WEEKLY EVENTS: July 18, 2014 – July 24, 2014
There is so much going on this week, I kind of want to puke. Just kidding, but this list seriously just scratches the surface…I will be adding more as the week progresses, but for now, my bony little finger stumps must…hit…publish! Hope everyone is having an awesome summer – YOLO bitches.
(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend.)
Tonight’s museum rooftop party includes live music from Joshua Novak with Claudine Rousseau, and some of the sweetest views in town. If you haven’t been to this rooftop yet, you seriously need to change that – NOW! It’s a summertime must. $5 admission.
The Dikeou Collection’s seventh installment of the Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series will feature a very special performance by the John A. Díaz-Cortés & the Folklorika Arkestra. There will also be a DJ spinning rare & classic jazz records from the Collection’s extensive vinyl archive. Díaz-Cortés and his band will play at 8pm. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.
Friday, July 18, 2014, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Sexpot Comedy presents: High Plains Comedy Festival Preview at the Oriental Theater
The High Plains Comedy Festival is almost here and that means a special kick ass preview show at The Oriental for this month’s Sexpot Comedy show. Performers include Aparna Nancherla, Sean Patton, Ian Douglas Terry, and Ashley Barnhill. Andy Juett, Jim Hickox, and Jordan Doll will also be doing some stuffs to make you laugh. Tickets are just $10 – BOOM.
Come on out for a special Friday night edition of The Narrators! If you haven’t been to this show before, it is pure 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, The Narrators have teamed up with Pivot TV and Rooftop Media to put together a show about “Taking a Stand”, which will be filmed by Pivot TV. Storytellers include Dessa, Jonny 5, Evan Weissman, Nancy Norton, and hosts Andrew Orvedahl and Robert Rutherford. (And if you haven’t heard, this will be this dynamic duo’s last show together before Robert shoves off for California-Land. So come get one…last…long…look…) There is a suggested donation of $3, but the memories are freesie.
Come on out for some tasty vegan cocktails/mocktails and an assortment of vegan pizzas at the family-owned Bonnie Brae Tavern. You do NOT have to drink alcohol, nor be a card-carrying vegan to attend. $10 for all you can eat, yo. This happens the third Friday of every month.
Roll is a monthly-themed roller skating party in the EXDO Event Center, complete with skate rental, mind blowing sound and lights, and of course, sippycup drinks for one helluva party! Tonight’s theme is Rockabilly Roll, complete with a hair and make-up artist on-site. Free admission between 9 – 10pm, or $5 afterwards. This month also features karaoke in the lounge! This event is 21+.
Come sample delicious homemade cuisine from Russia, Romania, Serbia, Ukraine, Eritrea, Greece, and Mexico. Then plan to stay to enjoy free live music and dance entertainment, craft and gift booths, art displays, children’s activities (FREE BOUNCY CASTLE), an iconography exhibit, and tours of the historical Orthodox church. There will also be a full-service bar. This event is FREE and is happening on Saturday from 11am – 9:30pm and on Sunday from 11am – 5pm.
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.
Yoga and Beer? Sounds like Namaste to me! Taylor Reiser with be teaching an hour-long yoga class for FREE on the Vine Street’s patio. The first 25 people to show-up will receive a free mimosa or beer after class. Haaaaaaaay…I mean Ommmmmmm…
The Weathervane Cafe may very well be the cutest coffee shop you’ve ever visited. And this Saturday they will be teaming up with Whole Yoga & Sesen Skin Body Wellness to bring you the Cement Market. This pop-up market will feature health & wellness vendors, as well as curated vintage and handmade goods. Grab a latte or a lavender lemonade while you peruse the wares, and then plan on staying for lunch.
For $15, enjoy a one-hour Vinyasa yoga class, followed by a fun social event fueled by Diebolt’s delicious brews, ping pong, and foosball. Come by yourself or bring a few friends! Your first beer is included with the cost of the class! This event is geared toward everyone, regardless of yoga skill or beer knowledge. Pre-registration is encouraged and participants should bring their own mat!
This Caturday, enjoy a FREE cat-tastic event featuring hundreds of adoptable cats and kittens; no adoption fees for cats 1 year and older (plus a goodie bag full of freebies for you and your new feline friend); a Meow Market, which will feature dozens of vendors selling food and cool cat-related merchandise; expert cat advice; fun photo opportunities, and more!
This Saturday, find the time to come celebrate the TheBigWonderful, Denver’s newest pop-up food festival/farmers market/craft beer tasting/urban farm. This weekly community festival is focused on local tastes, local beers/booze (check-out this cool pop-up bar!), and local music. Admission is FREE and it’s the perfect place to try new flavors with family and friends. Music will be happening from noon to dusk.
Enjoy a LoHi night out while your kids have a fun evening with the Freyja Project. A kid’s yoga class, fun activities, and a healthy snack will be provided, while you do you. For kids ages 4 – 14. $25 for one child; $15 for each additional sibling.
It’s coming! The Denver screening of COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret – a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today, and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. This is a documentary as eye-opening as “Blackfish” and as inspiring as “An Inconvenient Truth”. An in-depth Q & A with the filmmakers will follow the screening. Tickets are $12.
Family-friendly screening of Father of the Bride in the downtown Skyline Park. Bring your own blankets, picnics, and drinks. FREE.
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, come play KacheOut, the prototype video game that inspired the whole thing. FREE.
Dance floor classics, soul classics, and afro house from Denver’s legendary party, the So What! the Club. Doors at 8pm, no cover before 10pm/$5 afterwards. Get down witcha bad self.
Around the world, cities are temporarily closing busy streets to vehicles for a day of free, healthy activities that promote community. Downtown Denver will be following suit and opening up the 16th Street Mall for a day of strolling, biking, ping pong, foosball, drum circles, yoga, face painting, roaming musicians, entertainers, extended restaurant patios, and more. Come see it all in action and take back da street! FREE.
Have you not been to this pop-up market yet? Are you scared because everything is vegan and you think it will be gross/weird/pretentious? Well check all of that at the door because you is missing out. This pop-up market is the coolest, even if you aren’t permanently riding the vegan train. Swing on by to pick-up some fresh pasta, chocolate, ice-cream, jerky, confectionaries, seasoned seitan, tamales, and tons of baked goods. Plus, they even serve brunch! Nothing not vegan, son. Peep this month’s vendors online.
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. Plus! This week Twisted Cream will be on-site handing out samples of their alcohol-infused ice-cream. $5 cover; $9 bottomless mimosas from 1 – 4pm. Get your vitamin C on, son!
Lucha Libre & Laughs brings Mexican lucha libre pro wrestling, stand-up comedy, and live music together for one great, memorable show! Featuring headlining comedian Andrew Orvedahl, along with Sam Tallent, Nathan Lund, and Jordan Doll. Main event features Delta Junior vs Golden Star! Tickets cost $10.
Sunday, July 20, 2014, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Comics Against Civility Round 2 at the Armoury
Listen up! If you are a fan of Cards Against Humanity, then this is a show for you. This week’s contestants include Jay Gillespie, Peter Cohen, Ben Adams, and Bobby Crane! Audience members win prizes by submitting questions that the contestants will answer during the show. Prizes this week include free Sexy Pizza gift cards, 420 prizes (with a 21+ ID), free drinks, awful literature, and more! Doors open at 7:30pm; YOU MUST ARRIVE EARLY TO WIN PRIZES! FREE.
Give the middle finger to Monday and come out for some quality laughs and some quality brews. Debates this month include Sesame Street vs. Bourbon Street, Animation vs Re-Animation, God vs Zod, Tablets vs Typewriters, and the headlining event, Amusement Parks vs. Waters Parks. FREE.
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 Password! FREE.
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.
This show sounds super duper fun: A new internet-based variety show that features comedians talking to random strangers in a live video internet chatroom. There’s only one rule on Scat Roulette: If anyone whips out their genitals, they get booed. Hosted by Bobby Crane and Kevin O’Brien, with special guests Kristin Rand, Nathan Lund, and Sam Tallent. $5 to get in; this show is 18+.
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. This week’s special guests include Warm Cookies of the Revolution and The Underground Music Showcase (UMS).
In honor of Batman’s 75th birthday, DC Comics has declared Wednesday, July 23rd as “Batman Day”. Come celebrate by watching four episodes of the original 1943 Batman serial; The Denver Film Society will also be raffling off a box set of The Dark Knight Trilogy on Blu-ray. This event is FREE, but please arrive early to ensure seating.
3 Course Comedy is a monthly food-based comedy showcase hosted by Adrian P. Mesa and Eric Henderson. Each month three comics bring food (appetizer, main course, dessert – all vegetarian) and food-based material. Each show is recorded and released as a podcast available on iTunes and at 3coursecomedy.com. This month’s comedians include Carey Denise, Andy Juett, and Jon Wilkins. FREE food. FREE show. Cheap beer. Live podcast.
Thursday, July 24 – Sunday, July 27, 2014: The Underground Music Showcase
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 perhaps you could even pay for a new friend to have a cup with you and start some great conversation!
You’ve made it to Thursday – it’s time to celebrate! Come on out to the Illegal Pete’s Underground Music Showcase (UMS) kickoff show with Ark Life (acoustic), Ian Cooke, and Chris Heckman of the Epilogues. FREE and open to the public – no wristband required!
Balance on your mat, then get tipsy at the bar. Every first and third Thursday of each month, The Yoga Mat will be hosting an hour-long yoga class surrounded by wine barrels and vino at the Infinite Monkey Theorem urban winery. Following the class, they’ll move the party into the Wine Lab for a glass of wine (included in the ticket price). Tickets are $20 if purchased online, or $25 cash at the door. Please bring your own yoga mat.
Movie attendees are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase food from on-site gourmet food trucks, starting at 7pm. Sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, this particular movie night will feature a pop-up beer garden where beer can be purchased on-site from Sierra Nevada beginning at 7pm as well. As such, no outside alcohol will be allowed in the park for this particular movie night. Arriving by bicycle is highly encouraged!
Karaoke madness featuring all of your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. FREE.