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Posted: March 18, 2009

Butler’s choice

Top entertainment events this weekend

Mary Butler

Tonight:

Academy of Ancient Music, one of the world's first and foremost period instrument orchestras, performs at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Hall, $28 to $52, 7:30 p.m.

Friday:

Guys night out package: Denver Nuggets vs. the Washington Wizards at the Pepsi Center; includes two tickets to the game, two beers and two “Guys Night Out” T-shirts; $24.50 each, 7 p.m.

Saturday:

The Colorado Ballet’s Repertory Series, offers the dynamic choreography of Twyla Tharp's high energy In the Upper Room, as well as two world premieres - new pieces by Amy Seiwert, from Smuin Ballet company, and Edwaard Liang, a former New York City Ballet dancer; Denver Performing Arts Complex, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, $13 to $121, 7:30 p.m.

Madeleine Peyroux performs at the Boulder Theater; William Fitzsimmons opens. Jazz singer and songwriter Peyroux’s style has often been compared to that of Billie Holiday. $36 to $41, 8 p.m.

Check out Dave Taylor’s Film Buzz:
Boulder-based columnist Dave Taylor is at the South by Southwest music, film and arts festival in Austin, Texas. Live vicariously via his Twitter posts and Flickr photo stream.

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Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.

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