Things to do in Denver today, April 5: Free jazz, an engineering movie, a Pulitzer-winning play and a Rihanna-approved band

Any band that’s good enough for Rihanna should be good enough for the rest of us.

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Oxymorrons. (FPSF)

Oxymorrons. (FPSF)

Any band that’s good enough for Rihanna should be good enough for the rest of us, so you better cough up the $12 to see Oxymorrons tonight at the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St.

If having shared a stage with Rih, Common and Bruno Mars isn’t enough to sell you, just give the Queens alt-hip-hop group a listen.

Doors are at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. with Grim & Darling and Flavortooth.


You’ve still got a few weeks to see the 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced” at Ricketson Theatre, 1400 Curtis St., but a Wednesday night’s as good a time as any to jump on it.

The play tells the story of a man who spends his adulthood downplaying his upbringing, but finds misconceptions about his culture too much to bear after a high-profile court case and his wife’s Islam-inspired art show.

Tonight’s performance is at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $35. It looks like it’ll sell out, so grab them now.


Over at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., they’re hosting a screening of “Dream Big 3D: Engineering Our World.”

The documentary looks at engineering feats around the world, including the Great Wall of China, the high-tech Shanghai Tower, underwater robots and solar powered cars. Producer and director Greg MacGillivray will be there to talk about making the film.

Tickets are $15 and the event lasts from 7 to 8 p.m.


If you’re tired of leftover pizza and want to feel more sophisticated tonight, Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox, 1215 20th St., has an offer for you: free jazz at dinner.

The Stephen Brooks Trio starts playing at 6 p.m. No tickets are necessary, but it couldn’t hurt to make a reservation.