Experience these synthetic art forms and get into a meditative state of mind. Designed to slow your thoughts and create a sense of natural flow, this lightscape uses color-morphing LED-lights that play off computer-designed acrylic shapes. Best viewed at night. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
These synthetic art forms are sure to put you in a meditative state of mind, especially if you take them in at night. Designed to slow your thoughts and create a sense of natural flow, this lightscape uses color-morphing LED lights that play off computer-designed acrylic shapes. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Scratch everyone off your holiday list with more than 500 vendors (ranging from jewelry to woodcarvings) to choose from. Stop at the gourmet food area for ideas on gifting a friend who’d rather taste his or her present than open it. Fri 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fuera de la Frontera reaches across genres to bring you a visual smorgasboard. Exhibits run the gamut from paintings and photography to sculpture and brightly graffitied murals. More than a dozen Colorado Hispanic artists, including Jolt and Ana Maria Hernando, collaborated on this exhibit. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Boulder is never short on new culinary hotspots and standby favorites, but who has the time or dough to try them all? Here's your chance: More than 40 participating restaurants offer a three-course fixed price menu at discounted prices. Check out First Bite newbies like Beehive and Bramble & Hare and favorites like the Kitchen and Radda. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Daily, times vary.
Roxanne Rossi illuminates the art of conversation with her paintings and video projects. Each work of acrylic paints and cast paper attempts to encapsulate the emotion, expression, and body language of two individuals conversing. Days, times vary.
Jeanne Bessette's illustrations provide a simple, comforting message: We are all OK. She offers interpretations of the human subconscious with color and texture that seems to dance off the canvas. Days, times vary.
Casting for the Oompa-Loompas just got easier. Colorado's youngest thespians (ages 8 to 14 years old) from Inspire Creative are taking the stage in the junior edition of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Familiar songs and snippets of the film in the background will add oomph to the story of Willy Wonka's hunt for the new heir to his outrageous candy factory. Fri-Sat 7 p.m.
Enjoy a indulgent, wine-paired dinner made less guilty with vegan and gluten-free options. Each of six courses—created by chef Rachel Kesley—is partnered with a wine from the Pacific Northwest, such as a crispy Brussels sprouts salad tossed with smoky mushrooms and blue cheese served atop grilled Asian pears matched with a 2009 Linen Chardonnay from the Yakima Valley. Fri, times vary.
For a political twist on the age-old ‘switched-at-birth’ tale, Israeli filmmaker Lorraine Levy strives to challenge fixed opinions on foreign affairs in the Middle East. The identity crises that ensue—as two young boys grow up on opposite sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide—call to question what is more influential in individual's character formation: genetics, environment, or circumstance? The film is driven by an altruistic humanism, despite political, religious, and cultural divisions depicted between groups and individuals. Days, times vary.
Learn five simple, chic techniques for finishing your furniture with chalk paint. Test your skills on two pots before you try it at home. Fri 5-8 p.m.
Fine art goes abstract. The works of Don Quade and Brandon Reese will be in a dual feature exhibit accompanied by pieces from Robin Cole Smith, Brigan Gresh, and Bonny Lhotka. Quade's works focus on old and forgotten objects like sheet music, postcards, and notebook pages. Reese works primarily in natural wood and ceramic sculptures. Find abstract paintings, monochromatic drawings, and manipulated photographs in the back gallery from Smith, Gresh and Lhotka. Fri 6 p.m.
Art, meet animal. This two-day whole-bison roast brings together the beast and art. Learn about local food production while you explore the connections between food and culture. Events include a bison carving workshop, a vegetarian food pornography film complete with live score, a farm animal showcase, music from B.Sue, a bus tour of Denver's urban food, and a six-course bison feast featuring live music from Stampede. Fri 6:30 p.m.
Follow in the footsteps of one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time as Pro Musica Colorado and Colorado Chamber Players team up to whisk you off to Mozart’s England. Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E Flat will set the tone for your thrilling musical journey. Fri-Sat 6:30 p.m.
By taking a cue from the golden sounds of female pioneers like the Supremes and mixing in some sultry and socially conscious edge, '90s R&B girl groups like SWV, En Vogue, and Salt-n-Pepa are finding the spotlight for a second time. Come hear SWV (Sisters With Voices) as they reunite for a tour celebrating their hits “I’m So Into You," “Right Here,” “Downtown,” and “You’re Always on my Mind,” as well as new tracks. Fri 7 p.m.
One minute he is President George W. Bush and the next he Samuel L. Jackson. Frank Caliendo is no rookie in the world of comedy. You know him from the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show and MadTV, and now you can see his hilarious live. Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.
What happens when you bring a Jew-turned-atheist home to conservative, Catholic mom and pop for Christmas? A family explosion, quasi-miracle, and subsequent exploration of love, faith, and truth make this a holiday show you won't soon forget. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.
Veterans say you can't know what a soldier has been through unless you've been there yourself. In the stage adaptation of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, five short stories will be performed in an attempt to explore the complex issues of war and the internal struggle of military life. The 60-minute display includes the verbatim stories of The Rainy River and The Man I Kill, underscored with a cello music background. Fri 7:30-9 p.m.
If you haven't seen true improv in a while, Paula Poundstone is refreshingly original. Known for her off-the-cuff comedy and audience interaction, Poundstone never does the same show twice. And any woman who can make "rogue zucchini" a subject of riotous laughter is not to be missed. Fri 8 p.m.
Emancipator struck fame at 19 years old when Japanese producer Nujabes discovered his first dub album, It Will Be Cold Enough. His calm beats quickly caught on and his single “Maps” was even played at the Beijing Olympics. Now, growing in age and fans, the producer’s latest downtempo album, Safe In The Steep Cliffs, adds more instrumental components to the electronic pop giving it distinctive Asian flares. Fri 9 p.m.