Tails, Tunes & Tastes
Tonight, enjoy four stages with live music, 17 internationally inspired offerings from the zoo’s catering company (Taste), and a whole zoo to explore. You can also take advantage of the dulcet tones of Jon E. Boothe, Brian Grace Band, Spiritwell and FlashBlack as you wander through booths and exhibits. With plentiful vegan and gluten-free options, and an all-inclusive ticket (i.e. open bar and unlimited food), this adult fundraising event proves the zoo ain’t just for kids anymore.
6-9:30 p.m., Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, $45.75-$50.75, cmzoo.org/tails.
This now-duo has gone through a lot of membership changes over the years, but now consists of rappers Donnie “Godemis” King and Mike “Ubiquitous” Viglione. They’re touring now to promote their most recent release, February’s Catastrophic Event Specialists
. Each album they release, minus The Playground,
plays with the letters CES — Constant Energy Struggles, Capture Enemy Soldiers, Codename: Ego Stripper
, etc. 7 p.m., Black Sheep, 2106 E. Platte Ave., $16-$21, blacksheeprocks.com.
Mueller State Park Fine Art Show & Sale
Catering to Colorado’s twin loves, fine art and the great outdoors, Mueller State Park makes one stellar venue. This event features the work of Lee Cable, an internationally renowned oil painter from Lake George, but there will be a host of other artists exhibiting a variety of painting styles. Bonus: Everything is for sale, including the high-quality student artwork. July 29-30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mueller State Park, 21045 State Hwy. 67, Divide,
$7 park pass required, friendsofmuellersp.com.
The Movie Marathon That Shall Not Be Named
Did you know? Harry Potter’s birthday is on July 31 — a good opportunity to celebrate the gift that the Harry Potter
series has been to all of us. Accio entertainment! Enjoy all eight movies played back-to-back (four each day) with beer from Bristol and Fossil breweries, coffee from Story Coffee, and a few local vendors, plus Cool Science performing experiments in the afternoon. You can thank the Indie Spirit Film Festival for this nerdy celebration, proceeds from which support the ever-incredible Independent Film Society of Colorado. July 29-30, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Tim Gill Center for Public Media, 315 E. Costilla St., $10-$15/day, facebook.com/IFSOC.
Mario the Maker Magician
Combining magic, technology and a true DIY spirit, Mario is dedicated to STEM education and the Maker Movement, specifically for young’uns. World-famous magician David Blaine called him “the best kids magician in the world.” He’s made appearances on Sesame Street and the Sprout Channel, so it’s a rare and exciting opportunity for family audiences to catch him here. 3-4 p.m., Cottonwood Center for the Arts, 427 E. Colorado Ave., $10-$20, mariothemagician.com.
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