WEEKLY EVENTS: June 24, 2016 – June 30, 2016
Slather on your favorite SPF, drink lots of water (in between sips of your double-hopped IPA), and let’s make some memories, people.
Peep the list below to keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider the Denver Zine Fest, Highlands Street Fair, Applejack Brewdown, the Denver Taco Festival, and the South Platte RiverFest.
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The Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series focuses on jazz musicians living and working today, whose names are not yet embossed into history but whose energy, wisdom, well-worn instruments, and presence in the jazz scene are further defining our admiration for the medium. The latest installment of this series will feature a very special performance by Paramitcha, along with an opening and closing DJ set. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.
Ladies and gentlemen, get out your dancing shoes and dress in your beatnik best. Join the museum as they welcome the summer heat with Tyler Jacobsen and the Mile High Soul Club. Plus, a live performance by Bad Licks with Rett Rogers and Alex Eschen (The Blue Rider) and garage duo Rootbeer and Mermentau. Snap to the beat of live poetry in the galleries with Zack Kopp and create your own counter-culture ‘zine at the creation station. Tickets run $10 – $20.
To celebrate their 15 years of keeping it real indie, the Lipgloss crew will be welcoming Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT into the DJ booth tonight. Pre-sale tix are sold-out but there will be a limited number of $30 tickets at the door. Get there early or regret everything.
At the Summer Flea, there’s always more than just shopping. Come both Saturday and Sunday to peruse over 150 vendors, indulge in an adult bevvie (or four), grub on some food trucks, play some lawn games, and be seen. Tickets are $5 and include a beer, margarita, or soda.
Around the world, cities are temporarily closing busy streets for a day of free, healthy activities that promote community. Meet in the Street is a program launched by the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District that encourages people to get outside, walk, bike, eat, and enjoy the 16th Street Mall in a new and different way. This month’s event will feature live music, art, expanded patio seating, and a whole slew of activities for kids. FREE.
The Stompin’ Ground Games are a year-long neighborhood Olympics where art, culture, and history collide in the name of civic pride. This series will focus on a different neighborhood each month and guests will be entertained by the finest artists and cultural groups that community has to offer. Additionally, participants will learn crucial history about the neighborhood, as well as current issues affecting the areas and ways to take action for change. $5 suggested donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds. Learn more about this month’s event here.
In this series finale, Buntport will present 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.)
Grab a drink, bust a move on the dance floor, and tell your favorite zinesters how much you love their work. Mostly Harmless Podcast will be interviewing the artists and special guests! $1 from every beer purchased between 7 – 8pm will be donated to the Denver Zine Library, plus there will be special Denver Zine Fest pint glasses available for purchase. No cover, 21+.
Ice cream, live music, dance lessons, and you. This week’s live music will be provided by Queen City Jazz Band. 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.
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.
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 roots rocker Otis Taylor to the stage. 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.
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, bring some old magazines with you and leave with the art you made. FREE.
One night only! It’s the hit from SXSW Film Festival…and yes, it’s about yarn. Tickets run $7 – $11.
You will be amazed at the quality and amount of art visible within two square blocks on and around Curtis Street, the heart of Denver’s Theatre District. The art on this tour tends to be big, colorful, and playful. This tour is FREE but you must RSVP here.
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.
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.
Sweet ass patio, comedy by Sam Tallent, and a FREE screening of Teen Witch. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.
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 Friday. FREE and cool.
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.
Join the Posner Center and WorldDenver Young Professionals as they celebrate the local African entrepreneurship in Colorado with the visionaries behind Afrikmall. Delicious food will be available for purchase from the Afrikmall vendors and live entertainment will be provided. If you’ve been curious about Arikmall, have traveled to Africa, and want to experience it right here in Denver, this is the event for you. This event is FREE and open to the public.
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 Bluebook. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.
This is Ignite Denver. Three times a year they provide a public forum where you, and anyone else, can share important ideas in front of a live audience. Presenters create a five-minute talk, with an accompanying deck of 20 slides that advance automatically every 15 seconds. It is a fast-paced, fun, and informative evening that reaches a broad, receptive audience in a very unique way. Tickets are $10, $5 for students.