The Rocky Mountain “Road to Wrestlemania”
Sunday. WWE fandom will be out in force at the Sunday, March 26, “Road to Wrestlemania Super Show” — the last stop before the main Wrestlemania event on April 1 and 2 in California.
This year’s version promises appearances from Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Becky Lynch, RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Sami Zayn, Solo Sikoa and “Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions” The Usos, among other colorful characters.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. show at Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle are $20-$115 via ticketmaster.com. Bring elbow pads — and watch out for folding chairs.
A different shade of violin, and funk
Thursday. The upcoming show from acclaimed duo Black Violin on Thursday, March 30, is not its first in Denver, but it is another chance to see why Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste’s melding of hip hop and classical has garnered a pair of Grammy nominations since 2021. 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place in Denver. $29-$59 via ticketmaster.com
Also this week: L.A.’s Louis Cole Big Band, a sister band to the modern jazz-funk act Knower, plays Denver’s Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom on Saturday, March 25, and the Boulder Theater on Sunday, March 26. Shirtless, leopard-pantsed drummer Cole has chops and a sense of humor, and his ensemble is an overwhelming delight. With Knower singer Genevieve Artadi. Tickets: $25-$27.50 via cervantesmasterpiece.com or z2ent.com/boulder-theater-venue
Films focused on human rights
Wednesday-April 2. This week’s 8th ACT Human Rights Film Festival arrives amid rising global authoritarianism, although its subject matter is always relevant. Hosted by Colorado State University in Fort Collins, the fest this year will screen 19 award-winning documentaries from five continents on campus and at The Lyric movie theater. “Filmmakers from around the world will join to share their insights and connect with audiences,” organizers wrote.
The festival opens at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Lory Student Center Theatre lobby, featuring the 8th annual signature festival beer from Odell Brewing, ACT Screening Session Ale.
This year’s opening night film “Subject” follows at 6:15 p.m. Tickets: $10 per screening or $100 general pass; $40 student pass. Visit actfilmfest.colostate.edu for the full schedule, and act2023.eventive.org for tickets.
From the White House to Boettcher Hall
Thursday. Denver’s Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Company is coming off its namesake’s visit to the White House on Tuesday as part of a National Medal of the Arts Ceremony. President Joe Biden awarded the honor to Robinson and four others who founded International Blacks in Dance, and Denverites can celebrate our award-winner at home next week.
Robinson’s accomplished ensemble, which explores, creates and preserves African and African-American dance styles, will perform with Colorado Symphony on Thursday, March 30, in a rescheduled show three years in the making, featuring selections from “Carmen,” “Aida,” “Firebird,” and “Porgy and Bess” on tap.
7:30 p.m. at Boettcher Concert Hall at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1000 14th St. in Denver. Tickets: $15-$98 via tickets.coloradosymphony.org
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