THE MIX: Top Aurora/Denver entertainment picks for March 10- March 16

Your guide to the top entertainment, events, concerts, games and activities taking place in the metro area

AROUND TOWN

Kevin Lowry and Regina SteffensFRESH BREAD at Red Delicious Press 3:30 – 7 p.m. March 12, Red Delicious Press, 9901 E. 16th Ave. For more information, visit the Red Delicious Press Facebook page.

Canvas and cocktails classes are so passé. The folks at Red Delicious Press are taking the notion of combining art and gastronomy one step further this weekend with an event at the printmaking facility on East 16th Avenue. Deemed Fresh Bread, the happening slated for March 12 will feature the artwork of students in the International CITY after-school program, which is run through the refugee resettlement agency in the African Community Center in Denver. The students’ artwork will be printed onto loaves of flatbread using edible ink — that’s right, artwork that not only appeases the eyes, but the stomach, too. International CITY participants will also be selling permanent versions of their work for purchase on Saturday, the proceeds of which will benefit the local after-school program as well as Red Delicious.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Dry Dock 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. March 12, Dry Dock Brewing Company, South Dock, 15120 E. Hampden Ave. Free. Visit the Dry Dock Brewing Company Facebook page for more information.

Once again, we’re approaching that singular, majestic week of the year when it becomes socially acceptable to gloriously clash with 50 shades of green, drink what is typically unacceptable amounts of Guinness, and do goofy jigs on one foot to any and all musical selections cast on the proverbial jukebox. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, which officially takes place on March 17 for those playing at home, a few days early this weekend with the team at Dry Dock Brewing Company on East Hampden Avenue. Dry Dock’s annual celebration of all things Eire is set to feature Irish eats courtesy of the Crock Spot, a Celtic step dancing performance at 1 p.m. and, of course, plenty of red and dark suds. This year, the brewmasters will be pouring an Irish red ale and an Irish cream stout. Oh, and attendees who wear green Dry Dock or Brew Hut swag get a free DD koozie.

ONSTAGE

Rabbit Hole Curtains at 7:30 p.m. March 11 & 12; 2:30 p.m. March 13. The Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. Tickets start at $24. Call 303-856-7830 or visit vintagetheatre.org for more information.

Just 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 forces 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.

The Ghosts of Us Curtains at 8 p.m. March 11 & 12; 2 p.m. March 13. The Byron Theatre in the Newman Center on the University of Denver campus, 2344 E. Iliff Ave., Denver. Adult tickets are $22. Visit AthenaProjectFestival.org or call 303-871-7720 for more information.

Fresh off the heels of International Women’s Day on March 8, continuing the celebration and appreciation of female empowerment through the Athena Project Arts Festival feels just about right. The festival’s marquis project, a world premier play by Rebecca Gorman O’Neill, tells the tale of a soon-to-be-divorced couple who are forced to spend 36 hours together in a cabin in the Rocky Mountains. As could be expected, the action — inspired by the plays of Anton Chekhov — weaves around shifting alliances, new secrets and moral metamorphoses. The show runs through April 10.

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