BAD began in the fall of 2002 when a group of women were discussing their desire to get together for happy hour on a regular basis. Given the lack of women’s venues, Dede Frain, consummate networker and tireless organizer, sent a single email invitation for a “December Happy Hour”. After the second happy hour, Dede realized that the network was growing fast and she officially started First Friday. Her dear friend Ellen Keating coined the “Babes Around Denver” name and “BAD” was formed! First Friday has grown dramatically over the last six years with attendance now exceeding 1,500 women, ranging in age from 21-75 EVERY month.
Upcoming First Fridays events
March First Friday – 13th Anniversary Party “Showgirls”. Friday March 6th by Babes Around Denver at Tracks
Babes Around Denver
Not to be missed – The 13th Anniversary First Friday Celebration. Get your Showgirl on and join us for a blowout party. 2000 lesbians/LGBT and allies – EVERYONE is welcome. 192,000 guest visits since 2003!
- Entertainment by Fractal Tribe
- Dance Performances and more
- Music for everyone with DJ Shannon Stone
pinning country from 6-10 in EXDO followed by DJ Markie spinning some retro and Top 40. DJ Tatiana opens the main room at 8 with retro to 10 followed by Top 40/house/latin. DJ Blaque Gurl rocks the lounge with Hip-Hop starting at 10
- Dancing by The Wicked Little Girls
- Patio open with new grill menu
- Cover only $5 from 6-9 an $7 from 9-close
- Denver’s best entertainment value
- 2000 lesbians/LGBT and allies
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