THE MIX: Top entertainment picks for Denver/Aurora, March 31- April 6



Rabbit Hole Curtains at 7:30 p.m. March 18 & 19; 2:30 p.m. March 20. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Call 303-856-7830 or visit for more information.

YouCantTakeItWithYou-0049Just as poignant as when it won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007, “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire is a tragically powerful lesson in the sadistic, yet necessary force of grief. The show follows a couple’s attempts at reshaping and restarting their lives after a life-altering accident, despite the lingering difficulties and constant reminders of what quickly feels like a former life. Bernie Cardell directs. The show runs through April 17.


Write Aurora with Poet Laureate Jovan Mays 1 p.m. April 3, Morrison Nature Center at Star K Ranch, 16002 E. Smith Rd. Free, but registration is required at

Writer’s block is a fickle thing. And we would know — the bulk of the words on this page were vomited into a word processor only a few hours after sweating blood, breaking down self-imposed mental obstacles and staring deadline squarely in the retina. But there are ways, good friends, to avoid that mental iron maiden and spew out delightful prose on command. The first, and perhaps simplest way, is coffee. The second, and perhaps most enjoyable way, is taking a stroll around a pleasantly wooded and delightfully natural area. Employees of the city’s Art in Public Places Commission, along with bad-ass rhymester and poet laureate Jovan Mays, will be leading aspiring scribes through the Morrison Nature Center this weekend as part of a new, month-long series called Write Aurora. Developed in honor of National Poetry Month, the series of writing workshops — slated for every Sunday afternoon in April — will offer advice and inspiration for local wordsmiths to hone their craft. And, sure, Aurora’s natural habitat is inspirational and all, but bringing a Thermos of joe along probably wouldn’t hurt.

Crustless (formerly Pb&J porter) on tap at Ursula Brewery All day, April 2, Ursula Brewery, 2101 N. Ursula St. #10. For more information, visit the Ursula Facebook page.

The sign above the door hasn’t been the only casualty in Ursula Brewery’s (née Coda Brewing Co.) ongoing rebranding effort. The brewery on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus’ has gone through a bit of turnover and metamorphosis in recent months, as have the names of some of their suds. But that doesn’t mean the quality has diminished in the slightest. The brewery’s uber popular PB&J Porter, now simply referred to as “Crustless” will be back this weekend, showcasing the watering hole’s new looks, but same, scrumptious suds.


Bohemian Rhapsody by the Aurora Symphony Orchestra 3 p.m. April 3, North Middle School Auditorium, 12095 Montview Blvd. For information and tickets, visit

Talk about a misleading title. Despite the Mercury-tinged lead, the Aurora Symphony Orchestra will not actually be asking if this is the real life or just fantasy this weekend, but instead will be performing three separate Bohemian works. The symphony will be performing Schubert’s Symphony in B minor “unfinished,” and Balakirev’s “In Bohemia,” a symphonic poem. The ASO’s principal trombonist Todd Jacob will play “Concertino Op. 4” by Ferdinand David. Nicholas Gilmore will take the reins from resident maestro Norman Gamboa as the guest conductor for the afternoon.

You Can’t Take it With You Curtains at 7:30 p.m., April 1 & 2; 3 p.m. April 3. Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Adult tickets are $28. Call 303-935-3044 for visit miners for more information.

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman’s “You Can’t Take It With You” remains as pertinent today as when the work won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1937. The show centers on the off-center Sycamore family, a freethinking clan that begins to seriously butt heads with their soon-to-be son-in-law and his uber conservative family. Sounds like most American family gatherings set to take place anytime between now and November. Colorado native Jamie Billings directs.