- Assassins, Phoenix Theatre, 1124 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 720/209-4105. $17-$20. A play about people who have tried to assassinate United States presidents, written by Stephen Sondheim. Runs Thurs.-Sat. through Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
comedy Stand Up or Shut Up Comedy Open Mike, Thunder and Buttons II, 2415 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Sign up to perform or just enjoy the free laughs. Wed., Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m. to midnight. Sign up to perform at 8 p.m. Call 447-9888 for more.
theater Ramantics 2005: River of Dreams, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Dr. $5-$7. A yearly variety show with the theme of the lives of normal people as seen through Billy Joel's eyes. Sept. 22-24, 7-9 p.m. Call 234-2086 for more.
Come for Dinner ... Stay for Death!, The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $45. Featuring a four-course murder mystery dinner. Fri., Sept. 23, 7:30-11 p.m. Call 473-4413 for more.
Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. $13 for show only, $24 for show and dinner; senior, group and child rates avail. Featuring Farther North to Laughter. Runs through mid-October with shows Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., per reservations. Call 685-5572 to RSVP.