WEEKLY EVENTS: November 28, 2014 – December 4, 2014

horizontal_image_610_407shar_s_c1Greetings from Ouray, Colorado!  I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and no one got too drunk and told their family to f*ck off.  Here’s some stuffs to do during your Long Play (LP) weekend.  I suggest dancing, checking out some comedy, watching movies, and supporting local biznesses, but hey, it’s your journey.

(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend, which includes ice skating at Southwest Rink at Skyline Park and a Small Business Saturday Artisan’s Market.)

Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 2:20pm, 4:40pm & 7:00pm: Touch The Wall at SIE FilmCenter

Touch the Wall is the story of two Olympic swimmers—gold medalist Missy Franklin and silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce—and their journey to the 2012 London Olympics.   When the veteran Joyce joins teenager Franklin and her swim club, everything changes.  Joyce finds a new start and a world-class training partner; Franklin finds a veteran and older sister to learn from.  Together they train, compete, and support each other until the pool becomes to too small for the two of them.  Thrown apart by coach and circumstance, they reunite at Olympic trials to redefine what it means to win.  Tickets run $7 – $10.

Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm: Hark! How the Bells: Holiday Bell Choir Concert at the Denver Central Library

Returning for an encore performance, the Castle Rock Community Ringers make incredible music using only the classic choir bells – and these musicians know how to create a joyful noise!  The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to “throw cares away” with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly pitched handbells.  FREE and open to the public.

Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 7:30pm: Mile High Sci Fi Presents: The Karate Kid at the Alamo Drafthouse

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 Karate Kid – yes!  Tickets are $12.00.

Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 8pm: Seven Minutes in Purgatory at the Mutiny Information Cafe

The hit Chicago comedy show 7 Minutes in Purgatory is coming to Denver for one special night.  Join host Ian Abramson as nice comedians take on the greatest challenge in comedy, performing without an audience.  They’ll be telling jokes in a soundproof room as the crowd watches them panic on a video screen.  Here’s a video from one of the Chicago shows.  Featuring Jordan Doll, Chris Charpentier, Kristin Rand, Zach Reinert, Ian Douglas Terry, and more!  This show is FREE and afterwards plan on heading over to the Grawlix to continue your night of LOLs.

Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss at the Beauty Bar

Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance off that green bean casserole at one of Denver’s favorite indie rock dance nights, featuring DJ Hollow, DJ Tower, and special guest, Fancy Matthew – RAWK.  To sweeten your evening there will be $1 PBRs and $3 wells from 10 – 11pm and they’ll be giving away tickets to see Jenny Lewis.  Only $5 for a whole lotta magic.  Life is short; go to Lipgloss.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 7pm: Prototype at The Craftsman & Apprentice

A shop small market featuring rarities, prototypes, one of a kind, and favorites from makers in Denver’s Five Points area.  Refreshments courtesy of Our Mutual Friend Malt & Brew and Boxcar Coffee Roasters.  The line-up includes The Craftsman & Apprentice, Puff’s Preserves, The Long I Pie Shop, Pine Top Workshop, Mountain versus Plains, The Sneerwell, Delta Handgoods, Ritual Chocolate, A Small Print Shop, Winter Session, Blade & Knoll, Matthew Jorgensen, Alyssa Rich, and more.  Get that shopping in the bag!  This event is appropriate for adults and kids.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 5:30 – 8pm: Holiday Lighting at Little Man Ice Cream

Come on out for Little Man’s annual tree lighting, which also includes hay rides, caroling, chestnuts, and hot apple cider!  Santa Claus and his reindeer will be there as well and all the nice kids get a free photo with him!  Highland Tap and Burger will be grillin’ up FREE sliders and there will be FREE pizza from Tony P’s and more!  FESTIVE.

23bc6bdaSaturday, November 29, 2014 @ 7:30pm: Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets at SIE FilmCenter

One night only!  Pulp: a Film about Life, Death & Supermarkets is a music-film like no other – by turns funny, moving, life-affirming and (occasionally) bewildering.  Giving a career-best performance exclusive to the film, the band share their thoughts on fame, love, mortality – and car maintenance.  Post-screening dance party with DJ’s Hollow, Tyler Jacobson, and Jake Ryan.  Tickets run $7 – $10.

Saturday, November 29, 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 Roger Norquist, Mike Hammock, Kristin Rand, Elliot Woolsey, 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.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 11am – 3pm: Mayday Experiment at the Deer Pile

Leon Gallery is proud to team up with City O’ City to present a fundraiser for The Mayday Experiment.  Join them at the Deer Pile for a unique waffle brunch (featuring bottomless mimosas and a bloody mary bar) surrounded by selected works from Lauri Lynnxe Murphy, while listening to the sweet sounds of songwriter Joshua Novak and a reading from Daniel Landes.  Only $35 for waffles, entertainment, and the well-being that comes from supporting local art!  Tickets must be purchased ahead of time.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 @ 11am – 7pm: Denver Christkindl Market at Skyline Park

European quaintness in the heart of BroDo?  Yes, it’s true.  Skyline Park has once again been transformed into a traditional German Christmas Market.  German music, big beers, a heated beer tent, Gluhwein, soft pretzels, European desserts, Christmas knickknacks, and twinkling lights will round out this festive experience.  Peep their website for daily hours and entertainment.

Sunday, November 30, 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 Abramson, Sam Tallent, Brian Blank, Mike Hammock, and headliner, Noah Gardenswartz!  Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe.  Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!

Monday, December 1, 2014 @ 5pm – 7:30pm: Curious Classes: Beginning Knitting and Crochet at the Denver Central Library

Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge will accept walk-in students who’d like to learn how to knit or crochet.  Their teacher will host up to six beginning students in either discipline, first-come, first-served.  No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Monday nights until they are capable on their own.  FREE and open to the public.

Monday, December 1, 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, December 1, 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, December 2, 2014doors at 6:30pm, movie at 7pm: Cruel Autumn Horror Film Series at Crash 45

Enjoy classic horror flicks inside the bike-themed interior of Crash 45, along with movie-themed drink specials and fun souvenirs to take home!  All films start around 7pm, but come earlier for a seat and/or to order food.  This month’s film is Possession (1981) – When a young wife decides to leave her marriage, her husband becomes obsessed with knowing why.  His curiosity will cost him when he learns who, or what has stolen her affections.  FREE.

BandBBannerAd.300x250Tuesday, December 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.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 7:30pm: New Wave the World Over Film Series at Cafe Max

FREE weekly film series, which explores the French New Wave movement.  In the late 50s, a radical move towards progressive, subversive, deconstructionist, and fiercely political cinema began.  Filmmakers in countries all over the world were trying to make sense of their post-war societies, widespread apathy, oppressive communist, socialist, and capitalist regimes and an overwhelming sense of melancholy.  Birthed from this perfect storm of pain and confusion was a new kind of cinema yet unknown to the world.  Come watch some lesser-seen films from this movement while enjoying food and drink specials throughout the series.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 @ 9pm: Teez Me Pleaze Me at the Beauty Bar

Come check-out the Beauty Bar’s new weekly, Teez Me Pleaze Me.  All the hits from the 80s, 90s, 2000s, and today!  From Prince to Little Dragon, from Madonna to Rhianna, from Cindy Lauper to Miley Cyrus  – all your guilty pleasures.  Baby it’s cold outside, so come get warm on the dance floor!  $15 martini/manicure all night long, $3 well drinks for ladies, plus buy any shot and get a free PBR!  No cover.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Beethoven and Brews at VFW Post 1

Launched in 2013, Beethoven and Brews features small ensembles of Colorado Symphony musicians performing in casual, non-traditional venues, including art galleries and local breweries.  Patrons enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres, and musical performances.  Proceeds from Beethoven and Brews support the Colorado Symphony.  In keeping with a holiday spirit, guests are encouraged to wear “ugly” holiday sweaters.  Buffalo Exchange will have sweaters available for loan and will also be sponsoring a photo booth to capture all of the knitted goodness.  Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 on site/day of, and include four 4-oz pours from Renegade Brewery and hors d’oeuvres.  Additional beverages and signature pint glasses will be available for purchase.

Thursday, December 4, 2014 @ 7:30pm: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Quote-Along at the Alamo Drafthouse

“Where do you think you’re going?  Nobody’s leaving.  Nobody’s walking out on this fun, old-fashioned family Christmas.  No, no.  We’re all in this together.  This is a full-blown, four-alarm holiday emergency here.  We’re gonna press on, and we’re gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye.  And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he’s gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nut house.”  Tickets are $14.