03/2013

Denver March Powwow

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:11pm

Let the drums be your guide. The spirit-filled weekend welcomes an array of vibrant dance styles and regalia—you'll see intricate headdresses woven of porcupine and deer hair and topped with eagle feathers, and colorful fabrics with adornments of animal bones, beads, and fur. With 1,600 dancers expected to attend, this powwow congregates nearly 100 tribes from 38 states and three Canadian provinces. Fri-Sun times vary.

 

 

Jefferson's Bible

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:28pm

When he wasn’t busy serving as president of the United States or writing the Constitution, Thomas Jefferson spent his spare time writing his own Bible. Come see this rare 1820s document—on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History—which reveals exceptional insights into the moral and religious beliefs of one of our Founding Fathers. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.

 

FLOW

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 12:53pm

While a brush is the weapon of choice for most painters, Lyudmila Agrich instead picks up the palette knife when she constructs many of her textured paintings. With bold colors—such as teals, crimsons, and canary yellows—and confident strokes, Agrich aims to capture quite moments in everyday life. Be it a depiction of a quaint landscape or cozy snapshot at a café, she attempts to convey universal emotions with her art. Originally from Russia, this contemporary—and at times abstract—artist now finds inspiration from the people and places in her new home of Denver.

Daydreams of Reality

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 9:49pm
The dream state meets the state of actuality in this sensation evoking exhibit. Denver photographers Andrej Milas and Sharif Youssef strive to capture beauty in unlikely places. Check out Milas’ bold landscapes in addition to the strikingly personal portraits of his subjects. Or, view the unique tilted perspective that Youssef utilizes to frame his subjects. Paired together the works compose a dynamic body of work that focus viewers' attention on many of the unnoticed beauty of our world. Daily 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:23am

Playwright and performer Herbert Siguenza brings artist Pablo Picasso to life in his live-action painting, one-man performance. Siguenza, of the Latino comedy troupe Culture Clash, depicts one weekend of Picasso’s life at the height of his career in the late 1960s. (Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.)

Melisa Ferrick

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 1:39pm

Discover Melisa Ferrick's independent spirit and music in this concert highlighting her acoustic-heavy sound in an intimate setting. Instruments like the drum and cello will accompany Ferrick’s musky voice in her performance of songs from her newest album The Truth Is and popular tunes from her 16 previous records. Fri 7 p.m.

 

U.S. Men's Soccer World Cup Qualifier

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 9:38am

For the U.S. men's national team, the path to Brazil begins in Denver. If the red, white, and blue hopes to make its way into the 2014 World Cup's field of 32, a win on Colorado soil against Costa Rica is critical. A February loss to Honduras in the first qualifying match sets them back in the group standings, but plenty of time remains for coach Jurgen Klinsmann and his players to rally back ahead of the fray. Tickets may be tough to come by but keep digging and get the chance cheer on Team U.S.A. Fri 8 p.m.

 

Calling All Dawns

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:57am

If you missed the previous Calling All Dawns performances (which debuted to sell-out crowds and standing ovations), here's your chance to catch an encore. A collaboration between Musica Sacra Chamber OrchestraFairview High School, and Kim Robards Dance, the show is staged in three movements—day, night, and dawn—which correspond to the cycles of life, death, and rebirth.

See-I and Toubab Krewe

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:35am

Residents of Washington, D.C. by way of the Caribbean, brothers Rootz and Zeebo founded reggae group See-I in the late ’80s. The band’s signature reggae sounds are peppered with hip-hop and groove influences, often assisted by frequent collaborations with members of electronic group Thievery Corporation, who will be sharing the stage during the show. Also co-headlining the evening is instrumental group Toubab Krewe, which sends traditional African music through a soulful, funk-influenced jam-band filter. Fri 9 p.m.