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Posted: May 06, 2009

Butler’s choice: The Dead, Civic Park celebrates culture & Mother’s Day

What's going on this weekend

Mary Butler


The Dead
Featuring the “core four” of Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann, as well as Gov't Mule's Warren Haynes and Jeff Chimenti, of Weir's band RatDog, the surviving members of the Grateful Dead play the Pepsi Center tonight. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $59.50 to $94.50.


Travel advice from the Frommers
Arthur Frommer, founder of Frommer's Travel Guides, and his daughter, Pauline Frommer, also a travel writer and publisher, will be talking about “Making Travel Work in Tough Economic Times” at Tattered Cover’s Colfax location. All Frommer's guides will be 20 percent off at this free event. 7:30 p.m.


Civic Park Cinco de Mayo celebration

Sure, it’s really nueve de Mayo, but  since the real holiday fell on a weekday, the city of Denver isn’t letting that stop its annual Cinco de Mayo “Celebrate Culture” Festival at Civic Park. The event features: mariachi, cumba, salsa, as well as other Latino music and dance on three stages; Mexican folk art and handcrafted goods; a children’s carnival; and a green chili cook-off. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and Sunday.


Mother’s Day performance of “Beauty and the Beast”
Boulder Ballet presents “Beauty and the Beast” in two special Mother's Day performances at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets are $18.50 to $34.50. Also available are a limited number of Brunch and Ballet tickets, which include breakfast at the 14th Street Grill, $28 to $48.

Take Mom to see Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac brings its “Unleashed: Hits Tour” to Denver’s Pepsi Center Sunday night. Tickets are $45 to $145. The show begins at 8 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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