The wild holiday weekends are in the past, but that doesn't mean we're not going to turn it out through January. Here, you can find art shows, camping and anniversaries over the next couple of days. Drop us a comment if you know of anything we missed for this list and check out the Westword calendar for even more events.
Colorado #WinterTribeMeetup at Brainard Lake Recreation Area (11 a.m. Friday, free) Live life to the fullest this weekend by spending it outdoors. Meet up with a bunch of outdoor enthusiasts and Instagram aficionados for an overnight of swapping stories and snapping pics. @moonmountainman and @rebornbyadventure host the trip where you can learn to winter camp with the experts, build snow caves, drink hot chocolate and meet new friends. You have to bring your own gear, so click here and find out how to sign up, a schedule of events and more.
Just Another New Years: A Burners Boutique First Friday Event on 2nd Friday at Burners Boutique & Costume Consignment (7 p.m. Friday, $10)
Keep 2016 weird by stopping by the costume shop for a double-up New Year's party. Bring the noise makers and party hats from last weekend to do it all over again. Lot's of fun to go around with burlesque performances, dancing and sex positivity. Try to bring $10 to help out the shop or bring some old funky clothes or accessories to donate to the boutique.
Video Dialogue: Devon Dikeou at Dikeou Collective (7 p.m. Friday, free) The Dikeou Collection presents the sixth installment of an interesting exhibition where the media of film is used to explore the art in the collection. Tonight we explore Devon Dikeou's installation, Not Quite Mrs de Menil's Liquor Cabinet, which weaves moving images to express the feelings of leisure, pleasure, and debauchery. Should be delightfully sinful; light refreshments will be served.
10th Anniversary Party at 3 Kings Tavern (7 p.m. Friday, free) It's always nice to see local businesses prosper, but it's even nicer when the consumer wins because of it. Come to this party to see various acts on stage, mostly members of the staff, including burlesque and having a good time in general. Check out the mini art show in the basement. Rumor has it, the OG three kings might tend a little bar too.
Sunday Paperat DATELINE (8 p.m. Friday, free) This art show is so hardcore that the artists even made their own paper to display the work. A bunch of artists, including 100 Colorado Creatives like Molly Bounds, Theresa Anderson and many more, started hanging out on Sunday afternoons making paper out of recycled scraps. With each person taking pages from the reconstructed papyrus, the works exhibited at DATELINE were born. See a real community collective art show tonight with vastly differently styles riding the same wave. Montbello and Green Valley Ranch Stompin' Ground Games at African Grill and Bar-Green Valley Ranch (1 p.m. Saturday, $5 donation)
I really hope everyone has been following this series all over town in hopes of finding out which neighborhood will wear the crown of the town. We go east this month to Green Valley Ranch and sample free African food. They've wrangled up local living legends to tell stories of the area, and some of the best poets to punctuate what's so special about the historical space. Try to bring a donation if you can, or bring in some old community memorabilia for the historical society to document. Explore what makes this district so unique.
AMAZiNEat Station (6 p.m. Saturday, free) You know you live in a cool town when the 'zine culture is thriving. This weekend, celebrate the movement at Station by stopping by this group art show and 'zine swap. Bring copies of the stuff you've been working on, or just come enjoy what others have been up to. The show features creators like Plaant, Gary Muller, Javon The Unique and many more. Station will pour out free drinks to the adults as well.
Jack Jensen at Cabal Enterprises (6 p.m. Saturday, free) If you've spent any time at the bars and coffee shops on south Broadway, you've no doubt seen a legendary Jack Jensen painting. Don't be late to this exhibit to shake hands with the pompadoured brush master and grab a limited-edition screen print from the man himself. His images, punctuated with words are sure to put a smile on your face so get down there. Beverages provided by Ska Brewing.
12-Hour Write-a-Thon at Lighthouse Writers Workshop (8 a.m. Sunday, free) The year is fresh, so get that novel you've always wanted to write underway. For twelve hours straight, take the opportunity to blaze on the keyboard, try yoga for writers, eat good food and bounce ideas off of like-minded folks. Start working on that manuscript, do a stretch, take a walk, eat pizza, drink wine all in the name of writing. Help the party out and bring a dish for the pot-luck if you can too. Send them an email here with your name and genre.
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