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Man, I was way too intellectual and mature to get into the Wayne’s World movie back in 1992.
In fact, I’m tempted to this day to squiggle my hands up and down in the air, hoping for a better alternate ending, but apparently real life doesn’t work like that.
For a few hours, though, we can pretend it does during the Wayne’s World Quote-Along, which starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Alamo Drafthouse, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive. Not only do you get to see arguably the best movie created from an SNL sketch, you get to yell your favorite lines along with a theater of other fans. Schwing!
You might want to start boning up on your Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics now so you can dramatic lip-sync with characters who are dramatically lip-synching that great American classic. Whoa. Very meta, dude.
Tickets are $15. If you’ve never been to the Drafthouse before, you can reserve your theater seat online and enjoy full food and beverage service. Click drafthouse.com/denver/littleton for details.
Summer heats up at Red Rocks
Granted, a visit to Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison is worthwhile any day of the year, but the summer season lures the big-name talent — and overflows the parking lots further and further down the hill. (Solution: Arrive early with beer; tailgate until showtime.) Certainly, this weekend is looking summery with three big-namey acts in three nights.
7:30 p.m. Friday: John Butler Trio. This roots and jam band from Australia is touring after their latest album, Flesh & Blood, which hit stores in February. Singer-songwriter John Turner opens. Tickets are $37.50-$42.50.
7 p.m. Saturday: Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Locally grown Big Head Todd will play all the big hits — even though, yes, she knows that you love her by now, OK? — and hopefully some covers from their 2011 Robert Johnson tribute album. JJ Gray and MOFRO open. Tickets are $45.50-$65.50.
7:30 p.m. Sunday: The Fray. Another local act, The Fray’s “Love Don’t Die” is currently running rampant on the airwaves (and now in your head, ha!), though they’ll likely serenade you with “Over my Head” and “How to Save a Life,” too. Barcelona and Oh Honey open. Tickets are $45-$55.
For all three concerts, find out more info and get links for tickets at redrocksonline.com.
Capitol Hill People’s Fair
While not often a neighborhood where you look forward to hanging out on the street — though playing “Bluetooth headset or mentally ill?” can be fun — the streets will shut down on Capitol Hill from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday for the annual People’s Fair.
Expect music, performers, arts and crafts, health information, kids activities, a wine pavilion, and a healthy dollop of fair food from food trucks and concession stands. Simply people watching at the free event, which draws more than 200,000 each year, is also great entertainment. (See: “Bluetooth or mentally ill?”)
Due to parking limitations, consider riding public transport or your bike, but even well-behaved dogs are not allowed. More info at peoplesfair.com.
I wouldn’t have said ‘heck’
… But we’re not known for watching our language at the Daily in the way the organizers of the OhHeckYeah event obviously do. Still, the event looks like it’s going to be a kick-ass time. From 7-11 p.m. Saturday (and then every Thursday and Saturday until July 26), OhHeckYeah hosts an on-street, interactive arcade on Champa between 14th and 16th streets.
Using the Denver Theatre District’s LED screens, Kinect technology and new video games created by local Legwork Studio and Mode Set, the event will create a giant, immersive multiplayer game experience that even non-gaming folks should be able to master and enjoy. The games will vary by event but include “Big Blue’s Hood Slam,” in which players guide the famous statue from the mountains back to his/her home at the Colorado Convention Center.
The event is free, though I’d expect a wait if you want to play personally. For more info, visit ohheckyeah.com.
Lasers at the planetarium
It’s a match made in the heavens (hardy har) and one that has been enjoyed by young people for decades: laser light shows at the planetarium. That’s right! Laserium concerts have begun their summer run at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Gates Planetarium, 2001 Colorado Blvd. Rather than a set sequence of images and shapes, these laser concerts are “conducted” live, meaning every show offers a different experience of music-synchronized lights.
Starting this weekend, Laserium will run every Friday and Saturday through Aug. 30, with themed showtimes. The Beatles show begins at 5 p.m., Pink Floyd at 6:15, U2 at 7:30, Led Zeppelin at 9 and another Pink Floyd at 10:15. Tickets are $15, or $10 if you’re a museum member.
For tickets and details, visit dmns.org/planetarium.
More around town
•Saturday is free day at the Denver Art Museum (100 W. 14th Ave Parkway) for Colorado residents. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Find out more at denverartmuseum.org.
•The Colorado Rockies play the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. The three-game series will take place Friday at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 2:10 p.m. Tickets and more info at colorado.rockies.mlb.com.