Test your sports trivia knowledge with Broncos starting linebacker Wesley Woodyard and his teammates. Add a dose of star power to your trivia crew by bidding on the players in a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Colorado Youth at Risk. Tue 6:30-10:30 p.m.
The festival features nine films over two evenings, all celebrating the power of community and storytelling. Don't miss the Colorado premiere of the Forgotten Kingdom, the story of a young South African man journeying to Lesotho to bury his estranged father. Along the way, he is captivated by the mysterious beauty of his homeland and its people. Wed-Thu 7 p.m.
The agony of the modern dating scene is perfectly captured in this Kickstarter-funded film. Husband-and-wife screenwriting team Kenny Stevenson and Dorien Davies play the not-so-romantic leads: Neal, whose buddies help him find love via the “Missed Connections” section of a website, and Jane, a woman using the same website to purposefully disappoint her hopeful dates. Thu 7-10 p.m.
This 2000 Thai film follows Dum, a handsome man unwillingly pulled into the gang life of rural Thailand. When his wealthy sweetheart, Rumpoey, is married off to a policeman, Dum does everything in his power to escape gang life and return to her. Thu-Fri 10 p.m.
Living amid nature challenges us, but art can help us reconnect to that environment. The four artists featured in this exhibit—all from Central and South America—collaborated to help us re-establish personal connections to the natural world. Fri 6-9 p.m.
This independently organized TED event brings together innovative speakers from the Denver area for an afternoon of ideas and inspiration. Speakers include Shannon Galpin, an award-winning humanitarian and advocate of women and girls in conflict zones, and filmmaker Alexandre Philippe.
There’s something for everyone at Denver PrideFest. Four stages of live music and dancing are just a warm-up to the Sunday morning PrideFest Parade. Runners will love the Big Gay 5K, while pet owners can enter their pooches in the Dogs in Drag contest. The festival also features 250 vendor booths, food, crafts, and a transgender resource area. Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Grab your sweetheart and a picnic basket for a star-strewn evening at the Botanic Gardens. Couples can enjoy their picnic suppers in the garden amphitheater and make their own sweet treats at a dessert bar. After dinner, try free swing dancing lessons while listening to the tunes of Swing Je T’aime, or simply stroll through the gardens. Thu 6-8 p.m.
Tricked into love by their fallaciously feuding fathers, Luisa and Matt separate after discovering the paternal deceit. They then venture out on their own only to realize they belong together in this ever-popular 1960 musical. One of the longest-running production in the world kicks off Little Theatre of the Rockies’ 79th season. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
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