Things to Do

This weekend's featured events: Get out and savor the last weekend of summer

Here are just a few of our favorite things to do while the sun still shines: A good place to start is with something nice to eat, and you'll get your wish at Sabor, a public beer, wine and food tasting hosted by the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the USHCC National Convention and Business Expo meeting in Denver. Tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. in the outdoor galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, nearly thirty local restaurants will be dishing up their best to a local and national crowd under the stars, for a price tag of $75; cocktail attire is requisite. The evening includes live salsa, flamenco and jazz entertainment. Purchase tickets at King Soopers stores, at the door or call 303-534-7783. Get details at and go rub elbows with the Latino elite.

Or you can do a little dance (or watch one, anyway) when the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble kicks off the fall season with Rivers of Hope, a lovely collection of dance works anchored by celebrated choreographer Donald McKayle's Blood Memories, for one weekend only at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue. Robinson's Wisdom of the Baobab and Continuum, featuring Broadway icon Victoria Dale, round out the program, to be performed at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $19 to $35; go to or call 303-295-1759.

More? Look below:

Fashionistas can get up close and personal with a local designer tomorrow night at the Fabric Lab, when the recurring trunk show event Prototype showcases styles from Rae Marie Designs. Attend the salon-style evening tomorrow night from 8 to 11 p.m. for a $5 donation, but not without first making a reservation, as space is extremely limited. Fabric Lab is at 3105 E. Colfax Avenue; visit or call 303-321-3604.

And maybe you'll settle for a repeat screening of the summer hit The Hangover, this one with screenwriter Scott Moore in person, at CU-Boulder's International Film Series. The film and post-screening Q&A begin at 8 p.m. on campus in Muenzinger Auditorium; admission is $5 to $6. Get more information at

For more ways to rock the night and kill the day, go to

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Susan Froyd started writing for Westword as the "Thrills" editor in 1992 and never quite left the fold. These days she still freelances for the paper in addition to walking her dogs, enjoying cheap ethnic food and reading voraciously. Sometimes she writes poetry.
Contact: Susan Froyd