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Posted: April 08, 2009

Butler’s choice: Baseball, dogs and the comedy of money

This weekend's top arts and entertainment picks

Mary Butler


Project RUFFway fashion show and fundraiser
The Bow Wow Buddies Foundation – the nonprofit arm of the Camp Bow Wow doggie daycare chain, helps find homes for dogs and invests in research and treatment for dogs devastated by cancer and other illnesses – is throwing a fashion show where the models sport secondhand clothing and adoptable pooches. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mile High Station in Denver; Tickets, $25 to $100, include food, drinks and music.

Lily Allen at the Ogden
British pop sensation Lily Allen promotes her new album, “It’s Not Me, It’s You,” in Denver at the Ogden Theatre; Doors open at 8. Tickets $25-$30.


Opening Day at the Rockies
Okay, the game is sold out. But if you’ve got the time, money and inclination, hang outside Coors Field and make a scalper’s day. The game against national champ Philadelphia starts at 2:10 p.m. After the game, consider heading over to the Pepsi Center to further test your luck. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s sold out show starts at 7:30.


Vox Feminista’s “Money”
Prepare to laugh at the politics of money as they’re portrayed in 20 timely vignettes of comedy, drama, film, spoken word and music. 8 p.m. at the Mercury Café in Denver; Tickets $12 to $30.  

Get pumped to ride your bike
If you like art and enjoy cycling, this is the perfect event for you. The Artcrank Poster Party for Bike People, held at Rockbar, is part of this month’s Second Saturday Block Party, on the 3100 block of East Colfax in Denver. Partake in free bike safety checkups, a cupcake eating contest, rolling fashion show and bike giveaway by Salvagetti. All the bicycle-inspired poster art is priced under $40. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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


Tickets are on sale now for Opera Colorado’s production of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, in which a battle of the sexes ensues when two sisters get fooled into falling for each other’s boyfriends. 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).

Seeking nostalgia? A collection of 40 Norman Rockwell limited edition lithographs are on display at the Denver offices of Wealth Management Partners, 4100 E. Mississippi Ave., Suite 900, April 16-17, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Light appetizers will be served at the free event. RSVP at (303) 691-0700 or

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Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.

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