01/2014

Eraserhead

Submitted by Teresa Klassen on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:57am

Seeking the surreal? This '70s cult classic, shot in black and white, is known for its creative use of sound and sexual themes. It's the story of Henry Spencer (played by Jack Nance), a man whose wife leaves him with their baby, a source of repulsion to him. The film is known more for its artsy nightmare scenes and body horror than any semblance of a plot—or lack thereof. Fri-Sat midnight.

 

Frosty's Frozen Five and Ten

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:02am

Don't let the name fool you. These 5- and 10-mile races along the Platte River Trail offer an opportunity to get your fitness reboot started early without braving a blizzard. If the beautiful weather and scenic views aren't enough to get you moving, the hot cocoa at the finish line and free T-shirt should do it. Sat 9 a.m.

Chilly Cheeks Duathlon

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:27pm

For those runners and cyclists that do it for the thrill of the race—not the free T-shirt—here's a contest for them. This bare-bones duathlon pairs a four-mile run with a 10-mile paved bike ride in Cherry Creek Reservoir. Don’t want to cycle? Make a dash for it in the run-only option for a fraction of the price. Sat 10 a.m. 

 

Way Out West

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 4:44pm

From a ghost with a gun to romance on the range, this live reading features three quirky stories set in the old and new West. “New Hat,” “Hart and Boot,” and “The House on Sand Creek” will be read by local actors Adrian Egolf, Brian Shea, Allison Watrous, and Steven Cole Hughes. Sat 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

 

Tap Kids

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 11:30am

If you're looking for a way to spend time with your all-too-independent preteen, here's a solution. Featuring eight of America's best young tap dancers, this compelling performance delves into teenage love, the anticipation of a first big dance, and the mounting pressure of high school graduation. Sat 2 p.m., 6 p.m.

WinterBike

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 1:55pm

Looking for a bike ride that’s less about finishing first and more about having a crazy good time? Put on your burly tires and pedal hard along a 12-mile ice- and snow-packed mountain bike ride throughout Copper Mountain with fireworks, tasty food, and drinks waiting at the finish line. Don't forget your bike lights, helmet, and plenty of warm layers. Sat 6 p.m. 

 

An Evening of Stars

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:39am

In a rare fusion of international and local dance talent, stars from around the globe join the National Ballet of Denver for an evening featuring selections from some of the best-known contemporary ballets, including Sleeping Beauty, Swan Lake, and Copélia, as well as a few world premieres. Sat 7:30 p.m.

Panic! at the Disco

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 7:21pm

When Panic! at the Disco first hit the pop-rock scene, its sound was all too familiar. But on its new album, the band made a welcome shift to more unique beats influenced by dance music, electronica, and hip-hopSat 8 p.m.