It's another great week with a great to-do list in Denver.
Adults will be falling over with laughter when Bob Saget comes to town and overwhelmed with beauty during a sunset champagne tour of the Butterfly Pavilion. Music enthusiasts will have a chance to live stream a Shakespeare-inspired concert by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra (or attend in person), and the Denver Art Museum will host an afternoon of Indian dance and music.
Check out our picks of this week's must-do's in Denver:
Bob Saget At Comedy Works
There are not one, but <em>four</em> opportunities to see <a href="http://www.bobsaget.com/" target="_hplink">Bob Saget's latest stand-up show</a> in Denver. Leave the kids at home for this one.<br> <em>When: June 8-9 at 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. both nights Where:<a href="http://comedyworks.com/comedians/118" target="_hplink">Comedy Works South at The Landmark</a> Price: $38 *This show is available to ages 21+ only</em>
Lit Fest 2012 Salon By Lighthouse Writer's Workshop
Have a book in the making? Looking to explore the world of writing in poetry and/or prose? Lighthouse Writer's Workshop in Denver is an independent creative writing center that's by and for writers. They're celebrating two whole weeks of readings and discussions for those beating their head against deadlines, writer's block and all things literature. All events are at the <a href="https://lighthousewriters.org/page/view/id/64/" target="_hplink">Lighthouse Grotto</a>.<br> <em>Writing With A Gun To Your Head, Featuring Mario Acevedo, Jason Heller, and Julie Kazimer When: June 5 at 7:30 p.m. Price: $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers<br> Lit Fest Reading Series, Featuring Cheryl Strayed When: June 6 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Price: Free<br> Literary vs. Genre Death Match, Featuring Nick Arvin, Nic Brown, Connie Willis and Robert Greer When: June 7 at 8:00 p.m. Price: $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers <br> Reading Series, Featuring participants and John Brehm on Sat. June 9 When: June 8-9 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Price: Free<br></em>
Shakespeare In Music
"The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils," said Shakespeare's <a href="http://shakespeare.mit.edu/merchant/merchant.5.1.html" target="_hplink">Lorenzo in "The Merchant of Venice"</a> and musicians took note. <br> Take a break from the June heat inside Boettcher Concert Hall to listen to guest conductor Christian Arming and native Michelle DeYoung perform works inspired by Shakespeare.<br> <a href="https://coloradosymphony.org/pdfs/Shakespeare_Streaming_Release.pdf" target="_hplink">A really big bonus</a>: If you're not able to go, the Colorado Symphony has announced it will live stream the show June 8.<br> <em><a href="http://www.artscomplex.com/Venues/BoettcherConcertHall/tabid/72/Default.aspx" target="_hplink">Shakespeare In Music</a> When: June 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday Where: Boettcher Concert Hall Price: $19-$82</em> <em>*For live streaming, go to <a href="http://www.coloradosymphony.org/" target="_hplink">www.coloradosymphony.org</a> and click on the "LIVE Stream" banner. The live stream begins at 7 p.m. with pre-concert interviews and a 7:30 p.m. concert start time. The live stream is free.</em>
Fourth Annual Afternoon Of Indian Music And Dance At The Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is hosting noted teacher and performer Joginder Singh Virdiji and tabla player Nabin Shrestha for an afternoon of Indian music, dance, snacks and drinks. <br> <em>When: June 9 at 2 p.m. Where: <a href="http://denverartmuseum.org/calendar/4th-annual-afternoon-indian-music-and-dance" target="_hplink">Denver Art Museum</a> Price: $3-$13</em>
Butterflies And Bubbly At The Butterfly Pavilion
This is a great date night idea: an after hours sunset stroll through the Butterfly Pavilions' rainforest followed by champagne tasting and food. <em><a href="http://www.butterflies.org/events/butterflies-bubbly.php" target="_hplink">Butterflies And Bubbly</a> When: June 7 from 6-8p.m. Where: The Butterfly Pavilion Price: $50 per couple, members get a $10 discount *Call to reserve a spot, space is limited (720) 974-1861</em>