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Must See Must Do for Nov. 8-14

By T.D. Mobley-Martinez Updated: November 7, 2013 at 1:45 pm

FRIDAY

They may have started in Nederland in 2006, but Elephant Revival has grown past the borders of their little town - or even Colorado. They've been called "transcendental folk," a curious notion that makes a lot of sense once you've ever heard them. Built on Bonnie Paine and Bridget Law's soulful, throaty vocals and the old-time authentic sound of musicians Sage Cook, Dango Rose and Daniel Rodriguez, they're even better in person than they are on CD. Catch them at 9 p.m. at the Ogden Theatre, 935 E Colfax Ave., Denver. Tickets are $22-$25. Details: 1-303-832-1874, ogdentheatre.com.

SATURDAY

Whether you know a veteran or not, it's impossible to deny their powerful contribution to American life. It isn't Veterans Day (that's Monday), but you can honor the men and women who sacrificed so much during the annual Veterans Day Parade. It's at 10 a.m. and starts at St. Vrain Street. It then runs south on Tejon Street and ends at Vermijo Avenue. Free. Details: 282-3862, tinyurl.com/lcwnu59.

SUNDAY

Take a drive to Denver today for a delicious step into the Impressionist era in France. "Passport to Paris," which runs through Feb. 9 at the Denver Art Museum, offers the work of Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Toulouse-Lautrec and others in this blockbuster traveling exhibition. Also on display: "Court to Caf? Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum," "Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection" and "Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum." It's at W. 14th Ave. Parkway. Admission is $5 to $22, $12 members, in addition to museum admission. Details: 1-720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org.

 

WEDNESDAY

"So You Think You Can Dance?" - There are a lot of reality competitions out there, but fans of "So You Think You Can Dance?" rank it a cut above. Find out if they're right at 8 p.m. when the touring show hits the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Tickets are $35-$55. Details: 477-2100, ticketswest.com.

 

THURSDAY

Most of us have forgotten the wonder of the firsts in the lives of 2- and 3-year-olds. The first haircut. The first ride on a bus. The first time they touch a frog. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Things that Hop" brings them and us along on an exploration hike outdoors. It's at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Lane, Fountain. It costs $3 per person - big and small. Details: 520-6745.

COMPILED BY T.D. MOBLEY-MARTINEZ, TRACY.MOBLEY MARTINEZ@GAZETTE.COM

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