WEEKLY EVENTS: May 27, 2016 – June 2, 2016
Denver! How the hell is it almost June already?!? Anywho, at least we have a three-day weekend to celebrate. This week, you’ll have a heck of a time trying to keep up with museum takeovers, nerd talks, guest DJs, air guitar battles, boardwalk bashes, pop-up markets, vegan treats, scary movies, and light rail entertainment #party #harder
Peep the list below to keep boredom at bay and for more Memorial Day Weekend fun, check this list of fests from Westword, which includes ArtStir Denver, Boulder Creek Festival, and Slow Food Farmers Market.
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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 Rising Sun and will feature local creative Andrew Novick taking over the entire museum for a night of Japanese (pop) culture! This event is included in regular museum admission; college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission. View the full schedule of events here.
Friday, May 27, 2016, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Nerd Nite: Martian Myths, A History of Vinyl, and the Business of Art at the Oriental Theater
If you are a fan of TED talks, the Discovery Channel, Wikipedia binges, and drinking alcohol, Nerd Nite is the show for you. This month, NASA-affiliated scientist Bill Farrand picks apart the many myths of Mars over the ages; Ian Kimsey dances us through the history and import of vinyl and turntables; and local entrepreneur and community supporter Kayvan Khalatbari innovates the eff out of artistic expression. Be there and be square! Tickets are $6 in advance; $9 at the door. 18+
The Nerd Roast is back with The Office vs. Parks & Rec! Watch comedians in costume flame each other in the ultimate nerd battle. View the line-up here. This show is FREE although donations will be accepted for Planned Parenthood. Hosted by Zach Reinert and Ben Bryant; audiences members are encouraged to dress-up too!
Come support and learn more about Denver’s newest music venue, the Levitt Pavilion with this fun community event. Featuring Mile High Soul Club, Andy Rok & The Real Deal, and a live auction packed with goodies. $10 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. No cover before 10pm, $5 afterwards.
Celebrate the arrival of the holiday 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.
You know what this is; go show your support for the local competitors. Top two winners advance to the next round. Tickets are $12 at the door.
One night only! Come get weird at the Sie FilmCenter. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Come down to Historic South Gaylord in Wash Park for the Boardwalk Beach Bash going on all weekend from Saturday through Monday. Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with carnival games, local shopping, street food, beach-inspired cocktails, live music, and other entertainment, including a silent disco sponsored by SoundDown Party on Saturday from 5 – 9pm. The festival will take place on Gaylord Street between Mississippi and Tennessee; free entry.
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.
Come and purchase some delicious baked goods at Colorado’s only all-vegan market! Baked goods will be available from WaterCourse Bakery, Handy Diner, Blackheart Creations, Vegan Van, Beet Box Bakery & Cafe, Sweet Action Ice Cream, MiddleState Coffee, and more! All proceeds from the bake sale will benefit Rooster Sanctuary at Danzig’s Roost! Don’t fear the vegans!
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.)
Torn between checking out the local farmers market and hanging at the brewery? Now you can do both! View the list of vendors here; market to occur on the last Saturday of every month through October.
Free yoga! Free public art bike tour! Plus prizes, food, beverages, and fun! FREE!
25 bands. 5 stages. 1 day. This year’s line-up includes The Knew, The Railbenders, Tracksuit Wedding, A Great Big World, and much more! This family-friendly event is also FREE!
Saturday, May 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Let’s Dance: The Colorado Symphony Celebrates David Bowie at Boettcher Concert Hall
David Bowie was a legendary musician and artist with a career that defined not only an era, but gave birth to an entire new genre of sound. This concert collaboration brings the best of Bowie’s expansive catalog, including favorites like Rebel Rebel, Fame, and China Girl, live on-stage to honor over five decades of pushing the boundaries of music, fashion, and culture. Tickets start at $39.
Ditch the limelight, forego the scene, and explore the delightfully dimly lit corners of your city. Weird Touch is a sophisticated 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.
Scream Screen, hosted by Theresa Mercado, returns with a tribute to the master of horror John Carpenter. On Halloween night of 1963, 6-year old Michael Myers stabbed his sister to death. After sitting in a mental hospital for 15 years, Myers escapes and returns to Haddonfield to kill. Tickets run $7 – $11; one screening only!
FREE and cool comedy show, happening monthly on South Broadway. This month’s comedians include Miriam Moreno, James Draper, Ethan Sir, and Heather Marulli! Guest hosting services provided by Christie Buchele. This show is all ages so bring your grandmama AND your nephew!
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 Ben Bryant, Ethan Sir, Heather Marulli, Brett Hiker, and headliner, Nancy Norton. Hosting services provided by Eric Henderson. FREE street parking on Sundays!
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.
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.
Cake and cider? Yes! The deliciously quirky Valhalla Cakes is bringing their sweet creations to the taproom for a very special night of Cider + Sides. You’ll enjoy four slices of Valhalla’s cake perfectly paired with four Stem Ciders for just $20. View the menu here and start drooling.
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.
Live at Light Rail performances will take place most Wednesdays from 4:30 – 6pm during the warmer months and will showcase local bands, choirs, ensembles, and school groups, who will greet light rail patrons with a variety of creative performances. The program will draw from a range of live performers of all ages and specialties, from high school ensembles and undergrad percussionists to adult choir groups and drum circles.
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. FREE for RSC members, $15 for Denver Film Society members, and $20 for errybody else.
A roomful of “grown-ups” sharing their diaries, yearbooks, journals, and notes from when they were tweens and teens? Yes, please! This is an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll laugh, cringe, and commiserate that he never did call when he said he would. Still have access to your old journals? Visit the site to be a part of the show and share your angst with others! Tickets are $12.
One night only! An exuberant skate documentary with a social conscience, I am Thalente follows Thalente Biyela, a 17-year-old homeless skateboard prodigy in South Africa who catches the eye of the professional skate world when a DIY video of him goes viral. Tickets run $7 – $11; one screening only!
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.