This is the last weekend before Thanksgiving. Before you know it, every weekend will be filled with holiday shopping, and catching up with family and friends. So take this time to save some dough and partake in everything from practicing your downward dog, meeting a hero of the comic book scene or getting your pants scared off. Don't forget the Westword calendar has a complete listing of events around town. And by all means tell us about ones we missed in the comments section below.
The Denver Moth StorySLAM at Swallow Hill Music Hall (Friday, $10) The point of the event is to get as many people together to tell a five minute story. Show up early, put your name in a hat and if it's chosen, it's your time to shine. We're talking about scars this month people, so scrape up your gnarliest memories.
Anyone who cares about abstract expressionism should come to this film and discussion. Even if you know nothing about the subject matter, go learn something. Sound smart at the turkey table rifling off about Adolph Gottlieb's blobs.
Roller Rave at EXDO Event Center (Friday, $5) Twenty years ago you could sneak up to RiNo if you knew where to go and rave, bro. But the neighborhood has changed. Tonight, head to EXDO to enjoy a legal rave, on some roller skates. Show up before 10 p.m. and get in free.
Denver Christkindl Market at Skyline Park (Friday-Sunday, free) This is a German holiday market in the heart of downtown that is designed to get you in that holiday spirit. Buy some handcrafted ornaments, drink some beer and polka your buns off. Check out the entertainment schedule here.
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Flow n' Joe at lululemon athletica Denver (Saturday, free) You could spend an hour and a half waiting around in the cold to eat some crepes at a brunch spot, or you could get some free coffee and practice your vinyasas and then eat lunch at a normal hour. They'll even give you a mat, so you don't have to advertise where you're going. 20 Horror Plays in 60 Minutes at Bakery Arts Warehouse (Saturday, $10) The Pandemic Collective is finally ready to debut its theater program, and they're doing it in a large way. Allow award-winning Denver playwrights Tami Canaday, Ellen Graham and others to infect you with an twenty horror acts in a mere hour. The night includes libations and announcements about the upcoming season. Get your tickets here.
Damak to Denver: A Picture Me Here Project at Colorado Photographic Arts Center (Saturday, free) Picture Me Here is a wonderful organization that teaches refugees how to express themselves through photography. Last spring, the organizers traveled to a refugee camp in Nepal to teach youth scheduled to relocate in Colorado the art of digital storytelling. Check out the show with photos from the youth documenting their incredible journey and get stories from behind the scenes.
Cowtown Comics Fest 2014 at Morey Middle School (Sunday, free) The comic scene in Denver is strong, and there are always events going on that promote the art of its artists. Get a taste what people around town are up to in the world of zines, printmaking and comics. You might just leave with a new hobby.
Thanksgiving Market at Broken Shovels Farm (Sunday, free) If it's your turn to host the in-laws for Thanksgiving, wow them with locally-grown products from the Broken Shovels Farm. The fire will be blazing at Broken Shovels today, where you can get yourself a free grilled cheese and jam sandwich, fresh from source. Pre-order your holiday pies today and pick them up at the event.
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Root Hog or Die Denver Screening at Kilgore Used Books and Comics (Sunday,free) Legendary minicomic artist John Porcellino, creator of King-Cat Comics and Stories will be in attendance for the Denver premier of his documentary. Join him afterward for a question-and-answer session