03/2013

America Framed: Pioneers in Fine Art and Photography

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 12:20pm

Part of the Denver Jewish Film Festival, this exhibit explores the artistic relationship between photography, painting, and film. Don't miss featured photographs from Walter Rosenblum, famous for capturing the vibrant spirit of America in the 1980s. Mon- Sat 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

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Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 1:09pm

Love in the time of commercialism. Short story author George Saunders, of MacArthur “Genius” Award and New Yorker fame, provides the plotline for this futuristic tale, while director Seth Bockley imposes his expert adaptation. The science-fiction production centers on a group of teenagers, raised as human testers of commercial products. The allegory comments on corporations and consumerism while maintaining elements of innocence and self-discovery. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.

Arctic Impressions: Iceland

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 10:31am

Come witness the beauty of the Arctic tundra—no parka or snowshoes required. Landscape photographers Evan Anderman and Eliot Porter take you on a journey north with artwork that includes aerial images of Iceland by Anderman and dye-transfer (a type of photographic development process) prints of indigenous plants by Porter. Both collections of work capture the natural beauty of Iceland through the range of subjects depicted, from different colors of moss to majestic glaciers. Thu noon-6 p.m.

 

 

A Place at the Table

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:14pm

Despite the fact that America is one of the world's richest nations, 50 million people (in other words: one in four kids) in the United States suffer from hunger. A Place at the Table offers a look into the lives of three people who live from one meal to the next.

Dazzling and Rally

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:11pm

Transgendered pageants and Ku Klux Klan rallies couldn't be less connected, but they are both found in photographer Sonja Rieger’s newest show, which questions the notions of race, sexuality, and transition. Featured works include black-and-white images inside a transgendered beauty pageant changing room and striking stills of a 1970s KKK rally. Thu-Sat 1-6 p.m.

 

In the Mood

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 12:51pm

After 20 years of performing and touring, this old school traveling musical caravan proves to be as timeless as the songs it performs. The cast dons patriotic colors and authentic clothing designs from the ’40s as they sing favorite throwbacks like the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Glenn Miller and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters. Expect swing-era footwork and the jazzy musings of the show’s orchestra, the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. Fri 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

West of Memphis

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 9:24am

In 1993, three young boys were murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas. But there were other victims of this horrible crime: the three men wrongfully imprisoned for the murders. Written and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg, and produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, this documentary reveals the 18-year-long fight to save three innocent men from death row. Daily 4:30 p.m., 8 p.m.

Greedy Lying Bastards

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:21pm

Sorry ladies—despite the title this documentary has nothing to do with your ex. In this hard-hitting investigational piece, director Craig Scott Rosebraugh focuses on big oil’s influence in politics, and the subsequent impact it has on environmental regulation. Daily, times vary. 

 

Dine and Be Rewarded

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 12:23pm

Dining out is usually a reward in itself. This month, Park Meadows shopping area provides a bonus. For every $75 spent at a Park Meadows restaurant—including Thai Basil, Earl's Kitchen & Bar, and Yard House—a $25 Shop Etc. gift card is awarded back to the patron for use on a return visit. Go ahead, treat yourself. Daily, times vary.

So Much Beauty, In My Compost

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 4:15pm

You'll think differently about your compost bin after this exhibit. Artist Dennis Rousel elevates the concept of waste in his prints of everyday items. The simple photos demonstrate the theme of the deterioration by creating beauty in images of decomposing food. See one man's trash become another's treasure in images such as "Apple Cores" and "Deconstructed Turnip." Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat noon-4 p.m.

Collin Parson and William Manke

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 12:58pm

Denver locals Collin Parson and William Manke team up to explore the basic concepts of light, shape, and sound. Manke’s sound installations coordinate with Parson’s series of colored-gel light boxes in a joint effort to replicate natural light in a uniform, geometric setting. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

 

Passion Pit

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 4:19pm

From their first EP to a multitude of successful albums, this indie band has stayed true to its synthetic-heavy music. Their newest record Gossamer maintains an experimental presence while dabbling with R&B sounds in tracks like “Cry Like a Ghost” and “Constant Conversations.” Look for both of these songs at the show, along with opener Matt & Kim’s highly energetic tunes. Fri 7:30 p.m. 

The Pitmen Painters

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 12:07pm

In 1934, a group of miners in Northern England took part in a mind-opening cultural enrichment program: They learned to paint. Their works depicted the laborers' everyday lives, from working in dark mines to enjoying off-duty pleasures like dog racing. Soon these unexpected artists were being lauded by wealthy collectors and fellow creators. From the the author of Billy Elliot comes a story about who makes art and why it matters. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Miners Alley Playhouse

Drinks & Ink

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 02/26/2013 - 11:43am

From providing liquid courage to the numbing benefits imparted on tingling nerves, a shot at the bar is a long-time companion to fresh ink. Tuaca and Inked magazine team up—making the connection official—to sponsor a bar competition of the boldest shot made with the vanilla citrus liqueur. Six local—and tattooed—bartenders face off in hopes of earning the ultimate honor of showcasing their body art within Inked magazine.

Otis Taylor

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:55am

Come see this Boulder-based blues singer in his solo acoustic concert, celebrating his latest album My World is Gone. Released February 12, 2013, this is Otis Taylor’s 13th album. Inspired by a wide array of sounds—from African to Appalachian—this album poetically provides a social commentary on recent issues with songs such as “Sand Creek Massacre Mourning,” and “Coming with Crosses.” Fri 8 p.m.

 

She Is...

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:14am

Contemplate the virtues of womanhood with this contemporary stage performance. Inspired by stories of individuals from the local community, She is…captures the feminine experience through movement, and confronts social constructs that surround women today. Proceeds benefit the Schiff Dance Collective, a nonprofit dance organization that choreographs pieces that strengthen and encourage the community. Fri-Sat 8-9 p.m.  

 

Audio Kicks

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 11:51am

Experience the fusion of visual and performing arts with this experimental trifecta performance: a blend of audio, photography, and theatrical works. Jennifer Davidson’s photographs kick-off part one, followed by an addition of audio recordings—inspired by the photos—created by 10 various artists. The third and final part adds a live performance choreographed by 3rd Law Dance/Theatre. Fri-Sat 8-9 p.m.

 

Tracy Lawrence

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 4:22pm

Put on your cowboy boots and get ready to honky tonk at this show featuring country music legend Tracey Lawrence. Listen for songs off his latest greatest hits album like the twangy ballad “Paint Me a Birmingham,” all while enjoying a front row experience at this country-western saloon. Fri 10 p.m.