02/2013

Semblance

Submitted by Lara Herrington on Wed, 12/05/2012 - 1:09pm

Where does the thin line between the real and the imagined lie? Artist Janaina Tschäpe’s paintings of mosaics and circles look abstract at first glance, but look again, and you'll see recognizable images beyond the paint blobs. Artist Neil Chowdhury photographs people’s interactions with their everyday environments; these photographs depict realistic events, but they attempt to question reality and confuse the viewer. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 12 p.m.-5 p.m. 

Colorado Environmental Film Festival

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:13pm

Inspiring audiences into action, this event celebrates the power of film to create an awareness of the world's environmental problems. Subjects addressed in these international films include the co-existence of ranchers and coyotes in the film Wild Things, and the abuse of energy in Luciano. Thu-Sun, times vary. 

Wine Paired Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:00am

Our city's website dedicated to all things booze, Denver Off the Wagon, is turning two. In celebration, sommelier—and Off the Wagon writer—Max Koepke will lead guests through a six-course Colorado wine-paired dinner. Courses include truffle fries paired with a Colorado sparkling wine, duck rice pudding paired with Two Rivers Colorado Syrah, and meat loaf paired with Bookcliff Vineyards Cabernet. Thu 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Focus on Japanese Cinema

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 02/15/2013 - 4:06pm

Take a four-day vacation to Japan without leaving Colorado in this event focused on striking moments in Japanese cinema. Highlights include a new film by Japanese horror film master Kiyoshi Kurosawa and director Kaneto Shindo’s last film ever made, Postcard. Thu-Sun, times vary.

Aspen Laff Festival

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:06pm

Spend the day on the slopes and the evening on the floor as Aspen hosts these falling-out-of-your-chair funny comedians during their three-day comedy extravaganza. With headliners such as Nick Griffin, Tammy Pescatelli, Robert Hawkins, and Bobby Slayton, this year is lining up to be the best yet. Comedians will participate in humorous panels such as Congress and Lady Parts and Elective Surgery. Star of the FOX series Titus, Christopher Titus will close out the festival. Thu-Sun, times varied.