Weekend Arts Roundup: Queen Elizabeth II, St Patrick’s Day and more

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National Theatre live presents “The Audience”
March 16-21
Sie Film Center, Denver

Helen Mirren revives her role as Queen Elizabeth II in this drama by Peter Morgan concerning Her Majesty's relationships with an assortment of Prime Minsters, spanning from 1952 to the present. The UK’s National Theatre filmed a live performance at London’s Gielgud Theatre in July 2013, directed by Stephen Daldry. The film version will be screened on four separate occasions at Denver’s SIE Film Center as part of the 4th annual Women & Voices Film Festival.

"Brazilian Carnival Dance and Drumming Workshop"
Saturday, March 15, 1 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Mercury Cafe, Denver

An afternoon of samba dance and percussion at the Mercury Cafe with performances and classes for beginners and experts.

"Government Issued Long Johns," a theatrical comedy about sex and government, playing at the Athena Project Arts Festival

St. Patrick’s Day
Saturday, March 15

No matter what part of Colorado you live in, there is surely a bit of Irish reverie happening somewhere close by this weekend. Here are a few St. Patty's Day events:

Denver Brass “Ancient Threads: A Celtic Tapestry”
March 14-16
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver

Local music team Denver Brass brings together Colorado-based Celtic music and dance groups for its annual “Brass & Bagpipes” show, featuring music from Celtic Colorado Pipes and Drums, performances from the Rocky Mountain Highland Dancers, Wick School of Irish Dance, and much more.

"3rd Annual St Patrick’s Day Festival, Old Town Arvada"
Saturday, March 15, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Olde Town Arvada, Arvada

A family-friendly event featuring food, beer and live music from Colorado bands Angus Mohr and Calder’s Revolvers.

"Paddy’s on Pearl"
Saturday, March 15, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
1500 block on South Pearl, Denver

A St. Patty’s day neighborhood block party that begins with Lucky Charms and green milk and ends with Guinness and Irish flavored rock music.

"Lucky Joe’s St Patrick’s Day Parade"
Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Downtown Fort Collins

A Celtic-themed parade followed by Irish rock music from Celtica, The Commoners and U2 tribute band, TribU2.