WEEKLY EVENTS: January 31, 2014 – February 6, 2014

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‘Tis the season

Dear Denver, GO BRONCOS!

Not sure where to watch the big game?  Peep the suggestions below, and check-out Eater Denver’s list of where to eat and drink as the Broncos brang it.

(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.)

Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 6 – 8pm: First Issue Release at The Denver Press Club

Join Zephyr Press: Poetry and Short Fiction Journal in celebrating the release of their first issue!  $10 admission includes a copy of the journal.

Friday, January 31, 2014doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Ice Queens of Comedy with Beth Stelling and Kate Berlant at the Oriental Theater

National comics Beth Stelling and Kate Berlant join local favorites Troy Walker and Jordan Doll for a night of straight-up LOL, LMFAO and ROFL.  Tickets are just $15 and include a FREE LARGE PIZZA at Sexy Pizza’s new Jefferson Park location.  Haaaaaaay…18+.

Friday, January 31, 2014 @ 9pm: The Belle Jar and Chris Heckman (of The Epilogues) at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway

More lint in your pockets than pesetas these days?  Come check-out the The Belle Jar and Chris Heckman (of The Epilogues) at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway this Friday for FREE!  You will leave with a smile on your face to offset the lint in your drawers.

Friday, January 31 & Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 9:30pm: Mile High Sci Fi Presents: XXX 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 I’ve ever heard [insert boner noise here].  Come check-out this weekend’s rendition of XXX!  9:30pm both nights; tickets run $10 – $12.


Why, it’s Mile High Soul Club!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 11am – 1:30am: Beards & Booze Fight Against Ball Cancer in the Baker neighborhood

Purchase a $10 (Broncos-themed) wristband either online or at Hope Tank to support testicular cancer research, and enjoy  sweet deals all-day long from over 30 shops, bars, and restaurants on Broadway.  Such deals include 10% off at Fancy Tiger, 10% off at Ironwood, happy hour prices all day long at Adrift and Gary Lee’s Motor Club, and SO much more!  Go on and tell the world, “I Hate Ball Cancer”.

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 6 – 8pm: Art Opening at Let ‘Em Have It Salon

Come check-out this new eco-friendly Uptown salon tonight as they host a pop icon art opening featuring artist Marcus Reinnger and DJ Jonny D.  Watch Marcus finish his mural, Surf Nazis Must Die, at the party tonight.  Beer and wine provided.  FREE!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 8pm: RAD: 80′s Ski Party at Mellow Mushroom – Downtown Denver

Party like it’s 198o-something at Mellow Mushroom‘s 3rd annual 80’s Ski Party. Dress in your best 80′s skiwear and enjoy drink specials, 80’s music, and Summer Snow Shave Ice snow cones served out of an authentic ski gondola!  Prizes for best outfit and many snow sports giveaways.  FREE!

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club at the Beauty Bar 

Soul, funk, pre-1975 tunes curated by some of the hippest cats in town; always an absolute packed house.  Free before 10pm, $3 after, plus free parking at St. John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street.

Saturday, February 1, 2014 @ 9:30pm: Homegrown Comedy at the Mercury Cafe

FREE monthly comedy show presented by Homegrown Comedy.  This popular and supportive night of fun welcomes comedians at every phase of their career and encourages all artists to take the stage and enjoy the wonderful experience that is performing live comedy!

Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ 2:30pm: Super Bowl O’ Super Bowl at City O’ City

Wanna watch the game, but not be surrounded by a bunch of bros who are still drunk from the night before?  Come watch the game projected on a big screen, while enjoying two-for-one beermosas and happy hour vegan chicken wings.  No reservations needed; just show up and support your team!

Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ 3:30pm: Mile High Magic at the Larimer Lounge

I am guessing this Super Bowl party will be pretty hilar.  Hosted by Magic Cyclops of American Idol fame, the game will be projected on a big screen, free shots will be served when the Broncos score, free schwag will be given out from PBR, and free barbecue will be provided from Yazoo’s BBQ Company.  Oh, and before and after the game, there will be some epic karaoke.


Mile High Magic

Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ 4:30pm: Super Bowl at the Sidewinder Tavern

And here’s yet another option to catch the game, in a less broed-out venue.  The Sidewinder Tavern will be showing the game on the big screen in their music hall.  Their kitchen will be open and orange and blue jello shots will be provided when the Broncos score a touchdown.  Should be a pretty fun crew.

Monday, February 3, 2014 @ 8pm: Text-A-Saurus at the Bug Theatre

After a holiday hiatus, T-Saur is back!  If you like to see creativity in its purest form, this show is for you.  Text-A-Saurus is a stand-up comedy show, where the audience texts in topics, which then the comedians turn into amazing stand-up comedy routines.  It’s the only crowd-sourced comedy show in town.  This month’s show includes: Kristin RandChris Charpentier, and Harrison Rains.  FREE.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 6 – 9pm: Tip & Tinker at Converge Denver

E-textiles is the exciting, inventive method of blending electronics with fashion and style.  In this workshop, participants will use this technology to make Colorado glow.  With the Colorado logo as a backdrop, participants will sew LEDs into a beanie hat to light-up their personal style.  Kick back with friends, enjoy some local brews or wine, and create something you’ll be proud to wear.  Workshop costs $30; register by February 2nd.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 @ 6 – 10pm: Raw Food Night at Root Down

Looking for a way to balance out your boozy, pill poppin’ lifestyle?  Every first Tuesday of the month, Root Down offers a gourmet 4-course raw vegan dinner for $39/person.  Please call ahead for reservations and mention you are coming for the Raw Food Menu, as seating is limited.  And check-out the menu for this month – yum!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014doors at 7pm, movie at 7:30pm: Cruel Winter Horror Film Series at Crash 45

Enjoy classic horror flicks inside the bike-themed interior of Crash 45, along with movie-themed drink specials and fun souvenirs to take home!  All films start around 7:30pm, but come earlier for a seat and/or to order food.  This month’s film is Two Evil Eyes (1990) – Two horror stories based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe directed by legendary filmmakers George Romero & Dario Argento.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 7pm: Chomp: Breakfast for Dinner at the Horse Barn

You don’t have to be a vegan to enjoy this monthly community dinner at The Horse Barn.  You just have to like affordable, tasty food, and nice people.  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 Breakfast for Dinner.  YUM.)  This is by far one of my favorite events in town.    Note: the new location does not allow Chomp to sell alcohol, but feel free to BYOB.  Vegan mimos anyone?

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 8pm: Dumb and Dumber 20th Anniversary Screening & Party at the SIE FilmCenter

Dumb and Dumber on the big screen, drink specials, and a themed after-party.  Haaaaaay…Tickets cost $12 – $15.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 8pm: I  at Comedy Works Downtown

The best of Denver is featured in this comedy showcase, including headliners Hippie Man and winner of Last Comic Standing, Josh Blue.  This show also presents: Nathan LundBobby CraneJordan DollKevin O’BrienNate BaldingMara WilesSean Michael CummingsHaley M. DriscollMatt Wayman, and Christie Buchele.  Additionally, the show will feature a short by Joshua Jackson.  Call the club at (303) 595-3637 for FREE tickets!

Thursday, February 6, 2014 @ 10:30pm: Late Night Playtime at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

Late Night Playtime is a weekly variety show hosted by Ultra Sex Laser, Denver’s own synth-pop stand-up comedy band.  Each week showcases a fast-paced mix of stand-up, improv, sketch, film shorts, and more, along with a full dose of Ultra Sex Laser’s manic musical comedy.  This FREE late night show happens every Thursday from 10:30pm to 12:30am!