Fashion and Film This Weekend!

November 7, 2019

It’s time to get stylish with Denver Fashion Week! This weekend you can check out the two best shows of the season—Street Fashion + Art and the always-stunning Avant-Garde runway show! Also in town this weekend is the Denver Film Festival, with hundreds of opportunities for film lovers, including family-favorite Virtual Reality screenings!  

Thursday-Saturday, November 7-9

Three films share the spotlight at Red Carpet events during the Denver Film Festival. Waves is an astonishing drama about one family rocked by tragedy who learns to grow toward the light in the darkest of times. Two Popes is a film with an epic collaboration of talent: director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener), screenwriter Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything, Bohemian Rhapsody), and screen lions Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce as the two popes, Benedict and Francis, who shared an historical transfer of power. 

Marriage Story is the exquisitely sad and tenderly humorous story of a marriage coming to an end. Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson deliver the performances of their careers as the couple in question—he, as a highly successful theatre producer and she, as his leading lady who has the opportunity to venture out on her own—at the expense of their marriage. 

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs., 8:00 p.m.; Sat., 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$65
Phone: 303-595-3456

Thursday-Sunday, November 8-10

Make the Virtual Reality exhibit on the second floor of the Film Festival Annex a priority! With a variety of FREE screenings offered, there’s no reason to miss out! You may experience Wolves in the Walls: It’s All Over, where not everything is as it seems when 8-year-old Lucy’s imagination proves to be a reality. 

There are also ticketed screenings that include Fire Escape, a modern take on the Hitchcock classic Rear Window, where you become the voyeur. Technology and art come together to give you an unforgettable experience!  

McNichols Civic Center Building, 144 W. Colfax Ave., Denver
Thurs./Fri., 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE – $25
Phone: 303-595-3456

If you’re lucky enough to find a mentor who never stops teaching the wisdom accrued throughout his long life, then you make it a priority to spend as much of his remaining life with him as possible. That’s exactly what Mitch does when he learns that his favorite college professor has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease—he returns every Tuesday to spend it with Morrie—and the lessons learned there about life, love, and saying goodbye “just might change your life” (New York Magazine).

Pluss Theatre, Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S. Dahlia St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $33 – $38
Phone: 303-800-6578

The legend is back, with a spectacular new production straight from Broadway! With a cast and orchestra of 52, brilliant new scenic design, and Tony Award-winning costume design, this Phantom is one of the largest and most extravagant productions on tour!

The beloved story and memorable songs like Music of the Night, All I Ask Of You, and Masquerade are what make this musical a perennial audience-favorite, and with the addition of many exciting special effects, including the show’s legendary chandelier, this production is a must-see event this fall!

Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis St., Denver
Thurs./Fri./Sat./Sun., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $45 – $202
Phone: 303-893-4100

Friday, November 8

Treat the kids to their own night out—and make a parents’ night out of it as well! You’ll be able to enjoy a little time for yourself knowing the kids are safe and well-cared for at the the Southshore’s YMCA Kids Night Out. 

They’ll have a blast at fun-packed evening that includes a movie, dinner, and crafts! This week’s movie is Norm of the North. Children must be potty-trained in order to attend, and registration for the event is required.

The Lakehouse, YMCA Southshore, 27151 E. Lakeview Dr., Aurora
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $15-$17
Phone: 720-870-2221

Friday-Sunday, November 8-10

The Colorado Symphony performs a concert that’s simply classic. The program begins with the uncompromisingly serious Tragic Overture by Brahms, which delves much deeper and darker than his better-known melodies. 

The rest of the evening is devoted to Mozart, beginning with the elegant Piano Concerto No. 17 and featuring the virtuosity of former Music Director Jeffrey Kahane on the piano. The program concludes with Mozart’s iconic Symphony No. 40, a work that showcases the legendary composer during a time of extraordinary personal turbulence and passion.  

Boettcher Concert Hall/DCPA, Speer Blvd. & Arapahoe St., Denver
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 1:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$94
Phone: 303-623-7876

You’ve read and seen the beloved story as a children’s classic book, on film, and on the stage, but Alice In Wonderland is particularly enchanting as a dance performance. Aurora Dance Arts puts a unique twist on the story with endearing musical selections and a variety of dance genres including ballet, tap, jazz and contemporary.

This family-friendly show is timeless, imaginative, and appropriate for all ages. You’ll thrill to see Alice follow the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole, only to find herself swept up in the crazy cast of characters of Wonderland in this large-scale, theatrical dance production!

Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $14

Saturday, November 9

Denver’s annual Veterans Day parade is your opportunity to show your respect of local veterans and brush up on military history at the same time! The Denver Veterans Day parade is organized into serials that represent a different periods of military history: Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, and WWII. 

Members of participating veterans organizations will march together to showcase their organizations’ historical roots in these eras. Come out to cheer on these marching units, as well as floats, car clubs, bands and more!

Parade Starts at 14th St & W Colfax Ave., Denver
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE


Veterans Day festivities continue after the parade at a FREE celebration in Civic Center Park! This family-friendly event features a stage with live music as well as activities for kids and the entire family! Military displays, vendors, and Denver’s best food trucks will be on hand! 

The highlight of the festival is a display of vintage and modern military vehicles, where you can pose for pictures! Thank a veteran in attendance and celebrate with the men and women who have fought to ensure our freedoms.

Civic Center Park, 100 W. 14th Ave., Denver
12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tickets: FREE

Denver Fashion Week kicks off with a double-header—a runway show that combines local fashion with local art for the most tuned-in streetwise show ever! Denver Fashion Week has handpicked rising local art stars to collaborate with the DFW designers that will complement and accentuate the other’s creativity.

Check out these mash-ups, then come see them live on the runway: Royal Outerwear + Savannah Pits, Darkm0th Industry + Psybe Industries, False Ego + Shanah Leaf, NOVL + Ruben Cabrera, and more!

Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver
7:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$110
Phone: 720-856-5550

Saturday-Sunday, November 9-10

Don’t pass up this sweet opportunity for your little ones to see their favorite bedtime story come to life on stage! This adaptation incorporates whimsical music and dance and picks up right as the clock is striking seven—Bunny’s bedtime.

Pre-K through 2nd graders will be especially mesmerized as all of the characters they know so well make an appearance on stage—kittens and mittens, bears and chairs, a red balloon, a quiet, old lady saying “hush,” and of course, the beautiful moon!

Randy Weeks Conservatory Theatre, 1101 13th St., Denver
1:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $16-$20
Phone: 303-893-4100

Sunday, November 10

This memorial 5K and 10K run is Denver’s official run for veterans, but it’s a fun run open to runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages—including kids! Even dogs are welcome! ALL proceeds of your registration (and donations!) goes directly to helping Colorado veterans. The Denver Veterans Day Run is hosted by Colorado Veterans Project, a nonprofit organization that hosts special events in order to raise awareness and funds for local veteran organizations.

City Park, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver
8:00 a.m.
Registration: $30-$45

The quintessential event at DFW is the Avant-Garde runway show! Avant-Garde is defined as “new and unusual or experimental ideas, especially in the arts, or the people introducing them.” This is exactly what makes for a classic night of fashion! Designers, hairstylists, and makeup artists join forces to produce a most unique and creative runway show that pushes the boundaries and defies the rules! 

Forney Museum of Transportation, 4303 Brighton Blvd., Denver
4:00-7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$90
Phone: 720-856-5550

Family-friendly Activities near Southshore!

There’s always something to do near the family-friendly community of Southshore! Enjoy Life at the Lake with plenty of cultural and entertainment activities in the surrounding area! Check out the beautiful model homes from Richmond American Homes, Toll Brothers, and Century Communities, and picture yourself in your very own dream house! With ranch and two-story models available, new homes are priced from the upper $400s to the $700s.