WEEKLY EVENTS: February 20, 2015 – February 26, 2015
Dear Denver, this week’s events are coming to you a day early because I am in Central Ohio for work, experiencing below zero temps and I want to get this posted before the internet freezes. But you Denver, luckily you’ve got bigger and better things to distract yourself with this week (along with the big snowstom blowing into town). Miami Vice! PechaKucha! An artisan market! The Oscars! FREE comedy! Independent film! Affordable music shows! Annnnnd we’re all going back to prom! Hooray!
(And as per youzh, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog for free/low-cost events this weekend, including Vegan Drinks + Pizza Buffet at Bonnie Brae Tavern and the Dirty Few Album Release at the hi-dive.)
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 Miami Vice President, where guests can enjoy a table reading of Miami Vice by Joe Biden and Dick Cheney impersonators. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
If you’ve never heard of PechaKucha, it is an event where presenters get 20 slides, any content, and 20 seconds to explain each slide – so 6 minutes and 40 seconds in total. Come fill your brains (and maybe even your hearts) with interesting talks from leaders in the design, art, and architecture industries. Plus! FREE pizza from Benny Blancos while supplies last. This event is FREE, but reservations are requested and you must be at least 21 to attend.
The Dikeou Collection’s latest installment of the Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series will feature a very special performance by The Annie Booth Trio. Musician John A. Díaz-Cortés will compose a special DJ set inspired by Dikeou Collection artist, Giasco Bertoli’s vinyl-themed artwork. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.
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 Xander Kreed, Amy Miller, Matt Monroe, Ryan de la Garza, Cody Wayne Hurd, Ben Bryant, and more! FREE.
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night, featuring Hollow and DJ Tower and guest DJ Randall Erkelens. This is the only event where you can lose it to Neil Diamond, Bloc Party, Queen, The Supremes, Iggy Pop and LCD Soundsystem all in one night. Plus! To sweeten your evening, the crew will be giving away tickets to see Motion City Soundtrack and Theophilus London around midnight. Free before 10pm, only $5 afterwards. Life is short; go to Lipgloss.
Mardi Gras is here! It’s time to let the good times ROLL. Get your funk on and take your skates to “Bourbon Street” for some beads, booty shaking, and badass beats! Don your best festival attire 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!
Come to the winter installment of the Denver Handmade Homemade Market (HAHO). The Handmade Homemade Market (HAHO) is a place where you can find local, high-quality arts, crafts, food, and one-of-a-kind products made by your neighbors and friends here in Denver. Event also includes live music and homemade food. By creating a micro-business incubator that is warm, participatory and lively, the HAHO hopes to make a difference in a country of vast income inequality. FREE.
LUPEC Denver is proud to present Fire & Ice Prom 2015, their 7th annual event to benefit the Prom Dress Exchange, a local non-profit that offers provides gently-used formal wear to students who otherwise would not be able to afford to attend prom. Guests are asked to bring any unneeded formal wear, shoes, and accessories to the event, which will include soul music (DJ Tyler Jacobson of Mile High Soul Club), dancing, cocktails, and fun. A Prom King & Queen will be announced, along with Best Dancer and Best Dressed. Attendees can also help the charity by purchasing corsages, boutonnieres, photo booth pictures, and silent auction items. The suggested $10 donation cover will also go directly to the Prom Dress Exchange.
Saturday, February 21, 2015 @ 8pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Reformed Whores and Amy Miller at the 3 Kings Tavern
The February Sexpot Monthly Showcase is sure to be a real humdinger as the Reformed Whores from Brooklyn will be in the house to play some funny tunes! Comedians Amy Miller (Portland), Ryan De La Garza (Omaha) and Cody Wayne Hurd (Omaha) will also be bringing the funny. Hosted by Jordan Doll and Andy Juett, with pre-show hijinks from Jim Hickox during Sexpot Vision. All for the low low price of 5 bucks, yo!
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.
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.
Come join the Denver Film Society for a FREE screening of the Oscars! The Oscars will be shown in two theaters, one for serious award-viewers and another for those who can’t keep their hilarious comments to themselves. Guests can also enter to win some pretty sweet prizes ($10 a pop) for the most correct guesses and have the opportunity to pre-order gourmet snack boxes for the event. Bring your friends; drink specials all night long. FREE.
FREE comedy show on the last Sunday of every month, featuring local and national talent in the coolest comedy club 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 Amy Miller, Kristin Rand, Elliot Woolsey, Eric Henderson, and a surprise special guest or two (it may or may not be a conjoined twin). Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe. Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!
Come party with Colorado’s rockstars of beauty! Hairstylists, make-up artists, estheticians, nail techs, barbers, salon owners, and more. Music by DJ Rockstar Aaron and DJ Hollow. Tickets are $8 for non-industry guests.
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.
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!
Open mic comedy hosted by Jeff M. Albright, in an all-new location. FREE comedy, FREE Sexy Pizza (while supplies last).
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!)
Red Bull Sound Select kicks off its second year in the mile high city with Austin-based Brownout! The nine-piece outfit brings their special “Brown Sabbath” performance to the hi-dive, performing all re-imagined songs by Black Sabbath. Denver’s newest Red Bull Sound Select artists, The Yawpers and Dragondeer will open. RSVP for $3 tickets ($15 without RSVP).
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite #9: The Science of Fitness, Matchmaking, & Theremins at the Oriental Theater
This month’s Nerd Nite uncovers the secrets of healthy bodies, successful romantic relationships, and musical minds…all through science! Can a child’s mindset help you reach your fitness goals? How can an algorithm help you find the best relationships? And how do you play a nearly century-old instrument that you’ve never touched? Drinks and mingles start at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.
Come on out for the Women + Film VOICES Film Festival kickoff event with the screening of documentary film, The Butterfly Girl, which premiered at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. The screening also includes a Q&A Skype with director Cary Bell and a FREE post-screening reception in Henderson’s Lounge. Tickets run $12 – $15.
3 Course Comedy is a monthly food-based comedy showcase hosted by Adrian P. Mesa and Eric Henderson. Each month, three comics bring food (appetizer, main course, dessert – all vegetarian) and food-based material. Each show is recorded and released as a podcast available on iTunes and at 3coursecomedy.com. This month’s comedians include Jeff Albright, Derrick Rush, and Mike Hammock all taking about frozen foods, y’all. FREE food. FREE show. Cheap beer. Live podcast.
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.
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.
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.
Karaoke madness featuring all of your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. FREE.