WEEKLY EVENTS: August 19, 2016 – August 25, 2016
Denver! I am headed into the woods to get my camp on, so I leave you the keys to our fair city. Just clean up after you’re done and please don’t have sex on my bed, xoxo.
Peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider the Denver Pet Expo at the Denver Merchandise Mart, the Lafayette Peach Festival, AIDS Walk Colorado in Cheesman Park, and the Tequila, Taco, & Cerveza Fest at Mile High Station.
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Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 5:30 – 7:30pm: Free Summer Lawn Concert: Somerset Catalog 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 Somerset Catalog. Free music from 5:30 to 7:30pm; free museum admission from 5 to 8pm.
Friday, August 19, 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 James Goldmill, Kevin Stanton, Jill Tasei, Dave Losso, Jason Keyes, and headliner, Christie Buchele. Hosted by James Draper. $3 suggested donation and you should probably plan on sticking around for karaoke afterwards.
Friday, August 19, 2016 @ 9pm: Roll: PokéRoll GO at the Exdo Event Center
Roll is a monthly themed, old-school roller-skating party, complete with flashing lights, music, karaoke, sippy cup drinks, and dancing! This month, don your gear, load up your Poké Balls, lace up them skates, and get ready to catch ’em all for PokéRoll GO! FREE admission between 9 – 10pm and $5 afterwards (or get advance tickets, which include skate rental). This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the line!
Saturday, August 20 & Sunday, August 21, 2016: Fourth Annual Polish Food Festival at Saint Joseph’s Polish Church
You say pierogi and I say pass the sour cream! Come on out to the historic Globeville neighborhood to partake in the Fourth Annual Polish Food Festival. Homemade pierogis, gołąbki, potato pancakes, grilled kielbasa, Polish beer, ice cream, and more. Plus, there will be live music, dancing, pierogi-eating contests, and kids’ activities to boot, so plan on making a day/night of it! FREE admission. Saturday 12 – 9pm; Sunday 12 – 7pm.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 10 – 10:30am: Riot Fest Ticket Scavenger Hunt at Twist & Shout Records
Twist & Shout will hide eight three-day passes in the CD-section of the shop. View clues here and happy hunting!
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 10am – 2pm: FARMCAD at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Once a month, RMCAD transforms its beautiful, 23-acre campus into a summertime festival for all ages. Check out goods from local vendors, including vintage clothing and accessories, flowers and succulents, paper goods and skin care products, and many more. Grab some food and drinks from a variety of food trucks and vendors and hang out in the grass to listen to live music. Let your kids explore the Kid’s Zone and enjoy a beautiful summer day with family and friends. Held in conjunction with West Colfax MuralFest.
Saturday, August 20, 2016, cereal bar at 10am, movie at 10:30am: Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure at the Sie FilmCenter
The Sie FilmCenter celebrates the “peculiar” vision of auteur Tim Burton with a retrospective of films from his early career. Tickets are $5 (children under 6 are free) and admission includes an all-you-can-eat cereal bar!
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 11am – 7pm: West Colfax MuralFest
This FREE one-day arts festival will feature juried artists from across the country creating an outdoor art gallery of six murals—all painted during one week—culminating in a one-day celebration of art and community. Experience the beauty of six new murals and enjoy live music, food trucks, 30+ art vendors, beer garden, yoga, games + prizes, a car + bike show, and creative activities for the whole family! FREE.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 1 – 7pm: Wondergate at 2354 West Colfax Ave.
Football season is finally back and this closet bro could not be happier! Join the fine folks from TheBigWonderful for a good time tailgating party, complete with food trucks, live music, craft cocktails, and brews. No cover.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 5pm: Dining Al Fresco at Larimer Square
Join the award-winning restaurants of Larimer Square as they extend their patios onto the streets for a one-of-a-kind dining experience on Denver’s most charming block. Dining Al Fresco is one of the city’s best summer scenes. Reservations are available through participating restaurants.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Sound + Vision: Footloose at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only – everybody cut, everybody cut! After the screening, DJ Hollow of Lipgloss will be spinning in the lounge, so plan on sticking around for more dranks. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Saturday, August 20, 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 Denver favorite, Joe Smith and The Mile High Club! 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 20, 2016 @ 9pm: The Sadies at the Bull & Bush Brewery
Jam out to some Canadian rockabilly at the Bull & Bush. Tickets are $19.71.
For just $5, come pay witness to 3 local keytar bands, all in one location.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Tangerine Dream Series: The Keep 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 21, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm: Magic Brunch at Hotel Teatro
We could all use a little more magic in our lives, dontcha think? Spend this Sunday in the study of Hotel Teatro, sipping swank cocktails, enjoying delicious bites, and being entertained by a real-life magician! You’ll be bragging to all of your friends come Monday morning. Tickets on-sale until Saturday at noon; use the code DEARDENVER to receive $10 off!
Sunday, August 21, 2016 @ 10:30pm: Arguments & Grievances at Vine Street Pub
Give the middle finger to Monday and come on out for some quality laughs and some quality brews. Debates this month include Daydreams vs. Nightmares, Baths vs. Showers, Moby Dick vs. Andy Dick, and the headlining debate, 1st Amendment vs. 2nd Amendment. FREE.
Monday, August 22, 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 23, 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 23, 2016, comedy at 8:30pm, movie at dusk: Films on the Fax: Rad at Illegal Pete’s – Colfax
Sweet ass patio, local comedy, and a FREE screening of Rad. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.
Tuesday, August 23, 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 Psycho Beach Party. FREE and cool.
Wednesday, August 24, 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 24, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Unlocking the Cage at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! Arguing that cognitively complex animals such as chimpanzees, whales, dolphins, and elephants have the capacity for limited personhood rights, animal rights lawyer Steven Wise and his legal team are making history by filing the first lawsuits that seek to transform a chimpanzee from a “thing” with no rights to a “person” with legal protections. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Thursday, August 25, 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 25, 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 Chella & The Charm. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.
Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 7pm: Talkin’ Shop at the Mutiny Information Cafe
Come hear David Gborie and Mo Alexander drop some serious comedic knowledge with the opportunity to ask questions at this FREE live podcast, hosted by Anthony Crawford.