Things to do in Denver today, April 18: “Building the Wall,” Lucha Libre & Laughs, Ratio Quiz Show and macarons

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The Curious Theatre Company on Acoma Street near 11th Avenue, Feb. 2, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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The Curious Theatre Company on Acoma Street near 11th Avenue, Feb. 2, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

“Building the Wall” is in its last few days at Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma St., and you probably don’t want to let this one pass you by.

Dave wrote about it back in February:

“Building the Wall” was written in the weeks after President Donald Trump’s election and before his inauguration — and inserted into the Curious Theatre season schedule in an extraordinary midseason change.

“Building the Wall,” according to the announcement from Curious, is a show that “looks at a time in the very near future when the Trump administration has carried out his campaign promise to round up and detain millions of immigrants. A writer interviews the supervisor of a private prison as he awaits sentencing for carrying out the federal policy that has escalated into the unimaginable.”

Tonight’s performance is at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $25. There will be a post-show discussion with Alejandra Garza, field director of ACLU of Colorado.


Sexpot Comedy is back at the Oriental Theatre, 4335 W. 44th Ave., with another round of Lucha Libre & Laughs.

In the headlining match, Cody Devine — “hot off of ending Candyman’s career,” we’ve heard — will take on Japanese comedy wrestling legend Kikutaro. As for the headlining standup, they’ve got Andy Peters (“Those Who Can’t”) in from L.A. to tell the jokes.

It’s happening from 7:30-9:30 p.m. and admission is 18+ and $5.


Tonight’s edition of the Ratio Quiz Show will test your ’90s music knowledge, with some video clips tossed in for nostalgic pleasure.

As always, teams in the audience will compete against a team of “experts,” and if an audience team wins, everyone gets cool prizes. If the “expert” panel wins, everyone gets lame prizes.

Sign up starts at 8 p.m. and trivia starts at 8:30 p.m. It’s free to play.


Stem Ciders, 2811 Walnut St., is hosting Little Peaks Bakeshop for cider and macaron pairings from 6-9 p.m.

Here’s the menu:

  • Strawberry rhubarb macaron with L’Acier strawberry champagne cider
  • Baslamic fig macaron with Off-Dry apple cider
  • Orange vanilla macaron with Crabby Neighbor cider
  • Salted caramel macaron with pear apple cider

It costs $20 and no reservations are required.