In addition to the battery-operated assortment, we adults do love our toys.
Around the newsroom, I see Star Wars figurines, bobble heads, plush mascots, my My Little Pony, wind-up friends, garden gnomes and comic book heroes.
Then in comes New York's Kidrobot, plopping down in our fair town to plant its headquarters on Pearl Street. We feel special.
The creator of designer toys (and artist-created toys) like the Dunny and Munny, is having a special edition release party at Next Gallery, 3659 Navajo St., Denver, tonight from 6-9 p.m. as part of A Playdate with Kidrobot.
For those in the "no," Kidrobot's collector toys hold some hefty value, so go check ou the new toy tonight. Next Gallery, just north of Denver's Highland district, is also hosting the exhibit, Truth Or Dare: Folklore & Mythologies, featuring local artists.
Info: Truth Or Dare: Folklore & Mythologies runs through April 14; nextartgallerydenver.com; 303-433-4933; free
Hey there, fancy plants
Mercury Café, 2199 California St., Denver, is celebrating the second annual Fancy Plants Vegan Prom Saturday at 8 p.m., hosted by Plants & Animals Denver and Vegan Coloradical.
There will be vegan tapas, a cash bar, prom photo ops, giveaways from Earth Balance, Fancy Tiger, Ironwood, Herbivore Clothing, Watercourse/City O City and a whole lotta dancing.
I hold vegans in the utmost esteem. If my willpower weren't on par with that of a 13-year-old boy locked in his bathroom with his newfound toy, I would also become vegan. I love animals too much, but I also kind of enjoy eating them.
Enough. I'm going to start crying and toss my schezuan chicken if I keep on...
Denver's '80s cover band Chadzilla and the Asteroids will rock your veggie pants off with live music while Denver DJ Brian Polk will spin tunes.
Pleather, friends. Don't be a dick.
Info: Saturday at 8 p.m.; plantsanimals.org; $10-$15; proceeds benefit Peaceful Prairie Animal Sanctuary; 21+
Walking Dead Watch Party
Are you like this asshole with no cable or internet?
It blows. (Thank gods for "Philly" reruns on the CW every night.)
If you are lacking resources to watch "The Walking Dead," Jake's Food & Spirits, 3800 Walnut St., Denver, is hosting Not So Dead Sundays: Walking Dead Watch Party for the next two Sundays from 3 p.m.-close.
Jake's, just north of Coors Field in Denver's River North Art District (RiNo), will play the new episode on its 100-inch projection screen. The show airs at 7 p.m. and will replay the same episode at 9 p.m. "Zombie specials" start at 3 p.m. and include $5 Philly Finger Rolls, $4 Bloody Marys and $2 Bloody Maria shots (I don't know what it consists of, but they had me at "shots").
Info: Sundays at 3 p.m.; jakesdenver.com; 303-295-3800; free
Rock 'n' crawl
If Bill Haley & His Comets have taught us anything, it's that we like rock 'n' roll.
One of the first rock 'n' roll songs "Rock Around the Clock" brought us into rock of ages. (Ugh, Tom Cruise flick.)
And if I've taught you anything, we like day drinking.
Lucky for us, Saturday from 2-8 p.m. will be the Denver Rock-N-Roll Pub Crawl, featuring five spots and five bands and probably with a whole mess of PBR.
The crawl starts at Casselman's, 2620 Walnut St., Denver (720-242-8923), then will hop around on a music tour with stops at Scruffy Murphy's, The Retro Room, Mile High Spirits, The Meadowlark and The Armoury, all in (and around) the Ballpark district. Denver musicians Bonnie and the Beard, Petals of Spain, Driftin' Suns, Lil' Thunder, Chris Koltak and more are on the bill.
Info: Get tickets at adreproductions.webconnex.com/rock_n_roll_pubcrawl; $25-$35