Friday, October 28, 2016

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Submitted by Abbey White on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 6:45pm

In this limited-run production for those 17-years-old and up, discover the true story behind jazz legend Billie Holiday’s troubled life. Set in Philadelphia in 1959, this musically-driven play will see actress Mary Louise Lee revive her critically-acclaimed and award-winning portrayal of Holiday for a 90-minute, emotionally captivating performance.

Forney Fall Fest

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:07pm

Kick your family’s Halloween celebrations into top gear with some automobile-themed games and indoor trick-or-treating. Your kids can step inside the haunted railcar, compete in slot car racing and a costume contest, and get their faces painted while watching a magician perform. Check out the museum’s temporary car exhibition, including the 1880 horse-drawn hearse, before it leaves at the end of October. Fri 5:30-9 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Forney Museum of Transportation

Larimer Square Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Submitted by Abbey White on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 6:38pm

All souls 21 and over are invited to honor the popular Mexican and Latin American holiday Dia de los Muertos with an evening of music, dancing, food, and remembrance. Top your food truck dinner from La Loteria and Cebiche Highlands off with some tequila, spiced rum, wine, and beer (not all at once!), before watching local artists paint their own special Dia de los Muertos designs right before your eyes.

Acrophobia 2.0

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 3:38pm

Come together with fellow yogis for a weekend of acro yoga, which combines Thai massage yoga, acrobatics, and flow movements. The Boulder Circus Center will host more than 30 hours of classes and trainings, led by top names in the acro community, including Chad Brooks and Jessica Lindsey from Edge Movement Arts in Oregon. Staying true to the season, Saturday night's festivities include a Halloween-themed party at Sanita's Brewing with music from DJ and Denver-native Artisan Jones.

Mile High Mayhem

Submitted by Grace Marlowe on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:29am

Bare chests and black tie attire are the only acceptable forms of dress at this classy mixed martial arts spectacle. After enjoying a steak dinner from Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, snag a complimentary hand-rolled cigar to smoke while you root for your favorite fighter. Proceeds benefit Denver Urban Scholars, a local nonprofit that provides programs to help at-risk students succeed. Fri 7-10 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Steve Peterson/TerraChroma

Movie at the Symphony: Raiders of the Lost Ark

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:42pm

The treasure hunting archaeologist in this classic film is back like you’ve never seen, or heard, him before. Raiders of the Lost Ark will play on three screens at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, but it’ll be stripped of the score. Led by conductor Christopher Dragon, the music will instead be performed live by the Colorado Symphony. Audio seats are available for those wishing to hear the dialogue and symphony music only. Fri 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Jazz Party

Submitted by Molly Longman on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 11:37am

This three-day musical party will feature sets ranging from smooth classic jazz to New Orleans–based Dixieland jazz. Talented instrumentalists from across the country, including saxophonist Barry Allen and bassist Nicki Parrott, will give solo performances as well as collaborative shows blending their personal styles into a new sound. Since the musicians rely heavily on improvisation in their sets, your concert experience will truly be one of a kind. Fri 7:30-11:30 p.m.; Sat 1-11:30 p.m.; Sun 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Richard Goode: Bach and Chopin

Submitted by Molly Longman on Fri, 08/05/2016 - 11:53am

This Grammy Award–winning pianist will add his one-of-a-kind expressiveness and emotional depth to works by two legendary composers. During his striking performance, the New York native will perform dream-like versions of Chopin's waltzes and fugues by Bach. Fri 7:30 p.m.

Bach & Beer

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 1:18pm

Rather surprisingly, beer making and classical music have a lot in common. To commemorate this fine pairing, Steuart Pincombe will play Bach's Cello Suits while River North Brewery pairs three suits with their own brews. While sipping on witbiers, Saisons, IPAs, and ales, hear short explanations of the Pincombe's approach to music as well as historic brewing methods from River North Brewing. Fri 7:30-9 p.m. 

Friday Night Weird: Halloween

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:10pm

Michael Myers returns to the silver screen at this showing of the original horror thriller—the perfect shriek-fest to kick off Halloween weekend. The groundbreaking film, originally screened in October 1978, profiles a sociopath who escapes from prison and terrorizes residents of rural Illinois. This screening features an exclusive pre-recorded interview with director John Carpenter, who discusses the history of the film and its influence on the horror genre and modern movies. Fri 8:30 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Compass International Pictures