WEEKLY EVENTS: January 1, 2016 – January 7, 2016


1914630_10153952194854835_7702510882588012672_nDear Denver,

Happy 2016!

I hope everyone had a fun, warm, and safe night of ringing in the new year.

My brain is actually a bit fuzzy from “taking it easy at home” (read: drinking a hodgepodge of sour beers and chocolate stouts on an empty stomach), but am still feeling quite optimistic about the big 1-6. Let’s do this Denver, XOXO.

(For more free/low-cost events this weekend, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, including the 36th Anniversary Show at Pirate: Contemporary Art and Winterfest at Festival Park in Castlerock.)

Friday, January 1 & Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 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, January 1, 2016 @ 9am – 9pm: Open Opening at Counterpath

Come help welcome Counterpath into its new neighborhood by bringing whatever art you have and they’ll put it on display. Small to large, indoor/outdoor, videos and/or performances are welcome. Installations start 9am, with an opening party from 6 – 9pm, and an artist talk with performances at 7:30pm. Light refreshments and music all day! FREE.

Friday, January 1, 2016 @ 9pm: Lipgloss at Bar Standard

This is for all of the cool kids who stayed in last night to avoid the mess (and for those cool kids who went out last night but can’t get enough dance floors in their lives). Celebrate day one of the new year with Lipgloss founder Hollow and resident DJ Tower. No cover all night long and FREE PBR until 10pm #LivinLargein2016

Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 8pm: 2nd Annual 50 First Jokes at The Bug Theatre

50 of Denver’s finest comedians will tell their first joke of the new year—it has to be written after midnight on January 1st, so you know it’ll be pipin’ hot and poppin’ fresh straight out of their crazy oven-brains! Line-up consists of national headliners, local legends, and dark horses. Hosted by Timmi Lasley and Mara Wiles. Only $7 for 50+ LOLs.

Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club at Syntax Physic Opera

Come warm up on the dance floor of Syntax! DJs Tyler Jacobson and Steve Cervantes will be spinning all killer, no filler soul, funk, and R&B burners for your dancing pleasure. Get your dancing shoes ready and come shake what your mama gave you. Only 5 bucks!

Saturday, January 2, 2016 @ 10pm: Disco 2000 – Bowie Nite at the Meadowlark

Disco 2000 celebrates David Bowie’s 69th birthday this Saturday at the Meadowlark with their first annual Bowie Nite! In between all your favorite Bowie cuts, they’ll be spinning the very best in brit-pop, glam, post-punk, garage, mod, and northern soul. All vinyl. All rubbish. Come dressed up as your favorite Bowie! Your efforts will be rewarded. FREE.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 @ 11am – noon: Brewhouse Yoga at Factotum Brewhouse

Start your Sunday with an easy, all-levels yoga routine. Local instructor, Mary Susan, offers a “sweet, sweaty, and soulful flow” at Factotum. Just $15 for the class + a post-pose beer or kombucha.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 @ 12 – 1pm: Walk Of Shame Dating Game – 70’s Edition at El Charrito

This month, the Dating Game goes retro with the theme, “New Year Old You”, because change is stupid and stuff. Come down to El Charrito for brunch, which includes $5 bottomless mimosas, and be a part of Denver’s only interactive comedy game show! FREE.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 @ 12 – 8pm: Vinyl Sundays with the Denver Kush Club at Spangalang Brewery

Bring in your favorite vinyl for a spin on Sundays. It’s a dollar off full pours all day and the Denver Kush Club will be giving out free joint cards for those who partake. As always, delicious snacks will be available at ZIVIX Five Points.

Sunday, January 3, 2016 @ 1pm: Place de la République at the Sie FilmCenter

In this film by Louis Malle, vibrant scenes of individuals’ daily life are filmed in Place de la République. Hosted by Denver film critic, Howie Movshovitz, tickets to this classic film are only $1!

Sunday, January 3, 2016 @ 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 Grand Budapest Hotel. No cover.

Monday, January 4, 2016 @ 7pm: Them Punk Arts: Open Mic Night at the Mutiny Information Cafe

Every first Monday of the month, come listen, watch, and/or participate in this variety show/open mic. This month’s feature is Sam Raines. Suggested donation for entry.

11058219_10103667264195053_8774657658124253352_oTuesday, January 5, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Cheese Pairing at Stem Ciders

Enjoy a flight of four types of cheese paired with four ciders for only $20. No tickets needed; just stop by!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: Geeks Who Drink at Dry Dock – South Dock

South Dock hosts Geeks Who Drink every Wednesday evening. Gather your friends, answer questions, and win beer. No cover.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, reception at 6pm, talk at 7pm: Collaboration And The Creative Process: A Conversation Bill Pullman & Phillip Baldwin at the Sie FilmCenter

Join the Denver Film Society and Visionbox Studio for a conversation with two of the artists behind The Wild Hunt. Written by Bill Pullman and co-directed with Jennifer McCray Rincón, The Wild Hunt follows a patient in a psychiatric institute, who transports herself to a mythic world. This multimedia project uses music, projection, masks, puppetry, and movement to help guide the story. Tickets run $25 – $35 and include a reception.

Thursday, January 7, 2016 @ 7pm: Talkin’ Shop w/ Rick Kerns at the Mutiny Information Cafe

Comedy writer to the celebs, Rick Kerns has sold jokes to multiple household names. You wanna learn how to construct a great joke? You wanna learn how to sell a joke? Then you might wanna come to this one. FREE interactive podcast, hosted by Anthony Crawford. FREE.

Thursday, January 7, 2016, 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 Kira MagCalen, Matt Wayman, Bobby Crane, Brett Hiker, and headliner, Hippieman. $5 dollars to get in and bevies by donation, courtesy of Ratio Beerworks #LOLZ

Thursday, January 7, 2016 @ 9pm: 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 Corey Rhoads, Josh Skillman, Katie Bowman, and Mitch Jones; hosted by Rachel Weeks. FREE.