THE MIX: Top Aurora/Denver entertainment picks for Feb. 18- Feb. 24

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TheMix1The Champagne Charlie Stakes 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 & 20, or 2 p.m. Feb. 21. The John Hand Theater, 7653 E. 1st Pl., Denver. Tickets start at $22. Call 303-562-3232 or visit firehousetheatercompany.com for more information. 

Sure, we’re still a few months out from springtime’s annual horse racing hoopla, but it’s never too early to channel the vibes of that sloshed, funny-hat wearing crowd. Directed by James Landis, “The Champagne Charlie Stakes” does just that by following a zany, slightly dysfunctional family as they spend a day at the track and crank up the drama by placing some slightly ridiculous bets (see: very ridiculous). The show runs through March 19.

True Story 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr., Denver. Adult tickets are $28. Call 303-494-0523 or visit storiesonstage.org for more information.

No Jonah Hill or James Franco here — at least not quite, anyway. Despite the identical moniker to last year’s so-so crime drama, this weekend’s event at Su Teatro Cultural Center in the Santa Fe Art District swaps the storytelling prowess of the stoner-turned-Oscar winning duo of Hill and Franco for the prose of Kevin Kling, whose commentaries have been featured on NPR’s oh-so-holy “All Things Considered.” Kling’s stories center on his goofy adolescence in Minnesota and his hijinks in Eastern Europe. The show is a one-time only event.

4,000 Miles 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 & 6, or 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden. Adult tickets are $25. Call 303-935-3044 or visit minersalley.com.

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 (Curtiss Johns) and his 91-year-old grandmother (Deborah Persoff) in “4000 Miles,” which is playing this weekend at The Miners Alley Playhouse in Golden. 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 March 6.

One Man, Two Guvnors Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 & 20, and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. The show runs through March 26. Call 303-856-7830 for more information.TheMix2

Winner of a slew of Tonys and Drama Desk Awards, this show offers a basket load of farce set against London in the 1960s. Francis 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.

Guys & Dolls The production in Evergreen runs through March 6. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19 & 20, and 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Center Stage, 27608 Fireweed Dr., Evergreen. Tickets are $24. Call 303-674-4002 or visit www.evergreenchorale.org for more information.

It’s pretty much guaranteed that any show set on Fireweed Drive is going to be a good time, and this weekend’s opening production of “Guys & Dolls” by The Evergreen Chorale promises to be no exception. Directed by Pat Payne, the show is an up-and-down, happily-ever-after classic that has enthralled audiences for more than 50 years.