WEEKLY EVENTS: December 4, 2015 – December 10, 2015
Denver! This week is on point y’all! Shop local, support emerging artists, cross those mo fos off of your gift-buying list, drink hot whiskey, DANCE, watch Bill Murray on the big screen, swoon over J Depp in Edward Scissorhands, eat cheese, play bingo, LOL, and vote for Denver’s most terrible person. Go!
(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 Santa Paws: Pictures & Pints at Copper Kettle Brewing Company, Revisiting our Roots at Share Denver, and Space Dis-Placed at Glob.)
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.
This season, the Flea is hosting a multi-day holiday extravaganza in The Denver Post’s former production facility. In addition to 150+ craft vendors, guests can enjoy cocktails, beer, food trucks, and live music with additional preview + open bar options. Bundle up (it’s a bit drafty in there) and blaze through that shopping list! View ticket options here.
Has the holiday season snuck up on you faster than you could get into the holiday spirit? Perhaps you need some good old-fashioned festivities to get started? The 1400 & 1500 blocks of South Pearl Street will be full of holiday cheer this weekend with an open-air market, Box Elder horse & wagon rides, live seasonal music, hot drinks, and more! Friday’s activities run 5 – 9pm and Saturday’s from 11am to 5pm. There is no admission fee!
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. Drink discounts will be given to those dressed in holiday attire; RSVP here for a $1 beer.
The Ink Lounge is taking over the Forney Museum of Transportation for an evening of art, beer, craft, whiskers, cars, and loads of holiday cheer. This year’s holiday market boasts more than 80 local, seriously creative and crafty men who will gather in one place for one night to show you what they are made of. This event is FREE and includes entrance to the museum and their collection of vintage vehicles. The vendors are men, but the event is open to everyone as the gift selection appeals to all genders and ages. Free screen printing for the kiddos, craft beer, food trucks, holiday photos, and a pop-up barbershop will round out the event. FREE.
Banshee has published 14 letterpress prints with 7 artists: Sandi Calistro, Jackson Tupper, James Clarke, Rachel Patton, Adrian Landon Brooks, Gordie Cousino, and Tyler Keeton Robbins. Please join them tonight to celebrate their beautiful work and learn a bit about printmaking. The work is affordable and perfect for holiday gifts. FREE.
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 y mas, all made by local artisans. Support a project that lifts up the work of LGBTQ and women-makers while putting resources back into local communities. 10% of sales will go to Broken Shovels Farm.
Denver’s best damn dance party just got better. This week, DJ extraordinaire Ginger Perry joins Lipgloss founder Hollow and resident DJ Tower in the booth-o-fun. If there’s one thing Ginger knows how to do, it’s make the dance floor an experience not to be missed! Be at Bar Standard early and enjoy as much PBR as you can swallow before 10pm. Be on the dance floor around midnight to win tickets to see Silversun Pickups with Foals at the Ogden Theater. But most importantly, be at Lipgloss every week to enjoy Denver’s most eclectic, unique dance floor. $5 cover.
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.
One night only! Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snowstorm in New York City. FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS NEXT! FREE with a donation of canned food.
Sip, shop, and spa at The Freyja Project. Discover the perfect handcrafted gift from local artisans and indulge in complimentary spa treatments, Freyja Boutique discounts, and holiday treats. Spa treatments include mini-facials, massage, energy healing, and more and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. No entry fee.
You are cordially invited to Habitual Salon and Skincare’s Grand Opening Holiday Party complete with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music, and giveaways. Festive attire recommended. FREE and open to the public; no RSVP required.
Celebrate the season with Jefferson Park United Neighbors (JPUN) and get to know your fellow community members. Featuring Timber!, a high-energy bluegrass band. Enjoy free heavy hors d’oevres from some of your favorite places in Jefferson Park, along with holiday photos, drink specials, holiday singalongs, kids crafts, and more. FREE.
Get ready for a wild December Soul Club! Not only will guests hear the best selection of 60’s soul, funk, and R&B, but they will also see a special rare live performance by Denver’s own, The Orangu-Tones! Get your dancing shoes ready and come shake what your mama gave you. Only 5 bucks!
One night only! Come catch the 25th-anniversary screening of Edward Scissorhands, one of my personal holiday faves. Tickets run $7 – $11.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is the booby-trapped classic, Home Alone. No cover.
Come play Forbidden Bingo with DJ Rockstar Aaron and Rich every Monday night downtown. Win prizes from Romantix, concert tickets, cupcakes, free drinks, bar tabs, and more. $5 menu items, two-for-one drink specials, and FREE to play!
For one night only, Buntport Theater presents: An Evening of Unwatchable Theater! This event is a fundraiser for Buntport’s 15th season, happening on Colorado Gives Day. Expect terrible writing, lots of laughs, food, drinks, and prizes! All for the low price of $20. Reservations can be made here.
Do you secretly cry alone in your bedroom, listening to Brand New and getting all sad about how your high school girlfriend is the one that got away? Well…you’re not alone! Luckily, the kids behind Emo Night LA are bringing Taking Back Tuesday to Denver on December 8th…now you can be sad with others! $5 cover.
Once again BSB has teamed up with A Cheese Peddler to offer a night of amazing cheese, delicious beer, and enlightened education. $25 includes 4 beers paired with cheese, tax, and tip. Advanced tickets are strongly encouraged.
Love pinball? So does Chain Reaction! This week, they’ll continue their monthly pinball tournament starting at 7pm. $5 to enter, three games on each table. Games include Twilight Zone and The Simpsons #tilt
Ratio Beerworks is proud to present another night of FREE comedy and delicious brews. This show will be stocked with some real funny folks, including headliner Shane Mauss! Come out, have a laugh, and party hard. Hosted by Ian Douglas Terry.
The Denver Regional Council of Governments census report stated that in 2010, 2.8 million people lived in the Denver metro area — there are now 3.1 million. Housing is in high demand, rent is rising, and Denver is growing. Black Cube Artist Fellow Derrick Velasquez’s ‘New Brutal’ exhibition at the Stanley Marketplace’s hangar is inspired by this new build boom in Denver. Please join our panelists for a lively discussion on Denver’s new look and feel and its impact on culture and communities in the metro area. FREE and open to the public, however attendees must RSVP.
Formerly known as Comics Against Civility, Uncalled Four is a hilariously inappropriate game played by four of Denver’s funniest comedians and YOU! Come watch comedians Timmi Lasley, Bobby Crane, Hippieman, and Allen Strickland Williams as they compete to see who is the funniest/most terrible contestant. Plus! This event also serves as the official release of the gang’s new baby, The Worst Card Game. Sponsored by Sexpot Comedy, with customized brew from Call to Arms Brewing Company and food from Wurstküche, this is sure to be the party you’ve been looking for. Ticket options available online.
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.