02/2013

From Wood to Vinyl: Woodie Station Wagons

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:41am

Suddenly your grandfather’s old ride just got a lot more interesting. Highlighting the artistry found in woodie station wagons, this exhibit showcases the unique traits of each of the different automobiles featured. Included in the display are a 1922 Ford Model T Depot Hack and an American Bantam woodie station wagon, one of only 322 ever built.  Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

Speed & Serenity

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 3:13pm

Cycling and flowers are not often associated with one another, but you will find both in this exhibit featuring Ken Crost’s photographs of racing cyclists and Patty Ramey’s floral and landscape paintings. Experience the contrast between Crost’s adrenaline-packed “Speed Racer #1” and Ramey’s calming “Orange Poppies,” both playing with the juxtaposition of movement and tranquility in everyday life. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 

Stout Month

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:06am

Beer lovers rejoice. Stout month is here. Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery, Southern Sun, and Vine Street Pub dedicate their February line-ups to the versatile black ale. Homebrew contest winners, originals, and guest brews will grace the taps with flavor profiles such as oatmeal, chocolate, and mint. Pair your pint with a burger to achieve pub nirvana. Daily, times vary.

Intricacies

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 9:58am

Go into the wild with ceramic sculptor Ted Vogel’s nature-inspired installment. By molding his clay, glass, and iron materials into figures like birds, plants, and the human body, he constructs interpretive compositions of what he calls "totemic landscapes." See pieces like “Silver Branch” and “Feather Rest," which pair digital images and bursts of color with his naturalistic figurines. Thu-Sat noon-5 p.m.

Disney's Phineas and Ferb Live: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!

Submitted by Jacqueline Wakeen on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:43pm

Let the adventures jump out from your television and join the live action as you're whisked on a wild ride with Disney characters Phineas and Ferb. With school out for the summer and a lot of imagination to keep them busy, anything is possible with these two kooky characters. Embrace the stage-full of surprises as the beloved pet platypus shape-shifts to Agent P to foil yet another one of Dr. Doofenshmirtz's evil plots. Musical madness sets the mood as hilarious escapades ensue. Fri-Sat, times vary.

Leon's Garden

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:28pm

The common treatment for pine beetle-devoured trees: Cut ’em down and burn ’em up. Sculpture and installation artist Eric Dallimore’s five-piece exhibit transforms the interior of Leon Gallery into Leon’s Garden where the remnants of pine beetle kill wood—donated from a mill in Silverplume—are repurposed into art that shares crucial information about the epidemic without the “doomsday” feeling. Dallimore’s vision for a inside garden revealed itself in 2005 when he visited the space after fleeing his home of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Tue-Sun noon-5 p.m.

The Master

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 11:08am

Surviving World War II was hard enough, but for veteran Freddie Quell, adjusting to life after war is an even tougher battle. Suffering from anxiety disorders and tousling with several addictions—to sex, alcohol and even to paint thinners—Quell finds refugee with the charismatic leader of a philosophical movement and becomes engrossed with his avant-garde ideas. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Joaquin Phoenix, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, and Amy Adams, the Master takes a tumultuous journey across the United States and through the human psyche.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:25pm

Hold your breath, and plunge into a small community in the Louisiana bayou that is bracing for a catastrophic storm. Hushpuppy, played by Quvenhané Wallis, is a courageous six-year-old girl preparing for a storm that threatening to sweep away her community. This Sundance Film, which incorporates elements of magical realism, is nominated for several Academy Awards including best picture, best director, and best actress. Nine-year-old Wallis sets a new record for the youngest person to be nominated for best actress.

Winter Words: Kevin Powers and Tobias Wolff

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:49am

Listen to war stories from two bestselling authors who served in Iraq and Vietnam, respectively. Acclaimed novelist Kevin Powers, author of The Yellow Birds, joins fellow scribe Tobias Wolff as part of the Winter Words series of readings and talks in conjunction with the Aspen Writers' Foundation. Within the intimate space of Paepcke Auditorium, the two storytellers will share their experiences from the battlefront and how they translated those into classical literary themes. Sat 6-8 p.m.

Print 528.0

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 7:12am

The best printmakers within 528 mile of Denver are in the spotlight. More than 100 artists—from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming (plus a few partial states!)—are in attendance for this juried show. The prints represent a wide variety of contemporary fine art. Days, times vary.

—Pictured: Brian Comber's The Creation Of The World

Casino Night

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 4:29pm

Bring your best poker face and pack your luck in your pocket for a casino night hosted by the Fort Collins Soccer club. The evening will be filled with food, a cash bar, and lots of tables for poker fun. Proceeds benefit the scholarship program that helps families who can’t afford player fees. Fri 7 p.m.

Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:58am

Join the party in remembrance of the 1950s Beatnik Generation, and give tribute to this influential Beats figure.

John Oliver

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 4:41pm

You probably recognize John Oliver from his hysterical seven-year stint on The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. These days, Oliver is his own brand, with writing, acting, and producing credits under his belt, as well as his own hour-long standup special, Terrifying Times. He's in town for two nights, but get your tickets soon. The shows are selling out fast. Fri-Sat 7:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Comedy Works

Icelantic's Winter On the Rocks

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Mon, 12/03/2012 - 3:02pm

The hallowed steps of Red Rocks don't get a snow day. For the second year, a mid-winter concert brings music lovers wrapped in puffy ski apparel to the world's most pitch-perfect amphitheater. Headlining, snow or shine, is the fast-emerging West Coast hip-hop duo, lyricist Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis. Opening acts include Major Lazer and the Grouch and Eligh. Fri 7:30 p.m.

City of Angels

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/25/2013 - 3:01pm

Where the real world ends, the reel world begins. As an author works to turn his novel into a movie, and struggles as his producer forces him to make changes, the plot flips around. The characters of this novel-turned-movie react within their fictitious world to the changes being made in their original script. This Tony Award-winning comedic musical shows a slew of hilarious problems that arise when book and movie characters leave their fabricated domains and push against their creators. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. 

 

 

Bearfoot

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 9:17am

Ellie Goulding

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 9:48am

This singer could retire on the fact that she performed her rendition of “Your Song” for the royal wedding at Buckingham Palace, but this is only one of her accomplishments. This British singer’s first released her first indie pop album Lights, that topped the charts, in 2010. Expect to hear hit single “Lights” and other singles from her newest album Halcyon. Fri 9 p.m. 

Diplo

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 10:00am

You didn’t score tickets to Icelantic’s sold-out Winter on the Rocks bash? Hit up the after-party, led by this DJ responsible for M.I.A.’s ubiquitous 2008 smash “Paper Planes.” Since earning a Grammy nomination for that hit, Diplo has since loaned his touch to a slew of remixes and tracks by the likes of Beyoncé, Drake, and Usher. Joining him will be his cohorts from dance production team Major Lazer (creators of last year’s No Doubt single “Push and Shove”) plus Luckyiam, DJ Nykon, and Luck & Lana. Fri 11:30 p.m.