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Posted: April 15, 2009

Butler’s choice: Beer Wars, D.L. Hughley and Chris Isaak

What's going on this weekend

Mary Butler

Tonight:

“Beer Wars” the documentary
Beer is about more than being cold and refreshing. The politics of the beloved beverage are uncovered in this documentary, which debuts with a special one-night-only “live” event in 15 theaters throughout Colorado; a live panel discussion led by Ben Stein, including independent brewers and experts, follows the 6 p.m. screening. Tickets are $15.
 
Friday

D.L. Hughley at Comedy Works DTC

D.L. Hughley, one of “The Original Kings of Comedy,” and who stars in HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” and his own one-hour special for HBO, “Unapologetic” will be at Comedy Works South at 9:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday; Tickets are $35.

Chris Isaak at Vail
Snow is in the forecast for this weekend, so why not close out the ski season in style at Vail’s annual Spring Back to Vail event, which runs through Sunday. Among the entertainment offerings will be Chris Isaak, who performs for free. The 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. show also features Lisa Witty. 

Saturday

Doors Open Denver
This free two-day event celebrates the local architects that have shaped Denver; self-guided and expert tours allow you to go behind the scenes of the city’s significant historic and modern buildings. All sites are open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out one of the volunteer-led expert tours, which highlight areas of interest ranging from green architecture to the work of specific architects.
 
“Grease” sing-a-long at Chautauqua
Go for a hike in Chautauqua Park in Boulder, grab a bite at the park’s historic Dining Hall and then swap your sweaty clothes for something a little more… greaser. This family (and wallet) friendly event, held at the Chautauqua Community House, is perfect for anybody who knows and loves the music from the 1978 film “Grease.” Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $8 or $4 for members. The event starts at 7 p.m.    

Check out:

Norman Provizer’s weekly Jazz Notes column for the latest news on upcoming shows, compliments of KUVO 89 Jazz.

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Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.

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