Get a feel for true Chicano art at this celebratory exhibition. The installment commemorates significant artists from Denver's Chicano community for their cultural and artistic contributions. Maruca Salazar curates the collection with a goal set on capturing the legendary nature of the Chicano movement in Colorado. Expect vibrant colors and local identity-driven pieces at this glimpse into the triumphant success of a generation of Chicano artists. Contributing artists include Stevon Lucero, Emanuel Martinez, and Carlos Sandoval. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.
It's a beach day! As Iris' family breaks out of the Bronx for a day in the sand, her dad tells everyone to only bring necessities into the packed car. But, as baskets, blankets, and food for the entire beach is piled in, Iris sneaks in a stowaway. This sing-songy play—based on the book by Sesame Street's "Maria," Sonia Manzano—follows Iris' families mishaps on the way before a beach rule the entire trip, "No Dogs Allowed." Tue-Fri 10 a.m., noon; Sat 11 a.m., 1 p.m.
A cup of soup adds warmth on even the coldest night. This benefit delivers that comfort twice over; first as guests enjoy the ladle-fulls of gourmet soups, and again as proceeds benefit Porter Hospice, St. Anthony Hospice, and the Butterfly Program in Denver. Chefs donating their time read like the who’s who in the restaurant community, including Tyler Wiard (a 2012 Top Chef contestant) of Elway’s Cherry Creek, Alex Seidel of Fruition, and Max MacKissock of the Squeaky Bean. Thu 5:30-9 p.m.
Attend the ultimate cocktail party: good food, good drink, and a good cause. Top Denver restaurants including Linger, Il Posto, and Root Down join forces with area wineries and breweries like New Belgium Brewery and Strange Brewing Company to create a memorable evening. Enjoy live entertainment and live auction. Proceeds benefit the Adoption Exchange. Sun 6-9 p.m.
Jam out to Colorado Symphony’s performance, From Bach…To Rock, and wait for the pop-up performances to catch you off guard. Live demonstrations include textile painting from visual and performing artist Maxmillian Shiffman and a romantic fire duet from Holly G and Swayze of the Illuminated Arts performers, a group specializing in fire arts and aerial dancing. Sip cocktails from Drambuie and nibble a variety of hors d’oeuvres provided by El Camino, the Shoppe, iFish, and Denver Pizza Co.
This electronica producer has spent much of the last decade criss-crossing the country soaking up the local music scenes of San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, and his current home, Brooklyn. The result? An eclectic repertoire of electronic music that blends everything from dubstep and hip-hop to jazz and funk. Expect your head to nod to the synthesized rhythms and melodies from his newest release, Shark Wolf Rabbit Snake. Opening acts include locally based beatmakers OG Status, Samples, and VS. Thu 9 p.m.