They say when it rains, it pours. No idea who “They” is or why this They person speaks in idioms, but if you live in Denver and have looked as this weekend’s calendar, all we can say is “Wow.” As in, wow, there’s a lot of really, really cool stuff going on.
If true-life stories are your thing, check out “Lived/Re-Lived” on Friday at the Jones Theater. Three storytellers take the stage to spill intimate life stories while aerial dancers and puppets provide re-enactment as they’re told. Lived/Re-Lived: Tickets $15
Friday, March 21: 8 p.m. doors; 8:30 p.m. show
For real-life stories but with a musical component, “Dreaming Sin Fronteras” starts a three-show run on Friday night at North High School’s auditorium. Featuring music from Shawn King (of the Grammy-nominated Devotchka) and Raul Pacheco (of the Grammy-winning Ozomatli), the world premier of this multicultural live production is centered on the testimony of DREAMers discussing immigration and what it means to be an American.
Dreaming Sin Fronteras: Tickets $18
Friday, March 21: 7:30 p.m.Saturday, March 22: 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
If brews are more your speed, and day-drinking is your kind of thing (the WideFoc.us team approves), celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week at Collaboration Festival on Saturday at the Curtis Hotel. Brewers will tap 35 beers special to the event, each one representing a collaboration between two or more Colorado craft brewers.
Collaboration Festival: Tickets $50-$80
Saturday, March 22: 3-7 p.m.
The final item on our weekend party time list is the Lucky 7 Gala, an event for a very special cause, Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Cash McCandless is a knock-knock joke-loving seven-year-old who happens to also have a brain tumor. His mom also happens to be Shelly McCandless, long-time GM of the Avenue Grill. And Sunday happens to be a fundraiser for Cash’s cancer treatments. If you can’t make the event but still want to help contribute cash to Cash (sorry!) you can donate via the event’s website. As true fans of Denver’s food and beverage industry, WideFoc.us already made a donation to the cause.
Lucky 7 Gala: Tickets $77
Sunday, March 23: 5-9 p.m.
See you around this weekend!
—by Leah Charney
Leah Charney is sassy yet classy and is most excited by the things she can't stop writing about, like food, music, and people. She directs operations for the WideFoc.us team, which is just a fancy way of saying she is chief cat herder.