Things to do in Denver, Oct. 18: Pumpkin carving party, Chicano Batman and more

This incredibly aesthetic pumpkin. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
This incredibly aesthetic pumpkin. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)
Time to carve these things up. (Chloe Aiello/Denverite)

Do you love pumpkins? Like, really love them?

Well, they’re having a pumpkin extravaganza over at Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St.

The sixth annual Pumpkin Carving Night and Beer Festival is happening from 7-10 p.m. Drop by to carve a pumpkin and drink six kinds of pumpkin beer from around the country. Due to a shortage in their pumpkin supply this year, they’ll be charging $3 per pumpkin.

Los Angeles-based foursome Chicano Batman are bringing their Latin soul music to Lost Lake, 3602 E. Colfax Ave., tonight with support from L.A. friends Sad Girl and local trio the Kinky Fingers.

Door open at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets $15.

Here’s the sweetest pairing event yet: Stem Ciders is hosting an evening of macaron and cider pairing at their taproom, 2811 Walnut St.

Little Peaks Bakeshop will serve four French macarons paired with four ciders: orange marmalade with Malice, coffee with Crabby Neighbor, banana bread with Le Chene and toffee chunk with Spiced Black Currant.

The tasting is $20. Drop by any time from 6 to 9 p.m.

Every Tuesday night is the songwriter’s open mic at Syntax Physic Opera, 554 S. Broadway.

Local songwriters Rachael Pollard and Anthony Ruptak are the hosts. Sign-up begins at 7:30 p.m., mic opens at 8 p.m. and there’s no cover charge.

Stop by to perform or just enjoy some local talent.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.