WEEKLY EVENTS: September 30, 2016 – October 6, 2016
Denver! If you didn’t know, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is coming. And with it comes a whole slew of parties, tap takeovers, special releases, themed events, and I’m guessing some hangovers. The number of events can most certainly be overwhelming but luckily, the booze professionals over at PorchDrinking.com have curated a list that will connect you to the coolest ones in town.
And for additional funs to be had, peep the list below to help keep boredom at bay and for even more options this weekend, consider Extreme Mammals at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, ‘duct-work: Transforming the I-70 Viaduct, Upslope’s Backcountry Taproom, Northside Wine and Music Festival at Bonacquisti Wine, Farm to Bottle Fall Festival on South Gaylord Street, the Bollywood Fashion Event at City Hall, Decades Dance at 3 Kings Tavern, and the Capitol Hill Ghost Tours.
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Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 6 – 10pm: Untitled: Stop Motion at the Denver Art Museum
It’s the last Untitled of the season! Untitled Final Fridays feature behind-the-scenes tours, performances by local artists, opportunities to make and create, and much more. Top it off with a cash bar, munchies, and a dose of the unexpected, and you’ve got a great night out. This month’s theme is Stop Motion and provides a look at dance, photography, and artworks expressing time. This event is included in regular museum admission; college students with valid ID receive 2-for-1 admission. View the full schedule of events here.
Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 7pm: The Nerd Roast: Friends vs. Seinfeld at El Charrito
The Nerd Roast is back with two classic 90’s sitcoms, Friends vs. Seinfeld! Watch comedians in costume flame each other in the ultimate nerd battle. View the line-up here. This show is FREE although donations will be accepted for Planned Parenthood. Hosted by Preston Tompkins; audiences members are encouraged to dress-up too!
Friday, September 30, 2016, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: The Underground Comedy Showcase at The Soiled Dove Underground
The Underground is back! And this month, rising star Jon Laster will be headlining for your LOLing pleasure. Additional funny peeps include John Tole, Shayna Ferm, and Kevin O’Brien. Hosted by Stephen Agyei & Matt Monroe. Tickets are only $10 and there is no drink minimum!
Friday, September 30, 2016 @ 9pm: Ready Set Go at the Goosetown Tavern
Celebrate the arrival of the weekend with dancing + drinks! Ready Set Go will be spinning the best in Soul, Go-Go, Surf, Oldies, 60’s, Rock, and more! No cover.
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 10am – 4pm: Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Four Mile Historic Park
Come on out for an old-fashioned fall festival! Build your own scarecrow, select the perfect pumpkin from the patch, dance to live music, play pioneer games, and more. Historic demonstrations and tours of the Four Mile House Museum will highlight how families lived and prepared for the season during the late 1800s. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be offered each day. Stay refreshed with delicious offerings from local vendors and food trucks. Admission is FREE; a beer garden will be on site for those 21+.
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 10am – 5pm: Cider Days at Lakewood Heritage Center
Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage with an entertaining mix of live performances, activities, and tasty harvest treats, Cider Days offers fun and excitement for the entire family. Come enjoy tractor pulls, a bounce house, face painting, pig tricks, cider pressing, square dancing, magic shows, apple bake-off, and more! Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for kids under 12, and $25 for the hard cider tasting. View the complete line-up here.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 9am – 4pm: Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market at 4345 West 46th Avenue
The Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market is a seasonal, open-air market where emerging and experienced artists, crafters, and antique/vintage collectors can sell their wares and meet their customers. You’re sure to stumble upon some pretty awesome local finds at this ever-growing event! Come for the shopping, stay for the food trucks, live music, kids activities, and more! FREE admission.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 2pm – midnight: Oktobergrass w/ Jeff Austin & Friends at 2060 West Colfax Ave.
With another season under their belts, the fine folks at TheBigWonderful are throwing a fall festival celebration, complete with food trucks, live music, craft cocktails, local shopping, and brews. This event is free until 4pm, $7 in advance, and $10 at the door. Bring your own instrument to jam; kids + dogs are welcome.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 3 – 7pm: Berkeley Beer & Spirits (and wine) Fest at Local 46
After you hit up the Horseshoe market (above), head across the street to Local 46 where local brewers and distillers will be serving up samples of their wares, in addition to tastes of wine. There is an Oktoberfest theme, so dry clean those lederhosens and be prepared to participate in a stein-holding contest and three-legged race. Tickets are $20 and include access to the event, commemorative tasting glass, welcome bag, 15+ samples, plus the chance to win some great prizes!
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 4pm: ENDOTREND at the McNichols Civic Center Building
Welcome to ENDOTREND, an annual philanthropic festival, featuring music, art, education, film, yoga, kids activities, a sustainable food court, adult bevvies, and more. The festival itself is near-zero waste, plastic-free, near-zero energy, and, where possible, a near-zero emissions event. Tickets to the music festival are $15; view the stacked line-up here.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 @ 9pm: Mile High Soul Club at Syntax Physic Opera
The weather may be cooling down, but the dance floor will be heating up with Mile High Soul Club! This month, soul daddies Tyler Jacobson and Jason Heller will be doing their thang and making you move. 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!
Saturday, October 1, 2016, doors at 9pm, show at 10pm: Dance Yourself Clean at the Larimer Lounge
Dance Yourself Clean is an indie-pop dance party with music inspired by LCD Soundsystem | Phantogram | CHVRCHES | Miike Snow | Haim | Charli XCX | MØ | Empire of The Sun, and many more. Tickets are $12.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, music at 9:30pm, film at 10pm: Scream Screen: Maniac at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! A psychopath, troubled by his childhood abuse, kills young women and takes their scalps as his trophies. Please come early as esoteric avant-garde outfit, Already Dead, will be providing the pre-screening soundtrack. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ noon: Foul-Mouthed Cross-Stitch Sundays at Grandma’s House
You’ve likely never heard Grandma utter even the slightest of bad words, but that’s because she got it out of her system with her embroidery needles. The brewery will be providing all of the materials, just grab a couple pints, settle in, and stitch to your black heart’s content. It’s also their 2nd anniversary weekend, so they’ll have an assortment of barrel-aged beers to choose from. FREE.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 @ 1pm: Zero for Conduct and L’Atalante at the Sie FilmCenter
Jean Vigo died before he turned 30, yet still made these two lovely and influential features. He was the son of an anarchist and in Zero for Conduct, shows his own anarchic spirit as a group of lively (to say the least) boys take over their boarding school. In l’Atalante, the captain of a river barge marries a young woman and both need time to adjust. Hosted by Denver film critic, Howie Movshovitz, tickets to this classic film are only $1!
Monday, October 3, 2016 @ 4 – 10pm: Cider Release: Spiced Black Currant at Stem Ciders
Mmm…sounds like another.
Monday, October 3, 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, October 4, 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, October 4, 2016 @ 8pm: Songwriters Open Mic at Syntax Physic Opera
I’ve heard really great things about this mic. Hosted by Rachael Pollard and Anthony Ruptak; sign-up begins at 7:30pm, mic begins at 8pm. No cover.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, music at 6pm, film at 7pm: Denver Premiere of Tin Soldiers at The Oriental Theater
Come support the National Sports Center for the Disabled with a night of music, giveaways, a silent auction, and the Denver movie premier of Tin Soldiers. This film is a fascinating perspective into the world of adaptive sports for people with amputations, spina bifida, paralysis, and cerebral palsy. Tickets are $20; this event is all ages.
Wednesday, October 5, 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, October 5, 2016, pours start at 6pm, show at 8pm: Offensively Delicious at the McNichols Civic Center Building
Join the masterminds of comedy and craft beer for the 3rd round of Offensively Delicious. Renegade Brewing has collaborated with Sexpot Comedy to invite 10 breweries and 4 comedians to participate in one of the most unique events in the industry. Show will include the funnies from Jim Hickox, Mitch Jones, and headliners, Beth Stelling and Matt Braunger. Hosted by Andy Juett. Ticket options start at $30 and include free pours. This event is a nonprofit fundraiser for the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: My Teenage Angst at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
A roomful of “grown-ups” sharing their diaries, yearbooks, journals, and notes from when they were tweens and teens? Yes, please! This is an event you don’t want to miss. You’ll laugh, cringe, and commiserate that he never did call when he said he would. Still have access to your old journals? Visit the site to be a part of the show and share your angst with others! Tickets are $12 and this month is MTA’s 5th anniversary!
Thursday, October 6, 2016, doors at 6pm, event at 6:30pm: The Senses Series Events: Seeing and Feeling as Conceptual Acts at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
Magician and RMCAD alumnus Shawn Preston will playfully deceive the senses in a pre-lecture stage show followed by Dr. Tor Wager’s lecture, which asks, “ What is the relationship between what comes in through your senses and what you perceive and feel emotionally?” Dr. Wager will address this question through neuroscientific evidence as it connects to illusion and art. Tickets are $10, $5 for students.
Thursday, October 6, 2016 @ 8 – 10pm: Gin Doctors at Infinite Monkey Theorem
Take a break from all of the beer tasting and come party at IMT with the Gin Doctors, Denver’s premier 90’s cover band. This event is FREE and Spud Nation will be on-site to feed you dinner! #TGIAMFF