08/2013

Wicket & Stick It Croquet Tournament

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 7:48am

Bring your backyard skills to Cherry Creek for this single-elimination croquet competition. Teams vie for the silver cup—and nods for best dressed, best hat, and best wicked shot. It's sure to be a fun day outside even for spectators; their tickets include two drink tickets and a goody bag. Also enjoy tastes from neighboring restaurants. Fri 2-9 p.m.

 

Book & Paper Fair

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:22pm

Bibliophiles will delight at this two-day celebration of all things paper. Browse among rare first edition books, signed copies, art prints, western Americana memorabilia, and postcards. Collectors: Attend workshops and panels on preserving rare books and paper. Fri 5-9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Head to Toe Wellness Weekend

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:45am

Relax your body and mind at this weekend retreat. Yoga and meditation instructor Kelly Larson will lead sessions on improving hip flexibility, relieving back pain, and loosening tense shoulders. Fri 6-9 p.m.; Sat noon-7 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

SaddleUp! and Pack Your Bags, a Denver Suitcase Party

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 07/26/2013 - 12:09pm

Locally prepared seasonal fare and live music lead up to this fund-raiser’s climax: a chance to win a weekend in Vail, hosted by James Beard Award-nominated chef Kelly Liken and complete with luxury accommodations and ample haute cuisine. Arrive at the Mayo Aviation Hangar with your bags packed—contest winners will immediately leave for Vail via limousine. The event benefits the SaddleUp! Foundation, which provides equestrian therapy to individuals with disabilities. Fri 6-10 p.m.

 

Jordan Canjar

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 9:06pm

Jordan Canjar creates paintings, ink splotches, and chalk drawings that have a magical and surreal vibe. As an artist with schizophrenia, Canjar uses his condition as part of his artistic process. Fri-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 

Sabor

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:37am

Dress up in your favorite cocktail attire for a glitzy evening. The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver's Sabor event features spirits, beer, wine, and signature food from more than 60 of Denver's top eateries. Fri 6-9 p.m.

Curious New Voices Festival

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 1:42pm

Support teen playwrights as they showcase their creativity through a series of short plays. The students paired with nationally recognized directors, performers, and fellow dramatists to produce the two-night celebration of young talent. Fri-Sat 7 p.m.

Mama Won't Fly

Submitted by Caitlin Donnelly on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 4:21pm

As a strong-willed woman drives her mother across the country for her brother's wedding, the pair is joined by the bride-to-be. Chaos quickly ensues during the wildly hilarious road trip as the trio races to the altar. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Lysistrata Jones

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 07/29/2013 - 7:52am

Aristophanes' ancient Greek comedy about the women of Athens withholding sex to end a war gets a 21st century update. This musical version trades warriors for high school basketball players and casts the women as cheerleaders. To prompt their jock boyfriends to finally win a game, the girls play hard to get. Will it work? Making its regional premiere, this production promises an upbeat pop score and plenty of sideline flips and tricks. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

 

Rush

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 9:34am

This Canadian rock band's 20th studio album, Clockwork Angels, has earned rapturous accolades since its release last year. In April, Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after more than 40 years of thrilling audiences. Fri 7:30 p.m.

In the Heights

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:49pm

This musical collected four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize nominaiton. Spend three days in the lives of a close-knit community of Dominican-Americans in New York City's Washington Heights neighborhood. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.