WEEKLY EVENTS: September 18, 2015 – September 24, 2015
I woke up this morning feeling like hell. Not sure what the heck is going on but I feel like I’ve been hit by a slow-moving truck. Tonight is most definitely going to be a Netflix night. But non-sickies can choose from the diverse list of events below and for those who liked to get scared, haunted house season kicks off this weekend so you can go get your scream on.
(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 an Indian Wedding Festival at the City & County Building and Vine Street Block Party and Brewers Olympics at Vine Street Pub & Brewery.)
In honor of PARK(ing) Day, the annual worldwide event where artists, designers, and citizens transform spaces into public parks, >AMBIT, a newly formed intelligent design firm, builder/designer VonMod, and Focus Property Group have converted a surface parking space into a temporary public park – come check it out! FREE beer, good food, fun people, and creative ideas. FREE.
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 Matt Cobos, Jason Keyes, Whitmer Thomas, and Sam Tallent as they compete to see who is the funniest/most terrible contestant. Audience prizes include 420 gifts (with a 21+ ID), local grub, free drinks, photography, tickets to this week’s Offensively Delicious event, and more! Doors open at 7pm and you must arrive early to win prizes. $7 in advance; $10 at the door.
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night with DJ Hollow, DJ Tyler Jacobson (Mile High Soul Club), and Zia McCabe aka DJ Rescue of The Dandy Warhols! Only $5 to dance dance dance!
Come on out for a special pop-up edition of Weird Touch, an all-vinyl dance party, featuring DJ Shannon von Kelly + Fancy Matthew.
Roll is a monthly themed, old-school roller skating party, complete with flashing lights, music, karaoke, sippy cup drinks, dancing, and ping-pong! This month’s theme is Motown Skate Down, with guest DJ Caramello! So bust out them flairs, afro that hair, lace up them skates, and take the soul train to funky town. 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, September 19, 2015 @ 9am – 1pm: Transportation Exploration at the DU Parking Lot, just East of University and Buchtel
This family-friendly, one-of-a-kind event features all sorts of transportation for kids to learn about and explore, food and drinks, a bounce house, face painting, and more. Entrance is $5 for kids up to 18 years old and free for everyone else (food/drink, face painting and bounce house are small additional fees – cash only!) View the list of vehicles to explore here.
Looking for a community-driven farmers market with a friendly atmosphere and a variety of vendors and activities? Look no further than the Highland Farmers Market! This market provides a vibrant mix of fresh/frozen/dry/prepared foods, adult beverages, local artisan vendors, live music, a bounce house for the kids, and periodic specialty-themed days! Bring your own bag(s) if possible! FREE.
Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 10 – 11am: Dog-Training Class to Benefit Pets for Vets Colorado at Fuller Dog Park
Have you ever wanted to find a more effective way to train and bond with your dog? This introduction class will teach you the basics and practice of clicker-training. After the training, participants will engage in some fun games with their pup, like doggie musical chairs. There is a suggested donation of $10+; all proceeds benefit the Colorado Chapter of Pets for Vets, a fantastic organization that rescues dogs from shelters, trains them, and provides homes with veterans who are healing from PTSD and traumatic brain injury. Learn what to bring to the class here.
Denver Small Press Fest presents print, noise, installations, music, zines, and general ballyhoo the Denver way. This inaugural event will feature a giant print fair, live screen printing, typewriter installation, build-your-own zines, record fair, coffee cart, DJs, dranks, and more. FREE.
This isn’t your mama’s yoga class. Participants will be flowing to the tunes of Hot Water Music and Fugazi to name a few, so come ready to party. Registration costs $15 and includes one brew. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. 21+
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. Admission is FREE and it is the perfect place to meet-up with friends/family for a casual and 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.
The Immigrant Bazaar is a community event that encourages dialogue and cultural exchange by bringing together new immigrants and communities of the greater metro Denver area in a friendly marketplace setting. The Immigrant Bazaar invites immigrant artisans to present and sell their homemade goods. This event will also include a FREE community screening of the locally-produced, Tanya Monarca at 1:30pm on the second floor. Light refreshments will be provided.
Come join lovable goofball hosts Danny Maupin and Tyler Jackson for a late afternoon of FREE pancakes, drinking, and a frenetic, chaotic show that takes all of your favorite local comedians and pushes them, flailing and grasping, wildly out of their comfort zones! No cover.
Come celebrate community at Uptown on the Hill’s annual block party. Guests can enjoy live music, food, drinks, and fun for the whole family in the revamped Benedict Fountain Park. FREE admission; view the musical line-up here.
The So What! DJs are proud to host the grand opening of Pearl’s, Capitol Hill’s newest dancing and drinking destination. Housed in the former Beauty Bar, Pearl’s has been revamped from the ground up to be a beautiful lounge, designed to support you in getting your groove on. Come help break in the dancefloor! No cover before 10pm; $5 afterwards.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the Newman classic, Cool Hand Luke. No cover.
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
Enjoy some rare New Belgium wood-aged sours along with other delicious sours from Trinity, Perennial, Crooked Stave, and Avery. Click here for the tap list.
Amuse Booze is a new(ish) 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 Anthony Armstrong, Zach Reinert, and headliner, Ben Kronberg. Hosted by Meghan DePonceau and Anthony Crawford. $5 cover; $5 cocktails.
Come join Ratio Beerworks and Ska Brewing this Tuesday to help kick-off the 2015 GABF week. Plus, karaoke! No cover.
Build strength, increase flexibility, and aid balance while draining tension and increasing vitality. Expect to breathe deeply, move mindfully, focus, and cultivate presence by connecting movement with breath. These weekly classes are accessible and beneficial for beginners, as well as more advanced practitioners. $5 – $10 suggested donation; bring your own yoga mat!
Join the masterminds of comedy and craft beer for the 2nd round of Offensively Delicious. Renegade Brewing has collaborated with Sexpot Comedy to invite 10 breweries and 4 comedians to participate in one of the most unique events in the industry. Show will include the funnies from Sam Tallent, Adam Cayton-Holland, Kyle Kinane, and hosting services from Andy Juett. Pours start at 6pm; show starts at 8pm – get your tickets now! Proceeds will be donated to the Denver Public Library.
One night only! The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire’s international #1 album, Reflektor. It charts the band’s creative journey as they lay foundations for the album in Jamaica, record in Montreal, and play an impromptu gig at a Haitian hotel on the first night of Carnival, before bringing their breathtaking live show to packed arenas in Los Angeles and London. Tickets for the film run $7 – $11 and include a post-film dance party with DJ Hollow.
Get over the hump with some straight up LOLs. Denver’s own Andrew Orvedahl headlines this beerifically FREE comedy show, hosted by Ian Douglas Terry. Additional funny people include Kenny DeForest, Sofiya Alexander, Olivia Cathcart, and Paige Bowman. Come out, have a laugh, and party hard.
Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 11:30 am – 1pm: How Can My Business Create Jobs for Youth With Disabilities? at the VSA Colorado Access Gallery
Hope Tank and VSA Colorado Access Gallery invite you to a community conversation around creating internships and jobs for young people with disabilities. Attendees will learn about an awesome program of Denver Public Schools called ACEConnect, that places students with disabilities into paid internships throughout the Metro Denver area. Come join this open conversation about challenges, fears, new ideas, and most importantly – goals!
Thursday, September 24, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite #15: Archeology, Beer, and Christmas Lights at the Oriental Theater
Nerd Nite Denver is back from vacation and gearing up for autumn with talks about archeology, beer, and Christmas lights. Bring a friend, have a brew, and get your nerd on. Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.
Come celebrate the opening night of CineLatino, a 4-day cultural celebration of Latino cinema. The opening night film features the Peruvian foodie doc, Finding Gaston and includes a Skype Q&A with director, Patricia Perez after the film. Tickets run $20 – $25 and include a pre-screening reception, complete with Peruvian delights.
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.
Housed in the former Beauty Bar, Pearl’s has been revamped into a beautiful lounge, designed to support you in getting your groove on. Come help break in the dancefloor! This Thursday night, enjoy some Motown jams served up with chicken & waffles (free with a purchase of a drank) with DJs Maladjusted, Caramello, and guest, Ryan Workman. No cover all night; $4 Breckenridge brews + wells.