WEEKLY EVENTS: October 28, 2016 – November 3, 2016
Hey Denver. You may have made your Halloween plans months ago or perhaps you’re a more spontaneous type of gal/guy. Regardless, there is no shortage of excuses to put on a costume, dance around, and make-out with one of the many Barbs from Stranger Things this weekend. The world is your (haunted) oyster, my friends.
In addition to the list below, be sure to check out this week’s edition of Beer Me for more beer-centric options, as well as these additional ‘weeny events: VR Haunted House at Epic Brewing Company (all weekend), Día de los Muertos at Larimer Square (10/28), Terminal Bar’s Spooky Speakeasy (10/28), Sync It! Lip Sync Battle (10/28), Haunted Harvest at Mountair Park Community Farm (10/29), Annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Pirate: Contemporary Art (10/29), Adult Trick-or-Treating on Antique Row (10/29), Denver Witches’ Ball at the Highlands Masonic Center (10/29), Ultraween 6 at the Aztlan Theater (10/29), Halloween Hootenanny at the Bluebird Theater (10/29), Coloween 2016 at The Curtis Hotel (10/29), 8th Annual Paranormal Palace at the McNichols Civic Center Building (10/29), and itchy-O’s HALLOWMASS at the Gothic Theatre (10/31).
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Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 5:30 – 9pm: Forney Fall Fest at the Forney Museum of Transportation
Come on out for the annual Forney Fall Fest! There will be a treat-or-treat street through the museum, an arts & craft section, costume contest, a haunted caboose, and so much more! $5 per adult; children under 12 are FREE
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: 5th Annual Howlin’ Halloween Pet Costume Party at Biscuits and Brews
Come enjoy a festive night, benefitting the Max Fund Animal Shelter. Event to include pet costume contest, bobbing for hot dogs, photo crypt, raffle prizes, and more! $10 suggested donation.
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Maya Angelou and Still I Rise at the Sie FilmCenter
One night only! The first documentary about the iconic writer, poet, performer, and activist who overcame racism and devastating abuse to become one of our culture’s greatest voices. Rare footage and photos unveil an intimate and often unknown view of her public and personal life with the power of her own words. Tickets run $7 – $11.
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 7:30pm: Symphony at the Movies: Raiders of the Lost Ark at Boettcher Concert Hall
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by your very own Colorado Symphony! Tickets start at $44.
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 9pm: A Lipgloss Halloween w/ Cut Copy DJs at Bar Standard
It’s the annual Lipgloss Halloween + Sci-Fi Costume Party with extra special guests, Cut Copy DJs. Tickets are $25, the memories are free. 21+.
Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 9pm: Friday-Ween Party at the Goosetown Tavern
Come celebrate Halloween weekend with an extra festive edition of Ready Set Go! Your hosts will be spinning the best in Soul, Go-Go, Surf, Oldies, 60’s, and Rock, plus there is no cover all night long #monstermash
Saturday, October 30, 2016 @ 10am – 4pm: Halloween Fun at the Denver Central Library
Come on out for wacky and kooky Halloween activities + games. FREE.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 11am – 3pm: Highland Haunt at 32nd Avenue b/t Clay and Zuni
Come join the fun at Northwest Denver’s annual Highland Haunt, the premiere family-friendly Halloween celebration. Guests can enjoy a costume parade, trick-or-treating, bouncy castle, live music, piñata stations, food trucks, and more. There is no entry fee, but there will be a $7 all-inclusive activities pass that will grant access to additional activities such as a hayride, mechanical bull, carnival games, petting zoo, face painting, and more!
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ noon – 8pm: Tennyson Street Rumpus at Call to Arms Brewing Company
It’s another rumpus celebration! Stop on by for special tappings, pig roast, pizza, tacos, live music, and/or trick-or-treating. No entry fee.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ noon – 11pm: Pumpkin/Fall Beer Fest at Hops & Pie
It’s like autumn in your mouth. View the full line-up here.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 1pm – 2am: 10th Annual Boo and Brew on Colfax Avenue
Don’t miss the most fangtastic block party of the season. Colfax denizens are invited to roam the street and gather the tricks and treats being served up by 35 local haunts. There’ll be made-to-order candy bars, a bouncy castle, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and so much more. The first 100 visitors will receive a custom Boo and Brew candy collection sack to stash your treats. Kids activities run 1 – 4pm; adult activities run 9pm – 2am. FREE.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 2:30pm: Halloween Spooktacular at Boettcher Concert Hall
A family tradition of the not-too-scary sort, this concert features musical fun for the whole gang. Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the Halloween festivities, including the Colorado Symphony musicians who will trade-in their tuxes and tails for their own zany costumes. Don’t forget to arrive early for the Halloween pre-concert activities in the lobby. Tickets are $25 and $10 for children under 18.
Saturday, October 28, 2016 @ 7pm: The Nerd Roast: Halloween Edition at El Charrito
The Nerd Roast is back and this time they’re roasting your favorite Halloween monsters and slashers! View the line-up here. This show is FREE although donations will be accepted. Hosted by Preston Tompkins and Zach Reinert; audiences members are encouraged to dress-up too!
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 9pm: Weird Touch Halloween Party at Syntax Physic Opera
Come on out for an extra sexy/spooky edition of the Touch! Ditch the limelight, forego the scene, and explore the delightfully dimly lit corners of your city. Weird Touch is a sophisticated all-vinyl dance party collaboration offering an eclectic, yet cohesive mix of darkly tinged nu-disco, indie dance, and weird house. With DJs Fancy Matthew, Tyler Snow, and Shannon von Kelly this jam is FREE before 10pm, $5 afterward.
Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 9pm: 80’s Prom at Bowman’s Vinyl and Lounge
Either re-do, re-live, or finally experience an 80’s prom. Best-dressed couple will be crowned king and queen. Enjoy all your favorite dance songs and some slow jams to fall in love to. Drink specials, food, and prizes will round of this night of magic. No cover!
Saturday, October 28, 2016 @ 10pm: Epilogue Comedy at the Mutiny Information Cafe
FREE and cool comedy show, happening monthly on South Broadway. This month’s comedians include Cory Helie, Harris Alterman, David Rodriguez, Zach Welch, and headliner, Aaron Urist. Hosting services provided by Timmi Lasley. This show is all ages so bring your grandmama AND your (liberal, mature) nephew!
Sunday, October 30, 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.
Sunday, October 30, 2016, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Propaganda at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
FREE comedy show on the last Sunday of every month, featuring local and national talent in the coolest comedy club you’ve probably ever been to. Pick-up a FREE Sexy Pizza slice card on your way out and end your night with some delicious East Coast-style pizza. This month’s comedians include Joshua Skillman, Byron Graham, Caitie Hannan, Rion Evans, and headliner, Stephen Agyei. Hosting services provided by Eric Henderson. FREE street parking on Sundays!
Monday, October 31, 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, November 1, 2016 @ 5:30 – 8pm: Ballots & Brews at Industry Denver
With the election getting closer, join CityBuild Denver on November 1st for their first-ever Ballots & Brews event. Get ready for a night of conversation, a panel discussion, and of course, good brews. Attendees will walk away feeling educated about Denver ballot initiatives and ready to vote! Tickets run $10 – $15 and include brews and snacks. Event is 21+.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Cheese Pairing at Stem Ciders
St. Kilians Cheese Shop is returning with the goods for an evening of cheese and cider pairings. Enjoy four cheeses paired with four ciders for just $20. No tickets needed; just stop by.
Tuesday, November 1, 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, November 1, 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, November 2 – Sunday, November 13, 2016: 39th Annual Denver Film Festival
The 39th annual Denver Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday, November 2nd with a screening of the much-anticipated La La Land at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. And to make this evening even more glamorous, Hollywood darling Emma Stone and Director Damien Chazelle will be in attendance! All are welcome; tickets/red carpet packages are going fast! #DFF39
Wednesday, November 2, 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.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: Raconteur Denver at Leon
Raconteur Denver combines the joy of exploring new locations, meeting new people, and hearing stories from Denver’s vast communities. Three pre-selected storytellers get the night moving but then the stage opens up to YOU! Audience members will have two minutes each to share their stories on the selected topic. The topic this month is “First Denver Anything”. FREE.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 7:30 – 9:30pm: Bluegrass Thursday at Stem Ciders
This Thursday, sip on some cider while listening to the sounds of Turkeyfoot in Stem’s RiNo taproom. Moontime Crepes will also be onsite providing the French-inspired eats.
Thursday, November 3, 2016 @ 8 – 10pm: The FunnySide Session One-Year Anniversary at Image Brew
Come on out for a new kind of show combining sketch, video, and standup. The Funnyside Session is a monthly show where Image Brew lets folks run wild in their studio space – and this month, the gang is turning one! Come celebrate with stand-up comedy from Roger Stafford, Geoff Tice, Alan Bromwell, Natalie McGill, and headliner John Tole. Plus! Brace yourself for the return of Kevin O’Brien and the Max Weinberg 7! $5 dollars to get in and beers-by-donation to enjoy! #party