WEEKLY EVENTS: November 27, 2015 – December 3, 2015
This weekend, it’s easy to get caught up in weather reports, travel plans, family drama, and Thanksgiving Pinterest fails, but I do hope you can take a moment to think about what’s good.
This year, I am extremely grateful for having a new warm house, a very tolerant monkey (let’s face it, I am a micro-managing machine!), my health, a hilarious and kind family, friends who let me be me, a job, a public transportation system that takes me to it, the ability to walk and bike to my heart’s content, a platform for expressing myself (#DearDenver), a city that I love, and an immediate world that feels pretty safe.
Thanks to all of yous for reading and I hope you have a wonderful time with your family, whether they be blood-related or otherwise. Hugs.
(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 Take Back Your Black Friday at Clyfford Still Museum and Little Man’s Holiday Lights at Little Man Ice Cream.)
Friday, November 27 – Thursday, December 3, 2015: 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; market runs through December 23rd.
Friday, November 27 & Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 11am – 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. This weekend the bazaar opens at 11am and gives you the opportunity to shop Christmas trees and small local businesses, with a cocktail in hand.
Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 3 – 7pm: Black Friday Holiday Market at Black Shirt Brewing Co.
Forget oversized malls, shop your way through the taproom while enjoying a delicious red ale! Vendors will be selling everything from clothing and art to coffee, chocolate, and jewelry. (Full list of vendors can be seen here.) Entry is FREE and each purchase you make enters you into a raffle for a swag prize pack, BSB-style.
Friday, November 27, 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 27, 2015 @ 8pm: Spirit Magic Kung Fu Night with Matthew Boroson at the Mutiny Information Cafe
Spirit Magic Kung Fu Night with Matthew Boroson will be held this Friday, at Mutiny Information Cafe. Come join in for a night of Chinese vampire films and a talk on Daoist magic. Admission is FREE, Asian-inspired snacks will be served, and Matthew Boroson will be signing copies of The Girl with Ghost Eyes.
Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 9pm: Lipgloss at Bar Standard
You went. You saw. You ate. Way, way too much. Get your svelte bod back at Lipgloss this Friday night by burning some serious calories on the dance floor! If you want to extend your reasons to be thankful, show up before 10pm and drink all the free PBR you can handle. With DJ Hollow and DJ Tower, it’s only $5 to dance.
Friday, November 27, 2015 @ 10pm: Lady Terminator at the SIE FilmCenter
One night only! Lady Terminator is not a movie one can casually describe. It’s chock-full of sex, violence, snakes, lasers, black magic, bad dubbing, and so much more! Just mix together a cinematic cocktail of blood, bullets, and a bodacious killer cyborg babe and you have the absolute bonkers experience that is Lady Terminator! View the trailer here. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 9am – 6pm: Horseshoe Holiday Market at the Highlands Masonic Temple
The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is a seasonal market where emerging and experienced artists, crafters, and antique/vintage collectors can sell their wares and meet their customers. You’re sure to stumble upon some pretty awesome local finds at this ever-growing event! Come for the shopping, stay for the food trucks, face painting, photobooth, DIY activities, and more! FREE admission.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 2:30 – 4:30pm: Mara Wiles and the Funky Brunch at Grandma’s House
Let’s be thankful for the funk. Let’s be thankful for the laughter and let’s be thankful for the jumpsuits. This month, comedians Harris Alterman, Zac Maas, Robert Abbott, Cory Helie, Bobby Crane y mas will be challenged to get weird, while doing stand-up. Accompanied by a ’70s-hits-spinning DJ and a food truck for your brunching pleasure, this show is the perfect way to get your Saturday started. FREE.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: PROTOTYPE MARKET at The Craftsman & Apprentice
Shopping, live music, pie, hot pretzels, FREE beer, FREE coffee from Huckleberry’s, and custom cocktails from Dram Apothecary – what more could you ask for??? No awkward booths; one easy check-out. Click here to view vendors.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 8pm: Crush City: Crush-o-Plenty at The Savoy at Curtis Park
Each month, comedians Aaron Urist and Jordan Doll assemble an A-team of comedic superheroes, visionaries, madmen, and crushers from Denver and beyond, to create a magical night of stand-up perfection and comedic destruction. This month’s installment features Derrick Rush, Harris Alterman, Georgia Rae, Deacon Gray, Carey Denise, Adrian P. Mesa, and Noah Gardenswartz, with Erin Stereo on the ones and twos. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 9pm: Weird Touch Dance Party at Syntax Physic Opera
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, Tyler Snow, and Shannon von Kelly, $5 gets you to your happy place.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 9pm: SNAP! 90s Dance Party at Pearl’s
The vision behind the party is to offer a slice of nostalgia that will bring booty-shaking, head-nodding memories…of all those awesome middle school dances. SNAP! is proud to have hosted some of the most talented DJs/Producers currently touring. Plus, this month don your bestest ugliest sweater for a chance to win prizes! 5 dollah covah.
Saturday, November 28, 2015 @ 10pm: Epilogue Comedy at the Mutiny Information Cafe
Yo dawgs and dawgettes, Epilogue Comedy – South Broadway’s longest running/favorite stand-up showcase – is back at its regular date and time this month. Just in time to pick you back up from those post-Friendsgiving blues! But how will they do that, you ask? BECAUSE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS WILL BE THERE. Including friends-to-be Brent Gill, Stephen Agyei, Byron Graham, Cody Spyker, and Harris Alterman. Hosting services provided by Timmi Lasley. Come early to grab a seat as shit gets real, real quick! FREE and cool.
Sunday, November 29, 2015 @ 6:30pm: Broncos vs. Patriots at The Source
This week, movie night will be replaced by a screening of the Broncos game #Brockweiler
Sunday, November 29, 2015, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Propaganda at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
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 comedians include Dave Ross, David Gborie, Adrian P. Mesa, Timmi Lasley, and Zach Reinert. Hosting services provided by Matt Monroe. FREE street parking on Sundays!
Monday, November 30, 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, December 1, 2015 @ 6 – 9pm: Cheese Pairing at Stem Ciders
St. Kilians Cheese Shop is returning with the goods this Tuesday for an evening of cheese and cider pairings. View the full menu here. No tickets needed; just stop by.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 @ 5:30 – 9:30pm: Dandelion Pop-Up Market at Grandma’s House
Come enjoy a wide range of creative offerings from artisans, jewelers, medicine makers, and more at the Dandelion Pop-Up Market. Shop fiber art, herbal remedies, hot sauce, tote bags, jewelry, art prints, and more, all made by local artisans. Support a project that lifts up the work of LGBTQ and women-makers while putting resources into local communities. 10% of sales will go to Colfax Community Network to support and build community with families living in motels on Colfax.
Thursday, December 3 – Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 11am – 9pm: Denver Flea at 4400 Fox Street
This season, the Flea is hosting a 4-day holiday extravaganza in The Denver Post’s former production facility. In addition to 150+ craft vendors, guests can enjoy cocktails, beer, food trucks, live music, with additional preview + open bar options. View ticket options here.
Thursday, December 3, 2015, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: The FunnySide Session at Image Brew
Come on out for a new kind of show, combining sketch, video, and standup. The Funnyside Session is a monthly show where Image Brew lets folks run wild in their studio space. This month there’ll be comedy from Nic Dean, Tim Messenger, Timmi Lasley, Nathan Lund, Ashley Huck, and headliner, Andrew Orvedahl. $5 dollars to get in and bevvies by donation, courtesy of Ratio Beerworks and Image Brew #LOLZ
Thursday, December 3, 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.
Thursday, December 3, 2015 @ 9:30pm: Two Truths & A Lie at the Deer Pile
Come on out for an evening of deception, confession, and hilarity! Comedians will compete with one another and the audience to see who can tell the most convincing lie. Featuring Rachel Weeks, Steve Vanderploeg, Nicolai Roscoe, and Zac Maas; hosted by Kira MagCalen. FREE.