Things to do in Denver today, Jan. 11: “Fun Home,” Test Kitchen and “Paris is Burning”

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The National Tour Company of "Fun Home." (Photo by Joan Marcus)
The National Tour Company of "Fun Home." (Photo by Joan Marcus)
The National Tour Company of “Fun Home.” (Photo by Joan Marcus)

It’s opening night for “Fun Home” — winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical — at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St.

The critically acclaimed musical based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir is in town through Jan. 22. Tonight’s show is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $30-105.

Get a “first listen” to up-and-coming Denver talent at Test Kitchen, a hip-hop showcase curated by Ru Johnson.

Tonight at the Black Box, 314 E. 13th Ave., get a taste of Kruza Kid, Jomeezius, Big J. Beats, Rskwared, Unfold Music and The Real Age. Performers will receive live feedback from guest A&R reps. It starts at 9 p.m. 

Tonight at Element, 4242 Delaware St., the Queer Film Series presents “Paris Is Burning,” the classic documentary about drag queens in 1980s New York City.

The film starts at 6 p.m.

Ashley Dean

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