WEEKLY EVENTS: June 17, 2016 – June 23, 2016

13151574_1362961587052251_5523194261504685683_nHey Denver, once again we’ve got a week jam-packed full of goodness. Amongst the celebrations, take a moment to hug those special peeps in your life and let’s take extra good care of one another out there in the world. XOXO.

Peep the list below to keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider Comic Con at the Colorado Convention Center, the Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square, the Denver Arts Festival in Stapleton, and the Hi-Dive Hullabaloo at the Hi-Dive.

Also! Be sure to pay a visit to the giant, inflatable rabbits of Intrude, which opens this weekend at the Republic Plaza. You’re sure to be the star of Instagram after visiting this installation!

Looking for safe, affordable transportation to all of the fun? Sign-up for Lyft using the promo code DEARDENVER and receive $50 in FREE ride credit #Lyft4Life

Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 2016Electric Bike Expo at Colorado Mills Mall

Experience a whole new style of biking! Come test ride more than 100 different models of the latest electric assist bikes from your favorite brands. There will be a wide range of bicycles ranging from beach cruisers to street commuters, to mountain bikes to cargo bikes to try. In addition to test rides, the expo also includes exclusive deals and raffles…plus it’s FREE! Expo runs Friday 3 – 7pm, Saturday 9am – 7pm; Sunday 9am – 4pm.

Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19, 201651st Annual Denver Greek Festival at Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral

OPA! Get your Greek on at the annual Denver Greek Festival! Festival-goers can enjoy food, dancing, live music, a Greek boutique, beer, wine, family-friendly activities, more food, and more dancing. Friday & Saturday 11am – midnight; Sunday 11am – 6pm. Admission is $5/person; children under 12 are free. Click here for $2 off admission.

Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm: Free Summer Lawn Concert: Paa Kow at the Clyfford Still Museum

Come celebrate summer in the city with this FREE museum lawn concert. Bring a picnic or purchase on-site deliciousness from Biker Jim’s and/or peteybird ice cream sandwiches. Baere Brewing Company will also be selling some cold brews. Tonight’s performer is Paa Kow. Free music from 5:30 to 7:30pm; free museum admission from 5 to 8pm. (Plus! The museum will be FREE all weekend in celebration of Pride.)

Friday, June 17, 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 Bethany Hernandez, Andrew Bueno, Kt Larson, Dennis Chanay, Isaac Kozell, Tom Dunlap, and headliner, Greg Baumhauer. Hosted by James Draper. $3 suggested donation and you should probably plan on sticking around for the karaoke afterward.

Friday, June 17, 2016 @ 9pm: Lipgloss at Bar Standard

Get your Lipgloss fix with an added bonus of Denver Disco providing even more grooves on the patio. Be on the dance floor around midnight for a chance to win tickets to next week’s MGMT DJ set. No cover before 10pm, $5 afterwards, cheap libations + impeccable grooves all night long.

Saturday, June 18 & Sunday, June 19, 2016Denver PrideFest at Civic Center Park

Join over 350,000 proud Coloradans this weekend for what is recognized as one of the best LGBT events in the country (and third largest in the nation). Denver PrideFest, an empowering two-day celebration at Civic Center Park, features live music, Dogs in Drag, PrideFest Parade, Big Gay 5K, and so much more. It’s gonna be a hot one so make sure you wear the glitter with SPF 50. Festivities run 11am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 6pm on Sunday. FREE. [And read about additional ways to show your pride here.]

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 10am – 6pm: FARMCAD at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design

Located on the historic campus of Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, this event features crafts, fashion vendors, local eats, entertainment, and more – all just one block north of West Colfax in Lakewood’s 40 West Arts District. No entry fee.

Saturday, June 18, 2016, cereal bar at 10am, movie at 10:30am: The BFG at the Sie FilmCenter

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 all-you-can-eat cereal!

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 7:30 – 10pm: Swingin’ Under the Stars at Little Man Ice Cream

Ice cream, live music, dance lessons, and you. This week’s live music will be provided by La Pompe Jazz. Free swing dance lessons at 7:30pm and during the first band break for those who wish to learn the basic steps; no partner or experience required. FREE.

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 9pm: Prom at Fort Greene

Relive (or redo) your prom with the crew down in Globeville. Music, photos, dranks, and more #leaveroomfortheholyghost

Saturday, June 18, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Scream Screen: Prince of Darkness at the Sie FilmCenter

Scream Screen, hosted by Theresa Mercado, returns with a tribute to the master of horror John Carpenter. Please come early as experimental/industrial noise duo, Echo Beds, will be premiering their latest video and playing a set before the film. Tickets run $7 – $11; one screening only!

Sunday, June 19, 2016, food service begins at 12pm, movie at 2pm: Father’s Day With The Joneses at the Sie FilmCenter

Spend Father’s Day with Indiana Jones and his father. Come early for a BBQ lunch provided by Steuban’s. Menu options include burger, cheeseburger, green chili cheeseburger, veggie burger, or pulled pork sandwich with choice of Steuben’s fries, coleslaw, or house salad plus a drank.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 @ 6 – 8pm: City Park Jazz at City Park

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 Colorado favorite Hazel Miller to the stage. Come see and be seen; rain FREE.

Monday, June 20, 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, June 20, 2016 @ 6 – 8:30pm: Monday {Fun}day: Confrontation and Cultural Vernacular at RedLine

Who says Mondays can’t be fun? RedLine Contemporary Art Center is making the much maligned Monday night relevant again by bringing you a diverse assortment of programming created by and for Denver’s unique creative community. This week, attendees will learn about how the funk aesthetic embodies the daily visual language of working-class communities/people of color. Feed your brain and stay to discuss more. FREE.

Monday, June 20, 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.

29008445ffe295516cf7845a4acd6365_XLTuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 10am – 10pm: Make Music Denver

Make Music Denver is a FREE all-day music celebration with instruments for all to play, workshops for all to learn, and performances for all to enjoy. This year’s festival features free concerts at venues across the entire city, culminating with an evening concert in Curtis Park. View the full schedule of events here.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Macaron Tasting at Stem Ciders

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.

Tuesday, June 21, 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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: The Great Debate at Buntport Theater

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? Ice Cube(s) against Ice-T(ea) in an epic battle that could be interpreted in a variety of ways! 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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, comedy at 8:30pm, movie at dusk: Films on the Fax: Rushmore at Illegal Pete’s – Colfax

Sweet ass patio, comedy by Nathan Lund, and a FREE screening of one of the best movies. Ever. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 @ 9pm: Travesty Tuesdays Mooovie Night at Fort Greene

Enjoy a FREE screening along with movie-themed drink specials and fun souvenirs to take home! All films start around 9pm but come earlier for a seat and/or to order food. This week’s film is Kids in the Hall: Brain Candy. FREE and cool.

Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25, 2016Denver Public Library Used Book Sale at the Denver Central Library

Stock up on your summer reading supply with the Denver Public Library’s annual sale! $3 for hardbacks, $2 for paperbacks, and $2 for DVDs. The event runs 10am – 4pm each day.

Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26, 2016SeriesFest

View the future of television at this second annual fest! SeriesFest is an international celebration dedicated to showcasing the best new pilots from established and emerging content creators. SeriesFest brings together industry luminaries, emerging artists, and passionate audiences to advance compelling and creative content as well as celebrating television history and engaging in meaningful dialogue…right here in Denver, CO! View the various ticket options here along with the event schedule.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016Bike to Work Day

Dust off that bici and plan on commuting by bike today (and all other days!) with this annual two-wheeled event. Take advantage of pre/post-commute fueling stations, which offer free breakfast, coffee, bike tune-ups, chair massages, and beer #spandex

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm: Live at Light Rail at Lakewood-Wadsworth Light Rail Station

Live at Light Rail performances will take place most Wednesdays 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.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 @ 6 – 8pm: B-Side Music Thursdays at the MCA Denver

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 Evan Holm and King Cardinal. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.

Thursday, June 23, 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 Dave Lass, Andy Sell, and an ultra secret special guest! And don’t worry if you’re short on cash, this ish is FREE.