WEEKLY EVENTS: March 4, 2016 – March 10, 2016
This spring-like weather is the icing on the amazeballs events cake. This week, choose from First Friday art openings, FREE concerts, bingo + go-go dancers, bumping + grinding, wine + cats, nerd prom, scary movies, vegan pizza, arias + networking, mind-bendy collages, funny ha ha, 90’s dance parties, and MORE.
(And for more free/low-cost events this weekend, check out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, which includes Convention Kick-Off 2016 at Mutiny Information Cafe, First Saturday Poetry at BookBar, and Music Improvisation and Composition at The Deer Pile.)
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!
Come on out for great stories, beer from Small Batch Liquors, and samplings from Fourpoints Bar. Free Nalgene bottle with any in-store purchase during the event. Event runs until 9pm (or later if there’s still beer). FREE.
Come celebrate First Friday with Wine + Catz, back by popular demand! Spend time with the awesome cats of Denver’s premier cat cafe and enjoy a glass of wine sponsored by Apollo Peak Cat Wine, maker of The Pinot Meow – a wine for cats. Bonus hilarity – watch cats get drunk off of cat wine! Cover is $5 and includes wine #meow #hiccup
Mixing hip with the weird, Black Sheep Fridays run weekly March 4 to April 29, from 6 – 8pm in the MCA Café. Visitors can stop by anytime during the evening to experience the fun (happy hour runs from 5 – 7pm). This week’s theme is Bingo-a Go-Go, featuring bingo, go-go dancers, and drag queens. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
This month, the Ink Lounge is showcasing local designers, illustrators, and screenprinters at their First Friday event. All the work on display is screenprinted and will be for sale during the event. Some new work, some past work – all in all a diverse mix of styles from some very talented individuals. There will also be adult beverages and snacks to keep your belly happy. This event is FREE.
This First Friday, celebrate Denver’s Month of Printmaking at the sleek, nonprofit contemporary arts center, RedLine. Conveners is a group exhibition that builds upon the precedent of printmakers exploring collaboration by highlighting the work of thirteen artist printmakers and their varying approaches to collaboration as a means to create original works. FREE.
This First Friday, visit YOUR community access television station for a live, intimate studio performance by Space in Time and a joke-telling set by Greg Hutt. Additionally, there will be FREE food from Illegal Pete’s and cheap drinks. Haaaaaaaaay. This event is FREE and located along the Santa Fe First Friday Art Walk.
Start your weekend with dancing + drinks! Ready Set Go will be spinning the best in Soul, Go-Go, Surf, Oldies, 60’s, Rock, and more! No cover.
Beautiful babies of Denver, come dance it out at Denver’s favorite indie rock dance night with DJs Hollow and DJ Tower. Hear great music that you won’t hear anywhere else, dance until your legs are weak, and drink until you’ve shown your liver who’s boss. They’ll also be giving away tickets to David Cross (for realsies), Nerd Prom, and Holy Holy so get there! No cover before 10pm, $5 afterwards.
Denver! You’ve already hit up a handful of First Friday events and are just buzzed up enough to start dancing…now what? Cue Guilty Pleasures – a party dedicated to cheesy awesome dance jams. (If you haven’t been before, this party is F-U-N.) When in doubt, grind it out. $5 cover; now located at the Hi-Dive.
This isn’t your mama’s yoga class. Participants will be flowing to the tunes of Hot Water Music and Fugazi to name a few, so come ready to party. Registration costs $15 and includes one brew. Please bring your own yoga mat and towel. 21+
Come celebrate not having to be cool with a bunch of like-minded, friendly folks. Tickets include live music, DJ, photobooth, cosplay contest, dancing, smiles, and memories. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 day of show, $50 VIP.
The warmer weather is a-comin’, can you feel it? This month, DJs Tyler Jacobson and Steve Cervantes will be doing their thang, alongside special guests Jason Heller and Devil One. They’ll be playing the best soul, funk, and R&B so strap on those dancing shoes and come shake what your mama gave you…only 5 bucks!
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 rat-tastic, Willard. Tickets run $7 – $11.
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week, guests can enjoy a screening of Spaceballs. No cover.
For the last first Monday of the month, come listen, watch, and/or participate in this variety show/open mic. This month’s feature is Gary Daniels. Open mic begins at 7pm and the feature starts at 8:30pm for audience donations.
Come on out to Marquis Pizza for $10 all-you-can-eat vegan pizza and live performances by Zebroids and False Cathedrals! All ages, FREE show, legit vegan pizza. Everyone is welcome; view the menu here.
Join Inside OC and Youth on Record next Tuesday with the Mile High Young Professionals in RiNo. In addition to great networking, MHYP socials feature food + drink specials and a fishbowl drawing that includes fantastic giveaways and prizes. Plus this month, guests will enjoy a few arias! FREE for MHYP members; $15 for non-members.
Get excited, Dead Dog Chocolate is back this month for another delicious chocolate and cider pairing! For $20, enjoy four pours of ciders paired with four specialty chocolates. No need to make a reservation, just come by the taproom anytime between 6 – 9pm! View the chocolate selection here #mouthgasm
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 to YOU! Audience members will have two minutes each to share their stories on the selected topic. The topic this month is “First Muse”. FREE.
Are you a lady who loves craft beer? Well then come join the social educational club, Women for Delicious Beer! Even if you don’t know the difference between ABV and IBUs, all are welcome to join this FREE event.
Ratio Beerworks presents another killer night of FREE comedy with an assortment of local crushers, headlined by Janae Burris. Additional performers include Preston Tompkins, Shelby Wardlaw, JD Lopez, Ian Douglas Terry, and more! Hosted by Andrew Bueno, get your “hell yeah” on for FREE.
Come celebrate the opening of Goldyn’s Spring Art Project collaboration with a leading artist in modern photographic collage and appropriation, Mario Zoots. This particular line of work can be describe as “fascinating, seductive, displacing and enthralling, bearing qualities of Surrealism and Dada”. This opening celebration will include DJ Fancy Matthew spinning indie rock and electro, with complimentary adult beverages + hors d’oeuvres. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Come celebrate the 2nd Thursday of every month at IMT with the Gin Doctors, Denver’s premier 90’s party band. No cover! #TGIAMFF
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.