WEEKLY EVENTS: October 2, 2015 – October 8, 2015
I just got back from an energy efficiency conference in Aspen and I am still reeling from all of the beauty. I stayed at Aspen Meadows Resort, which was absolutely gorgeous and not your typical mountain lodge. I would highly recommend it. I am a little brain-dead though so I will cut right to the chase: go have fun.
(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 Taste of the Name at 1465 Jasmine Street, Amtrak Train Days at Union Station, and the World Wide Festival at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.)
From the folks that brought you TheBigWonderful comes the new & improved Night Bazaar! This time around, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy delicious homemade food, craft beer and cocktails, artisan vendors, soulful music, and a food truck garden on both Friday and Saturday nights, in a brand-new venue. Come shop, sip, and eat. No cover and a great way to start your weekend. The bazaar is open on Fridays from 5pm – 2am and on Saturdays from 5pm – midnight.
Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 6 – 10pm: DiversiTEE: A Screenprint Art Exhibit of T-Shirts and Fabric at Ink Lounge
A wearable exhibit, the participating artists use fabric as their medium to create designs that are whimsical, typographic, local, and/or outdoorsy. Each artist will have a limited run of his/her design for purchase. Drinks will be provided; FREE.
This First Friday, visit YOUR community access television station for a live, intimate studio performance by PrettyMouth and a joke-telling set by Timmi Lasley. Additionally, there will be FREE food from Illegal Pete’s and cheap drinks. Haaaaaaaaay. This event is FREE and located along the Santa Fe First Friday Art Walk.
FREE comedy show + craft beer. This month’s comedians include Aaron Urist, Zac Maas, Michael Karlik,Cody Spyker, Jacob Rupp, and Kevin Klatman. Come try the beer fudge popsicle and stay for jokes about the beer fudge popsicle!
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night and enjoy a FREE PBR before 10:30pm. Special guest this week is DJ Rockstar Aaron! Also, be on the dance floor around midnight for your chance to win tickets to FFS and CHVRCHES. Only $5 to dance dance dance (and drink FREE beer and win FREE tickets).
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 F-U-N.) When in doubt, grind it out. $5 cover; now located at the Hi-Dive.
Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities, and tasty harvest treats for the entire family. This year’s event includes tractor pulls, face painting, bounce house, magic show, pie-eating contest, apple pressing, apple cider by the glass or gallon, and a hard cider tasting garden on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for kids under 12, and an additional $18 for the hard cider tasting. View the complete schedule here.
How does a morning of cereal, cartoons, and homework help sound? That’s right, the Denver Public Library is hosting this pilot event for both kids and grown-ups alike. They’ll be offering a full-on cereal bar, complete with your nostalgic faves, and a showcase of some of the most memorable cartoons. Their reference librarians will also be on-hand to assist with homework and projects. It truly is fun for the whole family! FREE.
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.
The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is a seasonal, open-air market where emerging and experienced artists, crafters, and antique/vintage collectors can sell their wares and meet their customers. You’re sure to stumble upon some pretty awesome local finds at this ever-growing event! Come for the shopping, stay for the food trucks, face painting, photobooth, DIY activities, and more! FREE admission.
The purpose of the “Love Denver. Live Downtown.” initiative is to encourage prospective residents and families to make downtown Denver their home. Living in downtown Denver means you’re within arm’s reach of the best Denver has to offer. World-class arts, music and culture; carefully planned and curated open spaces and parks; dining and bountiful craft beer, liquor and wine; the central business district for Denver; and much, much more. Come learn more at this FREE event.
7th annual festival of weirdo/independent/outsider/avant-garde music + dance + poetry + film fest, featuring the finest of rising musicians and artists, with a focus on women and LGBTQIA communities. Tickets available at the door for $10; 10% of all door proceeds will go to Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood. Still on the fence? Peep this promo video from 2013 and quickly get off of it. All ages, all are welcome. View the schedule of events here.
The Stompin’ Ground Games are a year-long neighborhood Olympics where arts, culture, and history collide in the name of civic pride. This series will focus on a different neighborhood each month and guests will be entertained by the finest artists and cultural groups that community has to offer. Additionally, participants will learn crucial history about the neighborhood, as well as current issues affecting the areas and ways to take action for change. Food trucks, childcare, English/Spanish translation, and kids’ activities will round out the event. $5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
Ice cream, live music, dance lessons, and you. Tonight’s live music will be provided by Summit Hot Sevens. Free swing dance lesson at 7pm for those who wish to learn the basic steps; no partner or experience required. FREE.
Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 8pm: Class Clown Picture Day at 3 King’s Tavern
A night of comedy, beer, and class photos, hosted by Jake Browne. View the full line-up here. This event is FREE but bring some dollars to make it rain, tips.
The weather may be getting cooler, but the dance floor at Mile High Soul Club is still hot! This month, DJs Tyler Jacobson, Steve Cervantes, and special guest DJ Jason Heller will be your hosts, playing the best soul, funk, and R&B. Get your dancing shoes ready and come shake what your mama gave you. Only 3 bucks!
Come help Laws Whiskey House celebrate its first anniversary! Live music, cocktails, local beer, Steuben’s food truck, oyster shucking, the official release of Secale Rye Batch #2, and more. No cover #SundayFunday
Watch the Broncos take on the Vikings at The Big Gay Football Day! Featuring the largest indoor LED screen in Denver, weekly food and drink specials, and ping-pong. Arrive early to claim a spot in front of the big screen! Pick your players every week for a chance to win free shots with every Broncos’ touchdown. No cover.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the teen classic, Clueless. Plus! From 7 – 9pm, take advantage of $20 mini manicures from Base Coat Nail Salon. No cover.
Come enjoy a beautiful night of tiki with Colorado’s best bartenders on the rooftop patio of MCA Denver! Don Q Rum presents FO’ Swizzle: Team Tiki Competition to create the best swizzle cocktail. What’s a swizzle, you say? The swizzle is a tropical tiki cocktail that uses a swizzle stick and crushed iced to achieve dilution. The swizzle stick has a pronged end that bartenders use like a handheld blender to create a delicious, frothy rum treat! A $20 donation includes swizzle cocktails and admission to see the current Marilyn Minter exhibit at the MCA.
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
Every first Monday of the month, come listen, watch, and/or participate in this variety show/open mic. FREE.
Following a complex, facial reconstructive surgery, a young actress returns home to find that her twin sons don’t believe it is her behind the bandages. Determined to exorcise the imposter, the duo rebel against her, but their suspicions may have grave consequences in this deliciously atmospheric, gruesome, Austrian spine-tingler. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Founded by sisters Shawn Hecox and Samantha Hitchcock, based out of Denver and Aspen, The Woods was born out of a love for contrasts – modern and vintage, shiny and matte, edgy and girly, sophisticated and innocent. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided; this event is FREE and open to the public.
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 dance floor! This Thursday night, enjoy some Motown jams served up with chicken & waffles (free with a purchase of a drank) with DJs Maladjusted and Caramello. No cover all night; $4 Breckenridge brews + wells.
Scream Screen, your home for horror is back just in time for the Halloween season! Please join your host, Theresa Mercado, for a delightful dredge through the giallo slasher films of Italian maestro, Dario Argento. Tonight’s film is the literary thriller, Tenebre. Tickets run $7 – $11; come early to enjoy some pre-film horror soundtracks and to grab a drink from the bar.
Part talk show, part variety hour, all harmless fun. This month’s topic is Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Special guests include writer Josiah Hesse, comedian Mara Wiles, and a super awesome musical guest too awesome to announce just yet! This event is FREE for ALL AGES and is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks, who will be on hand with FREE adult beverages!