What we're about

We began in 1998. The idea behind the clubs here and around the world is to make Asians not feel they are a minority within a minority.  More specifically Asians and their friends who are LGBTQ+.  
We welcome everyone who appreciates Asians and Asian culture.  While many of our members are LGBTQ+ we are open and accepting of all.  If you are open and just enjoy people.  Come out and meetup with a new friend.  
We organize a variety of social activities each month.  If there is something you'd like to see hosted, message us.  We are always open to have others co-host events.  
Please check out our website at www.afdenver.net

Upcoming events (4+)

Denver Jazz in the Park and Picnic

Needs a location

Sunday, June 5,[masked]:00 PM 8:00 PM ( 4-6 finding a spot and sharing dinner)

City Park Pavilion and Bandshell (map)

Shane Endsley pays tribute to Ron Miles

Ron Miles was a songwriter and cornet player based in Denver, Colorado. Ron was born in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1963 and moved to Denver with his family in 1974. He recorded as a leader for the Prolific, Capri, Gramavision, and Sterling Circle labels. He was one of the finest improvisers and composers of his generation and has been called one of the greatest melodists by clarinetist Ben Goldberg. In addition to leading his own bands, Ron Miles has performed in the ensembles of Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell, Mercer Ellington, Don Byron, Myra Melford, Joe Henry, Madeleine Peyroux, Jason Moran, Matt Wilson, the Bad Plus, Harriet Tubman, Ginger Baker, and Goldberg. He passed away on March 8, 2022.

The child of symphony musicians, Shane Endsley grew up immersed in the sound of trumpet and flute practice and surrounded by stacks of vinyl records. This early classical instruction served him well in terms of technique and tone production. Then using his father’s Bix Beiderbeck and big band records as a springboard, Shane began pointing his horn in a more experimental direction as he grew older. His commitment to music was absolute by the time he graduated high school and he gave chase to further studies at the Eastman School of Music. There he met fellow Kneebody members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendel, and Kaveh Rastegar, and began to develop the framework for their Grammy Award-nominated group.

His peers regard him as a trumpeter of great technique, taste, and compositional ability, and his pure and dark sound have made him a highly sought-after musician for projects in a variety of music styles. Non-instrumental projects have included tours with Ani DeFranco and Jason Mraz as well as a legendary sit-in performance with Pearl jam. Other instrumental projects apart from Kneebody have included tours and recordings with Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, and David Murray. He is also notable for his creative explorations into electronic signal processing that can add an ambient sheen to his famously rich and complex tone or mangle and warp it into a low-fi soundscape.

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Weeknight Dinner out

Needs a location

$2.00

Weeknight dinner out!
Location changes every month.
Style of food changes.
Always fun and laughs will be had.

If you are planning to attend your attendance is acceptance of the following information and guidelines.

  1. Asians and Friends Denver is not responsible for your safety in regards to the transmission or contraction of the COVID 19 or any other virus.
  2. If you have been in close contact to a person with a confirmed case of COVID 19 you will not attend.
  3. You will safely distance yourself from others in close quarters.
  4. You will wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated to protect yourself and others you come in contact with.
  5. You will enjoy yourself at our events.
  6. Payment due at Meetup to cover the cost of the Meetup site costs

Denver Big Queer Beerfest

Needs a location

This is part of another Meetup group. I personally will not be there until late in the event.

Join us at Town Hall Collaborative on Saturday, June 18th for the 𝘚𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥 𝘈𝘯𝘯𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘉𝘪𝘨 𝘘𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘉𝘦𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵: A Beer festival to celebrate and raise money for the LGBTQIA+ community.

Last year blew us out of the water -- we saw over 1,000 attendees and raised over $6,000 for nonprofits!

This year we have over 30 participating breweries!!+ ( the lineup is )

It's important to us that anyone who wants to come to BQBF can come to BQBF. For that reason, 𝘽𝙞𝙜 𝙌𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙧 𝘽𝙚𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙙. You can purchase DRINK TOKENS to exchange for 4oz pours either through the event website or on-site at the festival.

There is a BIG QUEER VIP OPTION (unlimited tasters + t-shirt) available exclusively via pre-sale!

20% 𝘰𝘧 𝘥𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘴𝘢𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘰 𝘵𝘰 𝘲𝘶𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘯𝘰𝘯𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘥-𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴.
Get Tickets Here! - https://big-queer-beerfest.squarespace.com/

Weeknight Dinner out

Needs a location

$2.00

Weeknight dinner out!
Location changes every month.
Style of food changes.
Always fun and laughs will be had.

If you are planning to attend your attendance is acceptance of the following information and guidelines.

  1. Asians and Friends Denver is not responsible for your safety in regards to the transmission or contraction of the COVID 19 or any other virus.
  2. If you have been in close contact to a person with a confirmed case of COVID 19 you will not attend.
  3. You will safely distance yourself from others in close quarters.
  4. You will wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated to protect yourself and others you come in contact with.
  5. You will enjoy yourself at our events.
  6. Payment due at Meetup to cover the cost of the Meetup site costs

Past events (148)

Jenny Breaks World Record with a Hula Hoop

Needs a location

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