03/2013

Rocky Mountain Thyagaraja Utsavam

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 5:51pm

Saint Thyagaraja is considered one of the greatest South Indian composers in history, writing hundreds of pieces during the 18th and 19th centuries and helping Carnatic music become one of his homeland's most renowned cultural hallmarks. During this annual festival, professional performers and local participants—some competing for prizes—will pay homage to Thyagaraja's legacy and Carnatic traditions with vocal, instrumental, and dance performances. Can’t make it?

Bunny Bolt 5K/10K

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:01am

Make like the Easter Bunny and hop, or run, through City Park. In addition to the 5K and 10K runs, events include a 1K Rabbit Rush, an Easter Egg Hunt, and pictures with the actual Easter Bunny for the kids. Proceeds benefit Action for Amyloidosis, which is raising awareness for the life-threatening disease that affects major organs. Sat 9 a.m. 

Bunny Express Train

Submitted by Paige DePaolis on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 10:41am

Hop aboard the Bunny Express at the Colorado Railroad Museum’s annual Easter-themed train ride. Enjoy spring-inspired treats and remember to snag a photo of the kids with the Easter bunny. Enjoy all these festivities in the vintage passenger coach then stop by the museum’s homage to old-fashioned locomotives. Sat 9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.

Denver Rock & Roll Pub Crawl

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 1:59pm

Put on your walking shoes and get ready to rock. This inaugural, mobile bash shepherds attendees to five different venues to watch five bands in just four hours. The action kicks off at Casselman’s Bar and Venue before traipsing to four other downtown watering holes, including Scruffy Murphy’s, the Meadowlark, and the Retro Room. Partiers then return to Casselman’s for the evening’s main attractions, a CD release show for local rockers the Driftin’ Suns. Register early, as admission increases after Feb. 15. Sat 3 p.m.

 

 

Erykah Badu

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sun, 03/24/2013 - 9:08am

Neo-soul icon Erykah Badu's first album, Baduizm, brought fierce integrity and streetwise grit to the R&B landscape. The singer's bluesy phrasings reminded listeners of classic jazz vocalists while also offering heavy hip-hop beats and a modern take on female liberation. See Badu perform 1997's Baduizm in its entirety. Sat 7 p.m.

Don Giovanni

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 10:08am

Italian culture is revered for its romance. Composed by Mozart in the 18th century, this opera tells the satirical story of a romantic extreme: a young Italian nobleman who hoodwinks and lures women into licentious acts. The story is a blend of comedy, melodrama, and paranormal elements, and is reset in 195os Italy. As you enjoy the instrumentation and vocal performance, find out if Giovanni continues to seduce women or if a supernatural being puts an end to his immoral path. Sat 7:30 p.m.; Tue 7:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 

Text-a-Saurus

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Sat, 03/23/2013 - 9:27pm

San Francisco comic Chris Garcia (pictured) joins locals Bobby Crane and Ben Roy for a night of side-splitting improv. The premise: In act one, each performer takes the stage for a short set. Audience members then text topics they want that comic to improvise about in act two. Act three is a speed round to burn through all the unused texts. Past shows have covered everything from "hipster royalty" to "Narnia porn."