WEEKLY EVENTS: March 6, 2015 – March 12, 2015
Dear Denver, last night I saw Dave Chappelle and I think it changed my life #jesuischarlie
I am going to take this afterglow out on the town and because it’s First Friday, there is a shit ton of stuff to choose from #springisintheair
(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 Another Return of the Dong Gong Show at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse and a Spring Break SXSW Send Off on South Broadway.)
Mixing hip with the weird, Black Sheep Fridays runs weekly January 23 to March 27 in the MCA Café. This week’s theme is A Wes Anderson Purim: Dress as a Wes Anderson movie character and eat hamantaschen. Visitors can stop by anytime during the evening to experience the fun. Happy hour with a Wes Anderson film is from 5 – 7pm; live music from 7 – 9pm. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
Wendy Harriman is an artist inspired by her surroundings. Harriman’s Wandertrees are natural wall hangings that integrate found pieces from nature with fibers and suede to create one of a kind works that bring a modern bohemian feel to any environment. The opening reception for this exhibit will be held this Friday and will be on view through Sunday, April 26th. FREE. Learn more about the artist here.
From the folks that brought you TheBigWonderful comes the all-new Friday Night Bazaar. What is the FNB? Well, it’s a highly-focused artisan event that combines local farm-fresh food, live music, crazy cocktails, and vintage crafts into one centralized marketplace. Located in a funky renovated warehouse space in Denver’s RiNo district, Friday Night Bazaar aims to be the unconventional showcase for the Mile High’s unique talent! Come on out for its inaugural night, which features live music from Jeremy Mohney and Supercollider. FREE.
Come on by CoCo Bikes to hear some beats, look at some art, have some beers, and make new friends. FREE entry and FREE beer!
If you haven’t been, this place is essentially like a warehouse for retired sets of Mad Men – very cool! Live music, art, drinks, and food. Goes late; FREE.
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.
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 The Replacements around midnight. Free before 10pm, only $5 afterwards. Life is short; go to Lipgloss.
Join the 3rd annual Burger Revolution happening all around the world! Burger Records will be presenting shows on this day all across the globe! Here in Denver, $3 gets you a full night of music and comedy. View the insanely packed line-up here.
In collaboration with the Underground Music Showcase, MCA Denver presents a concert of Denver-area musicians performing music inspired by the art and music of Mark Mothersbaugh, with Mothersbaugh himself as featured guest. Musical guests include Tennis, Mr. Pacman, and DJ Gonda. Additionally there will be a limited edition audio postcards, a photobooth, and a screening of Hardcore Devo Live! Tickets start at $35.
It’s one of my favorite local bands! Come celebrate the release of Year of the Horse, the title track from the Blue Rider’s upcoming full length record, and their return to live performance after a long break. Ned Garthe Explosion and Hair Cult to support. Tickets are $8.
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. DJs Tyler Jacobson and Steve Cervantes will be your hosts, playing love music for your ear holes. Get your dancing shoes ready and come shake what your mama gave you. Only 3 bucks!
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.
The Peanut Butter Plan is simple: community members help make PBJs and then they pass them out to people in need in the downtown Denver area. Everyone is invited to step out of their comfort zone and make a difference to hundreds and even thousands of people. Each Peanut Butter Plan participant is asked to donate one jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly, plus two or more loafs of bread. After the sandwiches are made, groups will carpool to the Denver Rescue Mission neighborhood and hand out the sandwiches. Any leftover food will be donated to other agencies in need #DoGood
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, March 8, 2015 @ 7pm: The Church of Coen Presents: Miller’s Crossing with Musical Selection by Erica Brown at Syntax Physic Opera
Every month, hosts Theresa Mercado and Ian O’Dougherty will be showing a film by Joel & Ethan Coen (in order of theatrical release), preceded by a short musical selection performed by a local musician celebrating the magnificence, importance, and variety of music from that film. This week’s show includes musical selections by Erica Brown and a screening of Miller’s Crossing. Come share your zeal and fondness for the brothers with other devotees. FREE.
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!
The Greater Than Social Club is THE place to be on the second Tuesday of every month. Combining music and comedy in one of Denver’s coolest hoods, this event will make you straight-up pumped to be a Denverite. This month’s line-up includes comedy by Steve Vanderploeg and Ben Bryant, music by A. Tom Collins and Ned Garthe Explosion, and hosting services provided by Ian Douglas Terry. Annnnnnnd, the entire show will be over by 10pm, so quit your hemming and hawing and just buy a ticket already, geez. $6; all ages.
Come check-out the Beauty Bar’s weekly jam, 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.
Join Goldyn for an evening of craft making with friends – whether you’re the ultimate crafter extraordinaire or a newbie, guests will receive hands-on instruction for DIY jewelry using simple and easy-to-find hardware supplies. In addition to crafting, this event will mark the launch of Waves Zine; a brand new local publication from Jon Hartman and Liz Henderson. $15 gets you all the supplies you need.
The Creative Collective is a professional networking collaborative for the creative industry, focused on sharing innovative ideas and making valuable connections. Plus! OMF is offering $1 off all pours! This event is FREE.
Embrace your inner history geek and join History Colorado for COmingle, an after-hours event that includes an offbeat mix of games, exhibit adventures, performances, and hands-on activities. Toss in a cash bar, munchies, and a whole lot of Colorado spirit and you’ve got the perfect reason to get out on a weeknight! For this installment, Colorado is stuck in ’68! Take a groovy trip back in time to try on retro fashions, taste a mid-century snack, learn a ‘60s dance, and explore The 1968 Exhibit. Be there or be square. Tickets are just $10.
Thursday, March 12, 2015 @ 7pm: A comedic roast of Kayvan Khalatbari – Candidate for Denver City Council at The Oriental Theater
Come out and enjoy the roast of Kayvan Khalatbari as he runs for Denver City Council! Ben Kronberg, Sam Tallent, Aaron Urist, Matt Monroe, Nathan Lund, Mara Wiles, Janae Burris, Christie Buchele, Bobby Crane and even more of Denver’s best comedians will roast our next city-wide representative! Enjoy live music from Eldren and cocktails between 7pm – 8pm; roast begins at 8pm. Tickets are just $10 and support Kayvan’s campaign.
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.
Karaoke madness featuring all of your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. FREE.