The Super Bowl will soak up most of the shine on Sunday, and to that, we say Go Broncos! But there are plenty of other ways to have fun as well that don't involve football. This weekend we're cheering on puppies, having some giggles and dancing to the beat of various drums. For even more events, smash that Westword calendar button.
First Friday Chinese New Year at Tracks (6 p.m. Friday, $5-$7) The Babes Around Denver parties at Tracks always go above and beyond, and this months installment has something for everyone. Get there for easy-going beats and wine tasting. Live dancing will be performed by the Wicked Little Girls, but you can show off your own moves to many different kinds of music in different rooms all night long. There will also be a food truck on hand to provide a little grease to soak up the booze.
Final Episode of Governor Jack Watches You Sleepat Voodoo Comedy Playhouse (8 p.m. Friday, $10) Governor Jack has played on for three years, but tonight they're hanging it up so that they can begin working on some new shows. So, catch the last interview and improv show with the golden boy of Omaha, Dylan Rohde, tonight. Stick around for the super secret premier of one of the new show they're working on for free. Get your $10 tickets here.
Artist Discussion with Joel Swanson at Museum of Outdoor Arts (2 p.m. Saturday, free)
Technology grows by leaps and bounds every day, and art is always looking to do the same thing. Joel Swanson is keeping his feet in both worlds by using 3D printing technology. You can see his installations on display in thePolysemic exhibit, and today you can have a chat with him as well. The light rail will drop you right where you need to be, so go find out how he uses future tools for art today.
Mile High Soul Club at Syntax Physic Opera (9 p.m. Saturday, $5)
They do this once a month because it keeps things funky. Call up the squad and then popcorn or mashed-potato your way down to south Broadway. Special guest DJ Reed Wolf, of SpeedWolf fame, will spin the vinyl just as good as he sings the rock-n-roll.
Huddle Up at History Colorado Center (10 a.m. Sunday, free) Before the game, get into the Broncos spirit by taking some very historic selfies. Admission to the museum is free if you wear your orange gear. Try on a replica of the Barrel Mans barrel, sit in an original seat from Mile High Stadium and share your memories on the atrium wall. Don't forget to take a photo with the giant buffalo outside while he's wearing his team jersey. And if you're not into football, you can still get into the museum for free.
Puppy Bowl XII at Denver Metro Area (1 p.m. Sunday, free)
The Denver Broncos aren't the only hometown stars taking the field today. Support puppies from the Denver Dumb Friends League who will tug, fetch and adore themselves around the field, along with pups from all over the country. Riley the Dachshund and poodle mixes Moose and Ollie have been drafted from Denver to take part in today's big game. Make up some nachos, turn on the Animal Planet channel and root them on.
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