Saturday, February 13, 2016

Tea Time with Devon Murray and Paula DuPre' Pesmen

Submitted by Dan Roe on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:08pm

Harry Potter film star Devon Murray (who played Seamus Finnigan) and associate producer Paula DuPre' Pesmen aren't allowed to practice magic outside of Hogwarts—but that isn't stopping them from sharing their secrets with interested Muggles. Indulge in authentic English tea, mini quiches, and Butterbeer while listening to exclusive stories involving the movie-making process. Guests will take home autographed photographs of each speaker and a handmade wooden wand.

Rails in the Rockies

Submitted by Molly Duffy on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 3:30pm

Take a break from Thomas the Train and check out some life size locomotives. At this train-themed exhibition, your aspiring conductors can explore 16,000 square feet packed with model railroads, interactive trains, Lego layouts, and children's activities—including Seek and Search, where kids will answer questions about the show's 16 layouts for prizes. Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Double Roller Derby Bout

Submitted by Morgan Tilton 2 on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 1:09pm

Celebrate Galentine's Day (February 13) by cheering on some hardcore ladies in this roller derby doubleheader. In the first bout, the Boulder County Bombers' travel B-team, the Bombshells, takes on the Denver Roller Derby Standbys. Following the first match, grab a Colorado-made libation—from Black Canyon Distillery, Spring 44, or Spirit Hound Distillers—at the craft cocktail bar. Then, watch the BCB's A-team, the All-Stars and the DRD's B team, the Bruising Altitude.

Rock Ballets

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:23pm

Classic rock music—as played live by local folk outfit Chimney Choir and pop cellist Ian Cooke—provides the soundtrack to these progressive performances. Award-winning artistic director Garrett Ammon choreographed the steps, with his Occasional Dream set to David Bowie's boundary-pushing beats and Love of My Life danced to Queen's legendary songs. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Dr. Dog

Submitted by Henry Gargan on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 12:00pm

This band's collection of bearded, skinny jean-clad men would typically suggest an ironic indie rock sound. The music the six-piece group produces, though, is so sweet and thoughtfully written that its members likely came by their bashful scruffiness honestly. The outfit borrows heavily from 1960s production techniques and musical styles, which might be why certain choruses and songs can start to sound a little like the Abbey Road–era Beatles—psychedelic flourishes included. Sat 9 p.m.