Things to do in Denver today, Feb. 1: R&B, an IPA and a play

Khalid, “The Happiest Song Plays Last” and Frontmaniac.

Khalid. (Photo by Renzo Photo)
Khalid. (Photo by Renzo Photo)
Khalid. (Photo by Renzo Photo)

Khalid is only 18, but the El Paso, Texas-based artist is already on a lot of critics’ radars thanks to his early hit, “Location.”

He’s coming through the Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer St., tonight and getting support from local singer-songwriter Kayla Marque.

Doors are at 7 p.m., the show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17.

Curious Theater Company presents “The Happiest Song Plays Last,” tonight at 8 p.m.

The play features Yaz, a community organizer and “reluctant matriarch” who ends up as the voice of her struggling community in North Philadelphia., and her movie-star cousin Elliot struggling with war nightmares in Jordan. The story includes live Puerto Rican music throughout.

Tickets are $24-34. The theater is at 1080 Acoma St.

Black Shirt Brewing Co., 3719 Walnut St., is celebrating a limited release of Frontmaniac, a double dry-hopped version of its Frontman IPA.

The beer is double dry-hopped with over 5 pounds per barrel of Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops and brewed with oats, wheat and a blend of yeasts. It’s got tropical fruit notes, bright citrus characters and field grass.

Frontmaniac will be available on draft and in 32-ounce Crowlers. Brewery members will get a free 5-ounce pour today (bring your card). Stop by anytime until close at 10 p.m.

Ashley Dean

Author: Ashley Dean

Ashley Dean is the assistant editor and culture reporter for Denverite. 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 bourbon straight and dreams of someday holding the title of Nightlife Mayor. Find her at, 303-502-2804 or @AshleyDean.