Things to Do

Six More Things to Do in Denver Today

George Emilio Sanchez will be at Su Teatro tonight.
George Emilio Sanchez will be at Su Teatro tonight. Photo by Maria Baranova
Wow, what a weekend! The sixteenth Denver Arts Week just kicked off, with nearly 450 events in the lineup between now and November 12, including the 45th Denver Film Festival.

Keep reading for events around town worth the price of admission:

Denver Film Festival
Through November 13
Various venues

The 45th Denver Film Festival is underway, packed with more than 200 programs at all hours of the day and night at venues around town. While today's showing of The Holly at the Denver Botanics Garden is sold out, you can always pop into the Virtual Reality Arcade at the Tattered Cover Colfax from 2 to 5 p.m. today.Find the full roster here.

Modern Times
Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m.
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive

If you think the world is crazier than it’s ever been, you're not alone! Stories on Stage and Buntport Theater Company tackle the madness with a montage of short pieces that paint a humorous view of modern life, with Buntport's Brian Colonna, Hannah Duggan, Erik Edborg, Erin Rollman and Samantha Schmitz. Tickets to the in-person performance are $24, as is registration for a virtual performance November 10. Get the details here.

Curious Theatre Company, Franklinland
Sunday, November 7, 2 p.m.; run continues through December 10
Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street

Curious Theatre Company continues to celebrate its Silver Anniversary, topping off 2022 with a story gleaned from America's pre-revolutionary history and one of its most brilliant founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. The twist? It’s about the conflict between Franklin and his illegitimate son, William, a staunch loyalist who was appointed colonial governor of New Jersey by King George. Find out how that goes over with Dad by getting a ticket to Franklinland, $35 to $53 here.

My Body, My Voice
Sunday, November 6, 3 p.m.
Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road, Broomfield

The Denver Women's Chorus is raising its collective voice over the revocation of Roe v. Wade, as well as other socials issues around the country. Tickets start at $25, and livestream access is also available; for more information, visit denverchoruses.org.

In the Court of the Conqueror
Sunday, November 6, 6 p.m.
Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive

Visiting artist George Emilio Sanchez dropped in at Su Teatro all the way from Fort Greene, Brooklyn, to stage his one-man show In the Court of the Conqueror for two nights only; artist Patty Ortiz collaborated o the project. The performance tells the story of how Indigenous Americans have been robbed of their sovereignty bit by bit by the Supreme Court, watering down their tribal rights, delivered alongside his own story as an Ecuadorian immigrant who struggles with his Indigenous identity. Find tickets, $17 to $20, here.

Sound Journey Inside Cave of the Winds
Sunday, November 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Cave of the Winds, 100 Cave of the Winds Road, Manitou Springs

A sound bath is a meditational adventure in itself, but the thrill is supersized when you experience hypnotic aural vibrations deep inside a cave. This weekend, Yoga Studio Satya in Colorado Springs and owner Amanda Neufeld host a sound journey at Cave of the Winds; sit back while Neufeld and her husband tickle your ears with a variety of healing sounds, using a vibrating zoo of sound bowls, drums, gongs and didgeridoos in the echoing chamber of the cave’s Canopy Hall. Admission is $55 here, and spots are selling quickly.

and plan ahead:


Jennette McCurdy
Monday, November 7, 7 p.m.
Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado, Boulder

The University of Colorado Boulder's Distinguished Speakers Board hosts American writer, director, podcaster and former actress Jennette McCurdy. She's the author of the best-selling I’m Glad My Mom Died as well as the host of the podcast Empty Inside. Tickets are $10 for the general public; get them here.
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Verdi's Rigoletto delivers all the drama required of a perfect opera.
Opera Colorado
Opera Colorado, Verdi’s Rigoletto
Tuesday, November 8; and Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver Performing Arts Complex

Opera Colorado gets warmed up for the holidays with a classic: Rigoletto. Hunchbacked jester Rigoletto still loses his daughter Gilda to the debauched Duke of Mantua, a curse still falls upon the clown and the duke, and Gilda still dies: You can't make up this level of operatic drama, and it's perfect fodder for the city’s resident opera troupe’s fortieth anniversary year. There are only four performances; grab your tickets, $39 to $239, here.


Know of a great event around town? We'll be updating this list through the weekend; send information to [email protected]
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