Weekend off the Wagon – November 4-6

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Ski season is here, Movember is here, it’s First Friday today, and there are more events than you can shake a stout out.

Please, don’t shake your stouts.

Don’t forget, Daylight Savings ends Saturday night / Sunday morning at 2am.

Track 1:

Friday: Stop by the Denver International Wine Festival.

Saturday: Starz Denver Film Festival all day, then over to Copper Kettle for the Hop Head IPA party.

Sunday: Colorado Cheese Festival followed by the Meanest Chili Cook-Off. Stock up on Pepto.

Track 2:

Friday: First Fridays, but wear a coat.

Saturday: Go to Upslope’s 2nd Anniversary Party, then up to Fort Collins for Odell’s Mountain Standard Bash.

Sunday: Row 14 Pig Roast.

See below for a detailed list for weekend events. Check out our full calendar to plan your events well into the future.

WEEKEND WEATHER

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Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Friday, Movember 4

Denver International Wine Festival

Wed Nov 2, 2011 – Sun Nov 6, 2011

Seminars, tastings, food, wine, wine, wine, and more wine!

http://www.denverwinefest.com/index.html

 

Starz Denver Film Festival

Wed Nov 2, 2011 – Tue Nov 15, 2011

Awesome films for two weeks across Denver. Check out the site for full details.

http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/

 

Denver Arts Week

Fri Nov 4, 2011 – Sun Nov 13, 2011

A celebration of Denver’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.

http://www.denver.org/denverartsweek

 

Opening Day – Copper

 

Opening Day – Keystone

 

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Day 1)

12pm – 10pm

Colorado Convention Center

The single largest ski and snowboard sale in Colorado offersinteractive exhibits, gear demos, fun contests, high-energy shows, kidfriendly learning areas and even a bier garten. Turn in your oldequipment here to be recycled and donated to charity. Check out theFlying Ace Team—comprised of Olympic, national and internationalfreestyle skiing and trampoline champs—perform flips, twists and trickson two trampolines inside the show. The MBS Mountainboard Big Air Showwill also be onsite for an action-packed choreographed stunt show.

http://www.onthesnow.com/news/a/80208

 

First Friday Art Walk–Old South Pearl

4pm – 8pm

South Pearl Street between Evans and Buchtel in Denver

Stroll galleries, sip wine, and hang in a lovely spot of Denver.

http://www.oldsouthpearlstreet.com

 

First Fridays on 32nd

5pm – 8pm

Along 32nd Ave near Lowell

Stroll, sip, snack and skip along the unique, boutiques of the Highlands in Northwest Denver. Live music, food and drink specials, and late night shopping.

http://www.highlands-square.com

 

First Fridays on Santa Fe

6pm – 9pm

Santa Fe Drive between 6th and 13th Avenues

Art Walk- First Friday of the Month, May through December, 6-9 pm Free food and drinks, live music, art, jewelry and other displays

http://www.artdistrictonsantafe.com

 

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest at The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Session #1)

6pm – 9pm

The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Session #1) Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, theirresorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionateabout their favorite beers, brews and ales. So, at this year’s 20thAnnual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, the first, and hoped-to-be annual, Rocky Mountain Brew Fest debuts. For an additional $25 ($20 ifyou purchase in advance online before midnight, Nov. 3), Expo visitorscan sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales during one of four3-hour tasting sessions during the weekend.

http://www.bewisports.com/expos/denver/brew-fest/

 

6:30pm – 9:30pm Girls Night Out: Cupcakes and Cocktails

Stir Cooking School Grab your favorite group of girls and come to Stir to learn all about Cupcakes and Cocktails! We’ll make several different cupcakes and pair them perfectly with delicious cocktails. Must be 21 years or older to attend.

http://www.stirtolearn.com/class.asp?id=331

 

Saturday, November 5

Denver International Wine Festival

Wed Nov 2, 2011 – Sun Nov 6, 2011

Seminars, tastings, food, wine, wine, wine, and more wine!

http://www.denverwinefest.com/index.html

 

Starz Denver Film Festival

Wed Nov 2, 2011 – Tue Nov 15, 2011

Awesome films for two weeks across Denver. Check out the site for full details.

http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/

 

Denver Arts Week

Fri Nov 4, 2011 – Sun Nov 13, 2011

A celebration of Denver’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.

http://www.denver.org/denverartsweek

 

Learn to Homebrew Day

Sat Nov 5, 2011 – Sun Nov 6, 2011

All over the place

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has something for you. This Saturday (November 5th) is the AHA’s Learn to Homebrew Day, featuringevents across the state with amateur and professional brewers alike.This event, which began in 1999, embodies the mission of AHA Founder(and President of the Brewers’ Association) Charlie Papazian to bringhomebrewing to the masses.

http://www.denveroffthewagon.com/2011/11/03/relax-dont-worry-learn-to-homebrew/

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/community/news/show?title=aha-learn-to-homebrew-day-2011

 

Colorado Cheese Festival (Day 1)

10am – 3pm

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Enjoy samples from cheesemakers & local vendors

http://www.cocheesefest.com/

 

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Day 2)

10am – 8pm

Colorado Convention Center

The single largest ski and snowboard sale in Colorado offersinteractive exhibits, gear demos, fun contests, high-energy shows, kidfriendly learning areas and even a bier garten. Turn in your oldequipment here to be recycled and donated to charity. Check out theFlying Ace Team—comprised of Olympic, national and internationalfreestyle skiing and trampoline champs—perform flips, twists and trickson two trampolines inside the show. The MBS Mountainboard Big Air Showwill also be onsite for an action-packed choreographed stunt show.

http://www.onthesnow.com/news/a/80208

 

Veterans Day Parade

10am – 12pm

Downtown United Launch Alliance (ULA) proudly presents the 2011 Veterans DayParade and Fallen Heroes Honor Roll Reading, which will be heldSaturday, Nov. 5, 2011, at 10 a.m. in Downtown Denver. This year’sparade will honor veterans and first responders, while paying specialtribute to 9/11. ULA, the first-ever sponsor of the Denver VeteransParade, is the nation’ s rocket company – designing, building andlaunching missions for the Department of Defense, NASA, the NationalReconnaissance Office and other commercial customers. The company employs 1,700 at its Centennial headquarters. The parade will begin onthe corner of Bannock and Colfax, across from the Webb Building nearCivic Center Park. Parade participants will march along 14th St. toCourt Pl. They will turn on 15th St. and march to Welton St. They willfollow Welton St. to 17th St. At 17th St., they will turn and follow17th St. to Broadway. Once at Broadway they will march to Colfax and14th Ave. where the Parade Review stand will be located; between CivicCenter Park and the State Capitol.

http://denvergov.org/DenverHumanServices/Newsroom/tabid/438393/newsid489887/5845/Veterans-Day-Parade-to-honor-veterans-and-first-responders-with-special-tribute-to-911/Default.aspx

 

12pm – 4:30pm All Colorado Beer Festival (1st Session) at Colorado Springs Expo Center at 3650 N. Nevada, Ave

Colorado Springs Expo Center at 3650 N. Nevada, Ave 35 Breweries. ‘nuf said.

http://www.allcoloradobeerfestival.com/

 

2nd Annual Boulder Brew and Music Fest at The Fox Theater

1pm – 5pm

The Fox Theater 16 Breweries, music by Zaine Gregory, Jeff Brinkman, and Chain Station. $35 gets you: BBMF Tasting Pilsner (while they last) Unlimited Tastings Meet the brewery owners and reps. Live Music Special Guest Speakers 1 great time!

http://www.boulderbrewfest.com/

 

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest at The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Session #2)

1pm – 4pm
Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, theirresorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionateabout their favorite beers, brews and ales. So, at this year’s 20thAnnual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, the first, and hoped-to-be annual, Rocky Mountain Brew Fest debuts. For an additional $25 ($20 ifyou purchase in advance online before midnight, Nov. 3), Expo visitorscan sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales during one of four3-hour tasting sessions during the weekend.

http://www.bewisports.com/expos/denver/brew-fest/

 

Upslope Brewing Company’s 3rd Anniversary Party

2pm – 9pm

Upslope Brewing Company (Boulder, CO)

Live music, food, and over 12 taps of Upslope’s rarest beers.

 

Odell Mountain Standard Bash

4pm – 8pm

Odell Brewing Company, Fort Collins

Winter’s around the corner – the clocks are rolling back and we’rehaving an epic release party for our Mountain Standard Double BlackIPA! Join us Saturday, November 5th: Live music with Kinney & Baute4-6pm , an Odell Snowboard auction benefiting CSU’s Snowriders, athrashing ski/snowboard flic at 7pm and booths galore- all celebratingthis Colorado hopped MSR ’11 brew and the coming snow!!

http://odellbrewing.com/mountain-standard-bash

 

Hop Head IPA Party at Copper Kettle Brewing Co.

5pm – 9pm

Copper Kettle Brewing Co.

Join us for the release of the 2011 home brew winning beer, an American IPA. Food available from N.Z. Smokin’ Guns starting at 5:00pm.

 

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest at The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Session #3)

5pm – 8pm

Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, theirresorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionateabout their favorite beers, brews and ales. So, at this year’s 20thAnnual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, the first, and hoped-to-be annual, Rocky Mountain Brew Fest debuts. For an additional $25 ($20 ifyou purchase in advance online before midnight, Nov. 3), Expo visitorscan sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales during one of four3-hour tasting sessions during the weekend.

http://www.bewisports.com/expos/denver/brew-fest/

 

5:30pm – 10pm All Colorado Beer Festival (2nd Session) at Colorado Springs Expo Center at 3650 N. Nevada, Ave

Colorado Springs Expo Center at 3650 N. Nevada, Ave 35 Breweries. ‘nuf said.

http://www.allcoloradobeerfestival.com/

 

Glendale Raptors vs. Tempe [Rugby] at Infinity Park

6pm – 8pm

Free game

 

6:30pm – 7:30pm Great Brass and Great Brews

Wynkoop Brewing Denver Brass’s most popular event guarantees a great time for everyone. Engage in a lively discussion of the aroma, consistency and flavor ofspecially chosen Colorado brews. Listen to the vibrant sounds of DenverBrass5 and take note of the subtle nuances of beverage and song.

http://www.denverbrass.org/season/concerts/social-series/

 

Sunday, November 6

Starz Denver Film Festival

Wed Nov 2, 2011 – Tue Nov 15, 2011

Awesome films for two weeks across Denver. Check out the site for full details.

http://www.denverfilm.org/festival/

 

Denver Arts Week

Fri Nov 4, 2011 – Sun Nov 13, 2011

A celebration of Denver’s vibrant arts and cultural scene.

http://www.denver.org/denverartsweek

 

Colorado Cheese Festival (Day 2)

10am – 3pm

Arapahoe County Fairgrounds Enjoy samples from cheesemakers & local vendors

http://www.cocheesefest.com/

 

Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Day 3)

10am – 6pm

Colorado Convention Center

The single largest ski and snowboard sale in Colorado offersinteractive exhibits, gear demos, fun contests, high-energy shows, kidfriendly learning areas and even a bier garten. Turn in your oldequipment here to be recycled and donated to charity. Check out theFlying Ace Team—comprised of Olympic, national and internationalfreestyle skiing and trampoline champs—perform flips, twists and trickson two trampolines inside the show. The MBS Mountainboard Big Air Showwill also be onsite for an action-packed choreographed stunt show.

http://www.onthesnow.com/news/a/80208

 

Meanest Chili Cook-Off at The Oriental Theater

12pm – 5pm

The Oriental Theatre Join us Sunday, November 6 at The Oriental Theater to vote for themeanest chili in town, cheer for the Broncos as they take on theRaiders and support the Denver Fisher House. Denver Fisher House is ahome-away-from-home for veterans and active duty military who are in the area to visit a hospitalized family member. Additionally theyprovide accommodations for the family of hospitalized veterans andactive duty military. Don’t miss this opportunity to watch the Broncoson a 60×40 ft screen and support a great cause! Schedule of Events12:00pm – 1:30pm: Chili Cook-Off 2:00pm: Denver Broncos Kickoff BroncosHalftime: Cook-Off Winner Announced 5:00pm: Event Wrap-up

http://www.thehatchfoundation.org/events.html

 

Row 14 Football Tailgate Party & BBQ

1pm – 6pm

Row 14 Bistro & Wine Bar (14th between Stout and Champa)

Are you ready for some football tailgate fun? We have taken over the adjacent parking lot to have the blow-out football tailgate of the year as the Broncos take on the Raiders (away game). We are firing up the smoker to roast a whole pig: your ticket purchase of $25 per person ($10 for kids 12 & under) will go towards all you can eat BBQ and fixin’s as prepared by our culinary team. We are hauling in the kegs of beer and creating some killer cocktails at our outdoor bar. Cash and credit card accepted. Drink specials and silliness likely. The game will be available on the big screen outdoors. This is not the only game to be had with fun and activities for all. Best part! $5 of every adult ticket and $2 of every child ticket goes to the University of Colorado Cancer Center. Purchase your tickets here:

http://www.facebook.com/Row14Denver?sk=app_206870402688524

 

Broncos vs. Raiders

2pm – 6pm
Away game

 

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest at The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo (Session #4)

2pm – 5pm

Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, theirresorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionateabout their favorite beers, brews and ales. So, at this year’s 20thAnnual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, the first, and hoped-to-be annual, Rocky Mountain Brew Fest debuts. For an additional $25 ($20 ifyou purchase in advance online before midnight, Nov. 3), Expo visitorscan sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales during one of four3-hour tasting sessions during the weekend.

http://www.bewisports.com/expos/denver/brew-fest/

 

Avocado Takedown at Casselman’s

3pm – 5pm

Casselman’s 20 Denver locals. 20 crates of avocados. 20 of the meanest avocadorecipes you will ever know. $15 to eat all the avocado finery you can,and vote on your favorite… See you there!!! The 2nd stop on anational tour!!!! It is no doy that you love avocados. They are totally amazing of course. The question we’re all asking is: what can you dowith this much-lauded testicle fruit!? Blow our minds, Denver! Show LosAngeles that they messed up at their Avocado Takedown!!! I’ll give anylocal cook in Denver a FREE CRATE of AVOCADOS to whip up anon- guacamole recipe that takes advantage of the eye-buggingawesomeness of the avocado. Sweet or savory- just bring us your finestgame. There’s tons of ridiculous prizes from Le Creuset, Anolon,Wusthof and Microplane!!! And for those of you who’d like to come ondown and enjoy this feast of avocados, tickets are only $15 for all youcan eat!!! WHUUTTT???? I KNOW!!!!!

http://www.casselmans.com/

 

Avalanche vs. Flames at The Pepsi Center

6pm – 10pm

The Pepsi Center

 

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