03/2013

St. Patrick's Day Art Camp

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:21am

Kids can let their inner Picasso out during a day of some leprechaun-inspired art. In honor of the Irish holiday, sign the tykes up for two different St. Patty’s-themed classes: Kids can get their hands dirty making clay replicas of the little green lad or get colorful with rainbow canvas paintings. Thu-Fri 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Time Capsule

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 10:43am

This isn't your typical high school time capsule. As part of Denver's Month of Photography, 32 artists join forces for this project focused on the creative and contemporary influences on their craft. The goal: to capture the essence of the “here and now” through a body of work that encompasses aspects such as technology, culture, and art that are relevant in our lives today. The collection includes a range of styles, from abstract images of color smears and contrived lighting to intimately realist portraits of the photo's subjects. Thu noon-6 p.m. Fri noon-9 p.m. Sat noon-6 p.m.

Cocktails for a Cure

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:09am

Grab your girlfriends and head out for the ultimate ladies night. This women's only event spotlights top local mixologists—including Sean Kenyon of William & Graham Speak Easy, Allison Anderson of Frasca Food and Wine, and James Lee of The Bitter Bar—as they serve up craft cocktails to compliment passed hors d'oeuvres. Guests can also enjoy a silent and a live auction. Proceeds benefit the University of Colorado Cancer Center Fund. Thu 6-9 p.m.

Foundations of Aromatherapy

Submitted by Jae Drouilhet on Thu, 01/17/2013 - 1:22pm

Oils and herbs are for more than just cooking and seasoning. In this four-class series with herbologist and massuse Kim Thompson, you will learn application methods, oil blends, perfume and elixer making, and more. The use of essential oils can be a gentle, yet powerful, way to support full-body health, and this class will give you the tools you need to use them effectively. Thu 6:30 p.m.

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 3:48pm

Film and photography intertwine in this documentary tracking a photographer’s artistic process. Shot over the span of more than three years, photographer Gregory Crewdson reveals the cinematic process he uses—elaborately staging scenes, working with lighting and special effects, and incorporating members of the actual neighborhoods he shoots in—to create his surreal photographs about American families, homes, and neighborhoods. Thu 7 p.m.; Fri 8:30 p.m.; Sat 12:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

 

Unbounded: Breaking the Chains of Modern Slavery

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 4:03pm

When people hear the word "slavery," they often think of a barbaric practice that ended many decades ago. In fact, the number of people enslaved today (estimated to be between 12 and 27 million) is the highest in human history; many of the modern-day victims are women and children who have been pulled into the sex trafficking industry. Unbounded uses the music, images, and historical narratives of Jewish and African-American slavery to bring awareness to those who still suffer today.

The Malah

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 10:40am

Though the Malah has built a reputation on its trance-like electronic music, the trio—which recently moved to Colorado from Greenville, South Carolina—composes an eclectic hybrid of genres. Classic funk guitar strumming often builds atop groovy bass lines, ambient electronic flourishes, and kicking drums to create the trio’s signature spacey-meets-jam-band sound, evidenced on newest release, Light Forms. Fort Collins reggae troupe DubSkin will also hit the stage. Thu 9 p.m.