Friday, February 24, 2017

Denver Restaurant Week

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 12/19/2016 - 9:59am

The caliber of Denver's dining scene is at an all-time high, which makes the anticipation for this year's restaurant week even greater. Take the time to explore more than 150 of Denver's top restaurants as they offer multi-course dinners at appealing prices. More than 150 establishments have put their restaurant week menus online, which means diners can peruse options and plan their threee-meals-a-day in advance. Daily, times vary. 

Dawg Nation Pond Hockey Tournament

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:49pm

Sharpen your skates for this charitable pond hockey tournament and bid for a chance to play with a pro. Teams of four compete in a round-robin style tournament, but some teams will get a boost from former NHL? players like Aaron McKenzie and Milan Hejduk, who will play for the team who bids the highest. Proceeds benefit Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation, which provides funds for hockey players and their families during medical crises. Fri 8 a.m.-Sun noon.

Rough Art Show

Submitted by SamanthaHarris on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:38am

This interactive one-night-only show for art in-progress, hosted by quirky Denver author and comedian Mimi Hayes,  encourages community feedback and interaction with art. See the rough work of 13 artists, including painters, writers, quilters, and ceramicists. Input from the audience will then shape the artists’ final pieces for a second show in June. Fri 5-10 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Rough Art Show

Junie B. Jones: The Musical

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:36pm

The beloved character of Junie B. Jones has been chronicled in more than 30 best-selling books and several play adaptations since the early 1990s. This earnest production combines four of original author Barbara Park’s books and uses song, dance, and new characters to let the audience witness Jones’ first day of first grade. Its visual and verbal humor will entertain kids and adults alike. Fri 8 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center

Sight Unseen

Submitted by SamanthaHarris on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 10:41am

This sensory exhibition, curated by international artist Alia El Bermani and presented in collaboration with PoetsArtists, a Denver publication of poems and art, will feature more than 75 artists. Through paintings, drawings, and sculptures, the varied works explore emotions and the human spirit. Fri 6-9 p.m.

Takács Quartet

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:19pm

In 1975, four students formed the original quartet in a classroom at Budapest’s Music Academy. Their intention? To reinterpret famous works by Bartók, Beethoven, Smetana, and Borodin with youthful energy and modern stylings. Now, the Boulder-based, award-winning ensemble enters its 42nd season with the same energetic approach to making traditional works feel radical. Fri 8 p.m. 

A V Day Massacre

Submitted by AbbieMitchell on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 9:54am

Put a killer spin on the traditional holiday of love during this murderously fun cocktail party game. Guests will be stalked and murdered left and right, and its up to you to find the killer and end the bloodshed. But don’t take too long, because you could be next! Fri-Sat 8 p.m.

Lil Wayne

Submitted by EmilyWilliams on Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:56pm

Fresh off the release of his book Gone ‘Til November, a journal from his time in prison, Weezy is back to headline the Mile High Smoke Out show. Just in time for Mardi Gras, the New Orleans-born rapper brings the spirit of his beloved hometown to the Rockies. Hear the veteran MC trade verses with hip-hop newcomers A Boogie and Marc E Bassy. Fri 8 p.m.