WEEKLY EVENTS: October 17, 2014 – October 23, 2014

10688288_10152304663055060_8919206541872007307_oDenver!  With the cooler weather blowing in this weekend, you’ll want to take advantage of all things fall.  Drink a pumpkin beer while bobbing for apples and then dip your head in caramel as you sit around a fire telling ghost stories, bundled up in flannel and sipping on some hot toddies.  YES.  Also, be sure to check-out this week’s events, which include cat-themed music, a vegan pizza party, a FREE outdoor bluegrass jammy jam, ZOMBIES!!!, press-your-own cider, a celebration of coffee, FREE comedy, and SO 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 Home Movie Day, the Art of Fashion Tour and a Poetry & Fiction Reading.

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 7pm: Pussy Party at Seventh Circle Music Collective

From Westword’s Backbeat blog: “There’s no mistaking David Jacoby’s alter ego with any other performer.  Performing as WhiteCatPink, he wears a white cat costume, head piece and all.  He also has dancers who often accompany his performance in cat-themed regalia, as well.  Gimmickry aside, Jacoby is a gifted drummer and songwriter who writes well-crafted pop songs in the French fashion of the ’60s and ’70s, only using electronic sounds á la one of his musical heroes, Kraftwerk, whose “The Robots” he often covers.  Jacoby also often goes out in public in costume when not performing and in his home of Fort Collins, and that must be considered somewhat heroic.”  Sparkle Jetts, Gata Negra, and 9 Volt Fatale are on the bill as well, creating a memorable night of god knows what (in a really good way). $5 – $7 suggested donation; view the line-up here (Please note: unfortunately Pizza Time will no longer be playing this show.)

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8pm: Covenhoven Vinyl Release Party at the Walnut Room

Join Covenhoven for its debut album release on limited edition clear vinyl, which also includes a full digital download.  This will be a very special full band performance also featuring six members of the Sphere Ensemble, playing brand new and expanded arrangements by Joel Van Horne.  (Peep a recent performance at a SoFar Sounds: Denver show here.)  Also performing is Navy and Josh Dillard.  Tickets are $10; the bragging rights are free.

Friday, October 17, 2014 @ 8pm: Vegan Drinks and Pizza at Bonnie Brae Tavern

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.

Friday, October 17, 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, featuring DJ Hollow and DJ Tower.  To sweeten your evening, they’ll also be handing out some tickets to see Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll, Little Dragon, Yelle, and The Presets.  Only $5 for a whole lotta magic.  Life is short; go to Lipgloss.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 11am – dusk: TheBigWonderful Octobergrass Party at Sustainability Park

This Saturday, find the time to come celebrate the TheBigWonderful, Denver’s newest pop-up food festival/farmers market/craft beer tasting/urban farm.  If you’ve already been, then you know how cool it is.  If you haven’t been, then you is seriously missing out.  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.  Plus!  This week come enjoy live music from Trout Steak Revival, Chain Station, Caribou Mountain Collective, Kantakerous, Willie Bean and the Bluegrass Rangers, and The Sawmill Syndicate.  RSVP now for a FREE beer.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 1 – 3pm: Tinker Club at The Craftsman & Apprentice

Drop your child off to tinker the afternoon away.  Kids will have access to tools, materials, and art supplies to build and play to their little heart’s content while you get your errands done run.  Participants will learn the basics of tool safety and workshop etiquette under the supervision of Delanie Holton-Fessler, licensed art teacher and momma of two little makers.  Appropriate for ages 4+; kids ages 2 – 3 years may attend with an adult.  $25 per session.

10712670_824366670917320_6768036610074825925_oSaturday, October 18, 2014 @ 1 – 11pm: Harvest Party at Stem Ciders

This Saturday, Stem Ciders will be having a good ol’ fashion harvest party, celebrating the bounty of fall.  They will be tapping their new pumpkin cider and allowing guests to press their own cider either with apples that they bring or buy at the event.  They will also be hosting a mini farmers market and craft fair and will have plenty of activities for the kiddos, including pumpkin painting, face painting, and the crowd-favorite donut on a string game.  A bluegrass pick, a food truck, and live music will round out this festive event, so plan on dropping by this newish RiNo cidery at some point.  Peep the schedule here to see what’s happening and when.  FREE.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 2pm: 9th Annual Zombie Crawl at Skyline Park

Right alongside of kale and sour beers, zombies have become all the rage with aging hipsters these days.  Check-out one of THE largest zombie gatherings in the U.S., while limping and moaning your way up the 16th Street Mall (you know, as you normally do).  All ages; FREE.  Peep the schedule of events here.

Saturday, October 18, 2014, doors at 5:30, party at 6pm: Denver Zombie Prom at City Hall

After getting your zombie on in the streets of D-Town, spritz on some zombie perfume and head on over to the zombie prom to grind it out.  Party includes music, zombie aerialists, zombie dancers, fire performers, elaborate decorations, and more!  Tickets run $10 – $15.  Can I get a undead woot woot?!?

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 5:30 – 9pm: 1 Year Anniversary Party at Govinda’s Garden

Come help Govinda’s Garden, which offers Denverites another affordably priced option for vegetarian and vegan fare, celebrate its 1 year anniversary with a special menu, live music, free samples, free dessert, and an on-site henna artist.  Reservations can be made at 303-333-4000.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8pm: Buddy, Buddy! Sketch Comedy: Urban Legend Edition at Syntax Physic Opera

A comedy collaboration that will leaving you wanting more and asking questions of yourself like, “When did I start making this noise when I laugh?”  Well, don’t look in the microwave, cause this show will be poppin’ off with scary hilarity.  This month Janae Burris, Timmi Lasley, Ron Doyle, Roger Norquist, and Mara Wiles are taking the stage for your complete and utter entertainment.  Plus, tickets are only 5 bucks!  That is cheaper than a haunted house and a 5-pound bag of Snickers!  That is a deal.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8pm – 12am: Sticky Situation at Cluster Studios

Sticker art show/contest courtesy of Ink Monstr.  FREE drinks, FREE entry – BOOM.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 10am – 2pm: The Grand Coffee Bazaar at Our Mutual Friend

The Grand Coffee Bazaar is a first-of-its-kind curated coffee event and festival.  Roasters, importers, and brewers will unite to dive into Colorado coffee culture and showcase the very best that the Denver craft coffee community has to offer.  Located in the parking lot of Our Mutual Friend Brewing, the Grand Coffee Bazaar will feature tastings from many Colorado coffee roasters, multiple breakfast-focused food trucks, morning libations, a specialty coffee bar, and gourmet soft-serve ice cream.  Tickets cost $30 and include tokens for brunch, a specialty coffee drink, coffee sampling, and a brewski.  Use the promo code PASSPORT for $5 off!

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 11am – 3pm: Neat Market Vegan Shop-Up at the Posner Center for International Development

Have you not been to this pop-up market yet?  Are you scared because everything is vegan and you think it will be intimidating/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.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 9 – 11pm: 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 Nathan Lund, Kristen Rand, Anthony Crawford, Elliot Woolsey, Ian Douglas Terry, Hippie Man, Jeremy Benton, and headliner, Andrew Orevedahl.  Hosted by Andrew Keiswetter.  No metered parking on Sundays and you’ll be out by 11 so come have some F-U-N #yolo

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 10pm: Arguments & Grievances at Vine Street Pub

Give the middle finger to Monday and come out for some quality laughs and some quality brews.  Debates this month include Woodrow Wilson vs. Brian Wilson, Cup vs. Bowl, Wake vs. Bake, Seinfeld vs. Friends, and the headlining debate, Pumpkin vs. Pie.  FREE.

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 4 – 5pm: Make Something Mondays at The Craftsman & Apprentice

The workshop will be open to makers & doers of all sizes.  Come by and fix that thing that just needs some glue and a clamp, make a robot with your kid, paint a picture, read a book about house building, whatever – it’s your journey.  $5 suggested donation.

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 6 – 7pm: Civic Center Moves at the McNichols Civic Center Building

Move, sweat, and loosen up to an all-levels vinyasa yoga class that is sequenced to open your bold heart, unlock your emotional hips, and get your blood moving through every fiber of your body.  At the end of class, wind down and relax with soothing stretches and a moment of quiet reflection.  Please bring your own yoga mat.  FREE.

Monday, October 20, 2014 @ 9pm: Manic Monday Mary-oke at Hamburger Mary’s

Is your Monday night your weekend?  Well then come check-out Manic Mondays Mary-oke with Meowllison!  The fun starts with happy hour pricing all day long – $3 wells and $4 calls.  Also, all of their martinis, margaritas, and Moscow Mules are only $5.  Plus there is a $5 burger & fries deal starting at 8pm.  Drink, eat, sing, and be Mary (aka call out of work on Tuesday!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 6:30 – 9pm: Crown the Town in the Baker Neighborhood

This event is designed to provide the ultimate cocktail experience in which participants can learn about eateries and pubs in their community, as well as have the opportunity to interact with a diverse stretch of Denver.  With four locations participating, including The Hornet Restaurant and Skylark Lounge, participants will sample one-of-a-kind fall-inspired cocktails created especially for the event.  At the end of the night, each guest will vote on which spot deserves the crown.  Meet at the first location (Adrift Bar & Grill) at 6:30pm to get your guide and crown, and continue on a self-guided quest to find the best fall cocktail presented!  Tickets run $20 – $30.

1402164_817844118267686_4019994962614043232_oTuesday, October 21, 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, October 22, 2014 @ 3 – 7pm: RiNo Affordable Artist Live/Work Space Visioning Session at Drive 2 @ Taxi

Calling all artists and creative businesses to bring your energy, enthusiasm and ideas for this one-time visioning session as we continue to explore the potential to create new affordable live/work spaces in North Denver.  Tell us what it should look like, where it should be and what amenities you need to live, work and create.  This event is FREE however space is limited so be sure to RSVP to lisa.gedgaudas@denvergov.org if you plan to attend.  Your input is valuable and will influence the vision for this initiative!   Reception to follow the discussion.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 @ 8pm: 3 Course Comedy: Taboo Foods at the Deer Pile

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 Sean David, John Tole, and Janae Burris.  FREE food.  FREE show.  Cheap beer.  Live podcast.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 8pm: My Teenage Angst at the Deer Pile

At my mother’s house in Springfield, PA, there are stacks of dusty journals, chronicling my journey of trying to “figure shit out” while growing up.  Since then, the world has become much more public and although I no longer keep a journal per say, I am compulsed to share what I am thinking at any given time via Facebook and the Tweeter, usually whilst riding the bus.  Luckily there is an event which celebrates the old-fashioned way of processing the world around us, and it’s called My Teenage Angst.  Still have access to your old journals?  Email reader@myteenageangst.com and be a part of the show, or just show-up and listen.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 8pm: Highlands Comedy Show at Sushi Hai

Now you don’t have to decide between eating sushi and LOLing.  This stacked night of comedians include Sammy Arechar, Timmi Lasley, Preston Vaughn, Jordan Doll, and headliner, Andrew Orvedahl.  Hosted by Jon Wilkins.  $10 to get your laugh on, y’all.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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