Decorations and patterns have flourished in art as technology's influence grows. At this international group exhibit, pieces examine the use of contemporary techniques, such as computer programming and digitization, in the creation of art. Tue-Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the small town along the Tennessee River, was an unlikeyly breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music—but that didn't stop Rick Hall. As the founder of FAME Studios, Hall welcomed legendary artists from near and far into his humble music studio, producing resonant tracks like Lynryd Skynyrd's "Freebird" and the Rolling Stones "Brown Sugar." Daily, times vary.
Spruce up your fall wardrobe at this fashion extravaganza. Search elegant boutiques for great deals, then catch a sneak peek of the season's newest styles at a runway show starting at 8 p.m. on the Fillmore Plaza. Thu 5 p.m.
Boulder’s historic houses are the stars of this eerie walking tour. Visit ghoulishly decorated houses in the Newlands neighborhood as you learn about architecture and historic hauntings. Professional psychics will be on deck to tell your fortune. Fri-Sat 5:30 p.m.
Witches, wizards, zombies, and ghouls will gather for this annual Halloween-themed 5K fundraiser. Join thousands of racers—benefitting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver—in a costume contest and the food and festivities found on Trick-Or-Treat Street after the run. Fri 6 p.m.
Three of Colorado’s greatest artistic treasures (all named John, coincidentally) come together for a grand salute to the Centennial State. As John Denver tribute act the John Adams Band performs the late singer-songwriter’s legendary folk tunes, a slideshow—projected on a towering screen above the stage—will showcase thousands of John Fielder’s renowned Colorado nature photos artfully synced to the music. Bonus: Fielder himself is the evening’s master of ceremonies. Fri 7 p.m.
Based on the true story of a group of women working in slaughterhouses in early 1900’s London, this drama could get bloody. The show is presented by Spark Theater, a nonprofit organization aiming to give the Denver community quality performances at an affordable price. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.
The man obsessed with death is nevermore, and his literary executor works to get his grim tales published posthumously. So goes the plot of this play about Edgar Allan Poe's death. His closest acquaintances attempt to get his work to the world lest the masterpieces be buried while they still have a life to live. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.
This show, a Denver Art Museum commission, makes its grand debut. Kent Monkman, an artist of Cree ancestry, addresses Native American gender identity and representation in media. Fri 8-10 p.m.
Comedian and actress Margaret Cho has carved a distinct niche in the stand-up world. Her routine tackles a melting pot of personal anecdotes and hot-button topics, including women’s rights, LGBT issues, and race. Fri 8 p.m.
Discover the impediments deaf people around the world regularly encounter in this adaptation of Dale Wasserman’s Broadway production. Centered around the arrival of a rebellious newcomer to a mental institution, patients represent the deaf while staffers symbolize the hearing majority. This telling and innovative production will help audiences understand the many challenges deaf people face every day. Fri-Sat 10 p.m.; Sun 4 p.m.
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