Airing in November of 1978, the shamed Star Wars Holiday Special tells the story of Chewbacca’s journey home with Han Solo to celebrate Life Day—the Wookiee version of Christmas. The film garnered extremely negative reviews and was never released on home video, making it somewhat of a legend among Star Wars enthusiasts. Don’t miss this rare, one-night-only viewing. Sat 9 p.m.
Flaunting a star-studded cast, (Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner) it’s no wonder American Hustle recently received seven nominations for the upcoming Golden Globes. Watch the volatile story of a con man who’s forced to work for an FBI agent unfold. Daily, times vary.
Set in Greenwich Village in 1961, Inside Llewyn Davis looks at a week in the life of a young singer trying to make it in the thriving folk music scene. The latest movie from famed directors Joel and Ethan Coen, this story of misadventure and struggle stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, and Justin Timberlake. Daily, times vary.
With award season on the horizon, don’t miss your chance to view a mix of star-studded and independent films bound to be on the ballots. Take your pick from features such as Dallas Buyers Club, starring Matthew McConaughey, and this year’s festival favorite, Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom. Daily, times vary.
Celebrate the Year of the Horse at this elaborate Chinese New Year bash. Lion dancers, a mind-boggling ten-year-old contortionist, silent and live auctions, and a catered dinner all line the night's agenda. Proceeds will benefit the Nathan Yip Foundation—a Denver nonprofit committed to bringing education to vulnerable children around the world. Sat 5 p.m.
According to Dr. Kristin Iverson, people need to know what remains of the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant. Listen to the author, as she recounts a childhood spent growing up near the plant, working at the installation, and the decade she spent researching the destructive experience. Tue 1-2 p.m.
When it comes to Mardi Gras, Louisiana State alumni know how to throw down. With Southern food, an open bar, and New Orleans' own outrageous cover band, Bag of Donuts, LSU grads are pulling out all the stops for Denver this year. Proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross. Sat 8 p.m.-midnight.
Every dog owner sees the best in their best friend, but most don’t fit “best in show.” This hilarious and uncoordinated K9 performance truly is a dog show for the rest. Proceeds will benefit Freedom Service Dogs of America—a Denver-based nonprofit that rescues dogs and trains them to serve people with disabilities. Sat 1-5 p.m.
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