THE MIX: Top Aurora/Denver entertainment picks for March 3- March 9

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AROUND TOWN

Heathers 1Heritage Fine Arts Guild Painting Workshop 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 5, First Presbyterian Church, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton. Cost is $30 for Heritage Fine Arts Guild members, and $50 for non-members. Space is limited. For more information, call 303-796-8110 or visit heritage-guild.com/current-workshops.

After a week that has boasted a news cycle chock full of incessant blowhards on both sides of the political aisle, a day full of happy little trees would seem to be just what the doctor ordered. Artist Sidney Ann Pitchford will be leading budding painters through an instructional workshop at the First Presbyterian Church in Littleton this Saturday, teaching amateur and professional artists how to create colorful landscapes, which is the day’s theme. Pitchford will walk participants through landscape composition, color mixing and value usage. Attendees are encouraged to bring reference photos, their own paint and canvases that are either 16 inches by 20 inches or 18 inches by 24 inches in size.

Print and Pint with Red Delicious Press 5 – 8 p.m. March 5, Red Delicious Press, 9901 E. 16th Ave. Free entry. Visit the Red Delicious Press Facebook page for more information.

Supporting local artists is always a worthwhile pursuit, but when there’s also free beer involved, it becomes a no-brainer. An event at Red Delicious Press this weekend is just such a must-attend event. Deemed “Print and Pint,” the annual fundraiser at Red Delicious just off of East Colfax Avenue in Aurora is offering up dozens of pieces of local art for $10 to $50, and in exchange, grants purchasers a free pint of suds compliments of Mu Brewery. Now a bona fide staple of the Aurora Cultural Arts District, the neighborhood gallery/print shop/art collective churns out perfect, handcrafted gifts and treasures for ludicrously cheap prices. Local art, affordable goods and free oat sodas? You’re going, duh.

ONSTAGE

The 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.

Getting Out 8 p.m. March 4 & 5; 6 p.m. March 6. The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood. Free parking. Tickets are $24-$30. Visit www.theedgetheater.com or call 303-232-0363 for more information.

The Front Range theater scene saw just how powerful Marsha Norman’s “‘Night, Mother” could be last year. Now Norman’s work is back with “Getting Out,” the story for recent prison releasee Arlene (Missy Malone) trying to start over  with her faith but having difficulty putting her rambunctious youth and indiscretions behind her. Directed by Rick Yaconis, the show also features Xandra Prestia Turner as Arlie, Robert Michael Sanders as Bennie and Jonathan Brown as Evan.

Heathers: The Musical 7:30 p.m. March 4, 5 & 7; 2:30 p.m. March 6. Aurora Fox Arts Center Studio Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Adults tickets are $28. Visit ignitetheatre.com or call 866-811-4111 for tickets.

Veronica Sawyer was Cady Heron before Cady Heron was Cady Heron. Got it? Good. Although an entire crop of Tina Fey-obsessed millennials may not know it, “Heathers” set the blueprint for every utterance of “You go, Glen Coco” that was sputtered in last decade. Starring Lindsey Falduto as the brassy lead and Zoe Miller, Jenny Pan and Chelsea O’Grady as the eponymous clique, Ignite Theatre’s take on the 1980s cult classic promises to be a fun, pertinent history lesson in crass, power-hungry, cattiness. The show runs through March 20.