04/2013

Field of Dreams

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:21am

“If you build it, he will come.” These now famous words—uttered by a seemingly ethereal voice—set the foundation for this heartwarming classic. Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner, hears the instructive whispers as he strolls through his cornfields to construct a baseball diamond on his land. Despite criticism from his friends and family, and the threat of financial ruin, Kinsella builds his baseball field and gives players from the past a second chance to step up to the plate. Fri-Sat midnight.

 

Showtime on Ice

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:39am

Watch future olympians before they don the red, white, and blue to reach for gold-medal stardom. Gracie Gold and Joshua Farris–who will be competing in the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia–are among the skaters set to take the ice for a Peter Pan-themed spectacle and Olympic tribute. Farris, who is from Colorado Springs, and 175 other local figure skaters are featured in front of their home crowd for the three-day event. Fri 7 p.m.; Sat-Sun 1 p.m.

Simon Killer

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 4:02pm

Simon’s life isn’t tied to anything. The newly single, college graduate takes off to Paris to get away. His path entangles with a beautiful and mysterious prostitute, Victoria, and their intense relationship quickly grows complicated as they delve into a slew of amoral endeavours. This provocative thriller chases Simon as he deteriorates from his former, controlled self into the depths of desperation. Fri-Sun 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m. Mon-Thu 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 10 p.m.

Starbuck

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 3:56pm

This family tree has one heavy branch. Years of sperm donation and more than 500 children later, David Wozniak wants to know more than numbers. Follow his journey in this endearing comedy as he attempts to remain anonymous while getting to know some of his offspring. The Canadian film has been accoladed with numerous awards, including Audience Choice Award at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Fri-Sun noon, 2:20 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m. Mon-Thu 4:45 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Bicycle Colorado Gala

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 03/22/2013 - 5:03pm

Pull on your cycling shorts and grease-up your two-wheeler’s rusty chain. Spring time roads are beckoning for bikes: Start-up the season with a warm-up event. Gather with fellow cyclists and bikers, dish up cardio fuel, and sip local brews from New Belgium Brewing and wine from Echelon Vineyards. Partake in live and silent auctions, for items such as Ride the Rockies entries and a Strider bike for kids.

Vampire 5K

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:07am

After the sun goes down, the outdoor manhunt begins in Denver. Gather your friends and join either Team Vampire (the hunters) or Team Citizen (the hunted) to make it past the finish line. If caught by a black-shirted vampire, the citizen is transformed and must chase other white-dressed citizens. Runners can share stories and laughs at the Red Dusk after-party, which includes a free cocktail for those of age. Proceeds will benefit Bonfils Blood Center. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Danny Shafer

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sat, 04/20/2013 - 10:21am

It has been a rather wintry spring so far, but summer is not that far off. In Colorado, nothing says warm weather days like live bluegrass—and nothing says bluegrass like Planet Bluegrass. This week, the rustic setting's Wildflower Pavilion hosts Boulder-based songwriter Danny Shafer's CD release show for Wherever You Are. Bonus: This weekend caps the Pavilion's spring concert season.

disLabled

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 11:08am

The hilarity of bloopers can often steal the show. See the behind-the-scenes chaos of a stage production with Phamaly Theatre Company’s disLabled. This original satire, written by the actors themselves along with director Jeremy Palmer, tells the story of a group of actors that has mixed disabilities, and the obstacles they face as they work together to prepare for the next performance.

Dividing the Estate

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:48pm

When a family member dies, people typically grieve, mourn, plan funerals, and sweetly remember their loved one. However, this is not the case for the Gordons. At the mere suggestion of a family member passing, these aunts, uncles, sisters, and brothers skip the mourning, veto any grieving and instead, whip out the checkbooks and daydream about bulging bank accounts. The Gordon family gives words like "dysfunctional" and "twisted" new meaning in this hysterical play about inheritance, entitlement, and greed. Tue 7:30 p.m.; Wed 1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Thu-Fri 7:30; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Head for the Hills

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 1:14pm

Colorado isn’t short on nationally recognized bluegrass bands, and this quartet is near the top of the pack. Since its 2007 debut, Head for the Hills has recorded with Grammy Award-winning producers, played high-profile festivals such as South by Southwest, and performed on NPR. Get a discounted pass to two nights of twang, seamless vocal harmonies, and a fleet of acoustic instruments—guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and bass. Fri-Sat 9 p.m.

 

Markus Schulz

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/19/2013 - 1:19pm

This German-born DJ has become a staple on dance floors and at clubs across the globe. Markus Schulz's hyperkinetic, thumping trance music can be heard on his latest album, Scream, and his weekly radio show, Global DJ Broadcast. Perfect your dance moves with opening acts and fellow trance musicians the M Machine and KhoMha. 18+. Fri 9 p.m.