Five things to do in Denver and Boulder
Vail CO, Colorado
It’s not often you’ll see us advocating a dance party, but Analog Space is different: Peter Black and Tyler Snow created the monthly party to go back before trance, house and electro, when dance music was just dance music and everyone had their moment under the disco ball. That’s not to say there aren’t new things to be heard ” look out for brand new cosmic disco beats and cyborg rock from this month’s guest DJ Derek Russo.
What: Analog Space dance party.
Where: Meadowlark, Denver.
When: Tonight, 9 p.m.
Contact: 303-293-0251 or http://www.myspace.com/meadowlarkbar.
Playing baseball at Mile High always comes with the requisite jokes about altitude and thin air, but when baseball came to the rockies, it created a real problem for the MLB. CU molecular physics professor John Bohn has reached out to his inner jock and researched this subject intensely, and he’ll give a free, enlightening weekend lecture on how baseball works at altitude. Did you know, for instance, that Mile High baseballs are kept in a humidor to offset the effects of altitude? To find out how this works and get all the facts to impress your friends before the first pitch, you’ll have to show up in class.
What: Physics of Baseball at Mile High with Prof. John Bohn.
Where: Duane Physics Lecture Hall, G1B30 on CU’s campus.
When: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Info: Visit http://www.colorado.edu/physics or call 303-735-5993.
Boston’s Karate used intricate melodies and complex imagery to craft beautiful little diamonds of indie music ” albeit diamonds that largely went ignored by the public at large. Karate’s leader Geoff Farina hasn’t really changed his M.O. with his new act, Glorytellers; the same spindly melodies hang delicately from his framework of poetic, literary storytelling. Though it has a slightly wider reach, the majority of the public will continue to let us have Glorytellers all to ourselves, and frankly, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Catch them live at the Hi-Dive.
What: Glorytellers performs.
Where: Hi-Dive, Denver.
When: Saturday, 10 p.m.
Student film festivals are usually a drag, but CU film student and Eagle County native Tony Castle decided to do it up right with his Big Freakin’ Deal Film Festival on the CU Campus. You’ll still get the requisite mixed bag of student films, but you’ll be caught in the haze of recreated Hollywood glitz. Beautiful CU girls and guys will escort attendees down an actual red carpet as photography students pop away, playing the part of the papparazzi at a premiere. Student art will fill the theatre lobby, and at the end of the night, a genuine awards ceremony will commence, complete with tearful speeches. Not bad for a film student, Tony, but we foresee your future career steering towards public relations.
What: Tony Castle’s Big Freakin’ Deal Film Festival.
Where: Old Main Chapel Theatre, CU Boulder campus.
When: Sunday, 7 p.m.
Cost: $5 for the public, $4 for students and free for film students.
Info: http://bfdfilmfest.com or call 303-492-1531.
St. Patrick’s Day unfortunately falls on a Monday this year, but that doesn’t mean you should sit at home crying in your leftover green beer from the weekend. Comedian Kevin Fitzgerald (see, that’s Irish) pops in to Comedy Works to make you laugh until you turn green. The comedian is also star of Animal Planet’s “Emergency Vets,” so he might even bring a few of his four-legged friends on stage. Just don’t expect any actual leprechauns.
What: Kevin Fitzgerald and His Lucky Charms.
Where: Comedy Works, Denver.
When: Monday, 8 p.m.
Info: Visit http://www.comedyworks.com or call 303-595-3637.
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