WEEKLY EVENTS: September 9, 2016 – September 15, 2016
Denver! How about dem der Donkeys, huh? What a game! Football season is back and this closet bro could not be happier. And what’s even better, is that game one is behind us and now we can all fully embrace the weekend, just like our forefathers would have wanted us to.
Peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider the Rocky Mountain Bonsai Society Show + Sale at Denver Botanic Gardens; Tour and Taste at the Denver Center of the Performing Arts; Bike to Lookout Mountain; Adult Swim Drive-In at the 88 Drive-In Theatre; and Rise and Dine at the Curtis Hotel.
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This is the last week to 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.
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.
Chicago & LA’s favorite shameful storytelling show has come to Denver! Come hear real regretful stories from some of Denver’s best comics, toast their bravery, and have a chance to spill some of your own beans! Hosted by Dave Losso; view the stellar line-up here. This show is FREE.
Local laughs + local brews. Come check-out Westword’s Best New Comedy Show of 2015, hosted by Steve Vanderploeg. This month’s comedians include Zeke Herrera, Preston Tompkins, Mara Wiles, Nathan Lund, and headliner, Ben Kronberg. No cover.
Come on out for this FREE community event, featuring fresh flowers, baked goods, specialty foods, local produce, handmade + vintage goods, live music, food trucks, baby goats + chickens! And this month, take advantage of the Urban Homestead tour, where guests can learn about chicken-keeping, beekeeping, goat-keeping, composting, sustainable design, and more. Tickets to the self-guided tour are $5 and available here.
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!
Denver’s favorite DJs from So What! The Club are bringing you a brunch event unlike any other. Start your Saturday off right with a scratch-made brunch buffet, including breakfast muffuletta, VooDoo bread pudding, fresh seasonal fruit, bacon, and more. They’ll be offering bottomless brunch cocktails as well, including a delicious Cidermosa from Stem Ciders. Plus, you can groove to the infectious beats of the So What! DJs all afternoon long. Tickets run $15 – $30.
Tour de Fat is a great way to celebrate the nearing end of summer with costumes, bikes, music, performers, contests, and beer. Beginning in Ft. Collins, Colorado to increase awareness and participation in cycling as a sustainable form of transportation, Tour de Fat has grown into a national rite of passage for cycling advocates and bon vivants alike. Musical performers this year include Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds, Ben Sollee, Brent Cowles, and The Other Black. View the event schedule here; no cover.
This annual festival includes live music, local food, lots of beer, and kids activities for a full day of family-friendly fun. View this year’s line-up here. No cover.
One screening only! One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Family-friendly (and dog-friendly) fun! Beer, live music from Ginny Mules, donuts from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts, and barbecue from Turn-In BBQ. Free admission. No cover!
One screening only! If you’re seeking the link between the darkly intense horse operas of the late 1950s and the down-and-dirty spaghetti Westerns of the mid-1960s, look no further than The Magnificent Seven. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Music was part of Still’s life from an early age. His record collection, which is part of the Museum’s archives, includes an eclectic mix of classical, jazz, traditional, gospel, blues, and folk. If you share Still’s appreciation for music, come witness a live performance in the galleries to experience his work through both sight and sound. Free with museum admission ($6 – $10).
Lucha Libre & Laughs is a monthly event that combines Mexican lucha libre pro-wrestling, stand-up comedy, and live comedic color commentary from Nathan Lund and Mitch Jones. Come celebrate with a stacked show, guaranteed to make Monday more bearable. And the best part is, this show is FREE.
Come early to taste this limited edition cider!
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.
This Tuesday evening, enjoy samples of Denver’s most mouth-watering menus from popular neighborhood cafes to gourmet fine dining. For the 29th Annual Uptown Sampler, there are 20+ participating restaurants and retail shops that will showcase their unique tastes and talents. Tickets are $20.
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.
Join Spire Digital for the biggest, baddest, booziest party of Denver Startup Week and celebrate the unbridled innovation, enthusiasm, and awesomeness that is Denver’s tech community. Festivities to include food, Colorado microbrews + spirits, virtual reality playground, live music from The Nuns of Brixton, hamster ball collision course, puppies, and more! This event is FREE but please RSVP here.
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.
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 Adulting”. FREE.
Guests are cordially invited to the McNichols Building Grand Re-Opening Celebration. In addition to innovative food, creative cocktails and entertainment, attendees will be able to view “I’ve Got a Bike!: Artists Respond to the Bicycle.” Exploring the theme of the bicycle, Colorado artists have created original work in a variety of media, including installations, murals, video, paintings, written word, and sound displayed alongside the classic or unique bicycles that inspired them. Tickets run $10 – $25.
FREE outdoor screening of The Dude with $3 cans of Great Divide beers and a food truck on-site. This event is 21+ and BYOC (bring your own chair).