01/2013

Young Frankenstein

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 1:38pm

Decades before the production of Robin Hood: Men in Tights, director Mel Brooks shook up ’70s cinema with parodies such as the sci-fi comedy, Young Frankenstein. Named one of America’s 100 Funniest Movies by the American Institute of Film, the film presents the story of the monstrous and misunderstood Frankenstein, who is resurrected at the hand of late Victor Frankenstein’s neurosurgeon grandson. Fri-Sat midnight.

 

Mrs. Mannerly

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 1:28pm

Playwright Jeffery Hatcher finds comedy in even the strictest of tutors as recounts the various lessons he learned as a 10-year-old during his 1967 etiquette classes with Mrs. Mannerly. On January 11, opening night, enjoy a reception audience members can mingle with the cast and enjoy free hors d’oeuvres. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.

 

Box Squared

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 9:28am

These photographers look outside the box. In a wold that is organic, cylindrical (read: trees, legs, and stems), and cyclical, we live, travel, shop, and often think in boxes. This exhibit will display photographic images from around the globe that explore boxes and squares in a cylindrical world. Look for the juror's selection image, Thomas Ladd's "Serving Tray," as well as images from honorable mentions Annette Bonnier and Howard Tanne. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rethinking Western

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 9:27am

Western art is often defined by the past: a land of cowboys, gold miners, and outlaws. This exhibition draws together artists that purposely look to the present, depicting the contemporary realities of life in the American West. This week is your last chance to see paintings and sculptures by more than a dozen artists, including the abstract depictions of Denver by Colorado’s Jill Soukup. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Zero Dark Thirty

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 10:16am

For more than a decade, military and CIA operatives worked relentlessly to find and capture Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for 9/11. Oscar-winning director/producer team Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) reunite to bring the hunt for the world's most wanted terrorist to action-packed life on the big screen. Watch the trailer. Days, times vary. 

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Tchoupitoulas

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 10:19am

Follow the journey of three adolescent brothers through one night in New Orleans. In this abstract documentary, meet the characters of New Orleans nightlife from musicians to hustlers as these boys introduce you to the people that make their city home. Daily 4:50 p.m. ; 7:20 p.m.

The Dream Factory

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 4:29pm

Most people in Denver love to ski or snowboard, but few of us find ourselves hopping out of a helicopter to start our runs. Teton Gravity Research explores Alaska’s untouched mountains in this film, 16 years in the making. Expect talented skiers and boarders gliding down steep peaks and exploring the vast Alaskan mountain ranges. Fri 6 p.m.

2013 Year in Preview

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 11:01am

In 2013, we’re hoping for good health and a wealth of great art. The Walker Fine Art Year in Preview gives a hint of what’s to come in the visual art world.

Office Space: The Musical

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:21pm

Tell your boss you can't work on Saturday. The cult movie Office Space is repurposed fro the stage in this musical where the accountants a toilet manufacturer reject their mediocre lives and lead an undercover rebellion. Listen for songs like “Flair” and “The Story of Milton.”  Fri-Sat 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Struck by Lightning

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Tue, 01/08/2013 - 1:32pm

 

Glee’s soprano superstar Chris Colfer writes and lead roles in yet another coming-of-age comedy, Struck by Lightning. Colfer plays overachieving senior Carson Phillips, who launches a literary magazine to boost his resume and chances of college admittance—when a bolt of lightning strikes and kills him. The clock winds back to show Carson’s final feats toward escaping small town life, and his attempts to blackmail classmates into submitting pieces to his publication. Opens Fri Times Vary

 

Boy Gets Girl

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Wed, 11/07/2012 - 12:35pm

Fear is this play’s protagonist. When Theresa rejects Tony after a couple dates, she finds herself caught in the middle of every woman’s nightmare. Tony stalks Theresa—at home, at work, through her friends and coworkers—until her identity and sense of self unravel. Built on anxiety, suspense, and an entertaining cast of characters, this story is irresistibly chilling. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6:30 p.m.

 

Ed, Downloaded

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Sun, 01/06/2013 - 8:28pm

Ed is dying, but he has a unique opportunity to have his brain downloaded for posterity. It's tough enough that he can only select 10 memories to bring with him into immortality—without  dealing with his wife's ire over which ones he chose. The production utilizes the increasingly popular practice of combining live theater with multimedia, projecting Ed's memories onto a big screen. Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Denver Center Theatre Company

Reel Big Fish

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 01/07/2013 - 11:23am

On its latest album, Candy Coated Fury, this college-rock staple harnesses its trademark ska-punk recipe: high-energy guitars, ample horns, and cheeky sing-along-friendly lyrics. Expect the band to put its frenetic spin on classic pop hits between original tunes, both new and favorites beloved by fans. Fri 9 p.m.