Best Bets for the Week of May 18-May 25

May 18 2005, 10:31 PM
Colorado Symphony Orchestra Unstrung—May 19
Where else but Denver can you take in a tango concert among big, shiny micro brew tanks? This Thursday, head to the Blake Street Tavern and mix it up with Unstrung, a group of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra's young supporters. The night promises beer and whiskey tastings, appetizers, mingling, and a performance from Extasis, a tango group that will perform in the Flying Dog Brewery itself. Who says classical music has to be boring? Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Blake Street Tavern, 2401 Blake St., Denver. Tickets cost $30/$25 for Unstrung members. For more information call Allison Gleichman at 303-308-2477. Sushi, Sake & Sumo—May 20
Indulge in the raw stuff for a very good cause. One of our favorite annual events, this silly night out pairs tasty sushi and sake with wrestling matches pairing locals encased in inflatable sumo suits. The people-watching opportunities among this young, hip crowd is worth the price of admission alone. Buy your tickets early and save $15. Friday, 8 p.m., Invesco Field, 1701 Bryant St., $50 in advance, $65 at the door. For information call 303-592-7660 or visit www.generationscancerfoundation.org. All-Star Tribute to Bob Dylan—May 24
If you missed the man himself at his recent Fillmore gig, come see this diverse group of musicians pay him tribute. Check out Rose Hill Drive, Shanti Groove, Runaway Truck Ramp, and Hit & Run Bluegrass for starters. Tuesday 8 p.m., the Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. $12. For more information, call 303-786-7030. Abend Gallery's Spring Show—through May 24
Has spring cleaning put you in the mood to redecorate? Start by filling that big, blank wall with a special piece of original art. Abend Gallery's spring show (which runs through next Wednesday) is great for first-time buyers looking for an array of styles—and price points—all in one place. Look for work from participating artists: Smyth Boone, Norman Cable, P.A. Canney, Jane Ford, Ernie Gallegos, Karen G Myers, Mark Nelson, Nathan Solano, Robert Spooner, and Rick Stoner. Abend Gallery Fine Art, 2260 E. Colfax Ave. Free. For more information, call 303-355-0950 or visit www.abend.com. The Utes Must Go!—May 25
How long has it been since history class? Put this night on your class schedule: Learn the tragic story of the Ute nation and its time in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Author Peter Decker tells the tale at the Colorado History Museum. Wednesday, 7 p.m. Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. $5.50 for members/$7 general admission. For more information or to register call 303-443-3850.