WEEKLY EVENTS: April 15, 2016 – April 21, 2016
Last night, I attended the event FckUp Nights Denver, Volume 1 at Globe Hall. It was great. Focusing more on the bumps that we hit en route t0 our goals and the twists of fate that turn into really good stories, the event provided a great night of camaraderie, humor, and eye candy. Inaugural specimens from Craft Boner, Legwork, and the Root Down/Linger/Ophelia’s empire absolutely brought it, making FUNDenver a night you’ll want to check out in the future.
Read on for more fun times this week and for additional free/low-cost events this weekend, check out Westword’s 10 things to do for $10 in Denver blog, which includes the Pancakes & Booze Art Show at City Hall, Rockabilly Roadhouse at the Denver Community Church – Uptown, and Apparitions: Architecture That Has Disappeared from Our Cities at BookBar.
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 Starship Voyeur, where guests can enjoy a Star Trek viewing party while wearing sexy costumes! Free for members, $5 for regular people.
Welcome to another edition of Story Time! Denver’s only one liner show. Comedians this month include Mallory Wallace, William Montgomery, Matt Hunt, Adam Fedyski, Roger Norquist, and headliner, Nathan Lund. Hosted by James Draper. This event is FREE and you should probably plan on sticking around for the karaoke afterwards.
Diebolt welcomes a brand new comedy showcase, featuring fresh local talent and fresh local beer, hosted by Kira MagCalen. Performers include Zach Reinert, Preston Thompkins, Meghan Deponceau, Sean Cummings, and Daniel Reskin. 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, it’s time to get up the nerve to ask your date to the roller prom! Dig out your old prom gown or opt for the always classy tuxedo t-shirt and get ready for a super fun night that will take you back to your high school days. 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. 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 Holy Holy around midnight so get there! No cover before 10pm, $5 afterwards.
Saturday, April 16, 2016: Record Store Day
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding the independently owned record store. This is a day for the people who make up the world of record stores—the staff, the customers, and the artists—to come together and celebrate their unique culture and the special role these stores play in their communities. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day. Pro tip: If you plan on lining up early at Twist & Shout, Illegal Pete’s will reward you with a FREE breakfast burrito (if you are one of the first 100 in line).
What better way to start your Saturday than with a workout and a beer? Join Strength Train 4 Life for a total body workout, followed by a happy hour hosted by Copper Kettle. Workout is designed for people of all fitness levels and limitations can be accommodated if needed. Admission is $10 and gets you an hour workout followed by drink specials. Please arrive around 10:45am to register.
I’m not going to lie…there are mornings I wake up after a boozy night and wish there was a place that I could go for IV treatments. Sometimes I feel like that is the only thing that could possibly make me feel human. The good news is that Denver now has this option. This afternoon, come celebrate the opening of Hydrate IV Bar with food, drinks, and free B12 shots!
Ratio Beerworks needs YOU for a video shoot! Come help fill the taproom for a shoot that will be part of a national campaign, showcasing the Colorado brewing scene and culture. You can be one of the smiling folks dancing, drinking, and having a grand time! At noon they will be tapping Handwritten, a Belgian Abbey White. Bud Bronson & The Good Timers will be rocking out at 8pm and Digg Haze will be spinning the tunes in-between. No cover.
Shop Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2016 collection, inspired by the American West, prairie life, and Willie Nelson (who doesn’t love that?) Food + drinks by Among the Colors and collage art by Mario Zoots, both inspired by Mara’s Spring collection. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Come on out for an afternoon of pampering, socializing, and well, drinking. Ladies will enjoy health conscious hors d’oeuvres and specialty craft cocktails as they choose from a variety of pampering beauty services and fashionable experiences. This event is FREE, but you must RSVP by 11am on Saturday.
One night only! In honor of #RecordStoreDay, the Denver Film Society will be showing the music+ adulting classic, High Fidelity, on the big screen. After the screening, DJ Hollow (Lipgloss) will be spinning some tunes in the lounge. Tickets for the film run $7 – $11.
Nooch | Vegan Market + Mammoth American Tattoo present the annual Vegan Prom, featuring live music, cash bar, photos, raffles, vegan finger foods, DJ, dancing, dancing, and more dancing. Music by The Gin Doctors and DJ Brian Polk. Dressing prom-style is encouraged but not required. Tickets are $15 and 100% of the proceeds go to Peaceful Prairie Animal Sanctuary. 21+
One night only! The most successful independent animated feature film ever released, Fritz the Cat is an x-rated romp full of sex, violence, uncomfortable moments of racial and ethnic stereotyping and tons of anthropomorphic animals…all on 35mm film! Tickets run $7 – $11 and be sure to come early for the Fritz The Cat coloring contest and naughty drink specials!
Give the middle finger to Monday and come on out for some quality laughs and some quality brews. Debates this month include White Trash vs. White Privilege, Colonel Sanders vs. Bernie Sanders, Fresh vs. Frozen, and the headlining debate, Rent vs. Own. FREE.
Interested in recording music in the studio or editing your own videos? Need to scan your drawings or use Photoshop to improve your photos? Want to use a 3D printer or learn about Arduino? ideaLAB is the library’s digital media lab/maker space that has a wide variety of hardware and software available for visitors to use. FREE.
Amuse Booze is a monthly comedy showcase that appreciates a good, hand-crafted cocktail. Three local bartenders will compete to make their own variations of three comics favorite cocktails. One bartender will be named victorious and move forward in the competition, whilst the audience enjoys tasting and laughing at the results. Tonight’s comedians include David Rodriguez, Byron F. Graham, Rion H. Evans, and David Gborie. Hosted by Meghan DePonceau and Anthony Crawford. $5 cover; $5 cocktails.
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? Batman vs. Superman VS. Alien vs. Predator. 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 Alex Creasy, Rachel Weeks, Mike Hammock, and Cody Spyker. FREE and fun.
Open mic comedy that encourages the audience to text their thoughts on the show, while the texts scroll behind the performers. Hosted by Christie Buchele and Cory Helie. FREE.
It’s hump day! Kick back with a glass of wine at IMT’s screening of The Life Aquatic. No cover.
If you haven’t been to The Narrators before, it is pure gold. It is essentially like This American Life unfolding right in front of your beautiful smiling face. One of the best things to do in Denver – hands down. This month’s theme is All is Fair. Admission is FREE, plus there is cheap beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.
While there is no shortage of #420 activities to choose from, this will be the one that I’ll be reppin’. This stacked comedic line-up includes The Lucas Brothers (first time in Denver!), Billy Wayne Davis, Noah Gardenswartz, David Gborie, Ester Steinberg, Aaron Urist, and Dave Rodriguez #dope Tickets are $25.
It’s ladies night at Campus Cycles! This is a great evening for women who are interested in starting to ride, as well as women that already do. You will have an opportunity to see the latest in cycling fashion, meet vendors to help you learn about what products will work for you, shop with discounts, enjoy some adult beverages, grab a relaxing massage, and/or hang out around the chocolate fountain! FREE.
Ratio Beerworks presents another killer night of FREE comedy with an assortment of crushers, headlined by Noah Gardenswartz. 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.