WEEKLY EVENTS: January 8, 2016 – January 14, 2016
Dear Denver, happy snowy Friday! I’ve had a head cold for the past three days so am posting this from bed, with a bright red nose, surrounded by tissues. Oh, the glamour! Imma probs gonna take it easy this weekend and clock some serious snuggle time with Linus, but yous…yous should go out and have some snow-covered f-u-n. (Just remember to stay hydrated, bring a buddy, and use a safe word, xoxo.)
(For more free/low-cost events this weekend, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, which includes Montbello and Green Valley Ranch Stompin’ Ground Games at African Grill and Bar-Green Valley Ranch, AMAZiNE at Station, and Jack Jensen at Cabal Enterprises.)
From the folks that brought you TheBigWonderful comes the new and2 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.
Video Dialogue: Devon Dikeou’s installation, Not Quite Mrs de Menil’s Liquor Cabinet, is the basis for a video exploration into various concepts present in the work – ranging from art collecting to ideas of leisure, pleasure, and debauchery. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.
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.
In honor of 10 crazy years, 3 King’s is throwing an epic party! Music, burlesque, DJs, art, and more. No cover!
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 special guests, Red C and Cowboy Shane. No ticket needed because this party be FREE.
Former Lipgloss resident DJ Largechild joins DJs Hollow + Tower in the booth at Lipgloss this Friday night. As always, they’ll be serving FREE PBR until 10pm with the best mix of music and people, representing pre-boom D-town. Entry is $5, the memories are free.
Enjoy delicious vegan/vegetarian fare at this pop-up event in Park Hill. View the full menu here.
The folks at TRVE will be streaming Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister’s memorial service live. Come raise a toast to Lemmy with some new and old friends.
Celebrate the man, the myth, and the legend at Bowie Fest 2016. Enjoy Bowie renditions performed by Ancient Elk, Shady Elders, I Am Love, Bark Wilson, Plum, and Scary Drugs. Tickets are $12 or $6 if you dress like Bowie.
Steve Vanderploeg hosts a FREE comedy night at Declaration, featuring Walter Booth, Cory Helie, Timmi Lasley, James Draper, Zac Maas, and Nathan Lund. Mile High Cajun Food Truck will be serving up the grub.
Get a jump on your 2016 writing projects with this action-packed 12-Hour Write-a-Thon. There’ll be plenty of time to put fingertips to keyboard, as well as yoga for writers, readings from participants, pizza, beer and wine, and neighborhood walks. Bring something for the day-long pot luck and join in on this writing frenzy! This is a FREE event, open to the public. View the schedule online.
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.
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.
This winter, the Clyfford Still Museum is partnering with the Friends of Chamber Music and Swallow Hill Music to offer a new way to encounter Still’s work: live music in the galleries—performed not in concert but as a way to experience Still’s work through sight and sound. Chairs will be scattered throughout the museum for your use. Sit, look, listen, and enjoy. Free with museum admission ($6 – $10).
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week, guests can enjoy a screening of This Is Spinal Tap. No cover.
Every month, hosts Theresa Mercado and Ian O’Dougherty screen a film by Joel & Ethan Coen (in order of theatrical release), preceded by a short musical selection performed by a local musician, celebrating the magnificence, importance, and variety of music from that film. This week’s show includes musical selections by Aaron Thomas Collins and a screening of Burn After Reading. Come share your zeal and fondness for the brothers with other devotees. FREE.
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!
Raconteur Denver combines the joy of exploring new locations, meeting new people, and hearing stories from Denver’s vast communities. Three pre-selected storytellers get the night moving, but then the stage opens up for YOU! Audience members will have two minutes each to share their stories on the selected topic. This inaugural week’s topic is “Firsts”. FREE.
Join New Era Colorado for their 6th Annual Opening Day Happy Hour at Prohibition! The 2016 legislative session kicks off on Wednesday, January 13th and New Era and friends will be there to greet it. Join them for a drink or two at Prohibition and get the lowdown on what’s in store this session. No cover and all ages (for entry).
South Dock hosts Geeks Who Drink every Wednesday evening. Gather your friends, answer questions, and win beer. No cover.
Come sail away with Laura and Meghan at the second-ever Nightshift dance party! Spinning disco, new wave, synth pop, and post-punk. Every second Thursday at The Meadowlark. FREE.
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 + Deep Eddy Vodka.