10/2012

Plates For the Peak

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 10:12am

Enjoy small plate cuisine created by the all-star chefs of Vesta Dipping Grill, Steuben's and Ace Eat Serve. Sample menu items include sweet pumpkin gilled duck with a goat cheese fritter, chickpea dosas with green harissa sauce, and a roasted lamb melt with caramelized onions and bacon wilted greens. Proceeds benefit Urban Peak, an organization assisting young people overcome poverty and homelessness. Mon 6-10 p.m.

 

Is He Dead?

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 9:41am

This recent Broadway smash—adapted from a Mark Twain play for modern audiences— cunningly critiques the art world with humor, charm, and commentary of society at large. The farce follows a young and in love painter struggling on an artist's salary. In order to eek out a living and stop his love from leaving him, he stages his own death to drive up the price of his works. The artist believes his scheme will earn him fame and fortune, but his scheme is flawed from the start. Days, times vary.

 

Aspen Film Festival

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:47pm

For 34 years the Aspen Film Festival has brought regional debuts to the Rocky Mountain West that are sure to appeal to everyone, from the serious film scholar to the casual movie lover. Some highlights this year include Quartet, Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, and Argo, Ben Affleck's thriller on the Iranian hostage crisis. Find out why the film festival is widely considered Aspen's premier autumn event. Tue-Sun, times vary. 

Indigenous Film and Arts Festival

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 2:25pm

All too often Native Americans aren't given a chance to step out of stereotypes in American film. The annual Indigenous Film and Arts Festival breaks away the cowboys-and-indians paradigm, instead focusing on the living traditions of stories and storytelling through films such as Dead Man and Powwow Highway. Screenings will be followed by discussions with Native American actors and directors. Wed-Sat, times vary.

Owl City

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:19pm

While experimenting with electronica music in his parents' basement, singer and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Young, soon developed a following on MySpace. After signing with a record company in 2008, his newly dubbed group—Owl City—gained mainstream popularity with "Fireflies," their quadruple-platinum hit single. Owl City recently released their third studio album, the Midsummer Station, which includes "Good Time" with pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen. Tue 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Cooking Class with Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen's Jorel Pierce

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:25am

Lost on how to include pig ears, bone marrow, and duck liver on your dinner party menu without scaring away your dinner guests? Join Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen's chef de cuisine, Jorel Pierce, for a class on mastering those "misunderstood ingredients." Push your palate beyond the bland in this course benefiting Work Options for Women. Wed 6-8 p.m.

 

 

The Helpless Doorknob

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 9:17am

"Alice lost her chair" and other seemingly simple sentences dictate the choose-your-own adventure plot line for this Halloween show. Each night, audience members will choose five cards with basic events and instructions. The unique style encourages each minute of the performance to unfold with originality and excitement. What results is a creative collection of genres wrapped in a single, dark Edward Gorey-inspired show, as actors improvise their way through short sequences to the card's talking points. Wed 7:30 p.m.

 

Adventure Film Festival

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 10:13pm

Thrill-seekers and scaredy-cats alike will get a heavy dose of adrenaline at this three-day film extravaganza showcasing all things adventure. Hosted by Patagonia, this year's festival features a compilation of 40 award-winning outdoor and environmental-inspired films. Festivities also include a community night kickoff celebration, photography workshops, a special children's film fest, gear giveaways, exclusive guest appearances. Fri-Sun; times vary. 

Veteran's Passport to Hope

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:14pm

More than 400,000 veterans call Colorado home. Lend them a hand at this inaugural benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit that supports and empowers local veterans. The evening starts with a silent auction and hors d'oeuvres followed by live entertainment from country and folk artists Katey Laurel and Buckstein. Then, dine on eats at several ethnic food stations, which will serve dishes representing area where wars are currently ongoing.Thu 8-11 p.m. 

 

The Great Culling

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 9:08am

There's something in the water and environmental film director Paul Wittenberger thinks its time to sound the alarm. Building on the success of his last film on pesticides—What in the World Are They Spraying?—Wittenburger turns his camera on a chemical that has long been mixed with our drinking water: floride. Sure, it helps our teeth stay clean, but did you know that scientists have hypothesized it as the cause for an increased rate in Alzheimer's? After the film, stay in the theater for a Q & A with Wittenberger and the other filmmakers. Thu 6:45 p.m. 

Double Down for DAYS

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 3:00pm

Pull out your feathers, flappers, and fedoras for this 1920s-themed evening featuring live music, dining, and dancing. Enjoy hors d' oeuvres and cocktails as you drift back to the Roaring '20s. Proceeds benefit DAYS (Denver Area Youth Services), which provides service programs to over 2,500 Denver children, youth, and families each year. Thu 7-10 p.m.

 

William Elliott Whitmore

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 8:38am

There are some musicians who stick in your minds, who you feel compelled to tell your friends about. William Elliott Whitmore is that kind of performer. Armed with minimalist instrumentation (either a banjo or acoustic guitar) and his deeper-than-deep voice, Whitmore touches on timeless themes of land grabbing, social injustice, family ties, and lover's strife.

Ice: Paintings of Ice and Snow by Marlene Tseng Yu

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 12:02pm

For Taiwanese artist Marlene Tseng Yu, nature provides an infinite source of inspiration. She combines traditional Chinese and Western art techniques and styles—together with her own experiments—to give people a new outlook on the world's environment. This exhibit highlights her Glacier Melting Series, which she started in 1965 and completed in 2008. As human lifestyles and habits increase global warming, Yu hopes her art can increase environmental awareness. Wed-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

 

 

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 3:42pm

Tour Breckenridge's historic pubs and watering holes, play in a poker run, and gear up for this year's premier craft spirits event. The Still on the Hill event is the pinnacle of the weekend with distillers like Stranahan's, Syntax Spirits, and Peach Street Distillers showcasing their finest spirits. Take a break from imbibing with $18.59 seasonal dinners at local restaurants then recover in the morning after at one of the hangover brunches at Columbine Café, Fatty's, Mi Casa, Ollies Pub and Grub, or Salt Creek. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Typography and Letterpress Printing

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:34am

Want to start making your own holiday cards? Expert graphic designer, Rick Griffin, will provide a historical overview of the art of typography and the basics of type arrangement. Then, you'll create original works with hands-on opportunities to utilize the studio's assortment of moveable type and early 20th century printing presses. Fri 6-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Julia Child Celebration Cooking Class

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 3:23pm

Julia Child once said "If you're scared of butter, use cream." Do just that as you celebrate the would-be 100th birthday of the culinary icon with her rich, decadent cooking style. Learn to make cream of leak and potato soup, coq au vin, braised Brussels sprouts, and chocolate roulade. Fri 6:30 p.m.

Reel Rock Film Tour

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 10:07am

Imagine you're hundreds of feet above the ground, feet are dangling in midair, and the only thing between you and your fate is your fingers' grasp on a rock. Live the adrenaline-pumped world of climbing through the eyes of a filmmaker. Enjoy four flicks on the art of climbing, including watching legendary alpinist Conrad Anker as he tackles Sharks Fin on Mt. Meru India. Fri 7 p.m. 

 

V/H/S

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Wed, 10/03/2012 - 9:19am

Every genre wants to push the boundaries of film technology—except for horror. As we know from Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project, there’s something especially haunting about a movie that uses amateur techniques on the big screen. Check out the latest in homemade horror with V/H/S. A group of criminals scour a summer home for a mysterious tape. They find much more footage than they bargained for. Daily, times vary.  

The Sleeping Beauty

Submitted by Kayleen Cohen on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:37pm

This time-honored fairy tale is brought to life in the poetic physical form of ballet. Few stories are so ideally told through the medium of classic dance as this, a story of beauty, love and jealousy. Music by Tchaikovsky provides wordless subtitles, while careful choreography pulls viewers through the love and longing of princess Rose. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Citizen Cope

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:10pm

A child of the '70s, Citizen Cope's music is symoblic of his life journey. He has lived in major cities across the U.S., recording music that is a combination of blues, laid-back rock, and folk. He has recorded with a number of talented musical artists, such as Carlos Santana. Don't miss his popular, soulful songs like "Sideways" and "Bullet and a Target." Fri 8 p.m.


Visiting Mr. Green

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 12:01pm

Never underestimate the power of a generation gap. When an almost car accident brings together an elderly, widowed Manhattanite and a young man chasing corporate success, the two loners find friendship in an unlikely place. Witness these men sort through their very different lives, only to find that issues of family, society, and love bridge all gaps in time. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6:30 p.m.

Some Girls

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:51am

Ever feel like seeing that lowlife ex-boyfriend of yours just one more time? In this play, Guy—a despicable womanizer—gives his ex-girlfriends a chance to do just that. Newly engaged, Guy does what any jerk would do: he dashes off to visit the perfect, broken-hearted women of his past. Four girls and four hotel rooms later, we may never find the good Guy. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Zombie Dash

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:59am

The zombie apocalypse is upon us. Okay, maybe not really, but could you survive? Teams of two-to-six will dash through the streets of Denver competing at several check points, which include trivia, riddles, and other zombie-themed challenges. After the race, enjoy yourself at the Zombie Dance Party featuring DJ Lucky I Am of MTV along with food and drink specials. 21 and up. Sat 9 a.m.

Sri Prem Baba Workshop

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:10am

Find your inner harmony with esteemed Brazilian spiritual guru Sri Prem Baba. Increase self-awareness and transform destructive patterns through focused meditation, chanting, and energy channeling exercises, all of which you'll learn in this workshop. Sat 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Chipotle Cultivate Festival

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:07pm

Chipotle is bringing the party to its hometown. The Mile High City is already in the farm-to-table groove, and this festival brings together local farmers and some of the nation's top chefs—including Colorado's own Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson (Frasca Food and Wine)—to demo and craft upscale, yet accessible eats. Visit at least four the the "experience" tents—like the avocado area, where you'll learn how to make great guac—to earn a free meal from Chipotle after the festival.

Open Studios Fall Artist Tour

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:06pm

Once a year, Boulder’s best and brightest artists open their private studios—in some cases their private residences—for viewers to take a peek into their creative spaces. Step into their imaginative burrows and visually compare and contrast the desks, lighting, and water coolers of a traditional office setting, with the colorful artists’ workspaces meant to inspire creation and innovation. Guidebooks are available to help navigate the Boulder art scene. All proceeds benefit the artists and open studios. Sat-Sun, times vary.

 

The Night the Moon Ate My Room!

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Wed, 08/22/2012 - 12:19pm

When the whole school laughed during his violin recital, the young boy vowed to never play again. That is until the night the moon swallowed his room. So begins one of the stories from author Jessie Wilson's newest work that takes young readers on five adventures of self-discovery. Wilson, a graduate of the Juilliard School, will share from his latest collection, mixing colorful storytelling with lively music. After the performance, Wilson will be available to sign copies of his book. Sat 3 p.m., 5 p.m.

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

An Evening With Corey Feldman

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 09/28/2012 - 7:03pm

The Mile High Horror Film Festival kicks off on Friday, with plenty of  gory flicks, zombies, and horror-genre celebrities to get us all spooked just in time for Halloween. Our pick: Spend An Evening With Corey Feldman, as the veteran actor hosts a Q&A followed by a special screening of The Lost Boys in honor of the film's 25th anniversary. Sat 6:30 p.m.

Sheryl Crow

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:01am

For country-pop star Sheryl Crow 100 Miles From Memphis, her latest album, isn’t just about a location. It’s a state of mind. The title marks the nine-time Grammy winner's return to the beats that first drew her to alternative rock music. Crow has hit the top of the recording charts with popular songs like “All I Wanna Do,” “Everyday Is a Winding Road,” and “Soak Up the Sun.” Sat 7:30 p.m.

 

EnduroCross

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:43pm

High energy, amped-up adrenaline, and daredevil jumps come together for some of the toughest racing on two wheels. This motocross event features a range of competitors, from amateurs to 2012 X Games winners, tackling obstacles like boulders, mud, sand, and a water hole at high speeds. It's family-friendly, so bring your little Knievel along for an exciting evening. Sat 7:30 p.m. 

 

 

Boom Town

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:36pm

Did you miss the booms and sparkle the Colorado's wildfire-laden summer denied so many of us? The state's largest fireworks display was a casualty of the hot, dry weather—but it's getting a rain check. Grab the lawn chairs, sweatshirts, and a snuggly blanket to watch this explosive show in Black Hawk. The Old Post Office, Mountain Life, Park, or a spot on Miners Mesa Road are good viewing points. Sat 8 p.m.

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 3:42pm

Tour Breckenridge's historic pubs and watering holes, play in a poker run, and gear up for this year's premier craft spirits event. The Still on the Hill event is the pinnacle of the weekend with distillers like Stranahan's, Syntax Spirits, and Peach Street Distillers showcasing their finest spirits. Take a break from imbibing with $18.59 seasonal dinners at local restaurants then recover in the morning after at one of the hangover brunches at Columbine Café, Fatty's, Mi Casa, Ollies Pub and Grub, or Salt Creek. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Jim Gaffigan

Submitted by Kayleen Cohen on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 1:24pm

The man who makes the mundane funny is bringing his act to Denver for night of gut-busting laughter and awkward silences. Gaffigan is cruising across the country on a 30-city tour sponsored by Comedy Central to promote some of his recent endeavors including the highly anticipated film Salvation Boulevard, and his first appearance in a Broadway production, That Championship Season. Sat 8 p.m.

The Capitol Steps

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:57am

Talk about biting the hand that feeds you. Expect plenty of laughs as the Capitol Steps—a group of mostly former Congress staffers—satirize the government officials that they know all too well. Hilarious songs and skits like "Democratic Hit Parade" and "Lirty Dies" will be a welcome respite in what is often a much-too-serious presidential campaign season. Sat 7:30 p.m.

WhiteWater Ramble

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 9:50am

We’re not talking about your typical bluegrass band here, we’re talking about dancegrass. WhiteWater Ramble takes the bluegrass genre to the next level by adding drums and covering any song from disco house music to Americana. Enjoy covers and also songs like “Trouble” from their debut album, All Night Drive. Sat 8 p.m.

Komen Denver Race for the Cure

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 9:50am

Join thousands of Denverites wearing pink for one of Colorado's most popular fundraising events. Denver's event—celebrating its 20th anniversary—is part of a larger effort by the Susan G. Komen foundation to help thousands of patients through a 5K walk/run or 1-mile family stroll followed by a survivor ceremony. Sun 6-9 a.m.

 

Pikes Peak Road Ascent 10K

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:57am

Your lungs will feel like an inferno and your calves will beg you to quit, but being surrounded by panoramic views of Pikes Peak will make you push just a bit farther. This 10K road race begins on Pikes Peak Highway and ascends at an average grade of five to eight percent just past Crystal Reservoir. Test your mettle—and lung capacity—on one of America's most infamous mountains. Sun 7 a.m.

Golden Gallop

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 1:41pm

Golden's historic "Welcome" arch might want to change its words to "Where the West Run" come October. Golden's biggest foot race explodes beneath the city's infamous arch and finishes in Parfet Park near Clear Creek. This year's new loop has participants running 5.280 miles around downtown limits of Golden. Proceeds benefit the Golden School Foundation, which strives to achieve excellence, high performance, and accountability in Golden schools. Sat 8 a.m.

Gourmet Food Truck & Tailgate Party

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:50am

Why argue over where to eat? All kinds of tasty goodness will arrive in one tailgate-savvy location in the Highland, providing a wide range of edible options, a day of music, and fun. Be on the lookout for local favorites like Hey PB&J (gourmet and grilled PB&J sandwiches) and the Tasterie Truck (desserts galore). Sun 12-8 p.m.

 

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Tue, 08/21/2012 - 3:42pm

Tour Breckenridge's historic pubs and watering holes, play in a poker run, and gear up for this year's premier craft spirits event. The Still on the Hill event is the pinnacle of the weekend with distillers like Stranahan's, Syntax Spirits, and Peach Street Distillers showcasing their finest spirits. Take a break from imbibing with $18.59 seasonal dinners at local restaurants then recover in the morning after at one of the hangover brunches at Columbine Café, Fatty's, Mi Casa, Ollies Pub and Grub, or Salt Creek. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Beers, Brats & Burlesque

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:54am

Avery Brewery and Clocktower Clockettes make for a delicious pair. Enjoy plenty of hot brats, free samples of the local beer, and a Clocktower burlesque show. The brewers will educate on their processes and methodologies while you enjoy the flirty fun of the Clockettes. Whether you’re coming for the brats, the drinks, or the dancers, this night is the perfect way to kick off the Great American Beer Festival! Wed 7 p.m.

 

Beach House

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 10:59am

The bellowing sounds of the organ have escaped the church and are taking center stage. Hear them on Beach House's stage, mixing with the guitar, and keyboard. Following up their breakthrough indie pop album, Teen Dream, the duo are back with their newest album, Bloom. Hear songs such as “Myth” or “Wild” that were recently debuted on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show. Sun 8:30 p.m. 

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Patria Rosso Wine Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:55am

Commence dinner the Italian way—with an Aperol fizz (a bitter apéritif, similar to Campari, often mixed with Perseco). Follow that up with four wine-paired courses and you can be sure you've experienced a real Italian meal. Sketch Food & Wine will create food pairings for Patria Rosso wines such as braised pork with pearl onions, mushrooms, and fried gnocchi paired with Patria Rosso Nero d'Avola. Buon appetito! Tue 6:30 p.m.

 

Melissa Etheridge

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:12am

Melissa Etheridge first picked up a guitar when she was eight years old. Today, the beloved rocker is known for a mixture of confessional lyrics, pop-based folk-rock, and raspy vocals. A Grammy Award winner for her singles "Com to My Window" and "I'm the Only One," Etheridge's latest album, 4th Street Feeling, was released last month. Tue 7:30 p.m.

 

Memphis

Submitted by Kayleen Cohen on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 12:18pm

Slick back your hair for this exciting tribute to the era of classic rock and roll. A white radio DJ and a black club singer tango with romance and fame in the musical mecca, Memphis. Their journey is set against a Tony Award-winning rock and roll soundtrack with music by Bon Jovi. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

The Great German Beer Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:28am

Rich Higgins, a San Francisco-based master cicerone and Consultant á la Biére, believes beer is a simple pleasure in life and a celebration of taste, time, and agriculture. Join him and Russell's Smoke House's executive chef, Taylor Drew, as they lead guests through German beer-paired dinner. Along with brews, meat will be a feature of the evening including smoked duck, roasted venison, and braised short ribs. Top it all off with marzen beer alongside carrot cake. Wed 6:30 p.m.

Great American Beer Festival Kick-Off Party

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:32am

The Kitchen [Next Door] loves and celebrates craft beer each day of the week. In recognition of the 2012 Great American Beer Festival, it's stepping it up with an official party honoring its five favorite breweries (consistently been featured on their taps): Oskar Blues, Dry Dock, Odell, Funkwerks, and Upslope Brewing. Enjoy tasty beverages from these craft breweries paired with good eats from the [Next Door] kitchen. Wed 7 p.m.

 

Alanis Morissette

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:39am

With her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Canadian-American singer and actress, Alanis Morissette, has gained international recognition since she recorded her first demo, "Fate Stay With Me." In the early 1990s, she was an opening act for Vanilla Ice, and eventually won a Juno award for her hit "Too Hot." In 2006, she recorded "Wunderkind" for Disney's The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. She recently released Havoc and Bright Lights, her newest album. Wed 7:30 p.m.

Kimbra

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 8:28pm

Kimbra, a New Zealand-born songstress, is not a name synonymous with your average female singer. She brings a modern edge to contemporary pop thanks to jazz-influences and a range of inspirations (Think: Nina Simone, Jeff Buckley, Prince, and  Björk). You may not recognize her names but you already know her voice: she sang on Gotye's multi-platinum single "Somebody That I Used to Know." Wed 8 p.m.


Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Walker Fine Art 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:32pm

In just a decade, Bobbi Walker took her Golden Triangle space from the ground up to become a premier contemporary gallery in our thriving Mile High art scene. Showcasing abstract works, realism, mixed media, experimental photography, video installations, and sculpture, artists venture to Walker Fine Art from across the country and around the world. A public anniversary reception will be held to celebrate 10 years of an established artistic presence. Thu 6-9 p.m.

 

Duke Beardsley: One Man Show

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:46pm

Western art can easily fall prey to the cliché and contrived. Not Duke Beardsley's paintings. The Denver-born artist combines traditional iconography with slight abstraction for pieces that show the West in an entirely new setting. Beardsley's latest works explore the way light can evoke a mood and a story. This exhibit stretches the limits between the city of Denver and the home on the range, a boundary many Coloradans tread. Days, times vary.

Head to Tail Pig Roast & Beer Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:52pm

Embrace snout-to-tail dining in one sitting with a beer-paired five-course dinner. Pairings include Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout paired with coffee spaetzle with pork loin and natural jus, followed by a Kriek Lambic (a Belgian beer produced by spontaneous fermentaion, exposed to wild yeasts) paired with a black forest cake. Thu 6:30 p.m.

The Roadless Ride

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:52pm

Push your limits of the pedal without Mother Nature working against you. Sign up for an hour-long spin class or join the Century Riders in their quest to ride for 11 hours straight. A gift bag awaits after the ride—assuming you can get your Jell-o legs and sore behind off the bike. All the pedal power is in support of Bent's Place, which supports children with cancer and their families. Fri 6 a.m.-6 p.m. 

 

Pumpkin Festival

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:39am

Do you remember when you were little picking the perfect pumpkin straight from the patch? Don't let your kids miss out on this harvest tradition. After finding the canvas for their soon-to-be jack- o'-lantern, celebrate all things fall with tasty seasonal treats and a variety of activities including free amusement rides, live music, and arts and crafts in the children’s activity tent. Proceeds benefit the Gardens’ conservation and education programs. Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Avery's Pucker Up Poker Run

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 3:23pm

Sign up for a day of beer-drinking, pub crawling fun. Start off at the Falling Rock Tap House, followed by Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House, and Euclid Hall Bar & Kitchen, among others, before ending the day at Star Bar Denver. Each stop will serve a four-ounce pour of a barrel-aged sour beer, a six-ounce pour of a palate cleansing beer, as well as a playing card. By day's end, the reveler with the best poker hand wins a prize; no poker expertise necessary. Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:40pm

Reading and writing: Once mastered, these ordinary activities largely dictate our daily lives. Investigating the artistic facets of human language, more than 50 artists and writers collaboratively present paintings, sculptures, videos, and writings tha depict the processes and perceptions of modern language. This text-based exhibit marries art and literature in provocative ways. Tue-Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri noon-8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

Sisters in Steamboat Weekend

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 12:23pm

The kids are settled back into the school routine and it's time for a fall break. Relish in a relaxing women's weekend with several workshops and activities. Learn from local artists in a class called "Wine, Women, and Watercolor" or combine hiking and wine for an excellent duo with "Wiking." A portion of the proceeds benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project. Fri-Sun, times vary. 

 

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

Natalie Cole

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:18am

Daughter of jazz legend Nat King Cole, Grammy-award-winning R&B icon Natalie Cole was born with music in her blood. Inspired by many of the great jazz and blues singers of the 20th century, Cole's style reflects a mix of contemporary and traditional sounds. "Unforgettable" and "This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)" are some of Cole's signature songs. Fri 8 p.m. 

 

Elvis Presley, Stepson of Frankenstein

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:27am

Who doesn’t want to clone Elvis Presley? Unfortunately, Dr. Frank N. Stein’s daughter doesn’t get exactly what she’d hoped for when she puts a hair from the head of the King into her father’s magic clone box. Blue suede shoes and guitar aside, this Elvis clone can’t play a note. As the doctor tries to undo this mistake, other players—a TV reporter, a psychoanalyst, and a patient with multiple personalities, to name a few—get involved, making for an entertaining evening. Fri & Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Brother Ali

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 11:31am

On his compelling new record, Brother Ali calls out America's "beautiful ideals and amazing flaws." The outspoken American rapper converted to Islam at 15; now in his thirties, he uses his spirtuality and identity (he's albino) as tools to question the status quo. Mouring in America and Dreaming in Color is both a sharp-minded critique of the state of our nation and a hopeful prayer that we can live up to our constitutional promises of equality.

Learn to Compost

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:26am

Yes, recycling is wonderful, but if you want to be extra eco-friendly, there's a must-know term: Composting. The organic process acts as a natural Miracle-Gro, cuts water consumption, enhances soil quality, and reduces methane gas and garbage. Get educated about the multitude of benefits composting has to offer at this hands-on seminar hosted by the dirt masters at Denver Urban Gardens. You'll learn the essentials for building, maintaining, maturing, and utilizing your very own backyard compost pile. Next step? Add some worms to the mix. Sat 9-11 a.m.

FestiFall

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:24am

Leaves are crunching under your feet, there's a crisp feel in the air, and everything looks a little more orange. Bring in the fall season with a Hudson Garden festival for all. Search for the perfect pumpkin, meet master pumpkin carvers and watch their demonstrations, decorate hay bales, and enjoy a hayride around the garden in this so-long-to-summer festival. Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Kinetics!

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:03am

Is your child full of energy and always on the move?  So is the natural world— which they will discover while having fun in this new action-packed exhibit. Kids will uncover the fundamental forces of motion while watching marbles bounce through an intricate maze of tubes, tracks, and ramps. Soon your little force of nature will understand why our universe is so active. Mon-Tue 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Wed 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thu-Fri 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

These Grand Places

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 4:08pm

When Tomiko Jones shows her work, she attempts to convert her designated gallery spaces into experimental labs and classrooms so that her audience can experience the art live. Her most recent project is no exception as the artist photographed specific locales in an attempt to re-imagine the space. Jones depicts geographic elements as they blur and transition into one another. The images are collected from various American landscapes and abroad while she visited France. Days, times vary.

 

Ballet Ariel: Fire Dances

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:35am

Warm up the fall with Fire Dances, a ballet inspired by fire myths and legends, featuring the mythical Phoenix, Pele the Hawaiian volcano goddess, and a Native American legend about the first fire setter. This show has something for everyone with dances like "La Bayadere," about a temple dancer who is betrayed by her lover, and "The Chase," which brings Charlie Chaplin and the silent movie era back to life. Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

 

Wine 101

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 1:17pm

What's the difference between an old and new world pinot noir? Can you pair red wine with fish? What's up with glassware? You'll be surprised how few people know these answers. Learn all the wine basics, receive an electronic copy of Wine 101: A Fun and Informative Introduction to the Wonderful World of Wine by Peter Fatiano and John Benson, and leave as the latest wine connoisseur . Sat 3 p.m.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Submitted by Kayleen Cohen on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 9:55am

Treat yourself to a leisurely evening of theater. Stroll about the aromatic Botanic Gardens while enjoying scenes from Washington Irving's classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Actors perform episodes of the play throughout the garden on an low-key walking tour. Bring a camping chair or blanket to settle in during scenes. Refreshments are available throughout. Thu 5 p.m.

Bear to Make a Difference Gala

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:36pm

In 2002, a group of passionate individuals at the Matthew Shepard Foundation had the idea of auctioning off custom-made teddy bears as a fundraiser. Since then, the event has become the nonprofit's largest annual event, featuring teddy bears from the likes of John Elway, Jon Stewart, and Lady Gaga. Afterwards, the Foundation will present awards to a range of LGBTQ activists. Make your contribution to an organization working to replace hate with understanding, compassion, and acceptance. Sat 5 p.m.

 

Art 4 Aurora

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 2:17pm

Coloradans are stirring up creativity for a cause. Art 4 Aurora demonstrates with a benefit art show for those effected by the Century 16 Theater tragedy. More than 20 artists and vendors, as well as local live performers, will be there to showcase their creative works. Dress the kids up for a costume contest and make a bid at the live art auction. Profits will benefit Sprint of Aurora, victim assistance organizations, and direct contributions for the victims. Sat 4-9 p.m.

 

Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 11:51am

Slip on your sassiest attire for an evening of haute couture runway shows, fine dining, and silent and live auctions. This annual fashion extravaganza doubles a a fund-raiser for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation. Top-notch bidding items include a dinner with the Bowlen and Elway families, an exclusive travel trip with the Denver Broncos and a VIP package to the Kentucky Derby. Kim Christiansen of 9News will emcee and noted guests include Ed McCaffrey, Chauncey Billups, and comedian Tom Arnold. Glamorous cocktail attire recommended. Sat 5 p.m.

Zuma Rocks the Ranch Mane Event

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:26pm

Grab your cowboy hat and boots for live music from local country band Side of the Road and food creations made from Zuma's Ranch vegetable garden. In doing so, you will be helping an organization that has taken innovative approach to two problems: Zuma's Ranch pairs kids with learning disabilities with horses that have either been abused or neglected, giving both a chance to develop confidence through a new partnership. Sat 5:30 p.m. 

The Great American Beer Festival Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 2:32pm

Christain Debenedetti, author of The Great American Ale Trail, directs craft brew lovers to Central for a beer-paired four-course dinner. Chef Lance Barto will prepare American classics; such as his fall rissotto with Delicata squash, house-cured bacon, spiced pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin oil. Debenedetti will select the accompanying beers from breweries like the Odell Brewing Company and Uinta Brewing. Diners will walk away with a signed copy of Debenedetti's book detailing the best places in the U.S., from dive-bars to brew fests, to find and drink craft beer.

Denver Beer Fest

Submitted by Peter Prokesch on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:12pm

With the spotlight on the Great American Beer Festival, it's easy to forget about the other amazing beer events happening around the Mile HIgh City.

A Red Carpet Adventure

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:55am

Colorado hosts a bevy of national entertainers this weekend for A Red Carpet Adventure. Guests will enjoy a gourmet meal while watching top actors, musicians, and directors in a spirited variety show. Expect to see Law & Order's Jesse L. Martin (pictured), Denver native AnnaSophia Robb (star of Soul Surfer), jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, among others.

Black and White Night at the Museum

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:59am

A treasure trove of photographs are waiting to be seen. Curators will host a public showing of a century and a half’s worth of Golden's historic images ranging from picturesque landscapes to candid shots of individuals. The event marks the launch of a new online viewing system so individuals can see the images from the comfort of their computer chair. Funds raised from the evening’s activities will benefit the digitalization, preservation, and expansion of the collection. Sat 7- 10 p.m. 

 

Before/3

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 10:21am

The Dawson|Wallace Dance Project (formerly David Taylor Dance Theatre) uses contemporary choreography to explore the personal struggles humans endure as they strive to better their lives. Dancers employ ultra-expressive movement to capture the essence of life's cycles, bringing spiritual journeys into context through fluid motion in this world premiere. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Peter Strand

A Rogers and Hammerstein Celebration

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 10:01am

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II remain one of Broadway’s most popular and 
successful songwriting duos, the pair initiated the golden age of musical theater in the 1940s and '50s. The Colorado Symphony celebrates a collection of their work with selections from musicals such as Oklahoma!the King and I, and the Sound of Music. Sat 7:30 p.m.

The Bad Plus

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:10am

Described by Rolling Stone as both badass and highbrow, the Bad Plus explores the limits of what a piano-bass-drums jazz trio can be. Known for its punk energy, the band uses layers of synthetic and electronic drum to keep its sound fresh. The band has yet to release its latest album, Made Possible, which includes tracks like "seven minute mind" and "victoria". Sat 8 p.m. 

 

Minton Sparks

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 1:13pm

Spoken word artist and folk performer Minton Sparks—described as a literate livewire—weaves lyrical poetry, music, and storytelling together into one show. A Grammy-nominated performer, she tells satirical tales based on characters from her native Tennessee. Backed by the acoustic guitarist John Jackson, Sparks keeps her audience captivated with her bluesy, rhythmic stories, eliciting laughter and tears from the audience. Sat 8 p.m. 

 

Run the 'Rocks 5K

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 2:50pm

This challenge is no walk through the park. Complete a 5K run/walk around the Red Rocks Amphitheatre and surrounding trail courses before climbing 69 rows of benches while at an elevation of 6,400 feet. Stay energized along the way with six local bands including Major Johnson, Wade Buzzard, and Gray Noise. Sun 9:30 a.m.

 

Pikes Peak Road Runners: Kids Fall Series

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 1:01pm

Do you catch your kid dashing down the halls and racing across the yard? Give their sprints a direction in the second race of this youth running circuit. Tots to teens can slip on, velcro, or lace up their running shoes and challenge one of the five age-appropriate courses that range from a 25 yard crawl to a 3 mile run. Ages five and below will be on flat grassy areas, while older kids will take on one of the location's trails. Sun 1:30 p.m.

Taste of the Nation

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 10/08/2012 - 11:10pm

For 25 years, Taste of the Nation has brought together restaurants, cocktail makers, wineries, and microbreweries to ensure that thousands of kids don't go hungry. You'll fill up on gourmet bites from Black Pearl, Elway's, Jax Fish House, and Linger, among others, knowing that your contribution helped our local young ones get nutritious meals at home and at school.

A$AP Rocky

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:26am

8

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:39am

Prop 8: some said it protected the American family, many others said it defiled our equal rights amendment.  Witness the details and behind-the-scenes account of the battle over California’s Proposition 8, the law that declared gay and lesbian marriages invalid in the state of California. Using courtroom transcripts, first-hand observations and interviews with the plaintiffs, this documentary play will take us through the groundbreaking fight for marriage equality. Mon 7 p.m.

 

 

Tesselate Multiplied Forms Gallery

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:41am

This art exhibit will make you feel like you're floating in a pool while the sun plays patterns on the pool bottom. Tesselate presents collosal industrial sculptures bursting from the ceiling and floor that slowly twist and change. Artist-in-resident Melissa Borrell draws on her jewelry and light metalworking expertise to create a shimmering space that continues to reinvent itself before its spectators’ eyes. Tue-Sat noon-4 p.m. 

Pitch Perfect

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 12:04pm

Becca (Anna Kendrick) is the kind of college freshman who pays more attention to the sounds coming out of her headphones that the words coming out of the other students' mouths. She drifts past the various college cliques until she stumbles into the all-women a cappella group. In this girl-power comedy, Becca helps the group turn from campus embarrassment to vocal powerhouse. Daily, times vary. 

Night at The Morrison Museum

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:08am

For a truly bone-tingling experience, take the whole family on this after dark museum tour. Kids won't miss the extra light as they explore with both their eyes and their hands. Many of the exhibits are interactive like the touchable cast of a T.rex skull and the hands-on fossil cleaning demonstration at the Paleo lab. After discovering the ancient flora and fauna of the Rocky Mountains, kids will learn about and meet live reptiles from around the state. Tue 6-9 p.m.

Tennis

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 11:34am

Tennis, composed of a Denver-based husband-and-wife team Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, will play from its two records in a live radio recording session. Tennis gained recognition in the music scene in with its 2011 debut album, Cape Dory, inspired by the couple’s seven-month sailing trip on the East Atlantic Seaboard and  '60s girl band music.

JAAMM Festival

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:33am

Artisic renderings from the bible, string quartets, book readings, jazz music, and independent film have all come together for this celebration of Jewish artistic culture. This three-week festival will feature artists, authors, music, and movies from Marc Chagall, The Jerusalem Quartet, Julie Orringer, and many more. Wed 7:30 p.m.

Beginning Knitting

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:23am

Don't be a nit-wit about knitting. This beginner's course will teach you how to purl, cast on, and cast off. Plus, you'll learn to read a simple pattern and decipher yarn labels and abbreviations. Bonus: Get started on your very own scarf and keep your paws busy at home. Wed 6-8 p.m.; price includes all materials. 

Provocations

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 3:18pm

Put spray paint, ceiling dancers, and bacon together and what do you get? A supportive gathering of the local arts community includes a show-and-tell style evening event with more than 20 Denver-photographers, musicians, performers, fashion designers, and filmmakers. The artist known as PaintGardner Spray Paint will host raffle giveaways and demonstrate their unique art form on the patio while an aerial performer dances overhead. PinkTank, the bacon-loving food truck will feed hungry onlookers breakfast food throughout the evening.

The Pump and Dump

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/09/2012 - 10:42am

Comedians Shayna Ferm and Karen Slack have declared a mom’s night out! This “parentally incorrect” live comedy talk show will give you permission to laugh as these women say all the things you wish you could. Come for some Mother’s Milk (white Russian), raffle prizes, plenty of audience participation, and…wait for it…a real, live pumping station! And in case you didn’t already know: no kids allowed! Wed 8-10 p.m.

 

Hilos

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 11:23am

For 20 years, the Museo de las Americas has shown a light on the art from Latin America. The museum's new anniversary exhibit ties the past, present, and future are together with hilos, or threads, Follow the hilos as they connect old world traditions from the colonel period through the modern art of the Latin American culture.Tue-Fri 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m. 

Black and Blue Gala

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 3:15pm

It’s not everyday that you get to attend a gala that’s attire is either black tie or blue jeans. Spend your evening snacking on appetizers and sipping on the secret signature cocktail. Watch Denver musician Matthew Moon perform and Laurie Maves paint a creation in front of you. Proceeds benefit the National Hemophilia Foundation. Thu 6 p.m.

Random Walk with Drift

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:14pm

Fort Collins-based artist Marius Lehene uses various dimensions to explore displacement in his latest exhibit. Originally from Romania, Lehene starts by creating two-dimensional line drawings of his immediate surroundings (usually while in a car) and then builds upon them to explore the emotional state that surrounds issues of immigration, individual and cultural identity, and their construction.

We Must Remember

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:57am

We Must Remember offers a rare look at the Holocaust from the perspective of American teenagers. Sixteen students from California's Carlsbad High School and teacher/journalist Douglas Green spent two years interviewing Holocaust survivors—and German youth—and shooting footage in Europe for this "film about a film." At the Denver showing of the documentary, Green and his students will join local survivors for a panel discussion about their experiences. Watch the trailer. Thu 7 p.m.

Madonna

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:32pm

This year, Madonna was crowned "Greatest Woman in Music" by VH1. She's sold more than 300 million records worldwide throughout her career and is recognized as the top-selling female recording artist of all time. Expect some new songs at this show, plus favorites like "Papa Don't Preach" and "Like a Virgin." Thu 8 p.m.

 

Flying Lotus

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:21am

Creating music with a computer keyboard, rather than a piano, could seem like an easy task. But, those who have tried know the music Flying Lotus creates is much more than pressing buttons. The experimental and electronic music producer recently released his newest album, Until the Quiet Comes, that was inspired by African percussion music and psychedelic bands. Listen for singles from his previous album, Cosmogramma, and singles from his newest like, “Heave(n)” and “See Thru to U.” Thu 9 p.m.

Mile High Holiday Mart

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:41am

Skip the mall and shop differently for a good cause. Check out top-quality vendors like Coldwater Creek and Frosting will available for a one-stop shopping experience. Special events like a breakfast, a cocktail party, and several speakers will be happening all weekend. All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Denver to promote literacy. Fri 11 a.m  to Sun 5 p.m.

 

Improv 2.0

Submitted by Gigi Sukin on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 4:28pm

The exhibit celebrates the centennial of collage and assemblage in connection with the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction. The inherent rules of improvisation are translated form the stage to the gallery where abstract actions result in fluid shapes and encourage seemingly unrelated colors and images to fuse together. Artists Pat Isaacs and Susan Hodapp bring together their dissimilar elements in collage work, openly exhibiting the endless opportunities of art.

Over Time

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 3:26pm

This retrospective show marries the work of two old artist friends. Albert Moore uses his architectural know-how to blend lines, planes, volumes, and spaces in mixed-media. Ruth Neubauer's photography—which she refuses to digitally alter whatsoever—hones in on the beauty of ordinary objects, such as a traditional Jewish cup. After a 20-year friendship, this exhibition is the first collaboration between the artists. Fri 5- 9 p.m.

Wine in the Pines

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:58am

Keystone rolls out the red carpet for this annual wine and food tasting weekend.  Start the weekend off with the five-course Winemaker's Dinner in a rustic setting at a 1930's ranch homestead. The next evening attend a black tie ballroom affair, and enjoy tastes from more than 500 international wines paired with savory cuisine, followed by silent auctions and dancing. Sat-Sun; times vary.

Todd White

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 3:35pm

While Todd White is responsible for that quirky yellow sponge with little square pants, the former lead character designer of SpongeBob SquarePants, comes to Colorado with an assortment of his internationally acclaimed art. Primarily working with human subjects, White is responsible for developing an influential "Rat Pack-meets-Picasso" expressionist portrait style. Described as a professional people-watcher and scribbler, the obsessive observer of detail studies body language to capture the intimate nuances and subtleties of people. Fri 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Urban Cowboy

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:49am

This is a hoedown you won’t want to miss. Put on some cowboy boots and a Stetson and jam out to the Hollyfelds, the Ghost of Joseph Buck, and Trail. Enjoy drinks, silent auction, and a buffet. Channel your inner cowboy by milking a cow and riding a mechanical bull before heading to the afterparty at the Matchbox. Proceeds benefit Youthbiz, an organization helping create entreprenural leaders. Fri 7 p.m.

 

80s Ski Party

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:45am

Sweep your hair into a side-pony-tail, break out the fanny-packs, and throw on your neon snowsuit. Celebrate the best decade of snow gear at this wicked party benefiting the E.P.I.C. foundation. There is free beer until it’s gone and bar specials all night, but if you don’t don the ’80s outerwear, you’ll never make it through the door. Fri 8 p.m.

 

Other Lives

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sat, 10/13/2012 - 9:33pm

Poignant enough to have a song featured on Grey's Anatomy and cool enough to open for Radiohead, Stillwater, Oklahoma's Other Lives is bringing its highly cinematic Americana to Boulder. The band's show is simply hypnotic, with frontman Jesse Tabish's haunting voice hovering over pulsing percussion and orchestral instruments to leave the impression of a dark and mysterious landscape. Like a good film, this group sticks with you long after your first viewing. Fri 9 p.m.

Greensky Bluegrass

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:23am

Some call them a bluegrass band, others call them "newgrass." Either way, this five-man band is anything but traditional. They use classic bluegrass instruments—banjo, dobro, guitar, bass, mandolin—in new ways, bringing in folk, funk, rock and psychedelic influences that push the limits of the bluegrass genre. This band toured the country for over a decade, and now they are on the road with their fourth album Handguns. Fri and Sat 9 p.m.

VeloSwap Bicycling Expo

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 1:44pm

Need a new set of wheels? Find a bike on the cheap at the world's largest bicycling expo. It's the end of the season and local bike vendors are willing to let you haggle down the prices. Want something more vintage? Find a selection of used bikes moseying around the expo for sale by their owner, or get rid of your old ride and use the cash for an upgrade. Get there early for the best deals. Sat 9 a.m.

ABCs of Bicycle Care

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 10:12am

You can fix your own flat tire—you just don't know it yet. Pete Roper and the Denver Bicycle Cafe gives the low-down on basic bicycle care, including proper maintenance of the tires, brakes, and chain, as well as tips for repairing and cleaning your ride. Also, learn how to prep your bike for the snowy season and how to safely pedal in all types of weather. Sat 10 a.m.

Organ Trail

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:38am

Ring in the spooky season with an urban adventure that's part Amazing Race, part Fear Factor, and part haunted house. Two-to-six zombie-dressed team members will run, walk, or crawl through downtown Denver while solving clues and completing checkpoint along the way. Sat 11 a.m. 

 

Justin Roberts & the Not Ready for Naptime Players

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:11am

Justin Roberts, one of the indie family rock scene's biggest stars, is coming to the Mile High City. His music, equal parts wit and whimsy, led the New York Times to tag him the "Judy Blume of kids music." Since the early 1990s, he's released seven albums and crisscrossed the nation playing for sold out crowds. His most recent album, Jungle Gym, explores childhood memories we all share—from sleepovers to school fire drills—and earned a Grammy nomination. Sat 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Knock Your Boots Off Beer Tasting & Chili Cook Off

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:36am

Are you brave enough to try a chile named, "Grab yo' mama, cause it's gonna hurt"? Try this chile and more during the cook off, featuring a variety of chiles from red to green, meat to veggie, and mild to hot. Wash that heat away with a brew from one of 30 breweries attending, bringing more than 68 beers including Bruenhaut Amber, Lagunitas' Little Sumpin Sumpin, New Belgium's Red Hoptober, and of course, Batch 19, and Colorado Native from Coors. Don't forget to cast your vote for "People's Choice" chile, awarded end of day. Sat 2-4 p.m.

 

Home Cookin' in the White House

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 10:02pm

Find out the truth about what happens at the White House—in the kitchen, at least. Take a break from the partisan attacks for an event that combines history with the culinary arts. Historian Adrian Miller (pictured) will talk about the lives of the First Chefs and the presidents they served, all while serving comfort foods based on original recipes. Proceeds benefit FosterSports, an organization that makes sports accessible to fostered, homeless, and displaced youth.

Western Fantasy

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 10/15/2012 - 9:43am

Saddle up for a night of rollicking entertainment in your finest Western attire. A performance by country music star (and Academy of Country Music award winner) Rodney Atkins rounds out a fun-filled evening of cocktails, a silent auction, and dinner. The annual fund-raiser benefits Volunteers of America, which helps our community's seniors, veterans, and homeless. 

—Image courtesy of Volunteers of America

Shake, Rattle, and Groan Zombie Prom

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 9:38am

It might be about time to bring back the Thriller dance as you relive prom as a zombie. Enjoy live music from Mancub and DJ Mile High Soul Club, horror flick screenings, and grotesque burlesque. Become prom king or queen by having the best, most ghastly costume. Fake blood and gorey make-up encouraged: the more gruesome the better. Sat 8 p.m.

 

Big Boi

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:56am

As a member of Outkast with Andre 3000, Big Boi skyrocketed to fame as a critically-acclaimed rapper. Now exploring a solo career, he released his first album in 2010, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, that included the hit "Shutterbugg." Expect to hear more singles like, “Mama Told Me” featuring Kelly Rowland, from his newest album, Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors. Sat 9 p.m.

Elephant Revival

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:03am

These guys are living proof that a group of rag-tag musicians from Nederland can make it big. This quickly-rising indie acoustic band incorporates strains of gypsy, rock, folk, and alt-country. But, no matter the category, they are a band with a conscience: their name was inspired by a pair of elephants who were separated and subsequently died on the exact same day. Come share in their message for the world, played to the tune of 11 different instruments including the banjo, mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and, of course, their feet. Sat 8 p.m.

 

Becoming Van Gogh

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:31pm

Get a taste of Vincent van Gogh's journey to becoming one of the most recognizable artists in history at this world-exclusive exhibition at the DAM. Several of his well-known self portraits are included in the more than 70 drawings and paintings created between 1881 and 1889. While van Gogh remained relatively unknown and poor for the majority of his life, his work is now among the most well-regarded in the world—and this show displays his evolution from a beginning drawer to a true master artist. Daily, times vary.

20th Annual Secret Chefs Wine Dinner and Auction

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 1:26pm

Enjoy an eight-course wine paired dinner prepared in secrecy by local chefs. Area chefs (kept in secret prior to the evening's big reveal) sponsor the event, becoming one of the evenings "secret chefs" who will prepare one of the courses. Chefs will be revealed to guests at the event as well as in a cookbook, spotlighting the chef and their recipe, which guests will take home after the dinner. Proceeds benefit Denver's Project PAVE, an organization aimed at promoting alternatives to violence through education. Sun 5:30-9 p.m.

Cannibal! The Musical

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 09/04/2012 - 5:08pm

Care for some South Park-ian humor this Halloween? Colorado native and co-creator of South Park, Trey Parker outdoes himself with his play based on actual events from Colorado’s history. The musical features a group of men who make their way from Utah to Colorado in search of gold, running into all manner of misfortune and hilarity while lost in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains: malicious trappers, a weed-loving Indian tribe, and much more bloody, boisterous calamity. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6:30 p.m.

Kathy Mattea

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:28am

Grammy-winning artist Kathy Mattea, has been a legend in the country music world since she began singing in 1983. Since then, she has produced multiple hit singles and albums by mixing country, folk and bluegrass tunes. In her new album, Calling Me Home—inspired by her hometown of West Virginia—she trades in her traditional sound for a wholehearted bluegrass album. Sun 7 p.m.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 9:45am

Is our increasing dependence on the Internet actually changing our brains? Nicholas Carr, bestselling author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Out Brains, will speak on how his book examines the intricate relationship between digital media and the ways people think, read, and interact. Mon 4-5 p.m.

The Piano Lesson

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:31am

The library's Seldom Screened Cinema Series isn't just about alliteration. The project works to dig up passed over, but ever-so-important films, like The Piano Lesson written by August Wilson. The 1990 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama centers on an African American family clashing over the fate of a piano handed down from days when they were counted as slaves. To make a choice, they must confront the past. Mon 6:00 p.m. 

Goddess Mixology Contest

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:05am

Ladies, it's time to showcase your cocktail know-how. Sponsored by the Athena Project, a Denver group dedicated to expanding women's artistic contribution to the community, this competition highlights female contestants' favorite drinks made with liquor provided by Dancing Pines Distillery. Both men and women are welcome to enjoy live music, Greek appetizers, and, of course, those goddess-created cocktails. Mon 7 p.m.

Films by Phil Solomon

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 11:13am

CU Professor Phil Solomon's films are not your average trip to the movies. Solomon's American Falls installation—originally commissioned for the Rotunda of Washington D.C.'s Corcoran Museum—surrounds viewers with images of Niagara Falls that morph into everyday images of American life and found footage from old Hollywood movies. The use of waterfalls is no accident; the piece envisions the flow of the American past as a changing collective dream. Join Solomon for one night as he shows American Falls among other pieces. Be sure to stay for the Q & A. Tue 7 p.m.

Batman Live

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 12:20pm

Holy third dimension Batman! For the first time the world’s most famous crime-fighting duo is jumping off the page (and screen) and into the arena. This all-new live adventure will delight both kids and those who are still kids at heart. This coming-of-age story follows Robin's transformation from an orphaned circus performer into Batman's faithful sidekick. Gotham City comes to life with impressive stunts, pyrotechnics, illusions, video screen sequences, and the appearance of some of Batman's most iconic villains, such as the Riddler, Catwoman, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, and the Joker.

The Script

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 9:23pm

It's a rags-to-riches story: Three young Dubliners combine their passion for pop, rock, and soul, and suddenly they're performing with legends like U2. From hit sings like "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" to "Breakeven," the Script is gaining momentum with their addictive blend of hip-hop rhythm and soulful vocals. Their new album is set to debut this fall. Tue 7:30 p.m.

 

Souper Bowlder

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 10:25am

What could be more comforting than hot soup in a hand-crafted bowl on an autumn evening? Join your fellow community members and local businesses in bringing comfort to those who need it most with this fundraiser in support of Boulder County AIDS project. Soup is provided by Snarf's, bread by Breadworks, and the bowls (guests may take home a bowl of their choice) donated by local artisans. 303 vodka and whiskey drinks will be available for sale. Wed 7-10 p.m.

Beginning Knitting

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 11:23am

Don't be a nit-wit about knitting. This beginner's course will teach you how to purl, cast on, and cast off. Plus, you'll learn to read a simple pattern and decipher yarn labels and abbreviations. Bonus: Get started on your very own scarf and keep your paws busy at home. Wed 6-8 p.m.; price includes all materials. 

Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 6:52pm

The sharp-tongued Molly Ivins is back. The newspaper columnist and best-selling author lives again in a one-woman show that quotes heavily from Ivins’ daring columns, interviews, and speeches. Get ready to laugh along with playwrights Margaret and Allison Engel in their celebration of Molly Ivins notoriously “kick-ass” wit. Thu-Fri 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 8 p.m.

Layers of Memory

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:36am

Quilting meets printmaking and photography in this new exhibit. Local artists Sue Crosby Doyle and Katie Fowler explore the elusive concept of memory through a juxtaposition of Fowler's brightly colored layers of quilted dreamscapes with Doyle’s Cubist printmaking and painting. Together these pieces plumb the mystery of memory; what it means to remember, and forget. Thu noon-6 p.m.; Fri 12-7 p.m. Sat-Sun noon-6 p.m.

 

Kellie Cannon and John Matlack

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 2:41pm

Kellie Cannon and John Matlack explore technology's impact on nature from two varied perspectives. For Cannon, a combination of cloth, stitching, and a limited color palette build depth and structure on the surface of her grids, which imitate you'll find on maps. The stitching is used to emulate the movement of roads, railroads, and boundaries. Matlack's multi-layered oil paintings, drawings, and prints explore aerial perspectives, functioning to mimicking an Internet map of the world's landscape. Thu-Sun, times vary.

 

 

Cocktails and Cuisine for a Cause

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:31am

Imbibe and taste for a good cause. Indulge in cocktails from Cherry, gourmet appetizers from Colt & Gray, wine from Zonin, and a sushi demonstration and tasting from Sushi Hai. Be sure to check out the luxurious kitchens from Exquisite Kitchen Designs and cars from Sill-TerHar Motors that will be on display. Proceeds from a silent auction will benefit Women with a Cause, an organization that help educate and train women to lift themselves out of poverty and into self-sufficiency. Thu 5 p.m.

Fall Nutritional Cleanse

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Thu, 10/18/2012 - 3:04pm

Detoxifying the body is a key component of maintaining health and well-being. This four-week intensive cleanse allows participants to experience the program in a supportive group environment while you learn to: simplify your diet, transform your kitchen, learn to cook healthy and delicious meals, and temporarily eliminate potentially allergenic foods, all while utilizing the power of yoga. The cleanse includes four weekly nutrition classes, education materials and cleanse schedule, shopping lists, a cookbook and cooking demonstrations, help with meal planning, unlimited yoga, and more.

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 9:54am

Elegance meets inspiration as the auction brings the community’s most acclaimed chefs together to concoct a multiple mini meal masterpiece. Participating chefs—including Dwane Walker of Lola and Simon Purvis of Edge—prepare small plates for guests to taste, as attendees bid on food, travel, and recreation packages in auctions. Proceeds benefit health research for Colorado mothers and babies. Thu 6 - 9 p.m.

 

Choose our Fall Menu

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:22am

Does every dish on Food Network's Chopped make you wish you were in the studio to taste it? At Randolph's, you can be (sort of). This competition pits dishes against each other to determine which ones are worthy of staying on the restaurant's fall menu. Indulge in a six-course dinner—each course is prepared three ways—and then vote on your favorites. Then bring your friends back to try a menu you helped create. Thu 6:30 p.m. 

LOL: A Comedy Benefit for Think 360 Arts

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:19pm

Laugh it up and do some good at this comedy benefit for Think 360 Arts. Stand-up comedians Eugene Kenny, Alicia Jacobs, Bob Meddles, Will White, Nora Lynch, and Frank Schuchat come together to support arts education in Colorado.  And if the comedy show isn’t quite enough, stay for the silent auction and hors d’oeuvres afterwards. Thu 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

 

An Arapaho Woman's Perspective on Local History

Submitted by Jennifer McCoy on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:16am

There's always two sides to every story. Rethink your conception of local heritage with an Arapaho woman's account of western history from a Native American point of view. Longtime Boulder resident Ava Hamilton presents an informal and thought-provoking seminar that covers a wide range of historical experiences you didn't learn in school. The lecture is part of the Chief Niwot: Legend & Legacy series, hosted by the Boulder History Museum. Thu 7 p.m.

Rock the Good Fight

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:26am

A Rocket Fizz candy bar, drinks by Deep Eddy Vodka, and a musical performance by Holly Lovell what more could you want. Spend your Friday night dancing and drinking for a cause. Bring toys to contribute to the toy drive and bid on items in the silent auctions. Proceeds benefit Cops Fighting Cancer,an organization that provides assistance to Colorado families battling cancer. Fri 7 p.m.

 

Picture Society Show

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 12:32pm

Pictures are worth a thousand words. At this Picture Society showcase, several artists will tell stories through images in photo-narratives displayed in a multimedia presentation with a slideshow and music. See the works renowned and emerging artists Alejandro Cartagena, Aline Smithson, Andy Anderson, Kendall Messick, Susan A. Barnett, and Denver native Benjamin Rasmussen. Fri 7 p.m.

Kiss of the Spider Woman

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 1:26am

When the leader of a political revolution and a gay window dresser find themselves caged together in a Latin American prison, an unlikely friendship develops. This Tony Award-winning play explores the complex relationship between the men and the political and social conflict in which they are both ensnared. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

Mafia Macbeth

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:27pm

Not many Shakespeare adaptations are worth their weight in laughter, but this show, from the producers who brought you “Redneck Romeo and Juliet,” will not disappoint. This improv-with-an-outline comedy show features stripper witches and a bossy Italian wife, making it a rather liberal take on the original. Fri 7:30 p.m.-11 p.m. 

 

Phamalia: Cinco de Vox

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:22pm

Political correctness doesn’t belong in this performance. Tragedy becomes hilarity at this show of comedy shorts written by and about the physically disabled. Put that sensitive persona away to have a laugh at sketches like Gimps Gone Wild, Stroke Me, and I See Cerebral Palsied People. You feel like you shouldn’t laugh—but you will. Fri, Sat, Mon 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

 

The Rake's Progress

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 1:09pm

Tom Rakewell has a good thing going with Anne Trulove, as the couple enjoy a simple life in the English countryside. But when he is tempted by a man named Nick Shadow (aka the devil), Tom leaves Anne for the hustle and bustle of London's society life—a decision that "leads him toward madness and despair." Loosely based on engravings by William Hogarth, CU's steampunk version of the opera features colorful costumes, pumped-up hairdos, and a mashup of modern-meets-Victorian styling.

Nightmare of Navajo Street

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 10:00am

Get ready for a gholish double-header. The Bug Theatre will offer the best of the spooktacular on Halloween weekend: live music to get your blood flowing, followed by a kitschy horror film to prey on all that adrenaline. This is not your standard trip to the movies. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. 

 

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:30pm

Don't try to pin Grace Potter and the Nocturnals into just one genre. Sampling the best of rock, blues, country, and pop, the band weaves together a fusion of energetic beats and thoughtful lyrics. While the band has opened for stadium-packed crowds, their forte is intimate, headlining show like this one at the Fillmore. Take in tunes from their recently released album, The Lion The Beast The Beat. 16 and over. Fri 8 p.m.

DeVotchKa

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 9:33am

DeVotchKa is Russian for girl, but this indie folk band isn't from Russia, it's from  Denver. DeVotchKa started out playing background for burlesque shows and is now playing for pack concert venues. The three guys and one girl that make up this group play all types of instruments from violin and accordion to sousaphone and trumpet. Hear their classic blend of rock n' roll in songs like, "How It Ends" and "Head Honcho." Fri 8 p.m.

Cut Chemist

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 9:47am

A chemist isn't only someone in a lab coat. Watch Cut Chemist work like a scientist on-stage making hip-hop music with his turn tables changing and adding to his tracks each performance. Building his resume starting at 11 years old, he has spun with DJ Shadow, Shakira, and even appeared in Juno in a fitting role as a chemistry teacher. Listen for songs like "Sound of the Police" and songs from his album, The Audience is Listening. Fri 9 p.m.

Trick or Treat Train

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Thu, 10/25/2012 - 12:12pm

It's full steam ahead for tricks, treats, and trains this Halloween weekend. The vintage locamotive at the Colorado Railroad Museum will be leaving the station every half hour, bringing the little ones to a pumkin patch and a silly grave yard. Aboard the train kids can enjoy the not-so-scary haunted railcar and plenty of conductors ready with candy. All aboard for fun. Sat-Sun 9 a.m.  

Material Engagements

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 12:08pm

Walk among displays of graphic art and recycled-object sculptures in RedLine’s reinvented exhibition hall. Works by the gallery's resident artists as they explore the concept of "material engagements." Art pieces will hone in on the meanings of material objects and how we, as humans, assign meaning to these pieces in our livess. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Repticon: Denver Reptile and Exotic Animal Show

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 11:58am

Welcome to the jungle, Denver style. Repticon brings local and national reptile experts together under one roof for live animal presentations, seminars, and more. Colorado's own Linda the Jungle Lady will share stories of reptile encounters, the Colorado Herp Society will discuss native reptile species, and the Mile High Bug Club will be featured in a seminar on how to choose and exotic pet. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Floyd D. Tunson: Son of Pop

Submitted by Edie Richardson on Wed, 08/29/2012 - 11:31am

For four decades, Floyd D. Tunson's pop culture meets abstraction installations have been among the most highly regarded and influential in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Denver Gorilla Run

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 1:17pm

Picture this: hundreds of Denver patrons parading the streets in gorilla suits. Walk, run, ride, rollerblade, or skateboard this 5K with a twist to help the Denver Gorilla Run raise funds to protect endangered apes in Central Africa. The best part: The gorilla suit comes with the race entry. Sat 11 a.m.

 

Fall Fiesta

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 9:54am

Say your final adios to summer at this fiesta. The party starts with afternoon happy hour specials and live music from The Big Motif, Mikee T & Friends, and The Whales. Dinner specials will kick those Hispanic-food cravings with guacamole, paella, tamales, and more. With $1 Tecates all afternoon and night long, you'll be able to go home full and happy without breaking the bank. Sat 2 p.m.

City Slicker Soiree

Submitted by Allison Knaus on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 2:49pm

Spend an evening in the city life. Enjoy the culinary talents of Frank Bonanno (Bonnano Concepts), Justin Cucci (Root Down and Linger), and the teams from Elway's and Eat + Drink Denver in small-plate style. While you dine, listen to hits from country songwriter Pete Martinez followed by a live and silent auction. The event benefits Roundup River Ranch, a community of programs and camps for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Sat 6-10 p.m.

 

Halloween Putting Party

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Wed, 10/24/2012 - 9:55am

This Halloween party will take effort along with a eclectic wardrobe. Scare the competition with your putting skills. Hit a hole in one and you'll have a shot at prizes from the pro shop like new clubs and clothes that should keep you on the course through the winter. If putting isn't your strong suit, try the costume contest or the dance floor. Sat 6 p.m. 

Monster Mash, Halloween Bash

Submitted by Greg E. Collette on Thu, 08/16/2012 - 12:41pm

Why just be one thing for Halloween? Spend the night as a commando in the spooky, fog-filled laser tag challenge, a demolition derby champ at the haunted bumper cars, spiderman on the creepy climbing wall, and a hockey star or ice princess during the Halloween skate. And don’t forget to dress to impress—the night concludes with a costume contest. Sat 6-9 p.m.

Halloween with Upslope

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Mon, 10/22/2012 - 9:39am

Trick yourself into the seasonal spirit and treat yourself to a memorable meal complete with pumpkin-flavored beer. Combine Halloween costumes, Upslope brews, and five chef-crafted courses from Chefs Shawn Murrell and John Platt of Q's Restaurant for an autumn beer dinner. For starters, indulge in beer braised pork belly, pumpkin spatzle, Gala apple slaw, and brown ale cider gastrique. And don't forget your costume—prizes go to the best-dressed guest of the evening. Sat 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Kaki King

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:05am

Rolling Stone featured this 33-year-old strummer as the lone woman and youngest artist on its 2006, "The New Guitar Gods" list. King uses an acoustic guitar and lap steel guitar in her shows among other instruments, to make her jazz-infused melodies, and signature style of using the guitar for percussive beats. "Great Round Burn" and "King Pizel" are a couple of tracks to listen for from her recently released album, Glow. Sat 7 p.m.

Denver Halloween Bash

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 4:32pm

Often the only consequence of a Halloween party is a November 1st hangover. Not at the Denver Halloween Bash where  your ticket goes to cancer research at Denver Hospital. The party has all the ingredients of a first-class Halloween throw-down—lights, fog, star DJs, an open bar, drink sponsors like Peak Seven Vodka, and a costume contest—with a bonus: a little bit of karma. Sat 8:30 p.m.

ColoWeen

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 3:41pm

Why reserve a Halloween party for a ballroom when you can take over a whole hotel? That's the theory behind the trifecta of ColoWeen parties taking place in Denver the weekend prior to Halloween. You have a choice of theme depending on location: medieval at the Double Tree Hotel, Hollywood-zombie at the Jet Hotel, or high-class Illuminati at the Parkside Mansion. At each, the costume contest is high stakes—the winner takes home $2,000. Sat 9 p.m. 

Laura Letinsky: Still Life Photographs, 1997-2012

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 11:49am

Laura Letinsky’s still life food photographs have appeared in Bon Appétit and Martha Stewart Living, but they depart from the perfectionist culinary tradition. Instead, these still life photographs depict meals and place settings in different chaotic circumstances like plates occupied with a half-eaten cantaloupe, a lollipop, and a piece of fish. The brightly colored fruit in the photographs contrasts sharply with the nearly uniform pale backdrops, creating a visually stunning display. Tue-Thu, Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 

 

Haunting at the Hangar

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:26pm

There's a chill in the airy, open hangar on the Lowry Air Force Base and ghouls are taking over. Kids are sure to get in the Halloween spirit a little early with a stop in the Ooey Gooey room filled with slimy activities and robot demonstrations; a meet-and-greet (and photo!) with their favorite Star Wars character; and a visit to the Ghostbusters car and the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine. Dress the little one in their most creative costumes for the parade and don't miss the trick-or-treating. Sun noon-4 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Tue, 10/23/2012 - 10:16am

Nothing creates the tense scene of a horror movie like the music. Watch the orchestra, conducted by Jason Seber, perform classical Halloween music, while dressed in spooky attire. Dress in a creative costume and door prizes will be given to the best one of the night. Sun 2:30 p.m.

Bob Dylan

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sun, 10/21/2012 - 5:00pm

It's safe to say that Bob Dylan is unlike any other living American music icon. Instead of constantly reviving his past, the 71-year-old remains committed to reinventing his style with challenging concerts and playfully dark albums. His voice, which by now exists somewhere between a croak and a growl, interacts with a great backing band that can bring pre-1960s American jazz, pop, and honky-tonk to life. No other American masters sound like this—which is why Dylan continues to be so compelling. Mon-Tue 7:30 p.m.

Aline Smithson: Arrangements in Green and Black

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:39am

Treating classic photography with painting techniques, this exhibit features photographs of the artist's mother. A former fashion designer, Aline Smithson works with her family ‘s 50-year-old Rolleiflex camera and other plastic cameras to explore spontaneous moments of humor and compassion. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Shepherd Valley Halloween Journey

Submitted by Sam Brasch on Tue, 10/16/2012 - 9:32am

Each year, the Shepherd Valley Waldorf School does away with the ghouls, goblins, and cheap commericial trappings to create a magical kingdom that will entertain the little ones without sending them home with nightmares. At the start of the journey, each family is paired with a shepherd who guides them to meet friendly gnomes, queens, and kings ready to offer wisdom and humor. Enjoy cider and hot cocoa along the way. Wed 5:40 p.m.