A-Town Funk Fest Starts at 11 a.m. Aug. 20, Dry Dock Brewing Company, 15120 E. Hampden Ave. Entry is free. Visit the Dry Dock Brewing Co. Facebook page for more information.

Grab your pet rock and hop in your Pinto (careful!) because it’s time to head back to the 1970s. The kind folks at Dry Dock Brewing Company are serving up a chance to revisit the days of Nixon and bell bottoms with their inaugural A-Town Funk Fest, a 70s-themed celebration of all things sour beer. Set to feature more than half-a-dozen tart brews from the brewery’s new sour beer program, including Brett Stock Ale, a sour blonde, and the popular sour apricot, the event will also host a 70s-themed costume contest. The winners will win coveted Dry Dock gift cards. So groom your handlebar and polish your finest pair of rose-colored glasses in preparation for a day of nostalgia and acidity. The Dry Dock crew even has the day-after covered — a promotional poster for the event promises antacids. Serious or not, we — and our hearts — appreciate the thought.

Tequila Taco Cerveza Fest 2-8 p.m., Aug. 21, Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets are $40. Visit for more information.

There may still be a few weeks before Mile High Station finally starts to once again welcome the blue-and-orange masses on Sunday afternoons, but the party is starting a little early this weekend just across the river from Sports Auth, er, Broncos, er, The Field, er, that big metal bowl kinda near downtown Denver. Whatever the name of that confounded structure, a raucous festival that celebrates some of the most common Ameri-Mex fare is storming into the famous west-side gathering space this weekend —luchadores and all. Entry comes with 10 tequila samples, while beer and food will be available for purchase on-site. Capacity will be capped at 2,500 people. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.


The Big Bang 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Visit or call 303-856-7830 for more information.

If you’ve managed to go this long without seeing “The Big Bang” this year, chances are it wasn’t high on your list of things to-do. Regardless, The Vintage is providing one last chance to check in on those pesky items way at the bottom of your lingering list-a-things-ta-do this weekend with three new shows added to the already extended run of the Katie Mangett-directed show. In cooperation with Spotlight Theatre Company, Vintage Theatre Productions resurrected the raucous comedy for a second run in Aurora about six months after the show concluded its first run of 2016 at The John Hand Theatre in Lowry. And the folks at The Vintage have stretched the run for one final, additional weekend this Friday through Sunday. More or less a bowl of theatrical potpourri, the show centers on two desperate actors who are forced to stage a last-minute audition for backers of their new show, entitled — you guessed it — “The Big Bang.” Using a slew of impromptu props, the duo walks through the history of the world, from the loud, instantaneous creation of the universe to Cher.

Frankie and Johnny in Claire de Lune 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19 and 20, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 21. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Visit or call 303-856-7830 for more information.

It shouldn’t be hard for the protagonists at The Vintage Theatre’s latest production to dive into their onstage relationship — they’re married offstage, as well. Real-life couple Kelly and Andrew Uhlenhopp star in Terrance McNally’s quirky and adorable two-person show. Kelly stars as Frankie, a lovelorn waitress who falls for Johnny, a loquacious short-order cook, played by her husband. The show includes nudity and sexual situations and is recommended for mature audiences only.