Intimate Apparel 7:30 p.m. June 3 and 4; 2:30 p.m. June 5. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Call 303-856-7830 or visit vintagetheatre.org for more information.
Ah, yes, the tale of the starry eyed hopeful who heads to the East Coast city so nice they named it after a pompous Englishman. (We’re talking about New York City here, people.) Opening at the Vintage Theatre on June, “Intimate Apparel” contains some of the clichés found in that tried and true plot line, but several refreshing, historical spins make the show worthy of resurrection. No Carrie Bradshaw’s here. Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, the show centers on 35-year-old Esther, an African American seamstress who leaves North Carolina for New York City in the early 20th century to fulfill her dream of starting a beauty salon. Starring Lisa Young as the savvy lead, “Intimate Apparel” at The Vintage should cast new light on an old tale. Seth Rossman directs.
4000 Miles Curtains at 7:30 p.m. June 3 and 4; 6:30 p.m. June 5. The Shaver-Ramsey Showroom, 2414 E. 3rd Ave. Tickets are $35. Call 303-800-6578 or visit cherrycreektheatre.org for more information.
When it comes to age gaps in relationships, not much makes eyes pop these days. But 70 years? That’s…something. But that seven-decade difference is what separates 21-year-old Leo (Kevin Kantor) and his 91-year-old grandmother (Billie McBride) in “4000 Miles,” which is opening a three-week run this weekend at the always-funky Shaver-Ramsey Showroom in Denver’s Cherry Creek neighborhood. No, you sicko, there are no romantic ties between the two protagonists, they merely form bonds that surpass generational divides and find one another at necessary, albeit disparate, stages in life. The show is playing through June 26.
Time of My Life Curtains at 7:30 p.m. June 3 & 4. The Mary Miller Theater, 300 E. Simpson St., Lafayette. Tickets start at $10. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit tclstage.org.
Family dinners have a peculiar habit of going awry. Whether the culprit of a foiled celebration is a dry turkey or a gossip-laced bombshell about Cousin Shelly’s latest stint in rehab, there are quite a few variables to control — some would say too many. And just such an unraveling is the crux of “Time of My Life,” a hysterically dark piece of theater by playwright Alan Ayckbourn. After protagonist Gerry Stratton invites his sons to enjoy a birthday celebration at a North London restaurant, it’s one hiccup after another — and not the too-much-champagne kind. The show closes this weekend with a final performance on June 4.
Chromeo Doors at 5:30 p.m., show at 6:30 p.m. June 2 (with Londoner DJ Jamix xx and the folktronica of ex-Fridge member Four Tet as the openers) at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison. Tickets $39.50-$460. www.axs.com.
Dave 1 and P-Thugg are the Hall and Oates of electro-funk. Anyone who tells you that a killer hook is just a gimmick can stay at home while you rock out.
The Big Wonderful at Stanley Marketplace 12 – 8 p.m., June 4, Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas St. Tickets start at $5. Visit thebigwonderful.ticketfly.com for more information.
Would you look at that, Aurora didn’t scare everyone away after all. The metro area’s grooviest, hipsteriest block party is returning to this fine burg this weekend for another installment of The Big Wonderful at the city’s buzzing, but still forthcoming, Stanley Marketplace. The event will feature food, drinks (it’s sponsored by Modelo Especial) and plenty of live music compliments of Virginia-ased quartet The Congress, and local acts Satsang and Funkma$ter. Rotating across five locations across the metro area for the first time this year, The Big Wonderful will be making bimonthly stops at Stanley through Sept. 3 — the same weekend the 100,000-square-foot market will officially open for business.