Best Bets for January 11

January 11 2006, 10:00 PM
Homegrown Flicks...Two new feature-length films by acclaimed Aspen documentary filmmaker Wayne Ewing debut in Denver as part of the Denver Film Society's three-day citizen watchdog weekend (Fri-Sun) at the Starz Center. Known best for his 2005 film When I Die, a tribute to Hunter S. Thompson, Ewing brings with him two new films about American judiciary elections and tort reform, The Last Campaign and Benched: The Corporate Takeover of the Judiciary. For more information, visit www.denverfilm.org. Scratch This...Join Hapiscratch Entertainment—a music distribution, production, and recording outfit out of Loveland—at its 4th annual awards ceremony at the Walnut Room (3131 Walnut St.) this Sunday night. For ten years Hapiscratch has worked with groups from Cabaret Diosa to Wendy Woo, and from Yo Flaco! to Nina Storey. Sunday, see performances by up-and-comers Angie Stevens, Oakhurst, and A Melodic Daydream, among others. For more info, visit www.hapiscratch.com or www.thewalnutroom.com. Three Cheers for Dale...This weekend is your last chance to catch Denver's most acclaimed and respected abstract artist Dale Chisman at Rule Gallery (111 Broadway). The exhibition features his New York paintings, selected work from the 1970's collection, as well as new pieces from last year—on display (and for sale) through Saturday. For more information about the exhibit and Chisman, visit www.rulegallery.com.