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Posted: March 18, 2009

Butler’s choice

Top entertainment events this weekend

Mary Butler


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.


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.


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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