WEEKLY EVENTS: September 16, 2016 – September 22, 2016
Tonight, Imma gonna see T.J. Miller’s Meticulously Ridiculous Tour at the Paramount with my sister, then tomorrow I plan to check out the last FARMCAD of the season, and afterwards go Instagram the crap out of The Crush. Then, on Sunday, after a few beers at Wondergate, I’ll be doing my best to get on the Jumbotron at the Broncos game…TBD.
Maybe I will see yous around and/or otherwise peep the list below to check out all the funs and for those who liked to get scurrrrred, haunted house season kicks off this weekend as well so you can go get your scream on.
And for even more options this weekend, consider the Opening Night Grand Tasting at Stanley Marketplace, the Reel Rock Fest in Denver/Boulder, Gociety Outdoor Fest at the Sculpture Park, and Stories on Stage: Dogs vs. Cats at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center.
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This Friday, Levitt Pavilion Denver presents the third installment of their FREE concert series with comedian Janae Burris, Safe Boating is No Accident, and headliner, Young Dubliners. 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. Food trucks and local brews will also be available at this event.
Me Me Monster is a self-described rock band from Monstrovia, currently living in exile in Denver. Comprised of the three Von Monster brothers, it shall be a memorable evening of stars, music, goats, various sweet critters, and bring-your-own cold drinks/picnic dinner. $5 – 10 donation for the farm and band.
Welcome to another edition of Story Time! Denver’s only one liner show. Comedians this month include Jacob Hamel, Kyle Pogue, Katie Bowman, Geoff Tice, and headliner, David Gray. Hosted by James Draper. $3 suggested donation and you should probably plan on sticking around for karaoke afterwards.
In search of a new comedic experience? Look no further! This comedy nouveau show features Denver’s best stand-up/sketch comedy, filled to the brim with special guests, characters, live sketch + videos. Tonight’s show features Byron Graham, Cody Spyker, Mara Wiles, Zach Reinert, John Novosadd, and several drop-in guests. $5 at the door with beers available by donation, haaaaaaaaaay.
An all-vinyl dance party featuring soul, funk, R&B, girl groups, psych invasion, and global sounds. No ticket needed because this party be FREE.
This event celebrates national art with local flavor. The festival includes a national juried art show with more than 90 exhibiting artists in 14 media categories, including ceramics, mixed media, digital art, photography, metalworks, and drawing. In addition to the art, visitors can enjoy live entertainment, a Creation Station for kids, interactive art installations, and local food trucks. This event is FREE and open to the public, running 10am – 7pm on Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.
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 Colorado afternoon with family and friends. No entry fee.
On September 17th, Grampage once again besieges Denver. Dressed as the crotchety old men and women we all are deep down inside, participants will overrun breweries and leave a path of geriatric destruction. It will be slow, it will be musty, but when all is said and done, Denver will no doubt respect its elders. View the warpath here.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 @ 3 – 6pm: 2nd Annual Art Feast in Cherry Creek North
Join 10 Cherry Creek North art galleries and several participating restaurants for Cherry Creek North’s 2nd Annual Art Feast. Each gallery will showcase its work in an interactive way with live demonstrations, musical performances, and store discounts, while attendees enjoy select bites from Cherry Creek North’s popular restaurants and wine provided by Vineyard Wine Shop. And the best part is, it’s FREE. Download event map here.
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.
GreenLeaf, a Denver nonprofit, is celebrating their recent move to the Park Hill neighborhood with the 2016 Farm-Raiser Benefit Concert. This family-friendly fundraiser will feature a live performance by world dance band, Pink Hawks, as well as a silent auction, youth-led games, tours of GreenLeaf’s new farm, a delicious potluck-style dinner from local restaurants + breweries, and an opportunity to purchase fresh produce. Tickets run $15 – $25 and support GreenLeaf’s year-round youth leadership development, urban farming, and food justice programming.
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; BOGO beers from 10am – 11am!
Give the middle finger to Monday and come on out for some quality laughs and some quality brews. Comedic debates this month include Draft Kings vs. Drag Queens, Yoga vs. Yoda, Instagram vs. Polaroids, and the headlining debate, Grad-School vs. Pre-School. FREE.
Come early to taste this limited edition spicy 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.
In 1860’s Denver, the saloon was not just a place for whiskey and card games. Just as it was in every Western community, the saloon served as a critical meeting place for many things: church services, weddings, plays, live music, community gatherings, and at times, it was a place of explicit dialogue and learning. Syntax is bringing back this notion of the early Western saloon with a monthly lecture series, starting with a topic that typically goes unnoticed, but is critical to all life: microbes. No cover.
The Sustainable Food Film Series, presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, includes four films relating to sustainable food practices, organic farming, and community agriculture. Each event includes dinner provided by Chipotle, a film screening, and post-film discussion. Tonight’s film is Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective. Tickets are $5 and selling fast!
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.
This Tuesday, get ready for some “informed” and heartfelt TED-style talks from the Buntport folks. With topics solicited from Facebook and chosen from a hat, you won’t want to miss this one-time experience! Tickets are $7.
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.
Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and the sounds of a Colorado Symphony in a casual setting. Tickets are $40 in advance, $45 day of, and $65 for the VIP option. Beethoven and Brews is a fundraising event for the Colorado Symphony; a portion of the ticket purchase price is tax-deductible.
If you haven’t been to The Narrators before, it is pure gold. It is essentially like This American Life unfolding right in front of your beautiful smiling face. One of the best things to do in Denver – hands down. This month’s theme is Change of Heart. Admission is FREE, plus there is cheap beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 5 – 9pm: CollaborEAT: The Ultimate Urban Community Table in RiNo
This Thursday, join City Build Denver for a pop-up family-style dinner with 200 Denverites who share an interest in city building and re-invigorating unused public space. Tickets run $25 – $35 and include a four-course meal, entertainment, an educational component, and networking.
Come celebrate the opening night of CineLatino, a 4-day cultural celebration of Latino cinema. The opening night features Puerto Rican film, The Vessel with director Julio Quintana, lead actor Lucas Quintana, and producer Marla Quintana in-person! Tickets run $20 – $25 and include a pre-screening reception with food + drink.
Cartoons & Comedy is a nostalgic comedy show, created by Christopher Baker, featuring comedians riffing on your favorite cartoons and commercials from the 80s and 90s. And what trip down memory lane would be complete without tasty cereal? Comedians this month are Matt Cobos, Reena Calm, and TWO SUPER SECRET GUESTS. Like your period in high school, you are not gonna want to miss this month. And don’t worry if you’re short on cash, this ish is FREE.