Arts and Culture

Ten Things to Do in Denver for $10 and Under (Three Free)

Brice Maiurro steps into the literary thunderdome tonight at Syntax Physic Opera's WRITE CLUB: Rewind, Fast Forward.
Brice Maiurro steps into the literary thunderdome tonight at Syntax Physic Opera's WRITE CLUB: Rewind, Fast Forward. Rachel and Greg Photography

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Arapahoe Philharmonic Sinfonietta With the Cherry Creek Chorale: Of Power and Glory
March 8 and 9, 7:30 p.m.
Bethany Lutheran Church
$5 to $20

Instrumental prowess and vocal virtuousics collide when the Arapahoe Philharmonic Sinfonietta joins the Cherry Creek Chorale for Of Power and Glory, a pair of awe-inspiring performances from some of the finest musicians in the Centennial state. Conducted by artistic director Brian Patrick Leatherman, the concert program includes canon standards such as John Rutter's Requiem, Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria, Georg Philipp Telemann's Trumpet Concerto in D (a sonic spotlight for trumpet soloist Anthony Zator), and Samuel Barber's mournful Adagio for Strings. For tickets, $5 to $20, and more information, go to the Arapahoe Philharmonic box-office page.

Friday Night Weird: I Am Not a Witch
Friday, March 8, 8:45 p.m.
Boedecker Theater, Boulder
$6.50 to $12

Explore the cinematic side of Women's History Month when Boedecker Theater's Friday Night Weird screening series kicks off March with a presentation of I Am Not a Witch. An international co-production anointed by prestigious awards at BAFTA and the Cannes Film Festival, Rungano Nyoni's debut directorial effort concerns the plight of a young Zambian girl accused of witchcraft. A crowning achievement of new African cinema guaranteed to tug at the heartstrings, I Am Not a Witch is both ideal Friday Night Weird fodder and a launching pad for meaningful conversations. Visit the Dairy Arts Center box-office page to buy tickets, $6.50 to $12, and learn more.

Bunk: Community Conversation and Writing Workshop
Saturday, March 9, 9 to 11 a.m.
Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library

Poet, essayist and artistic director of Harlem's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Kevin Young is an expert in the field of historical hucksterism. Author of the timely yet timeless Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, Young begins his month-long Mile High residency (which also includes readings and talks at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design and the Lighthouse Writers Workshop) with a town hall-style conversation replete with writing tips. Register for free and find out more on the Lighthouse Writers Workshop events calendar.

Music in the Galleries: Violamore Duo
Sunday, March 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
Clyfford Still Museum
$4 to $10

Supplement the abstract-expressionist splendor of Clyfford Still's artwork with evocative chamber music when Music in the Galleries continues with a performance from the Violamore Duo. Comprising violinist Koko Dyulgerski and violist Leah Kovach — who've partnered in both music and marriage — the Violamore Duo takes center stage in the museum's acoustic-friendly galleries with a concert program that includes works from Kenji Bunch, Jen-Marie Leclair, Garth Knox, Paul Coletti and Golofeev. The performance is free with general admission, $4 to $10. Find more details on the Clyfford Still Museum events calendar.

Denver Silent Film Festival presents: Modern Times
Sunday, March 10, 6 to 9 p.m.
Alamo Drafthouse Sloan's Lake

Support the history-preserving efforts of the Denver Silent Film Festival with a viewing of one of the pre-talkie era's finest at an early-evening screening of Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times. A swan song for Chaplin's signature Little Tramp persona and filmmaking marvel in its own right, Modern Times contains some of the most iconic setpieces of its star and director's career. Chuckle along with the timeless appeal of a silent comedy classic and make a vital donation to the Denver Silent Film Festival. Visit the Alamo Drafthouse Sloan's Lake box-office page to make a contribution, buy tickets, $10, and find out more.

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Byron Graham is a writer, comedian and gentleman thief from Denver. Co-host of Designated Drunkard: A Comedy Drinking Game, the deathless Lion's Lair open mic and the Mutiny Book Club podcast, Byron also writes about comedy for Westword. He cannot abide cowardice, and he's never been defeated in an open duel.
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