Mile High Life

Have Mersey: '1964' coming to Red Rocks

Column by Penny Parker
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Penny Parker

Tickets are on sale for "1964" The Tribute, celebrating the iconic music of the Beatles and the Fab Four's Colorado debut concert at Red Rocks.

The tribute to the British Invasion starts at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre (doors open at 6:30 p.m.).

Here's your chance to relive musical history with what's being touted as "the No. 1 Beatles show in the world" that is "hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and enduring Beatles concert live on stage."

In celebration of this historical event, "1964" will kick off the evening with the 10 songs the Beatles performed at Red Rocks in 1964. Come experience what it was like at the beginning.

For more information on "1964" The Tribute, go to www.1964site.com.

This concert is a benefit for Colorado Public Television 12. Tickets are $32 (plus service charges) for general admission (the original 1964 concert tickets were $6) and are available at www.ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster centers. To charge tickets by phone, call 1-800-745-3000. Group sales through Channel 12 at www.cpt12.org or by calling 303-296-1212 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

'Memphis' meets Arvada

For its 38th season, the Arvada Center announced a three-play, three-musical lineup, led by the first locally staged production of the Tony Award-winning best musical, Memphis.

The Arvada Center is reducing its total show output next season, while maintaining its ongoing collaboration with Creede Repertory Theatre.

"As one of the region's largest professional theaters, we are committed to artistic excellence and to producing inspiring work that will engage our audiences' hearts and minds," Arvada Center Executive Director Philip C. Sneed said in a press release. "As we look to the future, we must also ensure our financial sustainability, so that we can continue to provide the quality our patrons have come to expect."

The Arvada Center has had seven shows each of the past four seasons. Next year the total will be six.

The Arvada schedule also includes: She Loves Me, The Last Romance, Harvey, The Archbishop's Ceiling and A Man of No Importance.

Larkburger, take me home

Larkburger, the popular local burger joint, has been getting lots of tweets from Colorado students attending colleges out of state hoping for a Larkburger being sent to their dorm.

So, Larkburger teamed with Frontier Airlines to bring a Colorado student back for a taste of home. To enter "Craving Colorado," entrants must submit a video via Larkburger's Facebook page (or post to Instagram and Twitter using #CravingColorado) in which they explain what they miss about their home state. The winner will receive a free meal at Larkburger, $300 toward a Frontier Airlines flight and other Colorado goodies.

Larkburger president Adam Baker said: "We have a high level of social media engagement from people - including students who live outside of Colorado. A lot of these tweets are from people lamenting that they miss Larkburger and jokingly asking us to send them a burger or some truffle fries."

Sounds a lot like those days when college kids would cross state lines to buy cases of Coors beer? Guess Larkburger is keeping up a Colorado tradition.

Purple pride

Majestic Athletic, in partnership with the Colorado Rockies and Major League Baseball, celebrates a special day for local baseball fans by inviting them to don their official Rockies team jerseys in a show of baseball fan pride for the Rockies home game on May 2.

Rockies Jersey Day, presented by Majestic Athletic, encourages fans to proudly wear their Rockies jersey to work, school or the home game that evening to celebrate their love for the sport and the hometown nine.

"We always encourage our fans to wear their Rockies jerseys and colors," said Greg Feasel, Rockies executive vice president and COO. "However, designating a special day for our fans to proudly wear their favorite Rockies jersey is a great way to honor the history of baseball, our team and the community."

Wargin leaving 9News

Has 9News installed a revolving door at its entrance?

Kirk Montgomery is leaving; former Rocky Mountain News columnist Sam Adams and ex-Fox 31 anchor and former 9News sports anchor Ron Zappolo are joining forces on a regular weekend gig at Channel 9; and David Krause left 9News to return to The Denver Post (return, who does that?). And now longtime weekday morning sports anchor Susie Wargin is leaving to join the real estate business, The Post reported.

Wargin told The Post she's had her real-estate license "since June (and) my mom's been in the business for 38 years (with RE/MAX). It's a good family decision for me now. Mom wants to hand down the business and I'd be an idiot to refuse."

The Pro Challenge cycling series, which ends Aug. 24, likely may be Wargin's last full-time assignment at 9News. She has been the morning sports anchor at 9News since 2004.

Overheard

Eavesdropping on a woman with a 6-year-old who wanted to try Motto Sparkling Matcha Tea at Whole Foods in Colorado Springs: Not knowing if the "Tea for Life" was kid-friendly, the woman asked a store employee if it was something kids would like.

The employee's response: "Well, King Soopers kids don't like it, but Whole Foods kids do."

Penny Parker's "Mile High Life" column gives insights into the best events, restaurants, businesses, parties and people throughout the metro area. Parker also writes for Blacktie-Colorado.com. You can subscribe and read her columns (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) at www.blacktie-colorado.com/pennyparker. She can be reached at penny@blacktie-llc.com or at 303-619-5209.