Things to do in Denver today, April 11: University of Beer, a cowboy party and “Mamma Mia!”

Your Tuesday evening entertainment.

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Chloe Kounadis, Lizzie Markson and Niki Badua in the touring production of "Mama Mia!" (Photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia)

Chloe Kounadis, Lizzie Markson and Niki Badua in the touring production of "Mamma Mia!" (Photo: Kevin Thomas Garcia)

The touring company of “Mamma Mia!” just rolled into town, and as of this morning, there are a decent number of tickets left for tonight’s show at 7:30 p.m.

So if you like ABBA and feel-good stories about love and friendship, grab some now. They’re $30-100, and at tonight’s show, you can stick around afterward for a 15-minute Q&A session with cast members.


It’s Ignite Nite at the History Colorado, and this week’s theme is “Cowboys on the Open Range.” You’ll be able to try out trick roping, silkscreen a bandanna, talk to curators about the “Backstory” exhibit and enjoy some cowboy-themed food and drinks.

It’s happening from 5-8 p.m. and tickets are free for members, $12 for non-members and $10 for seniors.


The Walnut Room, 3131 Walnut St., is bringing in Alaskan Brewing Co. and Lagunitas Brewing Co. for this edition of University of Beer.

Here’s what you’ll eat while you get your beer-ducation (sorry, sorry):

  • Panko-fried asparagus with mango serrano ketchup
  • White fish ceviche with pepperoncini slaw
  • Bacon roses, bacon-wrapped baby red potatoes with rosemary brown butter and chives
  • Sweet and spicy barbecue steak slider topped with crispy onions

It starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $20.