WEEKLY EVENTS: March 21, 2014 – March 27, 2014

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Am headed down to Salida this weekend with the fam to bring my relationship with my laptop to a whole new level while everyone else goes skiing.  I also plan to make a veggie lasagna and will probs live tweet the event.  Here are some stuffs for the rest of y’all to do.

(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 21, 2014 @ 6 – 11pm: Party at Cirro

A party to celebrate Cirro‘s new office and the coming of spring.  Drinks by The Proper Pour, Food from the Fuel Cafe, and a performance from Gila Monsta!  FREE.

Friday, March 21, 2014, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: The Vernal Equinox with Rory Scovel, Chris Fairbanks, and more at the Oriental Theater

Rory Scovel and Chris Fairbanks join Andrew Orvedahl, Kristin Rand, and Chris Charpentier for an amazeballs night of comedy.  Tickets are just $15 and include free slice cards for Sexy Pizza.  Haaaaaaay…18+; hosted by Jordan Doll.

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 7:30pm: Mile High Sci Fi: Flatliners at the Alamo Drafthouse

Come on out to the Alamo Drafthouse to watch/listen to Mile High Sci Fi take on Flatliners, a movie that I actually thought was scary when I first saw it #slightlyembarrassed  What, you’ve never heard of Mile High Sci Fi?  Essentially it is a couple of local comedians making fun of a movie, a la Mystery Science Theater 3000.  Clever and inappropriate, with some of the best audio gags [insert boner noise here] you’ve ever heard…Plus the option to order food and booze right from your seat!  Harrison Rains and Kevin O’Brien will be bringing the funny tonight.  Tickets cost $12.50.

Friday, March 21, 2014, doors at 8pm: The Goldyn Sessions Present: Prism Waves at Goldyn

Haven’t gotten your tax return back yet?  Well no worries.  Come see Prism Waves perform live at this LoHi high fashion boutique, for absolutely free.  Free music, free eye candy, AND free drinks…por qué no?

Friday, March 21, 2014 @ 8pm: Vegan Pizza Party at Bonnie Brae Tavern

Come on out for some drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), convo, and ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT vegan pizza at the family-owned Bonnie Brae Tavern.  Cost is only $10 (drinks are extra).  You do NOT have to drink alcohol nor be a card-carrying vegan to attend.  This is a family-friendly establishment so kids are welcome too.   Nooch | Vegan Market will also be onsite with a vegan pop-up shop – sweet!

Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 9am – 5pm: Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens

Come get your botanical exploration on this Saturday at the Denver Botanic Gardens from 9am – 5pm.  Spring is in the air people!  FREE.

Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 1:30pm: Free Printmaking Workshop at the McNichols Civic Center Building

Participants will create large format (4’x 8’) prints using Akua (non-toxic) inks, hand-cut stencils, and some atypical mark-making tools.  This fun and cooperative process is for all ages and abilities.  All materials will be supplied, just come and print or just watch!  Presented by Meininger Art Supply.  FREE and open to the public.

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Obvious Child at the SIE FilmCenter

Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 7 – 10pm: Surfacing at the Mutiny Information Cafe

Titwrench presents an evening of emerging artists and celestial, psychic, and experimental sounds.  Performances by Anna MallDeath in Space, Lady Uranium, + a secret special guest.  All ages are welcome.  $5 – $10 suggested donation.

Saturday, March 22, 2014doors at 8pm, show at 9pm: LAND LINES//TIGRESS at the Sidewinder Tavern

Come join Land Lines for an intimate little kick-off to a new collaboration between them and Tigress Dance.  This will be their first live performance together, however peep this video for a preview; muy cool.  Special guest: Horse Latitudes.  $10 to get in.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 2pm: The Fantastic Mr. Fox Kids Party at the Alamo Drafthouse

This family-friendly screening of The Fantastic Mr. Fox includes special surprises and goodies for all who attend!  Tickets cost $10.75.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 2 – 6pm: Colorado Craft Beer Week | Sunday Funday at Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Come celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week at this RiNo brewery, specializing in red ales .  There will be a food truck, music, patio talk, and special release beers for those who wear BSB shirts.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 7pm: Obvious Child at the SIE FilmCenter

Catch the closing night event of the Women+Film VOICES Film Festival.  Anchored by a breakout performance from Jenny Slate, Obvious Child is a winning discovery, packed tight with raw, energetic comedy and moments of poignant human honesty.  Writer/Director Gillian Robespierre handles the topic of Donna’s unwanted pregnancy with a refreshing matter-of-factness rarely seen onscreen.  Reception to follow the film.  Tickets run $20 – $25.

Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 10pm: Cartoons & Comedy at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

The first iteration of this new rotating showcase at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse will be Christopher Baker‘s Cartoons & Comedy featuring Byron F. Graham, Haley M. Driscoll, and Matt Monroe. This wonderful show will be FREE as long as everyone brings their A-game in the drinking department, so booze it up to keep costs down!  And please note, this is a SexPOT Comedy event, emphasis on the pot. #haaaaaaaaaaaay

Monday, March 24, 2014 @ 7 – 9pm: Forbidden Bingo at Maloney’s Tavern

Why is Forbidden Bingo so forbidden?  “There are two reasons,” notes Day-Glo-coiffed DJ Rockstar Aaron, who co-hosts the new game night at Maloney’s Tavern in LoDo with the inimitable Sid Pink as a sidekick.  “It’s the first bar bingo in LoDo, and the prizes are so naughty that some would say they are forbidden.”  Rockstar, who’s already a bingo aficionado and therefore thought the game would be a good addition in the trendy downtown bar-and-club district, adds that half the prizes given out for the ten games are items from Denver smut shop Romantix (the rest involve free drinks).  That should explain everything.  $5 menu items, two-for-one drink specials, and FREE to play!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 @ 9pm: Mark Star Karaoke at the Beauty Bar

Mark Star Karaoke may just be the best karaoke in town.  Plus with $2 Olympia beer, $2 tequila, and free tacos from Mezcal starting at 10pm, how could you say no?  No cover; happens every Tuesday people.

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Ben Roy feelin’ stuffs

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 5 – 9pm: Brewhaha at Pizza Fusion

Pizza, beer, friends, music, and fun come together at Pizza Fusion’s Brewhaha.  Raise your glass and help this community-minded restaurant raise funds to support the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.  Tickets are just $15 and include your choice of two beers along with a pizza buffet.  Attendees must be 21 or over.  Hooray for pizza, hooray for fun!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 7pm: Free Advance Screening of Oculus at Reel Mountain Theater

Take a road trip with the Denver Film Society for a very special kick-off event for the Stanley Film Festival. They are hosting an advance screening of Oculus and Q&A with the star of the film Katee Sackhoff, Director Mike Flanagan, and Producer Jason Blum #celebs  Immediately following the Q&A, guests are invited to attend an official after party at the Stanley Hotel.  Please note: Doors open at 6:30pm.  Seating is first come, first seated.  The studio may require that you surrender your phone or any electronic device before entering the theater.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 @ 10:30pm: Too Much Fun! at the Deer Pile

Hey kids, come 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 27, 2014, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: MDRT One Year Anniversary Live Show/Ben Roy CD Release Party at the Sidewinder Tavern

The My Dining Room Table podcast is celebrating one year of existence and Ben Roy is celebrating the release of his new album, “No Enlightenment in Sobriety“.  Doors open at 7pm; live broadcast of My Dining Room Table at 8pm with Ben, Andrew Orvedahl, Jordan Doll and several draft picks to be named later.  Then they’ll move all the chairs out of the way and it’s fucking SPELLS time.  Also, the super talented Matt James, the artist responsible for the terrific cover art on Ben’s new album (photo right), will be doing live charcoal painting onsite during the show.  Plus it’s super value night!  $5 gets you in the door and it also gets you a copy of Ben Roy’s new album.