WEEKLY EVENTS: March 25, 2016 – March 31, 2016
Choose from a celebration of comics/zines, risky business, a Spanish happy hour, world-class DJs, animals + instruments, hipster comedy, coffee talks (no big whoop), a punk rock clothing drive, taproom singalongs, cheese + beer, women in media, and MUCH 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 the Denver March Powwow at the Denver Coliseum, Drag Nation Seventh Anniversary at Tracks, and The Hello Kitty Cafe Truck at Park Meadows.)
DINK is a fun, first-class expo emphasizing the independent spirit, cultural relevance, imagination, and community of comics, graphic novels, zines, art, publishers, and fans. Enjoy five floors of urban art with literature, zines, small press publishers, underground comix, and cocktails! View more details and the schedule of events here. Tickets start at $12.
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!
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 Mad Max Purim, where guests are invited to dress for the fury road with Klezmer music and hamantaschen. Free for members, $5 for regular people.
Untitled Final Fridays feature behind-the-scenes tours, performances by local artists, opportunities to make and create, and much more. Top it off with a cash bar, munchies, and a dose of the unexpected, and you’ve got a great night out. This month’s theme is Risky Business: throw caution to the wind and dive into dicey situations and downright dangerous occupations. This event is included in regular museum admission; college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission. View the schedule of events here.
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.
Come on out for an extra special edition of Lipgloss with Daniel Ash + Kevin Haskins of Bauhaus/Love & Rockets/Tones On Tail joining DJs Hollow and Tower in the DJ booth. In addition to making you dance your face off, around midnight they’ll be giving away tickets to catch Leather Strip at the Oriental Theater. Tickets are $10.
Spangalang is hosting an opening for local artist, Paul Vismara, this Saturday afternoon. This event will also feature the progressive old-school sounds of Space Orphan and as always, amazing snacks will be available from ZIVIX Five Points. No cover.
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.)
Arrive at Wonderbound’s studio space anytime between 2:30pm and 3:15pm to observe the rehearsal for Wonderbound’s upcoming show, “Dust,”. Sip a delicious cup of coffee and enjoy a tasty treat. When the dancers take their break at 3:15pm, Wonderbound’s Producing Director, Dawn Fay, will chat with Coffee Talk attendees about the process of creating an original dance performance and will answer questions. This event is FREE, but you must RSVP ahead of time.
Spring cleaning alert! Punk Gives Back is organizing a clothing drive at Illegal Pete’s – South Broadway. Bring your gently used clothing or housewares for donation to Urban Peak, the only non-profit in Denver that offers a full convergence of services for youth who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. The clothing drive is 5pm – midnight; live music from Cory Call, Ross Hostage, and Stacy Fitzpatrick starts at 9pm! This event is FREE.
The Underground is back! And this month, you get double the fun with the super funny John Roy + Andy Haynes. Additional funny peeps include Nathan Lund and Eric Henderson! Hosted by Stephen Agyei & Matt Monroe. Tickets are $10; get ’em before their gone!
All your favorite singalongs tunes are only made better after a few pints. Sweet Caroline never sounded so good! No cover.
This month, prepared to be absolutely CRUSHED by comedy. That’s right, this month’s performers include Anthony Crawford, Zach Reinert, Geoff Tice, Adam Cayton-Holland, and Andy Haynes. Hosted by Aaron Urist with DJ Erin Stereo on the ones + twos…BOOM. Tickets are $7 at the door.
Ditch the limelight, forego the scene, and explore the delightfully dimly lit corners of your city. Weird Touch is an all-vinyl dance party collaboration offering an eclectic, yet cohesive mix of darkly tinged nu-disco, indie dance, and weird house. With DJs Fancy Matthew and Shannon von Kelly, $5 gets you to your happy place.
FREE and cool comedy show, happening monthly on South Broadway. This month’s comedians include Allison Rose, David Rodriguez, Matt Monroe, and Nathan Lund. Hosting services provided by Timmi Lasley. This show is all ages so bring your grandmama AND your nephew!
End your weekend with a familiar film, $6 cocktails, snacks, and a rad atmosphere. This week, guests can enjoy a screening of Robin Hood: Men in Tights. 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 Janae Burris, Mitch Jones, Zac Maas, Aaron Urist, and headliner, Andy Haynes. Hosting services provided by Eric Henderson. FREE street parking on Sundays!
One night only! A chance meeting in a parking lot in 1979 between filmmaker Trent Harris and a young man from Beaver, Utah inspired the creation of an underground film that is now known as Beaver Trilogy. But the film itself is only part of the story. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Come on down to the Corky Gonzalez Branch Library to learn more about the West Colfax Food Co-op and have the opportunity to become a member! Help them understand the food needs of the West Colfax community by sharing your experience. Want to get involved? Be sure to ask about volunteer opportunities in marketing, education/events, planning, and membership #FoodForEverybody
For $15, enjoy pairings of four cider pours + four Girl Scout cookies for a sweet evening. View the full menu here. No reservation is necessary, just stop by the taproom any time between 6 – 9pm.
Ratio Beerworks presents another killer night of FREE comedy with an assortment of crushers, headlined by Hippieman. A favorite at Denver’s Comedy Works, Hippieman provides an alternative voice in Red State America. Additional performers include Steve Vanderploeg, Meaghan Shaha, Grayson Nite, Ian Douglas Terry, and more! Hosted by Cody Wayne Hurd. FREE.
Wine + cheese is so played out…therefore, Reel Social Club is offering all of the cool kids a pairing that is definitively Colorado – beer from Great Divide Brewing Co. and cheese from New World Cheese. Featuring five rounds of Colorado’s best brews paired with hand-selected cheeses, with experts sharing their knowledge throughout the event. Stick around afterwards for a special advance screening of Mr. Right, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell. $10 for RSC members, $15 for Denver Film Society members, and $20 for errybody else.
Join Goldyn and Anna Jensen, a fashion stylist with a highly spiritual and individualistic point of view, for an evening of learning and honoring the feminine divine. Attendees will be guided through a complimentary, shortened version of her consultation process, walking away with worksheets to dig deeper and find concrete ways to enjoy and be creative with their beauty routines, as well as other ways to honor themselves m,r. This evening of connection and creativity will inspire guests to welcome spring with renewed excitement. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Calling all amazing women in the film and media industries in Colorado! You are invited to the premiere event of the Emerging Women in Film and Media Colorado chapter. Come meet the founding board, learn about the overall organization, vote on a logo, win prizes, eat, drink, network, and have fun! Learn about all of the amazing things they have planned for the future of this chapter. FREE.
Matt Monroe is a Matt of all trades – comedian, producer, and hustler. 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.