Weekend off the Wagon – November 30 – December 2

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It’s already December. I know, I know, cliche small talk about how fast time moves and the weather and all that. But, the world ends this month, so let’s focus on that. We’ll be throwing a party to celebrate the end of days. Stay tuned for that.

This weekend, with mere weeks till the Mayans need to go buy a new calendar, you have a bevy of options to prep your liver. There’s a fundraiser tonight to help with Hurricane Sandy relief, which should make you feel a little better about yourself before you go and run in the Santa Speedo Dash.

No stomach for speedos? Wynkoop’s annual Parade of Darks is Saturday as well, offering some amazing dark beers to warm you up before the Parade of Lights.

Sunday, head over to your favorite sports bar to catch the Broncos game. Bloody Marys and football. Where’s your favorite place to watch the game?

There are a few tickets left for the Denver Bacon & Beer Fest on December 9th. December 11th, get in the holiday spirit with some beer and Vacation. Christmas Vacation. At the Mayan. Presented by Imbibe Denver. Festivus is sold out,  but there are probably some tickets floating around, and of course, stay tuned for a contest. And mark your calendar for Thursday, December 20th, for an end of the world party.

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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Friday, November 30

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 30
Cosby-Con 2012
Celebrate Bill Cosby’s birthday. Sweater contest. Jello shots. Pudding pops.

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Cocktails & Cameras

6pm – 10pm

Curious Theatre Company

Join us for a panel discussion with award-winning photojournalists from all over Colorado who spend their lives stopping time and capturing critical moments in the peoples’ lives. Enjoy cocktails and appetizers and a lively discussion of photography, before a performance of TIME STANDS STILL.

The Panel:
Ellen Jaskol: two-time Pulitzer Prize winner from the Rocky Mountain News
Jill Mott: formerly from Ft. Collins Coloradoan, Professor of Photojournalism at Art Institute
Helen Richardson: Staff Photographer at the Denver Post
Jenny Sparks: Director of Photography from the Loveland Reporter-Herald

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Denver Cutthroats vs. Wichita Thunder

7:05pm – 10pm

Denver Coliseum

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Pancakes & Booze

8pm – 2am

City Hall Ampitheatre

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Denver’s largest underground art show

Over 75 emerging artists &nearly 1,000 spectators

Live body painting, all-u-can-eat pancake bar, live art battle, live music, and much more.

$5 cover

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Bring it to the Borough

9pm – 2am

Mile High Spirits

Benefit for Breezy Point Disaster Relief Fund

Food trucks, live music, raffle, free drinks

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Saturday, December 1

1st Annual Denver Santa Speedo Dash

12:30pm – 4pm

Mead St. Station


Don’t worry, there is still time to get on Santa’s good side. Join us on 12/1/12 to give back, do some good, and have a little fun. It’s all part of Denver Santa Speedo Dash!

Here is how it works:
1. Register for Santa Speedo Dash (this is the “give back, do some good” part)
2. Come to Mead St. Station on December 1st @ 12:30pm
3. Get your free shot (this is the start of the “have a little fun” part)
4. Strip down to your Speedo outfit & Santa’s hat and run a mile
5. Come back to Mead St. Station for a free beer, free food and fun.

Dashers must be 21 YEARS OLD to participate

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Wynkoop Parade of Darks

1pm – 4pm


Nights are long, days are cold, winter is nigh; it’s time to put away the fizzy, yellow beers and opt for something a bit heavier. Put down the Pilsner and pick up a porter because you will need a dark beer to warm your core and numb the pain of your relentless relatives this holiday season. Kick-off dark beer season at Wynkoop Brewing Company’s Parade of Darks, a celebration of all beers amber-colored and darker.

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Sketches of Spain

3pm – 5pm

City Wine

Our best Spanish offering ever!

Tapas from Ondo’s Restaurant & Live Spanish Guitar

We have been planning this tasting event for months, and assembling some of the best values in the wine market, here from Spain… we will open 4, to be paired with tapas from Ondo’s and Spanish guitar in the backdrop.

Some of these wines are exclusive and many are limited, don’t miss!

No charge!

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Denver Cutthroats vs. Wichita Thunder

7:05pm – 10pm

Denver Coliseum

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Sunday, December 2

Broncos vs. Tampa Bay

2:05pm – 5pm

Sports Authority Field at Mile High

Avery Holiday Bazaar

3pm – 7pm

Avery’s Barrel-Aging Cellar: 5757 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO

Do your holiday shopping while enjoying delicious beer in Avery’s Barrel-Aging Cellar! Try on handcrafted jewelry from Bead for Life and peruse the many other local, handmade crafts available such as belts, purses, pottery, lazy susans & candle holders made from wine barrels, and much more!

As our holiday gift to you, our Bhakti Chai Brown Ale will be on tap at the bar in the Barrel-Aging Cellar! Featuring brown sugar maltiness, hints of vanilla and nuts, and a holiday dose of organic ginger and fiery spices, this brew will help you finish all your gift-buying in one fell swoop.

Bhakti Chai Brown Ale will be $5.50/pint and a portion of the proceeds of all beer and bazaar items sold will go to Bead for Life, a non-profit that creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty.

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Red Ball

6pm – 11pm

Exdo Events Center

Red Ball is a hip and cutting-edge runway experience to raise awareness for World AIDS Day and to support Denver Colorado AIDS Project.

The event is an ultra-chic signature event of Denver Colorado AIDS Project that blends high-end fashion from a number of local designers, innovative and outrageous hairstyles from over a dozen local salons and exquisite make up artistry to produce an evening of style and flair unlike any other.

A fiery cocktail reception, amazing entertainers, a substantial and compelling silent auction and special guests make this the event to see and be-seen in Denver.

Funds raised at Red Ball support services provided by Denver Colorado AIDS Project and its mission to prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS and provide for those affected by the disease.

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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/illegal_petes Illegal Pete’s

    our offices are in the clocktower. That’s really cool that you posted a photo!