Plan for a whole lot of awesomeness as the weather breaks for Denver. Get patriotic with David Cross on his Making America Great Again tour at the Paramount Theatre, or live up your science fiction fantasy at this year’s StarFest. Become a weekday warrior this week, you have no excuses.

 

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

The Low Down: A haunting true story set in the Deep South is revisited by author, Karen Branan. The Family Tree is a stirring account of the hanging of four black victims by a white lynch mob in Harris County, Georgia. Branan will be sharing provocative insights into this historical memoir at the Blair-Caldwell Library, open to the public.

 

David Cross is Making America Great Again

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Where: Paramount Theatre – 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: You may vaguely remember him from his helter-skelter HBO comedy series Mr. Show, but chances are you recognize David Cross as ‘never nude’, Dr. Tobias Funke, from Arrested Development. In recent years the comic has transformed himself into a triple threat–tucking writer, producer, and indie film star under his belt. Now Cross is going back to his roots with a brand new stand-up tour, Making America Great Again, which rolls through the Paramount Theatre this week. Don’t miss your chance to see this uncompromising, comedic hero in action.

 

Fem & Co. Shorts: Behind the Camera

 

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When: March 10, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: MCA Denver – 1488 Delgany St, Denver

Cost: $10

The Low Down: Explore art, sex, and politics through the Feminism & Co. series. The program held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver features discussions, and presentation through various mediums to examine women and gender in culture. This Thursday filmmaker, Kelly Sears will showcase a curated selection of films made by women.

 

Heathers, The Musical

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

Where: Aurora Fox Theatre – 9900 East Colfax, Aurora

Cost: $20 – $28

Tickets: Available here

The Low Down: The ’80s dark comedy is back with a vengeance and this time it is set to music. Heathers, The Musical is a cynical and satirical tale of the universal woes of the insidious, high school clique mentality. Root for the anti-prep in all of us and see Heathers. The Musical at the Aurora Fox Theatre.

StarFest

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When: March 11 – 13, 12 p.m.

Where: Crowne Plaza Convention Center – 15500  E. 40th Ave, Denver

Ticket: Available Here

The Low Down: Calling all nerds to this celestial event. Starfest has returned to Denver and it won’t disappoint. Scuff up your Boba Fett helmet and stretch out that futuristic latex for science fiction fun. This year StarFest promises stalls with thousands of collectibles, interactive performances and panels, and talks with actors, directors, writers, illustrators and so on, who make your favorite genre epic.  

Re-Arted II

When: March 12, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Where: Cabal Enterprises – 1875 S. Broadway, Denver

The Low Down: Gore turns kitsch into art once again in Joshua Finley’s Re-Arted II. Finley reimagines the affected, stock art of the wholesome Rockwell’s or the saccharine prints of cherubs with carnage and humor. Check out Re-Arted II. We guarantee that you will never look at your granny’s dining room art the same.

Mark Your Calendars

Women + Film Festival

When: March 15–20, Daily

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

Cost: $12 – $25, individual tickets

Tickets: Available here

 

Warrior Artist Showcase

When: March 19, 7 p.m.

Where: Sol Shine – 1501 Boulder St, Denver

 

Car Show

When: March 16, 5 p.m. – March 20, 6 p.m.

Where: Colorado Convention Center – 700 14th St, Denver

Cost: $6 – $12

Tickets: Available here

 

Garden Guru

When: March 17, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Denver Botanic Gardens – 1007 York St, Denver

Cost: $17 general admission, $10 members

Tickets: Available here

 

Black Sheep Friday: Poetry Spam

When: March 18, 6 p.m.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art – 1485 Delgany St, Denver

Cost: $5

 

Lewis Black

When: March 19, 7 p.m.

Where: Bellco Theatre – 700 14th St, Denver

Cost: $45 – $75

Tickets: Available here

 

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