WEEKLY EVENTS: July 4, 2014 – July 10, 2014

10382386_780819285272936_6648429925200734334_oDenver!  I feel dizzy.  Last night there were picnic/fireworks beers, followed by beers at City O’ City, followed by beers in my tiny apartment, followed by beers at Motown Thursday at the Beauty Bar, equaling too many beers (but a really fun night!)  Le sigh.  And the fun has just begun.  If you are looking for more ‘works tonight, peep this list, or just plan to hangout on a downtown rooftop/patio to catch a glimpse of the post-Rockies game explosions.  There are also a couple larger events happening this weekend, including the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (Friday – Sunday) and VegFest Colorado (Saturday & Sunday).  It’s also a great weekend for patio beers and swimming pools.  But however you choose to spend this weekend, I hope that you have a safe, happy, and harmonious holiday! #usaisaokay

(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, July 4, 2014 @ 4 – 10pm: Pop-Up Root Beer Float Social at Our Mutual Friend

Y’all Scream presents $5 floats made with homemade root beer from Our Mutual Friend; $1 goes towards the RiNo Arts District.  Come talk community and meet some peeps!

Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 5pm: First Friday at the Infinite Monkey Theorem

Join the IMT this Friday for an American-themed parking lot party with DJ Low Key!  Throw on some red, white, and blue, and get ready to celebrate.  $5 tap wine all night long and Basta will be grilling up some pizzas and slinging oysters your way.  Art by Tired Pirate/Michael Coriano will be on display.  FREE.

Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 7pm: Independence Day Meltdown at 1630 Federal Boulevard

Come check-out this musical extravagaanza against the backdrop of mile high fireworks.  Live performances by DJ Babyshoe, RUMTUM, Dirty Few, and the Itchy-O Marching Band.  This is sure to be a unique experience for all.  Tickets run $10 – $15.

Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss at the Beauty Bar

Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at one of Denver’s favorite indie rock dance nights, Lipgloss, featuring DJ Hollow and DJ Tower.  And enjoy an extra heaping of freedom at the door because there is no cover tonight; that’s right – this ish is FREE.  BOOM.

Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 9:30am – 1:30pm: Le Jardin Secret at Bistro Vendome

Le Jardin Secret is not your average summer market.  At this French-inspired chefs’ market, foodies can shop for dairy, meat, bread, produce and other goods – all with a mimosa in hand.  Think perfect tomatoes, French cheeses, grassfed tenderloins, and artisanal bread.  Free parking is available on the top levels of the Larimer Square Garage (14th and Market Streets) during market hours to the first 40 Le Jardin Secret customers.  Customers must ask for a validation pass from the Mile High Business Alliance representative at the Le Jardin Secret welcome booth.  FREE.

Satuday, July 5, 2014, doors at 6pm, movie at 8pm: Samuel Adams Brew & View at City Park

Come to City Park this Saturday for the Samuel Adams Brew & View, an epic summer party with cold Sam Adams beer, lawn games, food trucks, and live music!  When the sun goes down, Wedding Crashers will begin to roll on an HD screen for a hilarious movie night under the stars.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and friends (dogs welcome too!)  This event is FREE, but space is limited, so reserve your tickets now!  (You must be 21 or older to attend and have a valid government issued ID.)

Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 8pm: Frozen at Skyline Park

Family-friendly screening of Frozen in the downtown Skyline Park.  Bring your own blankets, picnics, and drinks.  FREE.

Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 8pm: Dance Party USA with OhHeckYeah at Champa Street, between the 16th Street Mall & 14th Street

OhHeckYeah has transformed the Denver Theatre District into a first-of-its-kind immersive street arcade.  Join them on the street to play CATCHY, BIG BLUE’S HOOD SLAM and TINKER BOT – all original OhHeckYeah video games.  PLUS this Saturday evening enjoy a special dance party, featuring nostalgic dance hits and party music from Electric Disco, featuring Mike Disco and Ridiculous Rose.  Bring your favorite dance partner, or come and connect with new friends.  FREE.

Saturday, July 5, 2014 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club at the Beauty Bar 

Soul Daddies Tyler Jacobson, Dogboy, and Steven Cervantes bring you the top selections of Northern soul, rhythm & blues, and funk!  There will also be a live performance by Denver’s R&B outfit, The Lucky Few!  Doors at 9pm; $5 cover after 10pm.

Sunday, July 6, 2014 @ 1 – 7pm: RiNo Beach Club at the Exdo Event Center

Urban beach party featuring sounds by Mike Disco and DJ Electric Cameltoe, 10,000 square feet of sand, a giant swimming pool, drink specials, and awesome schwag.  $5 cover; $9 bottomless mimosas from 1 – 4pm.  Get your vitamin C on, son!

Sunday, July 6, 2014 @ 9pm: Let’s Get Weird at Herb’s

Still not ready to say goodbye to the weekend?  Well come check-out this FREE comedy show, featuring the likes of Jim Hickox, Elliot Woolsey, Timmi Lasley, Heather Snow, Adrian P. Mesa, and headliner, Adam Cayton-Holland.  Hosted by Andrew Keiswetter.  Plus, no metered parking on Sundays!

Monday, July 7, 2014 @ 8pm: Classic Game Shows at Interstate Kitchen & Bar

Every Monday, the Interstate will try their take on classic game shows.  Come down and play for a chance to win drinks, food, prizes, and fame!  This week features the game Jeopardy!

10401939_823035501040413_5867785501451911311_nMonday, July 7, 2014, doors at 7pm, movie at 8pm: Big at Infinity Park

When was the last time you watched an outdoor movie in a rugby stadium?  Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and come on out for another season of free movies under the stars at Infinity Park.  All of the feature movies begin on the jumbo screen at 8pm, with the gates to the stadium at Infinity Park opening at 7pm.  (Plus!  Check-out these adorable movie-inspired cupcakes that the Denver Cupcake Truck will be selling.)  FREE.

Monday, July 7, 2014 @ 10pm: 90s Hip-Hop Dance Party at the Hi-Dive

Have a case of the Mondays?  Well dance it out to some 90s hip-hop, featuring everything from Tupac to the Wu.  Feel free to dress in your finest 90’s gear.  $2 beers and $4 wells all night, that’s tight!  FREE.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 6 – 9pm: Open Craft Night at Fancy Tiger

Have some crafty ish you’ve been having some difficulty carving out time for?  Well that bikini ain’t going to crochet itself.  Stop by Fancy Tiger this Tuesday (and any other Tuesday for that matter) to give yourself some hard-to-come-by me time and get your craft on friend.  FREE to the public; music and inspiration provided to boot.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Greater Than Social Club at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

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 Troy Walker, Shayna Ferm, and Jason Knauf, music by Sunboy and The Royal, and hosting services provided by Kristin Rand.  Annnnnnnd, the entire show will be over by 10pm, so quit your hemming and hawing and just buy a ticket already, geez.  $5.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014 @ 9pm: Mark Star Karaoke at the Beauty Bar

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 @ 12 – 1pm: Block Party Lunch at the Posner Center for International Development

Come eat a FREE lunch and learn about the work of two tenants of the Posner Center for International Development, Children’s Future International and Comunidades Unidas Peru.  This event is FREE and open to the public; RSVP today.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 @ 5pm – 9pm: Broadway Farmers Market at South Broadway Christian Church

This hipster-flavored market features organic produce, flowers, local wares, live music, and food trucks.  Come celebrate their second year, which features even MORE vendors than last.  Held on the lawn of the South Broadway Christian Church at 23 Lincoln Street.


Meet the friendly folks behind Public Coffee

Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 11am – 2pm: Public Coffee Dialogues at the Posner Center for International Development

Public Coffee, a mobile coffee organization that looks to use coffee to facilitate meaningful conversation, will be at the Posner Center for International Development every Thursday throughout the summer.  They use a pay-what-you-can and pay-it-forward system, so come on out, pay for a new friend to have a cup with you, and start some great conversation!

Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 6 – 10pm: (Residency): Consumption Opening Reception and Wine Pairing at the McNichols Civic Center Building

Join Create Denver at the McNichols Building on July 10th for the opening of the (Residency): Consumption exhibit and “A Celebration of Aesthetics” interactive wine and art pairing presented by Simone FM Spinner, CWS.  Carefully selected wines will be paired with eight specifically selected works of art to illustrate a complementary aesthetic theme.  Learn cutting-edge aesthetics theory while enjoying an evening of wine, art, conversation, and camaraderie.  Wine pairing & discussion runs 6 – 7:30pm sharp, followed by the artist reception until 10pm.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, July 10, 2014doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Comics Against Civility Finals at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

It’s the moment we’ve barely been waiting for: the title of Denver’s Least Civil Comedian will finally be bestowed!  If you are a fan of Cards Against Humanity, then this is a show for you.  Finalists include: Mike Hammock, Joshua Skillman, Sean David, and Nate Balding!  Winning answers are based on audience reaction, so it’s recommended that you have hands, feet, and/or a mouth.  Audience members win prizes by submitting questions that the contestants will answer during the show.  Doors open at 9:30pm; YOU MUST ARRIVE EARLY TO WIN PRIZES!  FREE.

Thursday, July 10, 2014 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

Karaoke madness featuring all of your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s.  FREE.