Weekend off the Wagon – November 9-11

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It’s a seemingly slow weekend for Denver events. Denver Arts Week and the Starz Film Festival both wrap up this weekend, and Boulder First Bites – their version of Restaurant Week – kicks off. RiNo Epicurean Night looks to be a tasty excursion Friday night. Go explore a new neighborhood this weekend and let us know what you find.

Tuesday night, November 13, we’re hosting Beer vs. Wine: Chocolate. Tickets are going fast, so get yours.

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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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: http://www.denver.org/denverartsweek

Art Meets Beast

MCA Denver

A two-day nose-to-tail whole bison roast, featuring lectures, animals, tours & feasting.

Friday, November 9
Bison butchering workshop with Pete Marczyk.
Vegetarian pornographic food film with live score. At MCA Denver.
$10 / $5 members

Saturday, November 10
Farm animal showcase presented by The Urban Farm.
With the music of B.Sue and donuts. At MCA Denver. Rain or shine.
FREE with museum admission.

Saturday, November 10
A bus tour of urban food starting at The Kitchen Denver and travelling to Happy Farms, MM Local, and the Denver Beer Company. Lunch and drinks included.
$55 / $50 members. Reservations required.

Saturday, November 10
Drinks 7PM Dinner 8PM
Six-course bison dinner with musical stampede.
Presented by Jamey Fader of Lola, Keegan Gerhard of D Bar, Troy Guard of TAG, Max MacKissock of The Squeaky Bean, Jorel Pierce of Euclid Hall, and Sean Yontz of El Diablo & Sketch.
Dinner includes drinks, dessert and entertainment. At MCA Denver.
$85 per person in advance / $80 members. $100 at the door.

Seating is extremely limited. Advance purchase highly encouraged.
$3 parking for all events available in the public parking garage at the NW corner of 15th & Delgany.

Art Meets Beast is produced in partnership with El Diablo, Euclid Hall, D Bar, the Denver Beer Company, Happy Farms, The Kitchen Denver, Lola, Marczyk’s Fine Foods, MM Local, Sketch, The Squeaky Bean, and The Urban Farm at Stapleton. MCA Denver also thanks the citizens of the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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First Bite Boulder

First Bite Boulder is an annual event highlighting Boulder’s dining scene. For one full week, more than 40 of Boulder’s top restaurants will offer a special three course $26 prix fixe dinner menu to the community.

The week celebrates Boulder’s exceptional dining community and will help bring our well-deserved reputation into the national spotlight. We invite you to join us as we celebrate the establishments that make Boulder the culinary destination it is.

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Friday, November 9

Firkin Friday

Various Breweries

Alliteration leads to some fun weekly events. Firkin Fridays are a great way to wind down the week and enjoy a beer of different flavor. Many breweries put some of their normal and not-so-normal offerings in a cask and serve it to you right off the engine. The following breweries and bars tend to have something to offer on Fridays:

Great Divide
Dry Dock
Hops & Pie

RiNo Epicurean Night

Chocolate Crisis Center

As part of Denver Arts Week, RiNo Epicurean Nights at Chocolate Crisis Center will feature gourmet food, desserts, and art from local vendors. Party-goers will enjoy music, giveaways, samples, chocolate tastings, and cocktails. Enjoy this unique holiday shopping experience featuring products from Gourmet Blends, Hacienda Maize, MouCo Cheese Company, NOGA Granola, Pursuit of Spice, The Real Dill and Chocolate Crisis Center!

Nov. 9th 5 – 9pm
Nov.10th 12 – 4pm
Chocolate Crisis Center
3370 Walnut St. | Denver, CO

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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

November 9
Bison Carving and Food Pornography
Bison butchering workshop with Pete Marczyk.
Vegetarian pornographic food film with live score.
6:30-8PM $10 / $5 Members

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Breckenridge Mountain Opening Day Party

7pm – 2am


Stoney’s Bar and Grill & Breckenridge Brewery present the 2012 Breckenridge Ski Resort Opening Day Party on Friday November 9, 2012 starting at 7pm! Breckenridge Brewery will be taking over the taps at Stoney’s & pouring beers such as Stoney’s EXCLUSIVE Herdurra Tequila Barrel Aged Agave Wheat, Avalanche, 471 & Brecks Christmas Ale. Visit the Google+ Local Table to review your favorite ski resorts, restaurants, bars and breweries. Dance the night away listening to LIVE Sets by DJ’s Captain Safety, Ginger Perry & MU$A while watching movies such as So Gnar’s The Good, The Bad, & The Gnarly & NeverSummer’s Days of Chunder.

This event is FREE!

FREE Beer to the first 250 people with an EPIC or Colorado Pass and even those who have a lift ticket from opening day.

FREE Board & Ski wax by TS Board Shop

FREE swag by Google+ (visit us at the Google+ Local table! Review your favorite ski resorts, restaurants, bars and breweries and get free swag.)

Prize Giveaways!! (including a board by Never Summer)

Raffle to benefit Widlands Restoration

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Let Them Eat Cake!

7:30pm – 11pm

The Bar

Aristocracy and Revolution

From Figaro to Fledermaus, opera is full of thinly veiled critiques of the ruling classes.

This month we will meet the fantastic fops – and the scheming servants who make opera surprisingly subversive!

Friday, November 9, 7:30pm
The Bar
554 South Broadway, Denver
$8 advance/$10 day of show

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Nuggets vs. Jazz

8:30pm – 10:30pm

Pepsi Center

Saturday, November 10

BrewAsanas at Twisted Pine Brewery

10:30am – 12pm

Twisted Pine Brewery – 3201 Walnut Street – Boulder, CO 80301

Beer? Check. Yoga? Check. One might have to call it BrewAsanas.

Twisted Pine Brewing Company is teaming up with Elevate Yoga and beer blogger BeerSnobChick for BrewAsanas, Saturday, November 10th at 10:30 a.m.

We will begin BrewAsanas by enjoying a one-hour vinyasa flow yoga class taught by Adrienne of Elevate Yoga. After, we’ll make our way to the tap-room, where we’ll enjoy post-yoga brew with BeerSnobChick.

Vinyasa yoga, is a movement synchronized with breath. This style is sometimes also called flow yoga, because of the smooth way that the poses run together.

Tickets are $20 and include an hour of yoga and a beer ($25 at the door).

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A Night of Casks

12pm – 10pm

Copper Kettle

Two casks throughout the day of two of the most popular CKBC beers! YES! Join us as we place two beers on our English hand pump and taste the difference side by side with each of these styles on the regular draft line. Amazing difference!

“Tha Hoppa” from 12:00 until it’s gone
“Imperial Pumpkin Porter” from 5:00 PM until it’s gone

Still Smokin’ Food here @ 5:00 PM – http://www.stillsmokinco.com

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Let them drink FRIEK!

3pm – 6pm

Odell Brewing Company

Our FRIEK is an evolution, an imaginative amalgamation invented by our brewers. Multiple Kriek Lambic style ales are fermented with wild yeast and tart cherries and then moved into oak barrels to age and sour taking on the cherry flavors. As the beer matures, Framboises (raspberries) from Schroyer Family Farms in Fort Collins are handpicked and readied for the beer. The fresh raspberries are added immediately prior to the final blending. The sweet and tart flavors mingle on the tongue with a sparkling dry finish.

Help us celebrate the release of this delicious ale with live music from Gypsy Fit and tasty treats paired with the FRIEK by The Cupcake Cruiser for purchase 4-6pm!

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About PJ Hoberman

PJ likes beer. A lot. And whiskey. Gin. Wine. Cocktails. Um.. what were we talking about?

  • http://twitter.com/seanmonaghan13 Sean Monaghan

    FYI – Dry Dock 7th Anniversary Party is tomorrow.