Cherry Creek North Denver Colorado Highlights 11-24-15

Redevelopment of Cherry Creek North marches toward St. Paul Street 80206
The transformation of Denver’s tony Cherry Creek North marches on, with St. Paul Street the latest target for redevelopment. Full Article Here 

Cherry Creek North’s Wizard’s Chest Begins Move 80206
Owners of the Wizard’s Chest Toy and Costume Store in Cherry Creek North started their relocation to South Broadway. Full Article Here 

Sage Hospitality’s Cherry Creek North hotel, scheduled to open in spring 2016 80206
Designed to make guests feel like they are staying in a friend’s house and to bring pedestrians off the street into its lobby, company leaders announced Tuesday. Full Article Here 

Blue Island Oyster Bar review: In Cherry Creek, Mollusks and More 80206
Blue Island Oyster Bar sits smack in the heart of cattle country, but rest assured, this Denver spot serves actual bivalves, not the Rocky Mountain variety. Full Article Here 

Cherry Creek North: Sales-Tax Revenue Up 6.4%; Retail Vacancies Down Sharply 80206
Businesses within the Cherry Creek North Business Improvement District (BID) generated nearly $10 million in sales-tax receipts in 2014. Full Article Here

Things to do in Denver | November 23-November 29

November 23 – Christkindl Market @ Skyline Park
Denver’s not generally known for its old-world charm. We’ve gone straight from cowtown to modern city, it seems, and even our perception of “old-fashioned” has been contemporized for an urban audience. See Details 

November 23 – Made @ Processus @ Processus, The Institute for Art and Life
After nearly a year in operation, the shared, membership-driven artist workspace Processus is picking up speed. Equipped by artist/founders Viviane Le Courtois and Christopher R. Perez with woodworking and sculptural tools, an etching press and a full darkroom, the workshop, on the ground floor of the Temple in Curtis Park, has been especially busy in the last couple of months, notes Le Courtois, who welcomes the new energy and hopes the upswing will attract more members. See Details 

November 23 – Svper General Store @ Super Ordinary
It’s the store’s second anniversary and the holidays are coming, so Svper Ordinary will celebrate with the Svper General Store, a pop-up shop-within-the-shop showcasing favorite local designers, makers, boutiques and businesses, like Hazel & Dewey, The Craftsman & Apprentice, Kit & Ace, co-owner Tran Wills’s own Base Coat Nail Salon and others. See Details

November 24 – Noy Holland Book Event @ Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
Noy Holland’s main character in jer lyrical first novel Bird leads both outer and inner lives as a domestic mother and wife; her more idle hours are given over to memories of a wilder past while she carries on phone conversations with a promiscuous friend, Suzie, as described in this passage: “Bird makes her slow laps as she listens — kitchen, wood-stove, dripping milk, her shirtfront sopped, stewed in sour juices. See Details

November 24 – Southwest Skyline Skating Rink @ Skyline Park
The Southwest Skating Rink at Skyline Park opens for its sixth annual season at 11 a.m. November 24 — just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday week — with a grand-opening event featuring DJs, broomball games and free ice skating right off the 16th Street Mall at Arapahoe Street. See Details

November 25 – Legend @ Landmark Mayan Theatre
The blood-soaked and notorious story of Ronald and Reggie Kray has already been brought to the movies via 1990’s The Krays, which cast similar-looking real brothers to play the hot identical twin crime lords who ruled London’s East End during the ‘60s. See Details

November 25 – Make.Do. Exhibition @ Hinterland
Inspired by the Italian Arte Povera movement of the late ’60s and early ’70s, the Rocky Mountain School of Art + Design’s Artist Run Exhibitions student group decided to put the idea behind it — decommercializing art through the use of found objects and other inexpensive everyday materials — to the test in the here and now. See Details

November 26 – Cartoons & Comedy @ The Deer Pile
Cartoons & Comedy is a purely fun show for crowds and performers alike, a rare glimpse into childhood from the safely ironic distance of years past. See Details

November 27 – Lady Terminator @ Sie Film Center
Blood, guts, bullets and mullets abound in the one and only Lady Terminator. See Details

November 27 – Left Ajar: Plastic Old and Our Bright Shiny Future Together @ Leon
A two-handed exhibition with Diego Rodriguez-Warner and Matthew J. Mahoney blending their styles to create artistic spectacle.  See Details

November 28 – PROTOTPYE MARKET @ The Craftsman & Apprentice
Shopping, live music, pie, hot pretzels, free coffee from Huckleberry’s, custom cocktails from Dram Apothecary and more, at a shop-small market of prototypes, one-offs and exclusives from local makers. See Details

November 28 – Colorado Ballet presents The Nutcracker @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Colorado’s favorite holiday tradition. Children and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballet’s 55th annual production of The Nutcracker, featuring fantastic characters, brilliant dancing, exquisite sets, dazzling costumes, timeless choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. See Details

November 29 – Drums of the World @ Boettcher Concert Hall
This popular annual family concert takes attendees on a musical trip around the globe. Drums of the World features your very own Colorado Symphony percussionists playing rhythmic instruments new and old – it’ll be everything but the kitchen sink! Don’t forget to arrive early for pre-concert activities in the lobby! See Details

Things to do in Denver | November 16-November 22

November 16 – Phil Goodstein Author Event @ Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
Phil Goodstein’s books aren’t just about Denver’s history; they also provide social and political context, setting scenes as the author moves through the story of a city that is still changing every day. See Details 

November 16 – Chance the Rapper @ Fillmore Auditorium
With a brand new track under his belt — appropriately entitled “Angels” — Chicago-based lyricist Chance the Rapper brings his Family Matters Tour to the Fillmore this week. See Details 

November 17 – Minus the Bear @ Ogden Theatre
Anniversary tours are the big thing right now. Everyone’s rolling out their old albums, taking to the road and playing decades-old music to people who were in diapers when it first came out. See Details

November 17 – Nitro Circus Live @ Pepsi Center
Action sports icon Travis Pastrana and friends will bring their over-the-top Nitro Circus to the Pepsi Center on November 17 for a daredevil extravaganza featuring motorcycles, skateboards, BMX bikes, inline skates and all kinds of other random vehicles — toy cars, wheelbarrows — that were never meant to fly from a structure like the show’s signature “Gigantaramp.” See Details

November 18 – America’s Got Talent @ Paramount Theatre
For the last decade, America’s Got Talent has taken the classic talent show, shot it with steroids and turned it into one of prime-time television’s most entertaining creative spectacles. See Details

November 18 – Disney’s The Lion King @ Temple Hoyne Buell Theater
Disney’s The Lion King is one of those musicals that have survived the test of time as new generations of kids grow old enough to go to the theater. See Details

November 18 – PUSH/POP/KICK: Adaptations of Skateboard Culture @ Valkarie Fine Gallery and Studio
A traveling exhibition curated by Mark Bueno, displaying adaptations of the skateboard culture addressing topics like sex, humor, fun, recreation and hedonism, as well as violence, politics, racism, drugs, religion and everything in between. See Details

November 18 – Room 104 @ The Bakery Arts Warehouse
Jason, a young comic book artist, is not thrilled that his family is moving to a new town. That is, until he steps foot into their new home and discover a hidden room in the basement with a sordid past. See Details

November 19 – The Mayan Theatre’s 85th Anniversary with Sunset Boulevard @ Landmark Mayan Theatre
The Miracle Mile’s old girl is turning 85 years young this year, and what better way to celebrate all of the Mayan’s many colorful years of showing films — including a brief stint screening porno — than with Billy Wilder’s twisted 1950 tale Sunset Boulevard. See Details

November 20 – Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead @ Bug Theatre
Just in time for the wave of Peanuts fever hitting the nation over the recent release of The Peanuts Movie, Denver’s Equinox Theatre is taking the craze in a new direction: Tonight’s Denver premiere of Bert V. Royal’s Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead satirizes the Peanuts ethos by throwing the characters into the darker end of real-life situations kids today might face. See Details

November 20 – Warren Miller’s Chasing Shadows @ Paramount Theatre
Chasing Shadows is Warren Miller Entertainment’s 66th annual film — believe it — and the Denver premiere marks the start of ski season as surely as opening days at local resorts. See Details

November 20 – Plastic Galaxy: The Story of Star Wars Toys @ Sie Film Center
If we’re being honest, it’s obvious that our blinding love for the Star Wars franchise has just as much to do with the toys as the movies themselves. See Details

November 21 – Tab Hunter Confidential @ Sie Film Center
Enjoy Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum with access to the museum’s art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free, family and kid-friendly activities, live artists on the plaza and special giveaways. See Details

November 21 – A Ring-a-Ding Christmas (A Crooner Holiday Revue) @ John Hand Theater
Your favorite holiday songs and standards in a show that evokes memories of the TV “Holiday Specials” hosted by Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra and other greats. Join our excellent crooners and celebrate the holiday season with the music of Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, the Andrew Sisters and many more. See Details

November 22 – Elefante @ Casselman’s Bar & Venue
With Madafara, La Era Del Fenix and Cikatriz See Details

Cherry Creek North Denver Colorado Highlights 11-10-15

New retail concept to debut in Cherry Creek Mall renovation 80206
The final touches have been placed on a new four-story renovation at the Cherry Creek Mall as the Restoration Hardware flagship store opens. Full Article Here

2015 JW Cherry Creek Holiday Party Promotion 80206
The award-winning JW Denver wants to take some of the stress out of the holidays. Full Article Here

Cherry Creek Schools goes cardboard 80206
You may have recently seen the car that Lexus unveiled, made completely out of cardboard, well now Cherry Creek School District is trying to top that feat with some of Colorado’s brilliant young minds. Full Article Here

Cherry Creek North to get new developments
Cherry Creek North and is planning three development projects with a combined cost estimate of more than $180 million. Full Article Here

Cherry Creek North celebrates the 9th Annual Denver Arts Week
What?  Denver Arts Week is a celebration of the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene and Cherry Creek galleries participate by hosting Art Smart. Full Article Here

Things to do in Denver | November 09-November 15

November 09 – Monday Music & Movie Trivia @ Sie FilmCenter
“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Who wrote those words in an old song? If you know the answer, you might feel right at home at the Sie FilmCenter’s weekly Monday Music & Movie Trivia night, which returned to the theater in early April after a hiatus brought on by disinterest. Or so it seemed.  See Details

November 09 –  Forbidden Bingo @ Maloney’s Tavern
Why is Forbidden Bingo so forbidden? “There are two reasons,” notes Day-Glo-coiffed DJ Rockstar Aaron, who co-hosts the new game night at Maloney’s Tavern in LoDo with the inimitable Sid Pink as a sidekick.  See Details

November 10 –  88MPH Film and Music Tour @ Paramount Theatre
If you can wait a couple of weeks, the 88MPH Film and Music Tour, a penultimate Back To the Future experience, will be hitting the Paramount with a complete package of trivial pursuits, beginning with a screening of a new, star-studded BTTF documentary, Back in Time.  See Details

November 11 –  Repeat/Recreate: Clyfford Still’s “Replicas” @ Clyfford Still Museum
This new exhibit brings more of the artists’ work to the museum’s wall; focusing on the paintings he called “replicas.”  See Details

November 11 –  Denver Fashion Weekend @ City Hall
Fashion and beauty come in all shapes and sizes. Tonight, 303 Magazine and Schomp Automotive kick off Denver Fashion Weekend, which began seven years ago as a hair show but has since become a four-day extravaganza focusing on four different realms of the fashion industry.  See Details

November 12 –  How I Learned to Drive @ Buntport Theater
Emily K. Harrison, artistic director of Square Product Theatre, feels a strong connection to Paula Vogel’s emotionally complex How I Learned to Drive.  See Details

November 12 –  Christo and Jeanne-Claude: The Tom Golden Collection @ Loveland Museum/Gallery
This exhibit looks back at the work of two of the world’s most renowned installation artists, and offers a behind-the-scenes look into their processes.  See Details

November 13 – Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio @ Denver Art Museum
Though curator Timothy Standring quips that he’s brought “Fifty Shades of Wyeth” to the Denver Art Museum in his new comprehensive and well-sculpted exhibit, Wyeth: Andrew and Jamie in the Studio, it really is not to be taken lightly. See Details

November 13 – Crowdfunding for Visual Artists Talks @ Denver Metro Area
For artists who want to go DIY, it’s a brave new world out there. Thanks to crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo, it’s never been easier to reach out to fans and curiosity seekers to raise the money needed for that dream project. See Details

November 14 – Beastival 2: Electric Beastaloo (of doom) @ Mile High Comics Megastore
Mile High Comics plays host to Beastival 2, a benefit concert and mini con of some of Denver’s greatest talents in comics, film, fashion and more. See Details

November 14 – Symphony at the Movies: Back to the Future @ Boettcher Concert Hall
“Doc, we’re not goin’ back, now!” Yes, even the Colorado Symphony Orchestra gets into the BTTF spirit with Symphony at the Movies night: Conductor Christopher Dragon will lead the CSO through the original BTTF’s Alan Silvestri score during a big-screen viewing at Boettcher Hall. See Details

November 15 – The Brother/Sister Plays: Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet @ Curious Theatre Company
Those who saw the first two plays in Tarell Alvin McCraney’s dazzling trilogy, Brother/Sister Plays, at Curious Theatre have been waiting impatiently for the third, Marcus; Or the Secret of Sweet, which opens for previews November 5 and features some of the same actors who took our collective breath away before. See Details

November 15 – Aida @ Ellie Caulkins Opera House
A great opera company mixes innovation and tradition. Case in point: While Opera Colorado readies for its long-anticipated world premiere of Laurie Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter in February, it’s mounting Verdi’s classic grand opera, Aida, over the first two weeks of November. See Details

Things to do in Denver | November 02-November 08

November 02 – Monday Music & Movie Trivia @ Sie FilmCenter
“You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” Who wrote those words in an old song? If you know the answer, you might feel right at home at the Sie FilmCenter’s weekly Monday Music & Movie Trivia night, which returned to the theater in early April after a hiatus brought on by disinterest. Or so it seemed. See Details 

November 02 – Mariposa & the Saint: From Solitary Confinement, A Play… @ University of Denver Lindsay Auditorium, Sturm Hall
A touring theatrical experience created entirely from correspondence between playwright Julia Steele Allen and Sara Fonseca, who spent two and a half years in women’s prison, followed by a workshop and talkback. See Details 

November 02 – Wool & The Gang Knitting Parties @ Denver Metro Area
Gather with friends and enthusiasts to create your own unique projects, whether you’re a first-time knitter or a legend of the needle. See Details

November 03 – Creators @ Mai Wyn Fine Arts
If you’ve spent any time visiting RiNo galleries, you’ve probably stepped into Sharon and Rexford Brown’s Pattern Shop Studio, an elegant live/work/gallery space that’s occupied 3349 Blake Street since before RiNo was officially a neighborhood. See Details

November 03 – Sunset 2015 Denver Idea House Tour @ Sunset Idea House
Sunset is transforming an iconic 1954 mid-century brick ranch-style house into a two-story, 5,100 square-foot re-imagined modern home, which will be open to the public for six consecutive weekends. See Details

November 04 – 38th Denver Film Festival @ Sie FilmCenter
This November, “Come Sit and Be Swept Away”. The 38th Denver Film Festival takes place Wednesday, November 4 thru Sunday, November 15. See Details

November 04 – Twin Peaks Night @ Fort Greene
Host Erin Kathleen Read leads a journey both wonderful and strange through the town of Twin Peaks, where a homecoming queen is murdered and nothing is what it seems… even the owls, with weekly screenings of season one, drink specials and Twin Peaks trivia. See Details

November 05 – Work Options for Women Cooking Class @ Café Options
Join Work Options for Women at Cafe Options on for a cooking class lead by Chef Jake Grant, Executive Chef of Euclid Hall. See Details

November 06 – Denver Arts Week @ Denver Metro Area
A nine-day celebration of Denver’s thriving arts scene, with special events, concerts, art shows, theater, dance, special deals. See Details

November 06 – Paris Holiday Market @ Denver Public Library
Holiday handmade trunk show showcasing local artisans, with a Parisian theme. Preview party on Friday night. See Details

November 07 – Free First Saturday @ Denver Art Museum
Enjoy Free First Saturday at the Denver Art Museum with access to the museum’s art collections and non-ticketed exhibitions for free, family and kid-friendly activities, live artists on the plaza and special giveaways. See Details

November 08 – Alley Cat Karaoke @ Sie Film Center
Alley Cat Karaoke, offered free every Sunday starting at 9 p.m. with drink specials until close in the Sie filmCenter’s Henderson Lounge, utilizes the lounge’s televisions and a large projection screen to deliver lyrics to you and the rest of the crowd. See Details

Things to do in Denver | October 26-November 01

October 26 – Race Matters: An Intercultural Dialogue of an Artificial… @ Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library
Hand in hand with the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement come new questions about the seemingly insurmountable quest to dismantle racism. See Details 

October 26 – Forbidden Bingo @ Maloney’s Tavern
Maloney’s Tavern is part of a western chain that also has locations in California, Arizona and New Mexico; this LoDo link opened in 2007. See Details 

October 27 – Kim Dickey/Kahn + Selesnick/William Lamson @ Robischon Gallery
Robischon Gallery’s fall shows branch out to feature three prominent artists working in very different mediums: The team of Kahn + Selesnick, whose staged photographic works, sometimes blended with painting and sculptural elements, tell complex stories in a single shot; sculptor Kim Dickey, who builds forms from tapestries of glazed terracotta shapes; and multimedia artist William Lamson, who explores video in this show. See Details

October 28 – Glow at the Gardens @ Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens has long been in the Halloween agritainment business at its Chatfield location, where families have been rambling through the pumpkin patch and navigating the corn maze for years. See Details

October 28 – Marina & The Diamonds @ The Ogden Theatre
Thundering, stellar electronic… magnetic, glacial vocals…whip-smart, womanly, lyrical wit… jokes as good as ‘The Valley of The Lolls’… See Details

October 29 – Carbon: A Group Show @ Sally Centigrade
Sally Centrigrade has fun this fall with artists both local and global, each of whom decorated the same base — a small-scale wooden diamond shape — with pop, surreal and street imagery. See Details

October 29 – Content: Artifact @ Abecedarian Gallery
Exhibition of contemporary artist books, curated by Alicia Bailey. See Details

October 29 – Twisted Tales…The Story Begins @ Tracks Nightclub
TWISTED TALES will feature three epic nights kicking off on THURSDAY OCTOBER 29th where you’ll get a preview of what’s in store with a $500 CASH PRIZE for Best Costume, followed by DRAG NATION in EXDO. See Details

October 30 – Colorado Horror Con @ Ramada Plaza Convention Center
If kicking off the Halloween season with a film festival was the right thing to do, then closing it out with a horror convention is even more right. See Details

October 30 – Symphony at the Movies @ Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex
For Halloween weekend, the Colorado Symphony performs the soundtrack to Psycho, the film that moved the horror genre from gothic to contemporary. See Details

October 31 – Smoke @ Vintage Theatre
And Toto Too presents James O’Hagan-Murphy and Kate Poling in Kim Davies’ drama about a couple who meet at a New York City kink play party. See Details

October 31 – Allied Witches’ Theater Presents “Earth Overboard” @ Mercury Cafe
Theatre or presents the regional premiere of a musical comedy about a woman’s journey of self-discovery by David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff. See Details

October 31 – Haunted Field of Screams @ Maize in the City
Is it scary? Yes! Yes! The attractions are scary! That is why we are here to scare you!!! We spend a lot of time and work, just to scare you! See Details

October 31 – Nocturne Great Zombie Ball @ Colorado State Capitol
An evening of ghoulish elegance. Costumes encouraged as dress code is “dead, but refined”.  See Details

November 01 – Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty @ MCA Denver
For the past three decades, Marilyn Minter has produced images that are explicit, engaging, and up-close and personal. See Details

November 01 – Denver Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk @ Sloan’s Lake Park
Join us on Sunday, November 1, 2015 at Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver, CO. Pancreatic Cancer Research Events are a great way to increase funding for research and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer. See Details

November 01 – Afton Music Showcase w/ Unanimoose, Payton Lee, Ode to the Marionette, Eva Claire & Guests @ Oriental Theatre
Afton produces all-ages concerts as well as provides local artists with the online resources and support that the need to grow and succeed. See Details

Cherry Creek North Denver Colorado Highlights 10-20-15

Restoration Hardware’s Grand Opening in Cherry Creek North 80206
Partygoers packed the new 70,000-square foot, four-story RH Design Gallery at Cherry Creek on Oct. 14, unveiling the stunning new space. Full Article Here

Greater Denver Diversity Job Fair at Cherry Creek 80206
Employers such as Denver Public Schools, Comcast and First Transit are scheduled to exhibit at the Greater Denver Diversity Job Fair on Thursday. Full Article Here

BOO! Cherry Creek Chorale’s 36th Season Halloween Concert 80206
BOO! Join us for the Cherry Creek Chorale’s 36th Season at an interactive Halloween concert designed for KIDS OF ALL AGES. Full Article Here

Cherry Creek may be changing but the Cherry Cricket remains eternal 80206
Like the rest of town, Cherry Creek is in the midst of a growth spurt, as steel supports etch the sky, giving structure to the mid-rises that are changing this part of the skyline. Full Article Here

Needle box installed on Cherry Creek bike path 80206
A kiosk for disposing needles has popped up along the Cherry Creek bike path near Stout Street. Full Article Here

Things to do in Denver | October 19-October 25

October 19 – Synthesis @ The MacSpa
Collage works by Roy Anneberg, Don Callarman and Bradley Dean Ramsey. See Details 

October 20 – Kim Dickey/Kahn + Selesnick/William Lamson @Robischon Gallery
Robischon Gallery’s fall shows branch out to feature three prominent artists working in very different mediums. See Details 

October 20 – Ashley Eliza Williams: Phenomena @ Goodwin Fine Art
ck started off in the Montreal experimental-pop band Born Gold. Around four years ago, while on tour with that outfit, Roddick started further exploring his interest in electronic music and formed Purity Ring. See Details

October 20 – Stories Stories Bring Your Stories @ Mercury Cafe
Spin your tale on stage at the Merc as Ed Ward’s Stories Stories returns every fourth Tuesday. See Details

October 20 – Small Works @ Gallery 1261
Exhibition of works spanning multiple genres, from figurative, to landscape, to still life, to sculpture. See Details

October 20 – Allison Sheldon: Bjork’s BFF @ Lowbrow
Who would Bjork hang out with? Find out at this exhibition of drawings from the fevered imagination of Allison Sheldon. See Details

October 21 – Back To The Future Part II @ Sie FilmCenter
Hey, ’80s kids! That day that we never thought we’d be alive to witness is finally upon us! October 21, 1985 will go down in history as the day that Michael J. Fox’s Marty McFly time-traveled into the future, and although a healthy amount of that film’s predictions have *sorta* come true, we still don’t really have our hoverboard, dammit. See Details

October 22 – Table Read: Ghostbusters @ Bug Theatre
Certain unwashed corners of the Internet arose in hue and cry at the announcement that their beloved Ghostbusters franchise was being rebooted with an all-female cast. See Details

October 23 – Mile High Sci Fi Vs. Poltergeist: The Tenth Anniversary @ Alamo Drafthouse
Mile High Sci Fi has been going strong for ten years under the steady stewardship of local comedian Harrison Rains, who’s hosted a rogue’s gallery of Denver’s best comedians. See Details

October 23 – Extraordinary Tales @ Sie FilmCenter
A hit at this year’s CineLatino Film Festival, Extraordinary Tales is a riveting and gorgeous animated anthology of five classic tales from the OG Master of Horror, Edgar Allan Poe. See Details

October 24 – Dismember the Alamo @ Alamo Drafthouse
You know what’s better than a horror movie? Four horror movies, shown back to back, with a special guest to seal the deal. See Details

October 24 – Chris Fairbanks @ 3 Kings Tavern
Comedian, skateboarder and illustrator Chris Fairbanks is a favorite among the Sexpot coterie and, having appeared on the Vernal Equinox showcase and at the High Plains Comedy Festival, now something of a familiar face about town. Fairbanks has performed on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Last Comic Standing, and he’s also the co-host of the podcast-cum-comedian ride-sharing service Do You Need a Ride? with Karen Kilgariff. See Details

October 25 – Propaganda @ Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret
An ambassador of sorts to the Denver comedy scene, Matt Monroe is an essential contact for inbound comics looking for stage time and lodgings while visiting our fair city. See Details

October 25 – Marilyn Minter: Pretty/Dirty @ MCA Denver
For the past three decades, Marilyn Minter has produced images that are explicit, engaging, and up-close and personal. See Details

Things to do in Denver | October 12 – October 18

October 12 – The Lost Restaurants of Denver @ History Colorado Center
Do you remember the Lotus Room? The Yum Yum Tree? The Denver Dry Goods Tea Room? How about its chicken à la king? You can get a real taste of this city’s long-gone eateries when historians Robert and Kristen Autobee appear in the Martin Room of the History Colorado Center at 1 p.m. See Details

October 12 – Crossroads Comedy @ Crossroads Theater at Five Points
The Agency is a sketch-comedy group comprised of hard-hustling Denver standups Corey Rhoads, Robert Abbot, Matt Wayman and Walter Booth. See Details

October 12 – The Final Girls @ Sie FilmCenter
A cross between the meta-horror stylings of Scream and Cabin in the Woods and the fourth-wall peeling of The Purple Rose of Cairo, The Final Girls wears its bloody heart securely on its sleeve. See Details

October 13 – Destroyer @ Bluebird Theater
Dan Bejar is best known for his work in the New Pornographers. But before co-founding that band in 1999, he performed and recorded as Destroyer — something he still does today. See Details

October 13 – If/Then @ Temple Buell Theatre
Musicals for grownups are all the rage and few creative teams have had more success with them than Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt, who’s Next to Normal won a Pulitzer in addition to three Tonys. See Details

October 13 – Boruto: Naruto the Movie @ Sie FilmCenter
You don’t have to be a hardcore Naruto fan to enjoy Boruto: Naruto the Movie — the eleventh film in Masashi Kishimoto’s manga series — but it might help. See Details

October 14 – Glow at the Gardens @ Denver Botanic Gardens
The Denver Botanic Gardens has long been in the Halloween agritainment business at its Chatfield location, where families have been rambling through the pumpkin patch and navigating the corn maze for years. See Details

October 15 – Jerry De La Cruz: A Road Well Traveled Opening Reception @ Museo de las Americas
Museo de las Americas presents a 45-year retrospective of works by Jerry De La Cruz. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. See Details

October 16 – Crimson Peak @ Denver Metro Area
The horror films of director Guillermo Del Toro have long cast a spell over audiences, from his exquisite Cronos to the gorgeous Pan’s Labyrinth and more. See Details

October 16 – Night of the Living Dead LIVE! @ Bug Theatre
Now in its seventh year, the live stage adaptation of George Romero’s seminal zombie film is an established Denver Halloween tradition. See Details

October 17 – Denver Zombie Crawl @ Skyline Park
Speaking of zombies and Denver traditions, it wouldn’t be October in Colorado without the Denver Zombie Crawl. Once again, thousands and thousands of undead enthusiasts will meet up to turn the 16th Street Mall into a real-life zombie apocalypse, to the delight and confusion of passersby. See Details

October 18 – Baby with the Bathwater @ Avenue Theater
Phamaly presents Christopher Durang’s absurd comedy about two clueless parents with the best intentions. See Details

October 18 – Alley Cat Karaoke @ Sie FilmCenter
Alley Cat Karaoke, offered free every Sunday starting at 9 p.m. with drink specials until close in the Sie filmCenter’s Henderson Lounge, utilizes the lounge’s televisions and a large projection screen to deliver lyrics to you and the rest of the crowd. See Details

October 18 – Rock n’ Roll Marathon @ Civic Center Park
Featuring a post-race show from Matisyahu. See Details

October 18 – Hot Tub Social @ DADA Art Bar
There will be food trucks, music, happy hour specials, and of course hot tubs! See Details