Best Bets for the week of May 7—May 14, 2008

May 7 2008, 10:00 PM
We tell you what to do, where to be, and why for each week of the year. By Kazia Jankowski SHOP What: In this month's "Mom-preneurial Spirit," we highlighted the creative businesses Denver moms run during naptime. This week, the moms featured in 5280 step out of their homes for a live shopping event. Why: Forget maneuvering internet shopping carts for Because You See...'s Van Gogh magnets or Knitone's stylish knitting bags. Here, all the products are ready for purchase. Bonus: The host of tonight's shopping event, Love Your Earth Boutique, carries both organic grocery totes and onesies, so save a few shopping dollars to spend in the boutique. Details: Thu, 6-9 p.m. Love Your Earth Boutique, 4110 Tennyson St. Free. For more information, call 303-455-3366. MUSIC What: Two years ago, concert producer Mike Ligon created HomeVibe Presents, giving music lovers a chance to catch singer-songwriters in intimate performance settings. Now, for an anniversary show, HomeVibe brings together seven local folk rock artists. Why: Gregory Alan Isakov, a veteran of the South by Southwest music festival and Westword's best singer/songwriter for 2007, headlines the show, but others joining him include Reed Foehl, a former opening act for Patty Griffin and Dave Matthews, and Blue Light, Colorado Music Buzz's next band to watch. Bonus: Tonight, Dan Craig releases his new CD Skin Grows Thin. Expect additional partying and merriment. Details: Fri, 7:30 p.m. The Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave. $10. For more information, call 303-455-2124 or visit www.theorientaltheater.com THEATER What: The Denver Project, a thoughtful play about life in the margins by Bronx-based playwrights Steven Sapp and Mildred Ruiz, draws on the real experiences of Denver's homeless, government officials, and social workers. Why: This world premiere defies theatrical convention, combining traditional theater with poetry, politics, and choreography. Bonus: Saturday's opening night show ($75) hosts Denver's Road Home, Mayor Hickenlooper's project to end homelessness, and the festivities include not only an address from Hickenlooper but also hors d'oeuvres from Dazzle and live music. Details: Through June 21. Thu-Sat 8 p.m., Sun 2 p.m. (some exceptions apply). Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St. $25-$32. For more information, call 303-623-0524 or visit www.curioustheatre.org. LECTURE What: 2006 dawned sunny on Mt. Everest, but as the season passed it turned into one of the most deadly years on the mountain, resulting in the deaths of eleven climbers. Former Outside magazine editor Nick Heil will reveal the details of that year's challenges in a reading from his new book Dark Summit. Why: After the 1996 IMAX movie and Discovery's 2007 Everest Beyond the Limit, you've got to have some good Mt. Everest questions. Here's a chance to finally ask them. Bonus: On May 29, author and documentary filmmaker Lincoln Hall, who in 2006 was left for dead on Mt. Everest, will visit the Unity of Boulder Church to discuss his book Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest. Details: May 14, Wed, 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St. Free. For more information, call 303-447-2074 or visit boulderbookstore.booksense.com.