WEEKLY EVENTS: November 6, 2015 – November 12, 2015
Yesterday, my biscuit and I closed on our first house. We had been looking since April and after about 10+ offers (and lots of rejection), we finally found our home. It is in the Villa Park neighborhood, a few blocks away from the Perry light rail station, located along the bike path.
Do any of you happen to live in Villa Park? If so, lemme know – we want to meet our neighbors 🙂
(And shout-out to Live Laugh Denver Real Estate Group and Erin Bradley Fairway Independent Mortgage for helping us make our homeowner dreams come true. If you are looking to purchase a home or are just curious about the process, give these ladies a shout.)
This week (in addition to doing some packing), I will be waist-deep in the Denver Film Festival. The festival kicked off this past Wednesday night with a screening of Anomalisa. This quiet, yet complicated film created quite the buzz only a couple of hours into the fest, with people still talking about it today. Such a great way to kick things off. The festival comes just once a year and offers a world-class experience right here in our own backyard, so do try to check out a film (or seven) while it’s around.
(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 Raise Your Voice Art Show at Youth on Record, Stuff on Walls at The Deer Pile, and the Dark Goddess Festival at Mercury Cafe.)
Friday, November 6 – Saturday, November 14, 2015: Denver Arts Week
The 9th annual Denver Arts Week is an eight-day celebration of all things art in the mile high city. The program features more than 300 events at a wide variety of art galleries, museums, theaters, and concert halls.
Friday, November 6 – Sunday, November 15, 2015: 38th Annual Denver Film Festival
The 38th annual Denver Film Festival is just underway and it wants you to come party. Click here for festival-going tips, package deals, and more #DFF38
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.
There is a story behind everything; the way it’s made, its maker, their inspiration. Often this story goes untold. Join Fancy Tiger Clothing this Friday for the 4th installment of the Fancy Made series and meet the storytellers themselves as the staff unveils their new designs just in time for the holiday shopping season. FREE.
Teen art show with hundreds of pieces, live music, free snacks + drinks, and lots and lots of bubble wrap. Free event for teens; $5 for everyone else.
This new exhibit will feature art prints from mARTy gregg, principle and Creative Director of ArtHouse Design and stuART alden, partner and creative mechanic of Ink Lounge. With an obsession for sketching daily, Marty is bringing his fussy detailed illustrations to larger than life-sized screenprinted posters. Stu, with his quirky fondness of robots, will be releasing a new series of prints inspired by all sorts of shiny mechanical things. Rumors of red beers and Manhattans are circulating as well. FREE.
This First Friday, visit YOUR community access television station for a live, intimate studio performance by Wynn Walent and The Folks and a joke-telling set by a local comic. 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.
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night in its new home and enjoy FREE PBR between 9 and 10pm with a paid cover. Special guest this week is Mike DIsco! Only $5 to dance dance dance.
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.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of a traditional Parisian Christmas Market all weekend long. Holiday and gift shopping provided by talented local artisans and crafters. Support your community and have fun. This Franco-inspired market is open on Saturday from 10am – 7pm and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. No entry fee.
Take a stroll and get your fill of architecture, history, and beautiful organ music! This year the Organ Tour will begin at the Trinity United Methodist Church. Guests will then proceed by foot to Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Afterwards, there will be a special bonus tour of the Paramount Theater. At each stop, guests will hear about the history and architecture before listening to a selection of music. Tickets are $20 and are available the morning of.
Beers & Spears is back! It was such a blast last time, The Real Dill and Denver Beer Co. are teaming up once again to bring you this award-winning combination. (Please note: this combination has never actually won an award.) There will be $10 beer & pickle flights and a spicy pickle eating contest – winner takes home a DBC growler & a jar of pickles!
Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10pm. FREE shuttles make it even easier to explore all evening!
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the school uniformed-classic, Rushmore. No cover.
One night only! Bikes! Sex! Films! Bike Smut is an international touring film festival, celebrating human-powered transportation and sex-positive culture. This year’s theme is “Science Friction”. This is the 9th and final year of this festival so come check it out before you can’t. Shows at 7pm & 9pm. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door, 18+
Sunday, November 8, 2015 @ 7pm: The Church of Coen Presents: The Ladykillers w/ musical selection by Bianca Mikahn at Syntax Physic Opera
Every month, hosts Theresa Mercado and Ian O’Dougherty screen 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 Bianca Mikahn and a screening of The Ladykillers. 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
Monday, November 9, 2015 @ 9:30pm: Short and Sweet: A Burlesque Fundraiser for Luscious Velvet at the 3 King’s Tavern
Ooh La La has recently learned that one of their favorite dancers needs help. The beautiful sex positive, sex educator Luscious Velvet has recently been diagnosed with a very rare and progressive form of MS. Because her ability to do daily tasks is in immediate peril, the troupe is raising funds to get her dog Waffle certified as an MS service dog. The theme of the fundraiser is Short and Sweet: Songs under Two Minutes. They will also be auctioning off lots of cool items. Bring your cash (for tips) and bring your love. $5 cover or free (with a free shot) if you wear your undies.
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 + schwag from Ska Brewing) and you have a pretty bad ass weeknight outing. This event is FREE, but you must RSVP here.
Love pinball? So does Chain Reaction! This week, they’ll be kicking off a monthly pinball tournament, running from 7 – 9pm. $5 to enter, giving you three games on each table. Games include Twilight Zone and The Simpsons #tilt
Join Goldyn for a trunk show and in-store appearance with award-winning jeweler, Margery Hirschey. This incredible line is all handmade by Margery herself, incorporating ancient style and technique with modern sensibility. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be provided; trunk show attendees will receive 10% off their purchases. 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.
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.