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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explore the history of the longest continuous commercial street in the United States—Colfax Avenue—with this traveling exhibit. Fifty pieces are on display; some are historical, while others celebrate the urban grittiness of the thoroughfare. Don't miss the Month of Photography Denver reception on Friday, March 22, or the artist and juror talks on Saturday, March 23.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.