WEEKLY EVENTS: August 29, 2014 – September 4, 2014

10649901_785968311453517_9110155515544025775_nDenver, can you feel it?  Fall is in the air.  Soon we will be trading our tank tops, sunscreen, and patio beers for flannel, scarves, and hot toddies.  But until that happens, let’s squeeze the last remaining drops from this season, shall we?

I am so ready for the holiday weekend that I think I would seriously be content just hanging out in a dumpster.  But in lieu of that, here’s a bunch of fun stuff that is happening, including a Friday night luau, a fundraiser to support Denver’s female biking community, a tribute to Amy Winehouse, farmers markets galore, comedy, pop-up shops, a vegan community dinner, and much more!

(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend, including the Taste of Colorado.)

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 4 – 10pm: RiNo District Luau at Sustainability Park

Denver’s largest luau celebration!  Party includes fire spinners, full bar, Hawaiian-themed food & drinks, DJs, sand volleyball courts, food trucks, live art, corn hole, horseshoes, a live performance by Tanaka, and a designated kid zone.  Wear your island best!  $5 suggested donation goes the St. Francis Center!

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 7pm: She Devils/Babes in Bikeland Auction, Raffle & Fundraiser at The Denver Bicycle Cafe

Come on out to help the Denver She Devils get to Minneapolis for the largest all women’s/trans/femme race in the nation – Babes in Bikeland.  Proceeds from this event will also go toward classes, open shop nights, and more to help get women more involved in the Denver biking community.  Starting at 7 pm, the She Devils will be auctioning and raffling off items from their incredible sponsors including: Timbuktu, Renegade, Polar Bottle, Primal, Prost, Denver Bicycle Cafe, CoCo Bikes, and many more!  Come join them for some beverages, fun, and amazing prizes!  FREE entry.

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 8pm: Winehouse at the Oriental Theater

Have you been missing Amy Winehouse?  Well come on out to the Oriental to see the embodiment of this sultry singer.  Only $6 and you get all of the hits.  Alpha Schoolmarm Orchestra opens.

Friday, August 29, 2014 @ 8pm: Denver Broncos UK and Land Lines at the Walnut Room

Haunting and beautiful, just like your grandma.  Tickets are $12; the memories are free.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 9am – 1pm: Highland Farmers Market on Boulder Street, between 15th and 16th Streets

Looking for an open-hearted, neighborly farmer’s market with a friendly atmosphere and a variety of vendors and activities?  Look no further than the Highland Farmer’s Market!  Marking its sixth year, this market offers local, fresh farm produce, preserved and ready-made foods, baked goods, cheeses, gourmet oils and magnificent, garden-fresh cut flowers.  Not to mention, a mimosa garden and an exceptional mix of merchants lining the street!   The ideal place to grab a bite, or get encouraged to whip up a new recipe, listen to live music, participate in children’s activities, and unite with the community.  Bring your own bag(s) if possible!  FREE.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 11am – dusk: Denver Passport Party with theBigWonderful at Sustainability Park

This Saturday, TheBigWonderful will be teaming up with Imbibe to celebrate the end of passport season in Denver.  Hope you got all of the stamps you needed, cuz the summer is officially over.  Come say goodbye in Denver’s newest pop-up food festival/farmers market/craft beer tasting/urban farm and enjoy a free beer when you RSVP.  Admission is FREE – party on, Wayne.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 12pm: Mini Farmers Market at Nooch | Vegan Market

Come by Nooch | Vegan Market on August 30th and grab a selection of fresh local/organic produce curated by their friends at Denver Urban Gardens!  There will also be samples from Bytmee Cold Brews, Nova Monda Cacao & Chocolate, and BLovely Vegan Baked Goods, LLC!

10547935_10152728001759835_6533845140518307645_oSaturday, August 30, 2014 @ 9pm:  Lucha Rama 4-Year Anniversary at the Beauty Bar

Come on out for Lucha Rama’s 4-year anniversary party, complete with DJs, jello wrestling, luchadores, a photobooth, and PBR swag giveaways!  Your hosts for the evening are Sid Pink and Tiffany Rose.  FREE until 10pm; FREE PBR from 9 -10pm.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 10pm: Channel Z Presents: Near Dark at the Alamo Drafthouse

This Saturday, Channel Z will be presenting Near Dark at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver, a film in which a young man reluctantly joins a travelling “family” of evil vampires, when the girl he’d tried to seduce is part of that group.  Fun!  Hosted and curated by Keith Garcia & Theresa Mercado.  Tickets are $11.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 @ 10pm: Epilogue Comedy at the Mutiny Information Cafe

Take a break from smashing PBRs with the bros and pop into Mutiny Information Cafe this Saturday night to grab a latte, hear some jokes, and peruse some vinyl.  This month’s comics include Matt Monroe, Carey Denise, Daniel Reskin, Ian Douglas Terry, and hosting services by Timmi Lasley.  Come early to grab a seat as shit gets real, real quick!  FREE.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 1 – 7pm: RiNo Beach Club at the Exdo Event Center

Urban beach party featuring two DJs, 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 – this is the last beach club of the summer!

Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 7pm: Cinema Cocktails: A Fish Called Wanda at the Alamo Drafthouse

Movies and booze.  Come watch A Fish Called Wanda on the big screen, while enjoying carefully crafted themed cocktails, which include Stuttering Bastard, Fish House Punch, and Speak Italian to Me.  Tickets are $10.75.

Sunday, August 31, 2014, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Propaganda at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

FREE comedy show on the last Sunday of every month, featuring local and national talent in the coolest comedy club setting you’ve probably ever been to.  Pick-up a FREE Sexy Pizza slice card on your way out and end your night with some of the most delicious East Coast-style pizza in Denver.  This month’s comics include Ian Douglas Terry, Kristin Rand, Zach Reinert, Aaron Urist, and headliner Troy Walker!  Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe.  Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!

Sunday, August 31, 2014doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Comics Against Civility Round 3 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 Hunter Carney, Jason Wesoky, Janae Burris, and Greg Baumhauer.  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!  No work on Monday means an extra raunchy Sunday.  FREE.

Monday, September 1, 2014 @ 9pm: 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 PBRs all night, that’s tight!  FREE.

Tuesday, September 2, 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.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014, doors at 7pm, movie at 8pm: Cruel Autumn Horror Film Series at Crash 45

Enjoy classic horror flicks under the stars, along with movie-themed drink specials and fun souvenirs to take home!  All films start around 8pm, but come earlier for a seat and/or to order food.  This month’s film is Natural Born Killers: Director’s Cut (1994) – Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.  FREE.

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Mickey & Mallory Knox

Wednesday, September 3, 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.  Don’t miss out – this is the last one of the summer!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 @ 7pm: Chomp: Indian at the Posner Center for International Development

Embrace the cooler weather with an Indian-themed dinner at this month’s Chomp!  For just an $8 – $10 donation, enjoy a heaping plate of delicious vegan food, based on the chosen monthly theme.  This month’s menu will feature aloo gobi (cauliflower and potatoes), dal, yellow rice, veggie pakora, naan, gulab jamun (banana balls), and a lovely iced chai to wash it down #yum  Also, feel free to BYOB.  This monthly community vegan dinner is open to all – you don’t need to be a card-carrying vegan to attend.

Thursday, September 4, 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 perhaps you could even pay for a new friend to have a cup with you and start some great conversation!

Thursday, September 4, 2014 @ 3 – 6pm: Horse Barn Farmers Market at the Posner Center for International Development

Join Denver Urban Gardens for their Horse Barn Farmers Market!  Featuring produce sourced from local farms such as DeLaney Community Farm and The Growhaus, they are excited to offer a selection of fresh, local produce.   The market is able to accept credit cards, cash, and SNAP benefits, as well as offer double value SNAP benefits, where $1 of SNAP equals $2 of vegetables and fruits.

Thursday, September 4, 2014 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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