Weekend Arts Roundup: A Neal Cassady birthday bash, a classical piano prodigy and more

· Feb. 6, 2014, 7:00 am

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, CPR is here to help. 

In our weekly segment, Arts Editor Chloe Veltman joins Ryan Warner on Colorado Matters to talk about some of the weekend's best cultural happenings around the state.

Thursday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. screening
Sie Film Center, Denver
Friday, Feb. 7, 7 p.m.
King Center Concert Hall at Auraria Campus, Denver
A double-feature weekend featuring classical piano prodigy Marika Bournaki. Women + Film and Friends of Chamber Music present Thursday's screening of the documentary "I Am Not A Rockstar," followed on Friday by a live performance of the young sensation during Metropolitan State University’s annual Piano Celebration.
Photo: Neal Cassady and Jack Kerouac(Photo: Courtesy of Marika Bournaki)Fifth Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash
Friday, Feb. 7, 8:00 p.m.
Mercury Cafe, Denver
A celebration of deceased Beat generation icon Neal Cassady, the real life inspiration behind Dean Moriarty from Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” and a self-described “unnatural son” of Denver. 
Friday, Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9
Denver Center for the Performing Arts
A series of readings of new plays to be considered for production during Denver Center’s 2014/15 season. A must-see for anyone looking for inside knowledge on the future of Colorado theater.
Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Historic Old Town, Arvada
A delectable afternoon for sweet-tooth sufferers of all ages, Love Affair with Everything Chocolate offers a variety of chocolate samples along with face-painting, carriage rides, balloon animals and a chocolate treasure hunt.
Sunday, Feb. 9, 7:00 p.m.
Daniel’s Hall at Swallow Hill, Denver 
A solo performance by the celebrated West African guitar/vocalist Habib Koité, known for his role in the supergroup Bamada.

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