LaTurbo Avedon will be performing at the opening reception for MediaLive: Subterranean.Courtesy of LaTurbo Avedon
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RTD G Line Opening Celebration BBQ
Saturday, April 27, 4 to 7 p.m. The Crafty Fox
In addition to getting a free ride on the G Line, you can grab dinner for free, too! The Crafty Fox is hosting a party to celebrate the opening of the nearby G Line with a free barbecue on Saturday, April 27. Grayson Little, a singer-songwriter who was on this season of American Idol, will perform, and just in case you need something harder than free soda to wash down your meal, the brewery will offer a cash bar. For more information, visit the event's Facebook page.
Ascension A Dark Clubnite Prince Tribute
Saturday, April 27, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Green Room at Milk Bar
Free before 10 p.m., $5 after Milk Bar is paying tribute to funk legend Prince for the third year. The host of God Save the Queens: Queer Punk Night will play a set to get the night started, and then DJ E.D Gain will spin Prince's discography and side projects. Admission is free before 10 p.m., and the party is in the Green Room; visit Milk Bar's website to learn more.
Puppy Brunch at Hotel Teatro Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hotel Teatro $5 suggested donation
Denver diners already adore brunch, but Hotel Teatro is upping the ante by inviting adorable, furry guests to its third annual Puppy Brunch. Meeting these puppies, many of whom will be available for adoption, is free, though donations are requested for Underdogs Animal Rescue, which looks for homes for animals that are usually chosen last — the true underdogs. If you give $5 or more, you'll get a complimentary mimosa when you move into the Nickel, the hotel's restaurant, for brunch (which is not free). For information about the shelter, visit the Underdogs website.
Night in at the Bookstore: Self-Care Sunday Sunday, April 28, 6 to 8 p.m. Second Star to the Right Books $5
Self-care has become a talked-about trend in recent years, and Second Star to the Right Books is hosting an evening promoting this concept with the help of several companies that nurture health and wellness. Local loose-leaf retailer Hickeys Tea, Craft Roots N' Apothecary and DoTerra essential oils will be sampling and selling products, as well as providing workshops and sharing health tips. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event's Facebook page.
Game of Thrones on the Big Screen Sunday April 28, 7 p.m. (doors open at 6) The Oriental Theater Free The third episode of the final season of Game of Thrones is rumored to have the most epic battle scene yet, also rumored to be the longest in TV history. The Oriental Theater is inviting fans to watch all eighty minutes on the big screen with a professional sound system, so that they can enjoy the brawl in all its glory. Admission is free, and the bar will be pouring (drinks are not free, however).
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