“Risk! Live” takes storytelling to intimate places, Saturday.
Once novel, now common, live storytelling shows have gone mainstream thanks to podcasts and radio shows that blur the lines between confessional, theatrical and funny. Fortunately, the pros keep upping the ante, as with “Risk! Live,” from Kevin Allison, a founding member of the beloved ’90s sketch-comedy troupe The State. His popular podcast pries the most awkward, high-stakes stories from guests in an attempt to entertain and (let’s be honest) gawk at the glorious trainwrecks. Storytellers on the Saturday, May 20 version at the Bluebird Theater include Rachel Weeks, Jared Ewy, Kevin Phillips and R. Alan Brooks. 9 p.m. at 3317 E. Colfax Ave. $25. axs.com. – John Wenzel
Celebrating a decade of Feminism & Co., Thursday-May 27.
To mark a decade since it launched the Feminism & Co. series exploring art, sex and politics through the lens of gender, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver will hold a three-day extravaganza that dovetails with the May 26 opening of Jenny Morgan’s “SKINDEEP” and Derrick Velasquez’ “Obstructed View.” The May 25 opening event includes a talk by Elissa Auther and Gillian Silverman and a dance performance. After the May 26 art openings, May 27 welcomes a full-day festival with live music (Tacocat, Wheelchair Sports Camp, Girls Rock Denver), comedy (Pussy Bros.) and much more. Events are $5-$23 for nonmembers, with some events free. RSVP and get more details at mcadenver.org. 1485 Delgany St. 303-298-7554. – John Wenzel
Crom Comedy Festival says goodbye, Friday and Saturday.
The Crom Comedy Festival will make us laugh one final time this weekend as the annual alternative stand up festival is saying goodbye. The casual festival brings together comedians from across the country and yes, some of the shows are even free (others are $15). Denver appearnaces include a “Conan’s” Allen Strickland Williams, “Saturday Night Live’s” Brooks Wheelan and more than 40 more. Shows will be split between Ratio Beerworks, 2920 Larimer St, and Crossroads Theater, 2590 N Washington St. More information at cromcomedyfest.com.
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Throwing down with Whiskey and Doughnuts, Saturday
Drink whiskey and eat doughnuts on National Whiskey day at Whiskey + Doughnuts inside the McNichols Building from 3-9 p.m.. Did we say whiskey enough? Whiskey. Proceeds from the 21-and-over event will help Minds Matter of Denver. That’s really all we can say about this one because it pretty much speaks for itself. Whiskey. More information at whiskeydoughnuts.com.
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