THE MIX: Top Entertainment & Events in Aurora-Denver, Aug. 25- Aug. 31



Timmy The Teeth IISouthlands Oktoberfest Events start at 5 p.m. Aug. 26; 12 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 28. Wine Experience Cafe, 6240 S. Main St. Suites 114 and 115. Admission is free. Call 303-690-1025 for more information.

Grab your Bavarian overalls and favorite stein because, apparently, it’s Oktoberfest season. Sure, that elusive 10th month of the year is still about 40 days away, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to slug some comically large beers compliments of Paulaner, or some fine wine from Murphy-Goode and the good hosts at the Wine Experience Cafe. On top of semi-top-shelf beverages, the festivities are set to feature a slew of musical acts, ranging from rock and R&B on Friday to an Eagles tribute band on Sunday night. Bottoms up, imbibers.

RiNo Music Festival 4:30-10 p.m., Aug. 26, 3715 Chestnut Pl., Denver. Tickets are $20-$30 in advance or $30 at the door. Visit the RiNo Music Festival: Silversun Pickups Facebook event for more information.

Don’t tell the Aurora Cultural Arts District, but its older brother, The River North Arts District, is outshining its younger sibling this weekend with a star-studded music festival. (Seeing as the two creative zones fall under the parental supervision of the same dude, metro area creative guru and RiNo founder and ACAD managing director Tracy Weil, we don’t think they’ll be too jealous of one another.) RiNo is featuring the stylings of alt rockers Silversun Pickups, St. Lucia and others this weekend in a street party/musical festival that is sure to be the epicenter of all things hip on Saturday night. Don’t forget your fedoras, people.

Shake Hands With A Real Hero 12-4 p.m., Aug. 27, Mainstream Boutique of Aurora, 24291 E. Orchard Rd. Free. Call 303-627-5467 for more information.

There will be an unusual proportion of blue outfits at the Mainstream Boutique of Aurora this Saturday for the shop’s “Shake Hands With A Real Hero” event, which will allow shoppers and residents to chat with a slew of Aurora Police Department officers. Attendees will be able to talk to officers, meet with members of the canine unit and see APD’s massive SWAT Team Bear vehicle. Also on Saturday, 20 percent of the boutique’s sales will be donated to the Tour de Force fund, which provides assistance to families of police offers who are killed in the line of duty.


Suddenly Last Summer 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, 2 p.m. Aug. 28. The John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl., Denver. Tickets start at $14. Call 720-530-4596 or visit for more information.

Director Bernie Cardell has manufactured a dramatic powerhouse for this weekend’s debut of the Tennessee Williams epic “Suddenly Last Summer.”  Colorado Theatre Guild Henry Award-winning actresses Emma Messenger and Maggy Stacy star as Violet Venable and Catharine Holly, respectively, in this classically deceptive “whodunnit?” Williams manages to systematically mount suspense throughout the dramatic work as Messenger’s character works to cover up the shadowy death of her son, Sebastian. It’s a crafty tale that underscores the brilliance of one of America’s most celebrated playwrights.

Cause A Scene Coast To Coast Tour: Joshua James with Timmy The Teeth 7-10 p.m., Aug. 27, Jubilee Roasting Co., 1452 Kenton St. Tickets are $15 Visit the Jubilee Roasting Co. Facebook page for more information.

It appears that East Colfax Avenue officially has a new music venue as Jubilee Roasting Co. is apparently making a habit of hosting backyard concerts in their super chic spot on Kenton Street. And we’re not complaining about it one bit. Following their first-ever concert just a few weeks ago, the Jubilee team is jumping back into the live music game with a show featuring Joshua James with Timmy The Teeth. The folky/rock-ish crooners are sure to put on a soulful, spirited performance at one of the ACAD’s newest and most caffeinated venues.