Another dazzling benefit gala, The Best Party in a Supporting Role, will have folks in cocktail attire (black tie optional) lounging around at the sexy Sambuca Jazz Cafe, 1320 15th Street, with host Greg Moody calling the shots for a live broadcast; tickets, $50, benefit the Diana Price Fish Foundation. Call 303-639-9110.
Monday, March 24
Author, fisherman and world traveler James Prosek is a true man of adventure, but with a one-track mind. In preparation for writing his book Fly-Fishing the 41st: Around the World on the 41st Parallel, he did just what you think he'd do: Prosek circumnavigated the planet along the incredibly diverse, aforementioned 41st parallel, passing through Spain, Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, China and Japan before returning home to Connecticut. And yes, he cast his lines everywhere, making friends along the way (and, hopefully, frying up a few fish, as well). The man dubbed "the Audubon of the fishing world" by the New York Times will discuss and sign his memoir tonight at 7:30 at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 2955 East First Avenue; for details, call 303-322-7727.
Tuesday, March 25
Depending on who you are, the notion of spring break can be misleading: It's not a break at all for parents, who suddenly have to maneuver activities for kids normally cooped up at school during the week. But there are lots of alternatives (see Kid Stuff, on page 44), including this intriguing offering at the Eco-Cycle/Broomfield Recycling Center, 225 Commerce Street, Broomfield: The Artful ReCreations Spring Break Art Camp for kids ages seven through twelve is three days of junk-art paradise designed to encourage creativity while stressing the importance of recycling. Kids are invited to put together their own junk masterpieces from 9 to noon daily, today through March 27; tuition is $15 per session or $30 for all three. To register, call 303-404-2839.
Wednesday, March 26
Kids will be more than entertained when cartoondom's powder-puff Great Dane Scooby and his pals Shaggy, Velma, Daphne and Fred come to life in Scooby-Doo in Stagefright: Live on Stage!, a touring show in which the legendary ghost-hunting Hanna-Barbera pooch uncovers scary ectoplasms in an old movie studio. And don't be shy: Grown-up Scooby fanatics will get a kick out of it, too. Stagefright runs daily, today through Sunday at the Auditorium Theatre, 14th and Curtis streets; for showtimes and tickets, $16 to $28, call 303-893-4100 or log on to www.denvercenter.org.