10/2012

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.

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.

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.

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.