WEEKLY EVENTS: October 23, 2015 – October 29, 2015
After an amazeballs trip back East, I’m back. Just in time for fuzzy sweatshirts, hot whiskey, spicy ramen, and scary movies!
This week, there is still more fall fun to be had. Get out and make some pumpkin-spiced memories with your pals #YOLO
(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 #sourcepopup at The Source, a Pumpkin Carving Contest at Huckleberry Roasters Roasting Room, and Art & Soul 3 at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.)
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. 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.
Come on out for a night of unrehearsed, unscripted theatre, featuring some of Denver’s best improv performers! Start your weekend on a real high note when you take the stage. Mashing-up your favorite karaoke bar with musical theatre, willing audience members are invited to grab the mic and sing their hearts out, resulting in unexpected plot twists. Tickets are $15 each and include 1 free beer (21+).
Stories On Stage presents Zombies ‘R’ Us, a reprise of last year’s hit exercise in brain-eating. Just in time for Halloween, this is zombie literature at its finest. Tickets are $15.
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.
Come see the much talked-about Stanley for its very first public event! The festival includes a national juried art show with more than 70 exhibiting artists in 13 media categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metalworks, and drawing. In addition to the art, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a kids art shack, home design vignettes, culinary demonstrations, and local eats. Visitors can also experience Chandelier Harp, the interactive light sculpture created by Boulder-based and internationally renowned artist, Jen Lewin. FREE and open to the public.
More pumpkin beers than you can shake a stick at. View the full line-up here.
How do you define the place you live in and how has that definition changed over time? Denver VOICE and Write Denver are collaborating for an innovative workshop looking at the theme Then&Now. Selected writing from the workshop will be published in an upcoming issue of the VOICE – pretty neat! This event is FREE and open to the public.
Science is even better with beer! Leon Gallery will be hosting two star-studded presenters (see what I did there?) for a well-rounded evening of science & suds, astronomy & alcohol, black holes & booze, galaxies & glow sticks. This means FREE astronomy lectures and FREE pours of some amazing, Colorado-sourced beer. FREE.
Ditch the limelight, forego the scene, and explore the delightfully dimly lit corners of your city. Weird Touch is a new(ish) all-vinyl dance party collaboration offering an eclectic, yet cohesive mix of darkly tinged nu-disco, indie dance, and weird house. With DJs Fancy Matthew and Shannon von Kelly, it’s only $5 to dance dance dance. Read more about this event here!
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 Bobby Crane, Janae Burris, Daniel Reskin, Jordan Wieleba, and Kevin O’Brien. Hosting services provided by Timmi Lasley. Come early to grab a seat as shit gets real, real quick! FREE and cool.
Animals wearing costumes! Guests are welcome to bring simple costume items for the goats, bring (human) kids in costumes, and/or wear one yourself. There is no entry fee however, attendees are asked to bring a pumpkin, uncarved, to feed the goats, pigs, chickens, and turkeys. It’s one of their most favorite treats! There will also be open-fire grilled cheese + jam sandwiches for sale, along with hot beverages and guests are welcome to BYOB.
This afternoon, Highlands Square will be crawling with costumes, cuteness, and community. The event is FREE to attend but there will be a $5 all-inclusive Kids Zone Fun Pass, which gives your child access to a bounce castle, face painting, train ride, carnival games, craft station, and a paint-your-own pumpkin station. Live music by Yo Mamas & Papas and a super festive photo booth, compliments of Bloom Portraits, will add to the fun. Great food and beverage options are being provided by Diebolt Brewing, Fire on the Mountain, Novo Coffee, and Baker St. Pretzels. Additionally, guests can peruse the artisan market, which will host more than a dozen vendors offering everything from artisan foods to candles to sweets and jewelry. Costume contest is at 4pm; pets are welcome!
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the seasonal classic, A Nightmare Before Christmas. No cover.
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 Emily Maya Mills, Stephen Agyei, Sam Gordon, Scott Boxenbaum, and Jordan Wieleba. Hosting services this month are provided by guest Eric Henderson. Plus, enjoy FREE street parking on Sundays!
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
Held the last Monday of every month, Freak Train has remained Denver’s most unique live entertainment experience for over 13 years. Hosted by the lovely and talented GerRee Henshaw, Freak Train showcases area performers from rank amateurs to seasoned pros, as they take the stage for five minutes. Each performer or group gets to do pretty much anything they want to do. Well, almost. It might be the funniest five minutes of your life; it might not. Either way, it’s worth experiencing. $5 cover, includes FREE keg beer. Yep.
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 Dracula’s Daughter. FREE.
Community potluck party, featuring beautiful jewelry, in celebration of a jewelry collaboration between Nancy “Lightonance” Olsen and Talia Migliaccio. Intuitive tarot by Rory Joyner, potions by Dram Apothecary, flora by Sacred Thistle, plus sound offerings by Gemma Danielle Bayly and Ahmad. If you feel called to share, please bring a small dish, blanket, or pillow to sit on.
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 evening. Admission runs $6 – $12.
Ratio Beerworks presents a night of spooktacular comedy! Comedians, costumes, laughs, beers…what else could you possibly need? With over nine comedians and your host, Damian Burford, this show will be bananas (and FREE). Come out, have a laugh, and party hard.
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to enjoy a spooky celebration, featuring trick-or-treating at merchant shops, a costume parade at 5:30pm, and a contest with prizes for best costume and best group/family costume. Come for the cuteness factor, stay for the adult drink specials and fun. No entry fee #BoonionStation
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.