Colorado event season is beginning to rev up. This week get vivid with Carlos Mencia at the Paramount Theatre, presented by the Latin Comedy Jam, or color your heart out at  Lowbrow Denver’s 4th annual Coloring Show. Start March off right and have a blast.


Black Panthers Documentary at Sie

When: February 29, 7 p.m.

Where: Sie Film Center – 2510 E. Colfax Ave, Denver

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Take a look into American history through the lens of the revolutionary counterculture of the Black Panthers. Sie Film Center presents Documentarian, Stanley Nelson’s “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” a film that chronicles a movement that helped shape our country.


Plush It Real Good: Exhibition Opening

Frankie Toan

When: March 3, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Where: Platte Forum – 2400 Curtis St, Denver

The Low Down: Your eyes won’t do all the heavy lifting at this exhibition. Platte Forum’s Resident Artist, Frankie Toan, along with collaborating students from Mclain Community High School, encourage the audience to interact with their work. Plush It Real Good showcases prismatic, textural sculptures that the viewer is persuaded to explore through to touch.


The Fourth Annual Lowbrow Coloring Show

Lowbrow Denver

When: March 4, 5 – 10 p.m.

Where: Lowbrow Denver – 38 Broadway, Denver

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: Get to scribbling for the fourth annual Lowbrow Coloring Show. Stop by Lowbrow Denver and pick up an entry form and coloring page or download them here. All submission must be in by March 1. After your masterpiece is complete join voters in judgment and celebration Friday, March 4 for the official reception.

Latin Comedy Jam Presents Carlos Mencia


Carlos Mencia

When: March 4, 7 p.m.

Where:  Paramount Theatre – 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: It’s time to laugh with one of the funniest this Friday. The Latin Comedy Jam is stoked to present comedic legend, Carlos Mencia at the Paramount Theatre. Mencia is an international film star, who is best known for his show Mind of Mencia. Always one to spark a little controversy, Carlos Mencia is back with a vengeance fully loaded with new material and a fresh outlook.


Lighthouse Presents: Making the Mountain

When: March 4, 6 p.m.

Where: Lighthouse Writers Workshop – 1515 Race St, Denver

Cost: free

The Low Down: Explore the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of the art process in Colorado with makers of  various genres. Lighthouse Writers Workshop has teamed up with Making the Mountain, a quarterly artist talk to discuss what it means to be in creative waters and why “making” of any sort, constitutes Art.


 Colorado Industrial Hemp Awards Festival


When: March 5, 10:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds – 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont

Cost: $25 – $60

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: The Second Annual Colorado Industrial Hemp Awards & Festival focuses on educating entrepreneurs, Native Americans, farmers, and the public about the various uses and practices of hemp. There will be outlets for merchants and buyers, as well as talks and awards geared towards all things hemp.


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Words by Brittany Werges

When: March 3-6

Where: Boulder Theater (2032 14th St, Boulder), and multiple locations in Boulder, Longmont and Broomfield. 

Cost: Individual films: $9-$12, Special events: $15-$65, Festival pass: $450

Tickets: Available Here

The Low Down: The 12th annual Boulder International Film Festival returns this week. Named one of the “25 Coolest Film Festivals” in the world by MovieMaker Magazine, this four-day festival highlights the broad spectrum of the art of cinema. This year’s event highlights includes the honoring Bruce Dern, who will be in attendance for a special tribute and Q&A. To view the full schedule of events, go here.

 Mark Your Calendars

The Family Tree: A Reading with Karen Branan

When: March 7, 6 p.m.

Where: Blair-Caldwell Public Library – 2401 Welton St, Denver

Cost: Free


David Cross

When: March 8, 8 p.m.

Where: Paramount Theatre – 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver

Tickets: Available here


Fem & Co. Shorts: Behind the Camera

When: March 10, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: MCA Denver – 1488 Delgany St, Denver

Cost: $10

Tickets: Available here


Emancipated Comedy Show

When: March 11, 8 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Where: Lincoln Park Lounge – 778 Mariposa St, Denver


Heathers the Musical

When: March 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Aurora Fox Theatre – 9900 East Colfax, Aurora

Cost: $20 – $28

Tickets: Available here


GrowHaus’ Annual Seed Swap

When: March 12, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: The GrowHaus – 4751 York St, Denver

Cost: $15

Tickets: Available here