WEEKLY EVENTS: April 17, 2015 – April 23, 2015

SpringFleaEmail1mcDenver!  This weather be cray.  But luckily there are plenty of distractions this week, including a bunch of pop-up markets, a bicycle scavenger hunt, comedy shows, art exhibits, a how-to in kombucha, roller skating jammy jams, classy yoga, 4/20 celebrations, and SO.  MUCH.  MORE.

(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 Go Folk Yourself Festival at Mutiny Information Cafe, a Selena Lookalike Contest and Karaoke at the Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, and Lucha Libre & Laughs at the Oriental Theater.)

Friday, April 17 – Sunday, April 19, 2015: Boomtown at the Performing Arts Complex

True story: this company will make you like dance performance, even if you think you don’t.  For their most recent performance, Wonderbound is joined by Chimney Choir to bring you a new tale full of daring adventure, featuring over 25 new songs.  Watch as the young hero departs his home to chase the girl of his dreams.  Upon his arrival in Boomtown, he is sent hurtling through a series of mishaps and chance encounters that ultimately make him question what it was he wanted all along.  Tickets start at $22.  Go!

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: Transcendence at Center for Visual Art- Metropolitan State University of Denver

FREE opening reception for Metropolitan State University’s Bachelor of Fine Art thesis exhibition.  Come support these budding artists!

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: Denver Flea Kick-Off Party at the Bindery on Blake

Imbibe Denver is jumpstarting the 2015 Denver Flea season with an evening bash!  With limited tickets available, the Flea Kick-Off Party will give guests the first chance to shop and meet 100+ vendors.  Tickets include bottomless adult beverages, live music, a photobooth, surprise giveaways, and a chance to taste the custom-brewed ale, Fleak Out! Wild Ale.  Come meet your ‘maker’ and kick off 2015 with the Denver Flea.  Tickets start at $25.

Friday, April 17, 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 17, 2015 @ 9pm: Lipgloss Pop-Up Party at Milk Bar

Lipgloss will start its new run at Syntax Physic Opera beginning on May 1st, but until then, come dance it out at Milk!  One-night only!  No cover!  Oh my!

Friday, April 17, 2015 @ 9pm – 1:30am: Roll: Rollopoloy at the Exdo Event Center

Go directly to Roll!  Do not pass go!  Do not collect $200!  Roll the dice, take a chance, and break the bank at the most money skating party in Denver!  Prepare for a night filled with skating, drinking, dancing, karaoke, and ping-pong!  FREE admission between 9 – 10pm and $5 afterwards (or get advance tickets, which include skate rental).  This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the line!

Saturday, April 18 & Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 10am – 4pm: #sourcepop at The Source

Spring is here and so is the spring #sourcepopup market.  Sticking to the principal of good artisanship, the #sourcepopup is a curated market composed of vendors showcasing their talent.  Come explore and take home goods from vendors such as Primary Ties, Sully & CO., Banshee Press, Jewelry by Colleen Heinemann, Kirstin Smith, Haiku Foods, Desserts by Lindsay Ragsdale, Gypsy Juice, and more.  FREE entry.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 11am – 4pm: Honey Nest Mercantile at The Savoy at Curtis Park

Honey Nest Mercantile is a unique vintage-inspired market.  This event will bring together local vendors of vintage and high-quality handmade items, as well as vintage-inspired goods in a beautiful setting for all shoppers.  There will also be food Trucks and a full bar with mimosas and bloodies on-site.  Suggested door donation to benefit Champa House, a Curtis Park neighborhood shelter for women and children.  Bring a friend and enjoy shopping locally!

10847319_705004332944383_4906597688122098243_oSaturday, April 18, 2015 @ 12 – 7pm: Denver Flea at the Bindery on Blake

A celebration of the finest Colorado-made goods, beer, food, and more from your favorite local craftsmen and craftswomen!  On April 18th, the cool kids at Imbibe will welcome the city back to Bindery on Blake to experience a hand-picked selection of local artisans, designers, and makers, along with vendors of vintage items, repurposed furniture, and other curiosities.  RSVP in advance for a free brew and a chance to win a New Belgium cruiser bike.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 4 – 5:15pm: CSOm: Yoga with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra at The Yoga Mat

Remix (Young Professionals of the Colorado Symphony) presents CSOm, a special yoga workshop for all levels with live music from musicians of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  Come experience yoga in a new way, while supporting the arts in your community!  Register here ($15 – $25).

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 7 – 8pm: Buddy, Buddy! Sketch Comedy at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

Comedy and friendship, all wrapped into a sketch comedy show like no other!  This month, Janae Burris and Timmi Lasley will be joined by the talents of JD Lopez and Bethany Hernandez to make you ROFL.  Plus, tix be only 5 bucks, so come and be a part of the fun – friendsforeverdotcom.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 7:30pm: Sound+Vision series presents: The Cure in Orange + After-Party at the SIE FilmCenter

In a flurry of mysterious imagery and incredible prolific songwriting, The Cure forever represents the height of 80s-rock, beautifully smashing the plastic banality of its era with mighty velocity.  And in all its big-screen splendor, The Cure: In Orange captures The Cure’s angular tightness, exuberant aural panoramas, and Robert Smith’s shocking ‘do during their tour date of August 9th, 1986 in the French countryside.  Still never released on DVD or Blu-Ray, this is an enrapturing experience that will leave you glowing orange!  Plus!  After the screening, Tyler Jacobson (Mile High Soul Club) & Hollow (Lipgloss) will throw a Cure-inspired dance party in the lobby of the SIE FilmCenter.  Tickets for the film run $10 – $12, and include the after-party.  (Pssst, enter “ENTREAT” at check-out for $3 off your ticket.)

Saturday, April 18, 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 19, 2015 @ 11am – 2pm: Let’s Brunch at the Infinite Monkey Theorem

Do your best college-freshman-on-the-weekend impersonation and stumble on down to the Infinite Monkey Theorem for a Mediterranean buffet with paella, eggs, and chocolate croissants.  Twenty bucks gets you a mimosa or  a peach Bellini + unlimited brunch.  Call to reserve your spot, purchase tickets here, or just show up.  More info on this event here.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 1pm: Kombucha: Mystery Solved at The Craftsman & Apprentice

Kombucha is super good for you and Hannah and Levi from Haiku Foods know all about it.  They’ll take you through the whole brewing process, provide samples of brews in-progress and a variety of tasty flavors to try.  By the end of this workshop, you’ll be a kombucha-making master with your own kombucha kit, including tea, sugar, and culture.  Registration costs $40; drinks & snacks provided.

Sunday, April 19, 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 19, 2015 @ 2 – 6pm: Drizly Party at Wurstküche

Join Drizly in celebrating the opening of Wurstküche, one of Denver’s best new restaurants and beer halls  They will be offering half-priced beers from La Trappe, great music, and plenty of boozy giveaways!  No cover!  (Plus, if you have yet to use Drizly, the new time-saving, booze-delivery app, use the code “SPRINGMESS” to receive FREE delivery on your first order!)

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 3pm: 2-Year Anniversary + Scavenger Hunt at CoCo Bikes

Support your neighborhood bike shop!  Scavenger hunt registration begins at 3pm.  1-3 people/team; $5/person to enter.  Prizes for winners!  Hunt starts at 4pm; after-party at 7pm with FREE beer, BBQ, and giveaways!

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 9pm: Let’s Get Weird at Herb’s

Still not ready to say goodbye to the weekend?  Well come check-out this FREE comedy show, featuring the likes of Meghan DePonceau, Zach Reinert, Aristotle Georgeson, Adrienne Airhart, Anthony Crawford, and headliner, Elliot Woolsey.  Hosted by Greg Baumhauer.  Plus, no metered parking on Sundays!  Booyah.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 10pm: Arguments & Grievances at Vine Street Pub

Give the middle finger to Monday and come out for some quality laughs and some quality brews.  Debates this month include Going to Prom vs. Not Going to Prom, Boom vs. Bust, Cricket vs Baseball, Uptown vs. Downtown, and the headlining debate, Life vs. Death.  FREE.

Monday, April 20, 2015 @ 4 – 10pm: 4/20 Silent Disco at Hayter’s & Co.

Emergency dance party!  Come celebrate 4/20 with SoundDown Party at this FREE silent disco dance party! Yay-uh!

Monday, April 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 (and birthday boy) 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.11150441_467070403439967_272764862343525163_n

Monday, April 20, 2015, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: The 4/20 Greater Than Social Club at The Oriental Theater

Food + comedy + video + live music = a 4/20 event that actually RULES.  Performances from The Fine Gentleman’s Club, Brent Coles from You Me & Apollo, and Dragondeer, plus eps of Bong Appetit.  Tickets are only $10!  Party.

Monday, April 20, 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 21, 2015doors at 6pm, show at 6:30pm: Soil & Farm Film Fest: Food Chain$ at the Highland Event Center

Join Feed Denver on Tuesday, April 21st to watch Food Chain$, a new film exploring the Imokolee Food Workers’ fight for better conditions.  They will also be showing the Lexicon of Sustainability show and film shorts.  Drinks and snacks provided.  FREE.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: The Great Debate at Buntport Theater

The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-to-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential.  Mundane topics are brought to life by ordinary, but opinionated folks.  You’re bound to be a flip-flopper after listening to compelling arguments on things that never mattered.  This month’s theme?  Hot Pockets vs. Kangaroos.  Box office opens at 7:30pm, and the feud starts at 8pm.  $5 – $8, depending on your luck, or reserve your spot ahead of time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 6 – 8pm: Declare Your Art at Declaration Brewing

Declaration Brewing is teaming up with the Art of War Project again for #DeclareYourArt!  This is a chance to come have some beers while painting with the Art Of War instructors.  The Art of War Project was founded to inspire hope and contribute to the health and well-being of American Veterans dealing with PTSD.  By providing a positive outlet through art and other creative endeavors, they seek to make lives better.  #DeclareYourArt is open to anyone who would like to participate; $10 per person.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: April DIY Networking Event at Share Denver

Please join Chapter Be and Share Denver for their April DIY Networking event…Do.Share.Be.  This event is for anyone and everyone who has started a small business or is in the beginning stages/exploring the idea of starting one.  Come meet others who are in the same position and learn from shared experiences.  You’ll also get your creative juices flowing with a quick and fun DIY activity to keep that right brain active and engaged!  Please RSVP for this event so the organizers know how many people to expect.  FREE.

photo-mainWednesday, April 22, 2015 @ 7:15pm: Cheatin’ at the SIE FilmCenter

This screening includes a special appearance by Bill Plympton!  In a fateful bumper car collision, Jake and Ella meet and become the most loving couple in the long history of romance.  But when a scheming “other” woman drives a wedge of jealousy into their perfect courtship, insecurity and hatred spell out an untimely fate.  With only the help of a disgraced magician and his forbidden “soul machine”, Ella takes the form of Jake’s numerous lovers, desperately fighting through malfunction and deceit as they try to reclaim their destiny.  Tickets for this film run $10 – $12.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 5 – 8pm: Collina Strada Trunk Show at Goldyn

Join the ladies of Goldyn for a trunk show with Collina Strada.  Meet the designer behind the line, Hillary Taymour, and shop her minimalist-chic collection of ready-to-wear and handbags.  Distinguished by high-end construction and tailored shapes, each piece is sustainably handmade in NYC.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Thursday, April 23, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite #11: Improv, Ancient Cities, and Surviving the Apocalypse at the Oriental Theater

On April 23rd, improv comes with life lessons; ancient cities spill their environmental secrets; and attendees find out if they could survive the apocalypse.  Drinks and mingles start at 6:30pm, show starts at 7pm.  Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.

Thursday, April 23, 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 23, 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.  Kitchen open until midnight; drink specials all night.  No cover.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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