The 21 Best Events in Denver, December 5-11
Saturday, December 9
Among the strangest endeavors circulating in Denver’s creative community, No Gods No Masters is a puppet show designed to introduce children to the tenets of anarchist theory. Created and written by local comedian Roger Norquist, who is aware of his creation’s absurdity and committed to seeing it through, the show presents adorably doe-eyed puppets performing sketches and singing catchy songs about bringing the system down. Until recently, No Gods No Masters only existed in a few video sketches, but Norquist and company are teaming up for an inaugural showcase with fan-favorite characters Laozi, Emma and Old Man Slab live and in the plush, along with comedy performances from Cory Helie and Jay Gillespie and music from Calamity Champs. Fitting for an anarchist puppet show, interested parties can attend for the proletariat-friendly price of free — though donations are always appreciated. The revolution begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 9, at El Charrito’s Comedy RoomRoom, 2104 Larimer Street. Find more details on the Denver No Gods No Masters Facebook page.
A national platform for brave souls willing to take the stage to read live from their teenage diaries (as heard on This American Life), Mortified includes Denver among the twenty or so cities worldwide it visits each year. It’s become so popular in these parts, in fact, that the reading series is bringing its Mortified Yearbook: Best of 2017 edition to town to wrap up the year. Hear the highlights on Saturday, December 9, from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Avenue; tickets are $16 at holdmyticket.com or $20 at the door. Learn more at getmortified.com or the Mortified Colorado Facebook page.