Denver bigwig and deep-pocket giver Larry Mizel is proud to announce that “Jewtopia,” a movie written by daughter Courtney Mizel, is coming to theaters today.
If you are thinking about a date-night with your significant other, this is the one to see, so I’m told.
Here’s the email Courtney sent about her project:
“As many of you know, I have spent the past couple of years working on ‘Jewtopia.’ First the play at the Greenway Court Theater, and then, the movie! I am very excited to announce that the movie will be out (today) in theaters around the country as well as on VOD on most cable carriers as well as on iTunes, XBox and a number of other online platforms.
“Needless to say I am very excited about this release and I would greatly appreciate your support! If you would …
“1) See the movie either in your local theater or online
“2) Spread the word: Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, short wave radio, smoke signals … Whatever works for you.
“I can’t promise that everyone will love the movie (not everyone loved the play yet it was the longest running off-Broadway comedy), but I do promise you will laugh (either because the movie is funny or at me for spending two years of my life on the project!!)”
The film’s cast includes Ivan Sergei, Joel David Moore, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Rita Wilson and Jon Lovitz.
To see the trailer go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7a0zZSVeW-k
“Jewtopia” opens locally today at the AMC Cherry Creek 8 in the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.
A blast from the past
Colorado Neurological Institute’s 25th anniversary will celebrate the 1940s at Wings Over the Rockies featuring music, dancing, vintage dress and decor and dining from 6-10 p.m. on Oct. 12.
The event’s emcee is 9News meteorologist and traffic tracker Amelia Earhart.
CNI’s “flight crew” will include local medical neurological professionals, inspirational patients and dedicated staff members. This enthusiastic group will welcome the organization’s supporters to a night of Frank Sinatra and big band music, dancing, silent and live auctions, a first class dinner and several surprises.
“We are so excited that CNI has made it 25 years in the community! Our mission has truly been fueled by neurological patients across the region and their inspirational commitment to living well, their generosity and their innovative ideas,” said Tami Lack, executive director of Colorado Neurological Institute.
Tickets are $250 each. “Early career” tickets are $175. To purchase your tickets, go to www.blacktie-colorado.com/rsvp and enter event code: CNI1012 (All one word, not case sensitive). Sponsorship and donation opportunities are also available. For details, contact Nancy Miller at 303-806-7415, 303-806-7415 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sink sticks out
Boulder’s The Sink restaurant (1164 13th St.), perhaps best known for a visit from President Barack Obama during one of his Colorado whistle stops, has been named No. 3 on The 25 Best College Campus Bars list, according to Complex City Guide. Here’s the blurb:
“Come for the best burger in Boulder and stay for the Beatnik wall art. True to the green culture of Colorado, the Sink is run by 100 percent wind power and only serves Angus and grass-fed beef. If you aren’t down with the Sink Burger, they offer a full and varied menu that includes brisket, the Cowboy Reuben, and tilapia. If you’re tall, watch out for the low ceilings, but otherwise, there is absolutely nothing to complain about at The Sink.”
Patxi’s Pizza fundraiser for flooding victims
Patxi’s Pizza, Denver’s newest addition to the pizza scene, takes its new role as member of the Colorado community seriously. With two locations in Denver and a third slated to open in Uptown this fall, Patxi’s wants to help lend support to those affected by the recent floods throughout the state.
In response, Patxi’s (pronounced PAH-cheese,‘t’ before ‘x’) will be hosting a city-wide fundraiser, with both locations (Cherry Hills and Cherry Creek) participating. Ten percent of all proceeds from sales at both stores on Sept. 23 (for lunch, dinner, dine-in, carryout and delivery) will benefit flood victims through Intermountain Salvation Army Disaster Relief program.
Locations: 3455 South University Boulevard, Unit B, Englewood, 80113 and at 185 Steele St., Denver, 80206.
And another flood fundraiser
The Southern Hospitality Restaurant has organized an auction where 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Red Cross for the recent flooding in Colorado. Online bidding continues through 2 p.m. at Blacktie and bidding will continue Friday evening at the restaurant. Find the auction at www.blacktie-colorado.com/
To see some of the items, click here:
The lovely and talented
Allyson Fredeen, who’s been the go-to gal and brains behind the success of The Ritz-Carlton Denver Hotel since pre-opening, has been promoted (and deservedly so) to communications manager, it was announced this week.
Ally is a Colorado State University alum who got her customer service feet wet working at Bloomingdale’s. Way to go, girl!
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who was the second person to walk on the moon, was spotted having dinner on Monday and lunch on Tuesday at Panzano, the charming Italian eatery inside The Hotel Monaco.
According to my spy, however, Aldrin wasn’t wearing a space suit. And he was not quoted as saying, “One small meatball for man, one big bowl of pasta for mankind.”
Also spotted around town:
Fox-31 meteorologist Nick Carter eating lunch with a friend at south Denver restaurant Piccolo’s, a former frequent and favorite haunt of the On The Town family when we stayed at Marriott’s TownePlace Suites for four months five years ago while waiting for our Capitol Hill condo to be completed.
Eavesdropping on two tourists walking through Cherry Creek North:
Tourist 1: “It’s really horrible to see all those people suffering from the floods in Colorado. I wonder what we can do to help those folks?”
Tourist 2: “I bet if everyone gave some money to the Red Cross that would be a good start. Go to www.redcross.org to help.”
OK, we made this one up, but folks, please give the Colorado flood victims a helping hand and give to the Red Cross.
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