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Thanksgiving Eve in Denver: Where to go, what to do on the year's second biggest party night

Markus Schulz will be throwing down again this year for Thanksgiving Eve
Markus Schulz will be throwing down again this year for Thanksgiving Eve
Britt Chester

While Thanksgiving and Black Friday steal all the headlines, the holiday that's really worth celebrating this week is Thanksgiving Eve, the biggest party night of the year next to New Year's Eve. It's the ultimate ruse: You can go way too hard raging all night with your old friends -- who, oddly, all happen to be back in town -- and the next day you can either hair-of-the-dog it, chugging a box of wine with Grandma, or you can sleep the whole thing off on the couch and blame it on the tryptophan. See? Told ya. Perfect! With that in mind, we've put together a comprehensive list of all the music, good times and inevitable debauchery that awaits you tomorrow night. Keep reading to see what's good, and, as always, feel free to chime in if we happened to miss anything.

See also:

- Seven reasons to give thanks on Thanksgiving Eve

- The ten best concerts of the week: Nov. 19-23

- The five best jazz shows in Denver this month

Thanksgiving Eve in Denver: Where to go, what to do on the year's second biggest party night
Eric Gruneisen

BEAUTY BAR

608 E. 13th Avenue

King Britt. No cover, thanks to Skyy Vodka, Jim Beam and Red Bull. 21+. (720-542-8024)

BETA

1909 Blake Street

New Boyz, Pries, M!nt, DJ Bedz, and Myke Charles. 18+, $20, doors open at 9 p.m. (303-383-1909)

BLUEBIRD THEATER

3317 E. Colfax Avenue

Archnemesis with Ill-Mannered and Dynohunter at the Bluebird Theater. Doors at 8:00 p.m., $18 advance tickets, $20 at door, 16+ show. (303-377-1666)

CASSELMAN'S BAR & VENUE

2620 Walnut Street

EC Twins with support from DJ Travis Bickle and DJ AlreadySweaty. Drink specials include $1 jungle juice and PBRs, and there will also be live piercing, tattooing, go-go dancers and much more entertainment. $10 advance tickets, $15 at the door, 18+, doors at 8 p.m. (720-242-8923)

CERVANTE'S MASTERPIECE BALLROOM

2637 Welton Street

Wick-It The Instigator with Unlimited Gravity vs. Project Aspect, Samples, Mikey Thunder, Mile High Sound Orchestra & Proper Motion. This show is free unless you are under 21, in which case it'll run ya $10. Doors open at 8 p.m. (303-297-1772)

CONTINENTAL ROOM & LOUNGE

6635 E. Evans Avenue

Reckless Red. No cover. (303-759-5536)

THE CHURCH

1160 Lincoln Street

Markus Schulz. Doors open at 9 p.m., $25-$40. (303-832-2383)

Thanksgiving Eve in Denver: Where to go, what to do on the year's second biggest party night

CITY HALL

1144 Broadway

Trap-A-Holics, Ishe, Vinnie Maniscalco, Filthy Disco, The Digital Connection, Seth Abrumz and KSMASH for free. Doors open at 9:00 p.m., free cover for 21+, $10 for 18+. (303-832-8628)

CLUB VINYL

1082 Broadway

Wasted Wednesday: Glow stick party (electro, moombahton, moombacre, nu house). 18+, $5-$20. (303-860-8469)

FUNKY BUDDHA LOUNGE

776 Lincoln Street

Second Annual Brown Sugar pre-Thanksgiving Celebration with KDJ Above and DJ SD, plus live performance by Big Wheel Electro Soul. 21+, Free. (303-832-5075)

THE GRIZZLY ROSE

5450 N. Valley Highway

Jason Eady. 18+, doors 6 p.m., $10. (303-295-1330)

HERMAN'S HIDEAWAY

1578 S. Broadway

High Features, Bianca Mikahn, Dragon E, XSavior, and Deon Wilson. $2-$4, doors at 7 p.m., 21+. (303-777-2535)

HI-DIVE

7 S. Broadway

Flashbulb Fires, A Mouthful of Thunder and Navy. $5, doors at 8 p.m., 21+. (720-570-4500)

HOWL AT THE MOON

1735 19th Street

Howl at the Moon's Thanksgiving Eve Bash! Dueling pianos all night long. Doors open at 7 p.m. with $15 Bottomless Cup (online only! $20 at the door) until midnight, and enjoy $4 Fireball Shots. (303-291-0880)

Thanksgiving Eve in Denver: Where to go, what to do on the year's second biggest party night

LARIMER LOUNGE

2721 Larimer Street

Drainbabies with My Black Cloud, The Hacks, and Party Like Thieves. 21+, $8, doors at 7 p.m. (303-291-1007)

THE LIVING ROOM

1055 Broadway

DJ Max Renn. 21+, free. (303-339-6636)

MARQUIS THEATER

2009 Larimer Street

Earth with Stebmo and the Kevin Costner Suicide Pact, all ages, $12-$14, 8 p.m. (303-292-0805)

MEADOWLARK

2701 Larimer Street

Option4, Bedrockk (DJ set), Dawn Safari, and RUMTUM, 21+, $5, November 21. (303-293-0251)

NORAD DANCE BAR

821 22nd Street

Gimme What You Got with Diluzional. 21+. (303-297-7884)

OGDEN THEATRE

935 E. Colfax Avenue

Polytoxic's The Last Waltz Revisited, 16+, doors 8:00 p.m., $25. (303-832-1874)

ORIENTAL THEATER

4335 w. 44th Avenue

Gypsy Soul, a tribute to Jimi Hendrix & Band of Gypsys featuring Dewey, Emellio, Chris Harris, Mitch Chmara, DJ Difrent, with the Cutthroat Drifters & the Late Train, vocal performances by Dae Dai, Lady Emerald, Byron Jonez, Mr Midas, Lord of Word, c1 and Bumpy Chill. 18+ (bar with ID), 9 p.m., $10 (720-420-0030)

Thanksgiving Eve in Denver: Where to go, what to do on the year's second biggest party night
Eric Gruneisen

PARAMOUNT THEATRE

1621 Glenarm Place

Australian Pink Floyd. $45-$50, doors at 8 p.m. (303-623-0106)

QUIXOTE'S TRUE BLUE

314 E. 14TH

Steal Your Face with members of Shakedown Street and American Beauty. All ages (bar with ID), $10, 7 p.m.

THE ROXY THEATRE

2549 Welton Street

Mr Zipperface CD release show, with Scum, Smallz One, Insane Poetry, Dejangles, Hex Rated, TWGW, Rhayne, BVK, Genocide, Kraziak, Dylan Da Maniac, Gorehop Queen and more. All ages, $7 (includes new Scum CD). (720-242-9782)

3 KINGS TAVERN

60 S. Broadway

Boldtype's ten year anniversary with Dead Ringer, Allout Helter, Red Stinger, and King Rat.

THE TOAD TAVERN

5302 S. Federal Circle

Pre-Thanksgiving Bash with Bobby Miller Band, Zobomaze, Saturn Soul Revival. 21+, $5 ($3 with ticket), 8 p.m. (303-795-6877)

TRACKS

3500 Walnut Street

Throwback with DJ Markie and DJs from the original Tracks 2000. 21+, 9 p.m., free drinks from 9-10 p.m. $5 after 10 p.m. (303-863-7326)

THE WALNUT ROOM

3131 Walnut Street

Grant Sabin, with Mike Clark & the Sugar Sounds and Joe Johnson. 21+, 7 p.m., $5.00. (303-292-1700)