Cultivate your child's love of song. The young ones will sing along to a variety of traditional and multicultural selections while developing their motor skills through dancing and clapping at this concert for tiny tots and their parents. Thu 10:30 a.m.
In her 25 years as associate professor of drawing at the University of Denver, Deborah Howard has created an extensive collection of works. Experience a smattering of Howard's pieces, ranging from traditional portraits to abstracts, at this gallery exhibition, including drawings from her portrait series of child Holocaust survivors. Opening reception Fri 5-7 p.m. Daily noon-4 p.m.
Last summer’s devastating Aurora theater shooting is still fresh for Colorodans. This panel discussion will delve into the “why” of tragedies like Aurora and Columbine. Local journalist Jeff Kass, who reported the Columbine tragedy for the Rocky Mountain News, with true crime authors Katherine Ramsland and Jeff Mariotte, will sit on a panel moderated by Vail attorney Rohn Robbins. Thu 5:30 p.m.
Expect to find beer, not only in your glass, but on your plate at this four-course dinner. Executive chef Garren Teich highlights Portland-based Widmer Brothers Brewery's best in dishes such as barley wine beer-braised short ribs and black garlic truffle IPA Kurobuta pork sausage. The fare will be served with pairings from Widmer Brothers, including their hefeweizen, Imperial IPA, and barley wine. Thu 6 p.m.
Experience the soul of Piedmont. A region in northern Italy, known for its traditional cuisine, Piedmont provides inspiration for this five-course, wine-paired dinner. Local wine importer, Steve Lewis, will discuss each glass of Mauro Molino winery's Barolo wine as they are presented. Start the evening off with an antipasto platter followed by rabbit risotto with Hazel Dell mushrooms, peas, carrots, and Piemontese triple cream La Tur cheese paired with a glass of Barbera d'Alba. Thu 6:30 p.m.
The seasoned folk singer-songwriter found inspiration from Athena, Poseidon, and the other members of Greek mythology for her new album In The Time Of Gods. Listen as lyrics about the ancient mythological deities mirror themes of present-day social issues during a live radio show recording.Thu 7 p.m.
The 1956 visual rendition of Irving Stone’s biographical novel, Lust for Life, frames the passionate yet agonized life of genius-by-canvas Vincent van Gogh. Played by Kirk Douglas, the artist struggles to make a living as a painter, alongside post-impressionist artist Paul Gauguin, and the encouragement of his beloved brother, Theo Van Gogh. Thu 7:30 p.m.
Named a top beer festival fro its variety of exotic beers avaliable to taste, the suds at this fest are a true treat. Partake in a range of events from the experimental brewers seminar to white-tablecloth, five-course, beer-paired dinners. Thu-Sat, times vary.
This five-man folk blue-grass band jams with the guitar, harmonica, bass, banjo, mandolin, and fiddle. They’ve performed at festivals like Coachella and Pickathon. Listen for songs from their newest album, Stars and Satellites. Thu 8 p.m.; Fri 9 p.m.
Two world-class American musicians are pushing the boundaries of rock and blues. Multi-instrumentalist and singer David Hidalgo brought Latin American rock 'n' roll to the international stage with his band Los Lobos. Guitarist Marc Ribot introduced an avant-garde, Cuban instrumental fire to New York, playing on records with Tom Waits and the Lounge Lizards, among others.