12/2012

Josh Blue

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 10:27am

Possibly best known for puting the cerebral back in cerebral palsy, Josh Blue burst on to the comedic scene when he won Last Comic Standing in 2006. Now, Blue is back in his hometown to make your belly ache with self-depricating humor and breaking down stereotypes of the disabled. Fri 7 p.m.; Sat 6 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Craft Beer Tour

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:43pm

In a city known for it's outstanding breweries, this tour hits the best of them. A Culinary Connectors craft beer expert will lead the way, navigating the streets, throughout the two-hour walking tour. The group will enjoy two to three tastings at each stop: Proust Brewing, Denver Beer Company, and Ale House at Amato's. Fri 4-6 p.m.

Salute to the Season

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Thu, 11/01/2012 - 10:24am

This holiday variety show salutes the spirit of the ‘40s, which was a golden era of music and military culture. Celebrate Christmas with this old school-style razzle-dazzle dinner show set in Colorado’s vibrant air and space museum. Fri 6 p.m. 

Denver Acoustic Christmas: A Concert for Charity

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 11:59am

Stripped-down, acoustic set-ups let musical intricacies shine and lay bare an artist's true talent. Some of the best hook writers in Denver are revealing their softer sides during this show. Leading the charge is hometown favorite OneRepublic.

Born in the Flood

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 10:58am

Fans of The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, and Cage the Elephant should enjoy this Denver-based band and their bluesy-rock style. Born in the Flood will reuniting for the show after taking a brief hiatus so front man Nathaniel Rateliffe could pursue a solo career. Word has it that the reunion show will be followed by a long lost second album release. Fri 7 p.m.-midnight 

Next to Normal

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 11:03am

This family will make your relatives seem sane. Watch this family's attempt to maintain pseudo-normalcy while dealing with Diana Goodman's depressive/delusional/bipolar disorder. With a similar tragedy-meets-rock-and-roll vibe as Rent, this production delves into the dark, undertold side of the human story. Wed (Dec 29) 2:30 p.m., Fri &-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

Too Hot to Handel

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 10:43am

The Colorado Symphony sounds more like a jazz club than a concert hall during this soul-filled event. Based on George Frideric Handel's Messiah, an oratorio composed in 1741, the show is a re-imagined classic from former Colorado Symphony Music Director Marin Alsop. Join the Colorado Symphony, mass chorus, and special guest vocalists for the jazzy retelling, guaranteed to get audiences and performers moving. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.

Madlib

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:02am

The multi-dimensional DJ, rapper, and music producer quickly rose to fame in the late-'90s hip-hop scene. The multi-instrument musician has an expansive style and talent for composition, making him one of the music industry's most sought-after hip-hop producers. In 2011, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs announced a collaboration for a forthcoming album, from which two singles have been released including "Thuggin" and "Shame." Fri 8 p.m.-2 a.m.

Railbenders

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 11:03am

What do you get when you mix rock 'n' roll, punk music, and whiskey? The Denver-based, hard country band, the Railbenders and their straight-no-chaser music. One of the top draws in Colorado—don't miss the group as they perform "The Leavin' Song" along with other folky songs. The Railbenders have opened for country greats including Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels. Fri, 9 p.m.-midnight.

 


End of the World Party

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 3:05pm

If the world really ends on Friday, you might as well go out with a smile on your face. Dance the night away at this late-night party's Three Levels of Armageddon, which include a star and laser experience and a fallout bunker in the basement (house, trance, and industrial electronica match the mood on each floor). You'll also be in the audience for choreographed shows and theatrical performances. Tickets include unlimited beer, but spring for the VIP package to enjoy complimentary spirits and a luxurious lounge.