Daily Calendar: It's ladies' night: Stitch & watch at KnitFlix or take in a feminist play

In truth, you don't have to be womanish to do either of these things, since there actually are men who knit and go to the theater. No problem, brothers, join right in. For one thing, Fresh City Life's monthly KnitFlix movies, dreamt up by FCL's fearless and imaginative leader Chris Loffelmacher, is one of our favorite ideas ever in the realm of double-dipping entertainment: See more after the jump.

You bring your knitting and watch a movie with others of your DIY kind. Tonight's flick is the '60s trials-of-an-inner-city-high-school-teacher classic, Up the Down Staircase, starring Sandy Dennis as a harried young educator learning the ropes in the hardest way possible; bring your yarn bag to the Fresh City Lounge in the Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, and the ambiance is casual.

Another revival, this one plucked from the midst of the women's movement of the '70s, is wrapping up its Tuesday-night run at the 73rd Ave. Playhouse, 7287 Lowell Boulevard in Westminster, next week. Tonight and August 17 at 7:30 p.m. are the last two dates to see Women Alone and Their Stories, a series of four monologues by Dario Fo and Franca Rame. If it seems dated, consider the show an avant-garde primer on how things used to be; Fo, a 1997 Nobel Laureate in literature, and Rame, his leading actress, wife and collaborative partner over more than 40 years, meld black comedy and a fierce feminist outlook in the dramatic quartet. Admission is free; call 720-276-6936.

For more recommended events happening today, visit the Night & Day calendar page.

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