Things to do in Denver today, May 10: Throwback jazz, a comics podcast, tour stories and hip hop

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Nocturne, 1330 27th St., is hosting a night of throwback jazz, funk and soul with Let the Beat Speak.

The band will be on stage from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. It’s a sit-down affair, so best to make a reservation (and plan on some food, if you want). A $5 artist fee will be added to your check.


Meanwhile, Mutiny Comics will be hosting a live podcast recording at Mutiny Information Café, 2 S. Broadway.

Comics creator Garuda Illo and illustrator Andres del Valle will talk about immigrants in comics and in America in 2017, and how that influences the art they make.

It’s free and starts at 7 p.m.


At Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St., comedians, musicians and pro wrestlers will be on the mic for Tales from the Road: Volume 4.

Hear their stories, for free, starting at 8 p.m. 


And it’s the second Wednesday of the month, which means it’s time again for Test Kitchen at The Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave. They’ve got six new artists lined up to try to impress you and the panel of judges, plus featured performances from Sur Ellz and Kent Washington.

Trust me, you want to see Sur Ellz.

Doors are at 9 p.m. and there’s a $5 cover.