WEEKLY EVENTS: January 29, 2016 – February 4, 2016
Denver! I am posting this a day early due to the fact that I am headed to New Orleans early tomorrow AM for our (now) annual pilgrimmage to Chewbacchus. In addition to the parade, we plan to rent bikes, explore the city (and the swamps), snap lots of pics, drink local, and find the best vegetarian eats in town.
But I leave you in good hands of our fair city. Have fun, stay safe, and say a prayer for my (soon-to-be-drunk-off-of-Hurricanes) soul, xoxo.
(And for more free/low-cost events this weekend, check-out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, which includes the Denver Vintage Reggae Society at Illegal Pete’s South Broadway, David Bowie Music Video Party at the Alamo Drafthouse, and the 5th Annual Curtis Park Ice Festival.)
TGIF! Join fellow winter bike riders and toast to riding year-round! Beer will be provided and Timbuk2 will be giving away prizes. This event is FREE but please, RSVP here.
From the folks that brought you TheBigWonderful comes the new and 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.
FREE weekly comedy show in a LoDo bar that is actually tolerable. This week’s show features Kira MagCalen, Steve Vanderploeg, Timmi Lasley, Zach Reinert, and your host Aaron Middleton. Cheap drinks, live show – Friday night is covered!
On the final Saturday of each month, Buntport presents you with three stories related to a theme. Two of these tales are true, but one of them is nothing but a fib. Can you figure out which one is baloney? Fun for all ages (seriously grown-ups, this is an event that both you and your kids will enjoy), cute contests, and prizes to boot. Tickets are just $6 – $8, with $1 off if you dress like a duck. (So in other words, whatever you were planning to wear that day anyway.)
It’s the end of the month and time to get loose with that caboose! Let the lead out! String up that freak flag and let it fly! Performers start with their normal sets but then must contend with the antics of the Funky Brunch players. This week’s performers include Rachel Weeks, Tim Messenger, Alex Creasy, Zach Reinert, Kristin Clifford, Dave Losso, Ismael Loutfi, and more! Accompanied by a funkadelic DJ and a food truck for your brunching pleasure, this show is the perfect way to get your Saturday started. FREE.
One night only! Celebrate the life of six-time Grammy winner Amy Winehouse in this powerful, intimate, and Oscar-nominated documentary. Tickets for the film run $7 – $11 and include a DJ set with DJ Tanner afterwards.
Please join Neal’s daughter, Jami Cassady; Neal’s son, Robert Hyatt; Denver poets, Ed Ward and Molina Speaks; and New York’s David Amram Quartet, in celebrating the life of Neal Cassady with music, poetry, and reminiscences. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show.
FREE and cool comedy show, happening monthly on South Broadway. This month’s comedians include Kristin Clifford, Preston Tompkins, Zeke Herrera, Dave Losso, and Ismael Loutfi. Hosting services provided by Timmi Lasley. This show is also all-ages so bring your grandmama and your nephew!
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, guests can enjoy a screening of Groundhog Day. No cover.
FREE comedy show on the last Sunday of every month, featuring local and national talent in the coolest comedy club you’ve probably ever been to. Pick-up a FREE Sexy Pizza slice card on your way out and end your night with some delicious East Coast-style pizza. This month’s comedians include Kristin Clifford, Mara Wiles, Preston Tompkins, Alan Bromwell, and Bobby Crane. Guest hosting services provided by Eric Henderson. FREE street parking on Sundays!
Come celebrate the opening of Torchy’s on Broadway. FREE tacos, drinks, chips + dips, entertainment, and giveaways! Open to the public #TacosForever
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!
Join Denver Food and Wine and the Denver Film Society for a special Denver Food and Wine sneak peak reception + screening, featuring Somm: Inside the Bottle at the Sie FilmCenter. Following the success of Somm, this film takes a peek behind the curtain at the seldom seen world that surrounds the wine we drink. Tickets run $40 – $50 and include a pre-film wine pairing + reception and a post-film Q&A.
St. Kilians Cheese Shop is back to brighten your Tuesday with superb cider and cheese pairings. The theme this month is “Cheese from the Golden State” with each cheese coming from California. For $20, enjoy four pours of ciders with four different cheeses to match. No need to make a reservation, just come by the taproom anytime between 6 – 9pm!
A roomful of “grown-ups” sharing their diaries, yearbooks, journals, and notes from when they were tweens and teens? Yes, please! This is an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll laugh, cringe, and commiserate that he never did call when he said he would. Still have access to your old journals? Visit the site to be a part of the show and share your angst with others! Tickets are $12.
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 Matt Cobos, Shelby Ruth, Harris Alterman, and Cody Spyker. Hosted by Kira MagCalen; 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.