Best Bets

Best Bets

November 2005

1. Mile-High Marilyns
Andy Warhol thought everyone would have a shot at 15 minutes of fame. Lucky for the prophetic pop artist, his iconic silk screens of Marilyn, Mao, and cans of tomato soup have remained cherished pieces in the American psyche much longer than your average reality TV star. See this temporary traveling exhibit of some of Warhol's most familiar creations.

Andy Warhol's Dream America: Nov. 1-Dec. 31, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center.

2. Start Me Up
This year marks the Rolling Stones' 43rd year playing music together-the longest run of any rock band, ever. You'd think by now it'd be OK for these aging bad boys of British rock to hang up the leather pants. Heck! Mick, Keith, and the crew have a combined age of 245. But the "Bigger Bang" world tour brings them to Denver this month, and critics are promising they haven't lost it yet.

Rolling Stones Bigger Bang Tour: Nov. 24, Pepsi Center.

3. Fashionably Great
Help toast the five new darlings of Denver design as Fashion Group International presents its up-and- comers at the Rising Stars Gala and Fashion Show. See who's in, what's hot, and why not in Denver's fickle and fantastic fashion scene.

Rising Stars Gala and Fashion Show: Nov. 13, Lotus Night Club.

4. Gobble Gobble
It's that time of year when poultry nationwide start to get a little nervous. Here's your chance to run like a turkey on Thanksgiving morn at Boulder's Panicking Poultry. Not to be confused with the popular Wash Park Turkey Trot later in the month, this 5K run/walk (and kids' fun run) benefits Colorado's Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Panicking poultry: Nov. 13, Boulder res.

5. Shining Starz
They're rolling out the red carpet at the Ellie for the annual Starz Denver International Film Festival. Ten days of independent film include a tribute to Japanese cinema and the much-anticipated mayor's lifetime achievement award, going to Ang Lee, famed director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Neil Jordan-director of The Crying Game-brings us Breakfast on Pluto, and director Stephen Frears screens his latest, Mrs. Henderson Presents, starring Dame Judy Dench, which earned lustrous reviews at Toronto.

Starz Denver International Film Festival: Nov. 10-20.