WEEKLY EVENTS: October 25 – October 31, 2013
It’s the great pumpkin, Charlie Brown! Hooray for Halloween! The one holiday that encourages men to dress like ladies and women to dress like slutty milk cartons – all leading to some epic walks of shame the next day. I am actually stoked. I have long been a fan of Halloween, with some of my most personal favorite costumes being: Baby Jessica (that baby that got stuck in a well in Texas in 1987), the drunk blonde girlfriend from 16 Candles, a Christmas tree (equipped with lights that I would plug-in when near a wall socket), and fly paper (although that was actually kind of a fail, because everyone kept asking if I was Bamm Bamm, ha). Whatever you choose to be, I hope that you have a safe and happy Halloween, and that no one gets zombie AIDS.
Peep these upcoming events and as always, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.
Get your zombie costumes ready, the living dead have returned. The Bug Theatre’s take on the classic 1968 low-budget horror film is back for a fifth year. With a combination of film segments and live performance, the experience promises to be as spooky and bloody as ever. Tickets are $20, or $17 for anyone dressed as a zombie.
Caution: Brewing Co. will host a Hallowbeer Bash today from 4 to 8pm, at which they will re-release their Toaster Bat Black, an 8.5% ABV smoked robust porter. There will also be a costume contest with prizes, food from the Pride of Philly Food Truck, tunes from DJ Mikey Mike, and Halloween goodies.
Friday, October 25, 2013 @ 8pm: Reel Social Club’s Starz Denver Film Festival Kick-off Party at the SIE FilmCenter
Like film, hott people, and parties? Come learn more about the illustrious Reel Social Club, and how you can become a member and partake in the upcoming Starz Denver Film Festival. 8pm: Pre-party; 9pm: Exclusive screening of Vince Vaughn and Chris Pratt in Delivery Man; 10pm: Dance party. Sounds fun, right? And the best part is that this ish is FREE.
Calling all you hott nerds, it’s time to get sexy on the dance floor. Win prizes (including tickets to see Deer Tick on October 30th), and grind it out between Spock and Princess Leia. $5 to join the fun; pre-sale tickets encouraged.
Super funny super team delivers stand-up, sketch comedy, and hilariously polished videos at the Bug. This month’s show features special guests Scott Boxenbaum from LA; Shayna Ferm, host of the uber-popular “Pump and Dump” show; Kara Klenk from NYC; and fresh off his Comedy Central Half Hour, Jared Logan. These dudes (meaning girls too) be funny. Doors at 10; 10 bucks to get in.
Have you been wondering what was going to happen with the Old Curtis Street Tavern? Well wonder no more my friends. This weekend the beloved East Five Points locale will be opening its doors as The Curtis Club for brunch, lunch and dinner. This “old West-styled gastro-pub” is sure to bring the eye and mouth candy, offering “a contemporary menu of locally sourced produce and plenty of vegan-friendly, gluten-free options”. Be one of the first to experience the club on Saturday, and read more about this venue’s transformation in the Westword’s Cafe Society blog. (Please note: the official grand opening party will be on November 1st, with music, art & an after-dinner soiree. Enjoy a complimentary glass of cava at the grand opening party when you make a reservation at www.thecurtisclub.com.)
Holy crap, animals wearing clothes is one of my most favorite things on Earth. Dress up your pet and maybe you will bring home $50 for Best in Show, or a gift card prize for Cutest, Scariest or Most Creative costume. Additionally, you can enjoy hot chocolate, coffee and donuts. Kids in costume will receive candy! Meet at the southwest corner of Chaffee Park at noon to sign-in. $5 suggested donation to enter.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 1pm – 2am: Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue
Don’t miss the most fangtastic block party of the season. Colfax denziens are invited to roam the street, alongside zombies, witches, and vampires, and to check-out the tricks and treats being served up by 35 local haunts. There’ll be made-to-order candybars, a bouncy castle, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and so much more. Kids activities run 1 – 4pm; adult activities run 9pm – 2am.
Wanna express yourself this Halloween season? Come decorate some sugar skulls! For $12 you will receive a medium and large sugar skull and all of the feathers, glitter, jewels, and icing to make it look beautiful. Feel free to bring some snacks (and even some adult beverages if you’re so inclined) and have a day of it. Kids welcome too! RSVP here.
A night of beer, food, bikes, and art. Shift is brought to you by Primal Wear. Since 1992, Primal has been advocating for cycling as a fun and satisfying way to stay in shape, keep our air clean, and enjoy the city from a close and personal perspective. As an extension of Primal’s mission to give back to the cycling community, Shift is an art auction/party celebrating the joys of bike culture. All proceeds will benefit BikeDenver and the Colorado flood victims.
Betcha never attended a Polish Halloween party before. Well…now’s your chance! Live music by Amberband, dinner by Maciej Wardak. $30 for members; $35 for non-members – includes dinner. Awesome prizes await!
Saturday, October 26, 2013 @ 7:30pm: Queen City Supper Club at a secret location
This community-minded Oktoberfest will feature beer from six local microbreweries, brats, burgers, brisket, outdoor games, giveaways, live music, and the Broncos game shown on the big screen. Admission is FREE! The event will take place in the church parking lot (at 2905 Federal Blvd)–if weather is bad, party in the church basement. Bring a friend to end October right!
Free comedy show on the last Sunday of every month (with purchase of one menu item), featuring local and national talent in the coolest comedy club setting you’ve probably ever been to. 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. October comics to include: Nathan Lund, Scott Boxenbaum, John Tole, Kara Klenk, and headliner Jared Logan.
Black Shirt Brewing Co. has the privilege of hosting Denver band Two Tone Wolf Pack and special guest. The bands will be set-up right in the brewery, creating a very intimate show with limited seating. Additionally, Tots Truck will be there serving great snacks, so come hungry. Tickets are $10 online at Eventbrite, and $15 at the door (if any remain).
Held the last Monday of every month, Freak Train has remained Denver’s most unique live entertainment experience for more than 13 years. Hosted by the lovely and talented GerRee Henshaw, Freak Train showcases area performers from rank amateurs to seasoned pros, as they take the stage for five minutes. Each performer or group gets to do pretty much anything they want to do. Well, almost. It might be the funniest five minutes of your life. Might not. Either way, it’s worth experiencing. $5 cover, includes free keg beer. Yep.
Hey (grown-up) kids! Get ready for a nostalgic trip this Halloween season. This month’s show features Jordan Doll, Kristin Rand and Andrew Orvedahl. Come in costume, win some awesome prizes, eat cereal, drink beer, and laugh your asses off.
A great kick-off to your Halloween weekend: a night celebrating Morrissey, The Smiths, their influences and those they influenced. No cover all night; buy any shot & get a free PBR.
Come celebrate Halloween at this hip East Walnut Street brewery. They’ll be pouring their Sangre de la Carretera [Blood of the Road] hoppy red farmhouse ale; free 5 ounce pours to those in costume. Also, Texorado BBQ will be serving their fantastic smoked meats and tofu, so come hungry, zombies.
Come rock out with Deer Tick this Halloween at the Bluebird. This show is sure to bring the rock, the blues, the booze, and the party directly to your face (and crotch) this Halloween season. Plus! There will be an official Deer Tick after-party at the Lost Lake Lounge after the show, featuring a Deer Tick DJ set! (After-party is free with your October 31st Bluebird ticket.) Tickets: $22.50 – $25.00. Robert Ellis and The Knew will be opening.
Want some FREE Halloween fun? Local tribute band, the Gin Doctors, will be covering Weezer’s Blue Album on 10/31 at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway and Pinkerton on 11/1 at Illegal Pete’s LoDo. Prizes will be awarded for best costume both nights.