LOCAL EVENTS CALENDAR: NOV 17- DEC 3

November 17

Honeycomb & Co. Centerpiece-making: 6:30-8:30pm. Honeycomb & Co., 2440 W. 44th Ave. We provide all the materials and instruction for the class, and participants take home their creations. We also provide wine and cheese to snack on for the class, and students receive 15% off at the end of the night to shop in the store! honeycombandcompany.com

November 19

Cobbler’s Corner Turns 1: 9AM-8PM. Hours vary. Cobbler’s Corner, 44th and Alcott St. Intrigue Boutique, Honeycomb & Co, and Bacon Social House will be celebrating one year in business! Intrigue and Honeycomb & Co. will be hosting a day-long event with sales, sips, and snacks. Plus, we’ll have pop-up shops from 5 different local vendors along with raffles and giveaways! Free. honeycombandcompany.com

Sunnyside Fall Festival: 9AM-4PM. Denver Bookbinding Company: 1401 W. 47th Ave. Show off your brand or come mingle with your community members and local businesses at this annual festival. Contact Gail at (303) 455-5521 or dbbc@denverbook.com

Family Volunteer Day: 9AM-12:30PM. Fishback Landing, 800 Water St. Bring the family down to help remove debris and preserve the wonderful South Platte River Trail with the Denver Parks and Recreation Department! Please RSVP. Free. (303) 454-3374 or kim.pope@sierraclub.org

Holiday Craft Show: 9AM-3PM. The Blessed Cup at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2100 North Wadsworth Blvd. The Blessed Cup at Bethlehem Lutheran Church is hosting their first annual holiday craft show. Come and join us as we get into the Christmas spirit. This is your chance to get Christmas ideas and do some Christmas shopping from the different vendors, artisans, and crafters. We hope to see you there! Free, donations to Ralston House accepted.  TheBlessedCup@hotmail.com

Used Toy and Book Sale at Valdez Elementary: 10AM-4PM. Valdez Elementary, 2525 W 29th Ave. Get your holiday shopping done early! There will be gently used toys, children’s books, costumes, children’s clothes, baby gear, and also a bake sale. Come out and support the students at Valdez Elementary. Free. 978-549-6485 baldwinagb5@hotmail.com

Sugar Plum Bazaar: 10-7PM. The McNichols Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave. Shop with over 100 of the best local artisans and merchants for the holiday season. Their works will be displayed with charm throughout this historic building. Free. sugaroplumbazaar.com

Beethoven, Brunch and Brownies: 11AM. Highland Events Center, 2945 Julian St. This series is a favorite way for folks in the neighborhood to enjoy top quality chamber music in an informal setting and even has free refreshments at intermission! Music by Beethoven and Bruch featuring strings, piano and clarinet. Great for kids and adults alike. Free, donations accepted. Contact Heller, 303 523 1640

Standing Together with Standing Rock: 1-4PM. Little Man Ice Cream West Colfax, 4415 West Colfax. Join a NW community initiative to raise awareness and funds for tribal land rights and water protection in North Dakota. Water is Life! Learn from those on the ground about the issues. We are building solar panel trailers that we’ll deliver to Standing Rock to help the First Nations standing up for clean water for millions of people and standing against corporate interests. This is a great way to help protect the rights of our native brothers and sisters. To donate towards the building of these solar trailers please go to https://www.gofundme.com/StandingRockSolarTrailers. For information nancy@lightonance.com call 970-306-1259

Pete the Cat Party: 3-4PM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. Pete the Cat’s new book is here and your favorite book store will be hosting a silly party to celebrate! Rumor has it that you can expect a real kitty and some cupcakes. RSVP today. $ 3 per kiddo or free with purchase of book. secondstartotherightbooks.com

Mom’s Night Out- Wine & Shop: 6-8PM. Second Star to the Right Children’s Books, 4353 Tennyson St. Hang out with other moms and treat yourself (and maybe your kiddo) to goods from LulaRoe, Hazel Basil, and more. Giveaways and fun will be plentiful! Free. secondstartotherightbooks.com

The Darling Ravens at Seedstock: 7-9PM. Seedstock Brewery, 3610 W. Colfax Ave. The Darling Ravens will be bringing their hauntingly beautiful voices, fiddles, banjos, and guitars for an evening of dancing and toe-tapping. Grab a beer, snack at the featured food truck, and enjoy this weekend treat. Free. seedstockbrewery.com

November 20

2016 Film Novella & Feature Fest: 11:30AM-10PM. The Bug Theatre, 3654 Navajo St. Join the Emerging Filmmakers Project in watching 14 EFP premiers. Films will be screened in five 90 minute blocks, beginning at noon. $ 10. efpdenver.com

2nd Annual Broncos Corn Hole Tournament: 1-5PM. Hogshead Brewery, 4460 W. 29th Ave. Drink beers for $ 1 off and compete for a half-barrel of bitter. Teams of 2 accepted. $ 40 per team. hogsheadbrewery.com

Holiday Baking Class: 6:30PM. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. Learn to bake the best holiday treats with us! The menu includes: Cranberry Pecan Upside Down Cake, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Amaretto Creme Anglaise, Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with a Gingersnap Crust, Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle, and a Spice Cake with Orange Buttercream Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Ginger. $ 75. stirtolearn.com

November 22

Southwest Rink at Skyline Park: 11AM-7PM. Skyline Park, 16th St. and Arapahoe St. Skyline Park gets a winter make over and becomes your favorite local skate rink through early February. Free, $ 2 skate rental. southwestrink.com

November 2016 HUNI Hour: 5:30-7:30PM. Lola Coastal Mexican, 1575 Boulder St. Head to the BeLOLA room to mingle with neighbors and merchants over an evening of free appetizers and drink specials. Bring donations for Bienvenidos Food Bank! Free. denverhighland.org

November 23

Wednesday Uncorked: 6-10PM. Bonacquisti Wine, 4640 Pecos St. Join us for the annual Rhymes with Wine event with Reverb and the Verse, a bouncy and rhythmic group. Admission is free with purchase of wine and/or food. Free. bonacquistiwine.com

Thanksgiving Burlesque Show: 8PM. Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. Spice up your day of feasting with Naughty Pierre’s holiday-themed burlesque show. Arrive by 7:45PM to be seated on time! $ 25-35. lannies.com

November 24

Sloan’s Lake Turkey Trot: 9-10:30AM. Sloan Lake, Sheridan Blvd. and W. 17th Ave. Bring your family and your pet to the lake for a lap around the lake before you begin your Thanksgiving feasting. Non-perishable food donations for Bienvenidos Food Bank and Colorado’s Pet Pantry will be accepted. Free. denvergov.org

November 25

Downtown Denver Grand Illumination: 6PM. City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St. Watch Downtown Denver brighten up with holiday lights, from Union Station to Capitol Hill. The Light Exhibition runs through the end of December. Free. denver.org

Holiday Comedy Improv- Revenge of the Misfit Toys: 8PM. Lannie’s CLocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St. Rethink your holiday favorites with Denver’s best comedy group, The Queerbots. This is an 18+ event. Doors open at 7PM. $ 25. lannies.com

November 26

Breakfast with Santa: 7:30-10:30AM. Midwestern Saloon, 3961 Tennyson St.  Start Small Business Saturday off with a yummy breakfast with the jolly Man himself, Santa. Choose from pancakes or French toast and scrambled eggs, bacon and a kids drink. An adult brunch/drinks menu will also be available for all the parents out there! Santa will be able to take some photos as well in front of the fireplace, so bring the camera! $ 7 Kids, Varies for Adults. eventbrite.com

Horseshoe Holiday Market: 10AM-4PM. November 26th and 27th. Highlands Masonic Temple, 3550 Federal Blvd. Denver’s premier handmade holiday market! Over 85 local makers, artists, designers, jewelers, specialty food vendors, vintage vendors, and more! Do all of your holiday shopping here while supporting all things local. Live music, gift-wrapping and more! Free. http://www.horseshoemarket.com.

Small Business Saturday on Tennyson: 10AM-7PM. Tennyson Street, Denver. Get those last minute gifts and eat a meal at your favorite Denver business on Tennyson St. Plus, have breakfast with Santa from 7:30-10:30AM at the Midwestern Saloon and gather for the annual tree lighting at Ceasar Chavez Park from 4-6PM. Free. TBBADenver.org

Cobbler’s Corner Small Business Saturday & Scavenger Hunt: 10AM-7PM. Cobbler’s Corner, 44th Ave. and Alcott St. Every business at Cobbler’s will have awesome sales and promotions for Small Business Saturday! Plus, we’ll each have “passports” for shoppers to take to all of the businesses. Once shoppers have stamps from each business, they can turn in their passport and be entered to win a raffle prize featuring fantastic give-aways! Free. honeycombandcompany.com

Holiday Wines & Festive Cheeses: 7PM. Cheese + Provisions, 2432 W. 44th St. Join us for a holiday-inspired cheese and wine pairing class.  We’ll taste holiday wines, everything from food-friendly wines to sparklers to dessert wines.  And then we’ll explore what cheeses pair with them. $ 50. nightout.com

Canvas Painting for Grades K-5: 2-3PM. Smiley Branch Library, 4501 W. 46th Ave. Come create art and meet some new friends! Sign up in advance. Call today for more details! Free. (720) 865-0260

TBBA 2nd Annual Tree Lighting: 4-6PM. Cesar Chavez Park, 4131 Tennyson St. There will be tents set up with a hot chocolate bar, Santa will be there, a cookie decorating station, kids activities and carolers! Tree lighting will start at 5PM. Free. tbbadenver.org

Holiday Lights Celebration: 5:30PM. Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St. Join LoHi for this annual celebration. Little Man Ice Cream will be hosting a tree lighting, photos with Santa, and horse drawn carriage rides around the neighborhood. Hot Cocoa and other treats will be provided. Free. littlemanicecream.com

November 27

Brewhouse Yoga with Mary Susan: 11AM-12PM. Factotum Brewhouse, 3845 Lipan St. Start your day with a brew and a morning session of yoga. Beer is included. Buy your ticket today! $ 15. factotumbrewhouse.com

Heart of the Highlands Tree Lighting: 7PM. Highland United Methodist Church parking lot, 32nd & Osceola. Annual community tree lighting that celebrates the season of giving. Christmas carols, hot drinks and sweet treats, and pick your tag for the Christmas gift drive.

December 1

Collaborative School Committee Meeting: 4-6PM. Brown International Academy, 2550 Lowell Blvd. Join us for our monthly meeting to discuss academic concerns, ideas, and questions facing your local school community. Free. brown.dpsk.12.org

Holiday Lighting Party: 8PM. Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Pkwy. View the downtown Denver lights from our balcony, visit the new Red Chair Bookshop, enjoy cookie decorating, and eat some holiday goodies! Free, please RSVP. friends@denverlibrary.org

Local Karaoke with Bella Scratch: 8:30-11:30PM. Local 46, 4586 Tennyson St. Offering a stage, great drinks and a super down to earth crowd every Thursday. Get there early to sing more songs! Can’t wait to see your face in the place! Free. local46bar.com

December 2

Acoustic Eidolon “A Tree Finds Its Voice” CD Release Concerts: 7:30PM. December 2nd and 3rd. Rialto Theater, 228 E. Fourth St. AE’s Concert features a matching guitar and cello, built from the same wood! These 2 instruments were used to write and record many of the songs on AE’s new CD, “A Tree Finds It’s Voice”, which features new originals and some surprising new cover tunes. $ 20 adult, $ 15 senior/student. (970) 962-2120 or Roberta.Cox@cityofloveland.org

The Motown Legends Revue- Songs and Stories of Detroit City: 8PM. Ron Ivory and The Tones will perform their high energy show paying homage to Berry Gordy’s infamous Motown. Doors open at 7PM. $ 30. lannies.com

December 3

St. Dominic’s Mercado Arts & Crafts Fair: 8AM-6PM. St. Dominic’s Parish Hall, 2905 Federal Blvd. Christmas gifts and decorations, homemade jams by “Nun Other” than the Dominican Sisters, fair trade coffee and chocolate, homemade tamales by Grupo Esperanza. Free. www.stdominicdenver.org

Denver North Chess Invitational: 8:30AM. North High School, 2960 Speer Blvd. Calling all Chess Players in grades K-12! Register today. Invitational will include a team competition for all schools with 5 or more players. Learn more and register online. $ 5 if submitted by November 30; and limited on-site registration is $ 10. http://smartplacescolorado.com/tournaments/.

Holiday Champagne Brunch Cooking Class: 11AM. Stir Cooking School, 3215 Zuni St. Learn to cook up a holiday brunch fit for a queen. The menu includes: Herbed Goat Cheese and Smoked Salmon Crostini, Sausage and Zucchini Quiche, Baked Eggs with Applewood Smoked Bacon and Spinach in a Tomato Parmesan Sauce, Mini Pear Pancakes, Chocolate and Dried Cherry Scones and a Champagne Toast. $ 75. stirtolearn.com

Holiday Scratch and Sip: 1-4PM. Rykers Cellars, 4640 Pecos St. Unit G. Enjoy beer, dog training workshops, and pups and people to mix and mingle with. Free. canismajortraining.com

Santa Visits Cobbler’s Corner: 1-4PM. Cobbler’s Corner, 44th and Alcott St. Parents can bring their kiddos to get their pictures with Santa in the Cobbler’s Corner Courtyard. (Santa will be in Rhizome Apothecary as a backup should the weather not cooperate) We’ll have complimentary hot cocoa and apple cider to drink while they wait to see Santa! Free. honeycombandcompany.com

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