Things to do in Denver Oct. 5: “Tin Soldiers” premiere, Mozart and Brahms, “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” and more

There’s no excuse to be bored, Denver.

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Kids fly down a hill in Barnum Park during the Denver Gravity Games. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Tin Soldiers,” a film about adaptive sports for people with amputations, spina bifida, paralysis and cerebral palsy, has its Denver premiere tonight at the Oriental Theater, 4335 W. 44th Ave.

In addition to the film screening at 7:30 p.m., there will be a silent auction and live music from Float Like a Buffalo. The entire event lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $20.


The University of Northern Colorado Symphony is giving a free concert this evening at Central Presbyterian Church Denver, 1660 Sherman St.

The program, “Steppin’ Out,” includes Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E flat Major and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. The performances will last from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.


Time to get in the Halloween spirit. Theaters around the city are starting to show classic horror movies, and tonight, the Mayan Theater is up with “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

See Donald Sutherland, Jeff Goldblum, Brooke Adams and Leonard Nimoy in this sci-fi horror remake at 2 p.m. or 7 p.m. at the Mayan, 10 Broadway. Tickets are $8.50.


Think you’re the best Mario Kart player in town? Well, you can’t prove that. But you can prove you’re the best of the people who decide to show up for a tournament tonight.

Grandma’s House, 1710 S. Broadway, is hosting the competition from 7 to 10 p.m. The winner gets a free growler of beer and bragging rights (but, you know, try to be chill).


And we haven’t forgotten about Great American Beer Festival. Check back on our calendar of every unofficial GABF event we could find — it’s been updated — and consult a pro’s list of the best events.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean covers dining and nightlife, and other odds and ends. She previously covered music and did some copy editing for the Denver Post, the Colorado Daily and the Daily Camera. She's from New York, likes her bourbon straight and has strong opinions about Kanye West. She can be reached at adean@denverite.com, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.