Ratio’s Wizard’s beer, sad “Napoleon,” and more to do in Denve
Saturday. Ratio Beerworks teams up with one of Bon Appétit’s best new restaurants of 2022 for the Denver brewery’s eighth annual Genius Wizard Barrel Aged Imperial Stout release party.
For $50, attendees get three taster pours of the beer and its two variants, Chai Spice and Vanilla Coconut, plus a full pour, a 10-ounce commemorative glass, a 16-ounce 4-pack to go, and Al Pastor tacos (carved in traditional trompo style) from La Diabla Pozole y Mezcal. The 14.6 percent ABV beer was aged for a year in bourbon and rye barrels from Laws Whiskey House.
The party runs 7 to 11 p.m. at the brewery’s RiNo location, 2920 Larimer St., which Spectra Art Space will transform into “a mystical and fantastical art experience,” Ratio said. DJs Noveli and Ginger Perry will be spinning tunes. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com.
Opens Friday. Despite the high cost of producing quality theater, Denver’s venerable Buntport has always managed to balance of chops and affordability. Since March 2020 they’ve been offering name-your-own-price tickets, and the Friday, Jan. 27, premiere of “The Death of Napoleon: A Play in Less Than Three Acts” is another chance to take advantage of that.
The company’s 51st original play, which runs through Feb. 18, is a comedy that explores the fragility of men losing power, according to the company. The show imagines the “former emperor spend(ing) his days arguing with insects and 12-year-old girls, making unreasonable demands of his personal chef, and refusing to put his teeter totter to good use.”
It runs various times through Feb. 18, including Feb. 5 and 12 matinees. 717 Lipan St. in Denver. 720-946-1388 or buntport.com
Open now. The latest big project at Denver Museum of Nature & Science is expected to finish later this year, but you can get a sneak peak of the renovated, newly renamed Infinity Theater during its months-long soft opening. The upgraded space now has state-of-the-art everything, including a laser projector and 3D capabilities.
That covers the now-showing titles “Serengeti” and “Ocean Odyssey,” which cost $7 for kids and $10 for adults on top of the required general admission ($18-$20). Museum officials note that they’re still “working through the normal process of tweaking our systems, adding more programming, trailers and pre-shows, updating our lighting and installing new elements to enhance your 3D experience.” So, you know, don’t judge the theater too harshly yet.
Various times at 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. 303-370-6000 or dmns.org
Indigenous art exhibition
Opening Friday. Starting Friday, Jan. 27, Colorado artist and activist Gregg Deal will open a curated show at the Longmont Museum called “Duality: Contemporary Works by Indigenous Artists.” It collects diverse representation of Indigenous subjects through paintings, ceramics, sculpture, beadwork, video and more.
Deal is on fire lately, holding exhibitions around the state with his searing punk-rock critiques of American culture. Not everyone in the show needs to do that, of course, and works from Virgil Ortiz, Nicholas Galanin, JayCee Beyale, Danielle SeeWalker, and Natani Notah (to name a few) all have unique viewpoints and styles.
The 6-8 p.m. opening reception on Friday costs $8 for adults and $5 for seniors, students and veterans; kids 3 and under are free. The exhibit, which closes on May 14, is located at 400 Quail Road in Longmont. 303-776-6050 or bit.ly/2TWR5n8
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