African American music, dance in Northglenn
Saturday. In conjunction with Black History Month, Northglenn Arts Presents will stage the musical-storytelling show “The History of African American Music, Part 2” and the “narrative of movement” (i.e. dance) “One People, Many Voices.”
The shows, which run at the Parsons Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 12, and Feb. 25, respectively, highlight a half-century of musical contributions from Black songwriters and performers — from blues and gospel to jazz and soul — as well as (on Feb. 25) Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble’s passionate, social justice-based dance works.
Both shows start at 7:30 p.m. and are all-ages. $20-$25 for adults; $18-23 for youth, senior & military; $15 for groups. 303-450-8888 or northglennarts.org
Mutiny Info Cafe’s co-owner needs your help
Thursday. Having served South Broadway shoppers and Baker neighborhood residents with comics, coffee, and indie arts events for nearly a decade, current Mutiny Information Cafe co-owner Jim Norris and his supporters are asking for some help of their own — in this case, for fellow co-owner Matt Megyesi.
Also known in Denver’s music and arts scene as Matt Mega C, he’s hospitalized and navigating medical bills with limited financial resources. This Thursday, Feb. 17, a benefit for him features a headlining set from hard-charging Denver punk band Spells (led by stand-up headliner Ben Roy) along with DJs and a prize raffle.
It’s 21-and-up and starts at 8 p.m. Feb. 17 at HQ Denver (formerly 3 Kings Tavern), 60 S. Broadway. Visit hqdenver.com for tickets, which run $10-$50. 720-381-6159
Name-your-own price theater tickets
Thursday-Feb. 27. As one of Buntport Theater’s most award-winning productions, “Tommy Lee Jones Goes to the Opera Alone” is also a favorite among adventurous Denver theater fans. Still, you don’t have to be adventurous to take advantage of its last-minute, two-week revival, Thursday, Feb. 17-Feb. 27.
All tickets are name-your-own-price for the weirdly exhilarating, puppet-driven comedy, which returns for eight total performances Thursdays through Sundays. Regardless of what you pay, make reservations at buntport.com, as some shows are already sold out. 717 Lipan St., 720-946-1388
A romantic night of tragedy
Through Sunday. There are only a few more chances to catch Derek Deane’s version of “Romeo and Juliet” as performed by Colorado Ballet. Fortunately, they all happen to fall right before Valentine’s Day.
The timeless romantic tragedy, which premiered at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House on Feb. 4, runs through Sunday, Feb. 13, with four more shows. The three-act is one of the largest productions Colorado Ballet has ever presented, according to leaders there, and features the music of Sergei Prokofiev.
Tickets are $40-$160, with lower-priced tickets still available as of press time. 1385 Curtis St. coloradoballet.org
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