WEEKLY EVENTS: March 4, 2016 – March 10, 2016
Denver! In between dodging drunk bros rocking green and white cat-in-the-hat hats, check out this pot-o-gold of events! Whether you want to sew your own mutant stuffed animal, LOL with some legit comedians, learn some new gardening tips, hear a good yarn, or drink FREE beer, D-town has got you covered.
Plus! For more info on where to get your St. Patty’s Day drink on, be sure to check out this week’s edition of Beer Me.
(And for more free/low-cost events this weekend, check out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, which includes Ratio Session: Teenage Bottlerocket at Ratio Beerworks, Binge Watch Live at Mutiny Information Cafe, and Volume Record Release Show at the hi-dive.)
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. Plus! This Saturday, enjoy a starting time of noon and an extra dose of festivities, in honor of the St. Patrick’s Day parade!
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 Stitch & Switch where guests will be invited to assemble their own mutant stuffed animals. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
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.
Celebrating 16 years of magic and almost as many laughs. Performances by Magic Cyclops and Mr. Pacman, plus tributes from Slim Cessna + Munly, Little Fyodor (solo), Jim Yelenick, members of Snake Rattle Rattle Snake, Andrew Novick, and more. $7 to party.
Join DJs Hollow and DJ Tower in welcoming drummer Matt Tong of Bloc Party to the Lipgloss DJ booth! 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. Pre-sale tickets are $7 before 10pm, $10 afterward.
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.
Late Night at the Bug is a rowdy and raucous comedy show featuring national talent and some of Denver’s best comics telling jokes you won’t hear on radio or TV. For the inaugural show, former Denverite Ben Kronberg, will be making up the funnies, along with Sam Tallent, Zach Reinert, and Mallory Wallace. Hosted by David Rodriguez, this one will be good. Tickets are $10.
You’ve played drinking games at home, now play them with the Denver Film Society! They’ll give you the rules and thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the first 50 guests get their first drink on the house! Drink specials run all night long, with a bar in the theater so you won’t miss a second of the movie (thank god). Tickets run $7 – $11. Please drink and watch responsibly; only guests 21 and over will be allowed to attend Films on Tap screenings.
Calling Denver gardeners and veggie-lovers alike! The GrowHaus invites you to their 6th annual Seed Swap. There will be gardening workshops, community food vendors, music, face painting, and of course, seeds! Not only is this a day to score some future plants, it’s a time to come together as a community, connect, and learn from each other. Tickets run $10 – $15.
Re-arted II is the second round of creations in Joshua Finley’s “Thrift Store Series”. Featured at the show will be over 40 new pieces of handpainted madness on various junk store finds. This show will also include new works from pop art sensation, FAIM WORLDWIDE. Live music by Toi Et Moi, FREE beer from Ska Brewery.
FREE and cool show at Denver’s new vinyl emporium. Drink specials all night long; come check it out.
This winter, the Clyfford Still Museum is partnering with the Friends of Chamber Music and Swallow Hill Music to present live music in the galleries. The series continues on Sunday with a performance by the Dustin Adams Trio. Inspired by Still’s own record collection, the group will perform jazz from the 1930s and early ’40s. Don’t miss this exciting new way to enjoy the museum. 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 History of the World: Part I. 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 Megan Burtt and a screening of True Grit. Come share your zeal and fondness for the brothers with other devotees. FREE.
This month, enjoy stand-up from Preston Tompkins, Jordan Wieleba, and headliner, Nathan Lund! Plus, live music from The First Timers and FREE beer + wine. Only 3 bucks to get in!
This week, the Denver Film Society will be kicking off its sixth annual Women + Film Festival, which runs Tuesday, March 15th through Sunday, March 20th. Ladies, this is where you’ll want to go for a good healthy dose of inspiration. Dudes, this is where you’ll want to go to learn how to stop being such a dude all of the time. In addition to a number of award-winning films, the festival also includes salon discussions, in-person guests, and receptions to further celebrate the thought-provoking, inspirational stories of women from around the world. Tickets can be purchased individually for each film online or you can go all-in for a festival pass.
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 theme? Erin Go Bragh vs. Going Braless. 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.
Inspired by the 1990’s game show, Figure it Out, You Do What? will feature a hot panel of comedians racing against the clock to try to guess a secret talent of each guest. Come support all types of talents and be ready for some surprises. This week’s panel includes comedians Zeke Herrera, Kira MagCalen, Mitch Jones, and Timmi Lasley. FREE and fun.
Come celebrate 6 years of magic, also known as The Narrators. Packed with OG storytellers and a DJ, this month’s show will be one for the books. Admission is FREE however, bring some bucks for dranks.
Enjoy some Ratio brews, explore a new agency, and network with other young professionals in the creative industry. The event is FREE and open to the public, so grab your colleagues and come learn more about the Colorado advertising scene!
Hippieman’s unique take on comedy (and hair) has made him a Colorado favorite for years. Come learn what makes this dude tick, with the opportunity to ask questions at this FREE live podcast, hosted by Anthony Crawford. 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.