WEEKLY EVENTS: October 14, 2016 – October 20, 2016
Denver! Have you recovered from that game last night? I, for one, was yelling at my TV for a good 10 minutes straight. Being a closet bro is not always easy #punchitin
The good news is that Friday is here and with it a whole slew of things to make you forget how absolutely terrified Trevor Siemian looked in last night’s game.
And for even more options this weekend, consider A Gothic Folktale at the Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, the Zombie Burlesque Show at The Clocktower Cabaret, Night of the Living Dead – Live at The Bug Theater, the Beautiful Junk Sale at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Guided Family Tours at the Clyfford Still Museum, and The Fire & Art Gathering at The Beat.
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Snowboarding events take place all over the world, but there is only one that combines the mastery of the year’s top snowboarding films, the relentless energy of a music festival, with the nail-biting action of a rail jam in the streets, equipped with over 25 tons of real snow. Musical acts include Wolfmother, Chief Keef, Mimosa, MartyParty, and Afroman. Giveaways, vendors, a massive gear sale, food trucks, and adult beverages round out the event. Tickets start at $19.98.
“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Enter Poe’s nightmarish world at the 23rd annual Victorian Horrors. Take a literary journey of fright with such authors as Poe, Wells, and Lovecraft, hearing tales of unspeakable horror and madness. Suitable for ages 12 and up, per parental discretion. Tickets run $16 – $19.
The Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series focuses on jazz musicians living and working today, whose names are not yet embossed into history but whose energy, wisdom, and well-worn instruments are furthering our admiration for the medium. The latest installment of this series will feature local trio Herman Songster & Williams and a DJ set to open and close the evening. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.
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.
Local laughs + local brews. Come check-out Westword’s Best New Comedy Show of 2015, hosted by Steve Vanderploeg. This month’s comedians include Jose Macall, Harris Alterman, Cody Spyker, Zach Reinert, and headliner, Josh Androsky. No cover.
From Mile High Soul Club‘s newest resident, Jason Heller, comes Funk Club, celebrating the golden age of funk (1967 – 1975.) Joining Heller behind the turntables will be DJ DogBoy and Tyler Jacobson, dropping the funk-bomb on Syntax – get in the groove! $5.
Celebrate the arrival of the weekend with dancing + drinks! Ready Set Go presents Mandy Yoches and The Hell Knows performing three sets of originals and covers. FREE.
One night only! “A clever mixture of comedy and horror, which succeeds in being both funny and scary.” – Variety. Tickets run $7 – $11.
The 3rd annual Grand Coffee Bazaar is a curated coffee event and festival, designed to celebrate Colorado’s incredible independent coffee scene. In addition to great coffee, guests can also enjoy brunch cocktails, collaboration coffee beers, and locally curated brunch snacks. Tickets are $30 and include unlimited coffee tastings, beer sampling, food tickets, and a take-home coffee mug!
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.
This event has strangely become one of my favorite events in town. It has a great neighborhood feel and showcases some really great local breweries and eateries. This family-friendly celebration also features live music, silent auction, bike valet, and a variety of kids’ activities. Come enjoy a local brew, some local bites, and some Colorado sunshine. No cover.
What better way to enjoy a Saturday than with whiskey and donuts? Come sample some of Denver’s best donut offerings and wash ’em all down with multiple varieties of locally distilled whiskey. Additionally, guests can enjoy live art, photos, cornhole, giveaways, and more! Tickets are $45 and include unlimited donut and whiskey samples #yes
One night only! Fanatic teen Simone is obsessed with R, an intriguing German musician who she believes sings directly to her. When her dream finally comes true of meeting him, neither is quite what the other expected. Denver synth-pop artist, French Kettle Station, will be playing at 9:30pm 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.
Lucha Libre & Laughs is a monthly event that combines Mexican lucha libre pro-wrestling, stand-up comedy, and live comedic color commentary. And this month, it’s ladies night! Comedians include Rachel Weeks, Janae Burris, Kira MagCalen, and headliner, Mara Wiles. Tickets are $10, but the bragging rights are free. 18+
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 Matt Cobos, Mallory Wallace, Dancing Six Flags Guy, Jose Macall, Nerds Vaping, Jay Gillespie, and Steve Agyei. $5 at the door with 50% of drink proceeds benefitting The Gathering Place, a local charity helping women, children, and transgender individuals who are experiencing poverty or homelessness.
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!
This Tuesday, Little Peaks Bakeshop is headed to Stem Ciders’ taproom for an evening of macaron and cider pairings. This $20 gluten-free pairing includes four French macarons, expertly paired with four ciders. No tickets necessary; stop by the taproom anytime between 6 – 9pm to enjoy. View the delicious offerings 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 Chocolate Milk Stout is dark and delicious, brewed with real lactose for a creamy body – 5.6% ABV. Pavy’s Food Truck will also be onsite, serving up the sammies.
Conductor Confidential is a new REMIX event that gives guests exclusive access and behind-the-scenes info about the Colorado Symphony. The series continues at Diebolt Brewing Company with Andres Lopera. Hear about his journey from Colombia to Colorado and ask him all your burning classical music questions.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 7pm: J’adore Ciné Club: Next Time I’ll Aim For the Heart at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! Cédric Anger wrote and directed this chilling chronicle of notorious serial killer, Alain Lamare. Tickets run $7 – $11.
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 Tricked. Admission is FREE, plus there is cheap beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 8pm: Ratio Comedy Presents: Casey James Salengo & Scotland Green at Ratio Beerworks
Hell yeah! Ratio Comedy is back with an awesome FREE comedy show, featuring two killer New York comics and a slew of local favorites. Hosted by Matt Cobos.
This Thursday, sip on some cider while listening to the sounds of Steepland String Band in Stem’s RiNo taproom. Moontime Crepes will also be onsite providing the grub.
Come enjoy a FREE concert to raise awareness about ColoradoCare, Amendment 69. Performances by Natalie Tate and Strawberry Runners with merchandise giveaways from Devotchka! ColoradoCare is a Medicare-for-all, universal health care system for residents of Colorado. Come learn more while listening to some really great music. FREE.