaufmann, relates in detail why his family commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to design the plans for the house in 1935.  Post-screening Q&A with architectural historian Alan Hess and reception to follow at Design Within Reach.

Thursday, September 26,  2013 @ 8pm: 3 Course Comedy: Back to School Food 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:  Back to School Food.  Guests include Byron F. GrahamAndrew Orvedahl and Heather Snow.  Free food.  Free show.  Cheap beer.  Live podcast.