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11 Wednesday

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click to enlarge Veterans Day Celebration
  • Veterans Day Celebration

A little history lesson: The Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopter, better known as the Huey, became a symbol of the American military presence in Vietnam as it pulled injured troops and civilians out of danger. There will be a Huey on site as part of PPCC's Veterans Day celebration at the Centennial Campus (5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-4100), which runs from 7 to 11:45 this morning, featuring breakfast, a keynote from Lt. Col. Michelle E. Johnson and more. Farther south, CSU-Pueblo (2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2161) will be hosting live music, aircraft flyovers and more, with events beginning at 12:30. For a full schedule of events, go to bit.ly/1HrXMge. — Griffin Swartzell

12 Thursday

stage

click to enlarge Solo Works Festival: Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet
  • Solo Works Festival: Gary Busey's One-Man Hamlet

The existence of actor David Carl's award-winning solo play, Gary Busey's One Man Hamlet, is perplexing and worrisome, but the show has been well-reviewed by theatrical publications in New York, England and Scotland alike. To pinch a quote from the Bard himself, "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." Expect everything from puppets to projectors, all deployed and driven by Carl and his maniacal impression of the storied actor. The play opens at 7:30 tonight at the Millibo Art Theatre (1626 S. Tejon St., 465-6321, themat.org), with daily shows through Sunday. Tickets run $16 to $18 today, and $22 to $25 with VIP options for all other days. — Griffin Swartzell

13 Friday

community

click to enlarge NAACP Freedom Fund Gala
  • NAACP Freedom Fund Gala

The local chapter of the NAACP invites you to the DoubleTree Hotel (1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd.) this evening for the Annual Freedom Fund Banquet. The chapter's primary fundraising event begins with a cocktail hour at 6, followed by keynote speaker Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was in charge of coordinating officers during the protests in Ferguson last year. Space is limited for the event and tickets start at $65. Event sponsorships are also available — find more details and registration information at bit.ly/1XUFHkA. — Craig Lemley

14 Saturday

beer

click to enlarge Rocket in My Beer
  • Rocket in My Beer

You may have heard about Ninkasi Brewing Co.'s Ground Control Imperial Stout, released earlier in 2015. It was a very limited batch of bombers featuring yeast that the Oregon-based brewery had launched into space. Pretty cool, if pointless, and I only think of it because of the title of today's third annual Rocket in My Beer event at the Space Foundation Discovery Center (4425 Arrowswest Drive, spacefoundation.org). This "Taste of Space Technology" features samples from 13 Colorado breweries, and your $30 admission ($26.75 early-bird) also gets you museum admission and a sandwich, plus an explanation of "how space technology makes beer better." Stellar all around. — Matthew Schniper

15 Sunday

music

click to enlarge The Roots
  • The Roots

Five members of The Roots' current lineup — including co-founders Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson — have been together more than a decade, and are showing no signs of wear. One secret behind the Philly band's continued vibrancy is the combination of drummer/multi-instrumentalist Questlove's unbridled eclecticism and emcee Black Thought's hip-hop focus. It also doesn't hurt that they use live instrumentation, while paying the bills with their late-night day job as Jimmy Fallon's house band. Expect tonight's 7 o'clock show at the Ogden Theatre (930 Seventh Ave., Denver, ogdentheatre.com) to combine tracks from last year's concept album And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, along with the deep-catalog material that keeps fans clamoring for more. Tickets might only be available through resale sites by the time you read this, but you know they'll be worth it. — Bill Forman

16 Monday

art

click to enlarge Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show
  • Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

It's the start of the holiday season, and that means it's time for the annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at Front Range Barbeque (2330 W. Colorado Ave., frbbq.com), starting at 5 tonight. Each year, FRBBQ hosts this event as a fundraiser for a local nonprofit, and this year's raffle proceeds benefit Concrete Couch, the good outfit sprucing up the Indy building and other urban spaces around town. But that's not all the night has in store; on top of work from 13 local artists, you'll find live music and interactive art projects and foodstuffs, as well as drink specials courtesy of Fossil Craft Beer Company (née Fossil Brewing Company). Entry is free, and raffle tickets are a buck. — Craig Lemley

17 Tuesday

community

click to enlarge American Falls
  • American Falls

Filmmaker and CU-Boulder professor Phil Solomon has long been acclaimed for his mesmerizing approach to modern cinema. He has created some of the most stylistically unique contributions to the experimental genre, using media such as video game footage to create thought-provoking commentary. Through Dec. 15, catch his American Falls at Colorado College's I.D.E.A. Space (825 N. Cascade Ave., bit.ly/1NZOld0). Solomon's eerily beautiful tryptych explores American history through an engrossing blend of archival imagery, clips from American films and a unique degraded processing method, all interwoven with footage from Niagara Falls. The 55-minute film runs between 1 and 6 most days, and is free. — Bridgett Harris

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