Explore the Colorado landscape with these plein air art pieces. One Woman Show is a collection of Nicole Hyde's abstract paintings, like Rowdy Kate Heads to Denver, created with brushstrokes and palette knife, that reflect her bond with her adopted Coloradan landscape. The main gallery will simultaneoulsy show works by 20 local artists like Seth Winegar and Peggy McGivern, treating the subject of modern day themes of life in Colorado, from landscapes to rodeo scenes. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
After the death of their parents, two little girls go missing in the woods. After five years of searching, they are miraculously found and go to live with their uncle and his girlfriend. As they attempt to adjust the girls back to normal life, she finds the two girls may not have been as alone as it appeared in those woods all those years. Fri-Sat, times vary.
The colors of the rainbow look unoriginal in comparison to artist Dave Yust's vibrant, colorful work. The painter and printmaker works to create pieces that embody natural elements without constructing exact replicas. Yust's emphasis on monotype-style paired with endless color lend to his dynamic body of compositions, such as his “Looking Back/Looking Forward” collection, within the world of contemporary art.
Celebrate Colorado’s storied Native American culture at this annual family-friendly fest. A bevy of artisans from Colorado, the Southwest, and beyond will be exhibiting their creations amid authentic cuisine and celebrity appearances by actors Moses Brings Plenty (Cowboys & Aliens) and Irene Bedard (Pocahontas). Live entertainment throughout the weekend includes Native American musicians Blues Nation and Shelley Morningsong plus traditional dancers, demonstrations, and a wild bird show. Fri 1-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enjoy a classic mid-western fish fry hosted within the Hotel Boulderado. Each of the three courses are accompanied with a beer pairing. Start the evening out with a cauliflower and bacon perogie paired with a Blue Moon vintage blonde ale, followed by beer battered Atlantic cod, chips, and creamy coleslaw matched with a pilsner; and top it off with a milk stout cheesecake with a chocolate pretzel crust and salted caramel sauce partnered with Leinenkugel's Snowdrift vanilla porter. Fri-Sat, times vary.
Pull out your spurs for an evening designed around the Wild Wild West. Drink whiskey from DownSlope Distilling and chow down on a meal. Then sit back and watch Open Range, starring Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall. Watch as the ranchers relationship with his cattle crew is deepened when they are threatened by a corrupt lawman. Sun 5:30 p.m.
A "traditional" family can be hard to define in 2013—and Motherhood Out Loud celebrates that. Though full of comical portrayals of the frustrations and sleep-deprived moments that characterize motherhood, the show delves into more serious issues, too: There's the mom who's constantly answering questions about her adopted Chinese daughter, and the gay dad whose friends don't think babies and Armani furniture jive. The production is part of Avenue Theater's Sixth Annual Women's Performance Series. Days, times vary.
Rock climbing requires as much mental strength as physical strength. In the wake of a loss, Emm throws all her energy into climbing to rise above the grief. The journey to win the World Cup of Climbing and overcome depression forces Emm to reexamine her identity and reconfigure her sense of self. Days, times vary.
The Motet will grace the stage for Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom’s 10th anniversary bash. The band—which has played at the venue’s annual parties three times before—blends jazz, afrobeat, funk, salsa, and samba with alluring rhythms in songs such as “Kalakuta Show” and “Dig Deep.” To help celebrate, special guests the Will Bernard Trio, Dominic Lalli from Big Gigantic, and AfroZep will make appearances. Fri 8 p.m.; Sat 8 p.m.
After striking up a friendship during their high school days in California, MC Gift of Gab and producer Chief Xcel reconnected in college to form this hip-hop/rap duo. Two decades since their reunion, the twosome is on the road to support the re-release of its debut EP, 1994’s Melodica. Listen as lightning-fast rhymes unfurl over funky beats sure to get heads nodding. Opening acts are local hip-hop artists J.O.B. and Turner Jackson. Fri 8 p.m.
The San Francisco-based indie-pop-rock outfit was declared one of SPIN magazine’s “Undiscovered Bands You Need To Hear Now” in 2008. Listeners finally get that chance during its first headlining tour. Expect hefty helpings of synthesizers to embellish drums and cello, showcased on dance-friendly tracks like “Kites” and “Lover’s Game” from the band’s latest release Myth. Opening acts are electronic experimental rockers On An On and Rumtum, a.k.a. Denver’s own John Hastings. Fri 9 p.m.