10/2012

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.