WEEKLY EVENTS: February 27, 2015 – March 5, 2015
Dear Denver, please stop being so cold.
In the meantime, distract yourself from the frigid temps by check-outing these super fun time events.
(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 the Something Fabulous Comedy & Burlesque Show at blush & blu and The Vagina Monologues at the Mercury Cafe.)
Friday, February 27, 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 Team Failure, which will be hosted by MCA Denver’s Teen Program. For teens, by teens. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: Untitled: Statement Piece at the Denver Art Museum
Untitled Final Fridays feature behind-the-scenes tours, performances by local artists, opportunities to make and create, and much more. Top it off with a cash bar, munchies, and a dose of the unexpected, and you’ve got a great night out. This month’s theme is Statement Piece: Make a lasting impression in different media, from fashion to film. This event is included in regular museum admission; college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission. Event program can be viewed here.
Friday, February 27, 2015, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Uncalled Four at The Oriental Theater
Formerly known as Comics Against Civility, Uncalled Four is a hilariously inappropriate game played by four of Denver’s funniest comedians and YOU! Come join comedians Zach Reinert, Dick Black, Kevin O’Brien, and Christie Buchele as they compete to see who is the funniest/most terrible. Audience prizes include free Sexy Pizza gift cards, 420 prizes (with a 21+ ID), Illegal Pete’s burritos, free drinks, awful literature, and more! Doors open at 7pm and you must arrive early to win prizes! Tickets are just $5.
Friday, February 27, 2015 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss at the Beauty Bar
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night, featuring Hollow and DJ Tower. 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 Flight Facilities and The Church Band around midnight. Free before 10pm, only $5 afterwards. Life is short; go to Lipgloss.
Friday, February 27, 2015, doors at 10pm, show at 10:30pm: The Grawlix Ep. 47 Four Year-Anniversary Show 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 Derek Sheen, Kristin Rand, Brian Cook, and [insert surprise guest comedian from Denver by way of Silicon Valley]. 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, February 28, 2015 @ 7pm: Nighted Presents: “Strangers I Know” at DATELINE
Strangers I Know applies to not only the strangers we photograph in public spaces but also to those we photograph in our personal lives that we might not know as well as we think we do. This exhibit will feature all 35mm film photography from a group of young artists between California, Washington and Colorado and is curated by Mario Zoots. DJ set by Spencer Foreman; FREE.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 8pm: Service Stories at the 3 King’s Tavern
A brand-new storytelling show all about doing something for others. Whether it be a tale about a nightmare brunch shift or a harrowing military experience, these stories will run the gamut of servitude. Last Saturday of the month at the Phoenix Room located in the basement of 3 Kings. FREE. View list of storytellers here.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 @ 9pm: Weird Touch Dance Party at Syntax Physic Opera
Ditch the limelight, forego the scene, and explore the delightfully dimly lit corners of your city. Weird Touch is a new(ish) all-vinyl dance party collaboration offering an eclectic, yet cohesive mix of darkly tinged nu-disco, indie dance, and weird house. With DJs Fancy Matthew, Tyler Snow, and DJ Shannon von Kelly, it’s only $5 to dance dance dance.
Saturday, February 28, 2015, doors at 9:30pm, show at 10pm: Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse
If you don’t know…Competitive Erotic Fan Fiction with Bryan Cook is a live show (and popular podcast on the Nerdist Network, recently named one of the Top 20 Comedy Podcasts by Rolling Stone) held every month at the Virgil in Los Angeles. Each show features two rounds of comics, writing and performing Erotic Fan Fiction pieces, based upon their whims or audience suggestions. It’s really stupid. Tickets are 10 bucks.
Saturday, February 28, 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 Meaghan Shaha, Byron F. Graham, Stephen Agyei, Jordan Doll, 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, February 28, 2015 @ 12am: Midnights at the 3 King’s Tavern
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, March 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, March 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, March 2, 2015 @ 6pm: Girl Scout Cookie Pairings at Renegade Brewing Company
Love Girl Scout Cookies? Then you’ll want to stop by Renegade for a special Girl Scout Cookie & Beer pairing night. They’ve picked out five Girl Scout Cookies and will pair them with five different Renegade beers all for $10. The pairing starts at 6pm; first come, first served until the cookies run out.
Monday, March 2, 2015 @ 7pm: Truck Farm at the SIE FilmCenter
One night only! Join the Colorado Local Food Summit Monday night at the SIE Film Center for a screening of Truck Farm, a film that tells the story of a new generation of quirky urban farmers. Blending serious exposition with serious silliness, Truck Farm entreats viewers to ponder the future of urban farming, and to consider whether sustainability needs a dose of whimsy to be truly sustainable. Tickets run $7 – $10.
Monday, March 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, March 2, 2015 @ 8 – 10pm: Open Mic Comedy at the Goosetown Tavern
Open mic comedy hosted by Jeff M. Albright, in an all-new location. FREE comedy, FREE Sexy Pizza (while supplies last).
Tuesday, March 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, March 4, 2015 @ 8pm: 20,000 Laughs Under The Sea at Comedy Works Downtown
A nautically themed evening of frivolity, good humor, stand-up comedy and impeccable taste, with a selection of Denver’s greatest comedians. Tickets are $12.
Wednesday, March 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, March 5, 2015 @ 5:30 – 8pm: The Writing on the Wall at DADA Art Bar
The Writing on the Wall is an event presented by the Third Way Center Young Professionals Board to bring awareness to the work of Third Way Center and “Truth and Hope”, as interpreted by various local artists. Along with free drinks, live music, a food truck, and original art for sale, they will be showcasing how Third Way Center enriches its residents’ lives. Please join them for this event and donate to a cause that ensures the success of young lives that seek an alternative path, a Third Way. Tickets cost $35.
Thursday, March 5, 2015 @ 8pm: Cool Shit at the 3 King’s Tavern
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, March 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 Jill Tasei, Miriam Moreno, Christie Buchele and Mara Wiles throwing shade at the cougars in stilettos. Show is FREE and the cosmos will be flowing!
Thursday, March 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, March 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.