03/2013

Colors of Spring: Poetic Abstraction

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 9:40am

Immerse yourself in the rich colors and textures of Iranian life. Poetic Abstraction features the work of Iranian-born artist Abbas Khajeaian. Inspired by Persian poetry and philosophy, Khajeaian’s paintings are based on Persian miniatures and the blue, yellow, and purple colors of his native culture. Wed-Sat 1-5 p.m., first and third Fri 4-8 p.m.

Truth or Dare: Folklore & Mythologies

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 11:53am

Enter into the world of once upon a time. The collection of mystical art pieces forces viewers to consider the influence that the supernatural has on everyday life. The fantasy-themed pieces vary stylistically, but all work to reveal a theme of mythological intrigue. Keep an eye out for a surprise release from artist Kidrobot at the event. Fri 6-10 p.m. Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

It’s all here in black and white: 20x13

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 9:46am

Enjoy the nostalgic charm of black and white in the winning entries of Tbellphotographic's photography contest. Twenty images from around the country were chosen by a panel of 13 judges, hence the show’s title: 20x13. Portrait, still life, natural images are unified by the clean lines of black and white. Many of the artists hail from Denver, including Sara Bobeldyk and Fritz Penning. Fri 6-9 p.m., Sat 1-3 p.m.

Date Night: Easter Love

Submitted by Chelsea Long on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 7:15am

Why not learn how to prepare a delicious Easter meal for the family while spending some quality time with your significant other? At Stir Cooking School's date-night class, you'll discover the ins and outs of making arugula and goat cheese soufflés, pan-seared sea bass with Champagne beurre blanc, and lemon-ricotta tiramisù. All that's missing is dyed eggs. Heads up: Classes fill up quickly. If this one does, check out Saturday's Spring Fruit Desserts lesson and add sweetness to any Easter meal. Wed 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Seekers

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Thu, 03/21/2013 - 3:15pm

Welcome to the city of cubes. Artist Jeneve Parrish sketches realist-style images that depict labyrinths of twist and turns. The dimensional portraits are Parrish's large scale exploration of space and light. Check out the geometrical sprawls of varying views of the light saturated images. Fri 6-10 p.m. Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m.

Games

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 9:35am

Jump into a version of Jumanji as you observe traditional, interactive, and electronic games come to life. This multimedia stage performance brings movement to inanimate objects: dancers become a sweep of chess pieces, enact playground games, and embody the mysterious characters of Clue. Through a blend of tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, swing, tango, modern, and hip-hop, this kinetic performance praises playground, board, and video games with a fresh and physical representation.

Lianne La Havas

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 4:27pm

Lianne La Havas should probably start clearing some space on her trophy shelf. The English-born soulful R&B musician has just one full-length album—last year’s Is Your Love Big Enough?—under her belt, but its fresh combo of jazzy vocals, skilled songwriting, and classic guitar have already helped her rake in such accolades as iTunes 2012 Album of the Year and nominations for the Mercury Prize and BBC’s Sound of 2012. La Havas' opening act is somber blues crooner, and fellow Sound of 2012 nominee, Jamie N Commons. Fri 8:30 p.m. 

Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 2:51pm

Witness a visceral yet elegant story about equality and human rights as told though dance by the Colorado Ballet. Follow one Holocaust survivor’s journey in this contemporary ballet set to music composed by Philip Glass, Arvo Part, and others. Through original choreography, Light demonstrates the strength of the human spirit even in the face of discrimination and hardship. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Cave Singers

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 10:54am

They haven't been together long, but the Cave Singers are making up for lost time with their ever-evolving folk style. After the release of their decorated debut album Invitation Songs, the Seattle group put its mark on today's alternative music scenery. The band brings it's unique allure with Pollens, the night's opening act. Fri 9 p.m.