02/2013

Dylan Fox International Landscapes

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:20am

Sunsets and autumn leaves are natural occurrences that can be overlooked, but Dylan Fox’s photographs help us remember their beauty in his photographs. Traveling the world with his camera, Fox emphasizes the vivid colors and movements found in each environment he captures. Images include some of Australia's natural wonders like an electric storm over the beaches in Perth and an ancient tree in Victoria. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

 

Molly Brown: Biography of a Changing Nation

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 9:57am

The early 1900s were a time of intensity and turbulence—two words that can also describe the rambunctious personality of Molly Brown. Immerse yourself in the culture and politics of her world in this display of artifacts and photographs from the progressive era including industrialization and women’s rights. Highlights include flapper dresses and vintage photographs of suffragettes. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Sun noon-3:30 p.m.

 

Museum of Broken Relationships

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 1:49pm

Ironically opening on Valentine’s Day, this traveling exhibition has come to Boulder from Croatia to display what happens to previously-loved objects of relationships once those bonds are broken. From precious stones to garden gnomes, this display hopes to find the beauty in breakups, creating a collective social document of lost love. Tue-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Boulder International Film Festival

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:43pm

The best of independent filmmaking decend on Boulder for what MovieMaker once named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals." The schedule of films has yet to be released, but by the standards set last year, there won't be any lineup dissapointment. In 2012, the BIFF screened five Academy Award nominated films: Monsieur Lazhar, Incident in New Baghdad, Pentecost, Raju, and Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.

Valentine's Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 12:43pm

The Flamenco, a passionate Spanish dance ranging from graceful to fierce, serves as inspiration this Valentine's day. Chef Rachel Kesley prepares a vegetarian (vegan optional), Spanish wine-paired, five-course dinner. Like the dance, each course features an artful presentation. The finale is a shared vegan flan with strawberry caramel sauce, churro, and spiced Spanish hot cocoa paired with Madeira wine (a traditional apéritif). Thu, times vary.

Boulder International Film Festival

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 12:01pm

Movie buffs: Head west for the Boulder International Film Festival and a jam-packed weekend of 47 film screenings. Mix it up by attending workshops, parties, and filmmaker Q&A sessions. Don't miss the awards ceremony Sunday night, when Easy Rider star Peter Fonda will be honored with the Pinnacle Award.

Movie and a Martini: Casablanca

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 9:26am

Trade the chocolate and candy hearts for a more grown-up Valentine's Day treat. Sip on a classic martini cocktail and settle in to watch the iconic love story of Casablanca, starring old Hollywood favorites Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman.  Thu 5:30.

 

Around Town: Valentine's Dinner Roundup

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 9:29am

Forgot to secure Valentine's dinner reservations?  Fear not, romantic dinners will be taking place across the city; selecting only one will be the challenge. Opus Fine Dining is featuring a four-course aphrodisiac menu—including Kumamoto oysters; while vegetarian restaurant, WaterCourse Food's dishes take on a Spanish flair (diners will commence a six-course dinner with stuffed piquillo peppers paired with a Kila Cava Brut).

Valentine's Day at Wystone's World Teas

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:08pm

Valentine's Day can be overpriced and overhyped—everything that a good cup of tea is not. Bring your date for a relaxed meal by Wystone's World Teas chef Lee Reitz, renowned for his tea-infused and -inspired creations. The one-night-only menu includes tea-smoked chicken rillettes with pecan and borsin cheese; crab-stuffed cremini mushrooms; smoked trout-filled artichoke hearts: and dark chocolate-dipped strawberries, along with other sinfully delicious desserts. You'll also enjoy a glass of champagne and a concert by Lynn Skinner.

Alix Evendorff and Vrba

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 2:45pm

Get swallowed up by color at the gallery show featuring abstract, texture-driven artists Alix Evendorff and Vrba. Evendorff’s smooth, ethereal paintings are centered on the emotional impact different colors and forms evoke. These works pair perfectly with Vrba’s fluid masterpieces. By using certain techniques, like pouring paint, Vrba achieves elegant, blended paintings that seem to melt off the canvas. Thu noon-6 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-6 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m. 

 

Paco Peña's "Flamenco Vivo!"

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sun, 02/10/2013 - 8:19pm

Point number one: There are few musical forms more passionate than flamenco. Point number two: There are few musicians more qualified to bring both modern and traditional versions of the traditional Spanish song and dance to the stage than composer and guitarist Paco Peña. Point number three: There are few nights more apt for this performance than Valentine's Day. Conclusion: Give your special someone a romantic night out filled with worldly flare by sharing it with Peña, elegant dancers, and intricate guitar work. Thu 7:30 p.m.

Marcia Ball

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 1:38pm

Introduce a little southern rhythm to Valentine's Day when this 40-year music veteran hits the stage stirring up her own mixture of blues, rock ’n’ roll, and classic ballads. Hailing from Texas and Louisiana, Marcia Ball's roadhouse sound has garnered her five Grammy award nominations and praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, “Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth.” Listen for tracks from her 15th solo album, Roadside Attractions, with lyrics reminiscing about life on the road. Thu 7:30 p.m.

Most Romantic Classics

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:33am

Surprise your loved one this year with an evening of music. Enjoy the beautiful musical talents of the Colorado Symphony on the most romantic night of the year. Conducted by Scott O’Neil, relax during their performance of surprise classic love songs. Thu 7:30 p.m.

 

Carrie Underwood

Submitted by Kelsey Colt on Mon, 12/10/2012 - 9:25am

With 14 million albums sold worldwide and five Grammys it’s hard to believe this star was discovered on American Idol. Since winning in 2005, she has amazed the nation with her powerful vocals and country hits. Hear her newest top selling album Blown Away, that has mutiple hit singles like “Good Girl” and “Two Black Cadillacs.” Thu 7:30 p.m.

DeVotchKa

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 02/11/2013 - 10:36am

This native Denver quartet leaped into the big leagues when it composed the poignant score for Little Miss Sunshine. While the film went on to Oscar glory, the band’s multi-instrumental soundtrack—featuring its cadre of guitars, piano, violin, and accordion among others—earned a Grammy nomination. The group’s latest release was recorded live with a full, 60-piece orchestra from the Colorado Symphony serving as the back-up band on grandiose, rock-meets-classical tracks. The show doubles as a benefit for the Bonfils Blood Center. Thu 8 p.m.