What if a city decided to upgrade its arts and culture venues and no one remembered to come? The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District devised a great way to entice the public into trying out places by offering the kind of package deal one simply can't refuse: Hot Tickets, which include a discounted ticket to a selected event at one of SCFD's myriad beneficiaries along with an added deal -- a special reception, meal, free drink or other perk -- each month. Upcoming Hot Ticket events this summer include a Central City performance of Candide
, a night of virtuoso string music with 3 Jammin' Gents at Boulder's Chautauqua Auditorium, A Night Under the Stars
at the Colorado Music Festival (also at Chautauqua) and an outdoor concert by the Amazing Rhythm Aces at the Arvada Center. Isn't it time you had a night out, on the town?