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Focus on Entertainment

By Elisabeth Monaghan

Spring ushers in a variety of special events and performances throughout the area. Following are just a few examples:

The Golden Chamber of Commerce presents the 6th Annual Taste of Golden. The family-friendly event takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on March 25 at the Buffalo Rose Event Center, 1119 Washington Ave., in Golden. Ticket prices range from $15 (kids 12 and under) to $30 for adults. Kids 5 and under are free.

Thornton Wilder’s beloved play “Our Town” opens at Miner’s Alley Playhouse in Golden on March 22 and will run through April 27. For more information, or to order tickets, visit www.minersalley.com.

Current and upcoming performances at the Arvada Center include “The Moors,” which is described as a dark comedy with a sharp sense of the absurd (through May 18); “Trav’lin,” a musical that takes place during the Harlem Renaissance and features the music of legendary artists like Billie Holliday, Louie Armstrong and Count Basie (Running April 9 through 28); “Diary of Anne Frank” (through May 17) and “Sin Street Social Club,” described as a “flirty, fun feminist comedy” (through May 19).

For tickets or more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.

The Lakewood Cultural Center presents “Crazy for You,” a “zany rich-boy-meets-hometown-girl romantic comedy” based on popular George and Ira Gershwin tunes (March 22 through April 7). For information visit www.lakewood.showare.com.

In addition to screening the latest movies, the Alamo Drafthouse Denver will host the Black Actors Guild’s “Ya Teef” at the Barfly lounge (March 22); RMCAD’s presentation of “Kubo and the Two Strings,” a “gorgeously animated and thoroughly epic hero's journey from the studio that gave us “Coraline” and “Boxtrolls.” (April 10, 7 p.m.). For tickets and information, visit www.drafthouse.com/denver.