WEEKLY EVENTS: August 5, 2016 – August 11, 2016


Denver! I just got back into town after a video shoot in DC. Holy hell, the traffic in that city is insane. Let us never complain again.

I am now kicking back with a big bowl of veggie pho and enjoying this breezy, foggy weather. TGIF is right, my friends.

Peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider Art of the Open Road at 40 West Gallery, Yoga Day at Coors Field, the Gold Hill Art Project Launch PartyUrban Farmers Market at The Infinite Monkey Theorem.

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Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 5:30 – 9pm: Access La Alma at the Open Media Foundation

Access La Alma is a community block party focused on celebrating the La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood. This event will be held inside and outside the Denver Open Media (DOM) studios, on the 700 block between Santa Fe and Kalamath. There will be live music, nonprofit partners, stand-up comedy, food + drink. This event is FREE and open to the public (with a VIP ticket option).

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 6pm – 11:30pm: Archetype Revival at Museum of Outdoor Arts

Come celebrate the opening reception of “Archetype Revival” with food drinks, music, and art. FREE and open to the public.

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 6pm – 11:30pm: DTL Concert Series & Bazaar at the Denver Tool Library

Come on out for the latest installment of the Denver Tool Library’s Summer Concert Series & Bazaar. This month’s event will include live music from The Knew, Joy Subtraction, and Soft Skulls, with stand-up ha ha from Timmi Lasley, Mara Wiles, and Mitch Jones. Plus, delicious beer, food trucks, and vendors. Free for everyone until 8pm; afterwards it’s free for members, $5 for errybody else.

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 7 – 11pm: Denver Handmade Homemade Market on Santa Fe Drive b/t 10th & 11th Streets

Come to a special First Friday pop-up edition of the Denver Handmade Homemade Market (HAHO). The HAHO is a place where you can find local, high-quality arts, crafts, food, and one-of-a-kind products made by your neighbors and friends here in Denver. Come enjoy 90 vendors, food trucks, live entertainment, and some great people watching. FREE.

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 7pm: First Friday Party at CoCo Bikes

Come on by CoCo Bikes to hear some tunes, shop sales, have some beers, and make new friends. Live music from The Rye Pushers. FREE entry and a big ole keg from Ratio Beerworks!

Friday, August 5, 2016 @ 9pm: Lipgloss at Bar Standard

Get your Lipgloss fix with an added bonus of Denver Disco providing additional grooves on the patio. Special guest tonight is DJ Ginger Perry! No cover before 10pm; $5 afterwards. Cheap libations + impeccable grooves all night long. Plus! Be on the floor around midnight for your chance to win tickets to see Phantogram!

Saturday, August 6, 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 Gilmour. Participants in this workshop will utilize cardboard scraps to create something unexpected with this ordinary material. This workshop is FREE to all attendees; drop-in anytime. Light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 6:30 – 9pm: PechaKucha at Youth on Record

If you’ve never heard of PechaKucha, it is an event where presenters get 20 slides, any content, and 20 seconds to explain each slide – so 6 minutes and 40 seconds in total.  Come fill your brains (and maybe even your hearts) with interesting talks from leaders in the design, art, and architecture communities.

Saturday, August 6, 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 Odessa Rose. 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, August 6, 2016 @ dusk: Grease at Skyline Park

Family-friendly screening of Grease in downtown’s Skyline Park. Come early to snag the best seats and to enjoy some musical entertainment before the film. Bring your own blankets, picnics, and drinks. Pets (on a leash) are welcome. FREE.

Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Tangerine Dream Series: Risky Business at the Sie FilmCenter

One of the first musical groups to popularize electronic music, Tangerine Dream’s five-decade long career paved the way for today’s EDM resurgence. In that time, Tangerine Dream scored over sixty film soundtracks, with many fans being introduced to their hypnotic synths within the context of a movie theater. This series highlights those films. Tickets run $7 – $11.

Sunday, August 7, 2016 @ 6 – 8pm: Last City Park Jazz of the Season 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. And if you can believe it, tonight is the last jazz in the park of the summer! Come see and be seen; rain or shine. FREE.

Monday, August 8, 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.

13767242_1239378889414565_3336114793806580204_oTuesday, August 9, 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, August 9, 2016, comedy at 8:30pm, movie at dusk: Films on the Fax: Big Fish at Illegal Pete’s – Colfax

Sweet ass patio, comedy by David Rodriguez, and a FREE screening of Big Fish. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.

Tuesday, August 9, 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 Female Trouble. FREE and cool.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ 4:45 – 6:15pm: 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, August 10, 2016 @ 7pm: Sci-Fi Film Series: The Matrix at SIE FilmCenter

Science fiction feeds the imagination and helps us to explore possible futures, our hopes and fears, and the unfolding of technologies. Join scientists from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Metropolitan University film professor, Vincent Piturro, as they screen famous sci-fi films and lead discussions to break down the science behind these alternative possibilities. This week’s screening features the classic, The Matrix. Tickets run $12 – $15.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 @ dusk: Movies in the Park: This is Spinal Tap at Civic Center Park

Summer nights were made for outdoor movies. Come enjoy this classic feel-good film on the big screen. Movie attendees are encouraged to bring picnics or purchase food from on-site gourmet food trucks, starting at 6 pm.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 4:30 – 8:30pm: 40 West Farmers Market at Lamar Station Plaza

This #westside community market features organic produce, food trucks, baked goods Colorado honey, local historians, an opening ceremony, and close proximity to WestFax Brewing Company. Just a 10 minute walk from the Lamar Street Station!

Thursday, August 11, 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 Plume Varia + Male Blonding. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 7pm: Talkin’ Shop w/ Kayvan Khalatbari at the Mutiny Information Cafe

Special episode alert! Local entrepreneur, cannabis advocate, and community supporter, Kayvan Khalatbari will be dropping some knowledge this Thursday night at the Mutiny. Come learn what makes this dude tick with the opportunity to ask questions at this FREE live podcast, hosted by Anthony Crawford.