WEEKLY EVENTS: August 12, 2016 – August 18, 2016
Denver! I am headed up the Leadville this afternoon to watch my boo participate in the Leadville 100 MTB Race. Needless to say, come Saturday night, beers will be in order #prayforhissoul
Peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider Jackalope Art & Craft Fair at Anderson Park, Star Wars Marathon at the Paramount Theater, Blues & Brews on South Pearl Street, Urban Farm Skills Day at Mountair Park Community Farm, and Tacolandia at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
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Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Levitt Pavilion Denver Presents: Flobots at Civic Center Park
Denver’s own Flobots will be kicking off a free concert series, sponsored by Levitt Pavilion Denver. This series is intended to build excitement for the new non-profit venue, which is scheduled to open in Ruby Hill Park next year. This organization aims to build community through music, hosting 50 free concerts per year.
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm: Backyard Concert Series at Anythink Wright Farms
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 event will feature Casey James Prestwood and the Burning Angels. FREE.
Friday, August 12, 2016, doors at 6:30pm, show at 7pm: Lucha Libre & Laughs: Fights on 44th at The Oriental Theater
Lucha Libre & Laughs is a monthly event that combines Mexican lucha libre pro-wrestling, stand-up comedy, and live comedic color commentary. If you’ve been waiting to check out this event, this is a damn fine good one to cut your teeth on. Tickets are $10, but the bragging rights are free. 18+
Friday, August 12, 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, August 12, 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. Plus! Be on the floor around midnight for your chance to win tickets to see Phantogram!
Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Films on Tap: Sharknado 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; 21+.
Saturday, August 13 & Sunday, August 14, 2016 @ 10am – 6pm: Denver Flea at City Park
The Denver Flea founders are bringing it back to where it all started – City Park. Help them celebrate their 10th market with 170+ vendors, craft cocktails, beer, food trucks, a tiny home exhibit, winter pavilion, and a kick ass schedule of live music. Admission is FREE.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 9am – 2pm: Jefferson Park Farm & Flea in the Jefferson Park Business District
Come on out for this FREE community event, featuring local vendors including fresh flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, local produce, handmade + vintage goods, live music, food trucks, and more! Plus, this month, it’s all about food. There will be a community-wide recipe swap, in addition to many delicious things to eat from bakers, specialty food makers, and Denver’s best food trucks.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 4:30 – 6pm: Stompin’ Ground Games at Project VOYCE
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.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 6pm: The Secret District
Magical rivers, light shows, DJs, live music (including Golf Clap, Rose Quartz, and The Reminders), signature cocktails, food trucks, and one big secret. Sponsored by the fine folks at TheBigWonderful, Lyft, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, and Downtown 82. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45pm: Swing Dance + Cider at Stem Ciders
This Saturday, come on out for a night of swing dancing + cider with live music from Odessa Rose. Before the show and during the set break, Swingin’ Denver will be hosting FREE swing lessons for all the first timers. Grab a pour and get on the dance floor!
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 9pm: A. Tom Collins at the Bull & Bush Brewery
Come watch A. Tom Collins burn the Bull & Bush to the emmer effing ground. Tickets are $19.71.
Saturday, August 13, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Tangerine Dream Series: Thief 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 14, 2016 @ 7am: Buffalo Creek MTB Outing with CoCo Bikes
Meet up at the shop at 7am to carpool or meet at the Buffalo Creek trailhead by 8am to do a group ride of about 25 – 30 miles.
Monday, August 15, 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.
Tuesday, August 16, 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 16, 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. However, this month, a real-life high school debate team will be defending one side of the argument for underage versus middle age! 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, August 16, 2016, sign-up at 8pmish, game at 8:30pm: Ratio Quiz Show – Classic 80’s Movies at Ratio Beerworks
The Ratio Quiz Show is a new show that pits teams of audience members (up to 5 people) against a panel of “experts”. If the expert team wins, the prizes for the audience members suck…if an audience team takes first place, the prizes are AWESOME. This month’s theme is classic 80’s movies, so show up with your friends in the know for your chance to win! Hosted by Ian Douglas Terry; no cover.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016, comedy at 8:30pm, movie at dusk: Films on the Fax: Beer Fest at Illegal Pete’s – Colfax
Sweet ass patio, local comedy, and a FREE screening of Beer Fest. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.
Tuesday, August 16, 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 Pootie Tang. FREE and cool.
Wednesday, August 17, 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. FREE.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 @ dusk: Movies in the Park: Moonrise Kingdom at Civic Center Park
Summer nights were made for outdoor movies. Come enjoy all of Wes Anderson’s precious little details 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 18, 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 18, 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 Elin Palmer & Light Racket + Chimney Choir. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 6 – 8pm: Helmut Lang Trunk Show at Goldyn
Shop NYC designer Helmut Lang’s entire Fall 2016 collection early! This collection does not disappoint, offering the most gorgeous knits, silks, leathers, and outerwear imaginable. Enjoy complimentary beverages from Oogavé and hors d’oeuvres. This event is FREE and open to the public.
Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Pour for Paws Happy Hour at FERMÆNTRA
Fermaentra will be donating $1 for every pint sold during happy hour to Divine Feline, Colorado’s leading spay/neuter source for free-roaming “community” cats. What better way to give back than tossing one back? #Meow