WEEKLY EVENTS: December 25, 2015 – December 31, 2015
I would like to introduce you to my newest assistant, Linus. (He is literally trying to walk all over my keyboard as I type this, so clearly he is still “in training”.) But he is so sweet and affectionate, I look forward to spending the holiday weekend with this little dude. (Shout-out to the Cat Care Society!)
And how about you? I hope you are having the merriest of holidays and are able to spend some time with the ones you love (or, at least can tolerate). And if you just can’t even anymore with the holidays, here are some stuffs to do. See you in 2016!
(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 a Kwanza Celebration, Living Lights at the Butterfly Pavilion, and Silver Face and The Velveteers at Mutiny Information Cafe.)
You’ve opened all of your presents, now get down to Tracks for some Christmas magic! No cover all night plus FREE drinks from 9 – 10pm! #HOHOHO
Burlesque, drinks, a potluck, DJ Rockstar Aaron, and new friends…what more could you ask for on Christmas? $5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
Come one, come all! The Clyfford Still Museum will be open until later than usual for five consecutive nights during the holiday season, with free admission from 5 to 8pm. Visitors can enjoy the final days of “Repeat/Recreate”—the critically acclaimed exhibition of masterworks by Clyfford Still on loan from the Met, MoMA, Smithsonian, and more of America’s finest public and private collections—which closes on January 10th. These extended hours follow a surge of public interest in the exhibition.
Two local musicians, Jeff Hooton and Rex Spease, have come together to channel music that evokes a Parisian street, wet with December rain, chilly yet happy with the bustle of shoppers; cafes full of beautiful people watching the world go by; and 1930s night clubs celebrating the time before the war. Concert will feature an accordion, flute, clarinet, and saxophone. Vive la France! FREE.
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 and Shannon von Kelly, $5 gets you to your happy place.
Come celebrate the holidays with a FREE killer comedy show at your favorite punk rock brewery, Ratio Beerworks. Featuring Justine Marino, Andy Sell, Stevedore Comedy, Minori Hinds, James Hamilton, Jordan Wieleba, Cory Helie, and more! Ian Douglas Terry and Andrew Bueno are your hosts for a joyful and frosty night of laughs, come party!
FREE and cool comedy show, happening monthly on South Broadway. This month’s comedians include Chris Charpentier, Justine Moreno, Haley M. Driscoll, Andy Sell, and John Bueno. Hosting services provided by Timmi Lasley. This show is also all-ages so bring your grandma and your nephew!
One night only! With a mad scientist kidnapping children to steal their dreams, only brave young Miette (Judith Vittet) and a kindhearted circus strongman (Ron Perlman) can save them. Part fantasy, part nightmare, this sci-fi fairy tale was nominated for a Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Guest host Timmi Lasley will be your spiritual guide for this unique showcase-meets-improv extravaganza. Performers start with their normal sets but then must contend with the antics of the Funky Brunch players. This week’s performers include Jon Wilkins, Andrew Michael, Haley M. Driscoll, Justine Marino, Andy Sell, Brett Hiker, and David Gborie. Accompanied by a funkadelic DJ and a food truck for your brunching pleasure, this show is the perfect way to get your Sunday Funday started. FREE.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s film is Trading Places. No cover.
Monday, December 28, 2015 @ 11am – 5pm: Visit the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art
Although not quite as well-known as some of Denver’s other museums, the Kirkland may very well be my favorite. This unique, neighborhood gem is filled to the gills with really cool (yes that is a technical art term) furniture, paintings, lamps, glassware, ashtrays, and animal figurines. It’s funky and eclectic and while there is a lot of stuff to look at, you won’t get overwhelmed halfway through. Normally closed on Monday, pay a visit to the Kirkland before it moves to its new location in May.
Come hang out and partake in the last trivia night of the year! Questions start at 7:30pm so come early to grab a seat and a brew before things get started. View a preview of the topics online.
For just $50, guests will get a four-course meal accompanied by four full pours. Come help Beryl’s celebrate an awesome year with delicious food and happy company. Tickets can be bought online; view the full menu here.
Since NYE scares me, I’ll be celebrating a day earlier at this show. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, or $45 for both the 30th and the 31st. Come get rowdy, y’all.
Thursday, December 31, 2015: New Year’s Eve
As mentioned above, NYE kinda scares me (mainly because of the 600% Uber/Lyft surge charge rates ) but there is some good stuff going on for those that are braver than I. Peep these lists from The Denver Ear and In Good Taste Denver, in addition to the handful of possibilities below. Happy new year!
- Masquerade Party at Beryl’s Beer Co.
- Knew Year’s Eve at Larimer Lounge
- So What! NYE at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox
- New Year’s Eve Party at Ratio Beerworks
- Not Your Typical New Year’s Eve Party at MetroBoom
- A Lipgloss NYE at Bar Standard
- Motown Eve at Pearl’s
- Itchy-O NYE at 3 King’s Tavern
- Winehouse Masquerade Ball at Mercury Cafe