WEEKLY EVENTS: November 20, 2015 – November 26, 2015
I just started moving into our new house and am losing my shit – Lord have mercy.
I hope you can all bear with me this week and forgive any minor typos and what not…am just trying to hold it together at this point (!)
But you all should go have some fun and be thankful that you are in one place this weekend, xoxo.
(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 Mercado de Navidad at Museo De Las Americas and the Grand Opening at Rab.)
Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 11am – 9pm: Opening Weekend of the Denver Christkindl Market at Skyline Park
European quaintness in the heart of BroDo? Yes, it’s true. Skyline Park has once again been transformed into a traditional German Christmas Market. German music, big beers, a heated beer tent, Gluhwein, soft pretzels, Christmas knickknacks, and twinkling lights will round out this festive experience. Peep their website for daily hours and entertainment.
Friday, November 20 & Saturday, November 21, 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 20, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: Movember Rolling For Rotary at the EXDO Event Center
Before the main Roll event (see below) come on out for karaoke, door prizes, a mustache contest, and cash bar! Your entry gets you unlimited karaoke, access to awesome door prizes, appetizers, and tons of fun – all while supporting the #EndPolioNow campaign, local nonprofits, NE Denver Public Schools, and RAFT Colorado! Advance tickets are $20 (+ service fee). All tickets include skate rental for the night, entry into Roll: Mustache Ride…and of course all the funs!
Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 8pm: Soulfax on Broadway at Hi-Dive
An all-vinyl dance party featuring soul, funk, R&B, girl groups, psych invasion, and global sounds brought to you by DJ Rett Rogers and Scott Beck of The Blue Rider. FREE.
Friday, November 20, 2015 @ 9pm: Roll: Mustache Ride at the Exdo Event Center
Roll is a monthly themed, old-school roller-skating party, complete with flashing lights, music, karaoke, sippy cup drinks, dancing, and ping-pong! This month, attendees are encouraged to take a ride on the mustache train for the Movember Roll Spectacular! To raise awareness of men’s health issues, grow/make a mustache of your own or grab one at the door, lace up them skates, and head on down to mustache town! FREE admission between 9 – 10pm and $5 afterwards (or get advance tickets, which include skate rental). This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the line!
Friday, November 20, 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, resident DJ Tower, and special guest, Spencer Moody of The Murder City Devils. FREE PBR between 9 and 10pm with a paid cover; only $5, courtesy of Sacred Seed.
Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22, 2015: The Sugar Plum Bazaar at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Voted Best of Westword, the Sugar Plum Bazaar offers a curated collection of over 80 local and small businesses showcasing handmade, vintage, and unique goodies and gifts. Bazaar is open on Saturday from 10am – 7pm and Sunday from 10am – 4pm. This event is FREE to attend, but donations for the Colorado Ballet Scholarship Foundation will be taken at the door.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 2 – 3pm: Haunting: Victoria Lundy on Theremin at the Denver Central Library
Fresh City Life is pleased to host the library’s first theremin concert. This rare instrument was invented by Leon Theremin nearly 100 years ago and is one of the oldest electronic musical instruments. The fascinating interaction between the player and the instrument is a marvel; the musician’s every motion controls and affects the pitch and volume. FREE.
Saturday, November 21, 2015 @ 9pm: So What! Classic Edition at Pearl’s
Denver’s funkiest monthly is back for another classic edition! The So What! DJs will be on hand spinning future beats, groovy soul, and all types of funky stuff! If it’s jazzy, deep, and dancable – it’s fair game! No cover before 10pm; $5 afterwards.
Sunday, November 22, 2015 @ 1 – 3pm: Thanks-living Open Farm and Market Day at Broken Shovels Farm
Come celebrate the lives of our turkey brothers and all the other animals who call this farm home. There will be lots of vendors, a cheese tasting, vegan baked goods, a toasty fire, and the now-famous grilled cheese and jam sandwiches. Bundle up and snuggle with some of the warmest-hearted animals you’ll ever meet. No entry fee.
Sunday, November 22, 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 one of my favorite movies to quote, Airplane! No cover.
Monday, November 23, 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.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: Pie-Tasting Tuesday at Stem Ciders
Stem Ciders is ringing in the holiday season with another brilliant pairing with The Long I Pie Shop! Join them in the tap room this Tuesday as they pair four slices of pie and four ciders for only $20. View the full menu here; full pies will also be available for purchase. No tickets needed; just stop by.Wednesday, November 25, 2015 @ 2 – 10pm: Pecan Pie Brown Ale 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 Pecan Pie Brown Ale, a huge favorite from last year. Pavy’s Food Truck will also be on-site with gourmet sandwiches. No cover.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: The Underground Comedy Showcase at The Soiled Dove Underground
Laugh before you cry at the dinner table tomorrow with power comedians Adam Cayton-Holland, Andrew Orvedahl, Noah Gardenswartz, and Brent Gill, along with special guests. Hosted by Stephen Agyei & Matt Monroe. Tickets are $10 and will sell-out so buy yours now!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015, doors at 8:30pm: Black Wednesday Pre-Thanksgiving Party at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
This Thanksgiving eve, DJ Big Styles + DJ Low Key will be throwing an epic dance party to dull the pain of your impending awkward family dinner. Tickets are $10, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Denver Rescue Mission.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 12 – 5pm: Gentle Thanksgiving Feast at Govinda’s Garden
Come give thanks and save the turkeys! This all- vegan menu features tofu turkey with stuffing, glazed lentil apple walnut loaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, orange maple-glazed sweet potatoes, festive rice, corn chowder, and much more. Prices are posted online.
Thursday, November 26, 2015 @ 9pm: Motown Thursday’s 3rd Annual Thanksgiving After-Party at the Beauty Bar
So you just spent all day drinking and eating and napping…now what? Come work off all of that tofurkey, ‘tatoes, and green bean casserole with some sweet ass Motown, soul, and funk jams. Trust me, you’ll feel better for it in the AM. No cover all night; no excuses.