WEEKLY EVENTS: June 10, 2016 – June 16, 2016
Denver! I’m about to head up to Vail for a couple of days, which is why you are receiving this list of events a tad bit early. The plan is to ride bikes, drinks some beers, watch a bunch of dogs jump into a pool, and to see J. Roddy Walston and the Business perform.
But I leave you in the kind, loving hands of our dear city.
Peep the list below to keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider Evil Dead: The Musical at The Equinox Theater, Brewgrass on South Pearl Street, the Summer Art Market at the Art Students League Denver, the Denver Mini Maker Faire at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, and the Ridge at 38 Criterium and Brewfest.
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In an effort to unite the bad ass ladies of Denver, Whiskey Grade is hosting a ladies night, complete with whiskey, music, and fashion. This event will feature vintage clothing by Immaculate Ghost, jewelry by Vagabond Supply Co., and whiskey tastings + specials from 291 Whiskey. There will also be a vintage camper parked outside with shoes from Goose and the Goat. Sounds provided by DJ Electric Cameltoe and guests can pop next door for a bite to eat at The Curtis Club. FREE.
Grab your lawn chair and join Anythink for a series of picnic-style concerts at the Anythink Wright Farms one-acre park. Either pack a picnic or purchase food on-site. This family-friendly, kickoff event will feature The River Arkansas. FREE.
Stand-up comedienne, Amber Tozer will discuss and sign her hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic, and ultimately inspiring new book, Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir. This chronicle of Tozer’s life illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober. Hosted and moderated by Timmi Lasley; special guest Nathan Lund; fueled by Sexpot Comedy.
Come on out for a night of LOLs as Harris Alterman, Alan Bromwell, and Mara Wiles bring their best 20 minutes! Hosted by Christie Buchele in the Comedy Room Room of El Charrito. Show is FREE; karaoke to follow #party
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.
This session of Making the Mountain—Lighthouse’s quarterly artist talk that features Colorado creatives discussing and demonstrating their work—will focus exclusively on taste. Innovative local chefs and mixologists will tell the story of their craft, with samples of their favorite food and drinks. $10 to attend; view presenters here.
Get your Lipgloss fix with an added bonus of Denver Disco providing additional grooves on the patio. Be on the dance floor around midnight for a chance to win tickets to She Wants Revenge. No cover before 10pm, $5 afterwards, cheap libations + impeccable grooves all night long.
Celebrate the arrival of the weekend with dancing + drinks! Ready Set Go will be spinning the best in Soul, Go-Go, Surf, Oldies, 60’s, Rock, and more! Plus, there will be a special gift for everyone from Groundswell Cannabis Boutique and they will be raffling of glass, vape pens, and more. No cover.
Roll is a monthly themed, old-school roller-skating party, complete with flashing lights, music, karaoke, sippy cup drinks, dancing, ping-pong, and even more games in the parking lots! This month, it’s time for a classic Good vs. Evil showdown and Roll is rooting for the bad guys! 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!
The Denver Film Society is proud to launch family programming with a retrospective of films written by or based on novels by beloved author, Roald Dahl. Tickets are $5 (children under 6 are free) and admission includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar!
Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. is the debut cookbook from Laura Miller. Eschewing a strict or dogmatic approach to raw veganism, Laura’s self-deprecating humor, candor, and infectious enthusiasm make her the ideal guide for people who want to fall back in love with produce and/or simply celebrate the joy of real food. Tastings will be included in this delicious event. This event is FREE however, please register here.
ManCraftival, the summer manly market, is back for its second year! This indoor/outdoor event will consist of arts, crafts, food + beer with a touch of old-school carnival. There will be 60+ vendors, carnival games, vodka snow cones, a freak show, clowns, music, bobbing for whiskey, and more. There is no entry fee for this event.
Among the Colors is turning one and they want to party with you! Attendees will be treated to new works on paper by Laura Krudener, art-themed cocktails from RiNo Yacht Club, tasty snacks created by Among the Colors, music by Nat Select, tarot card readings by The Sacred Table, and henna by Henna Luna. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Come celebrate the warm weather in the courtyard on Studio Colfax with a fashion show by local designers, Minus the Dart and Sym Perrera, as well as LA-based Pupil Clothing, jewelry from Red Bench, Marguerite Specht, and more! Hair and makeup by Gordons on 6th and Hair People. Food provided by Extreme Pizza. Drinks will be served, music will be played, and fun will be had! This event is FREE, but please RSVP here.
One-man band dance party, Shake it Like a Caveman, returns to Broken Shovels Farm for a real good time. It shall be a memorable evening of stars, music, goats, various sweet critters, and bring-your-own cold drinks/picnic dinner. $7 suggested donation.
Beer, live music from HenScratch, donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke BBQ. Plus! Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen will be joining the fun with a bagel pop-up! No cover.
City Park Jazz, or “jazz in the park”, is a great weekend culmination of dogs, babies, adults, brie, blankets, vino, hand sanitizer, port-o- potties, and food trucks. This week brings the sultry sounds of Lannie Garrett. Come see and be seen; rain FREE.
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.
Come on out to Marquis Pizza for $10 all-you-can-eat vegan pizza and live performances by PrettyMouth and HELLEBORUS! All ages, FREE show, legit vegan pizza. Everyone is welcome; view the menu here.
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.
Get excited, Dead Dog Chocolate is back this month for another delicious chocolate and cider pairing! For $20, enjoy four pours of cider paired with four specialty chocolates. No need to make a reservation, just come by the taproom anytime between 6 – 9pm! More info here.
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.
B-Side Music Thursday is a live music series where guests can enjoy an intimate rooftop performance by Denver’s top indie musicians, craft cocktail in hand. Tonight’s performance will feature Mirror Fears and Church fire. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.
Motown Thursday is celebrating five years of keeping it real! 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.