10/2012

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

 

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. 

 

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.

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.

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.