When Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008, the world lost one of the most important designers in fashion. Yves Saint Laurent’s grace and artistry not only set the bar for fashion worldwide, he erased any lines between the art world and fashion with aplomb. Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective is a pioneering art exhibit that only has one stop in the U.S.—and it’s at the Denver Art Museum, opening March 25. Featuring 40 years of his work, the retrospective includes more than 200 couture pieces along with films, drawings and photos. 110 W. Avenue Pkwy., Denver, 720.865.5000 or ysldenver.com.
Dance culture has come a long way since underground warehouse-district raves villainized for being cesspools of illicit narcotics. But times change and what scared the beejesus out of our folks has become a global phenomenon. The Caffeine Music Festival is an all-night miasma of dance, trance and other subgenres we’re too old to understand. More than 50 artists on five stages make this event one of the biggest in the nation. March 31, 1STBANK Center, 11450 Broomfield Ln., Broomfield, 303.410.8497 caffeinefestival.com.
YS’s SuperKids Expo comes to FlatIron Crossing on April 14. The biggest, bestest family-friendly event in the North Metro area continues with tons of schools, camps and clubs offering information on education and extracurriculars. For the youngsters: live music from local kids’ bands and performers, climbing wall, bounce house, face painting, petting zoo and dozens of activities. And it’s free. One West FlatIron Crossing Dr., Broomfield. April 14, 10 am–4 pm, yellowscene.com/super-kids-expo.