WEEKLY EVENTS: April 3, 2015 – April 9, 2015


Suggestive screen prints at Innuendo

Denver!  I am headed out of town this weekend to kick it in Salida, but I leave you in good (well-moisturized) hands.  This week, plan on attending a pickle party, indulge in indie film, eat chocolate, learn how to Lindy Hop, shop local, play trivia, rally your community, and listen to some opera.

(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 Denver Collage Club at Robert Anderson Gallery and Meownage Daydream at Mutiny Information Cafe.)

Friday, April 3 – Sunday, April 5, 2015Double Trouble in Denver at the SIE FilmCenter

The Denver Film Society and SIE FilmCenter present a weekend of double trouble with their favorite dynamic duo, bi-coastal filmmakers, Mike Ott and Nathan Silver.  This event will celebrate independent film and kick-off Ott & Silver’s co-directed cinematic takeover of the Mile High City this summer for their project, “The Untitled Denver Project”.  View the films in this program here.

Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 5 – 9pm: Address Your Stress Fest at the Chocolate Crisis Center

This first Friday, come down to RiNo to sample chocolate, enjoy some spa-inspired cocktails, and partake in a mini massage, all in the name of de-stressing!  FREE.

Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: Innuendo at the Ink Lounge

It’s two events in one!  Limited-edition suggestive (but kid-friendly) screen prints + a pickle/ketchup/vintage/soda party – YAY!  Come see what all of this wackiness is about, which includes FREE beer.  No cover.

Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 6pm – 12am: Friday Night Bazaar at 3530 Brighton Boulevard

From the folks that brought you TheBigWonderful comes the all-new Friday Night Bazaar.  And if you haven’t been, you are seriously missing out.  Imagine a festive farmhouse (at least that’s how it feels to me), filled with twinkling lights, delicious homemade food, craft beer and cocktails, artisan vendors, soulful music, swing dancing, and a food truck garden.  Come shop, sip, and eat.  No cover; great way to start your weekend!

Friday, April 3, 2015doors at 7pm, singing at 7:45pm: First Friday w/ Opera Colorado at the Armstrong Center for Dance

Join the First Friday revelers and experience a night of unforgettable art and music!  Opera Colorado’s world premiere of The Scarlet Letter in May 2016 features innovative and amazing costume and set designs, including projected scenery and minimal set pieces.  Mill around with nibbles and drinks, check out the designs and listen to selections from the opera, putting everything into context.  The event is being held in the Colorado Ballet’s gorgeous new facilities in the Santa Fe Arts District.  This event is FREE (but bring some bucks for the cash bar!)

Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 7 – 10pm: 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 Andrew Vogt, 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, April 3, 2015, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Open Music Sessions with High Five at Denver Open Media (DOM)

This First Friday visit YOUR community access television station for a live, in-studio performance by High Five and a joke-telling set by Kevin O’Brien.  Additionally, there will be FREE food from Illegal Pete’s and beer from Ratio Beerworks!  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 9pm – 2am: Lipgloss at the Beauty Bar

Beautiful babies of Denver!  It’s your last chance to dance with DJs Hollow and Tower before they pack up their gear and head on down the road to Syntax Physic Opera.  Come dance it out to Neil Diamond, Bloc Party, Queen, The Supremes, Iggy Pop and LCD Soundsystem one last time on 13th Ave.  Free before 10pm, only $5 afterwards.  Life is short; go to Lipgloss.

Friday, April 3, 2015 @ 10pm: Guilty Pleasures at Sputnik

Denver!  You’ve already hit up a handful of First Friday events and are just buzzed up enough to start dancing…now what?  Cue Guilty Pleasures – a party dedicated to cheesy awesome dance jams.  (If you haven’t been before, this party is FUN.)  When in doubt, grind it out.  $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 12 – 4pm: Family Saturday Workshop at the Dikeou Collection

The Dikeou Family Workshops are a great way for people of all ages to learn more about contemporary art and experiment with new creative processes.  This month’s workshop will focus on Dutch photographer Sebastiaan Bremer’s unique style of photo alteration, and materials will be provided for participants to paint, draw, and etch upon a variety of vintage photographs to create their own Bremer-inspired artwork.  This workshop is FREE to attend and no RSVP is required; drop-in anytime to participate.  Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 7 – 11pm: Brittany Gould Opening Reception at Leon

Join Leon for the opening reception and exhibition of Swells; sculptural installations and drawings from Brittany Gould.  Brittany will be flying in from Berlin, Germany to make an appearance at Leon for the night of April 4th specifically for this show.  FREE.


New work by Brittany Gould

Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 9pm: On the One at DADA Art Bar

It’s an all-new monthly dedicated to the funky side of disco, 80’s boogie, and modern funk!  On The One is hosted by resident Dj Mike Moses and will feature special guest DJs each month, starting with Dj Diligent.  Plan on popping by this new night for some funky beats.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club w/ guest DJ Fred Schneider 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 week, DJs Tyler Jacobson and Steve Cervantes will be joined by Fred Schneider of B-52s fame.  Get your dancing shoes ready and come shake what your mama gave you.  Tickets are $10.

Saturday, April 4, 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, April 5, 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, April 5, 2015 @ 2pm: Murmur of the Heart at the SIE FilmCenter

Murmur of the Heart displays the lighthearted (but never trivial) side of Louis Malle’s work.  The story is about a boy  and his mom.  The mom accompanies her son to a health spa where he is to be treated for a heart murmur, which is both literal and metaphorical.  The film is a marvel of humor, sweetness, emerging sexuality and a remarkable mother/son relationship.  No one would make such a film now; come see why.  Tickets to this classic film are only $1!  Hosted by Denver film critic Howie Movshovitz.

Monday, April 6, 2015 @ 6 – 7pm: Civic Center Moves at the McNichols Civic Center Building

Got a case of the Mondays?  A FREE all-levels vinyasa yoga class in a historic building may just be what the doctor ordered.  Open your heart, unlock your emotional hips, and get the blood moving through every fiber of your body as you mentally prepare for the rest of your week.  This class is held every Monday evening; please bring your own yoga mat.  FREE.

Monday, April 6, 2015, reception at 6:15pm, screening at 7:15pmUnexpected at the SIE FilmCenter

One night only!  In an age when working mothers are nearly as common as working fathers, Kris Swanberg’s uplifting and honest depiction of modern motherhood is both fresh and comforting.  When society often questions whether women can maintain both a family and a career, Swanberg answers with a resounding yes via her characters’ wisdom, courage, and flexibility with circumstances they least expect.  Following the film, there will be a Skype Q&A with director Kris Swanberg.  Tickets run $12 – $15.

Monday, April 6, 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, April 6, 2015 @ 7:30 – 9:30pm: The Return of Monday Music & Movie Trivia at the SIE FilmCenter

It’s back!  Bigger, better, and more horrifying than ever!  Well – it’s back anyway, and that’s a great thing, right?  Join the Denver Film Society this Monday with your host Patrick Brown as he re-kindles this weekly gathering of challenging pop culture questions, boozy trivia, prizes galore, and other goofy antics!  Invite your friends!  FREE.

1974996_10152669592155636_428570154972130087_nMonday, April 6, 2015 @ 8 – 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Open Mic Comedy Night at the Goosetown Tavern

FREE open mic comedy hosted by Jeff M. Albright in an all-new location.  This is also a Sexpot Comedy/Denver Relief show, which means FREE schwag.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 7:30 – 9:15pm: No Enemies: Call & Response at the Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church

Hosted by The Flobots, Call & Response is a monthly space for the study and practice of music as a tactic.  It is movement choir practice.  It is a chance to learn songs that will be deployed during upcoming actions and public witness.  It is a space to raise our voices together.  Watch this video to learn more.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 5 – 9pm: One-Year Anniversary at Industry Denver

Join Industry Denver as they open up their doors and celebrate their upcoming one-year anniversary.  Enjoy cocktails and food, while getting down to the tunes of Rob Drabkin and DJ Elevation.  Stop by the office suites, meet their staff, and learn more about this community organization.  FREE.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015doors at 5pm, talks at 6pm: #OwnYourImpact Series at Green Spaces

Most of us want to have impact in our community, but often it can feel overwhelming to know where to begin!  Lucky for us, Hope Tank and Joy Lab CO are hosting a series of speak and shares to help individuals and businesses connect to meaningful opportunities to have real impact for social change.  For this first event in the series, they will be putting a spotlight on veterans, with a discussion on how we can support the people who have served our country.  Attendees will learn about trainings, products, events, and more.  There will also be pizza from Pizza Locale and a button-making statin from Arts Street.  FREE.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8pm: Bicycle Clinic at Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen

Come on down to Lowdown Brewery + Kitchen for their first Bicycle Clinic of the year.  This event will focus on commuter/road bikes and will include information on how to change a flat, what to carry while you ride, proper maintenance, and safety.  So come for the knowledge and stay for the brews and the schwag.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Stitch & Bitch at Share Denver

Bring your crochet, knitting, embroidery, or just about anything else you’d like to work on!  It will be a night of craftin’, snackin’, and sippin’.  Instructors will also be available to help you work through any crochet problems you’re having.  FREE and open to all.

Thursday, April 9, 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, April 9, 2015 @ 9pm: Motown Thursdays at the Goosetown Tavern

Party people of Denver!  Come dance it out with DJs Maladjusted and Caramello at their new home at the Goosetown Tavern.  No cover all night.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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