WEEKLY EVENTS: October 21, 2016 – October 27, 2016
Yo. Last night I attended the first annual Harvest Dinner, hosted by the West Colfax Food Co-op. The event included live music, a Q+A about the forthcoming co-op, a silent auction, raffle (we won some stuff!), and an amazing meal, courtesy of Alma Kitchen + Catering. If you happen to live on the #westside (and/or are just interested in the concept of a co-op), I would strongly suggest that you check out the West Colfax effort. And no matter where you live, check-out Alma Kitchen + Catering as their food was mind-blowingly good.
Peep the options below for some F-U-N times this week and for even more options this weekend, consider the VR Haunted House at Epic Brewing Company, A Gothic Folktale at the Performing Arts Complex at the PACE Center, Night of the Living Dead – Live at The Bug Theater, Denver Retro Con at Ramada Plaza Convention Center, and The Bloody Mary Fest at the EXDO Event Center.
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Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22, 2016: Victorian Horrors at the Molly Brown House Museum
“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. Please note: Online tickets are sold out. There may be limited walk-in availability on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 5:45pm.
Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 8pm: So You Think You Can Watch Us Dance? at Buntport Theater
Professionals from 7dancers pair up with Buntporters to compete in an epic battle that you won’t want to miss. Plus! Witness the exciting return of Buntport’s Pepto Bismol dance from 2013. Two nights only! Tickets are $13 online; $15 at the door.
Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: Story Time! at El Charrito
Welcome to another edition of Story Time! Denver’s only one liner show. This month’s show will be dedicated to the memory of beloved comedienne Jordan Wieleba. While this is a FREE show there is a suggested donation with all proceeds going to the National Center for Transgender Equality. Comedians this month include Greg Hutt, Harry Baber, Jack Comstock, Ben Adams, Jodee Champion, and headliner, Hippieman. Hosted by James Draper.
Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 7 – 10pm: Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax
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 further increasing our admiration for the medium. The latest installment of this series will feature a very special performance by local trio Herman Songster & Williams and a DJ set by Denver artist, Chris Bagley, to open and close the evening. This event is FREE and open to the public; light refreshments will be provided.
Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 8pm: Sunnyside Brewhaha at Diebolt Brewing Company
Diebolt welcomes a brand new(ish) comedy showcase, featuring fresh local talent and fresh local beer. Performers include Mallory Wallace, Jack Comstock, Tyrel Hartman, Timmi Lasley, and headliner, Adam Cayton-Holland. No cover!
Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 9pm: Roll: Stranger Roll at the Exdo Event Center
Roll is a monthly themed, old-school roller-skating party, complete with flashing lights, music, karaoke, sippy cup drinks, and dancing! This month, throw on your best 80’s gear, do the truffle shuffle, and get ready for a horror-themed “Stranger Roll” in anticipation of Halloween. FREE admission between 9 – 10pm; $5 in advance and $10 afterwards. This event is 21+; sign your waiver ahead of time and avoid the line!
Saturday, October 22, 2016, cereal bar at 10am, movie at 10:30am: Frankenweenie at the Sie FilmCenter
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!
Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 2pm: 11th Annual Zombie Crawl at Skyline Park
Right along with kale and sour beers, zombies have become all the rage with aging hipsters these days. Check-out one of THE largest zombie gatherings in the U.S., while limping and moaning your way up the 16th Street Mall (you know, as you normally do). All ages and FREE. Peep the schedule of events here.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 5 – 10pm: Shift: A Primal Party + Charity Bike Auction at Primal Wear, Inc.
Since 1992, Primal has been advocating for cycling as a fun and satisfying way to stay in shape, promote cleaner air, and enjoy the city from a close and personal perspective. As an extension of Primal’s mission to give back to the cycling community, Shift is an art auction/party celebrating the joys of bike culture. All proceeds will benefit Tri Velo Series and Project ReCycle. No cover, FREE beer, door prizes, games, and a food trucks!
Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Sound + Vision: Donnie Darko at the Sie FilmCenter
It’s always a treat to see Frank on the big screen. After the screening, DJ Hollow of Lipgloss will be spinning in the lounge, so plan on sticking around for more dranks. Tickets run $7 – $11. One night only!
Saturday, October 22, 2016, music at 9:30pm, film at 10pm: Scream Screen: Angst at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a secluded house. Industrial noise duo, Echo Beds, will be playing at 9:30pm before the film. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Sunday, October 23, 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. FREE.
Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 2pm: Wondergate at 2060 West Colfax Ave.
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, music, craft cocktails, and brews. No cover; BOGO beers from 2 – 3pm!
Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 7pm: Meatless Monday Pizza Party at Marquis Pizza
Come on out for $10 all-you-can-eat vegan pizza and live performances by Valiomierda and Piranha Solution! All ages, FREE show, legit vegan pizza. Everyone is welcome; view the menu here.
Monday, October 24, 2016 @ 7 – 10pm: Forbidden Bingo at Marion Street Tavern
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!
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Cider + Pie at Stem Ciders
Plan on stopping by Stem Ciders as they pair four mini pies from The Long I Pie Shop with four ciders, for only $20. View the full line-up here. Yuh – um.
Tuesday, October 25, 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 25, 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 26 & Thursday, October 27, 2016: Glow at the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens
This fall, the Gardens will glow with jack-o’-lanterns and luminaria-lined pathways winding through the grounds to reveal larger-than-life pumpkin displays. Storytelling, live music, scavenger hunts, face painting, seasonal snacks, and other fall-themed activities will round out the evening. Tickets run $8 – $14.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 2 – 9pm: Pumpkin Cask Month ~ Vanilla Bean Rum Pumpkin Porter at Copper Kettle Brewing Company
October is Pumpkin Cask Month! Each cask is made with autumn tidings and our big orange friends. Vanilla Bean Rum Pumpkin Porter is a high-gravity porter with vanilla bean and pumpkin spices – 7.2% ABV. The Savory Life will also be onsite, serving up the eats.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 6pm: Vinyasa Yoga at Denver Botanic Gardens
Practicing vinyasa yoga on a daily basis can improve posture, flexibility, and endurance. Beyond the physical benefits, yoga helps to bring a sense of clarity to challenging situations in life, reminds us to stay present and focused in an ever-changing environment, and can help us find happiness and contentment in our surroundings. Please bring a mat, a towel and water. Cost is $10 for members; $12 for non-members.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016, food at 8pm, comedy at 8:30pm: 3 Course Comedy: Tailgate Foods at the Deer Pile
3 Course Comedy is a monthly food-based comedy showcase hosted by Adrian P. Mesa and Eric Henderson. Each month, three comics bring food (appetizer, main course, dessert) and food-based material. Each show is recorded and released as a podcast available on iTunes and at 3coursecomedy.com. This month’s comedians include Chance Moreland and Talon Saucerman. FREE food, FREE show, cheap beer + live podcast.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 7:30 – 9:30pm: Bluegrass Thursday at Stem Ciders
This Thursday, sip on some cider while listening to the sounds of Earth to Aaron in Stem’s RiNo taproom.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 10pm: Sexpot Comedy Presents: Cartoons & Comedy at the Deer Pile
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 for this month’s Halloween Spooktacular include Meaghan Shaha and Byron Graham. And don’t worry if you’re short on cash, this ish is FREE.