THE MIX: Top entertainment picks for Denver/Aurora, March 24-30

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ONSTAGE

One Man, Two Guvnors Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. The show runs through March 26. 303-856-7830.

After a marathon, eight-week run, the last weekend in March marks your final chance at catching the antics of Francis Henschall and company. Winner of a slew of Tonys and Drama Desk Awards, “One Man, Two Guvnors” offers a boatload of farce set against London in the 1960s. The leading man, Henschall, stumbles into a situation that results in him having two bosses, or “guvnors,” who are wildly intertwined but don’t quite know it. A whole lot of silliness ensues in a show that pits Monty Python against Austin Powers against Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

"Black Elk Speaks" opens Friday, March  18, at The Aurora Fox. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora SentinelBlack Elk Speaks Curtains at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 27. The Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Tickets start at $28. Visit aurorafoxartscenter.org or call 303-739-1970 for more information.

After a trio of sold-out opening weekend performances, “Black Elk” is shaping up to be a special one at The Aurora Fox. Based on the 1932 book by John G. Neihardt, “Black Elk Speaks” relays the story and vision of Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota healer who witnessed much of the U.S. government takeover of tribal lands in the late 19th century. The story was adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel in the early 1990s and shortly thereafter made its worldwide debut at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The Fox production stars Doug Good Feather as the lead orator and a slew of other talented onstage personages, including Moses Brings Plenty, who some Netflix aficionados may recognize from season two of the political drama “House of Cards.”

The Ghosts of Us Curtains at 8 p.m. March 25, 26 & 28. No performance on Easter Sunday March 27. The Byron Theatre in the Newman Center on the University of Denver campus, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Adult tickets are $22. Visit AthenaProjectFestival.org or call 303-871-7720.

Fresh off the heels of International Women’s Day on March 8, continuing the celebration and appreciation of female empowerment through the Athena Project Arts Festival feels just about right. The festival’s marquis project, a world premier play by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, tells the tale of a soon-to-be-divorced couple who are forced to spend 36 hours together in a cabin in the Rocky Mountains. As could be expected, the action — inspired by the plays of Anton Chekhov — weaves around shifting alliances, new secrets and moral metamorphoses. The show runs through April 10.

AROUND TOWN

“Brain Storm” exhibit opening at Downtown Aurora Visual Arts 4 – 7:30 p.m. March 25, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts, 1405 Florence St. Free. Visit the DAVA Facebook page for more information.

Taking a look at this carousel called life through the lens of youngin’ is never a poor choice. Dusting off all of those calcified hinges on our creative hatches and bulkheads really should be required psychological spring cleaning for quite a few sexagenarians out there. It seems that the process of revisiting the days of youth could especially behoove several of the current presidential candidates — two robots, a hippie and a football that has been sitting a puddle all spring and at some point become covered in the orange flavoring dust found in boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese — who often appear more than a tad jaded on the aspect of childhood. Luckily, for Le Donald and crew, Downtown Aurora Visual Arts is offering up a chance to peer through the eyes of their many talented students with their new exhibit, entitled “Brain Storm.” Opening with a reception on March 25, the show features art from DAVA’s myriad middle and high school students centered on the important issues of substance abuse, health, race and nutrition. After the opening reception, Aurorans can visit the new DAVA exhibit 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The exhibit runs through June 10.

Bunny Express Train 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., March 26, The Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 W. 44th Ave., Golden. Tickets are $5 for children and $15 for adults. For more information, visit
www.coloradorailroadmuseum.org.

Maybe it’s an age thing, but seeing a giant rabbit and Spike the Railyard Hound ride on a speeding locomotive is more than a tad unsettling. Nonetheless, that’s what the Colorado Railroad Museum will be offering up this weekend with their annual Bunny Express Train in honor of the Easter holiday. Although the weather isn’t supposed to be superb, a trip to Golden may be just what the doctor ordered after incurring a healthy case of cabin fever during this March’s #Snowmageddon.