WEEKLY EVENTS: October 24, 2014 – October 30, 2014
Denver! I am currently on a flight to New Joisey to spend the weekend with some gal pals from high school. What are we going to do exactly? Not sure. Maybe we’ll go on a hike. Maybe we’ll go antiquing. Maybe we’ll drink too much wine and fall down. Who knows? BUT THE WORLD IS OUR OYSTER. And I leave you in good hands. There are a bunch of fun stuffs going on this weekend, so I trust you will all have an amazeballs time #halloweensacomin #braceyoself
The premise behind Mile High Sci Fi is that a really bad movie is shown and local comedians make fun of it, a la MST300. The humor is clever and inappropriate, with some of the greatest audio gags I’ve ever heard [insert boner noise here]. Plus, you’ll have the option to order food and booze right from your seat! Come check-out this weekend’s rendition of the original Friday the 13th with Harrison Rains and Nathan Lund. Cash prize for best costume! Tickets are $12.50.
Get your Instagram game on point, cause the Sexpot Selfie Showcase is headed to the Oriental Theater. Dubbed a show for “comic explorations and self-obsessions”, this show is stacked with talent, including Hampton Yount, Drennon Davis, Sammy Arechar, Aaron Urist, Anthony Crawford, Jim Hickox, and birthday boy, Andy Juett. Jordan Doll will be your host with the most. Tickets are just $10. Haaaaaaaaay.
Why don’t WE go out tonight and drink some cider? FREE all-ages show that includes a copy of the new album. Yee-haw!
The Landing is the second show in a two-part series that Chimney Choir will perform to bookend their fundraising campaign. The band is raising money to record a new album this winter. The show also includes comedian Kristin Rand (and friends), and some desert-rock from Decker. Tickets are available at the door for $10.
Roll is a monthly themed roller skating party in the EXDO Event Center, complete with skate rental, mind-blowing audio and visuals, and of course, sippy cup cocktails! Tonight’s theme is…Zombie Apocalypse! Put on your scariest zombie face and get ready to skate for your life! It will be a night filled with roller skating, drinking, dancing, karaoke, ping-pong, and the undead! $5 pre-sale includes skate rental. $2 wells between 9 – 10pm. This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the lines!
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 The Presets, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Cut Copy, The Psychedelic Furs, and The Afghan Whigs. Only $5 for a whole lotta magic. Life is short; go to Lipgloss.
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 will boast even MORE food trucks; Halloween activities for the kiddos; and live music from The Gin Doctors, Pika, and Coastal Wives. RSVP now for a FREE beer.
Holy crap, animals wearing clothes is one of my most favorite things on Earth. Dress up your pet and maybe you will bring home $50 for Best in Show, or a gift card prize for Cutest, Scariest, or Most Creative costume. Additionally, you can enjoy free hot chocolate, coffee, and donuts. There will also be a special Halloween cheer/dance routine performance by the K-5 kids from St. Catherine of Siena School! FREE.
Are you a lover of pumpkin beer? If so, you’ll want to head to Hops & Pie on Saturday, October 25th for their annual Pumpkin Beer Fest. They will have over 18 different pumpkin beers flowing. Flights and single pours will be available. No tickets necessary – just show up and order what you like! [insert dancing pumpkin emoticon here]
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.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 1pm – 2am: Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue
Don’t miss the most fangtastic block party of the season. Colfax denizens are invited to roam the street, alongside zombies, witches, and vampires, and to check-out the tricks and treats being served up by 35 local haunts. There’ll be made-to-order candy bars, a bouncy castle, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and so much more. Kids activities run 1 – 4pm; adult activities run 9pm – 2am (not sure what happens in-between those times). FREE.
Come on out for a leisurely city bicycle jaunt in your finest tweed, complete with pub stops and fall revelry with friends. Begin and end at RiNoVELO; gathering time is 3pm. Post-ride s’mores and drinks will also be available. FREE.
Masks required; dancing suggested. Happy hour prices – FREE to attend. Come check-out this classy cafe.
Weird Touch is a new all-vinyl dance party collaboration between renowned DJs Tyler Snow, Fancy Matthew, and Shannon von Kelly. “Over the last year, we’ve been testing the waters of Denver’s dance appetite. Apparently, what’s turning us on musically is what’s turning on lots of other Denverites. We like to share.” says Brown. Expect an eclectic, yet cohesive mix of darkly-tinged nu-disco, indie dance, and weird house. Only 3 bucks to dance dance dance.
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 Ben Bryant, Cody Spyker, Scott Boxenbaum, Zach Reinert, Chris Charpentier, and hosting services by Timmi Lasley. Come early to grab a seat, make some new friends, or just give your Tinder app a new environment to work in. FREE and cool.
This family-friendly Oktoberfest will feature beer from 5 local microbreweries, live music, local eats, and a great sense of community. Admission is FREE! The event will take place in the church parking lot (at 2905 Federal Blvd). [I attended this event last year, and while it’s not your typical Oktoberfest celebration, it was really fun! Great beer.]
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 Carey Denise, James Draper, Mike Jones, Tim Messenger, and headliner John Tole! Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe. Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!
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.
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!)
Get spooked this Halloween with a live radio horror play. The Night Dial features two tales of suspense and horror that will satisfy your appetite for fright during this Halloween season. A fully immersive, dramatized experience with sound effects, live foley, and musical arrangements, The Night Dial is a unique show that draws upon the audience’s imagination to help fuel unseen horrors. Tickets are $5 at the door.
This Wednesday, Channel Z will be presenting Creepshow (1982) at the Alamo Drafthouse Denver. In this classic film, inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the big screen. Hosted and curated by Keith Garcia & Theresa Mercado. Tickets are $1,075. Just kidding, they are only $10.75!
Thursday, October 30, 2014, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite #6: Octopuses, Coffee, & Quantum Weirdness at the Oriental Theater
More than just another evening of highbrow thinking and lowbrow drinking, this month’s Nerd Nite takes the turpitude to another level with a costume contest, dry t-shirt competition, and probably something to do with your candy-eating abilities. On October 30th, you’ll find out if octopuses are trying to take over the world, how to make a statement with your coffee consumption, and about the endless weirdness of quantum physics. And for those of you with a competitive spirit, nerds dressed in costumes based on one of the three presentations will win all sorts of prizes, including free tickets to the Colorado Symphony’s Tribute to Comicon v2.0! Drinks, food, and mingles start at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.
Join the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver for the opening celebration of Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia on Thursday, October 30. This exclusive evening features a photobooth,free eye exams, Mothersbaugh-inspired postcards, potatoes, vodka, and tribute performances of Mothersbaugh’s music by Denver musicians. A creative polymath, Mothersbaugh’s diverse body of work includes drawings, sculptures, photographs, videos, prints, and rugs. Tickets are $30 and are timed – choose to arrive at 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, or 10pm and stay until midnight. Tickets include two drinks and appetizers.
Iron Comic is a fast-paced no stakes comedy game show where 5 comedians rush to write routines in 8 minutes from topics suggested by the audience. At the end of each show, an Iron Comic is chosen. Inspired by Iron Chef, each comic is forced to craft jokes while the clock is ticking. Iron Comic is hosted by Nato Green, and this month’s comictestants include Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, Haley Driscoll, Chris Charpentier, and Kristin Rand. $5.
Get your Halloween started early with the Beetlejuice ’80s Goth Prom! The BEST mix of dark-tinged ’80s music this side of the ’90s, including goth, New Wave, pop, rock, punk, post-punk and whatever else makes your little black hearts happy! Special $2 Beetlejuice drinks all night! Free Goth Make-Overs until 10:30pm by Revolver: A Salon. Only $5 after 10pm.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 @ 10pm: SexPot Comedy Presents: Cartoons & Comedy Halloween Spooktacular 2 at the Deer Pile
Cartoons & Comedy is a nostalgic comedy show, created by Christopher Baker, that features comedians riffing on your favorite cartoons and commercials from the 80’s and 90’s. And what trip down memory lane would be complete without tasty cereal? Last year’s Spooktacular was the biggest and one of the best shows so far. Do not miss the lineup of killers – Nathan Lund, Matt Wayman and Janae Burris! The show is FREE. There will be cereal and beer available by donation #countchocula
Doom Room is back and in true trick-or-treat fashion your regular hosts (Ian Douglas Terry & Zach Reinert) will be transforming into Andy Juett & Patrick James for the night. (Okay, actually Ian and Zach will just be in Florida.) Watch as awesome local comedians (and secret out-of-town guests) scramble to come up with sets on the spot with suggestions from the patented “screen of doom”. Always wild, always a party. Guests include Kevin O’Brien, Bobby Crane, Timmi Lasley, Steve Vanderploeg, a top secret headliner, and more! FREE.
Karaoke madness featuring all of your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. FREE.