THE MIX: Your guide to the weekend and beyond



Messing about with loose parts — a family workshop for play 6-7 p.m. March 10, OPENair Academy at Stanley, 2501 Dallas St. Visit the Stanley Marketplace Facebook page for more information.

We’re willing to bet there’s something lurking in that junk drawer — you know, that one where knickknacks go to die — that will seem a whole lot neater in OPENair Academy’s Maker’s Lab than in your dingy kitchen. The folks at OPENair are inviting families to stop by their tricked-out creative space this Friday to, well, make stuff with knickknacks and paddy whacks — either those you bring from home or used from the school’s supplies. It’s a solid excuse, ahem, opportunity, to take the family out and learn something … and sample some of the delicious food, drink and wares at any of the nearly two dozen other establishments currently open at Stanley.

Brushes and Brews 6:30 p.m. March 14, Launch Pad Brewery, 884 S. Buckley Rd. Tickets are $40 and include instruction, materials and a beer. More information and links to tickets can be found on the Launch Pad Facebook page.

If wine is art in a glass, then beer … well actually, it works with beer, too. Because beer rules — just like O’Doyle. If you’re looking to preempt what is already poised to be a boozy week thanks to St. Patrick’s scheduled visit next Friday, the suds masters at Launch Pad Brewery are offering up a solid chance to do some liver exercises and flex your creative neurons next Tuesday. For $40, you can sip a pint of high-quality, Aurora-brewed Daddy’s Milk and get your Bob Ross on. Really, it’s a homerun. Sadly, the afro is not included.

An illuminating coloring book show 7-10 p.m. March 10, 1400 Dallas St. Entry is free. Visit the Daniel Sorensen Illustration page for more information.

Scribbling on walls isn’t just for the tots, you know. Adults have become increasingly welcomed to color their hearts out with newly popular “adult coloring books,” and now, they can shade away on walls, too. Local artist Dan Sorensen has created a wall that is 8 feet by 4 feet and ready to be shaded in with whatever kooky illustration your mind desires. The wall, which will be hosted at the Aurora Cultural Arts District studio space March 10, was created as part of a celebration for Sorensen’s latest book, “At Play in God’s Creation,” a coloring book for adults. Several of Sorensen’s illustrations reflecting on humans’ response to nature will also be on display. We’re willing to bet there might be a dragon or two hanging around, as well.


Robert Dubac’s The Book of Moron 7:30 p.m. March 10 & 11; 4 p.m. March 12. Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver. Tickets are $27.50. Call 303-321-5925 or visit for more information.

If you’re looking for a casual night out for a bite and a show, consider skipping out on this high-octane, comedic soliloquy. Comic, actor and master satirist Robert Dubac is a tour-de-force in this one-man act packed with biting political commentary and a seemingly endless flurry of line-toeing zingers. Dubac’s performance bobs and weaves around just about every water-cooler convo and daily headline, leaving no stone unturned and no feather un-rustled. (And a disclaimer: this is not Trey Parker and Matt Stone musical of almost, almost the same name.)

Blood Privilege 7:30 p.m. March 10, 11 & 13. Theater Company of Laffayette, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette. Tickets start at $10. Call 800-838-3006 or visit for more.

Setting a theater production in 17th century Hungary is a … bold decision. But such is the setting for Don Fried’s acclaimed show “Blood Privilege,” which examines the life of Hungarian Countess Elizabeth Bathory, who is alleged to have killed more than 600 young girls in an effort to regain her beauty and vitality. Um, yeah. However macabre, the show’s themes of power and wealth corrupting the ruling elite surely haven’t changed in the few centuries that have passed since Bathory’s deeds supposedly took place. Elizabeth Liertaert is Erzebet, Zane Garcia is Thurzo and Brad Rutledge is King Rudolph. Brian Miller directs. The show closes March 25.


The Lass Who Went Out With The Cry of Dawn: A Celtic Yarn

Performances at 1 & 3 p.m. March 11; 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. March 12, 1137 Huron St., Denver. Free, but donations are accepted. Reservations can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 720-328-5294.

Nothing like a dose of Irish folklore to start off the greenest month of the year. The team behind the BiTSY Stage is serving up just such a tale this weekend with their newest adaptation of an international folktale, “The Lass Who Went Out With The Cry Of Dawn.” Patti Murtha is directing actors Ryan Barnett, Hannah Carmichael, Karin Carr, Jessica Hall, Katie Medved, Rekha Ohal and Veronica Straight-Lingo through this modern, family-friendly take on a traditional Irish yarn. The show runs through April 2 with a special benefit performance Saturday, March 18.