WEEKLY EVENTS: September 2, 2016 – September 8, 2016
It’s the last slow song of the summer! Who are you going to dance with???
Peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider the First Annual Lit Crawl Denver; First Friday Art Show + Coloring Contest at Grandma’s House; Tunes, Brews and Wormwood #2 at Strange Craft Beer Company; TheBigWonderful Blues & Brews Fest at Stanley Marketplace; and the Labor Day Weekend Laugh Off at Jake’s Sports & Spirits.
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Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5, 2016: A Taste of Colorado at Civic Center Park
All in all, I find giant turkey legs to be quite horrifying but Boyz II Men are performing…Additional performers include Taylor Dayne, Blues Traveler, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at this 33rd annual family-friendly event #highschoolflashback
Friday, September 2 – Thursday, September 8, 2016: Skyline Beer Garden at Skyline Park
Head over to Skyline Beer Garden for lunch, dinner, and/or happy hour. Enjoy 12 Colorado craft beers on tap, mixed cocktails, wine, and gourmet brats + pretzels. After grabbing a brew and a bite, play FREE ping-pong, a nine-hole miniature golf course, and cornhole. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays stick around for live music. Open daily from 11am – 10pm, weather permitting.
Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 5 – 8pm: Pool Party at TAXI
It’s the last pool party of the year y’all! A $10 entrance fee gets you access to unlimited cocktails + beer, tacos, pool times, tunes, unicorns, and magic #cannonball
Friday, September 2, 2016 @ doors at 5pm, movie at 7pm: Family Movie Night at Lakewood Elks Lodge
It’s a good night for a nostalgic film! Starting at 5pm, belly up to the bar for a hard-earned drink. The Lodge also has flat screen TV’s, shuffleboard, and pool tables. The movie – the classic, Big with Tom Hanks – starts at 7pm. Popcorn will be available ($2 suggested donation) and the Elks will be serving up dinner food as well #familyfriendly
Friday, September 2, 2016, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: 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 Gun Street Ghost, PrettyMouth, Granny Tweed, with stand-up ha ha from Hippie Man, Michael Karlik, and Zac Maas. Plus, delicious beer, food trucks, and vendors. Free for members, $5 for errybody else.
Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 7pm: Pussy Bros. Present a Show at El Charrito
It’s the first Friday of the month, which means Pussy Bros— Christie Buchele, Janae Burris, Rachel Weeks, and Jordan Wieleba—are putting on another awesome show! Featuring some of the funniest cats in town, this showcase will be nothing short of a (pussy) riot. Don’t miss Denver legend, Rick Kerns, along with special guests De Kelley, Anthony Siraguese, and Allison Rose. The show is FREE (donations are accepted) and the laughs are aplenty.
Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 9:30pm: Films on Tap: Total Recall 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+.
Friday, September 2, 2016 @ 10pm: Guilty Pleasures at Hi-Dive
Denver! You’ve already hit up a handful of First Friday events and are just buzzed up enough to start dancing…now what? Cue Guilty Pleasures – a party dedicated to cheesy awesome dance jams. (If you haven’t been before, this party is F-U-N.) When in doubt, grind it out. $5 cover; now located at the Hi-Dive.
Saturday, September 3, 2016, cereal bar at 10am, movie at 10:30am: Beetlejuice 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, September 3, 2016 @ 12 – 4pm: Family Saturday Workshop at the Dikeou Collection
The Dikeou Family Workshops are a great way for people of all ages to learn more about contemporary art and experiment with new creative processes. This workshop will focus on artist Vik Muniz. Participants will choose a famous masterwork to replicate using colored sand, hole punch circles, shredded magazines/newspaper, small craft gems, puzzle pieces, and/or cloth. This workshop is FREE to all; drop-in anytime. Light refreshments will be provided.
Saturday, September 3, 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 David Booker! 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, September 3, 2016 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club – 8 Year Anniversary at Syntax Physic Opera
Whoa, daddy! Mile High Soul Club is turning 8! As per youzh, they’ll be playing the best soul, funk, and R&B, so strap on those dancing shoes and come shake what your mama gave you…only 5 bucks!
Sunday, September 4, 2016 @ 1pm: Death Of A Cyclist at the Sie FilmCenter
A wealthy professor and his girlfriend in a car, hit and kill a man on a bicycle. This Spanish film is about privilege, guilt, and the separation between social classes – so it is just as relevant today. Hosted by Denver film critic, Howie Movshovitz, tickets to this classic film are only $1!
Sunday, September 4, 2016 @ 2 – 9pm: Goodness Season Finale at The Meadowlark
This Sunday, come on out for the season finale of Goodness with rotating DJs, a pop-up shop, temporary tattoos, happy hour from 2 – 5pm, and Meadowlark’s fab patio. Join the e-mail list at DJLowKey.com before the event to skip the $10 cover charge and get in for FREE.
Monday, September 5, 2016 @ 1 – 10pm: Firkin Monday: Blueberry Spice at Stem Ciders
Come early to taste this limited edition cider!
Tuesday, September 6, 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.
Come on out for a FREE night of comedy, featuring Ben Kronberg, Aaron Urist, and David Rodriguez. Should be a real laugh riot.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016, comedy at 8:30pm, movie at dusk: Films on the Fax: Stop Making Sense at Illegal Pete’s – Colfax
Sweet ass patio, local comedy, and a FREE screening of Stop Making Sense. The first 25 people after 7:30pm to mention Film on the Fax will receive a free draft from Ratio Beerworks.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 7am: Denver Kickoff Dance Party at Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Daybreaker is teaming up with the NFL to host an early morning dance party/rave, celebrating the start of the Broncos new season. According to Reverb, this event will include “marching bands, singers, cheerleaders and other ‘special surprises’, including a free pair of Bose’s new wireless headphones for several hundred of the rump-shakers in attendance.” This event is FREE but you must RSVP here. Registration also includes coffee, juice, and healthy breakfast treats. More info about Daybreaker events here.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Made in Venice at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! Made In Venice is as close as you’ll come to the heartbeat of skateboarding, from its birthplace on the streets of Venice – aka “Dogtown”- to the local skateboarders who have held it up as “tradition” from the early ‘70s, and still do today. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 6 – 7pm: Jogtography Run Club at Ratio Beerworks
Jogtography is a weekly running club that incorporates the basics techniques of photography. Runners bring their cameras/camera phones and take pictures during the run. Photos can be uploaded to Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win weekly and monthly prizes. Cost is $10 and includes a free post-run/walk/jog beer.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 @ 8 – 10pm: Adam Cayton-Holland at Ratio Beerworks
One of the kings of Denver is back after filming the second season of Those Who Can’t on TruTV and a killer weekend of High Plains Comedy Festival shows. If you don’t know ACH, then I don’t know how to help you. Additional performers include Cody Spyker, Andrew Bueno, Allison Rose, Ian Douglas Terry, and more! This show is FREE; hosted by Matt Cobos.
Thursday, September 8, 2016 @ 6 – 7pm: Paper Bird at Twist & Shout
Come on out this Thursday to celebrate the release of Paper Bird’s new self-titled album, Paper Bird! Pre-purchase Paper Bird on LP or CD from Twist & Shout to get a wristband, which will guarantee first entry into the performance and a spot in the autograph line. No cover.
Thursday, September 8, 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 Snails and Oysters + DéCollage. Happy hour from 5 – 7pm; live music from 6 – 8pm. Free for MCA members; $5 for regular people.