WEEKLY EVENTS: March 27, 2015 – April 2, 2015
Whoa. You can tell that the temperature is warming up because there are 9 billion things to do this weekend! (OK, maybe not that many but there are still a lot.) Have fun and be safe, xoxo. (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 Iron Maiden’s Trooper Beer at Black Sky Brewery and the Fourteenth Annual César E. Chávez Day March at Regis University.)
Fellow Magazine and Huckleberry Roasters are getting together for two days to celebrate story and craft. Event runs Friday from 7 – 9pm (beer + coffee provided) at their Pecos location and on Saturday from 12 – 5pm at their Larimer location. View event line-up here. FREE.
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 Pee-wee’s Museum Adventure: Come celebrate Pee-wee Herman’s birthday with a bow tie contest, a secret word, and more. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
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 Dream On. Choose the “sleepy” track or the “awake” track and see where the night takes you! This event is included in regular museum admission; college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission. Event program can be viewed 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 homemade food, live music, creative 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 shop, sip, and eat. Plus! Tonight, enjoy live music from Banshee Tree and Pete Pidgeon and Arcoda. No cover.
Join Be U Productions for their 8th Final Friday Movie Night. Tonight’s event will showcase short films created by military veterans. This event is FREE and open to the public; drinks will be available for donations.
Formerly known as Comics Against Civility, Uncalled Four is a hilariously inappropriate game played by four of Denver’s funniest comedians and YOU! Come watch comedians Ben Bryant, Greg Ellis, Ian Douglas Terry, and Chuck Roy 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 $10 (or use the promo code “uncalled4” at checkout to get 50% off!)
Watch as awesome local comedians and 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 Zach Peterson, Andrew Michael, Nathan Lund, Chris Charpentier, Haley Driscoll, Timmi Lasley, and more! Hosted by Zach Reinert and Ian Douglas Terry. FREE.
Come get happy with this FREE performance of The Parlor Pickers at Stem Ciders’ Final Friday party!
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. Please note: This will be the second to last Lipgloss at Beauty Bar before the crew heads south to Syntax Physic Opera! Free before 10pm, only $5 afterwards. Life is short; go to Lipgloss.
You’ve played drinking games at home, now play them with the Denver Film Society! They’ll give you the rules and thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the first 50 guests get their first drink on the house! Drink specials run all night long, with a bar in the theater so you won’t miss a second of the movie (thank god). Tickets run $7 – $10. Please drink and watch responsibly; only guests 21 and over will be allowed to attend Films on Tap screenings.
Saturday, March 28 & Sunday, March 29, 2015: Colorado Cactus & Succulent Society Annual Show and Sale at Denver Botanic Gardens
The Colorado Cactus and Succulent Society will host one of Colorado’s largest cactus and succulent events at Denver Botanic Gardens this (sunny!) weekend. This is often the only opportunity the public can purchase unique and rare plants from expert growers from around the country, as well as attend free workshops and demos. Event runs Saturday from 9am – 5pm and Sunday 9am – 4pm. Admission to the Colorado Cactus Show and Sale is included in the regular DBG entrance fee.
Join the Infinite Monkey Theorem and Roaming Bull Brasserie for bellinis, mimosas, Spanish tortilla, French toast, eggs Benedict, and more!
Get funky the last Saturday of each month at Grandma’s House, with your host Mara Wiles and house band Mimosa, featuring members of Paper Bird and Kitty Crimes! This month they’ll have Kevin O’Brien, Timmi Lasley and Aaron Urist getting weird with some stand-up, along with food truck realness, sweet boogie tunes, tasty brews, and surprises – all whilst the sun is still out. Come get some! No cover.
Party In Your Pantsuit is an office-themed event featuring food + libations + DIY crafts + music +photos + games + prizes. Prepare yourself for giant paper donut decorations (and a pyramid of real ones), a keg of the best iced-coffee on the planet, mutant desk creatures galore, prizes with really rad ribbons, Post-it note sculptures, generous cocktails from boozy watercoolers, crowdsourced office-pranks, a slew of bejazzled office-themed DIY crafts to take home with you, a sweaty dance party, and a photobooth to capture all the debauchery. Don your finest power suit and bring your business card! Tickets are just $30. Read more about this “surrealist office party” here.
Saturday, March 28, 2015 @ 7:30pm: Sound+Vision series presents: The Breakfast Club + After-Party w/ DJ Hollow at the SIE FilmCenter
Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of this culturally-defining detention with a screening on the big screen, along with behind-the-scenes commentary. Plus! After the screening, bust out your classic moves at an 80s-inspired dance party with DJ Hollow of Lipgloss fame. Tickets run $10 – $12, or enter “PRINCESS” at check-out for $3 off your ticket.
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.
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. Read more about this event here!
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 local faves Hippieman and Chris Charpentier, along with visiting funny dudes Mitch Kurka, Zach Peterson, and Andrew Michael. Hosting services by Ms. Timmi Lasley. Come early to grab a seat as shit gets real, real quick! FREE and cool and now sponsored by Illegal Pete’s!
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.
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 Nick Vatterott, Zach Peterson, Andrew Michael, Timmi Lasley, and Mitch Kurka. Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe. Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!
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!
Come see The Tings Tings for an in-store performance + meet and greet in support of their new album, Super Critical. All fans that purchase the album at Twist & Shout will receive entry into the performance and a guaranteed spot in the autograph line.
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. Spring is in the air, so it is time to get crunk! $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.
Karaoke madness featuring all of your favorite hits from the 80s and 90s. FREE.