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Posted: April 29, 2009

Butler’s choice: Denver dining, rodeo days & Greg Mortenson

What's going on this weekend

Mary Butler

Tonight:

Eat out
Tonight 355 Denver metro restaurants are participating in Project Angel Heart’s Dine Out for Life; 25 percent of profits will be donated to help provide meals for men and women who have life-threatening illnesses. Click here for a list of participating restaurants.

B is for beer
Learn about beer through the eyes of a precocious kindergartener. Out-there author Tom Robbins reads from his new children’s book (for adults), “B Is for Beer,” at the Tattered Cover’s LoDo location. Tickets for the free event will be given out beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Friday

It’s rodeo season
The 137-year-old Royal Gorge Rodeo in Canon City runs today and Saturday and coincides with the 71st Annual Music and Blossom Festival. Rodeo tickets are $3 to $12, depending on age.

For an entirely different kind of rodeo
Visit the Mercury Café, which hosts Poetry Rodeo tonight from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. The 20-year-old event features audience participation, music and group readings, as well as open-mic readings after midnight.

Saturday

Relive the gold rush
Enjoy an afternoon at the Governor’s Mansion listening to stories and singing songs celebrating the Colorado gold rush as part of this month’s First Family Free Saturday event.

Shop great deals on kid gear
Boulder County Parents of Twins & More is hosting its spring sale at the Boulder Valley Christian Church, 7100 S. Boulder Road in Boulder. Sale starts at 9 a.m.

Sunday

The lessons of “Three Cups of Tea”
Greg Mortenson, author of the New York Times bestseller “Three Cups of Tea,” will tell his story of how one man can make a difference in the world at 2 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre. Tickets are $30 to $60.

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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