Monday, September 13What red-blooded guy wouldn't want to handle the wheel of a sleek, sexy new BMW? An entire titanium-silver fleet of 'em will pull into the lot at Gebhardt BMW, 2470 49th Street in Boulder, today as part of the million-mile cross-country Ultimate Drive Programto benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Folks are invited to take one of the Beemers for a spin during the event; $1 will be contributed to the foundation for every mile driven. For a $10 donation, participants will also have an opportunity to enter a drawing for a midnight-blue BMW X3 SAV with a hood signed by the entire cast of Friends. Drop by the lot today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; for details, call 303-447-8000 or log on to www.bmwusa.com/theultimatedrive.
Tuesday, September 14Cheers! PlatteForum Gallery and Urban Peak, double doyennes of programming and services for at-risk youth, will be the big winners today at a silent auction featuring a fetching array of beer steins painted and signed by collaborative teams of artists and celebrities. Better yet, each stein entitles the buyer to a free beer and brat this coming weekend at Larimer Square's Oktoberfest festivities. Admission to tonight's fundraiser, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at PlatteForum, 1610 Little Raven Street, is $50; call 303-777-9198. Advance online bidding is available at www.platteforum.org/auction.htm.
Wednesday, September 15It just makes sense that an overlooked venue would host a series called Overlooked Films of the Eighties, but aren't we glad they're doing it? Little Globeville Studios, hiding away at 1553 Platte Street, uncovers Woody Allen's comic film fantasy Purple Rose of Cairo, starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels and Danny Aiello, tonight at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; for details, call 303-433-7123.