Hard to believe this is the last weekend in January, but it's true — so let's make this one memorable. There are almost too many laughs to be had, social movements to join and, of course, beer to drink. Check the Westword calendar for even more fun.
Right to Rest Fest 2017
Colorado State Capitol
2 p.m. Friday, free
Support those whose rights are infringed upon every day. For the folks whose voices are not heard, we have organizations like Denver Homeless Out Loud fighting to get a proper bill of rights drafted for the less fortunate. To celebrate the cause, there will be live bands, food, art and presentations about the group's mission. Let's get our community together in harmony for all.
Fire Arts Festival
The Riverwalk Center
5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, free
Fire is just plain badass. The color, the heat, the danger, the beauty — it's a powerful force to be reckoned with, and some folks have mastered how to harvest it. Take a trip up the hill sometime this weekend for statues ablaze, dancers aglow, music to match, and projects to take home with you.
Sexpot Comedy Presents: The Nerd Roast All Stars
Comedy RoomRoom at El Charrito
7 p.m. Friday, free
These nerds have been at it for a year now, so let's play the highlight reel Friday night. Cody Spyker brings her rendition of dragon mom Daenerys Targaryen, while Mitch Jones brings the force in the form of Luke Skywalker. Dumbledore, Mario, Spock and many more will make an appearance. It's a nerd celebration, so wave your wand and get down here.
Get Awesome Party
Lost Lake Lounge
7 p.m. Friday, $5-$10
For hip-hop heads who also get down on the white stuff, we've got a snow-bro party over on East Colfax for you. Kind Dub Music, Qbala Music, Full Metal and more bring jams. We're hoping there will be some product given out as well. Get your tickets here.
Read on for more things to do this weekend.
Propaganda! Featuring Adam Cayton-Holland
The Soiled Dove Underground
8 p.m. Friday, $10
The Underground has a local all-star comedy lineup Friday night. Nathan Lund, Rachel Weeks and Ian Douglas Terry will hold down the stage until it's time for us to be blessed with the hilarity of Adam Cayton-Holland. Eric Henderson hosts the party, so come on through.
Denver7 New Year New You Expo
10 a.m. Saturday, free
They say it's best to wait a while into the new year to accomplish your resolutions, so it's perfect timing to explore new options in health, wellness, beauty, culture, finance, home improvement and more. Treat yourself to a complimentary chair massage or seven-minute makeover. Lace Morris of The Bachelor fame will be on hand as well.
Road to the American Woman
Shine Restaurant & Gathering Place
11:30 a.m. Saturday, donations
Alyssandra Nighswonger and Nicolassa Galvez are on a three-week cross-country trip, collecting stories from women for a documentary about what it means to be a woman in this country. It's empowering, inclusive, important and really fun. Join the group to share your stories about what it means to be a strong woman in the United States. You can also follow their journey on their blog and check out the event happening in Denver if you can't make it to Boulder.
Comedy Saved the Video Star
Mutiny Information Cafe
10 p.m. Saturday, free
A mashup night of comedy and music, because that stuff just goes together. Silas Coursón, Aaron Maslow,
Mara Wiles and Adam Cayton-Holland will share some jokes and their favorite music videos, so we can discuss what makes them so special. It's a throwback to the TRL days, so you have to check it out.
Sunday School for Atheists: Resistance and Revolution
11 a.m. Sunday, free
Resistance is a hot topic, given our political climate, and there are fierce debates about how to resist properly, which gives us something to talk about. Welcome civil-resistance scholar Erica Chenoweth, and people who have participated in recent demonstrations, including Standing Rock and the Occupy movement. If you want to make a difference in this world, today's event would be a good place to think about how to do that.
Girls! Girls! Girls!
7 p.m. Sunday, $10
Wrap up your weekend with giggles delivered by Nancy Norton, Stephanie McHugh, Janae Burris and headliner Nora Lynch. This all-ladies lineup is the perfect way to laugh your way back into the work week.