Through April, Lighthouse Writers Workshop is encouraging the Denver community to read Housekeeping, an award-winning novel by Marilynne Robinson that tells the story of two sisters facing life on the streets. Hear a reading from the book, buy your copy, enjoy refreshments, and listen to speakers—including Jamie Van Leeuwen, Governor Hickenlooper’s deputy chief of staff—during the reading challenge’s kick-off celebration. Fri 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the best aspects of winter during this two-week festival. Savor the snowy season with exhibits, events, and panel discussions. The schedule is packed with activities such as the closing party at Battery 621, a showcase by Colorado ski and snowboard makers, and a panel with Porter Fox, author of DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow. Days, times vary.
Classic Japanese aesthetics meld with modern art, nature, and a host of other inspirations to create paintings with a vague sense of something living—like looking through a cartoon microscope. Takeuchi, largely self-taught, employs abstract combinations to create works of art with beautiful in their simplicity. Fri-Sat 6-10 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.
Live music, craft beer, and good food—all for a good cause. Don't miss this two-day festival featuring dozens of Colorado brewers (past years have included Boulder Beer, Twisted Pine, and Great Divide). Hit the VIP hour for excluisve cheese and beer pairings. Bonus: Catch a live performance by Trout Steak Revival and check out the silent auction benefiting Swallow Hill Music. Fri-Sat 7-10 p.m.
King Hamlet is dead. When his ghost demands vengeance, his introspective son struggles with the implications. Dating back four hundred years, this tale of fratricide and revenge still resonates as one of Shakespeare's most beloved and influential tragedies. Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.
Although John, Paul, George, and Ringo are known for the worldwide craze they started as a foursome, each member maintained a music career after the Beatles called it quits. In a tribute to their solo careers, the Colorado Symphony hosts a night of chart-topping songs including "Imagine" and "No More Lonely Nights." Fri 7:30 p.m.
Bringing a story to the stage really does make it come alive—especially when there are flying special effects and hordes of pirates involved. Don't let your kid miss their chance to travel to Never Neverland with Peter, Tinker Bell, and the infamous Captain Hook in this theater performance that brings the classic tale to life. Days, times vary.
A teenage girl with a rare disorder must balance the frailty of premature old age with the power of an adolescent's first love. Complicating things further: an alcoholic father, a hypochondriac mother, and an aunt with a penchant for crime. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.
Every life is brimming with transitionary moments, and each change happens as fate would decide—or so suggests the latest from the Cindy Brandle Dance Company. This thematic string ties together a series of personal stories communicating the essence of the contemporary human experience. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 7 p.m.
Led Zeppelin isn't touring this year, but this tribute band has been playing shows since 1995. They've brought their stage personas and vintage instruments to more than 2,400 concerts worldwide, including festivals such as Bonnaroo. Fri 9 p.m.
Murs isn't your typical ostentatious rapper. Instead of champagne and Bentleys, his music touches on human issues like love, hate, and death—sometimes all in one song. He's not all serious though. Check out dance tracks like "What Up Tho" and "L.A." Fri 9 p.m.