WEEKLY EVENTS: December 27, 2013 – January 2, 2014

1493525_227776670729362_489365371_oGreetings from the Illadelph!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas week and is looking forward to a new start in 2014.

I tend to make resolutions each year, not so much to try and “fix” myself, but more so to identify concrete goals to work towards.  As I get older, the years seem to pass faster and faster, and I have realised I need to be more intentional about the things I want to have/create in my life.  If not, I’ll be 80-years old before I know it and still without an on-screen kiss with Ryan Gosling!  (JK.  Although I wouldn’t mind giving him a hug in some hipster bar.)

Here are some of my goals.  Please leave a comment if you have a big one you’d like to share or if you want to steal one of mine.  And happy 2014!

In 2014:
at least 2 stress-free vacations (via airplane)
put my apartment on Airbnb
run at least 3 races
visit 2 new cities
pay off credit cards (for reals)
continue blogging at least once a week
eat more vegetables
believe in love

Peep the list below for stuff to do in town and as always, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.

Friday, December 27 & Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 8pm: First Annual Ark Life Holiday Mixer at the Mercury Cafe

2 nights. 2 DJs. Many bands. Special guests. Several drinks. Multiple holidays. Numerous dance styles. Wild lighting. Wicked sound. Prescient tarot cards. LET’S MIX IT UP, PEOPLE.
Friday’s showYou Me and Apollo + Ark Life (electric) + Abe Abraham & the Pink Sky (feat. Stelth Ulvang, Macon L. Terry, Tyler Despres) + DJ Jordan Wyatt (Prism Waves)
Saturday’s showThe Pirate Signal + Miss America by Wheary + Ark Life (acoustic w/ friends, feat. Kyle James Hauser) + Soulfax DJ Rey Rogé (The Blue Rider)
Both nights: Doors + DJs @ 8pm, live music @ 9pm.  All ages welcome; $10 each night.

Friday, December 27 & Saturday, December 28, 2013 @ 9:30pm: Mile High Sci Fi Presents: White House Down 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 White House Down!  9:30pm both nights; tickets run $10 – $12.

Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss at the Beauty Bar

Before 2013 comes to a close, come dance it out with Lipgloss founder boyhollow, resident DJ Tower, and special guest Mike Deez.  $5 cover after 10pm, free before.

Friday, December 27, 2013doors at 10pm, show at 10:30pm: The Grawlix Ep. 35 with Christian Duguay at the Bug Theatre

Super funny super team delivers stand-up, sketch comedy, and hilariously polished videos at the Bug.  This month’s post-Christmaspalooza spectacular features special guests Emily Maya Mills, Rob Gleeson, Dan Soder, and headliner Christian Duguay.  Come laugh away all of your family holiday drama.  Doors at 10; 10 bucks to get in.

1507970_237667763066633_2023679416_nSaturday, December 28, 2013, doors at 8pm: The Big Get Even, Talk All Night, Andrew Orvedahl & Robert Rutherford at the Deer Pile 

The name says it all: music, laughs, and a big old-fashioned dance party.  (Okay, that part isn’t in the title, but it is on the poster.)

Sunday, December 29, 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 is hosted by a different comedian.  Make your reservation today.

Monday, December 30, 2013 @ 12 and 2pm: Colorado Rockies Stadium Tours

Coors Field is the third-oldest Major League ballpark in the National League.  Tours of Coors Field are available Monday through Saturday during the season and Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday during the offseason.  All tours begin at Gate D (20th & Blake Street).  Tours last 75-80 minutes and cover a distance of approximately one mile.  All tours are accessible for guests with disabilities.  Areas Visited on Tour: Dugout, Visitor’s Clubhouse, Press level, Club Level, Suite Level, Concourse areas.  Purchasing advanced tickets is strongly encouraged: $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $6 for children under 12.

Monday, December 30, 2013, sign-up @ 7pm, show @ 8pmFreak Train at the Bug Theatre

Held the last Monday of every month, Freak Train has remained Denver’s most unique live entertainment experience for more than 13 years.  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.  This month’s show will be hosted by Deacon Gray; $5 cover, includes free keg beer.  Yep.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013: New Year’s Eve

Try not to cry, break-up with anyone, run down the street in a dramatic fury away from your friends, throw-up, drunk dial an ex, or get roofied.  Happy new year!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 2 – 5pm: New Year’s Day Survivor Brunch at Jonesy’s EatBar

Who needs  the hair of the dog when you have the eye of the tiger?  Late -start brunch to help you ease into the new year.  Bloody Marys only $2.14!  Bottomless mimosas $10!   Fried eggs, biscuits, cheese, burgers, and more.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 @ 8pm: Line Dance Lessons and Karaoke at Charlie’s

Is one of your new year’s resolutions to sing more karaoke and learn how to line dance?  Well if so, you’re in luck!  Line dance lessons begin at 8pm; karaoke at 9pm, with a $5 PBR beer bust from 9pm – 2am.  Haaaaaaaay.

Thursday, January 2, 2014 @ 9pm: Motown Thursday at the Beauty Bar

This Thursday night, christen the new year with some Motown jams served up with chicken & waffles (free with a purchase of a drank).  No cover all night; $4 Breckenridge brews.  Happy Friday eve!