9 Things to do in Denver This Weekend, That Don't Totally Suck

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By 99.5 The Mountain

Two red and yellow-ish teams are gonna throw a ball around on Sunday, but what do you have planned for the rest of the weekend? Don't let it go to waste, here are some suggestions for (mostly) non-football fun!


Old Fashioned cocktail ClassFreeIt seems like all the cool kids are ordering and Old Fashioned these days. Yes, it is an Old FashionED, not an Old Fashion. Get it right, or get out. Thanks to this hands on how-to from a master mixologist, you’ll be able to make the best Old Fashioned in town at the High Lonesome (Northside). RSVP ASAP, because space is limited!Grab a glass here!
Dodgeball Happy Hour$15The perfect opportunity to show off how well you can dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge. Titanium Fitness in Edgewater is bring back their dodgeball happy hour and giving us all a chance to relive some middle school trauma. At least this time the pain of taking a ball to the face will be numbed by beers. Oh yeah, beer is included!Ready, set, dodge! (tickets)
Bon Jovi, Journey, The Scorpions, and Whitesnake DJ Tribute$15The 80's were amazing. The ultimate era of the power ballad. The effing best, gravity-defying hair. Relive your hair band glory days at the Buffalo Rose in Golden on Friday night. They've done this party twice before, and it's totally sold out! Now, a bigger venue means a bigger dance party. Gt out your leather pants (if they still fit) and get ready to rock!Get a ticket here


Super Circuit SaturdayFREEWe had to include one fitness event! Come on, you'll probably be sitting still all day on Sunday, make up for it with a sweat Saturday! Join KS 107.5 at Crunch Fitness on Arapahoe at 9:45. Not only will you get a killer workout in, you'll all get al; the inspiration and motivation you need to crush the rest of the weekend.More info here.
Hop on the Beer Bus$5Aurora is home to a ton of great breweries, and on Saturday, you can tour them all (maybe not all…)! Comrade Brewing, Dry Dock Brewing, Copper Kettle Brewing and Launch Pad Brewery are all stops on the Beer Bus Loop. For five bucks, it’s a tough tour to pass up, and you can ride the bus in circles all day if you want. (But why would you want?)More info here!
Travel Expo 2020$8If you're planning a big trip this year, the Travel Expo is a great place to start. Consult experts, and get some really valuable travel tips and tricks. Maybe you haven't decided on a location yet, and that's ok! The pros at the expo can help you plan your escape, wherever it is you're off to.Begin your journey here.
Big Girl Pants Comedy ShowFreeIf you aren’t already aware of Denver’s incredible comedy scene, well, I dunno, become aware! It’s awesome! A slew of crazy talented comedians live here, and you can see some of them, for free, while sipping beers in Sunnyside. This show is part game show, part stand up, and all funny.More info here.
The Office vs. Parks and Rec Trivia$5If you believe the most important things in life are friends, waffles, and work, boy oh boy have we got an event for you! Two of NBC's most beloved comedies (sorry Friends) face off in this ultimate sitcom trivia night. Whether you're a Scanton native, or you're a firm believer in the awfulness of Eagleton, you can round up a team and play for some excellent prizes at Rock Steady on Saturday night. Maybe you'll go home with a bushiest beaver Dundie, lucky you!Tickets here.



FOOTBALL PARTIES:There are a bunch, so we’ll just list a few of the good ones here (links included!)

Denver Misfits party at the Watering Bowl - supports local rugby teamsAll day Happy Hour at MAS KOS on TennysonA Buffet of "Denver's Best Wings" at the Piper InnSportsballfest at Bierstadt Lagerhaus (all you can eat and drink)Game Day at the Ship Tavern OR Game Day Spa Escape at the Brown Palace