Put On Your Red Shoes: Where To Mourn David Bowie in Denver

The death of David Bowie last Sunday night has inspired a glittery torrent of online appreciations and remembrances. Facebook quickly became the venue where we could face the strange change of a world without the cultural icon, but once we've finished reading the heartfelt reflections and ogling old photos of Bowie and Iman—isn't it time for us to retouch our makeup and dance?

Below are a few Bowie celebrations that have been announced. We'll update this post if we find out about others as well.

Friday, January 15

Lipgloss, A Tribute to David Bowie at Bar Standard
The long-running weekly dance night will play Bowie and Bowie-influenced music in the mix, featuring Lipgloss DJs Hollow and Tower, with guest DJ Rockstar Aaron. An earthly bonus: Free PBR from 9 to 10 p.m.
Bar Standard, 9 p.m., 1037 Broadway, 303-832-8628.

Night Bazaar Denver's David Bowie Party
Both Friday and Saturday nights, the Big Wonderful's night market will include a Bowie-themed dance party along with its storefront offerings.
Night Bazaar, 5 p.m.-12 a.m., 2450 Larimer Street, 

Saturday, January 16

SPACEBOY, a MIXTAPE Tribute to David Bowie at Milk Bar
DJ Slave1 and DJ Hollow will spin tunes spanning Bowie's varied career, as well as other songs from the '80s and '90s.
Milk Bar, 9 p.m., alley entrance behind 1037 Broadway, 303-534-0222.

Tuesday, January 19

The Squeaky Bean

The Squeaky Bean has a tradition of building shrines to departed icons and it has now created an entire menu of cocktails honoring Bowie, including "Ziggy Stardust," which includes mescal, Aperol, Cocchi Americano, and dehydrated Campari "stardust." On Tuesday, the restaurant will launch the menu with a celebration, at which they invite patrons to "express their 'inner Bowie.'"
The Squeaky Bean, 4 p.m., 1500 Wynkoop Street, #101, 303-623-2665.

Friday, February 12


Next month, Pearl's will host an event featuring live music, art and performance, though the lineup has not yet been announced. Patrons are invited to wear Bowie-inspired fashion for giveaways.
Pearl's, 9 p.m., 608 East 13th Ave, (303) 860-4516.
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Lindsey Bartlett is a writer, photographer, artist, Denver native and weed-snob. Her work has been published in Vanity Fair, High Times and Leafly, to name a few.
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Katie Moulton is a former Westword music editor. She's written about culture for alt-weeklies since 2009 and has also worked as a venue manager, radio DJ/producer and festival organizer. Her go-to karaoke jams are "Flagpole Sitta," by Harvey Danger, or "Ride Wit Me," by Nelly, which tells you a lot.
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