A Magical Cause
Your dislike of magicians is understandable if you find Doug Henning creepy. Still, there are plenty of prestidigitators out there not sporting a porn ’stache while performing awesome things with hoops and rabbits and whatnot. Enjoy such a show and support a cause: Magicians with Deafness will benefit Dove, which is dedicated to helping deaf and deaf-blind victims of sexual assault and domestic violence (deafdove.org).
4 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Broomfield Auditorium. 303.460.6800
Kinda Like Santana
Carlos Santana is the most successful crossover Latin act in history. It can at least be said that without Santana, there would likely be no Gloria Estefan and no Shakira. His sublime blending of pop and Latin rhythms erased borders. Soul Sacrifice is a Boulder-based tribute group to Santana. They may not be Santana, but they’re the next best thing.
7:30 p.m. Feb. 8, Nissi’s, Lafayette. 303.665.2757
It’d be nice if chocolate could be used to combat third-world oppression or stop global warming. Those things may be a little too heady for a chocolate fix. But when mixed with a Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence function—27th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Fling—chocolate can help reduce violence against women and kids.
6 p.m. Feb. 9 at CU’s UMC, Boulder. 303-449-8623
The Infamy of Route 66
“If you ever plan to motor west/Travel my way, take the highway that is best/Get your kicks on route sixty-six/It winds from Chicago to L.A./More than two thousand miles all the way.” Probably no highway has more stories or is a better symbol of Americana in its purest form than Route 66. The Mother Road was brilliantly documented by photographer Shellee Graham.
Through March 9 at the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, Longmont. 303.651.8374