WEEKLY EVENTS: February 19, 2016 – February 25, 2016
My boyfriend’s father suffered a massive stroke yesterday and Nibo is now on his way home to Chile to say goodbye.
I got the pleasure of meeting his father a couple of summers ago when he and Nibo’s mom came to Denver for a visit. We packed A LOT of activity into that trip and truly had a great time drinking wine, strolling through the botanic gardens, picnicking in Cheesman, shopping in Boulder, camping at Strawberry Hot Springs, and going to TJ MAXX so the dad could buy his first-ever pair of shorts. His father was really fun to be around, a real sweet, sentimental man (I think I saw him cry three times from nostalgia), who loved to share stories and have a laugh.
I don’t mean to be a total downer but this is what is on my mind.
So give those in your life an extra squeeze this weekend and call your parents just to say hey. Appreciate the good things now and the lack of any real turbulence in your life. 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 a Winter Opening Celebration at MCA Denver, Video Syndrome at The Deer Pile, Synth Prom 3 at 1010 Workshop, and Mutiny Craft Fair: An Ode to Spring at Mutiny Information Cafe.)
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. Happy hour from 2 – 6pm and 10pm – midnight. No cover and a great way to start your weekend!
Afternoon Delight is a social hour collaboration between Black Black Coffee & Kitchen + TAXI. Join them once a month, in the afternoon, as they gather around, drink some drinks, listen to some tunes, play some games, and meet new peeps. Free cocktails, beer + snacks.
It’s that time again for your favorite one-liner show, Story Time! Join the gang at El Charrito this Friday night for over 100 jokes, followed by the best karaoke night in town. Comedians this month include Robert Abbott, Walter Booth, Nicholai Roscoe, Miriam Moreno, Kevin O’Brien, and headliner, Adrian Mesa. Hosted by James Draper. FREE.
Come out and experience comedy in a unique atmosphere, while enjoying amazing handcrafted cocktails. This month’s show includes Zac Maas, Meaghan Shaha, Matt Wayman, and headliner, Aaron Urist. Hosted by Mike Hammock & Josh Skillman – no cover!
Diebolt welcomes a brand new comedy showcase, featuring fresh local talent and fresh local beer, hosted by Kira MagCalen. Performers include Tim Coleman, Georgia Rae, Harris Alterman, Matt Monroe, and headliner Sam Tallent! No cover!
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, show your pride for the city by wearing your freshest Denver gear. 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!
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night with DJs Hollow and DJ Tower. They’ll be playing the finest mix of indie, rock, soul and whatever else inspires you to move. No cover + FREE PBR before 10pm, so come early! ($5 after 10pm.)
At Call to Arms, they believe in partying. Hard. Mardi Gras is the perfect occasion to drink great beers, eat delicious food, and get down with all of your neighbors! Enjoy the world’s smallest + greatest Mardi Gras parade with floats built by local breweries, exclusive beer releases, live music from Otone Brass Band, food trucks, beignets, and more! Laissez les bons temps rouler! No cover.
Hyperspace is re-opening its doors! Starting February 20th, Hyperspace will be back with regular hours and even more games! With over 80 arcade games and pinball machines from the late ‘70s through the ’80s and into the ‘90s, there are games that will appeal to everyone. Hyperspace also now has a new pricing model – $10 entry for all-you-can-play.
Scream Screen, your home for horror, is back on a new night with a collection of films to make you want to bite and scratch your way into the theater! This week’s film is the Aussie horror classic, Long Weekend. Come early to grab a drink and hear a presentation on one of the world’s most venomous spiders – eek! Tickets run $7 – $11.
Beryl’s Beer Co. is once again hosting a pancake brunch, in conjunction with Morgan Handmade Rations. Choose from both sweet and savory options with all of the syrups and compotes your little heart desires. Just $12 for all-you-can-eat! #dietstartstomorrow
How does manis, wine, your friends, and the season premiere of Girls sound? Pretty awesome, right? Come watch as another season of struggles gets even realer while treating yourself to a $15 manicure, offered by Tootsies Wash Park. Manicures/chitty chat at 6:30/7pm; show at 8pm.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week, guests can enjoy a screening of Super Troopers. No cover.
Stop on by Stem Ciders as they pair four slices of pie from The Long I Pie Shop with four ciders, for only $20. You can also order yourself a whole pie from The Long I and pick it up from the taproom that night. View the full line-up here. Yuh – um.
Plan on attending the Women + Film Festival kickoff event with a screening of the documentary film, The Armor of Light. Abigail Disney’s directorial debut follows the journey of an Evangelical minister trying to find the courage to preach about the growing toll of gun violence in America. This event includes a Q&A with the director via Skype and a FREE post-screening reception in Henderson’s Lounge. Tickets run $12 – $15. Full festival lineup will be announced February 26th!
TRVE Brewing presents the most metal action horror film of all time—Deathgasm! Deathgasm will gush bodily fluids, rain limbs and tickle your funny bone, before tearing it out and giving you a stiff beating with it. A metal-inspired happy hour will precede the film, starting at 6:30pm. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Are you a Star Wars fan? Are you a craft beer fan? If so, prepare to be transported to heaven. Tickets are $40 and include all necessary materials, step-by-step instruction, and a pint of craft beer. Space is limited, so make sure you reserve your seat today!
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.