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

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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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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