So you're sick of hearing about Valentine's Day? Suck it up, lovers. There's something going on in Denver for all of you this weekend.
Here's a wrap of some singles and lovahs events for this heart-filled weekend. Yeah, yeah, we should say "I love you" every day of the year, but just hush and let Cupid shoot his arrows for one damn day.
Love with the animals
The Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, is offering buy-one-get-one admission Friday-Monday in honor of Valentine's Day. Catch: You have to tell the cashier, "I love Denver Zoo."
Denver band Bop Skizzum is ending its 10-plus-year gig as a group and closing out its run with a gigantic party at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S, Broadway, Englewood, Friday night at 8 p.m.
The band's annual Nerd Prom will be the setting — complete with an all-star lineup of past and present Bop Skizzum members who will bring the tunes while you bring the prom dress, or geek garb.
Info: bopskizzum.com; $10-$15
Let's play like Vince Vaughn in "Dodgeball" and throw on the "Thong Song" and tear this place apart. Oh. It's not 1999 anymore.
For the singles who want to swim in a sea of other singles, Denver sushi bar Epernay Lounge, 1080 14th St., is hosing a Singles Day Soiree Friday at 9 p.m. With admission, get free shots of Elevate Vodka all night, snack on naked sushi and naked dessert off of a model while watching gogo dancers and models in body paint.
The best freestyle professional motocross athletes (and X Games medalists) will be making their Colorado debut with Nuclear Cowboyz on Saturday at the Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir., Denver, at 7:30 p.m., with a Sunday show at 2 p.m.
It's choreographed, loud, extreme, acrobaticic, stunt-filled and adrenaline-heavy. Except it has a stupid name, because the plural of cowboys does not include a "Z." (Husband yelled at me because the event focuses on entertaining kids — and I need to stop editing the world.)
Info: nuclearcowboyz.com; $15-$50
Love hurts, so let's drink
Hey, anti-Valentines, here's one for you. LoDo piano bar Howl at the Moon, 1735 19th St., Denver, wants you to celebrate Love Sux with them on Friday. (So apparently they didn't get my memo on spelling things wrong.)
The dueling piano joint will be slinging drink specials, anti-love songs and games, complete with cash prizes. Bring a mutilated photo of your ex for free admission before 10 p.m. The party starts at 6 Friday night.
It's far from Halloween, but Denver haunted house The 13th Floor is hosting Valentine X: A Candlelit Night of Horror, a romantic evening, complete with blood and horror. Bring your date — or just friends — to this narrative-driven haunted house on Friday or Saturday (7:30-10:30 p.m.) and try to escape the serial killer named Bear Butcher.
Info: 13thfloorhauntedhouse.com/valentinex; at the 13th Floor, 4120 Brighton Blvd., Denver; $25-$45
Who says mixers? What is this, a George McFly party?
Fado Irish Pub, 1735 19th St., Denver, is hosting two parties for Valentine's weekend: Friday at 7 p.m. is the Tag n' Shag Singles Mixer and Saturday at 9 p.m. is the Love Stinks Anti-Valentine's Day '80s Party.
Tag n' Shag on Friday features karaoke, a free dessert bar, ice breakers (including lock-and-key and nuts-and-bolts match games). Go tag your shag and call it a romantic eve. Or a Saturday morning walk of shame.
The '80s party on Saturday features cheap shot specials, live tunes from That 80s Band and the bar will be playing classic '80s love movies all night. Dress in your '80s gear and get ready to suck face with a bunch of singles.
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