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.