Chris Tucker

Actor and comedian Chris Tucker will perform Friday at Denver's Paramount Theatre. Photo by Gerald Herbert, AP

Peaks and Pasties 12th Anniversary Spectacular Weekend

When: 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Where: Friday, Zodiac Venue, 230 Pueblo Ave.; Saturday, The Gold Room, 18 S. Nevada Ave.

Price: $15 to $25;

Burlesque is all about the slow tease. It's also an art form with roots in political and social statements. The tassels will fly this weekend as Los Angeles-based headliner Ginger Valentine and burlesque dancers from across the state take to the stage for two nights of dance performances. 

• Comedy Night featuring Turner Sparks, 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, The Club at Flying Horse, 1880 Weiskopf Point, $75, includes pasta bar and glass of wine; 487-2648,

• “The Drowsy Chaperone,” by Performance Now Theatre Company, opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 5, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Parkway, Lakewood, $20-$36;

• "Moon Over Buffalo," by Miners Alley Playhouse, opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, through April 26, 1224 Washington Ave., Golden, $17 to $45; 303-935-3044,

Contact the writer: 636-0270

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