Five things to do in Denver and Boulder
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Like some sort of gonzo Eddie Murphy, Tracy Morgan first broke out with his outlandish style of humor on “Saturday Night Live” with characters like Brian Fellow and Dominican Lou. He’s lately cemented his reputation on the Emmy-winning “30 Rock,” where he plays the demented actor/comedian Tracy Jordan. But while his sketch and acting performances are out there, his stand-up is much more grounded, observational and direct. But that doesn’t mean he can’t pile on the laughs: Expect plenty at Jordan’s two-night stop in Denver.
What: Tracy Jordan performs stand-up.
Where: Comedy Works, Denver.
When: Today, 8 and 10 p.m.; Saturday, 6:30, 8, and 10 p.m.
Info: Visit http://www.comedyworks.com or call 303-595-3637.
As part of the Denver Art Museum’s Best Spring Break Ever program, artist Duane Hess will showcase his unique art style live and invite the audience to help him out. Hess recreates classic pieces of art using LEGOs, and this Saturday he’ll recreate “The Bright Breakfast of Minnie” at the Denver Art Museum as a brightly colored LEGO mosaic. Audience members can interactively help him complete mapped out sections of the LEGO mosaic while asking him questions about art, his process and LEGO in general. It’s the best way to become part of classic art on spring break.
What: Duane Hess showcases interactive LEGO art during Best Spring Break Ever.
Where: Denver Art Museum.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: Free for kids under 18; $10 for Colorado residents and $13 for non-residents.
Info: 720-913-0167 or visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org.
Greg Dulli and Mark Lanegan became two of the most brooding frontmen to emerge out of the ’90s; in their previous groups ” The Afghan Whigs and Screaming Trees, respectively ” each singer crafted patches of dark, midnight mystery that cut through the grunge blur into our new century. Now imagine what they could do together. Teamed as The Gutter Twins, they certainly don’t find the light on their debut album, “Saturnalia.” Filled with slashing guitars and elegant menace, Dulli’s dirty yelp rides shotgun with Lanegan’s burnt, weary-devil croon on a late-night ride to the dark places we both fear and lust to visit. It’s a beautiful nightmare you won’t want to miss.
What: The Gutter Twins perform.
Where: Fox Theatre, Boulder.
When: Saturday, 9 p.m.
Info: http://www.foxtheatre.com or 303-447-0095.
Everyone’s got an iPod or a satellite radio ” why not turn back the clock and dig into some vintage tech? At the Vintage Voltage Expo, connoisseurs and newbies alike can peruse anf purchase from vast stores of classic audio gear, including turntables, records, antique radios, vintage guitars and amps and even a few turn-of-the-century gramophones. Local ’60s surf-rock band The AquaSonics will perform live from 1 to 3 p.m., providing apt aural accompaniment to the scene.
What: Vintage Voltage Expo.
Where: Ramada Plaza Convention Center, Denver.
When: Sunfsy, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $10 for 9 a.m. early-bird admission, $5 regular admission, free for kids under 12.
Info: http://www.danacain.com or call 303-347-8252.
Soccer is supposed to be getting big any day now in the U.S., but it hasn’t happened yet (unless you’re 7 years old). British superstar David Beckham aims to change that with his recent $250-million signing to the L.A. Galaxy, and they play the on-the-rise Colorado Rapids in the season opener on Saturday. As MLS soccer games go, this should be a solid match-up, and a great chance to see one of the game’s living legends at work in the states after a debut season plagued with injuries.
What: Colorado Rapids vs. Los Angeles Galaxy.
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City.
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $12 to $35.
Info: Visit http://www.coloradorapids.com or call 303-405-1100.
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