WEEKLY EVENTS: January 15, 2016 – January 21, 2016
You guys. I think the mucus is finally draining from my face and head. Hallelujah, praise baby Jesus! To celebrate, Imma gonna go to Ikea tonight and buy some shit (and probs fight with my boyfriend over some shelves). Good times, USA. Go Broncos!
(For more free/low-cost events this weekend, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, which includes Jared Paul Record Release Party at The Deer Pile, 3-Year Anniversary at Cannonball Creek Brewing, and Denver Broncos Playoffs Watch Party at The Monkey Barrel.)
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.
This event includes an initial talk on how to be a successful artist, followed by a lesson in block printing. Attendees will be taught old-school printing techniques, with the opportunity to hand carve their own design or transfer a custom design. This class is FREE for veterans with a $20 suggested donation for civilians. Sponsored by the Art of War Project.
Roll is a monthly themed, old-school roller-skating party, complete with flashing lights, music, karaoke, sippy cup drinks, dancing, and ping-pong! This month, grab that hot 80s ski onesie, put on your best neon, and lace up them skates for the most radical neon, blacklight 80s party in town. FREE admission between 9 – 10pm and $5 afterwards (or get advance tickets, which include skate rental). This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the line!
Join guest DJ Rockstar Aaron and Lipgloss DJs Hollow + Tower as they pay tribute to one of music’s finest souls. They’ll be playing a lot of Bowie + Bowie-influenced music, along with their regular collection of stellar selections. There will also be face painters available from 10pm – midnight to help you look your Bowie-est. (The painting is free, but please bring money for tips!) Ans as per youzh, enjoy free PBR from 9 – 10pm. Ashes to ashes, stardust to stardust, rest in peace, dear Starman. Entry is $5, the memories are free. [And click here for more Bowie-inspired events around town!]
Be able to tell all of your friends that you were at the inaugural XX Bingo Night at Base Coat Salon! $5 suggested donation includes complimentary PBR, wine and popcorn. Awesome prizes include gift cards to Base Coat, products, wine, whiskey, and more! Space is limited; please email email@example.com to reserve your spot!
Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 6:30 – 10pm: Film Screening of TRANS- w/ Live Soundtrack Performance at Pirate: Contemporary Art
This Saturday night, get your art on with a screening of the short, experimental film “TRANS-” by Shannon W. Kelly. This events also features two LIVE soundtrack performances by PTERANODON (aka Shannon Stein and Jeff Suthers of Bright Channel and Pale Sun). Set times are at 7:30pm + 9pm. Doors open around 6:30pm. $7 suggested donation; all ages welcome #haute
Enter through the red door, climb the staircase, and join Swingin’ Denver for the Speakeasy Soiree! Enjoy a night of live music, dance performances, FREE swing dance lessons, vintage vendors, a full bar, and food truck action! Admission is $15; view the schedule online.
The Blue Rider is one of my absolute favesies. Catch them this Saturday night at the Hi-Dive with Riprats and U.S. Tygers. Tickets are $10.
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.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week’s, guests can enjoy a screening of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. No cover.
Come join this fun and educational talk on the history of LGBT characters in comics, presented by queer feminist multimedia artist, Sara Century. Your $10 cover comes with a FREE limited-edition zine. Date night! Great night!
Give the middle finger to Monday and come on out for some quality laughs and some quality brews. Debates this month include Resolutions vs. Revolutions, Baby Boomers vs. Millennials, Sleeping vs. Weeping, Netflix vs. Chill, and the headlining debate, Best of Times vs. Worst of Times. FREE.
Celebrate the largest Martin Luther King Jr. march and rally in the United States. Participants gather at City Park and march to Civic Center Park, where a large gathering will commemorate the life of MLK. FREE.
A day of celebration in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This community event will feature dance performances, civic education, and family connection. FREE.
This Monday night, come on out for a fun-filled night of magic and mayhem. Both performers and audience members are needed. 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!
Amuse Booze is a new(ish) monthly comedy showcase that appreciates a good, hand-crafted cocktail. Three local bartenders will compete to make their own variations of three comics favorite cocktails. One bartender will be named victorious and move forward in the competition, whilst the audience enjoys tasting and laughing at the results. Tonight’s comedians include Dick Black reppin’ the Washington Apples, Zach Reinert rockin’ the Margaritas, and Brent Gill doin’ the Mai Tais. Hosted by Meghan DePonceau and Anthony Crawford. $5 cover; $5 cocktails.
This Tuesday, Little Peaks Bakeshop is headed to Stem Ciders’ taproom for an evening of macaron and cider pairings. This $20 gluten-free pairing includes four French macarons, expertly paired with four ciders. No tickets necessary; stop by the taproom anytime between 6 – 9pm to enjoy. View the delicious offerings here.
The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-to-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential. You’re bound to be a flip-flopper after listening to compelling arguments on things that never mattered. This month’s debate? The shortest day of the year vs. Tom Cruise. Box office opens at 7:30pm, and the feud starts at 8pm. $6 – $8, depending on your luck, or reserve your spot ahead of time.
Thursday, January 21, 2016, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite #19: Homelessness, Orbits, Smart Comedy, and an X-Files Treat! at the Oriental Theater
If you are a fan of TED talks, the Discovery Channel, Wikipedia binges, and drinking alcohol, Nerd Nite is the show for you. Come hear what’s being done to address homelessness in Denver; what it really takes to put objects into orbit; and how comedians are teaching academics to spice up their presentations. Plus! X-Files guest star The Enigma will be on hand to talk about the upcoming The X-Files premiere. Be there and be square! Tickets are $6 in advance; $8 at the door.
Uncalled Four is a hilariously inappropriate game played by four of Denver’s funniest comedians and YOU! Come watch comedians Sam Tallent, Bobby Crane, Nathan Lund, and Phil Palisoul as they compete to see who is the funniest/most terrible contestant. Audience prizes include 420 gifts (with a 21+ ID), local grub, free drinks, change from in-between the couch cushions, and more! Doors open at 7pm and guests must arrive early to win prizes. $7 in advance; $10 at the door.
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.