WEEKLY EVENTS: May 20, 2016 – May 26, 2016
Denver! I may or may not spend my weekend obsessing over patio furniture (and catios), but there is lots of fun to be had!
Peep the list below to keep boredom at bay 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 Five Points Jazz Festival, Rock the Co-op 3 at Stapleton Conservatory Green, and Uncalled Four: A Comedy Game Show presented by Sexpot Comedy at the Bug Theater.
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Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: Story Time! at El Charrito
Welcome to another edition of Story Time! Denver’s only one liner show. Comedians this month include Aaron Middleton, Meaghan Shaha, Greg Ellis-Borja, David Rodriguez, Mike Hammock, and headliner, Zach Reinert. Hosted by James Draper. This event is FREE and you should probably plan on sticking around for the karaoke afterward.
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 8pm: Sunnyside Brewhaha at Diebolt Brewing Company
Diebolt welcomes a brand new(ish) comedy showcase, featuring fresh local talent and fresh local beer, hosted by Kira MagCalen. Performers include Matt Cobos, Katie Bowman, Walter Booth, Cody Spyker, and headliner, Anthony Crawford. No cover!
Friday, May 20, 2016, doors at 8pm: Bluebook at Leon
Start your Friday night surrounded by art + an intimate performance by Bluebook. No cover.
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 9pm: Hillbilly Roll at the Exdo Event Center
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, don your denim and your tanks, put your hair in curlers, and get ready for a good ole’ night of skating with Hillbilly Roll! 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!
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 9pm: Project Pabst Dance Party at Bar Standard + Milk Bar
This month, Bar Standard + Milk Bar are hosting an official dance party for Project Pabst with five rooms of activity! Join Lipgloss, Denver Disco, and Psychobilly Sideshow for more entertainment than you can shake a stick at.
Friday, May 20, 2016 @ 9pm: Strawberry Runners at BackSpace
Catch this intimate, neighborhood show, featuring Strawberry Runners along with Anna Smith, The Clearwings, and Maybe Baby & the Bitch Boys. All ages, BYOB (if you are 21+), $5 – $10 (to support the space).
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 12 – 8pm: TheBigWonderful at Stanley Marketplace
TheBigWonderful is on the move! This week, come visit the family-friendly community event that you have grown to love at Stanley Marketplace. Enjoy a day of live music, shopping, local food, lawn games, craft beer + cocktails on the Eastside. Tickets start at $5 and it is the perfect place to meet-up with friends/family for an impromptu Saturday.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 1 – 4pm: Family Farm Fiesta at Mountair Park Community Farm
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of FREE fun at Mountair Park Community Farm. Sample fresh foods, enjoy live music, tour the farm, and more. Free kids’ activities include craft projects, seed planting, English and Spanish story time, and face painting.
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Pretty in Pink at the Sie FilmCenter
One screening only! Come celebrate the 30th anniversary of falling in love with the girl from the wrong side of the tracks. Tickets run $7 – $11; 80s-inspired dance party with DJ Hollow to follow the film #tryalittletenderness
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 8:30pm: Hoedown! Swing, Booze, and BBQ at Washington Street Community Center
Come on out for a good old-fashioned hoedown, complete with barbecue, beer, cocktails, and dancing! Live music from Americana swing band, Odessa Rose, dance performances from The Ladies & Gentlemen, and free swing dance lessons for beginners. Admission is $15 – yeehaw!
Saturday, May 21, 2016 @ 9pm: PrettyMouth at Bowman’s Vinyl and Lounge
FREE and cool show at Denver’s new vinyl emporium. Come check it out.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 1pm: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly at the Sie FilmCenter
One screening only! Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the best westerns ever made with a new 4K digital restoration. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 1 – 4pm: Beer & Cheese Pairing at Ratio Beerworks
To cap off American Craft Beer Week, Ratio welcomes Amy Combs of A Cheese Peddler for a four-course beer and cheese pairing. Amy will be pairing four cheeses with four beers from the Ratio lineup and will walk guests through the unique pairings. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased the day of the event.
Sunday, May 22, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: A Perfect Monster Pop-Up at TRVE Brewing
John Dyer Baizley will be doing a pop-up show this Sunday at the TRVE taproom. Prints, posters, paintings, and fuzz pedals will be available. Drink a Wanderlust, buy some art, hang the hell out.
Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 6 – 7pm: Civic Center Moves at Civic Center Park
Start your week off right by connecting to yourself and your community! This FREE all-levels yoga class will get your body moving and breath flowing while enjoying Denver’s beautiful warm-weather nights. This class is supportive to beginners and creative enough for more experienced practitioners. Please bring your own yoga mat and check any weather-related changes via their FB page.
Monday, May 23, 2016 @ 8 – 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Open Mic Comedy Night at the Goosetown Tavern
FREE open mic comedy hosted by Jeff M. Albright. This is also a Sexpot Comedy/Denver Relief show, which means FREE schwag.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 3 – 5pm: Hard Times Writing Workshop at the Denver Central Library
Going through a tough time? Telling our stories can often help us process our life experiences and find new paths. Come on out for a safe and supportive creative writing workshop that’s FREE and open to all. Writing prompts, tools, and refreshments will be provided. No registration or experience required; sharing is not mandatory. Hosted by Jane Thatcher of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 6 – 8pm: We BikeDenver Social at the Alliance Center
BikeDenver hosts an evening of bicycle advocacy – learn what plans are in the works and share your thoughts on how to create a more bicycle-friendly city. Food trucks, bike tune-ups, a photobooth, and FREE beer will add to the fun. This event is FREE, but please register online.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Cider + Pie at Stem Ciders
Plan on stopping by Stem Ciders as they pair four mini pies from The Long I Pie Shop with four ciders, for only $20. (Gluten-free pies are available for $2 more.) View the full line-up here. Yuh – um.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 @ 7pm: Bingo Night at Grandma’s House
Just like granny used to play only swap out the bingo hall for a brewery and prune juice for craft beer. Each beer purchased gets you a bingo card and prizes include pints, howlers, growlers, and other swag. No cover.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 @ 7pm: Elstree 1976 at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! This documentary interviews ten actors who appeared in minor roles in the 1977 sci-fi epic, Star Wars, and examines how the explosive popularity of that film changed their lives in big and small ways. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 6 – 10pm: Go Code Colorado Final Event at the Seawall Ballroom
High stakes competition meets Colorado collaboration when Go Code Colorado holds its third annual final competition. The public is invited to spend an evening watching 10 teams of entrepreneurs from across Colorado battle it out for a chance to win $25,000. Drinks + appetizers will be available before the event. This event is FREE but please register online.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 7pm: Talkin’ Shop w/ Christie Buchele at the Mutiny Information Cafe
Fan favorite Christie Buchele will be gracing the mic this Thursday and you’ll prolllllllly want to be there. Come learn what makes this gal tick with the opportunity to ask questions at this FREE live podcast, hosted by Anthony Crawford.
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.
Thursday, May 26, 2016 @ 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Cartoons & Comedy at the Deer Pile
Cartoons & Comedy is a nostalgic comedy show, created by Christopher Baker, featuring comedians riffing on your favorite cartoons and commercials from the 80s and 90s. And what trip down memory lane would be complete without tasty cereal? Comedians this month are Brodie Reed, Terrence Newman, and a mega secret special guest! And don’t worry if you’re short on cash, this ish is FREE.