Posted: April 01, 2009
Butler’s choice: Meet the world’s oldest CEO, experience the Denver Auto Show and more
What's going on this weekendBy Mary Butler
Meet the world’s oldest CEO
Jack A. Weil, the founder of Rockmount Ranch Wear, was the oldest still-working CEO in the country when he passed away last summer at the age of 107. His manifesto, found after his death by his granddaughter-in-law, has since become a book: “Ask Papa Jack: Wisdom of the World's Oldest CEO.” Weil’s grandson Steve will give a free slide show and book signing at 7:30 p.m. at the Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th St., or (303) 436-1070.
Maria Bamford at Comedy Works
Maria Bamford stars of the new Fox series “Sit Down, Shut Up?” Variety has named her one of its Top Ten Comics to Watch, and she was voted by Comedy Central viewers as one of their Top Ten Favorite Comics. She’ll be performing at Comedy Works’ Larimer Square location Thurs-Sat, with shows at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.; Tickets $17-25.
Denver Auto Show
See the latest and greatest cars and trucks – including Chrysler’s new all-electric Town & Country EV wagon and Cadillac station wagons, too – at the Denver Auto Show, now open to the public at the Colorado Convention Center: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, noon to 10 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children (ages 6 and younger are free).
A museum exhibit all about you
Denver Museum of Nature and Science opens its new Expedition Health exhibit on Friday. Visitors will be able to look at microscopic cells from their own bodies in a laboratory, participate in live demonstrations and programs, and learn about their health. Also at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is Natural Disasters Unleashed. From earthquakes and volcanoes to hurricanes and tornadoes, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science explores how nature's forces have shaped our planet in this exhibit, which runs through May 3. The museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $11 adults, $6 children and seniors.
Tickets are on sale now for Opera Colorado’s production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, in which two sisters get fooled into falling for each other’s boyfriends and a battle of the sexes ensues. Playing for only four performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, April 25-May 3. Tickets, $29 to $157 or call (800) 982-ARTS (2787).
This week’s jazz news and notes compliments of Norman Provizer’s KUVO.org column.
Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.