WEEKLY EVENTS: June 12, 2015 – June 18, 2015

11412146_10153352392003349_6786841553592150984_nDenver!  Have you had enough rain yet?  I mean, am I right?!?

Tonight I will be attending my nephew’s pre-school graduation (#party) and tomorrow I will be getting sucked into a vortex of beer, sunshine (hopefully), good music, Instagramming, and blah blah blahing at Great Divide’s 21st Anniversary Party.  Apparently it’s all sold-out so if you don’t have tickets, you’re gonna miss out on me tryna start a fight with a porta-potty #cheers

(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 Sexpot Comedy Presents: Ben Kronberg at The Oriental Theater, A Taste of Puerto Rico at Civic Center Park and National Get Outdoors Day at City Park.)

Friday, June 12 & Saturday June 13, 2015Colorado Independent Women of Film Festival at The Bug Theatre

Colorado Independent Women of Film celebrates a unique style, perspective, and artistic vision within Colorado’s indie filmmaking community.  Their fifth annual festival will showcase films from 20 local female filmmakers, including narrative short and feature-length films, short documentaries, music videos, experimental works, animations, and more with the filmmakers in attendance to take part in spirited ‘talkbacks’ with the audience.  Tickets start at $10; view the schedule here.

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 5 – 8pm: Pool Party Season Launch at TAXI

A $10 entrance fee gets you access to free beer, free cocktails, food, pool times, Weird Touch DJ set, napkins, unicorns, and magic. [In the event of rain, this party will be moved indoors.]

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 6 – 8pm: B-Side Music Fridays w/ Esme Patterson at the MCA Denver

B-Side Music Fridays is a live music series where guests can enjoy an intimate performance by Denver’s top indie musicians, while sipping on crafted cocktails and taking in some of the sweetest views in town.  Tonight’s performer is the lovely Esmé Patterson.  Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live performance from 6 – 8pm.  Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 7 – 10pm: Por Fin Es Friday at Hooked on Colfax

Do you speak Spanish or kind of speak Spanish?  Have you been looking for an opportunity to practice?  Then dust off those tildas and head on over to Hooked on Colfax this Friday night to have some drinks, roll your Rs, and make some new amigos.  Como se dice, “You are the wind beneath my wings”?  FREE.

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 7pm & 9:30pm: Exhibit M at Casselmans Bar & Venue

Looking for a unique night out?  Exhibit M delivers a sassy portrayal of fantasies in a visual delight.  A little naughty and a lot of fun, Exhibit M features an incredible cast of Denver singers, poets and dancers.  High-energy and super-steamy numbers are set to top songs in a variety of genres, perfect for both a male and female audiences.  Tickets start at $35 and include an after-party with the cast, starting at 11pm.

Friday, June 12, 2015, live music at 7pm, film at 8:30pm: Outdoor Film Series: 101 Dalmations at Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre

All films are shown on the lawn in front of the theatre.  Gate opens at 7pm with live music and the film starts at 8:30pm.  Sandwiches for purchase provided by Heidi’s Deli.  Admission is $5/person suggested donation and children 6 and under are free.  This event is rain or shine so dress accordingly.

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 8:30pm: The Triumphant Return of Soulfax at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox

Denver’s finest all-vinyl dance party is back!  Soul, funk, R&B, psych, invasion, girl groups, and other songs that will make you shake, all brought to you by DJ Rett Rogers, DJ Scuba Scott Beck, and some special guests.  Entry is $5.

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 9pm – 1:30am: Roll: Tarzan & Jane at the Exdo Event Center

Get sweaty this June at Roll’s Tarzan & Jane skating party!  They’ll be taking you on a journey through the jungle with funky beats, power ballads, and stellar cocktails.  So jump on your closest tree branch, lace up them skates, and swing on down to Roll 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!

Friday, June 12, 2015 @ 10pm: Films on Tap: Armageddon at the SIE FilmCenter

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 – $11.  Please drink and watch responsibly; only guests 21 and over will be allowed to attend Films on Tap screenings.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 10am – 1:30pm (or until goods run out): Le Jardin Secret at Bistro Vendome

Le Jardin Secret is not your average summer market.  At this French-inspired chefs’ market, foodies can shop for dairy, meat, bread, produce, and other goods – all with a mimosa in hand.  Free parking is available on the top levels of the Larimer Square Garage (14th and Market Streets) during market hours to the first 40 customers.  Customers must ask for a validation pass from the Mile High Business Alliance representative at the Le Jardin Secret welcome booth.  FREE.

farmcadSaturday, June 13, 2015 @ 10am – 2pm: FARMCAD at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Join RMCAD from 10am to 2pm on June 13th for the first-ever FARMCAD!  Located on the historic campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, this event features food trucks, pop-up arts & crafts boutiques, farm-fresh produce, face painting, corn hole, chalk art, yoga, and a whole slew of additional activities–all just one-block north of West Colfax in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District.  This summer market will be held June 13, July 11, August 15, and September 12.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 12 – 7:30pm: TheBigWonderful at Sustainability Park

It’s back!  TheBigWonderful returns to bring you another season of live music, local food, craft beer + cocktails, beach volleyball, yard games, and even a play areas for the kiddos.  And this year, it is bigger and better!  Admission is FREE and it’s the perfect place to meet-up with friends/family for a casually fun Saturday.  View the musical line-up here.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 4pm: 2nd Anniversary Party at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway

Please join the Illegal Pete’s folks as they celebrate the 2nd anniversary of their South Broadway location with food, music, and booze.  New Belgium Brewing and Dulce Vida Tequila will also be on-site to support the revelry.  No cover.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 7 – 10pm: Swingin’ Under the Stars at Little Man Ice Cream

Ice cream, live music, dance lessons, and you.  Tonight’s live music will be provided by Andrew Vogt.  Free swing dance lesson at 7pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps; no partner or experience required.  FREE.

Saturday, June 13, 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, June 14, 2015 @ 10:30am: Brewhouse Yoga at Alpine Dog Brewing Company

Balance on your mat, then get tipsy at the bar.  Class costs $15 and includes one brew.  All participants will receive $1 off each additional beer.  Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 11 – 3pm: Bluegrass Brunch at Station 26 Brewing

Family-friendly (and dog-friendly) fun!  Beer, live music from Chain Station, donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke!  No cover!

Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 12 – 5pm: RiNo Beach Club at the Exdo Event Center

Come join this urban beach party, which features 10,000 square feet of sand, a giant swimming pool, music, drink specials, vendors, and awesome schwag.  No cover; all-day bloody mary bar + $7 bottomless mimosas from 12 – 2pm.  Get your vitamin C on, son!

Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 1 – 3pm: Open Farm & Market at Broken Shovels Farm

Sample some cheese and meet the new baby goats at this animal rescue farm, located just 15-minutes from downtown Denver.  A little cheese, a lot of goats, and tons of love.  FREE.  [This event is contingent on the weather, so do check the link for updates.]

Sunday, June 14, 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.

11041263_10206764646579127_4848207507540451406_oSunday, June 14, 2015 @ 7:30pm: Amuse Booze Volume 3 at The Savoy at Curtis Park

Amuse Booze is a new monthly comedy showcase that appreciates a good, hand-crafted cocktail.  Three local bartenders will compete to make their own variations of three comics favorite cocktails.  One bartender will be named victorious and move forward in the competition whilst the audience enjoys tasting and laughing at the results.  Tonight’s comedians include Bobby Crane, Adrian P. Mesa, and headliner, Elliot Woolsey.  Hosted by Meghan DePonceau and Anthony Crawford.  $10 gets you in the door + one cocktail.

Sunday, June 14, 2015 @ 8pm: The Church of Coen Presents: Fargo w/ musical selection by Poet’s Row 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 Poet’s Row and a screening of Fargo.  Come share your zeal and fondness for the brothers with other devotees.  FREE.

Monday, June 15, 2015, gates at 7pm, movie at 8pm: Night at the Museum at Infinity Park

When was the last time you watched an outdoor movie in a rugby stadium?  Grab a blanket, pack a picnic, and come on out for another season of free movies under the stars at Infinity Park.  All of the feature movies begin on the jumbo screen at 8pm, with gates opening at 7pm.  FREE.

Monday, June 15, 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, June 15, 2015 @ 8 – 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Open Mic Comedy Night at the Goosetown Tavern

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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 5 – 9pm: LoDo Bites in LoDo

Eat your heart out through one of Denver’s oldest neighborhoods.  LoDo Bites gives guests the opportunity to try over 20 restaurants.  Grab a bite, have some conversation, and repeat!  This is the perfect way to try new restaurants or see how old favorites have changed over time.  Tickets cost $35.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 @ 6:30pm: 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.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015, doors 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?  Sherlock against Matlock.  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, June 17, 2015 @ 4 – 7pm: Bike-to-the-Taproom Happy Hour at Factotum Brewhouse

Starting May 20th and extending through September 16th, Factotum will be offering special prices during happy hour on all taproom beverages if you bike in on Wednesdays in part of Bike-to-Work Wednesdays.  Pedal power!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 7pm: Yoga in the Beergarden at Black Shirt Brewing Co.

Get over the hump-day-slump and enjoy an evening of vinyasa in the BSB backyard, along with your favorite red ales.  $15 gets you in the class PLUS a glass of beer (or Happy Leaf Kombucha) AND a $5 credit to use towards a very delicious vegetarian meal from WongWayVeg!  Please bring your own yoga mat and towel.

11312638_676436869134602_3621064107934800694_oWednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 8pm: Anarchist Movie Night: The Take at the Mutiny Information Cafe

Join the Mutiny Information Cafe every Wednesday night this summer for a FREE movie night hosted by Denver Anarchist Black Cross.  This week’s film is The Take.  FREE.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 8pm: The Narrators at Buntport Theater

If you haven’t been to The Narrators before, it is pure gold.  It is essentially like This American Life unfolding right in front of your beautiful smiling face.  One of the best things to do in Denver – hands down.  This month’s theme is “WTF?″.  Admission is FREE, plus there is cheap can beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 7pm: Picnics: Red Carpet World Premiere Extravaganza at the SIE FilmCenter

This one night extravaganza will include the world-premiere screening of Picnics with the filmmakers/actors in attendance, live music, art show, and complimentary beer provided by Drizly!  Tickets run $10 – $12.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 7 – 10pm: Occasional Guides Launch at Black Eye Coffee

Come on out for the launch of a new series of Denver city guides called, Occasional Guides.  They’re made with love for the occasional explorers of our fair city.  The ones that live here and haven’t found it all or the ones who are visiting and want something a bit more real than scratch-the-surface sightseeing.  This launch will feature the very first guide in the series, Occasional Sandwiches.  Sandwiches will be provided!

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 8pm: My Teenage Angst at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse

A roomful of “grown-ups” sharing their diaries, yearbooks, journals, and notes from when they were younger?  Yes, please!  This is an event you don’t want to miss.  You’ll laugh, cringe, and commiserate that he never did call when he said he would.  Still have access to your old journals?  Visit the site to be a part of the show and share your angst with others!  Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 day of.

Thursday, June 18, 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 for your enjoyment.  FREE show, cash bar, cool shit.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 @ 9pm: Motown Thursdays at the Goosetown Tavern

Party people of Denver!  It’s the 4-year anniversary of Motown Thursdays!  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, June 18, 2015 @ 10pm: Karaoke with DJ Rockstar Aaron at Barricuda’s

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