WEEKLY EVENTS: January 16, 2015 – January 22, 2015

10914716_10152954129393794_8936765006884579096_oDenver!  Take advantage of this milder weather to get out of your house/studio apartment and do stuffs.  Whether you’re into tequila, art, roller skating, comedy, dance parties, musicals, vampires, bingo, yoga, storytelling, and/or equal rights, Denver has an event for you.

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(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 the EFPalooza Film Festival at the Bug Theater and the No Enemies: Marade Prep Rally at Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church.)

Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 5 – 8pm: Tequila Tasting at Museo de las Americas

¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!  Join Museo de las Americas and Tequila Proximus for a very special Spanish Happy Hour.  Help give a lasting toast to the El Brindis Remixed exhibit and all of the playful characters featured, as this exhibit will be retired.  Tickets are $5 for the public and $3 for Museo members.

Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 7pm: Just Playing at RedLine

Just Playing is the first exhibition in a five-part series of exhibitions entitled Play it Forward, which explores the importance of play through contemporary art, programs, and community art installations and how play impacts our everyday lives by promoting community participation, personal wellness, and civic happiness for all ages.  FREE.

Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 8pm: The Doom Room at 3 Kings Tavern

Watch as awesome local comedians (and secret out-of-town guests) scramble to come up with sets on the spot, based on suggestions from the patented “screen of doom”.   Always wild, always a party.  Guests include Kristin Rand, Nathan Lund, Jordan Doll, Janae Burris, Eric Henderson, Zeke Herrera, and more!  FREE.

Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 9pm – 2am: Roll: The Grid at the Exdo Event Center

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 for one helluva party!  Tonight’s theme is Black Light Roller Rave…so don your brightest whites and prepare for a night filled with skating, drinking, dancing, karaoke, and ping-pong!  FREE admission between 9 – 10pm and $5 afterwards. (Or click here for a FREE pre-sale ticket, which includes skate rental.)  $2 wells between 9 – 10pm.  This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the line!

Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss at the Beauty Bar

Happy 2015!  Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at one of Denver’s favorite indie rock dance nights, featuring hollow and DJ Tower.  To sweeten your evening, there will be $1 PBRs and $3 wells from 10 – 11pm.  Otherwise, it’s only $5 for a whole lotta magic.  Life is short; go to Lipgloss.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 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 a 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.  Space is limited to 8 participants each week; pre-pay online to reserve your spot.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 2pm: Member Appreciation Party at the Denver Tool Library

The Denver Tool Library is throwing a thank-you party for its members (and community people who may be curious about the project).  Come celebrate with live music, beers and, of course, ping-pong.  Face Man, Strange Americans, and Blanket Empire will be performing outdoors, so dress appropriately.  Free for members; $5 or a tool donation for non-members.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 8pm: 2014 Denver Comedy Awards at 3 Kings Tavern

It’s high time we all celebrated the cool stuff that is happening in the Denver comedy world.  Come see the winners of various categories such as Comic of the Year, Best Transplant, Best Podcast, Best Joke Writer, and more for the year 2014.  Plus!  Enjoy a headlining set from Kristen Rand.  Read more about this funny event here.  FREE.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 9pm: Black Amex w/ The Sprinkle Wizards at the Meadowlark

Well, well, well…it’s been far too long since the Black Amex crew gave us all a reason to dance.  It’s going to be an all-night adventure with special guests The Sprinkle Wizards, playing disco, italo, and all the other things that make you dance all night.  Dress to impress Denver.  FREE.


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Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 9pm: Alf Turns 45 at the Lost Lake Lounge

DJ Alf is turning 45 years old this month and he’s putting on a huge 45+1 gig to celebrate!  There’ll be a killer DJ set featuring live musicians, including many 45+1 favorites!  Peep the list of performers here.  FREE.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 9pm: Denver Broncos U.K. and Ian Cooke at Syntax Physic Opera

Denver Broncos UK and Ian Cooke will be co-headlining this show, set within the cozy and beautiful Syntax environment; it’s a nice listening room with good food and plenty of seating.  Tickets are $10 and include a download of one song from each band.

Saturday, January 17, 2015 @ 12am: Midnights at the 3 King’s Basement

Start mainlining those Red Bulls!  This new FREE comedy showcase takes place every Saturday at midnight in the basement of 3 King’s Tavern.  This week’s show will feature the likes of Nathan Lund, Mara Wiles, Zach Reinert, Robert Abbott, and Bethany Hernandez!  Hosted by Eric Henderson and Cory Helie.

Sunday, January 18, 2015, pre-show at 11am, movie at 11:30am: Vampire Brunch: Near Dark at the Alamo Drafthouse

This Sunday, hide from your weekend regrets with the Alamo’s Vampire Brunch, featuring the film, Near Dark.  This event features a vampire-inspired brunch menu (duh), 2-for-1 mimosas, and a special in-theater musical performance by Ghosts of Glaciers starting at 11am.  Tickets cost $12.50.  Vampire Brunch occurs every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 1 – 3pm: Bingo Brunch at the Squeaky Bean

Forget about that embarrassing thing you did this weekend by eating well and winning big at bingo!  Hosted by comedian Nathan Lund, you will be shame-free for at least 30+ minutes.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 5pm: Sunday Night Picture Show: Pulp Fiction at Black Shirt Brewing Co.

What could be better than spending Sunday evenings this winter cozying up to watch a classic movie with a red ale in hand?  This week’s film is Pulp Fiction.  Be sure to come early to secure a spot.  FREE.

Sunday, January 18, 2015doors at 8pm, show at 9pmA Benefit for Kelsey at the Hi-Dive

Comedy!  With performances by Greg Baumhauer and Ben Roy!  Music!  With Ben Kellogg, The Reckless Nights, and The Bunny Gang!  Dancing!  DJ dance party to follow!  Only $10 for a whole lotta good.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 @ 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 Sesame Street vs. Elm Street, Health vs. Wealth, Judge Dredd vs Judge Judy, In vs. Out, Inside vs. Outside, and the headlining debate, Start vs. Finish.  FREE.

Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 10am – 4pm: Wear Black at the Martin Luther King Marade

Imagine you were invited to a 30,000 person “Black Lives Matter” march.  Would you go?  Well, there already is such an event in Colorado, and you already are invited.  It is called the “Marade”, and it has been held every year for the past 30 years on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  This year, there is a call to WEAR BLACK at the Marade to affirm the connection between King’s legacy and the #BlackLivesMatter movement.  Additionally, there will be a No Enemies Marade Prep Rally the night before to practice songs and create community.  FREE.

Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: January DIY Networking Event at Share Denver

Please join Chapter Be and Share Denver for their January DIY Networking event…Do.Share.Be.  This event is for anyone and everyone who has started a small business or is in the beginning stages/exploring the idea of starting one.  Come meet others who are in the same position and learn from shared experiences.  There will be a DIY component of the night, so you can expect to leave with a piece of inspiration.  Please RSVP for this event so the organizers know how many people to expect.  FREE.

Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 8 – 10pm: Open Mic Comedy at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

Open mic comedy hosted by Jeff M. Albright.  FREE comedy, FREE Sexy Pizza (while supplies last).

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Monday, January 19, 2015 @ 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, January 20, 2015 @ 6pm: Post-Holiday Party at The Denver Bicycle Cafe

Come celebrate the new year with the Uptown on the Hill Neighborhood Association.  Complimentary snack and non-alcoholic beverages.  Plus, $2 select beers and $1 off your first draft!  FREE entry.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 8pm: The Great Debate at Buntport Theater

The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-to-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential.  Mundane topics are brought to life by ordinary, but opinionated folks.  You’re bound to be a flip-flopper after listening to compelling arguments on things that never mattered.  This month’s theme?  Miami Vice versus Having a Vice, featuring star debaters Hannah Duggan, Kevin O’Brien, Brian Colonna, Timmi Lasley, Ellen K. Graham, Ron Doyle, Haley Driscoll, and Heather Nicolson Hughes.  Box office opens at 7:30pm, and the feud starts at 8pm.  $5 – $8, depending on your luck, or reserve your spot ahead of time.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 @ 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, January 21, 2015 @ 7:30 – 8:30am: Community Yoga at the Posner Center for International Development

Build strength, increase flexibility, and aid balance while draining tension and increasing vitality.  Expect to breathe deeply, move mindfully, focus and cultivate presence by connecting movement with breath.  These weekly classes are accessible and beneficial for beginners, as well as more advanced practitioners.  Be sure to bring a yoga mat!  $5 – $10 suggested donation strongly encouraged.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 7:30pm: The Reclamation of the Musical or How to Stop Worrying and Love the Dance at Cafe Max

Although musicals have been a permanent part of the lexicon since near the beginning of cinema, amongst film buffs and cinephiles the genre often gets generalized and left out in the cold.  In this new film series, participants will watch a wide variety of musicals from a few different countries, highlighting how the musical evolves to fit a culture’s needs at the time.  This week’s film is 8 Femmes.  Come early to take advantage of food and drink specials!  FREE.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 8pm: The Narrators at Buntport Theater

If you haven’t been to The Narrators before, it is pure gold.  It is 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’s theme is “Self Help″.  Admission is FREE, plus there is cheap can beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 @ 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, January 22, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: The Return of Nerd Nite at the Oriental Theater

The holidays are over and the breaking of resolutions is well underway.  So what better time to talk about responsibility, marijuana, and dead bodies.  Wait…what?  It wouldn’t be a Nerd Nite without a little weird.   And Nerd Nite will be getting even weirder, with their new partnership with Sexpot Comedy!  Drinks and mingles start at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.  Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 8pm: Cool Shit at the 3 King’s Basement

Cool Shit is the newest comedy drug that all the cool kids are doing (and that one kid’s dad).  This week’s show will feature Steve Vanderploeg, Kristin Rand, Matt Monroe, and others in addition to headliner, Chris Charpentier.  FREE show, cash bar, cool shit.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 9pm: Motown Thursday at the Beauty Bar

Happy new year – now it’s time to dance!  This Thursday night, enjoy some Motown jams served up with chicken & waffles (free with a purchase of a drank) with DJs Maladjusted and Caramello.  No cover all night; $4 Breckenridge brews.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 @ 9pm: Eldren at Syntax Physic Opera

Come see Eldren headline the Syntax Physic Opera with The Widow’s Bane and The Tickle Mafia on Thursday night.  Cover is $7 for what is sure to be a killer show.