WEEKLY EVENTS: November 1 – November 7, 2013

dia-de-los-muertosHide yo kids, hide yo wife, it’s another weekend of drunken Halloween debauchery in this town.

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.

Friday, November 1 & Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 9:30pm: Mile High Sci Fi Presents: Candy Man at the SIE FilmCenter

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 [insert boner noise here] I’ve ever heard.  Come check-out this weekend’s rendition of Candy Man!  9:30pm both nights; tickets run $10 – $12.

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 3 – 8pm: Dia de los Muertos at the Denver Botanic Gardens

Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed.  On this day in Mexico, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations of papel picado, flowers, candy calaveras (skeletons and skulls) and parades.  Day of the Dead activities include: Sugar skull workshop, DIY paper flowers, candlelight procession at sunset, complimentary photo booth, face painting, costume contest, and traditional Mexican food available for purchase.  Admission runs from $0 – $12, advanced purchases are encouraged.

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 5 – 9pm: RiNo Epicurean Market at 3370 Walnut Street

Come get a head start on your holiday shopping at the 3rd semi-annual RiNo Epicurean Market, which will feature local food and gift vendors.  Artisan Colorado products make tasty presents for everyone on your list!  View the site for a list of participating vendors.Dia_De_Los_Muertos_by_Mastowka

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 5pm: First Friday de los Muertos at the Infinite Monkey Theorem

Costumes encouraged – all creatures welcome!  Bobby Magee Lopez will be working magic with body paint, and charcoal artist Matt James will be the featured artist.  Dj Ginger Perry will be filling the air with other-worldly tunes, and Cart-Driver Denver will be lighting the wood-fired oven for bad little children and pizzas.  Prizes and surprises to be given.

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 6:30 – 10pm: Dia de los Muertos at Diebolt Brewing Company

Come celebrate Day of the Dead at this family-owned, French-influenced Sunnyside microbrewery.  $3 pints (if you wear a costume), undead beats by DJ P-Cuz, food trucks, and the debut of Graveyard Ale, Diebolt’s signature beer blend.

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 7 – 9pm: Black Sheep Fridays at the MCA Denver

Mixing hip with the weird, Black Sheep Fridays runs weekly October 11–December 20, 2013, from 7 – 9pm in the MCA Café.  Visitors can stop by anytime during the evening to experience the fun.  This week’s theme is Sock Puppet Karaoke: create a sock puppet to lip-sync your favorite songs.  Free for members, $5 for regular people.

Friday, November 1, 2013 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss Day of the Dead Party at the Beauty Bar

Join Lipgloss as they celebrate the second part of their Halloween-themed events: Day of the Dead.  Free face painting until midnight | The Official MIA CD Release Party w/ complimentary Newcastle Brown Ale | A chance to win free tix to Toro Y Moi.  $5 cover after 10pm, free before.

Saturday, November 2 & Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 2 – 6pm: Pre-Festival Happy Hour at the SIE FilmCenter

Planning to attend the Starz Denver Film Festival?  Did you know some titles are already sold out? Stop by the SIE FilmCenter this weekend from 2 – 6pm to browse the festival guide in their theater lounge, enjoy a free cocktail (or two), and purchase your tickets!

Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 5 – 10pm: Beers & Speers at the Denver Beer Co.

Beers & Spears is back!  It was such a blast last time, The Real Dill (TRD) & Denver Beer Co. (DBC) are teaming up again.  Pickles and beer, why not?

  • Beer & Pickle Flight – 3 beers + 3 tasters
  • Flight includes specialty firkins & a specialty pickle, all made specially for this event
  • Spicy pickle eating contest: winner takes home a DBC growler & a jar of TRD pickles

Denver Art Museum Night HQSaturday, November 2, 2013 @ 5 – 10pm: Night at the Museums

In part with Denver Arts Week, Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10pm. FREE shuttles make it easy to explore all evening!  View the list of participating museums here and get your (nightime) art on, son.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 7pm: Zero Charisma at the SIE FilmCenter

See the film that won the Audience Award at this year’s SXSW Film Festival!  One night only!  Tickets run $7 – $10.

Saturday, November 2, 2013 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club at the Beauty Bar 

First Saturday of the month, starting at 9pm – Soul, Funk, pre-1975 – Curated by some of the hippest cats in town and always an absolute packed house.  One of my faves for sure.  $3 cover after 10pm.

Sunday, November 3, 2013 @ 1 – 3pm: Bingo Brunch at the Squeaky Bean

Come nosh on some tasty eats at the Squeaky Bean, and try your luck at the ‘go.  Each week features a different comic, with the inaugural brunch being hosted by the very funny Sam Tallent!  Make your reservation today.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 @ 6 – 10pm: Raw Food Night at Root Down

Time to detox from all of the Halloween fun.  Every first Tuesday of the month, Root Down offers a gourmet 4-course raw vegan dinner for $39/person.  Peep the menu here – yum!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013, doors at 7pm, movie at 7:30pm: Cruel Autumn Horror Film Series at Crash 45

Enjoy classic horror flicks under the moonlight (or inside the bike-themed interior) 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 The Unknown (1927) – Lon Chaney stars as an armless knife thrower in this silent macabre carnie film directed by Tod Browning (Freaks).raw tgiving

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 @ 7pm: Chomp: Thanksliving at the Horse Barn

Chomp is yet another great event in town that makes me say, “I effing love this city”.  This monthly community vegan dinner is embracing its new location at The Horse Barn, and is open to all.  For just a $8 – $10 donation, enjoy a heaping plate of delicious vegan food, based on the chosen monthly theme (this month’s theme is Thanksgiving).  Note: the new location does not allow Chomp to sell alcohol, but feel free to BYOB.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 @ 6 – 9pm: Water For People Presents Girl Rising: A Celebration and Screening at Galvanize

Join Water for People in celebration of girls around the world. We’ll be paying tribute all season, and we’re getting started with a celebratory cocktail hour and a special screening of the acclaimed, thought-provoking documentary, Girl Rising.  Popcorn will be provided for the screening; light appetizers will be available at the cocktail hour, as well as a cash bar with wine, beer, and cocktails from Gather.  Tickets cost $10 – seating is very limited, so purchase your tickets today.

Thursday, November 7, 2013 @ 7 – 10pm: A Great First Date at Lola

Sample medically-proven (OK, not really) aphrodisiacs – tequilas, chocolates, and oysters – while mingling with some local hotties.  All brought to you by A Great! First Date, Denver’s coolest new dating site. RSVP to reserve your spot!