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For a Big Laugh
Funny man Sinbad struts his stuff at high altitude this week. But he isn’t just another jokester: This basketball player-turned-Star Search contestant-turned-sitcom star works his audience without standby quips or profanity, bringing family-style humor to his shows by reliving real-life experiences with infectious exuberance. Fri 8 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1631 Glenarm Pl. Tickets $40-50. For tickets, call 303-830-8497, or visit www.ticketmaster.com.
For the Big Day
Brides-to-be, make sure to stop by the local Bridal Trunk Show this weekend for a showcase of bridal designer Anne Barge’s Spring 2006 Collection. The designs capture a sense of Russian elegance and grandeurthe essence of the hottest looks right now. Barge’s gowns have appeared in Time, Bride’s, Modern Bride, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times, among others. Think Catherine the Great and Fabergé eggs for the upcoming wedding season, and add this stop to your wedding dress circuit. Fri-Sat, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., by appointment only. The Bridal Collection, 8101 E. Belleview Ave., Ste. G. For more information, call 720-493-9454.
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For Some Big Learning
Did you know that one in three American cowboys in the post-Civil War West were black? You would if you celebrated Black History Month at the Black American West Museum in February. But fear not if you missed out; there’s still time to catch the culminating event of the “Black in the Saddle” film fest: an all-day movie marathon featuring The Bronze Buckaroo, Harlem Rides the Range, and Two Man Gun from Harlem. Saddle up in the morning with the “We Tell it Like it Was” guided tour, or learn about the lives of the 1880s black cowboys with the “A Day in a Life of a Cowboy” program. Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Black American West Museum. $4-$8. For more information, call 303-292-2566 or visit www.blackamericanwest.org.
For a Big Cause
A few hours of your Saturday night will help over 50 children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases spend a week at Aspen’s Winter Games for their fill of outdoor recreation: sports, games, campfires, ski lessons, snowmobiling, and more. The Shining Stars Foundation hosts the 2006 Snow Ball to raise funds that allow the kids to attend for no cost. The gala, with a “Western après ski” dress code, features live music, cocktails, food from Denver’s best caterers, and silent and live auctionsall for the benefit of kids who deserve the best week of their lives. Fri 6-9 p.m. $100. 1770 Sherman St. Event Complex. For more information, call 970-726-8009 or visit www.shiningstarsfoundation.com.