Honor the late George Romero with a screening of Night of the Living Dead on Friday, August 11, at the Blue Starlite Drive-In.
After a particularly lively start, August shows no signs of slowing this weekend. The Colorado Classic and Velorama are rolling into town, and the National Poetry Slam is wrapping up its annual competition here. Meanwhile, artsy delights await at all kinds of venues, including a pop-up gallery, a historic park and even a drive-in movie theater. While hot tickets are fetching inflated prices for some of the the weekend’s marquee events, all you need to experience any of the ten events listed below is a crisp Hamilton and an open mind. And seven of them are completely free.
Comedy in the Alley: John Novosad
Thursday, August 10, 8 p.m.
Colorado abounds with free comedy shows, but without proper curation from savvy producers and capable hosts, most of these events are tantamount to open mics, meaning that even a free ticket can feel like a rip-off. Life is too short to watch bad comedy. Comedy in the Alley is a free weekly showcase that brings the best local and traveling comics to the narrow bar off Littleton’s Main Street. Co-hosted by Cody Spyker and Jacob Rupp of the Ice Cream Social podcast, Comedy in the Alley is a straightforward showcase format that allows comics to stretch their wings with longer sets. The August 10 lineup features Rocky Mountain giggle miners Cory Helie, Noah Reynolds and Natalia Kvalem opening up for local legend John "Hippieman" Novosad. Visit the Facebook event page to learn more.
C/o Foothills Art Center
C/o Grassroots Colorado
C/o Lighthouse Writers Workshop
C/o Drag Queen Story Time
Japanese wrestling legend Kikutaro returns to Lucha Libre & Laughs.