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Posted: September 23, 2009

A&E best bets: art after dark, rugby ruckus and shoot out in Boulder

Wine, theatre and song top the weekend's entertainment

Lisa Ryckman

Friday

Mingle with those who love a good wine and a great play as much as you do. Wine & Theatre at The Voysey Inheritance takes over the Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Performing Arts Center starting at 6 p.m. Expert food and wine pairing advice from Kendall-Jackson Wineries plus David Mamet. More info at (303) 893-4100.

So you've just had dinner out and you don't feel like heading home? Check out Untitled # 25 (Herd) at the Denver Art Museum from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Play the world's largest Pictionary game, craft a herd of homemade animals with Denver artist Lauri Lynnxe Murphy or grab a video camera (provided by the museum) for a Video Scavenger Hunt. Cash bar; the event is free with general admission.

Saturday

Big guys in little shorts? You betcha! The Glendale Raptors Rugby team takes on Fort Collins at 2 p.m. at Infinity Park in Denver, just east of Colorado at Tennessee and Birch. Enjoy Steve Snappin' Dogs while you watch the Raptors hit, kick, run and scrum. Tickets are $6; children under 12 are free.

Old Colorado City invites you to participate in the Taste of Old Colorado City  from noon to 5 p.m. More than 19 restaurants and businesses will dish out their favorites. Admission is  $10 adults and $5 for children 17 and under. Each paid participant will also be eligible for a Grand Prize drawing of free dinners for two people at award winning restaurants such as Paravicini's, Thunder & Buttons, The Mason Jar, Jake & Telly's and Pizzeria Rustica, among others.

You've got two chances to see Stories on Stage's season opener, Nobody Likes a Smartass, with stories by Lorrie Moore, Tobias Wolfe and Flannery O'Connor, read by Rachel Fowler, Frank Corrado and Lauren Klein. Smartass takes place in the Jones Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, with shows at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. There will also be a surprise guest reader. Admission is $25; for tickets, go to www.storiesonstage.org or call 303-494-0523.

Sunday

Feed your face and your soul at Comedy Works' No Joke Gospel Brunch. Enjoy a Southern menu along while Minister Tyree Morris' Hearts of Worship raise the roof with a modern twist on traditional gospelComedy Works is located at 5345 Landmark Place in Greenwood Village; tickets to the 11 a.m. brunch are $28, $14 for children ten and under. For tickets and info, call 720-274-6800.

Ready, aim - film. It's the Shoot Out Boulder, where contestants have one day to create a seven-minute film that contains certain secret elements. The top 10 films make it to the Gala Screening Event, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday the Boulder Theater, 2032 13th Street in Boulder. Tickets are $15.

Last chance to see Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, which ends its Denver run at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.at the Temple Buell Theater. Tickets are $22 to $70 for the Broadway hit, which follows the Fab Four through music and milestones from the Ed Sullivan show to Abbey Road.

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Lisa Ryckman is the Associate Editor/Online at ColoradoBiz. Contact her at lryckman@cobizmag.com.

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