WEEKLY EVENTS: January 30, 2015 – February 5, 2015

MCA_BlackSheep2015_MainDenver.  I may be spending my weekend in the city of fog, but you’ll have plenty of things to keep you entertained.  This week, learn about extraterrestrial terrariums, comedy genius, tea readings, the luck of bingo, neighborhood planning, and why the hell we’re all so busy.  Love yous.

(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 Stuff On Walls at The Deer Pile and a One-Year Birthday Party Extravaganza at Former Future Brewing Company.)

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 6 – 8pm: Black Sheep Fridays at the MCA Denver

Mixing hip with the weird, Black Sheep Fridays runs weekly January 23 to March 27, from 6 – 8pm in the MCA Café.  Visitors can stop by anytime during the evening to experience the fun (happy hour runs from 5 – 7pm).  This week’s theme is Extra-Terrariums.  Make your own alien-inspired terrariums, with Baker neighborhood favorite, Ironwood.  Free for members, $5 for regular people.

Friday, January 30, 2015 @ 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 Hollow and DJ Tower.  Only $5 for a whole lotta magic.  Life is short; go to Lipgloss.

Friday, January 30, 2015, doors at 10pm, show at 10:30pm: The Grawlix Ep. 46 with Barry Rothbart at the Bug Theatre

Super funny super team delivers stand-up, sketch comedy, and hilariously polished videos at the Bug.  This month’s show is jammed with talent, including special guests Brent Gill, Justine Marino, [insert surprise name(s) here], and headliner Barry Rothbart.  Come laugh before you wake up crying on Saturday morning, trying to piece it all together.  Doors at 10; 10 bucks to get in; come early or be denied (and then what are you going to do, huh?)

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 1 – 3pm: The “Why-The-Hell-Are-We-So-Busy?” Festival at the McNichols Civic Center Building

Can we all just chill out for a second here?  Sheesh.  Between work, school, family, soccer practice, play dates, and Twitter, there just doesn’t seem to be any free time, ya now?  But today, you’ll get the chance to let it all hang out with an all-skill levels yoga class, a ridiculous improvised exercise workout, life-sized video games, and a bunch of giant board games.  Then you’ll get refreshed with cookies, KIND energy bars, and locally-produced kombucha!  Afterwards, they’ll be a conversation about why we’re all so damn busy and what we can do about it.  Bring the whole fam!  FREE.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 2pm: Tea Party at The Gnome’s Nook

Bring your favorite tea cup to sit with Tabitha Dial, a practiced Tarot & Tea Leaf Reader.  Sip on delicious small batch teas in the canopy while Tabitha introduces everyone to the ancient art of tea leaf reading.  Children and their adults can create and take home their own tea story using the tea symbols they will learn in class.  Introduction class from 2 – 3pm; $15 adults/$5 for kids 12 & under.  Private readings from 3 – 4:30pm; $10 for 10 minutes.

10923630_849261628466534_3419101557167524808_nSaturday, January 31, 2015 @ 4 – 8pm: Ski Waxing Party at Platt Park Brewing Company

Bring in your skis or snowboard on Saturday, January 31st from 4 – 8pm and get a ski wax and a pint for $15.  This includes a wax and a light edge tune and a pint of house beer.  Cheers!

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 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 Michael Carter, Mara Wiles, Steve Vanderploeg, Andy Flemming, C.J. Toledano, and hosting services by Timmi Lasley.  Come early to grab a seat as shit gets real, real quick!  FREE and cool and now sponsored by Illegal Pete’s!

Saturday, January 31, 2015 @ 12am: Midnights at the 3 King’s Basement

Ever wake up from a monster nap on a Saturday night and think, Oh great, now what?  This FREE comedy showcase takes place every Saturday at midnight in the basement of 3 King’s Tavern and delivers some of the best local talent that Denver has to offer.  This week’s show features Kevin O’Brien, Brent Gill, Haley Driscoll, Zach Maas, Ben Bryant and a super secret drop-in guest that even your grandma would stay up for!  Hosted by Eric Henderson and Cory Helie.  FREE.

Sunday, February 1, 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.

Monday, February 2, 2015 @ 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, February 2, 2015 @ 7 – 10pm: Forbidden Bingo at Maloney’s Tavern

Come play Forbidden Bingo with DJ Rockstar Aaron and Rich every Monday night downtown.  Win prizes from Romantix, concert tickets, cupcakes, free drinks, bar tabs, and more.  $5 menu items, two-for-one drink specials, and FREE to play!

Monday, February 2, 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).

Monday, February 2, 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, February 3, 2015 @ 6 – 8pm: Uptown Project Kickoff Social at Hamburger Mary’s

Come on out for drinks and appetizers with the Uptown on the Hill neighborhood association as they kickoff 2015 by creating their neighborhood plan which includes planting gardens, organizing block parties, improving the environmental, pedestrian, and bike qualities of the neighborhood, while also creating a neighborhood vision for next 10 – 20 years.  Meeting runs 6:30 – 7:30pm, with socializing to occur the rest of the time.  Appetizers will be provided.  FREE.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: Raw Food Night at Root Down

Looking for a way to balance out your boozy, pill poppin’ lifestyle?  Every first Tuesday of the month, Root Down offers a gourmet 4-course raw vegan dinner for $41/person.  Please call ahead for reservations and mention you are coming for the Raw Food Menu, as seating is limited.  Here’s a look the menu for this month – yum!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: spark & ruin: anatomy of a flame Opening Reception at Helikon Gallery

For the cold month of February, Helikon Gallery will warm things up with a fire-themed group show: “spark & ruin: anatomy of a flame.”  Curated by 1of1 Magazine, the exhibition will feature works by 13 artists that are inspired by the temporary beauty and/or irreversible destruction of fire, treated either literally or figuratively.  FREE.


The dudes of Cool Shit.

Tuesday, February 3, 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, February 4, 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, February 5, 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 comedians Bethany Hernandez, Zeke Herrera, Corey Rhoads, Stephen Agyei, and Greg Baumhauer.  FREE show, cash bar, cool shit.  Go.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ 9 – 11pm: Sex and the Witty at the Deer Pile

Come watch old episodes of Sex and the City get ripped on by some self-actualized, strong female comics.  This show will include Janae Burris, Timmi Lasley, Haley M. Driscoll and Mara Wiles throwing shade at the cougars in stilettos.  Show is FREE and the cosmos will be flowing!

Thursday, February 5, 2015 @ 9pm: Motown Thursday at the Beauty Bar

Happy Friday eve!  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, February 5, 2015 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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