event listings Our picks for the coolest Mayaninspired end-of-the-world parties taking place on Dec. 21 Bursting the Bubble: End of the World Party
If you’re still living a disillusioned life believing the world will go on forever—then it’s time to burst that bubble! The first 100 guests at this End of the World Party receive bubble machines to get the bubbles—and bottles—poppin‘. City Hall Amphitheater, Denver www.facebook.com/CityHallEvents
Shock Top End of the World Party: Three Levels of Armageddon
Three Levels of Armageddon will live up to its epic name—three floors, each set up with a different apocalyptic survival challenge. Help destroy the impeding meteor in one level. See if the ancient Mayan warriors on the main level were right, while experiencing their culture through dance, sound and lights. You can also make your way down to the fallout bunker—it may be your only chance to survive the nukes. McNichols Event Center, Denver www.endoftheworldcolorado.com
End of the World Party!
To usher in the apocalypse in style, DJ Uplifter will be cooking up the best reggae dance party this side of Kingston. Enter the dancehall and sway to the riddim—strictly roots! Funky Buddha Lounge, Denver www.coclubs.com/funky-buddha
The End of the World featuring Madlib
With Madlib still blunted in the bomb shelter, Denver never had an apocalypse that sounded quite like this. With Del the Funky Homosapien, Shigeto, Joe Nice, The Widdler and Bukue One providing the necessary beats and rhymes, expect nothing but a serious head-bobbin‘ time. Cervantes’ Masterpiece, Denver www.cervantesmasterpiece.com
Mayan Millennia Masquerade Ball
This fantastic masquerade ball will ensure your life’s end is satisfactory—twirling dancers and primal beats will grant a sensual, visual, musical experience, with appearances from Kan’Nal’s “Shamanic Rock” and others. The Avalon Ballroom, Boulder www.coloradosolstice.com
End of the World Weekend!
Forget holiday shopping—save that energy for the ultimate Friday night rocking out with The Martini Shot and this band’s patented arsenal of pop-rock hits. The Ritz Bar & Grill, Colorado Springs www.martinishotband.net 60 CULTURE • DECEMBER 2012
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