Gilmore Girls” is one of the best shows for those who appreciate sharply drawn characters, lightning-fast dialogue and small towns with a personality that just can’t be replicated. That’s probably why it’s become such a beloved world for so many to get lost in over the years.
Arvada’s LUKI Brewery, 14715 W. 64th Ave., Units A and B, is honoring the residents of Stars Hollow with Gilmore Girls Day on Sunday, Oct. 16. The brewery will be transformed into an interactive tribute to the show and will feature trivia (hosted by Geeks Who Drink), themed costume contest, raffle prizes, and other surprises for fans.
“With one daughter currently experiencing her freshman year in college and the other striving to be the next valedictorian of her high school, the mother-daughter bond that Lorelei and Rory have is reminiscent of the everyday joy and struggles in the Smith household,” said Cammy Smith, LUKI co-owner, in a provided statement. “We have watched, and re-watched, many episodes over the years and feel we have grown up right along with the Gilmore family.”
Part of the event includes specialty releases in a commemorative mug: Coffee, Coffee, Coffee!, a light blonde ale that blends a shot of Boxcar Coffee Roasters in Boulder with their Layer Cake blend, with notes of chocolate, blueberry, and hazelnut; and Oy with the Pastry Already, a chocolate-eclair stout.
“At LUKI, we have always appreciated events that are unique and create a memorable experience for all to attend,” Smith said. “This event brings the perfect combination of being different and being together into one.”
Get more information at www.lukibrewery.com.
Explore the world of scary stories at Molly Brown House
Spooky season means folks all over the metro area will be looking for surefire ways to get a shiver up their spine. Why not visit a spot that many believe to be an actual haunted house?
The Molly Brown House Museum, 1340 Pennsylvania St. in Denver, is hosting its annual Victorian Horrors environmental theater event for the 29th year. It is running every 15 minutes from 6 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 14 through 29.
This event features gothic horror tales from your favorite long-dead authors (think H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe and the local spirit of Mary Coyle Chase) portrayed by wonderful area actors like David and Julia Payne, Jim Hunt, Trina Magness, Josh Hartwell, John Wittbrodt and Ronan Viard. The museum partners with The Learned Lemur and Atomic Folk Art to add an authentic atmosphere of the odd.
For those who prefer staying at home, Molly Brown House also offers a video option with the same actors.
Visit https://mollybrown.org/victorian-horrors/ for all the information you need.
Northglenn celebrates an artistic Día de Los Muertos
Northglenn Arts has installed its latest art exhibit, Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is hosted in partnership with the Chicano Humanities & Arts Council (CHAC).
The gallery is set up at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway, and the free exhibit can be viewed during regular box office hours and when the Parsons Theatre is open for evening shows and events through Wednesday, Dec. 21.
Artists in this exhibit include Angela Ramirez, Chris Duran, Jay Jaramillo, Jerry Jaramillo, Shantel Lucero, Juanita Molinar, Natalie Pacheco, Rebecca Rozales, and Sandra Ruiz. Curators: Lucille Rivera and Angela Ramirez.
For those unfamiliar, Día de Los Muertos is a celebration from Mexico and Latin America when families gather to honor the memory of deceased loved ones on Nov. 1 and 2. According to provided information, spirits are guided home to enjoy offerings left for them on meticulously crafted altars. The roots of Día de Los Muertos are a fusion of traditions found in Europe and Mesoamerica, particularly the ancient Aztec empire.
For more information, visit https://northglennarts.org/.
Clarke’s Concert of the Week — The Who at Ball Arena
The Who are a good band. I know, I know — where do I find the courage? They’re behind seminal albums like “Quadrophenia,” “Who’s Next,” “Live at Leeds,” and immortal songs like “My Generation,” “Won’t Get Fooled Again” and “Magic Bus.” I mean, their song “Baba O’Riley,” is the basis for one of the best comedy bits in recent memory — just YouTube “Joe Pera Reads You the Church Announcements” and prepare to be delighted.
And guess what? In the year 2022 The Who are still touring. They’ll be bringing their The Who Hits Back Tour to Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle in Denver, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17. As someone who has seen this seminal rock band numerous times, I can confidently report you don’t want to miss the opportunity to see them one more time.
Visit www.ticketmaster.com so you don’t miss them.
Clarke Reader’s column on culture appears on a weekly basis. He can be reached at Clarke.Reader@hotmail.com.