Things to do in Denver today, May 9: Raconteur Denver, Ignite Night, beer dinner and show

Microphone (Alex Indigo/Flickr)
Microphone (Alex Indigo/Flickr)
(Alex Indigo/Flickr)

Raconteur Denver is back this month to talk about failure. And not just your run-of-the-mill failures — your spectacular failures.

The featured storytellers are Gifty Amponsem, Erica Prather and Jessica Robblee. As usual, audience members will be invited up to the mic to tell their own stories, too.

It’s happening from 7 to 9 p.m. downstairs at The Lobby, 2191 Arapahoe St. Sign up to before the show; anyone who wants to tell a story should have it memorized.


Tonight at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Ignite Nite will explore the topic of bison — Colorado’s historic bison drives, bison stew, the bison as an icon and more — through performances, conversation, cooking demonstrations, crafts and exhibition tours.

The programs includes food and a cash bar, and last from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are free for members, $10 for seniors and $12 general admission.


The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St., is hosting another one of its beer dinners tonight at 7:30.

Beverages and knowledge will be provided by New Terrain Brewing Co. The menu includes four beer tasters and four appetizer pairings.

Tickets are $20.


There’s a seriously stacked lineup tonight at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St.

Starting at 8 p.m., they’ll have a DJ set from Echo Beds followed by Mirror Fears, Weathered Statuses, Church Fire, Voight and Boy Harsher. Tickets are $10.

Pro tip: Do not miss Church Fire.

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 adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.