Weekend off the Wagon – November 2-4

Wells Fargo Center at Sunset

Wells Fargo Center at Sunset by dagpeak, on Flickr

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This weekend, get your culture on. First Friday Art Walk, Black Sheep at MCA, Denver Arts Week, Starz Denver Film Fest, AND Saturday is Night at the Museums.

There’s also a few beer fests, include the All Colorado Beer Fest, the Rocky Mountain Brew Fest at the Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, and Upslope’s Fourth Anniversary. And, you know, all the other sweet stuff going on in Denver over any weekend.

Denver off the Wagon is hosting a grip of events in the next few weeks. Check it:

Know about something that we missed? Have an event coming up? Send it our way: events@denveroffthewagon.com.

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


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2012 Starz Denver Film Festival

This November…VOTE FILM! Experience the region’s largest celebration of cinema when the Denver Film Society lights up the city with screenings of hundreds of new films from around the globe – everything from the hottest new indies, documentaries and foreign films to sizzling Red Carpet events featuring the season’s most buzz-worthy films, directors and actors! Tickets on-sale October 19th at Denver Pavilions, Denver FilmCenter/Colfax and online.

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Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo

Convention Center

Great deals on skis, snowboards, boots, bindings, clothing, and accessories will be served up at the 21st ANNUAL COLORADO SKI & SNOWBOARD EXPO returning November 2-4, 2012 to the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. The show is the undisputed king of the Colorado retail ski scene and is the single largest ski and snowboard sale in the state with 20,000 square feet of gear with prices slashed from 40-75 percent off last season’s equipment. To make shopping for gear, season passes, and Expo-only lodging deals and packages offered by Colorado’s 26 resorts even more fun, new attractions have joined the high energy event including the 2nd Annual Rocky Mountain Brew Fest.

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Denver Arts Week

Denver Arts Week celebrates the Mile High City’s vibrant arts and culture scene….Visual arts, theater, music, film, museums, dance, opera comedy, history and heritage!

There are a ton of events, programs, shows, deals, and other amazing things happening this week. Check out the full schedule: <a href=”http://www.denver.org/denverartsweek”>http://www.denver.org/denverartsweek</a>

Rocky Mountain Brew Fest at the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo

Colorado Convention Center

Colorado skiers and riders are passionate about their powder, their resorts and their favorite trails. Many of them are equally passionate about their favorite beers, brews and ales that they enjoy apres ski. So, at this year’s 21st Annual Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo, the second annual, Rocky Mountain Brew Fest returns. For an additional $12 ($15 at the door) and with an expo ticket, Expo visitors can sample dozens of handcrafted beers and ales during one of four 3-hour tasting sessions throughout the weekend. Admission includes three beer samples, plus one full beer. The brew with the most full beers poured will be declared the People’s Choice Winner for this year’s Brew Fest. Additional sampling tickets will also be available for purchase: 3 ticket/$5; 7 tix/$10; 15 tix/$20.

Session #1: Friday, 6-9pm
Session #2: Saturday, 1-4pm
Session #3: Saturday, 5-8pm
Session #4: Sunday, 2-5pm

You must be over 21 and have a valid ID to purchase tickets to the BREW FEST.
You MUST ALSO purchase a ticket to the Ski & Snowboard Expo!

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Friday, November 2

First Friday Art Walks

All over Denver

Grab your wine and critical eye, it’s time again for First Friday Art Walks. Find one in your ‘hood, or branch out and explore this fine city.

Some areas to check out

Santa Fe
Golden Triangle
River North
Navajo Street
Old South Pearl

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Black Sheep

5pm – 9pm

MCA Denver


Happy hour drink specials
Black Sheep from 7–9PM
$5 AFTER FIVE (includes admission to the galleries)
Galleries open until 9PM

Nov 2
Not So Pretty in Pink
Denver impresario Sid Pink recites dialogue from the movie Pretty in Pink. Rare roast beef sandwiches available.

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Denver Cutthroats vs. Fort Worth Brahmas

7:05pm – 9:30pm

Denver Coliseum

No NHL? No problem.

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Hell’s Belles

9pm – 10pm

The Oriental Theater

All female AC/DC cover band. The words are factual, but they don’t dothis gig justice. Check out this show, it’s a blast.

Saturday, November 3

Coohills First Anniversary


YOU ONLY TURN ONE ONCE. Celebrate our anniversary with us this Saturday, November 3rd. Our gift is YOU, so come in for a complimentary toast of Chandon Blanc de Noirs and, if you’re dining, an amuse bouche. As a special thank you: bottles of Jordan Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon will be half price. PICTURED: Brioche Bread Pudding hot out of the Coohills oven.

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Night at the Museums

All over Denver

Denver’s best museums are open late and admission is FREE between 5 and 10 p.m. FREE shuttles make it easy to explore all evening!*

Shuttle buses will stop at or near museums listed below, beginning at 5 p.m. from the Denver Art Museum (parking available in the Cultural Complex Garage) and also from shuttle stop between the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and the Denver Zoo.

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Learn to Homebrew Day

Learn to Homebrew Day was established by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) in 1999 to encourage people to homebrew.

HomebrewersAssociation.org is full of homebrewing information you can use to make your first batch.

Brewing sites are held all around the world so people can learn how to brew or teach others how to make beer.

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The All Colorado Beer Festival

Freedom Financial Services Expo Center at 3650 North Nevada, Colorado Springs

The 6th Annual All Colorado Beer Festival promises to be even bigger and better than last year’s event. This is your chance to be involved in something truly special, while experiencing professional treatment at every turn.

The Festival is designed to showcase world-class beers from around the state of Colorado to an audience Colorado Springs locals and regional visitors alike, in an atmosphere of excitement and fun. The Festival is a one-of-a-kind event for Colorado brewers. In 2011, the ACBF hosted over 2,400 attendees.

Saturday, November 3 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m & from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

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Upslope Four Year Anniversary Party

12pm – 6pm

Upslope Brewing Company

Celebrate four years of Upslope Brewing this Saturday. Be the first to taste their fourth anniversary beer. Over 15 beers available to taste, along with music and food trucks and other fun stuff.

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Wynkoop Beers of the Year

1pm – 4pm

Wynkoop Brewing Company

It has been an interesting year for Wynkoop. From B3k Black Lager to the Metacool Malt-U-Wanna all the way to the we-weren’t-sure-how-serious-they-were of the Rocky Mountain Oyster Beer. To celebrate an accomplished year, Wynkoop will be bringing out all the saints in dusting off all the cobwebs of every beer tapped in 2012 this Saturday, November 3rd, from 1-4 at the Wynkoop brewery( 1634 18th Street).

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Denver Cutthroats vs. Fort Worth Brahmas

7:05pm – 9:30pm

Denver Coliseum

No NHL? No problem.

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Sunday, November 4

7th Annual Meanest Chili Cook-Off

10:30am – 2:30pm

The Oriental Theater

Join us Sunday, November 4th at The Oriental Theater to vote for the meanest chili in town, cheer for the Broncos as they take on the Bengals and support The Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012.

The fund was established by the Governor’s Office which has partnered with The Denver Foundation and several other community foundations across Colorado to develop The Colorado Fire Relief Fund 2012. This fund is held at The Denver Foundation and is collecting major gifts ($1,000 or more). The fund will make distributions to address the intermediate-term needs that result from the wildfires. The Hatch Foundation is raising money for this fund through their own unique event and will donate a portion of the proceeds to this fund.

Schedule of Events
11:00am: Bronco’s vs. Bengals Kick-Off
11:00am – 2:00pm: Chili Cook-Off
End of Game: Winners Announced

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Sherry Dinner at Vesta Dipping Grill

6pm – 10pm

Vesta Dipping Grill

Vesta Dipping Grill’s ‘Beyond the Sauce Dinner Series’ presents our first Sherry Dinner on Sunday November 4th at 6 pm. Join us for a night of tapas and sherry as we explore the flavors of Jerez. No prior sherry experience necessary, as Sommelier Eric Dutton will guide you through this amazing night.

$85 per person, call now to book you seats! 303-296-1970

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Comedy Debates at Vine Street Pub

10pm – 12am

Vine Street Pub

About PJ Hoberman

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