“A Weekend of Star Wars Presented by St. Anthony’s Hospital,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:00 p.m. Sunday, Boettcher Concert Hall, 1000 14th St., Denver. Tickets: $32-$45. Information: 303-623-7876 or tickets.coloradosymphony.org. Details: With the seventh installment of George Lucas’s epic space saga looming in the not-too-distant future, the Colorado Symphony will pay their respects to the Imperial Forces and Rebel Troops alike by performing timeless numbers from the Star Wars’ universe. Whether you’re a Jedi to the core or simply a fan of good music, this show promises to remind listeners of why the American Film Institute named the original Star Wars soundtrack the most memorable U.S. film score of all time.
“Twist and Snout,” 6:30 p.m. Saturday, EXDO Event Center, 3500 Walnut St., Denver. Tickets: $60-$85. Information: 303-468-5443 or exdoevents.com. Details: Party with a purpose this Saturday at Twist and Snout, a fun-filled evening complete with live music from Colorado’s own Hazel Miller Band and gourmet food prepared by some of the Denver area’s finest chefs. Silent and live auctions will be hosted, and CBS4-KCNC’s investigative reporter Rick Sallinger will emcee. All proceeds from the event will benefit Clothes to Kids of Denver, which provides quality new and used clothing to school-aged children from low-income families and those who need assistance throughout Denver County.
“Lobby Hero,” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $26. Information: 303-856-7830 or vintagetheatre.com. Details: There’s something exciting about seeing a gritty cop thriller play out live on stage. The taut drama “Lobby Hero” by Kenneth Lonergan adds a more immediate dimension to the run-of-the-mill detective story. When it debuted in 2001, critics raved about the show’s intriguing plot and compelling characters. The show revolves around Jeff, a security guard drawn into a high-stakes murder investigation. The case draws in a wide cast of players, including a young rookie cop who has to drill down beyond loyalties and procedure to get to the heart of the case. The nuanced plot would fit into any number of popular TV cop shows, but the difference here is format. It’ll be tough for audiences watching the case unfold on the Vintage Theatre stage not to feel invested.
Victor Wooten, 9 p.m., Saturday, Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway, Englewood. Tickets start at $25. Information: 303-789-9206 or gothictheatre.com. Details: Victor Wooten is much more than his role as the bassist for Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Wooten is a composer, arranger, producer and vocalist. He’s written books, taught intensive music courses and even earned a reputation as an accomplished musician. Then there’s the matter of those five Grammies he’s picked up. Most of those skills will be on display as Wooten takes the stage as a solo artist at the Gothic. He’s not liable to perform any magic tricks, but Wooten is sure to show why he’s one of the most sought-after studio and live musicians in the industry today.
“Text,” Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts gallery, 1405 Florence St. Admission is free. Information: 303-367-5886 or [email protected]. Details: The spring exhibition from the city’s youngest artist examines written communication through a variety of mediums. The elementary, middle and high school students enrolled in the Downtown Aurora Visual Arts gallery’s classes explored written language through clay, wood blocks and self-portraits for the “Text” show. They took to typewriters and computer animation programs; they drew their own “selfies” and created singular ideograms. Guest artists Rick Griffith, Joel Swanson and Xi Zhang also contributed to the show.