WEEKLY EVENTS: October 7, 2016 – October 13, 2016
Denver! This weekend, the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is rolling through town, leaving in its wake a trail of trampled pretzel necklaces, smeared eye makeup, drunken bonding with Lyft drivers, and acid reflux.
Head on over to our beer column to find out where you can taste that limited-edition purple pumpkin pineapple pale ale and/or refer to the list below to get your funs on.
(And for even more options this weekend, consider the Capitol Hill Ghost Tour, Cult Following: Debates at The Jones, Night of the Living Dead – Live at The Bug Theater, Punkin Chunkin at Arapahoe Park, Cassette Store Day at Twist & Shout, Dancing With The Survivors at The Galleria of Stone, and the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.)
Looking for safe, affordable transportation to all of the fun? Sign-up for Lyft using the promo code DEARDENVER and receive $50 in FREE ride credit #Lyft4Life
Celebrate Ink Lounge’s 9th anniversary while you are also checking out their inaugural First Friday micro-market shenanigans. Shop local makers, sample local libations, and screen print your own koozie (while supplies last). This event is FREE.
It’s the first Friday of the month, which means Pussy Bros. are putting on another awesome show. Guest comedians include Kevin O’Brien, Amanda Brooke Perrin, Steph Tolev, and Chris Bender. The show is FREE (donations are accepted) and the laughs are aplenty.
This first Friday, come celebrate with multiple DJs, live art, bottle service, and hott people. $7, 21+.
Guaranteed big laughs from Ryan Nowell, Billy Wayne Davis, Deacon Gray, Mara Wiles, Roger Norquist, and headliner, Billy Wayne Davis. Hosted by Andy Juett. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.
One night only! In this classic film, lead character Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. Tickets run $7 – $11.
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.
Come on out for this FREE community event, featuring local farmers, specialty food vendors, food trucks, local makers, and handmade/vintage goods for your home and garden. A photo booth, live music, chickens, and baby goats will round out the afternoon. FREE.
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!
Come participate in one of Denver’s most beloved festivals that celebrates craft cider, live music, the harvest season, and community. Sample a delicious line-up of cider, listen to six different bluegrass bands, chow down on some BBQ + cider donuts, compete in a tricycle race, and more! Tickets are 10 bucks and include event entry and a commemorative cider cup.
Pets in costumes…need I say more? Advance registration costs $20; $40 day of. All proceeds benefit PawsCO and each participant will be given a ticket to return to Elitch Gardens during the 2017 season.
A comedy show where stand-up comedians are randomly given one of six challenges during their set. Hosted by Ben Bryant and Zeke Herrera; view the line-up here. FREE.
Yarn bombing at its finest. Come check out this good time show, complete with lots of yarn, smiles, and high fives. FREE.
One night only! A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. Suspicions of infidelity soon give way to something much more sinister. Ian Cooke, one of Denver’s most enigmatic performers, will be playing at 9:30pm in the theater before the film. Tickets run $7 – $11.
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. FREE.
The ñ experience is an engaging 90-minute event that combines a screening of the documentary “being ñ” with commentary from the film’s star and co-director. This presentation is a heartfelt and interactive engagement that offers audiences a refreshing perspective on how to talk about culture and the feelings we all share around acceptance. This event is FREE but please RSVP here.
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).
The Denver Film Society will be hosting FREE community watch parties for each presidential debate. This week, enjoy politically-themed drinks and debate bingo #shimmy #wrong
Come play Forbidden Bingo with DJ Rockstar Aaron and Rich every Monday night in the heart of Capitol Hill. Win prizes from Romantix, gourmet cupcakes, free drinks, bar tabs, limo service, haunted house tix, and more. FREE to play!
Get excited, Dead Dog Chocolate is back this month for another delicious chocolate and cider pairing! For $20, enjoy four pours of cider paired with four specialty chocolates. No need to make a reservation, just come by the taproom anytime between 6 – 9pm! More info here.
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.
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.
October is Pumpkin Cask Month! Each cask is made with autumn tidings and our big orange friends. Pumpkin Oktoberfest has a crisp, caramel aroma with a hint of pumpkin and a clean, dry finish – 5.7% ABV. Flex-Able Food Trucks will also be onsite, serving up some tasty + healthy eats.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 @ 8 – 10pm: Ratio Comedy Presents: A Comedy Tribute To Morrissey at Ratio Beerworks
Oh hell yeah, Ratio Comedy is putting together a comedy tribute to everyone’s favorite sad boy, Morrissey. Guaranteed to be a killer night of depressing lyrics and cool hairdos, come party! Hosted by Denver’s Morrissey, Andrew Bueno. View the line-up here; FREE.
Special prizes + costume contest #TimeWarp