03/2013

Christian van Minnen

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 10:06am

Your skin will crawl after glimpsing these heebie-jeebie-inducing images. Christian Van Minnen’s worka nod to his fascination with natural sciences such as physiology and biologyis known for its shock factor. The Brooklyn artist’s contemporary style is boldly graphic, with surreal content such as distorted faces and grotesque combinations of peculiar objects alongside fleshy body parts. Seek out pieces like “Locus, Focus, Hocus, Pocus” and “Hearthead,” which demonstrate his captivating style. Tue-Fri 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat noon-5 p.m.

World Series of Poker

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 2:51pm

Many of us have made a pit stop in Black Hawk to try and earn some extra cash on our way to the mountains. If you're looking for an excuse to make the side trip, we've got one: For the first time ever, the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will make a circuit stop in Colorado. The Lodge Casino is hosting 12 official ring events, with buy-ins starting at $365.

seen . unseen

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 11:30am

Challenge what's in front of you. This exhibit—part of Denver’s Month of Photography—takes what we see on a daily basis and converts it into the unseen, either through framing or the development process. The talent group of international photographers might just inspire you to see the world a little differently. Days, times vary. 

—Image: Matt Bevirt

 

Other Desert Cities

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 3:40pm

Coming home for the holidays is never easy—a universality that intensifies two-fold in this play centering around the Channing family’s Christmas drama. Uncovering secrets surrounding politics and illness, this play shows the complexity behind every American family; perhaps even helping viewers appreciate their own a little more. Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Eclectic Concerts

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 10:59am

For an assortment of sounds and styles—flutes to guitars, classical to contemporary, a duo to a quartet—come to the Eclectic Concerts and hear music that is just that, eclectic. The two groups playing this week, Folk Ragoût—a Franco-American duo performing classic music from around the world—and the Intermezzo Chamber Players— an alliance of metro-area musicians who perform music from across the centuries like Brahms’ quartet in A minor—fill the intimate stage with their diverse sounds and take part in discussions afterward. Thu 7 p.m.