Thanksgiving week here in Denver provides more than just mounds of juicy turkey paired with savory sage stuffing and topped with warm, velvety gravy after one last run on the slopes. If you want to add a little room in that waist band, burn some pre-pumpkin pie calories or just get in the holiday spirit, check out this week’s shows happening all over town.

Tuesday, November 24

Dead and Company – 1st Bank Center

What’s better than remaining Grateful Dead members partnering up and playing songs from past Dead albums? Oh, just including modern acoustic legend John Mayer in the already killer mix. This show will no doubt draw die hard dead heads, jam band lovers, and John Mayer fan girls into one great big mash up of generational peace and love.

Photo courtesy of Dead and Company's Facebook page and Katie Friesema.

Photo courtesy of Dead and Company’s Facebook page and Katie Friesema.

Tickets: $75.00-$99.75

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Puscifer – Bellco Theater

The brain child of Maynard James Keenan, Puscifer brings their hardcore improv style to Denver where we welcome all sorts of zany with open arms. With tracks and albums titled “V is for Vagina” and “Cuntry Boner”, this group pulls out all the strange and weird stops.

Photo courtesy of Puscifer's Facebook

Photo courtesy of Puscifer’s Facebook

Tickets: $25.50-$55.50

Doors open at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25

The Last Waltz Revisited – The Fillmore Auditorium 

In 2005, Polytoxic and local musicians grouped together to reenact The Band’s The Last Waltz. Thus the annual tradition was born. This year marks the 11th anniversary and will showcase 50 musicians.

Tickets: $25.00-$30.00

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Ryan Bingham – The Ogden 

This intimate venue is the perfect stage for the raspy, seductive performance of Ryan Bingham. A little bit country, a little bit alternative folk, he’s got all the right stuff to please fans of many different types of music. It’s like his guitar was made for him, or maybe he for his guitar. They meld seamlessly to create soft, sweet almost lullabies that make us sway lazily back and forth, content with our luke warm beer and everything else that goes along with it. Bingham’s voice just has a way of making everything feel right.

Tickets: $28.50

Doors open at 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 28

Goldroom and wAFF – Club Vinyl 

This young, modern artist is bringing his nostalgic, emotive music to Denver this weekend. His beats range from lush, dreamy notes to striking, memorably melodies that we’ll no doubt be singing on the uber home. In the past year, he’s made quite a name for himself touring internationally from South America to Australia and scoring features in Pitchfork and Spinner.

Photo courtesy of Goldroom's Facebook page.

Photo courtesy of Goldroom’s Facebook page.

wAff is equally as brilliant musically and another can’t miss performance. This 20-something British DJ will act as a nice juxtaposition against Goldroom. wAff’s techno and deep house beats will definitely pull us out of our tryptophan trance.

Tickets: $15.00

Doors open at 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 29

Nat King Cole Christmas – Lone Tree Arts Center

If you want to sound more cultured, spend some time with grandma, or treat your parents to a nice little Thanksgiving weekend surprise, Nat King Cole Christmas show takes place this Sunday at the Lone Tree Arts Center. Allan Harris will sing musical numbers from King’s Christmas book, adding a different but still sultry and mellow vocal twist. It’s safe to assume that we’ll hear some classic jingles relating to reindeer and cold snowy nights that’ll help get us into the holiday spirit.

Tickets: $33.00-$51.00

Show starts at 7:30 p.m.

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