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

Friday, November 13 & Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 5pm – midnight: Night Bazaar at 2450 Larimer Street

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.

Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 4 – 11pm: Red Bull presents: Tengu Fall Fest at Tengu

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.

Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 7 – 10pm: Por Fin Es Friday at Hooked on Colfax

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.

Friday, November 13, 2015  @ 8pm: Comedy Night at Chain Reaction Brewing Company

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.

Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 9pm: Friday-A-Go-Go at Southside Bar Kitchen

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.

Friday, November 13, 2015 @ 9pm: Lipgloss at Bar Standard

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.

Saturday, November 14 & Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 10am – 5pm: Jackalope Art + Craft Fair at the Exdo Event Center

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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 3 – 10pm: The Tweed Ride at RiNoVELO

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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 4 – 6pm: Stompin’ Ground Games at Four Mile Historic Park

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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 5 – 8pm: Holiday Preview Party at Studio Colfax

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.

Saturday, November 14, 2015 @ 7:30 – 8:30pm: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with Altius Quartet at the Denver Central Library

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.

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 7pm: RiNo Yacht Club | Movie Night at The Source

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.

Tweed-Ride-Denver-2015-Email-Tall-ASunday, November 15, 2015 @ 9:30pm: Open Mic at The Denver Bicycle Cafe

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

Sunday, November 15, 2015 @ 10pm: Arguments & Grievances at Vine Street Pub

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.

Monday, November 16, 2015 @ 8 – 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Open Mic Comedy Night at the Goosetown Tavern

FREE open mic comedy hosted by Jeff M. Albright. This is also a Sexpot Comedy/Denver Relief show, which means FREE schwag.

Monday, November 16, 2015, doors at 8pm: Amuse Booze at El Charrito

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.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: The Great Debate at Buntport Theater

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.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 2 – 10pm: Whoopie Pie Chocolate Porter at Copper Kettle Brewing Company

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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 5 – 8pm: Ironwood Pop-Up Shop at Goldyn

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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite #17: Polaroids, Vampires, and Nerd Jams at the Oriental Theater

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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 8pm: Cool Shit at 3 King’s Tavern

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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 9pm: Motown Thursdays at Pearl’s

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.