THE MIX: Top Entertainment & Events in Aurora-Denver, Nov. 10- Nov. 16
Brushes and Brews 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Launch Pad Brewery, 884 S. Buckley Rd. Entry is $40 and includes a suite of painting materials, instructions and one beer. Tickets can be purchased at thepaint-cellar.com. Visit the Launch Pad Facebook page for more information.
If wine is art in glass, then beer. . . well actually, it works with beer, too. Because beer rules, just like O’Doyle. If you’re still struggling to swallow the results of the #Election2016, the suds masters at Launch Pad Brewery are offering up a solid chance to drown your sorrows/celebrate your joy exactly seven days after the big day. For $40, you can sip a pint of high-quality, Aurora-brewed Daddy’s Milk and get your Bob Ross on. Really, it’s a home run. Sadly, afro not included.
“A Christmas Story” film and musical 6:30 p.m., Nov. 15, 7301 S. Santa Fe. Dr., Littleton. Tickets are $20. Visit drafthouse.com/denver for more information.
Somehow, miraculously and mercifully, this year is coming to a close. That means two things: Stanley Marketplace could soon, maybe, possibly open for business, and it’s time to adorn the world with hoky Christmas decorations. We don’t really know what to make of the former occurrence over on Dallas Street, but the latter is a relatively common affair on this side of the Milky Way’s only inhabited (maybe) spinning rock. With that annual chore comes the always enjoyable tale of Ralphie and his Red Rider BB gun. The Bob Clark directed classic wil donate 50 percent of all proceeds to the Denver Actors Fund, a local organization providing funds to people in the metro-area theater community who require financial assistance when met with medical troubles. A 30-minute performance of the musical version of the Christmas tale will precede the film on Tuesday, with musical selections performed by the cast from the current production by the Town Hall Arts Center, where “A Christmas Story: the musical!” is playing through Dec. 30.
Battery recycling event 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Nov. 15, Central Facilities Recylcing Drop-off Center, 13646 E. Ellsworth Ave., on the south side of the Wastewater/Storm water lot. Free. Visit auroragov.org/recycle or call 303-739-7173 for more information.
Come one, come all and dump your old batteries, barometers and any old mercury-containing goods at the city’s recycling center next Tuesday, Nov. 15. Sure, this isn’t exactly as fun or as cool or as, how do you say, interesting as some of the other events mentioned on this list, but it’s useful. That counts for something, right? City officials will not be accepting electronics like computers, TVs or radios at this particular event — just alkaline batteries and other trinkets that contain mercury — though there will be five other events in 2017 at which residents will be able to drop off the aforementioned devices.
Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Performances at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2:30 p.m. Sundays. The show runs through Nov. 13. Crossroads Theatre, 2590 Washington St., Denver. Adult tickets are $24. Call 866-811-4111 for more information.
Fans of one of modern history’s most enigmatic yet prodigious creatives will be able to “quoth the raven” to their “Tell Tale Heart’s” delight (see what we did there?) this autumn at Ignite Theater’s first production outside of Aurora in nearly a decade. “Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe” depicts, via many a song, the tortured and fascinating life of the 19th century’s master of macabre literature, Edgar Allan Poe. With a book and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson, the Ignite Production is slated to feature a potpourri of musical styles, ranging from cabaret to power ballads. Peter Dearth directs.
Marie Antoinette Performances at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6 p.m. on Sundays. The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller St., Lakewood. Tickets start at $28. The show runs through Nov. 13. Visit theedgetheater.com for more information.
Lakewood’s Edge Theater company is revisiting France’s most studied, alluring and vexing queen with a, well, edgier take on Marie Antoinette’s fabled story leading up to the French Revolution. Henry Award-winning actress Missy Moore is tackling the role of the leading debutante in this relatively new script by playwright David Adjmi. It’s a sexier, more modern take on the some 250-year-old story. Robert Kramer directs. The show closes this weekend.