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Week of 02/22/12 - ¿Que Pasa?
 
(Photo courtesy: Fayuca)
 

By Staff
Attractions@lavozcolorado.com
 
02/21/2012

SPOTLIGHT

Fayuca, a Latin Reggae-Rock-Punk trio, will be stopping in Denver to play The SSV VaporFest at The Summit Music Hall at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 23. The Summit Music Hall is located at 1902 Blake Street, Denver. For event updates and ticket info, visit www.lodolivemusic.com/events/The-Summit-Music-Hall.htm?promotion=4710.

Fayuca, un trío de reggae-latino-rock-punk, se presentará en Denver para tocar en el festival The SSV VaporFest en el The Summit Music Hall a las 5:30 pm el viernes, 23 de marzo. El The Summit Music Hall está situado en 1902 Blake Street, Denver. Para obtener información actualizada de eventos e información de boletos, visite www.lodolivemusic.com/events/The-Summit-Music-Hall.htm?promotion=4710.

COMMUNITY

In March, the Downtown Democratic Forum will host student speakers from the East High School Constitutional Scholars Program on Friday, March 9 at Le Grand Bistro, 1512 Curtis Street, downtown Denver. 6:45 a.m. breakfast; program begins at 7 a.m. and ends at 8 a.m. These outstanding students will demonstrate their knowledge of the U.S. Constitution. Over the years, East High Scholars teams have won numerous State and National competitions. The audience will have time to ask questions. The public is welcome. Buffet breakfast is $15 with reservations (please honor your RSVP). RSVP: 303-861-8050 or jmasdenver@gmx.com by noon on Wednesday, March 7.

ReENERGYze Your Business” Breakfast: How to Read Your Energy Bill for Savings Opportunities presented by the City of Boulder at 7:30 - 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7 at Boulder Chamber, 2440 Pearl Street. Could you be saving thousands on your energy bill? Local experts will share how you can identify opportunities for energy and cost savings within your business. This event is free and open to the public. Contact Angelique Espinoza at
angelique.espinoza@boulderchamber.com to RSVP.

PERFORMANCES

The Colorado Symphony Pops Series presents Steppin’ Out, a salute to the music that made Hollywood and Broadway legends. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, Steppin’ Out takes concertgoers on a journey back in time to the Golden Age of the Hollywood musical, then forward in time to the Great White Way and the Big Band Era as dancers and singers accompany the Colorado Symphony. Tickets are on sale now at www.coloradosymphony.org, the Colorado Symphony Box Office: 303-623-7876 or 877-292-7979 or in-person in the lobby of Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Hours are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Butterfly Effect Promotions will host the 11th Frozen Dead Guy Days during the weekend of Friday-Sunday, March 2-4. The Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival is three days of events, contests and musical entertainment. The Parade of Hearses and Coffin Races are the most popular attractions. New this year Snowy Beach Volley Ball on Sunday, March 4. FDGD was founded as a tribute to Grandpa Bredo Morstoel from Norway. After his death due to a heart condition in 1989, his daughter and grandson packed him in dry ice and shipped him to a U.S. cryonics facility for eventual reanimation. In 1993, they moved Grandpa to Nederland, Colo. in hopes to start their own cryonic facility. Twenty-one years later, he is still sheltered in a Tuff Shed, where dry ice, brought by Bo the Ice man, keeps him frozen and preserved. See full schedule: www.frozendeadguydays.org.

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave will open a new special exhibit entitled “Buffalo Bill Super Hero” as part of its annual observance of Buffalo Bill’s birthday on Sunday, Feb. 26. The annual birthday celebration will begin at noon with the singing of “Happy Birthday” to Buffalo Bill, led by an entourage of look-a-likes. Then, free cake and ice cream will be distributed to everyone present. Between noon and 4 p.m., the event will include a Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley super hero costume contest as well as a buffalo chip throwing contest and other party activities. The museum, including the new “Buffalo Bill Super Hero” exhibit, will offer free admission throughout the day. For more information about the Buffalo Bill Birthday event as well as particulars regarding the costume contest for potential contestants, contact 303-526-0744 or visit www.buffalobill.org.

For the seventh consecutive year, IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer each guest a free short stack of its famous buttermilk pancakes on National Pancake Day from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children and other local charities. For every short stack of buttermilk pancakes served on National Pancake Day, IHOP guests are invited to make a voluntary donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children. IHOP hopes to raise $2.7 million this year, with a goal to bring the total amount of funds raised to more than $10 million. To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Join professional educators from the Denver Zoo at 6 and 7:15 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 27 at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History to explore the reptilian science of live snakes, lizards, turtles and crocodilians, and get up close with live birds that may include raptors, a macaw, and/or a laughing kookaburra while learning about flight, communications and adaptions. To allow audiences to get close to the animals reservations are recommended for this popular event. RSVP to the museum at 303-492-6892.

3rd Annual YPP ‘Night at the Races’ event will be at 7-10 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 24 at Noah’s Event Center, 11881 Bradburn Blvd. in Westminster. Join in for a night at the races and enjoy fabulous food, beverages, music and exciting races for fantastic prizes! Attire is derby formal with prizes being awarded for the best male and female ensemble. Creativity is encouraged! Special guest appearance by Marybel Gonzalez, Miss Colorado 2012. 100 percent of proceeds will help aid CASA of Adams & Broomfield Counties in its fight against child abuse. Visit www.casa17th.org/donate.html or call 303-655-3927.

It’s time to save the date for the 5th annual Spay Day event from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26 at SpayToday clinic, 1864 S Wadsworth Blvd #2 in Lakewood. This is a feline only, one day spay/neuter event. For more information, contact info@spay2day.org or 303-984-7729.

Arapahoe Community College and Camp MissFits will host a fitness boot camp to benefit the American Heart Association on Saturday, Feb. 25 at the ACC Fitness Center. Participation is open to men and women of all fitness abilities. Donations are encouraged. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. followed by a total body workout from 8 to 9. After the event, there will be a drawing for gifts from the AHA and Camp MissFits. For more information, contact Priscilla Friedlander, director of Camp MissFits, at
priscilla@fitlivingempowered.com or 720-951-0101.

The Colorado Folk Arts Council in conjunction with the Aurora Fox, City of Aurora Community Relations Committee and Metropolitan State College of Denver JTOH program presents a free concert performed by Denver’s premier Latino theater troupe Su Teatro. A tribute to the life and times of Cesar Chavez: “Papi, Me and Cesar Chavez” will be performed Wednesday, March 14 from 12-1 p.m. at the Aurora Fox, 9900 E. Colfax Aurora. Call
303-739-1970. This show is free and open to the public. Parties of more than 10 need a reservation.

 

 

 

 

 
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