WEEKLY EVENTS: August 28, 2015 – September 3, 2015
Maybe you’re bummed you are not going to Riot Fest, maybe you don’t give a fuuuuck. Whichever side of the fence you are on, there is still a crazy amount of stuff to keep you entertained throughout the weekend/week. 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 YouTube Night at Little Man Ice Cream, Stuff on Walls at The Deer Pile, and Ink Monstr Presents Sticky Situation at Stoney’s Bar and Grill.)
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 5 – 8pm: Pool Party at TAXI
It’s the last pool party of the season! A celebratory reduced $5 entrance fee gets you access to free drinks, food, pool times, music by Simone Says, napkins, unicorns, and magic.
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 6 – 8pm: B-Side Music Fridays w/ The Milk Blossoms & Tyler Lee Holter at the MCA Denver
B-Side Music Fridays is a live music series where guests can enjoy an intimate rooftop performance by Denver’s top indie musicians, craft cocktail in hand. Tonight’s (and the season’s last) performance will feature The Milk Blossoms and Tyler Lee Holter. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.
Friday, August 28, 2015, doors at 6:30pm: Kissing Party at Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Come check-out Black Shirt’s new(ish) outdoor stage, sip on some red brews, and enjoy a live performance by Kissing Party. Pile High Burgers will also be on-site to keep you from getting hungry. Tickets are only $5 and this show is all ages – woot!
Friday, August 28, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, movie at 7pm: Spaceballs at Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre
The Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre is kicking off a new indoor classic movie series, starting tonight with Spaceballs. The film will be complemented by a live radio show before the screening and a talkback with Jim J. Bullock (Prince Valium) after the film. Tickets are $10 and you can read more about the series here.
Friday, August 28, 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. FREE.
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 8pm: The Underground Comedy Showcase at The Soiled Dove Underground
Fear not my friends, the Underground Comedy Showcase is back! And this time, Dave Chappelle opener, Nathan Brannon will be headlining the laughs. (If you are not familiar with Brannon’s work, peep this short video.) Joining Mr. Brannon are Jordan Doll, Janae Burris, and Rick Kerns. Hosted by Stephen Agyei & Matt Monroe. Tickets are $10 and will sell-out so buy yours now (or cry later, you big baby).
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 9pm: Friday-A-Go-Go at Southside Bar Kitchen
Join Motown Groove at Southside Bar Kitchen every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month as they spin the best in Go-Go, Surf, Oldies, 60’s, and more! No cover.
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 9pm: Lipgloss w/ Cold Cave DJ Set at Syntax Physic Opera
Catch Wesley Eisold with American Nightmare at this year’s Riot Fest and then continue the party at Lipgloss, where Wesley will don his Cold Cave cap and perform an exclusive DJ set to help celebrate a weekend of great music. They’ll also be serving up $2 PBRs + $4 vodka/gin drink specials and giving away tickets to see Empire of the Sun, The Zombies, and CHVRCHES around midnight. Only $5 to dance dance dance.
Friday, August 28, 2015 @ 10pm: Ghost World at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! Set during the summer after they graduate from high school, two ultra-hip friends, Enid and Becky fear drifting apart when Enid considers moving across the country to attend college. When Enid develops an attraction to offbeat Seymour and Becky sets her sights on Josh – on whom both girls have a crush – their friendship is forever changed. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Saturday, August 29 & Sunday, August 30, 2015: PalletFest at the Sculpture Park
Come join this Kickstarter-funded project, which takes the idea of “trash” and turns it on its head. This family-friendly festival includes live music, a pallet maze, an upcycled fashion show, parkour demonstrations, art, food, beer, kids’ activities, and sustainable ideas for your home/garden. FREE admission. Saturday: 10am – 10pm; Sunday: 10am – 5pm. View the event schedule here.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 @ 12pm: Ice Cream Social at Spangalang Brewery
Live music, games, delicious eats, and beer-flavored ice cream #ohmy
Saturday, August 29, 2015 @ 12 – 7:30pm: TheBigWonderful at Sustainability Park
TheBigWonderful returns to bring you yet another season of live music, local food, craft beer + cocktails, beach volleyball, yard games, and even a play area for the kiddos. And this year, it is bigger and better! Admission is FREE and it is the perfect place to meet-up with friends/family for a casually fun Saturday. View the musical line-up here and be one of the first guests to try the new silent disco arena by SoundDown Party.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 @ 12 – 8pm: 4-Year Anniversary at Wit’s End Brewing Company
I visit a lot of breweries and have to say that Wit’s End is one of the friendliest in town! Come help them celebrate four years of holding it down in the Valverde neighborhood. They will be featuring 19 (!) beers on tap, including old favorites and some awesome new concoctions. There will be raffles and giveaways throughout the day and Basic Kneads Pizza and The Cluck Truck will be on-site to keep you from getting hungry.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 @ 1:30 – 3:30pm: Poetry & Pancakes at Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library
Poetry & Pancakes is a FREE monthly writing workshop open to all ages. Each program is coordinated by the award-winning, Denver-based literary organization, SlamNUBA and includes a FREE pancake breakfast.
Saturday, August 29, 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 William and the Romantics. Free swing dance lesson at 7pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps; no partner or experience required. FREE.
Saturday, August 29, 2015 @ 10pm: Epilogue Comedy at the Mutiny Information Cafe
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 Miriam Moreno, Tim Messenger, Meghan DePonceau, Joshua Skillman, Kelsie Huff, Nathan Brannon. Come early to grab a seat as shit gets real, real quick! FREE and cool and now sponsored by Illegal Pete’s!
Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 12 – 6pm: 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, August 30, 2015 @ 7 – 9pm: RiNo Yacht Club | Movie Night at The Source
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the fridge-humping classic, Wet Hot American Summer. No cover.
Sunday, August 30, 2015, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Propaganda at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
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 delicious East Coast-style pizza. This month’s comics include Nathan Brannon, Danny Kallas, Tim Messenger, Joel Jimenez, Jim Hickox, and Zac Maas. Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe. Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!
Sunday, August 30, 2015 @ 9:30pm: Open Mic at The Denver Bicycle Cafe
Come try your own material (or just listen to others) at this brand-new open mic, hosted by James Xiong and Roger Haak. $3 craft beer tallboys; $2 New Belgium Shift cans. Sign-up at 9pm; show at 9:30pm #LOL
Monday, August 31, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: Karaoke Carnival 2.0 at Fort Greene
Hourglass Productions Denver is hosting the raddest networking event for creative spirits and awesome entrepreneurs! What do you get when you attend? A signature vodka cocktail from Spring44! Tarot readings from Madame Quinlan! Tasty treats from Colorado Cotton Candy Co.! Sno-cones! Karaoke! Photo Booth! Rad networking! Fried cheese curds! Fake naked lady tattoos! Tickets on sale now – $5 pre-sale, $8 day-of.
Monday, August 31, 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, September 1, 2015 @ 6 – 7:30pm: CO Bikes + Biz + Beer Meetup at Industry Denver
What’s not to like about bicycles, business, and creative ideas? Four speakers will share short pitches on creative bike-related ideas. This entertaining community exchange is designed to help incubate bike biz, develop entrepreneurs, and improve all things bicycle. Throw in a little bit of magic (read: beer, food trucks, and bike schwag) and you have the best weeknight event that you’ve been too in awhile. FREE.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 6:30 – 8pm: Conscious Business Book Club at Green Spaces
Come check-out this new monthly book club, whose aim is to create a space for business owners and entrepreneurs to develop relationships, renew inspiration, and support one another by reading books about sustainable business practices. This event is FREE but please RSVP so there is enough wine for all! This week’s assignment is the first three chapters of Adam Grant’s “Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success”.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 7pm: The Internet Cat Video Festival at the Sie FilmCenter
Cats are back! Curated, compiled, and edited by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the Internet Cat Video Festival has been lauded by NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more! This new reel will feature approximately 100 cat videos culled from nominations by the public in the categories of Comedy, Drama, Animated, Musical, Action, Vintage, and Documentary. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 6:30pm: Local Stand-Up Night at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD)
Hosted by comedian Byron Graham, this event features stand-up sets by Hippieman, Christie Buchele, Zac Maas, Jordan Wieleba, and Kevin Klatman. Drinks, refreshments, and door prizes will be offered throughout the evening. This event will be held in the Mary Harris Auditorium and is FREE, however seating is limited so please RSVP here.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 @ 7:30pm: Enchanted Kingdom at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! Created with ground-breaking technology, Enchanted Kingdom is an immersive adventure, transporting viewers from grey urbanity to the vibrancy and vitality of the natural world. In each realm, viewers experience just how different and astounding nature can be, and encounter extraordinary animal characters, who reveal amazing lessons about the world. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: Grand Opening Party at Spruce
Finding your personal style isn’t always easy, that’s why Spruce is here to help! Come to their grand opening and learn everything you need to look and feel good in your own skin. They’ll have food, booze, giveaways, and an opportunity to win prizes. You can also schedule a personal style or grooming appointment before you come to the party, via their website. FREE.
Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 6 – 11pm: Summer Scream at Lakeside Amusement Park
If you’ve been before, you’ll already have your ticket for this event. If you haven’t, click on this link and get your tickets now. Seriously. With unlimited rides, an open bar, DJs, and hott people, this is guaranteed to be THE best party of the summer. Feelin’ baller? Check-out the VIP option and enjoy a pre-party with free food and drinks, and rides to and from the event. (And you may as well take Friday off now.) #wildchipmunk
Thursday, September 3, 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 comedians for your enjoyment. FREE show, cash bar, cool shit.