Monday, October 11
Die-hard fans will get a lingering last taste of the celebrated Marin Alsop style at tonight's CSO Season Spotlight!, an annual sampler of Masterworks concerts hosted by the outgoing Colorado Symphony maestra known for her intimate audience rapport, powerful conducting and friendly skills as an educator. On top of being a fountain of wonderful Alsopisms, the concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall, 14th and Curtis streets, is practically free; for tickets, $5 to $10, call 303-623-7876 or go to www.coloradosymphony.org.
Tuesday, October 12
There's still time to appreciate the true intent of this fall's Denver Art Museum film series, Monster Chiller Horror Theater, as the seven-week showcase with film critic Tom Delapa segues into the Halloween season. Tonight Delapa introduces a B-movie of all B-movies, Don Siegel's oft-remade 1956 sci-fi flick Invasion of the Body Snatchers, at 7 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter, in the Tivoli building on the Auraria campus. Remaining Tuesday-night series offerings include Forbidden Planet and Fiend Without a Face; admission is $7 to $8. Call 720-913-0105 or log on to www.denverartmuseum.org for information.
Wednesday, October 13
Still up for another scary film? Bush's Brain, a chilling documentary profile of White House Senior Advisor Karl Rove, will screen at 7 and 9 p.m. tonight in CU-Boulder's Muenzinger Auditorium as part of the school's International Film Series. Made by Michael Paradies Shoob and Joseph Mealey from the book by James C. Moore and Wayne Slater and featuring music by Michelle Shocked and others, the film fits right into the groove already carved by Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11. Admission is $5; call 303-492-1531 or go to www.internationalfilmseries.com.