WEEKLY EVENTS: March 7, 2014 – March 13, 2014


Art meets food meets Denver at Monkey Town 4

Happy Friday my peeps (or “mis peeps” for all of my Equatorial Guinea homies).

Went out to see the new bi-weekly comedy show at The Curtis Club last night hosted by Denver comedy veteran Greg Baumhauer, and barring some initial audio issues, it was a good time.  The ambience alone is worth checking out.  It’s real classy Colorado up in thurr.  Peep their Facebook page to learn about future LOL events, but be forewarned, that ish starts late!

Heading out to Monkey Town 4 tomorrow night with some friends.  I’ve heard murmurings from some folks who have attended so far and am really excited to see what this thing is all about.  I am guessing it will be a(n) (aging) hipster’s paradise.  Tickets are still available, and I feel like it’s just one of those things you’ll want to experience for yourselves, so pick a date and get on it!

Looks like we still got some cray cray schizophrenic weather up in hurr, so peep the list below for some classy indoor activities and let’s get together at some point to hold a séance for spring.  I’ll bring the incense, bro.

(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, March 7, 2014 @ 6pm: First Year Anniversary Party at Mid-Mod Mall

Come on out for Mid-Mod’s First Friday/One Year Anniversary Party.  If you haven’t been, this place is essentially like a warehouse for retired sets of Mad Men – very cool!  Live music, drinks, and munchies.  FREE!

love-and-air-sex-posterFriday, March 7 & Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 7 and 9:30pm: Love & Airsex at the SIE FilmCenter

This movie was one of my favorites at this year’s Starz Denver Film Festival.  It so perfectly captures the space between breaking up and moving on (or not) and provides an emotional situation that we can all relate to – did I make the right choice?  Yet it’s way more fun than emo.  Director Bryan Poyser and co-writer Steve Walters will be in-person for a post-screening Q&A and airsex demo!  (Audience participation is highly encouraged!)   Tickets run $7 – $10.  The weather sucks tonight, go check this out!

Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 10pm: Guilty Pleasures at the Sputnik

You’ve already hit up a handful of First Friday events and are just buzzed up enough to start dancing…now what?   Cue Guilty Pleasures – a party dedicated to cheesy awesome dance jams.  When in doubt, grind it out.  $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 10am – 5pm: International Women’s Day at Ten Thousand Villages

In solidarity with women artisans around the world, Ten Thousand Villages will partner with A Little Something: the Denver Refugee Women’s Craft Initiative to host their International Women’s Day celebration.  Door prizes, baked goods, and special artisan displays will be featured.   Artists from A Little Something will provide earring-making instruction from 10am to 12pm at no cost to participants, however call 303-316-8773 to reserve your spot.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 1pm & 3pm: Duck Duck Dupe at Buntport Theater

On the second Saturday of each month, Buntport presents you with three stories related to a theme.  This month’s theme is: Famous Siblings!  Two of these tales are true, but one of them is nothing but a fib.  Can you figure out which one is baloney?  Fun for all ages (seriously grown-ups, this is an event that both you and your kids will enjoy), cute contests, and prizes to boot.  Tickets are just $6 – $8, with $1 off if you dress as a duck, or something pretending to be a duck.  (So in other words, whatever you were planning to wear that day anyway.)  Also, before and/or after the show, you can get a delicious bite to eat at Pizzeria Locale and help Buntport at the same time!  Just show this ad at the restaurant and Buntport gets 50% of the proceeds!  Put it on the pizza!

Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 7 – 11pm: Opening Reception: As the Road is Long at Leon

Sarah Law has spent several years touring with These United States and working with many other wildly talented and amazing folks such as Denver locals Paper Bird and The Lumineers; as well as Ben Kweller, The Mynabirds, Y La Bamba, and many more.  Through these travels, Sarah offers us a glimpse into a world happening on every highway across America.  Life on the road is beautiful, wild, and intense.  Join Leon as they celebrate this remarkable photographer.

Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 9:30pm: Bronies at the SIE FilmCenter

This unique doc explores the cultural phenomenon of Bronies, the rabid community of adult fans of the children’s cartoon show “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.”  The film chronicles Bronies from around the world as they share their stories of ridicule and acceptance and prepare to attend the annual BronyCon convention in Baltimore, Maryland.  One night only!  Costumes are encouraged!  Tickets are $7 – $10.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 10:30am: Denver Peanut Butter Plan at Bottle and Bottega

The Peanut Butter Plan is simple.  Community members help make PBJs and then they pass them out to people in need in the downtown Denver area.  Everyone is invited to step out of their comfort zone and make a difference to hundreds or even thousands of people.  Each Peanut Butter Plan participant is asked to donate one jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly, plus two or more loafs of bread.  After the sandwiches are made, groups will carpool to the Denver Rescue Mission neighborhood and hand out the sandwiches.  Any leftover food will be donated to the Samaritan House and/or other agencies in need.  Thank you for your time!


Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 12:30pm: Open Source Beehives Project Launch at Green Spaces

Open Source Beehives is a Denver-based project creating innovative, open source solutions to the honeybee colony collapse problem.  Their project aims to crowd-source a solution that you can be part of.  The team will be presenting a vision for a citizen-led solution to the bee problem, and introducing an exciting next step for the project.  This event is perfect for anyone interested in ecology, open source, beekeeping, technology, design, environmentalism, activism, science, or just looking to have some fun on a Sunday!  FREE.

Sunday, March 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm: Prehistoric to Symphonic: Music through the Ages at Boettcher Concert Hall

Join the Colorado Symphony as they trace the development of instruments from ancient percussion and gongs to the orchestra of today.  Featuring Benjamin Britten’s classic The Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, music from Jurassic Park, and a special visit from a prehistoric friend, this concert will keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats!  Percussion, woodwinds, strings and brass, this concert features all your favorite instruments and introduces a few new ones.  Tickets run $13 – $25.

Monday, March 10, 2014, doors at 8pm, show at 9pm: Ultimate Queen Competition and RuPaul Drag Race Viewing Party at Tracks

Get your week started off right and work it girl!  Glam, drag, and more drag.  Doors 8pm | 18+ $5 cover | 21+ FREE

Monday, March 10, 2014 @ 9pm: Manic Monday Mary-Oke at Hamburger Mary’s

Is your Monday night, your weekend?  Well then come check-out Manic Mondays with Meowllison!  The fun starts with happy hour pricing all day long – $3 wells and $4 calls.  Also, all of their martinis, margaritas, and Moscow Mules are only $5.  Plus there is a $5 burger & fries deal starting at 8pm.  Drink, eat, sing, and be Mary (aka call out of work on Tuesday!)

coyotesTuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 7pm: The Trials of Muhammad Ali at the SIE FilmCenter

Prior to becoming the most recognizable face on earth, Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali and found himself in the crosshairs of conflicts concerning race, religion, and wartime dissent.  ‘Trials’ zeroes in on the most controversial years of Ali’s life, when an emerging sports superhero chooses faith and conscience over fame and fortune.  This FREE screening will be followed by a panel discussion with community leaders who will weigh-in on the issues presented in the film.   Although this event is FREE, please be sure to RSVP at www.rmpbs.org/cinema, as spots go fast.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 8pm: Coyotes Book Release at the Deer Pile

Official Denver release party for Ken Arkind’s first full collection, “Coyotes”.  It’s a party, yo!  Performances by: LadySpeech SankofaKatie WirsingRudy FranciscoDenver Minor DisturbanceJosiah HesseBrian Polk, Cop Circles + surprise guests!  $5 donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 @ 10:30pm: Too Much Fun! at the Deer Pile

Hey kids, laugh your way into Thursday with this FREE weekly comedy show, hosted by some of Denver’s most personable comedians, The Fine Gentleman’s Club #LOL

Thursday, March 13, 2014 @ 6 – 8pm: Opening Reception: Transitional Fragments at the Plus Gallery

The collaborative team of Chris Coleman and Laleh Mehran are two of the most engaged and celebrated artists within Denver’s new media landscape.  Their latest collaborative body of work “Transitional Fragments” will be on view at Plus Gallery from March 13th through April 19th, providing a multi-layered perspective on the ways we view the world through the use of maps.  This opening reception is FREE and open to the public.