Everyone wants a chance at fame, but some of music's biggest heroes are those that never quite get that chance: the backup singers. This documentary spotlights those who spend their lives in the background while the big stars—The Boss or Mick Jagger, anyone?—give secondary interviews. Fri-Sun 11:15 a.m., 1:45 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m.
When Somali pirates hijack a cargo ship in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the crew must face the psychological and physical fears that come with being held hostage. Using real-life locations and people who have been in similar situations, this thriller brings the surprise. Fri-Sun 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m., 10:10 p.m.
One sip of Leopold Brothers' whiskey and you'll be singing this event's namesake Toby Keith tune too. A spirited evening awaits you in the intimate and historic FAC Courtyard. Enjoy craft brews, additional spirits, barbecue, and live Americana music. Fri 5-8 p.m.
Earlier this month, Skyline Market opened downtown, featuring ready-to-eat bites as well as farm-fresh produce. But what we're really pumped about are the weekly Park to Table dinners prepared by Colorado's top culinary talent.
How do you choose between finding happiness and fulfilling the wishes of your family? Shira, a young Jewish woman living in Tel Aviv, must make that decision in this complex, emotional film. Shira's excitement at marrying a young, promising Israeli man is marred when her older sister unexpectedly dies during childbirth.
Alice in Wonderland, President Abraham Lincoln, and kitties: three seemingly disjointed concepts that find unity in Denver-based artist Louis Recchia’s contemporary oil paintings and collages. Commenting on the themes of innocence and vulnerability, Recchia’s work depicts 1950s-inspired cereal advertisements. Sounds bizarre? It is. But it's also worth seeing. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic headline this six-week festival, each playing ancient and modern compositions on a different weekend. Watch for 14 additional, free events throughout Vail Valley. Days, times vary.
Duncan Arnot Meyers, who was recently named the San Francisco Chronicle's Winemaker of the Year, hosts this distinguished dinner. Overnight guests of the ranch are invited to enjoy his gourmet farm-to-table cusine over five courses. Boutique accomodations nestled in the Rockies? It's a no-brainer—book now. Fri 6-10 p.m.
Taste for a cause at this fund raising event to benefit Stride, an organization that helps families out of poverty. A moving evening awaits you, as program participants share stories about their journeys with Stride. Participate in silent and live auctions, enjoying live music while sipping on Balistreri wines. Fri 6-9 p.m.
Sample swigs of more than 350 craft brews from across the country during this inaugural Denver bash. Local vendors include Wynkoop Brewing Company, Copper Kettle Brewing Company, and Great Divide Brewing Company. Don't forget your designated driver—they get in free. Fri 7-10 p.m.; Sat 1-4 p.m., 7-10 p.m.
Soothe mind and body with a trio of yoga classes by Platte River. Each monthly session raises awareness for a seperate cause–helping those with physical disabilities, homeless urban youth, and the South Platte River's preservation. Fri Jun 28, 7 p.m.; Fri July 26, 7 p.m.; Fri Aug 23, 7 p.m.
Paralympic soccer player-turned-comedian John Blue keeps the crowd howling with his stellar improv skills. The Denver resident is a Comedy Central regular and the winner of the fourth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m.
A relationship between two people can be complicated. Add two more and the result is a messy, deceitful situation. Performing a sort of sexual square dance, this lust-stricken quartet rotates partners, cheating, breaking up, and making up in a constant quest for intimacy. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.
Explore a gay man's relationships with Western religious institutions and the female body in this spoken-word performance. Created by artist Nathan Blackwell, this unique expression of thought uses film, sound, and movement. Contains brief nudity. Fri-Sun 8 p.m.
The phrase "dance off" likely elicits thoughts of embarrassing moments at a wedding or bad dance movies. This week, though, the informal competition gets revamped into a charitable event (cringing allowed).
Three things make movies better: big screens, fresh air, and beer. Stake out a spot with your camping chair or blanket and grab on of the 16 New Belgium brews on tap at this summer's ode to short films. Catch screenings of 20 flicks, including a tale of being a home brewer in a small apartment, a documentary on mastering the technique of dice rolling, an animation that invites screeners to leave reality, and a film that captures a duel between hipsters battling to be the most, well, hip.