WEEKLY EVENTS: November 13, 2015 – November 19, 2015
The weekend is finally here. Round up the homies and go have yourself some good old-fashioned F-U-N.
(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 Vacancy? No at Newhouse Hotel [Editor’s note: This place has always intrigued me…), Where The Hell Is Babylon at Gildar Gallery, and the Grand Opening of the I Heart Denver Store at Southwest Plaza Mall.)
Friday, November 13 – Sunday, November 15, 2015: 38th Annual Denver Film Festival
The 38th annual Denver Film Festival is nearing its final weekend 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.
Four things cannot be long hidden: The sun, the moon, the truth, and the door to Tengu. Bring your party hats, your favorite people, your lust for sake and all that tastes good for the Fall Fest of your dreams in the Tengu parking lot. Performers include Turner Jackson Love at 6pm and Wild High at 8pm. FREE.
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.
Local laughs + local brews. Come check-out Westword’s Best New Comedy Show of 2015, hosted by Steve Vanderploeg. This month’s comedians include Georgia Rae, Preston Tompkins, James Draper, Byron F. Graham, and headliner, Sam Tallent. No cover.
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.
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night in its new home with DJ Hollow and resident DJ Tower and enjoy FREE PBR between 9 and 10pm with a paid cover. Only $5 to dance dance dance.
Two-day shopping destination featuring over 100 local artisans, crafters, and DIY enthusiasts. Bringing locally handcrafted goods to the community, with an emphasis on quality artistry. This event is FREE to attend, all ages, and open to the public.
Come on out for a leisurely city bicycle jaunt in your finest tweed, complete with pub stops and fall revelry with friends. Ride begins at RiNoVELO and ends at the Night Bazaar. This event is FREE and open to all. Learn more 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. $5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Learn more about this month’s event here.
All are welcome to join this kick-off to the holiday season on Colfax! Music by DJ K-Nee, specialty beers by Lost Highway Brewing Company, pizza by Extreme Pizza – Denver, and a special fashion preview. FREE.
The churches of Paris become great concert halls during this time of year, showcasing amazing performances by talented local and international musicians. Denver Public Library is bringing that idea home to our great hall with a concert of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons performed by the gifted musicians of Altius Quartet. See our great hall converted to a perfect musical venue – with staging and lighting befitting a wonderful classical concert. This event is FREE, but guests are encouraged to register online to reserve their seat.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the Lindsay Lohan classic, Mean Girls. 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
Special 5-year anniversary show! Give the middle finger to Monday and come on out for some quality laughs and some quality brews. Debates this month include Sitting vs Standing, Saints vs Sinners, 1890s vs 1990s, and the headlining debate, Time vs Money. FREE.
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 Joe Pettis, Steve Vanderploeg, Kevin O’Brien, and headliner, Brandt Tobler. Hosted by Meghan DePonceau and Anthony Crawford. $5 cover; $5 cocktails.
The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-to-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential. You’re bound to be a flip-flopper after listening to compelling arguments on things that never mattered. This month’s theme? Black Friday vs. Darth Vader. Box office opens at 7:30pm, and the feud starts at 8pm. $6 – $8, depending on your luck, or reserve your spot ahead of time.
Copper Kettle is giving thanks for the month of November by brewing up gracious casks of beer. This week they will be offering up their Whoopie Pie Chocolate Porter, a rich chocolate porter with a hint of sweet marshmallow. Farm to Truck will also be on-site with their farm fresh cuisine. No cover.
On your way home from work, come shop a curated selection of housewares, gemstones, and other curiosities from the way cool South Broadway shop, Ironwood. This event will include complimentary adult beverages, light snacks, and music by James Cromwell Holden. Opening reception runs 5 – 8pm; pop-up shop will remain at Goldyn through the end of the year. FREE and open to the public.
This Thursday, über geek Brian Stevenson shows guests how the Polaroid camera changed the world; author duo Harris Gray talks about the value of in-person vampire research in the internet age; and The Stubby Shillelaghs debut their new nerd-themed album, Critical Fail. Plus, there will be some new Nerd Nite swag! Bring a friend, have a brew, and get your nerd on. Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.
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.