WEEKLY EVENTS: April 4, 2014 – April 10, 2014
Dear Denver, apparently today is Opening Day (for baseball). To me this means that spring is officially on its way (and I suppose it’s also the start of baseball’s marathon season). I actually enjoy watching live sporting events. And baseball is probably one of the easiest to watch. Kick back with a giant Coors Light, get mustard on some article of clothing, take a shit ton of selfies, drunkenly flirt with a single dad, develop an awkward sunburn, try to get on the Jumbotron around the 7th, and then call it a day, unaware of who actually won the game #playball
And this year, it seems like it will be even easier to partake in some Rockies fun, with the addition of a new “party deck” at Coors Field. While open to all ticket holders, individuals can also buy $14 standing-room-only tickets to the new rooftop, which will include a $6 concession credit. Along with some sweet views, the new deck comes equipped with cabanas, fire pits, and 52 taps o’ beer #gorockies
Tonight I am going to see Residual Kid perform at the Hi-Dive and I am stoked. (If you missed them this past summer at the Underground Music Showcase, this is what happened.) They will be playing shows tonight and tomorrow with In the Whale (who are one of my fave local bands), and tickets are only 10-12 bucks if you are looking for something super fun to do, amongst all of the other super fun stuff going on.
(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.)
Join Fancy Tiger Clothing as they transform their store into a pop-up speakeasy to debut their new selection of barware. The collection will include new and found objects. Additionally, each glass comes packaged with it’s own philosophical mandate for living the good life. For instance, a sticker on a gorgeous set of cocktail glasses reads, “Drink Whiskey, listen to Motorhead.” Done. Local distiller, Leopold Bros. will be on-hand sampling an array of their liquors and spirits (YUM) and offering up cocktail advice/recommendations. Vegetarian sandwiches will also be available for purchase from local sandwich maker, Tifamade. This lesson in class is FREE, so please do come check it out.
Come on down to Topo Designs (located in Denver’s best new hood for eating/drinking) as they host a Smith Optics pop-up shop, featuring the brand’s Archive Collection. The Archive Collection pieces are exact replicas of original Smith frames from 1988, 1991 and 1993. Beverages, awesome times, and excellent adventures await your arrival. FREE.
Come on out for Mid Mod’s First Friday/Spring Sale Party. If you haven’t been, this place is essentially like a warehouse for retired sets of Mad Men – very cool! Live music, art, drinks, and munchies. FREE.
Initiated by RedLine’s Resident Artists, The Afterparty is an opportunity to enjoy live music and mingle with the artists in their studios. Come to The Afterparty to relax when you’re done gallery-hopping, and take your time perusing RedLine’s 20,000 square foot art space and current exhibition–A New Attitude: Chen Man’s Provocative Interpretations of Contemporary Chinese Women. FREE.
Denver! 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. (This party may very well be my favorite in town – if you haven’t been, what the f*#k are you waiting for?) When in doubt, grind it out. $5 suggested donation.
Come check-out why Mile High Soul Club won Best Club Night in Westword’s Best of Denver for the second year in a row! The most soulful dance night in town and always an absolute packed house. Free before 10pm, $3 after plus free parking at St. John’s Cathedral, 1350 Washington Street.
A DJ set featuring live musicians, featuring post-punk, new wave, and other 80s wonderment. Peep the list of performers here. FREE.
Buffalo ’66 was a movie that sealed my fate as an art film junkie. It was also one of the first films that gave me the, “wait for it…it’s worth it” realization from a movie. And the tap dancing scene still appeals to some part of my brain that I am not even sure about. If you’ve seen it, you know what I am talking about. If you haven’t, well what the f*#k are you waiting for? This Saturday, Channel Z will be presenting a 35mm print of this directorial debut from Vincent Gallo at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver for all you lovelies to enjoy. Tickets are $11.
Now you can have a run before you down that pitcher of mimos, cuz bRUNching season is back! Come on out on April 6th as they kick-off the season at Linger. Check-in will start at 9:15am and the run will leave at 9:30am. There is a 5K and a 10K route to choose from. Peep the menu options online. Tickets for this bRUNch are $25 and include entree, two drinks, tax, and gratuity. Ticket price increases on April 6th to $28, however seating is limited so buy your ticket ahead of time to ensure a spot.
From the creators of Por Fin Es Friday comes a new opportunity to practice your Spanish and share your love for Spanish culture. This week they’ll be screening the movie No, a film by Pablo Larrain, starring Gael García Bernal. It is the story of how a young advertising executive helps Chile recover its democracy against all odds. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t speak Spanish. FREE.
This week’s iteration of this new rotating showcase at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse will feature The Fine Gentleman’s Club and headliner Adam Cayton-Holland. Not only is this a wacky good line-up, but this show is also FREE. And please note, this is a SexPOT Comedy event, emphasis on the pot, IF you know what I am sayin’ *wink* *wink*, *nudge* *nudge* *cough* *cough* *cough*
Are you a hacker, a maker, a tinkerer, and/or a do-it-yourselfer? Looking for a local hackerspace to explore your ideas and possibly meet others? Then drop by The Concoctory’s weekly open-house hack night, where they aim to create and nurture an environment for sharing, exploring, and playing. FREE.
The Greater Than Social Club is THE place to be on the second Tuesday of every month. Combining music and comedy in Lannie’s basement cabaret setting, this event will make you straight-up pumped to be a Denverite. This month’s line-up includes comedy by Nathan Lund and Ben Roy, music by Varlet and Thee Dang Dangs, and hosting services provided by Kristin Rand. And the entire show will be over by 10pm, so quit your hemming and hawing and just buy a ticket already, geez. $5.
New art! This show marks the release of a new short story written by Joonie and the Great Harbinger Stampede author Daniel Landes and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver. Art opening runs from 7 – 9pm and is followed by a performance by Denver Broncos UK upstairs at the Deer Pile from 9 – 11pm; donations accepted.
Your favorite neighborhood vegan grocery store has got some new digs; come check-out there expanded location at 10 E. Ellsworth Avenue (Ellsworth between Lincoln and Broadway), in the heart of the South Broadway shopping district. Nothing not vegan, son.
Looking for a new environment to practice your yoga skillz this spring? Well how about amongst the natural setting of the Denver Botanic Gardens? Starting this week, they’ll be hosting a weekly Vinyasa yoga class, taught by Blake Burger. Vinyasa yoga weaves beautiful movement with challenging postures, and cultivates a sense of peace and calm by the end of each yoga class. All levels are welcome; please bring a mat, a towel, and water. $10 members, $12 non-members. Please bring cash if possible but credit cards are also accepted #namastebitch
Everyone who’s anyone is in town for the Craft Brewers Conference this week, including Stone Brewing Co. and Maui Brewing Co! The Denver Bicycle Cafe are tapping a bunch of their beers and introducing them all to you. Come say hi!
Join the dancers of Colorado Ballet for a one-night-only performance, featuring pieces chosen by the dancers themselves. Selections will range from excerpts of the great classics to new contemporary works by choreographers within the Colorado Ballet family. In addition to an awesome show, guests will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences in a silent auction, tailored by the Colorado Ballet dancers. Join them for what will surely be a great night of dancing and fun! $15 suggested donation.