WEEKLY EVENTS: April 11, 2014 – April 17, 2014
Well, I’m going to party my balls off in Glenwood Springs this weekend, but the good news is that there is plenty going on in town to keep the rest of you entertained. (And for the record, I’ll be hiking, biking, and soaking more than partying. Also, I do not have balls.)
Have you ever walked by a building or a house and been like, “I wanna get all up in that!”? Well, this Saturday and Sunday the Denver Architectural Foundation invites you to celebrate Denver’s unique architectural landscape by taking part in the 10th anniversary of Doors Open Denver. This FREE event gives you the opportunity to experience the built environment of 12 neighborhoods, and visit many buildings that are typically not open to the public. Learn more and see more of Denver.
(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.)
Enjoy a LoHi night out while your kids have a fun evening with Freyja’s kids yoga teachers. They will provide a yoga class, fun activities, and a healthy snack, while you do whatever you like. For kids ages 4-14. $25 for one child; $15 for each additional sibling.
How does sustainability influence art? How does art influence sustainability? Participants will engage in vibrant brainstorming about how waste can be used to create art and how art can be a platform for sustainability education. Bring an item (or two) that can be reused to make art in order to participate in the fun. Extra supplies will be provided as well. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at one of Denver’s favorite indie rock dance nights, featuring DJ Hollow & DJ Tower. To sweeten your evening, they’ll be handing out some tickets to see The Knife and Arcade Fire around midnight. Only $5 for a whole lotta memories.
You’ve played drinking games at home, now play them with the Denver Film Society! They give you the rules and thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the first 50 guests get their first drink on the house! Drink specials run all night long, with a bar in the theater so you won’t miss a second of the movie (thank god). Tickets run $7 – $10. Please drink and watch responsibly; only guests 21 and over will be allowed to attend Films on Tap screenings.
On the second Saturday of each month, Buntport presents you with three stories related to a theme. This month’s theme is: Contest and Races! 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.)
The Handmade Homemade Market (HAHO) is a place where you can find local, high-quality arts, crafts, food, and one-of-a-kind products made by your neighbors and friends here in Denver. Visitors can also attend a workshop, enjoy some live music, and grab dinner! By creating a micro-business incubator that is warm, participatory and lively, the HAHO hopes to make a difference in a country of vast income inequality. FREE.
Looking to mix it up a little? Come on out to this funky Uptown salon for a FREE art show and karaoke. Refreshments will be provided. This is one of two art openings on East 17th Avenue tonight (see below).
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 7 – 11pm: Opening Reception of BLOOD+SISTER: The Blood of the Convenant is Thicker Than the Water of the Womb at Leon
BLOOD+SISTER is an ever-expanding collaboration project between painter and custom tattooer Sandi Calistro and photographer Blair Pascal. Each photographic portrait included within the exhibition is hand painted after print, composing a seamless interconnection of two art forms and the synthesis of two individual artist’s visions. The title, The Blood of the Covenant is Thicker Than the Water of the Womb is appropriated from the ancient proverb insinuating that the bond between comrades is stronger than that of family alliances. FREE.
Last Sunday’s Cinema is a monthly event that features two blockbuster movies shown in one of Denver’s hippest historic buildings. Tickets are $7 per person or $15 per family (both movies included), or use the promo code weekend50 to save 50%! Beer, wine, candy, popcorn, sodas, and water are also available for purchase. First movie begins at noon, doors open @ 11:15am. This month’s theme is Comedy. The first movie will be Blazing Saddles directed by Mel Brooks and the second movie will be Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, starring Johnny Knoxville. End your weekend with an LOL.
Alright, alright, alright…end your weekend with some weed and nostalgia. Tickets are $10.75.
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.
A community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population is the setting for this documentary following a down-but-not-out varsity basketball team over a season. The team’s struggle to compete parallels the town’s own fight for survival. Filmmaker Davy Rothbart will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. Although this event is FREE, please be sure to RSVP at www.rmpbs.org/cinema, as spots go fast.
The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-to-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential. Mundane topics are brought to life by ordinary, but opinionated folks. You’re bound to be a flip-flopper after listening to compelling arguments on things that never mattered. This month’s theme? Prequels or Sequels. Box office opens at 7:30pm, the feud starts at 8:00pm. $5 – $7, depending on your luck.
Looking for a new environment to practice your yoga skills this spring? Well how about amongst the natural setting of the Denver Botanic Gardens? The Denver Botanic Gardens is now 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.
Learn how to take a product, idea, or project from idea to reality in hours instead of months or years. In this hands-on training, Tyler Hartung from the Unreasonable Institute will show us how to spend less time talking about our ideas and more time testing our ideas. Learn more and RSVP here.
Thursday, April 17, 2014, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Andy Haynes’ Midnight Run with Billy Wayne Davis at the Oriental Theater
The premise of this show is pretty simple: round up some of the best comics, get them high as a kite, push them out on-stage to perform (I don’t actually know if they’ll be pushed, but I hope so). Will they kill it? Will they freeze? Will they do the stereotypical stoner laugh for 10 minutes before heading off-stage to send some cryptic tweet? That’s for the FUTURE to know, and for all of us to find out. Andy Haynes and Billy Wayne Davis join Nathan Lund, Ian Douglas Terry, Noah Gardenswartz, and Brent Gill for an amazeballs night of comedy. Hosted by Jordan Doll. Tickets are $15 and include a FREE FROZEN PANCAKE BAR. Read more about this event in this week’s Westword.
If you haven’t been to The Narrators before, it is gold. It’s essentially like This American Life unfolding right in front of your beautiful smiling face. One of the best things to do in Denver, hands down. This month’s theme is “Girls! Girls! Girls!” AND this is their last show at the beloved Deer Pile, before they head west for Buntport Theater. Admission is FREE. (Plus there is cheap can beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.)