WEEKLY EVENTS: October 9, 2015 – October 15, 2015
Is it still summer? Is it fall? Who knows? All I know is that I have been busy as *beep* and can’t wait until things calm down a bit…TBD. Hopefully things are less stressful for you and you can take full advantage of the events listed below, in-between your sips of pumpkin spice latte and your sexy-Halloween costume Pinterest board.
Bonus! In addition to the events listed below, be sure to check-out the What’s Out There Weekend Denver page to register for FREE guided tours of our city’s cultural landmarks on Saturday and Sunday.
Plus! You can always find additional (booze-related) events in our new weekly Beer Me column.
(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 Horror Film Fest at The Gaming Dojo, Working Together at the Voodoo Comedy Playhouse, and Black Lives Matter at Glob.)
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.
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.
Pop in tonight at 9pm to get a FREE PBR and hear the FFS album in its entirety. FFS is an uber-supergroup, composed of every member of Franz Ferdinand and Sparks Official and is as awesome as it sounds. They’ll also be giving away a vinyl copy of the album with a pair of tickets to the show at The Ogden Theatre, so come on out for your chance to win! $5 cover; bragging rights are free.
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.
It’s the last market of the season! Come get your fill of fresh/frozen/dry/prepared foods, adult beverages, local artisan vendors, live music, and bounce house action until next year. Bring your own bag(s) if possible! FREE.
Over 60 local vendors will be on-site this Saturday for the last Farm & Flea of the season! There will be local farmers and produce, specialty food vendors, refreshing drinks, food trucks, and handmade + vintage goods for your home and garden. They’ll also have goats, chickens, urban homesteading, and bee-keeping education! Face painting, live music, bike tune-ups, and family-friendly activities will round out the afternoon. Come say farewell to one of Denver’s newest community celebrations! FREE.
This community-minded Oktoberfest has strangely become one of my favorite events in town. It has a great neighborhood feel and showcases some really fantastic restaurants and breweries. This family-friendly event also features live music, a silent auction, cornhole tournament, and a variety of kids’ activities, including pumpkin painting. Come enjoy a local beer, some local bites, and some sunshine. No entry fee.
One night only! Catch this smack-happy classic on the big screen! There is even a full bar, so you won’t have to worry about those nasty withdrawals during the film!After the screening, DJ Hollow of Lipgloss will throw a 90s-inspired dance party in the lobby of the Sie FilmCenter, which is included in the ticket price. Tickets run $7 – $11.
The Weathervane Cafe may very well be the cutest coffee shop you’ve ever visited. And this Saturday they will be teaming up with a whole slew of local artisans to bring you the Autumn Cement Market. This pop-up market will feature health & wellness vendors, as well as curated vintage and handmade goods. Grab an orange & clove latte or a desert soda while you peruse the wares and then plan on staying for lunch.
Watch the Broncos take on the (boo hiss) Raiders 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 Bowie classic, Labyrinth. No cover #GoblinKing
Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 7pm: The Church of Coen Presents: Intolerable Cruelty w/ musical selection by Ian Cooke 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 Ian Cooke and a screening of Intolerable Cruelty. Come share your zeal and fondness for the brothers with other devotees. FREE.
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
Othello is the greatest general of his age. A fearsome warrior, loving husband and revered defender of Venice against its enemies. But he is also an outsider whose victories have created enemies of his own, men driven by prejudice and jealousy to destroy him. This is an encore screening from a live recording of a new production of Othello, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets run $15 – $18.
Help shape the future of parks and outdoor spaces in Downtown Denver by attending a public meeting for The Outdoor Downtown, an initiative to create an innovative master plan for Downtown’s outdoor spaces. RSVP here.
The Denver Public Library pays tribute to all the beautiful monsters and their creators. These four films represent unique moments in the development of the early horror genre. Loaded with symbolism, style and gothic atmosphere – each of them contributed to the monster movie lexicon that Hollywood has drawn from ever since. The series continues tonight with a screening of The Wolf Man. FREE.
This fall, the Gardens presents its newest event, Glow at the Gardens. The York Street location will light up the night with jack-o’-lanterns and luminaria-lined pathways winding through the grounds to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Storytelling, scavenger hunts, face painting, live music, fall-inspired cocktails and mocktails, and other fall-themed activities will round out the fun. Admission runs $6 – $12.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Cameron Esposito + Rhea Butcher at Hi-Dive
This is the definition of a comedic treat. Tickets are $20.
Bobby Crane is one of the most lovable comics that you will run into. His rapid-fire comedy & boyish demeanor has made him a Colorado favorite for years. Come learn what makes this dude tick, with the opportunity to ask questions at this FREE live podcast, hosted by Anthony Crawford. FREE.
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.
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.
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.