WEEKLY EVENTS: February 6, 2015 – February 12, 2015

7442464_origDenver!  I am headed out to the Big Easy this weekend for my very firstest time ever and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t a wee bit nervous.  Round the clock drinking, gobs of music, parades, and open containers?  If I don’t make it back, know that I always loved you the best.  (Plus!  If you don’t already, follow me on Twitter @dear_denver for up-to-the-minute news on all of my bad decisions #party)

(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 Bad Times Extravaganza at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse and Please Stop Calling My House at INDYINK.)

Friday, February 6, 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 a Dear Diary Open Mic.  Read or re-invent your teenage journal with My Teenage Angst.  Free for members, $5 for regular people.

Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 6 – 9:30pm: Lindy Hop & Libations at the Infinite Monkey Theorem

Swingin’ Denver and the Infinite Monkey Theorem will be offering a night of FREE swing dance lessons, live music from Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles Jazz Band, and vino set against the backdrop of RiNo’s First Friday Art Walk.  Come learn some steps while you have some sips at Denver’s hippest urban winery.  No cover.

Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: The Art of Winter Closing Party at Battery 621

Celebrate the art and artists of Art of Winter 2015 this First Friday in the Santa Fe Arts District.  FREE beer from Oskar Blues Brewery, live paintings on upcycled board canvasses, DJ Tom Hoch from Milehighhouse dropping the jams, and a true celebration of ideas, innovations and ebullience that Colorado winters give rise to #party

Friday, February 6, 2015, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Open Music Sessions with Ian Cooke at Denver Open Media (DOM)

This First Friday visit YOUR community access television station for a live, intimate studio performance by Ian Cooke and a joke-telling set by Zach Reinert.  Additionally, there will be FREE food from Illegal Pete’s and cheap drinks.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, February 6, 2015 @ 7:30 – 10pm: Silent Disco at the Southwest Rink at Skyline Park

Looking for something different this Friday night?  Come on down to Southwest Rink on the 16th Street Mall from 7:30 – 10pm for an outdoor silent disco ice skating party, featuring KS1075’s own DJ Chonz.  $2 skate rental or BYOS.  No cover #icedancing

Friday, February 6, 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, DJ Tower, and special guest DJ Czech One from Austin.   To sweeten your evening, there will be $1 PBRs and $3 wells from 10 – 11pm and they’ll be giving away tickets to see Wild Child and Cursive around midnight.  Free before 10pm, only $5 afterwards.  Life is short; go to Lipgloss.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 5pm & 8pm: 10th Annual Drag Queen Bingo Fundraiser at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

A rollicking night of hilarious drag queen bingo to benefit the Rocky Mountain MS Center.  There will be cocktails, laughs, and of course, bingo!  Prizes include gift cards to restaurants and shops, sporting goods paraphernalia, assorted gift baskets, and other prizes that include dinner and a lovely hotel stay downtown.  And it’s for a great cause!  Session 1 is at 5pm; Session 2 is at 8pm.  Tickets are $35 and going fast!  Feel free to glam it up or come as you are.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 7:30 – 10:30pm: 13th Annual Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party at History Colorado

Hundreds of Denver young professionals will descend upon History Colorado to celebrate the 13th annual Shaken, Not Stirred Martini Party; an elegant night of tasteful martinis, superb networking, and a fantastic silent auction to benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope of Colorado.  Trendy Denver bars, beloved restaurants, and local celebrity personalities converge for a fun-filled evening where local young professionals dress to impress, mingle, and network.  Local clubs and bars will serve their signature martinis in the competition to be named “Best Martini”, while Denver’s top restaurants will serve their finest appetizers to guests. Tickets are $70 at the door.

Saturday, February 7, 2015 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club at Syntax Physic Opera

After a residency that lasted just shy of 2 years at Beauty Bar, Denver’s Mile High Soul Club has moved down South to Syntax Physic Opera for an even sexier experience.  This month, DJs Tyler Jacobson and Steve Cervantes welcome guest DJ Reed Wolf, front man of local band, Speedwolf.  Get your dancing shoes ready and come shake what your mama gave you.  Only 3 bucks!

Saturday, February 7, 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.  Hosted by Eric Henderson and Cory Helie.  FREE.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 @ 12 – 5pm: Grandma‘s Craft & Vintage Jamboree at Grandma’s House Brewery

Enjoy local craft beer as you browse handcrafted jewelry, handpicked vintage clothing, witty hand-lettered cards and home decor, awesome embroidered patches and mugs, lace jewelry, hand-printed Colorado home goods, crocheted beer koozies, and beautiful yoga bags just before Valentine’s Day.  Gwendolyn’s Bakery and the Quiero Arepas food truck will also be on-site!  Plus, when was the last time you drank in a brewery that was themed like your grandma’s house?


You know you need this. Find it at Grandma’s Craft & Vintage Jamboree.

Sunday, February 8, 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, February 8, 2015 @ 5pm: Sunday Night Picture Show: The Interview at Black Shirt Brewing Co.

What could be better than spending a Sunday evening cozying up to watch a movie with a red ale in hand?  This week’s film is the infamous The Interview.  Be sure to come early to secure a spot.  FREE.

Sunday, February 8, 2015 @ 7pm: The Church of Coen Presents: Raising Arizona with Musical Selection by Slim Cessna and Lord Dwight Pentacost at Syntax Physic Opera

Every month hosts Theresa Mercado and Ian O’Dougherty will be showing a moving picture by filmmakers Joel & Ethan Coen on the big screen (in order of theatrical release), preceded by a short musical selection performed by a local musician celebrating the magnificence, importance and variety of the music from that film.  This week’s show includes musical selections by Slim Cessna and Lord Dwight Pentacost and a screening of one of my personal favorites, Raising Arizona.  Come share your zeal and fondness for the brothers with other devotees.  FREE.

Monday, February 9, 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 9, 2015 @ 7pm: The Last Days of Vietnam at the SIE FilmCenter

One night only – nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar!  During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape.  On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront the same moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate U.S. citizens only–or to risk treason and save the lives of as many South Vietnamese citizens as they can.  Tickets run $7 – $10.

Monday, February 9, 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 9, 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 9, 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 10, 2015 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm: Bike Valentines at the BikeDenver Headquarters

Declare your love for bikes in a good old-fashioned valentine!  Join BikeDenver as they write valentines for Mayor Hancock, confessing their love for a more bikeable Denver.  FREE.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 @ 7pm: Virunga at the SIE FilmCenter

One night only – nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar!  A group of brave individuals risk their lives to save the last of the world’s mountain gorillas; in the midst of renewed civil war and a scramble for Congo’s natural resources.  Tickets run $7 – $10.

Tuesday, February 10, 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.


Virunga – Nominated for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 @ 7 – 9pm: Screening of Dare Not Walk Alone, Talk with Artist Jeremy Dean and Curator William Morrow at The Dikeou Collection

In conjunction with the exhibition, Constructed Histories at David B. Smith Gallery, The Dikeou Collection is pleased to welcome New York-based artist, Jeremy Dean, to present his critically acclaimed feature-length documentary, Dare Not Walk Alone.  Doors open at 7pm, film will begin at 7:30pm and will be followed by a discussion with Jeremy Dean and William Morrow, Curator of Constructed Histories.  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Arrive early; seating is limited.

Wednesday, February 11, 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 12, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: In Your Dreams at Goldyn

Join other hip individuals for a celebration of love and connection, regardless of your relationship status.  This event will feature a pop-up shop from Plum Sage Flowers, as well as fun, interactive elements such as a “7 Minutes in Heaven” closet photobooth (it’s 2 days before Valentine’s Day – why not?) and a spin-the-bottle installation, which will reward customers will highly coveted prizes and discounts.  In addition, Patrick Collins of Black Amex will be reppin’ the turntables.  FREE.

Thursday, February 12, 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 a whole slew of local comics for your enjoyment.  FREE show, cash bar, cool shit.

Thursday, February 12, 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 12, 2015 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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