WEEKLY EVENTS: November 11, 2016 – November 17, 2016

14671281_1716055468718245_5095493567223091337_nHey, Denver. Brief announcement: After spending the last 3.5 years hunched over at my computer, producing this weekly column all by my lonesome, I am in need of a break.

I will be taking some time off to re-group and see if I want to continue this column with the same format, or try something different.

During this time, I will continue sharing content via Facebook, posting the weekly #BeerMe column from my beer writer, Matt Sandy, and I hope to work on some other types of content for this blog.

Please feel free to send your thoughts on what you like best about this site, what you find most useful, and anything that you wish I covered via this blog.

Thanks as always for your support and as per youzh, I hope you have an amazeballs weekend, xoxo.

Peep the options below for some F-U-N times this week and for even more options this weekend, consider Friday Night at the AnneX at the McNichols Civic Center Building, Physical Proper: Solo Works by Olivia Ciummo at Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax, the Winter Gift Market at Denver Botanic Gardens, Ben Folds: Master Work with the Colorado SymphonyDenver Veteran’s Day Parade & Festival at Civic Center Park, and Star Wars and the Power of Costume at the Denver Art Museum.

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Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 13, 2016: 39th Annual Denver Film Festival

It’s the final weekend of the 39th annual Denver Film Festival and there are plenty of films/events to be experienced. Click here for festival-going tips, movie recs, and more #DFF39

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 6 – 8pm: Black Sheep Fridays: Folked Up Karaoke at the MCA Denver

Mixing hip with the weird, Black Sheep Fridays are back. This week’s theme is Folked Up Karaoke, where guests can sing karaoke while backed by a live folk band. Free for members, $5 for regular people. Come early as to not miss out; happy hour runs 5 – 7pm.

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7pm: We Still Like You: Denver #3 at Comedy RoomRoom

Chicago & LA’s favorite shameful storytelling show has come to Denver! Come hear real regretful stories from some of Denver’s best comics, toast their bravery, and have a chance to spill some of your own beans! Hosted by Dave Losso; view the stellar line-up here. This show is FREE.

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7 – 9pm: I #giveashit Challenge at Hope Tank

Gather together as a community to make personal commitments to change. Food + drinks will be provided!

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7 – 10pm: The Election Is Over. Tonight, We Dance! at the McNichols Civic Center Building

The election is over! Come jive with jubilation or shake the blues away at this good old-fashioned dance party, complete with food, drinks, and live music from the Pink Hawks and Mile High Soul Club! $7 suggested donation but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 7 – 10pm: Por Fin Es Friday at Hooked on Colfax

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.

Friday, November 11, 2016, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: Guest List at The Bakery

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 Nolawee Mengist, Mike Hammock, Wheelchair Gun Fight, Rachel Weeks, David Rodriguez, Donald Trump’s Lost Son, and Sam Tallent. $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.

Friday, November 11, 2016 @ 8pm: Comedy Night at Chain Reaction Brewing Company

Local laughs + local brews. Come check-out Westword’s Best New Comedy Show of 2015, hosted by Steve Vanderploeg. This month’s comedians include Jay Robert Flewelling, Dave Losso, Jason Keyes, John Tole, and Matthew Broussard. No cover.

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 1pm & 3pm: Siren Song at Buntport Theater

Buntport Theater continues its newest comedy series for all ages. Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey, an audience-suggested song launches each play-full voyage. Tickets are $7 online, $8 at the door. Pirate costumes are encouraged!

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 7 – 10pm: Phone It In Film Festival at LFX Filmworks and Event Space

The first-ever Denver Phone It In Film Festival is happening this Saturday. All films in the festival must be shot on a phone, be under three minutes, never premiered, and submitted prior the deadline. Additionally, participants must be 21+. After the festival will be a mixer/party so come ready to celebrate. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, November 12, 2016, doors at 8pm, show at 9pmSPELLS Record Release Show at 3 Kings Tavern

Rock & roll will save the world. Come party with SPELLS as they release their first full-length 12″ record, Staying In Is The New Going Out. Additional performers include LOW FORMS, Ned Garthe Explosion, and Shame Ray. $7 cover or $15 with the record #SPELLSRULE

Saturday, November 12, 2016 @ 9pm: Bluebook + Jess Parsons at Deerpile

$5 suggested donation for beautiful music in a great community space. Come early to grab a drink downstairs at City O’ City before the performance!

Sunday, November 13, 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, November 13, 2016, cooking demo at 1:30pm, film at 2:30pm: DIY Ratatouille + Film Screening at the Denver Central Library

Learn the art of ratatouille, a fragrant vegetable stew. Gourmand Emily Peros-McBreen’s engaging and informative cooking demonstration will inspire you to create your own version this winter. Come for the cooking demonstration and stick around for the animated culinary classic film of the same name after the demo. FREE.

Monday, November 14, 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, and more. FREE to play.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 @ 6 – 9pm: Macaron Tasting at Stem Ciders

French cookies + cider? Yes, please. This $20 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.

14884525_695876790559326_8656591963552004653_oTuesday, November 15, 2016, dinner at 6pm, film at 6:30: Chipotle Sustainable Food Film Series at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Sustainable Food Film Series, presented by Chipotle Mexican Grill, includes four films relating to sustainable food practices, organic farming, and community agriculture. Each event includes dinner provided by Chipotle, a film screening, and post-film discussion. Tonight’s film is Eating Alabama. Tickets are $5 and selling fast!

Tuesday, November 15, 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 15, 2016, doors at 7:30pm, show at 8pm: The Great Debate at Buntport Theater

The Great Debate pits teams of non-experts head-to-head, toe-to-toe, and often dumb-to-dumber in lively debates of the inconsequential. This month’s theme? Jimmy Buffett versus all-you-can-eat buffets! Box office opens at 7:30pm, and the feud starts at 8pm. $6 – $8, depending on your luck, or reserve your spot ahead of time.

Tuesday, November 15, 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 16, 2016 @ 7 – 9am: DAYBREAKER Onesie Dance Party at The Church

On Wednesday, November 16th, come break the day with DAYBREAKER by donning your favorite onesie and dancing it out with your fellow Denverites. Tickets start at $20 and includes coffee, juice, and breakfast treats. View the DAYBREAKER experience here.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 @ 2 – 9pm: Candy Cask Month ~ Gingerbread ESB ~ Candy Cask Month at Copper Kettle Brewing Company

November is Candy Cask Month at Copper Kettle. This week’s Gingerbread ESB is an English-style Pale Ale with a perfect hop bitterness and malt balance and has a more bitter taste than traditional pale ales.

Wednesday, November 16, 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, November 16, 2016 @ 8pm: The Narrators at Buntport Theater

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 Overindulgence. Admission is FREE, plus there is cheap beer to sip on while you listen, haaaaaaaaaaay.

Thursday, November 17, 2016, doors at 7pm, show at 8pm: Election’s Over w/ Nate Craig at Comedy RoomRoom

Let’s forget our troubles with nature’s greatest medicine, laughter! Sexpot Comedy presents another killer showcase with Nate Craig, Mike Hawkburns, Meghan DePonceau, Derrick Rush, and the Mustached Madman himself, Matt Cobos, hosting the evening. Nate Craig has appeared on MTV, Comedy Central, The Bob & Tom Show, and was a finalist on Last Comic Standing. Purchase your tickets online with promo code SEXPOT for 50% off or pay $10 at the door; you decide.

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 7 – 9:30pm: Bluegrass Thursday at Stem Ciders

This Thursday, sip on some cider while listening to the sounds of the Steepland String Band in Stem’s RiNo taproom. Moontime Crepes LLC will be serving the eats. No cover; happy Friday eve!

Thursday, November 17, 2016, doors at 8pm, show at 9pm: Mountain to Sound Presents: Strawberry Runners + Anthony Ruptak at The Thin Man

This show just may be what the doctor ordered. Colorado’s own Strawberry Runners + Anthony Ruptak will be filling the Ubisububi Room (located below The Thin Man) with soulful tunes that will assure you that everything will be okay. Tickets are $10 and are expected to sell-out, so do buy in advance!