Monday, April 16, 7 p.m.
Mutiny Information Cafe
Open mics are wellsprings of inspiration and laboratories for failure. No matter what sort of performer takes the stage, audiences can witness both the purity of extemporaneous creation as well as the widespread heartbreak that occurs when a performer's ambitions exceed their talents. Mutiny Information Cafe's Magic Open Mic Night is unlike anything else in the city. At 7 p.m. on April 16, you can see the city's best magicians hone their skills, try out their newest tricks and dabble in the dark arts. Find more details on Mutiny's Facebook events page.
Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
While Game of Thrones won't return to HBO airwaves until 2018 — and George R.R. Martin is more likely to hatch dragon triplets than ever complete his A Song of Fire and Ice series — fans can still test their mettle at BookBar's GOT edition of Literary Trivia Night on April 17. If you know your Qartheen from your Dothraki, and have a workable knowledge of Westerosi house lineage — or can merely elect a champion who does — a place on the Iron Throne as Ruler of Nerds awaits. Hosted by trivia master Michael Wray, the night's questions will hew to the canon set forth in Martin's books, including characters, plot lines and settings not included in the show. Visit BookBar's events page to learn more.
The Laugh Night on Earth
Wednesday, April 18, 8 p.m.
Bringing cinema fans and comedy nerds together is a specialty of the Alamo Drafthouse, and it's been a boon for Denver's comedians and audiences alike. Hosted and curated by hardworking comic and Phone It In Film Festival producer Zac Maas, the Laugh Night on Earth is a monthly standup showcase at Barfly, the box office-adjacent lounge at Alamo Drafthouse Sloan's Lake. Maas has assembled a particularly fine lineup for the April 18 show, which includes a trio of local favorites, including Katie Bowman, Derrick Stroup and headliner Al Jackson. Admission is free, but seating is limited; we recommend arriving early. Find more details on Barfly's Facebook events page.