George Romero Tribute at Blue Starlite Drive-In
Friday, August 11, 10:45 p.m.
Little Beach Park Theater
The filmmaking world lost one of its leading lights when George A. Romero passed away last month. In addition to helming an iconic series of zombie movies, Romero was a pioneering independent filmmaker who remained prolific until his final years. Pay homage to the late horror auteur with a screening of the movie that started it all, Night of the Living Dead. A profoundly influential classic that nevertheless retains its ability to shock, there are few better settings for a viewing than the Blue Starlite Drive-In Theater in Minturn. Befitting the quirky character of the historic mining town, the Blue Starlite currently holds the record for “highest drive-in in the world,” altitude-wise. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. for the 9 p.m. screening. Visit Blue Starlite online to learn more and see its programming calendar. Prices for drivers and walk-ins start at $8 on Blue Starlite's box-office page.
Saturday, August 12, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Terrapin Care Station
With the recent opening of several new bike lanes along its main thoroughfares, the Baker neighborhood is growing increasingly bicycle-friendly. As many bike owners know, however, it can be all too easy to procrastinate when it comes to general repair and maintenance. Fortunately, the fine folks at Denver Relief Consulting's Green Team are hosting a free bike and wheelchair repair clinic from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at their former storefront, now occupied by Terrapin Care Station. Celebrate the neighborhood spirit while getting the help you need to get back on two wheels. Visit the Facebook events page to learn more.
Saturday, August 12, noon
Second Star to the Right Children's Books
Nurture your children's love of reading while broadening their cultural horizons on Saturday, August 12, at Drag Queen Story Time, which returns to the Tennyson Art District's Second Star to the Right Children's Bookstore at noon. Spearheaded by Judy Zuckerman, director of youth and family at Brooklyn Public Library services (where Drag Queen Story Time is a regular event), this is a fun way to keep the kids entertained on a Saturday while encouraging both tolerance and self-acceptance. Best of all, admission is free. Visit the Facebook events page to learn more.
Saturday, August 12, noon-5 p.m.
Denver's Antique Row is always a fine shopping destination, but on Saturday, August 12, it will host a rollicking Summertime Block Party. Featuring a classic car show, a live rockabilly band, free face painting and a gauntlet of shopping temptations at sale prices, this is an ideal event for families. Of course, all the shops and restaurants along the strip will be open for business, offering a wide array of deals. Visit the Facebook events page to learn more.
Sunday, August 13, 8 p.m.
The Oriental Theater
After a series of free events at venues scattered all over town, Lucha Libre & Laughs returns to the Oriental Theater for Killing the Business, a high-flying and side-splitting blend of brawn and buffoonery. Kicking off the ringside action with a battle of speed versus strength, the yoga-hewn Mike Sydal seeks to settle a score with the beefy Royce Isaacs, and that's before LLL favorites like Lonnie Valdez, Japanese wrestling legend Kikutaro, the Left Coast Guerrillas and more step back into the ring. With comedians Chance Moreland, Timmi Lasley, David Rodriguez and Anthony Crawford filling out the bill, $10 seems like a pittance for all the entertainment in store. Join Nick Gossert, Bobby Valentino, Alabaster Cain, Nathan Lund and Sam Tallent on Sunday, August 13, to see why Westword has named Lucha Libre & Laughs Denver's Best Comedy Night for three years running. Visit the Oriental Theater's events calendar to learn more and buy tickets.