WEEKLY EVENTS: July 8, 2016 – July 14, 2016


Cats! Pierogies! Pool parties! Office Space! Lucha libre! Crafts! Witches! Bikes! Bastille Day! Beer! Eats! Rock! Roll! This week Denver, you’re gonna need a bigger boat.

Peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider the Rocky Mountain Regional Gay Rodeo at Jefferson County Fairgrounds, the Colorado Black Arts Festival at City Park, the 20th Annual Biergarten Festival in Morrison, the Summer Capoeira Workshop Series at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and New Era Colorado’s 10th Anniversary Party at City Hall.

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Friday, July 8 – July 15, 2016: Denver Design Week

While tonight’s Lauch Party is officially sold out, there are still plenty of tours, workshops, and panels to take advantage of during this inaugural week-long event. With topics ranging from driverless cars, clean energy technologies, and branding in craft beer, there is something for everyone.

Friday, July 8, 2016, doors + live music at 7pm, screening at dusk: Outdoor Summer Screening: Jaws at Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre

Come enjoy a classic movie under the stars. Admission is $5 per person; children 6 and under are free. Guests can enjoy live music before the film, which will begin at dusk. Food and drink will be available for purchase and all proceeds from concession sales support the continued restoration of the historic theatre.

Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 5 – 8pm: Pool Party at TAXI

A $10 entrance fee gets you access to free beer, free cocktails, pool times, a DJ set by Fancy Matthew, unicorns + magic. Arepas House food truck will also be on site, serving up the grub.

Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: Power Middle at El Charrito

Come on out for a night of LOLs as Jodee Champion, Corey Rhoads, and Mike Hammock bring their best 20 minutes! Special guest host this month is Timmi Lasley. Show is FREE; karaoke to follow #party

Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 7 – 10pm: Por Fin Es Friday at Hooked on Colfax

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.

Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 9pm: Lipgloss at Bar Standard

Get your Lipgloss fix with an added bonus of Denver Disco providing additional grooves on the patio. No cover before 10pm; $5 afterwards. Cheap libations + impeccable grooves all night long.

Friday, July 8, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Films on Tap: Office Space at the Sie FilmCenter

You’ve played drinking games at home, now play them with the Denver Film Society! They’ll give you the rules and thanks to Breckenridge Brewery, the first 50 guests get their first drink on the house! Drink specials run all night long, with a bar in the theater so you won’t miss a second of the movie (thank god). Tickets run $7 – $11. Please drink and watch responsibly; only guests 21 and over will be allowed to attend Films on Tap screenings.

Saturday, July 9 & Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 11am – 6pm: Meet in the Street at the 16th Street Mall

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 and walk, bike, eat, and enjoy the 16th Street Mall in a new and different way. This week’s event will feature yoga, live music, lucha libre, ArtBlast!, expanded patio seating, a silent disco, and a whole slew of activities for kids. FREE.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 9am – 4pm: Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market at 4345 West 46th Avenue

The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is a seasonal, open-air market where emerging and experienced artists, crafters, and antique/vintage collectors can sell their wares and meet their customers. This season’s market includes some of Denver’s best crafters and vintage collectors, unique fashion finds, food trucks, live music, and a collaborative local beer & spirits fest across the street at Local 46. Hooray for community fun! FREE admission.

Saturday, July 9, 2016, cereal bar at 10am, movie at 10:30am: The Witches 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 an all-you-can-eat cereal bar!

Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 10am – 3pm: CatFest at the Dumb Friends League – Quebec Street Shelter

Cat lovers of all ages are invited to a day of feline fun with the Dumb Friends League, where they’ll meet dozens of adoptable cats and kittens (cats 1 year + up are just $10!), enjoy clicker-training demonstrations, photo booths, activities for kids, pet behavior and veterinary advice from experts, food, music, and shopping at the outdoor “Meow Market.” FREE.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 11am – 8pm: Mile High Summer Shindig at the Denver Beer Co.

Celebrate summer and outdoor adventure with games, gear demos, food, beer, and live music from a few local bands. This event is FREE and open to all ages.

Saturday, July 2, 2016 @ 12 – 4pm: Family Saturday Workshop at the Dikeou Collection

The Dikeou Collection’s Family Saturday Workshops are a great way for people of all ages to learn more about contemporary art and experiment with new creative processes. This month’s project is inspired by the work of Chris Johanson. Participants in this workshop will create their own miniature-sized mountains and fortresses out of paper mache + wood and after, paint quotes on their creation from a selection of provided literature. This workshop is FREE to all attendees; drop-in anytime. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 5:30 – 8pm: Parents’ Night Out at The Craftsman & Apprentice

Parents! Enjoy a night out while your kids enjoy a night in with some crafting, pizza, and popcorn. Online payment required to confirm registration. Ages 5 – 11 years old; cost is $30 for one child or $50 for two (friends or siblings).

Saturday, July 9, 2016 @ 6 – 10pm: Drawing Never Dies at RedLine

Perhaps the oldest and most basic art form, drawing remains relevant despite significant changes in technology and the nature of art. Drawing Never Dies will survey the range of drawing taking place today. Approaches may span from minimal to maximal, meticulous to messy, monumental to miniature. FREE.

Saturday, July 9, 2016, ride at 6pm, movie to follow: Bike Ride + Movie Night at Container Collective BIKES

Take a leisurely group ride around Sloan’s Lake before kicking back and watching a screening of Rad with the Container Collective crew. Cost is $5 and there will be a bunch of free brews + popcorn available.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 10am – 7pm: Bastille Day at Centennial Park

Come enjoy live music, a DJ, kids’ activities, dance performances, pétanque competition, and more! Food will be available for purchase. Invite your friends; it is sure to be fun for the whole famille!

Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 11am: Bluegrass Brunch at Station 26 Brewing

Beer, live music from MasonTown, donuts from Glazed & Confuzed, and barbecue from Rolling Smoke BBQ. No cover.

Sunday, July 10, 2016 @ 12 – 8pm: Polish Day 2016 at Ralston Recreation Area

Come celebrate all things Polish at the Polish Club’s Annual Picnic. Lots of Polish food, Polish beer, live music, and tons of attractions for the kids…both young and young at heart. This is a very family-friendly event.

Sunday, July 10, 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 features the talents of Heavy Heavies. Come see and be seen; rain FREE.

Monday, July 11, 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.


TRVE Brewing Presents: Detroit Rock City

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Cider + Chocolate at Stem Ciders

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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 @ 7pm: Raconteur Denver at Carbon Beverage Cafe & Habit Doughnuts

Raconteur Denver combines the joy of exploring new locations, meeting new people, and hearing stories from Denver’s vast communities. Three pre-selected storytellers get the night moving but then the stage opens up to YOU! Audience members will have two minutes each to share their stories on the selected topic. The topic this month is “First Inebriation”. FREE.

Tuesday, July 12, 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, July 12, 2016, comedy at 8:30pm, movie at dusk: Films on the Fax: This is Spinal Tap at Illegal Pete’s – Colfax

Sweet ass patio, comedy by Kevin O’Brien, and a FREE screening of This is Spinal Tap. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 2 – 10pm: Fresh Fruit Cask Month ~ Guava Grapefruit IPA at Copper Kettle Brewing Company

As part of their Fresh Fruit Cask Month, Copper Kettle will be offering a Guava Grapefruit IPA, a medium-bodied ale made with fresh guava and grapefruit, giving it a tropical, citrus flair, and garnished with fresh fruit. 7.2% ABV, 68 IBUs. Big Time Flavor, LLC will be serving up delicious street-style tacos.

Wednesday, July 13, 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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 5 – 7:30pm: Exposure! at Fort Greene Bar

Meet, mingle, and get over the hump with FREE beer from New Belgium, stand-up comedy, local art from Kenyon Sky Dellecave, and a pop-up with Hope Tank. This event is FREE, but please RSVP here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 @ 8pm: A Comedy Tribute to 311 at Ratio Beerworks

Chill! Ratio Comedy presents a very special night of laughter and jubilation, celebrating everyone’s favorite rock & roll band, 311. There will be jokes, there will be drama, there will be dancing, and there will be lots of 311. Come party! FREE.

Thursday, July 14, 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 Horse Latitudes + Ancient Elk. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: The Big Eat at The Garner Galleria Theatre

This year’s celebration of the local restaurant scene will feature 50+ of Denver’s top independent restaurants, all under the canopy of The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This intimate tasting experience, in the form of a vibrant party, highlights the city’s best culinary talent, accompanied by craft beers, craft cocktails, regional wine, and a variety of musical entertainment. Tickets are $50 for unlimited booze + bites.

Thursday, July 14, 2016, happy hour at 6:30pm, film at 8pm: TRVE Brewing Presents: Detroit Rock City at the Sie FilmCenter

Set in 1978, Detroit Rock City follows four teenagers who embark on a wild adventure to attend a KISS concert. Driven by their unwavering passion to experience their favorite legendary rock group live, the teens will stop at nothing to scam their way into the sold-out show. A metal-inspired happy hour will precede the film, starting at 6:30pm. Tickets run $7 – $11.