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Thursday, May 21

Long Lost: Life, Love and Tragedy on the High Seas — Illuminar’s acrobats bring piracy to the sky. 7 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through May 22.

Flatlander Opening Reception — Experience a collection of art inspired by our interactions with the digital world. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303-443-2122.

Heidi Pitlor — The author discusses her new book The Daylight Marriage. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Mary Poppins — Boulder Dinner Theater presents this musical based on the classic books and the Disney film. Boulder Dinner Theatre, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-6000, ext. 4. Through Sept. 5.

Defending the Caveman — Enjoy a hilarious play about the ways men and women relate to each other. Garner Galleria Theatre, 1101 13th St., Denver, 800- 641-1222. Through June 28.

Colorado Corks and Cuisine — Sample the fruits of local wineries, distilleries, breweries and culinary artists while raising funds to support Four Mile’s preservation and education initiatives. 5:30 p.m. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver, 720-865-0815.

Nick Guerra — The 2015 Stand Up NBC Showcase Winner. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through May 24.

Dan Naturman — See the comic fresh off his semi-finalist run on America’s Got Talent. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through May 23.

Friday, May 22

Fragments — Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance troupe presents the showcase for their classes this year. 7:30 p.m. The Performance Space, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

The Flies by Jean-Paul Satre — The Upstart Crow presents this play by the existentialist master. 7:30 p.m. The East Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through May 30.

Meg Cabot — The author discusses her new book From the Notebook of a Middle School Princess. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Boulder Creek Fest — Boulder’s premiere outdoor festival returns to the side of the creek, complete with activities, entertainment and a duck race. Boulder Creek/Downtown Boulder, 303-449-3137. Through May 25.

Denver Comic Con — Join the masked masses as fans, cosplayers, artists and writers come together to celebrate a love of all things comics. Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, www.denvercomicon.com. Through May 25.

Downtown Denver Art Festival — Check out some of the best art around at this free event. 4 p.m. Denver Center for Performing Arts Galleria and Sculpture Park, 1400 Curtis St., Denver, 720-865- 4220. Through May 25.

Seussical Jr. — Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075  Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876. Through May 23.

Brighton Beach Memoirs — See Neil Simon’s classic play, winner of a New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play. Miner’s Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington St., Golden, 303-935-3044. Through June 28.

The Denver Moth Storyslam — Share or just enjoy an open story slam built around theme of adventure. Doors: 6:30 p.m. Daniels Hall, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver, 303-777-1003.

Saturday May 23

Earth Aerial — Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance troupe bring their 2015 spring production to life. 4 p.m. The Performance Space, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through May 24.

Day of Rock — Join Amp the Cause for a free one-of-a-kind music event presented by Concerts For Kids. 16th Street Mall, Downtown Denver, www. denverdayofrock.com.

Sunday, May 24

Memorial Day Masquerade — Support the Wounded Warrior Project by donning your best mask and being the person you’ve always wanted. 8:30 p.m. Sherman Street Event Center, 1770 Sherman St., Denver, 303-669-5953.

Brews and Views — Spend your Memorial Day weekend sampling from more than 25 local Colorado breweries at Brews and Views Beer Fest. 1 p.m. Hudson Gardens and Events Center, 6115 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, 800-328-6723.

Tuesday, May 26

Bill Gifford — The author discusses his new book Spring Chicken. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure — The British comic and actor brings his special brand of comedy to Denver. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106. Through May 27.

Steve Gastineau — Hear the comedy stylings of one of the funniest comics in Denver. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works, Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

Wednesday, May 27

Boulder Farmers’ Market — Get some grub, or just pick up fresh produce every Saturday at this weekly market for local farmers. 4-8 p.m. 13th Street, between Canyon and Arapahoe, Boulder, 303- 910-2236. Through Oct. 7.

Paolo Bacigalupi — The author discusses his new book The Water Knife. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Kevin Fitzgerald — Hear the Renaissance man’s humor as he takes his 20-year stand-up career to Denver. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works, Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

Ryan Wingfield — Join Alaskan comic and writer for a night full of laughs. Doors: 7 p.m. Dickens Tavern and Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 303-834-9384.

Thursday, May 28

Elements — Illumar’s troupes bring earth, fire, wind and water to life. 7 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through May 29.

Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco — The documentary on the ultra-marathon runner who inspired the book Born to Run. 7 p.m. The Performance Space, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Karim Dimechkie — The author discusses his new book Lifted by the Great Nothing. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Beethoven and Brews — The Colorado Symphony and Breckenridge Brewery invite you to sample great beer, hors d’oeuvres and sounds at this fundraising event. Breckenridge Brewery, 2220 Blake St., Denver, 303-534-0757.

Blanca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate — Join in the laughs with the comedienne’s spite-filled show. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Bobby Slayton — The pit bull of comedy returns with his brilliantly quick and cutting edge humor. 8 p.m. Comedy Works, Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through May 30.

Natasha Leggero — Get out the laughs with one of the voices on Comedy Central’s Brickleberry and the fan favorite roaster of Justin Bieber. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through May 30.

Friday, May 29

Short Takes — A collection of short pieces, each with its own director and cast. 7 p.m. The Carsen Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through June 7.

Stories, Poems and Proverbs — See dance inspired by the written word. 7 p.m. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200. Through May 31.

Vincent Engle — The author discusses his new book Fear of Paradise. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Denver Children’s Museum Birthday Bash — Join in this adults-only fundraiser event with food, music, prizes and more. 6 p.m. Denver Children’s Museum, 2121 Children’s Museum Drive, Denver, 303-433-7444.

Rocky Mountain Airshow — Do a barrel roll as jets, planes and more perform death-defying stunts. 4 p.m. Aurora Reservoir, 5800 S. Powhaton Road, Aurora, www.cosportaviation.org. Through May 31.

Tig Notaro’s “Boyish Girl Interrupted” Tour — Brashly honest and uproariously funny, Notaro drops some truth on Denver. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Danse Etoile Ballet: One Thousand and One Nights — Travel back in time to the epic lands of Sheherazade, Aladdin and Sinbad the Sailor to experience great dancing, choreography, costumes and music. 9:30 p.m. Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield, 720-887-2371. Through May 30.

Lucia di Lammermoor — Set in the mists of the Scottish Highlands, ill-fated young lovers Lucia and Engardo are caught between the quarrels of their respective Lammermoor and Ravenswood clans. Doors:

6:30 p.m. Lincoln Center Performance Hall, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, 970-221-6730.

Saturday, May 30

Boulder Ballet School End-of-Year Showcase — Join the Boulder Ballet as they show off new tricks and the growth of a season. 7 p.m. The Performance Space, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through May 31.

Boulder Farmers’ Market — Get some grub, or just pick up fresh produce every Wednesday at this weekly afternoon market for local farmers. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 13th Street, between Canyon and Arapahoe, Boulder, 303-910-2236. Through November 21.

Longmont Farmers’ Market — Pick up fresh greens and tasty bites at this weekly market for local farmers. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303- 910-2236.

Murmuration — From break dancers to barbershop quartets, Murmuration creates unprecedented relationships between artists on stage. 6 p.m. The Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arapahoe St. and N. Speer Blvd., Denver, 303-893- 4100.

Boutique Dance Academy’s Fourth Annual Recital — Celebrate talented young dancers. 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

The Servant of Two Masters — Betrothed lovers, back-from-the-dead fiancés and a crafty servant with an insatiable appetite for food and fortune blend together in this melting pot of comic genius. Doors: 6 p.m. Lincoln Center Performance Hall, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, 970-221-6730. Through June 27.

Poudre Riverfest — A free, family-friendly festival with bird banding, nature walks, hands-on service projects, a scavenger hunt, kids’ activities, exhibitors, food, a New Belgium beer garden and live music from 12 Cents for Marvin, The Burroughs and Justin Roth. Legacy Park, 300 Woodlawn Drive, Fort Collins, 970- 482-1707 ext. 21.

Old Town Car Show — Hot-rods, vintage cars and classic trucks line the streets of Historic Downtown. Downtown Fort Collins, Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, 970-484-6500.

Side Man — Experience a Tony Award-winner highlighting a pivotal period for American jazz musicians. 7:30 p.m. Bas Bleu Theatre, 401 Pine St., Fort Collins, 970-498-8949. Through 28.

Burning Can ExtravCANza 2015 — Join Oskar Blues and dozens of local breweries for its annual Burning Can ExtravCANza, featuring music, competitions and, of course, beer. 10 a.m. Bohn Park, 219 Second Ave., Lyons, 888-541-9753.

Lyons Outdoor Games — Enjoy a premier Colorado outdoor lifestyle, adventure sport and music festival. Bohn Park, 219 Second Ave., Lyons, www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com. Sunday, May 31

Utsav VII… Celebration of Life — Mudra Dance Studio presents the culmination of a year of learning an exploring. 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845.

An Afternoon with Local Authors — Join local writers in an open discussion of writing, Boulder and the literary life. 2 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Yoga Rocks the Park — Get your downward dog on. 8:30 a.m. Sunken Gardens Park, Speer and 11th, Denver, for more information see www.yogarocksthepark.com. Sam Adams — Sports journalist turned comedian Sam Adams is here to bring the funny. 7 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

VERY… The 2015 OUT Boulder Garden Party — Join Out Boulder for a relaxing afternoon full of good food, great friends and two awards to honor local heroes in our LGBTQ Community. 4 p.m. RSVP for location or check out www.outboulder.org, 303-499-5777.

Monday, June 1

Fierce Reads Spring Fling — Join Young Adult authors Jennifer Mathieu, Anna Banks, Emmy Laybourne and Courtney Alameda for readings, games and more. 6:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Contemporary Dance Academy’s Wizard of Oz — The Contemporary Dance Academy’s Spring Recital is based on the classic 1939 film. Doors: 6 p.m. Lincoln Center Performance Hall, 417 W. Magnolia, Fort Collins, 970-221-6730.

Tuesday, June

Rebecca Makkai — The author discusses her new book The Hundred Year House. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447- 2074.

Jim Jeffries: The FreeDumb Tour Join comedian Jim Jeffries as he lambastes everything that makes this country not so great. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Wednesday, June 3

Deborah Harkness — The author discusses her recent book The Book of Life. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

The Bicycle Thief — Enjoy this classic as part of the silent film series. 7:30 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 W. Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282.

Longmont Farmers’ Market — Pick up fresh greens and tasty bites at this weekly market for local farmers. 4-8 p.m. Fifth Avenue between Main Street and Kimbark Street, Longmont, 303-910-2236. Through Sept. 30.

Wicked — The award-winning musical returns. The Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Arapahoe Street and N. Speer Blvd., Denver, 303- 893-4100. Through July 5.

Justine Marino — See the funny woman selected as a new face in 2014 at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800.

Thursday, June 4

Bye Bye Birdie — The Parlando School of Musical Arts presents the Broadway classic. 7 p.m. The East Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through June 7.

Andrew Knapp and Momo — The author discusses his new book Find Momo Coast to Coast. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303- 447-2074.

Joey Diaz — The well-known actor and host of the podcast The Church of What’s Happening Now brings heavyweight humor to Denver. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595- 3637. Through June 6.

Christopher Titus — The star of the dark comedy Titus gets laughs and tries to crowd-fund his movie Special Unit. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through June 6.

Friday, June 5

Much Ado About Nothing — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens their season with Shakepeare’s classic comedy. 8 p.m. Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, Boulder, 303- 492-8008. Select Shows through Aug. 9.

Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival — Join the smiling feline-like girl in an interactive musical and lifestyle event for friends of all ages. 6 p.m. Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt Street Denver, 303- 295-4444. Through June 7.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance 26 — Mixed Martial Arts comes to Broomfield. Doors: 5:30 p.m. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, 303- 410-0700.

First Friday Art Walk — Check out art and pick up a picture, sculpture or more in the Sante Fe Art District in Denver. 5:30 p.m. Sante Fe Art District, Denver, www.artdistrictonsantafe.com.

First Friday Littleton Art Walk — 6 p.m. Historic Downtown Littleton, Prince Street and Main Street, Littleton, 303-795-3700. Saturday, June 6

Zikr Dance Ensemble — Denver’s critically acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble presents the world premiere of David Taylor’s The Lady of the Lake. 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through June 7.

Six Degrees of Separation — Concert pianist Mina Gajic joins violinist Zachary Carrettin in an intimate recital examining Bach’s influence on the impressionist voices of Ysaÿe, Szymanowsky and Debussy. 7:30 p.m. Grusin Music Hall, Imig Music Building, 18th Street, Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Jam Out Hunger — Battle of the Bands. A charity concert supporting the Arvada Community Food Bank. Doors: 3:30 p.m. Arvada Center Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200.

Rocky Flats Then & Now: 25 Years After the Raid — Art, discussion and presentations about the history of the Rocky Flats region. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720- 898-7200. Through June 8.

Speed Gone Wild Car Show — Check out fancy rides, tricked out whips and all kinds of vehicles at this car show. 10 a.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-678-6235.

SummerFest — An afternoon of hands-on activities designed to be nature-inspired, educational and fun for all ages. 1 p.m. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Blvd., Boulder, 303-441-3100.

Capital Hill People’s Fair — Celebrate Denver’s diverse urban community with a weekend of entertainment, events, activities and attractions. 10 a.m. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Avenue and Colfax, Denver, 303-830-1651. Through June 7.

Denver Chalk Art Festival — See the incredible artwork done only with chalk, some planning and willpower. 10 a.m. Larimer Square, 1430 Larimer St., Denver, 303-534- 2367.

Classical Ballet of Colorado: Russian Treasures — Enjoy works in a variety of styles followed by a series of classical pieces choreographed by Russian ballet masters. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623- 7876.

Kids in the Hall — The famed Canadian comedy troupe comes to Denver and will crush your head with laughs. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Josh Blue Comedy Special Taping — The former winner of Last Comic Standing films his very own comedy special. 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Byron Theatre, University of Colorado Denver, 2199 S. University Blvd., Denver, 303-871-2000.

OFF the HOOK Chamber Music Festival — Experience wonderful chamber music with world-class professional musicians from Colorado as well as internationally recognized guest artists. Downtown Fort Collins, 3633 Wild View Drive, Fort Collins, 970- 305-2261. Through June 29.

Vertical Fusion Presents Sky Candy — Check out this showcase by Vertical Fusion, the local pole and aerial dance studio. Dickens Tavern and Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 303-834-9384.

A Taste of Lousiville — Come and enjoy excellent food, served by our fine restaurants, arts and craft booths, kid’s entertainment and the Louis- Palooza, which features local bands performing at the Steinbaugh Pavilion. 9 a.m. Main St., Louisville, 303-666-5747. Sunday, June 7

Boulder Jewish Festival — Join in the festivities as Boulder explores Jewish culture with food, events and more. 11 a.m. Courthouse Lawn/Pearl Street Mall, 1300 Pearl Street, Boulder, www.boulderjewishfestival.org. Justine Marino — See the funny woman selected as a new face in 2014 at Montreal’s Just for Laughs festival. 7 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637.

Monday, June 8

Brigitte Mars — The author discusses her new book The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074. Tuesday, June 9

Kathryn Bertine — The author discusses her new book The Road Less Taken. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Steven Wingate — Hear the author of Thirty One Octets: Incantations and Meditations. 6 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Troy Walker — Check out the up-and-coming comic so up-and-coming, he’s won Denver Comedy Works’ New Faces award twice. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through June 10.

Second Annual Backyard Benefit — Enjoy a four-course dinner including a family style third course and The Post Brewing Co.’s award winning pie for dessert with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the Growe Foundation’s garden-to-table program. The Post Brewing Co., 105 W. Emma St. Lafayette, 303-593-2066.

Wednesday, June 10

Sue Lion — The author discusses her new book How the Trees Got Their Voices. 5:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Bands on the Bricks — Enjoy live music and a beer garden outside on the Pearl Street Mall every Wednesday all summer long. 5:30 p.m. Courthouse Lawn/Pearl Street Mall, 1300 Pearl Street, Boulder, 303-449-3774. Wednesdays, through August 12.

Enchanted Afternoon: Oboe and Strings — Join the Ivy Street Ensemble and Betsy Schwarm as they explore the beauty and power of Mozart. 1:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

Thursday, June 11

Taste of the West — Enjoy Jefferson County’s premiere culinary event with over 30 participating chefs and restaurants. 5 p.m. Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303-987-7845.

Michael Friedman — The author discusses his new book Martian Dawn and other novels. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Longmont Art Guild Art Show — Join local artisans in this showcase and sale. 1 p.m. Barn A, Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-678-6235. Through June 14.

Wittenberg — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents this creative mash-up of Hamlet, Faust and the college experience. 7:30 p.m. Colorado Shakespeare Festival, University Theatre, Boulder, 303-492-8008. Shows through August 8.

CannaCon — Join vendors from across the industry at the largest cannabis business marketplace. Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, www.cannacon.org. Through June 13.

Dr. Cesar Lozano — Experience the truth as Dr. Lozano explains, Como Tratr Con, Gente Dificil. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Jen Kirkman — Check out the comedian and writer responsible for Drunk History, Home Movies and Chelsea Lately. 8 p.m. Comedy Works, Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Though June 13.

Tom Papa — Laugh at jokes from the winner of 2013’s Comedy Album of the Year. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through June 13.

A Mighty Wind — Join the Arvada Chorale with special guests the Denver Brass for this wonderful performance of popular music, jazz and Broadway favorites. 7:30 p.m. PCS Performing Arts Complex, 1001 W. 84th Ave., Denver, 720-432-9341.

Taste It Broomfield — Enjoy bite-sized dishes prepared by an all-star lineup of talent from dozens of local area restaurants serving up tasty attractions that reflect their signature style. Local breweries and wineries will offer tastings as well. 5 p.m. 1stBank Center, 11450 Broomfield Lane, Broomfield, 303- 466-1775.

Friday, June 12

Guys and Dolls — Performance Now Theatre Company presents the beloved Broadway classic. 7:30 p.m. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845. Through June 27.

Traveling with Angels — Storyteller Pena takes you on a personal journey of discovery. 7 p.m. The East Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328. Through June 14.

Zikr Dance Ensemble — Denver’s critically acclaimed Zikr Dance Ensemble presents the world premiere of David Taylor’s The Lady of the Lake. The Performance Space, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

The Fairies’ Goddaughter — A charming ballet full of magic and lore. 7 p.m. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720- 898-7200. Through June 14.

Exhibition of the Buddha’s Ancient and Sacred Relics — See items owned and used by the historical Buddha. 6 p.m. Shambhala Center, 1345 Spruce St., Boulder, 303-444-0190. Through June 14.

Circo Hermanos Vasquez — Check out one of the five grandest Mexican big top experiences. 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Denver Colliseum, 4600 Humboldt St., Denver, 303-295-4444. Through June 23.

A Taste of Fort Collins — Enjoy a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for Northern Coloradoans’ active lifestyle. 5 p.m. Civic Center Park, 201 Laporte Ave., Fort Collins, 303-777-6887. Through June 14.

Golden Music Festival — Sit on the rustic hillside amphitheater in Golden’s Clear Creek History Park for one of the region’s top live music festivals. 6 p.m. Clear Creek History Park, 1020 11th St., Golden, www.goldenmusicfestival.com. Through June 14.

Cupcake Cabaret Presents Southern Comfort — Northern Colorado’s premier burlesque group brings you a night of country fried fun featuring special guest stars Peggy Tulane and Kitty Crimson. Doors: 8 p.m. Dickens Tavern and Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont, 303-834-9384.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts and sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, June 13

The 1940’s WWII Era Ball — This Swing Era celebration has become a classic event that takes attendees back in time through music, style, culture and spirit. Dance the night away along side vintage vehicles and aircraft in a hanger under the stars. Patriotism is alive and well at this event. 5 p.m., Boulder Municipal Airport, 3393 Airport Road, Boulder, www.1940sball.com.

Playback Theatre West — Watch as actors improv, recreating stories straight from the audience. 7 p.m. The Carsen Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

TEDx2015: Ideas Unbrididled — Join in the experience that connects curious minds to the ideas and actions shaping the future of the West and ultimately, the world. Doors: 10 a.m. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303-893-4100.

LoHi Music Festival — Warm up for summer at this local music fest featuring the Infinite Stringdusters, the Malah and more. 11:30 a.m. 2219 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, www.lohimusicfestival.com.

New Era Wrestling — See high-flying action at Colorado’s favorite local pro wrestling circuit. 6 p.m. Buffalo Rose, 1119 Washington Ave., Golden, 303- 278-6800.

Erie Brewfest — Get good food and beer at the Third Annual Erie Brewfest, with over 22 food and beer vendors. 12 p.m. Briggs St., Historic Downtown Erie, Erie, 303-828-3440.

Sunday, June 14

Ninth Annual Molly-Dharma Motorcycle Run — Join fellow enthusiasts in this ride benefitting local animal shelters. Registration starts 9 a.m. Platte River Bar & Grill, 5995 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, www. molly-dharmarun.org.

A Taste of Puerto Rico — Experience the spice and vigor of Caribbean cuisine. 11 a.m. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Avenue and Colfax, Denver, 303-667- 4031.

Troy Walker — Check out the up-and-coming comic so up-and-coming, he’s won Denver Comedy Works’ New Faces award twice. 7 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303- 595-3637.

Rocky Mountain Regional Pony of the Americas Show — Join in this competition and show featuring English and Western events, trail, games and more. 8 a.m. Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, 303-678-6235. Through June 15.

Tuesday, June 16

A Taste of the Broncos — Enjoy food and drink from approximately 30 Colorado restaurants. 5:30 p.m. Sports Authority Field, 1701 Bryant St., Denver, 720-258-3100.

Wednesday, June 17

Amy Law — The author discusses her new book A Natural History of Trail Ridge Road. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Thursday, June 18

The Art of Plating — Join local chefs as they delve into this culinary exploration. 5 p.m. The East Theatre, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Do at the Zoo — Graze on sample dishes from more than 60 of the city’s finest restaurants and belly up to the watering hole for unlimited drinks featuring the region’s best wines and cocktails. 7 p.m. Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, 720-337-1400.

SeriesFest — See the best new TV pilots from established and emerging content creators. SIE Film Center, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, www.seriesfest. com. Through June 21.

Ron Funches — Laugh it up with LA Weekly’s Number One New Comedian to Watch 2013. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through June 20.

Justin Willman — See the magician and comedian on his Fake Believe tour. 7:30 p.m. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through June 21.

Friday, June 19

The Artful Chef — Join chefs as they’re partnered with artists to compete for the best and most beautiful table. 6:30 p.m. 1801 13th Street, Suite 400, Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Greek Festival — Come eat, drink and dance like a Greek. 11 a.m. Assumption Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 4510 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, www. thegreekfestival.com. Through June 20.

Dinosaur Train at Dinosaur Monument — Characters, music and themes from the educational show and numerous fun and educational activities will be directed at 2- through 7-year-olds, but siblings and adults can play and ride along, too. Dinosaur Ridge Visitor Center, 16831 W. Alameda Parkway, Morrison, 303-697-3466. Through June 21.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday, June 20

Boomtown — The musical comes to the Arvada Center featuring the Chimney Choir. 7:30 p.m. Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720-898-7200. Through June 21.

Boulder County BrewBQ Festival & Fundraiser — More than 30 breweries will provide tasting samples to go along with the BBQ being prepared by the areas best pro and amateur masters who are competing for top honors. And the money goes to a good cause. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Atlas Valley Shopping Center, 95th and Arapahoe, Lafayette, www.ymcabv. org/ymcaweb/brewbq.

Juneteenth Music Festival — Join hands to mark the ending of slavery and the beginning of African American independence in the United States with music and events. Parade starts 8:30 a.m. FivePoints, 2700 Welton, Denver, 720-505-3274.

Westword Music Showcase — Hear many of the finalists for the Westword Music Awards, including The Back Angels, Misterwives and more than 100 other acts. Tickets available at Twist & Shout Records or online through TicketFly. Doors: 12 p.m. Various stages across the Golden Triangle, 1100 Acoma St., Denver, 303-296-7744.

Denver PrideFest — Celebrate Denver’s diverse queer and open culture. 9 a.m. Civic Center Park, E. Broadway Ave. and Colfax, Denver, 303-733-7743. Through June 21.

Lisa Lampanelli — The spry wit of this comedienne will leave you in stitches. Doors: 7 p.m. Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Ave., Denver, 303-623-0106.

Loveland Garden Tour & Art Show — Enjoy greener pastures and beautiful scenery. 8 a.m. Olde Course Neighborhood, Loveland, 970-669-7182.

Fort Collins Beer Week — Join in the Second Annual Fort Collins Beer Week, the “un-festival” celebrating Colorado’s strongest beer city. Various venues, Old Town, Fort Collins, 970-217-8786. Through June 27.

Fourth Annual Brewers’ Olympics — Kick off Fort Collins Beer Week with the outrageous competition that proves that drinking and competition go beer in hand. 12 p.m. Go West T-Shirt Co., 1725 Heath Parkway, Fort Collins, 970-217-8786.

Kinetics Solstice Festival — Enjoy a day of music, food, beverages, kids recycled raft race, solstice swim, sun and the 35th Annual Kinetic Sculpture Race. 11 a.m. Union Reservoir, 461 WCR 26, Longmont, 720-837-1577 or www.kineticists.org.

Sunday, June 21

Barbecue, Blues & Brews! — Celebrate Father’s Day with blues from the Colorado Blues Society, beer from Boulder Beer and barbecue demonstrations from Escoffier. 11 a.m. McGuckin Hardware, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-444-7328.

Golden Gran Frondo Festival — Bike demos, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, mini farmers market as well as a Cruiser Crit and Big Wheel races celebrate this intense bike race. Parfet Park, 10th Street and Washington Ave., Golden, 765-247-2453.

Monday, June 22

Audrey Levatino — The author discusses her new book Woman Powered Farm. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Glenn Miller Orchestra — The classic big band brings the swing to the Boulder Dinner Theatre. 5:30 p.m. BDT Stage, 5501 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303- 449-6000 ext. 4. Through June 23.

Tuesday, June 23

Abigail Fischer — See the renowned mezzosoprano live. 7 p.m. The Performance Space, Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303- 444-7328.

Stephen and Joyce Singular — The authors discusses their new book The Spiral Notebook. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Robin McLean — Hear the author of Reptile House. 6 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St. Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Soundscapes of Japan — Japanese shakuhachi master Kakizakai Kaoru will perform on one of the most ancient root-ended bamboo flutes of Japan: the shakuhachi. 7:30 p.m. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons St., Lone Tree, 303-623-7876.

Wednesday, June 24

Deborah Lutz — The author discusses her new book The Bronte Cabinet. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Malala Yousafzai — Hear the youngest ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. 8 p.m. Bellco Theater, Denver Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, 303-228-8000.

Thursday, June 25

Robin McLean — The author discusses her new book Reptile House. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Chris Fanjola — Check out the comedy stylings of one of the writers for Family Guy and Chelsea Lately. 8 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303-595-3637. Through June 28.

Tom Cotter — See the versatile comic and finalist on last year’s America’s Got Talent. Comedy Works Landmark, 5345 Landmark Place, Greenwood Village, 720-274-6800. Through June 27.

Clips of Faith Beer and Film Tour — Try New Belgium’s most esoteric beer offerings and pair them with inspiring short films created by fans. Doors: 8 p.m. Valmont Disc Golf Park, 5084 Valmont Road, Boulder, 970-221-0524.

Friday, June 26

Margaret Cho. 8 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 W. Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282.

Colorado Music Festival — Join Jean-Marie Zeitouni as the festival explores classical and chamber music through a variety of shows and concerts. 9 a.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 W. Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282. Select shows through August 9.

Othello — The Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents the classic tale of race and vengeance. 8 p.m. Colorado Shakespeare Festival, Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre, Boulder, 303-492-8008. Select shows through August 8.

16th Street Fair — Check out art from around Colorado at this free street festival. 11 a.m. 16th Street Mall, Denver, 720-272-7467. Through June 27.

Colorado Brewers’ Festival — Experience the 26th Annual Colorado Brewers’ Festival and experience the state of beer in the State of Beer. 5 p.m. Civic Center and Washington Park, Howes and Laporte, Fort Collins, 970-484-6500. Through June 28.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

The Denver Moth Storyslam — Share or just enjoy an open story slam built around theme of delusions. Doors: 6 p.m. Daniels Hall, 71 East Yale Ave., Denver, 303-777-1003.

Saturday, June 27

Cherry Blossom Festival — Experience the beauty of Japanese culture and the spring season. 11 a.m. Denver Buddhist Temple, 20th and Lawrence Streets, Denver, www.cherryblossomdenver.org. Through June 28.

Sand in the City — See Colorado’s premier sand castle building competition and showcase. 12 p.m. Ralston Park, W. 64th Ave. and Simms St., Arvada, 303-424-0313. Through June 28.

Longmont Pride — Enjoy music, food, games and more as we embrace the equality and diversity that makes us proud to be who we are. 1 p.m. Willow Farm Park, 901 S. Fordham St., Longmont, 303-499- 5777.

Nederland High Peaks Art Festival — Enjoy this juried exhibition of fine arts and crafts, live music and food booths. 10 a.m. highpeaksartfestival.com. Through June 28.

Tuesday June 30

Megan Kimble — The author discusses her new book Unprocessed. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Wednesday, July 1

Raven Keyes — The author discusses her new book The Healing Light of Angels. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

Thursday, July 2

Ignite Boulder — Enjoy five-minute presentations on fun, enlightening and interesting topics. 6 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 W. Baseline Road, Boulder, 303-442-3282.

Independence Celebration — Join for old-time games, historic demonstrations, live music, horsedrawn wagon rides, and more. 5 p.m. Four Mile Historic Park, 715 S. Forest St., Denver, 720-865-0800.

Friday, July 3

Cherry Creek Arts Festival — Experience a worldclass and award-winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts. 10 a.m. Cherry Creek North, Seventh St. and Elizabeth, Cherry Creek, 303- 355-2787. Through July 5.

First Friday Art Walk — Check out art and pick up a picture, sculpture or more in the Sante Fe Art District in Denver. 5:30 p.m. Sante Fe Art District, Denver, www.artdistrictonsantafe.com.

First Friday Littleton Art Walk. 6 p.m. Historic Downtown Littleton, Prince St. and Main St., Littleton, 303-795-3700.

Erie July 3rd Extravaganza — Join in the Independence Day celebration a day early. Colorado National Golf Club, Highway 7, Erie, 303-828-3440.

Louisville Street Faire — Check out excellent food, cold drinks, lots of children’s activities, quality arts, crafts, sundries. 5 p.m. Historic Downtown Louisville, 720-722-2044.

Saturday July 4

Boulder Arts and Jazz Festival — Two days of great music and events. Downtown Boulder, 1300 Walnut, Boulder, 303-449-3774. Through July 5.

Ralphie’s Independence Day Blast — Enjoy sparkling lights for the season. 8 p.m. Folsom Field, University of Colorado, 2400 Colorado Ave., Boulder, 303-541-1928.

Golden Lion’s Club Fourth of July Festival — An all-day party in Lions Park, complete with prizes, food, live music, beer, free rides and face painting for the kids. 12 p.m. Lions Park, 1300 10th St., Golden, 303-718-6507.

Golden Super Cruise — Check out classic cars as they line up or roll out all along the open road. S. Golden Road, Golden, 303-968-7536. Through July 5.

Celebrate Fourth of July 2015 — Food, fun, fireworks and activities all afternoon and evening long. 4 p.m. Waneka Lake Park, 1600 Caria Drive, Lafayette, 303-666-9555.

Littleton Fourth of July Festival — Plenty of food, fun, entertainment, games and a fantastic fireworks show for families and friends at this free event. 3 p.m. Cornerstone, Belleview and Progress Parks, Littleton, 303-795-3700.

Monday, July 6

Karin Lazarus — The author discusses her new book Sweet Mary Jane. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-447-2074.

James Harris — Hear the author of Cognition Theory. 6 p.m. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe, 1203 13th St., Suite A, Boulder, 303-495-3303.

Russel Howard — See England’s biggest and hottest comedy star. 8 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. Comedy Works Larimer Square, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303- 595-3637.

Wednesday, July 8

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