04/2013

21st Century DNA

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 12:53pm

Passion, sacrifice, and culture: three disjointed concepts that find unity in Denver-based artist Xi Zhang’s latest exhibit. Look for the acrylic piece Angry Bird, featuring characters from the popular video game. It is just one of the many satirical statements Zhang makes on today’s modern dependence on technology. Thu-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Lore

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Thu, 03/28/2013 - 3:23pm

Turning the typical World War II plot on its head, this film tells the story of five German siblings left to fend for themselves in the wake of the Allied victory. After their Nazi parents are arrested, 14-year-old Lore leads her siblings hundreds of miles across war-ravaged Germany to reach their grandmother. After a childhood inundated with Nazi propaganda, Lore struggles to accept another refuge, Thomas, when she learns of his Jewish heritage. Thu 2 p.m.

Thirsty Thursday

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:37am

Join an official bar hopping tour where education is—almost—as important as the beverages. Experience three downtown Boulder bars and learn the art of a well-crafted cocktail from top mixologists such as Bryan Dayton of Oak at Fourteenth. Participants will walk to and from each location. Thu 3-5:30 p.m.

Rodeo All-Star Weekend

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 8:20pm

Trade in your ski boots and dust off your cowboy boots. Rodeo stars from around the country tow their trailers to Denver to kick up dust riding bareback, mutton bustin', and bull riding for a shot at a $140,000 prize. Outside the arena, stop by the Grizzly Rose for weekend's kickoff party, chow down with riders at the breakfast of champions, and take in the hottest western wear at the fashion show. Thu-Sat, times vary. 

Upstream Color

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 12:20pm

A young woman named Kris is drugged and kidnapped by a man who brainwashes her with organic material from a specific type of orchid. She later meets and falls in love with a man named Jeff, and they realize—not through dialogue, but through shared scars, thoughts, and memories—that he may have been subjected to the same treatment.

Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 7:13pm

The raunchy Fifty Shades of Grey book trilogy is back...as a musical. Combine all the naughty plot lines from the tale of an average college student tangled in the lustful world of billionaire Christian Grey with a Saturday Night Live meets Chippendales sketch-style comedy. Don't think it will be any less dirty than the pages of the E.L. James novel, it just adds a few risqué showtunes.

Singletrack High

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:23am

Everyone remembers the age where riding your bike suddenly isn’t cool. But the biking never stops for hundreds of student-athletes of the NorCal High School Mountain Bike League. Each spring they spend six weekends racing down mountains and tearing across the pavement. This film’s Colorado premiere is presented by the Colorado High School Cycling League, and all proceeds will benefit the league. Thu 7 p.m.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 03/25/2013 - 12:05pm

“Hey, good lookin', Whatcha got cookin'?” croons Williams in his Grammy Hall of Fame tune, “Hey Good Lookin.’” Now, see what’s cookin' on stage: enjoy this biographical musical—which features more than 20 of Williams’ hit songs—as you observe the narrative of this exalted 1940s and ’50s singer-songwriter. Williams had a monumental influence on country music’s musicians and tunes and has inspired a variety of renowned performers—such as Bob Dylan and Norah Jones—who cover his songs.

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Submitted by Elliott Johnston on Sun, 03/31/2013 - 10:54am

To many, the ukulele is a silly instrument, the gimmick of novelty acts rather than a tool for serious musicians. Not in the hands of the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. One minute, the group of well-dressed, virtuosic Brits are playing intricate, sophisticated classical tunes; the next, they're plucking a Nirvana cover or the theme song from The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It's no wonder they've charmed concertgoers around the globe. Thu 7:30 p.m.

The Airborne Toxic Event

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 3:17pm

Borrowed from Don Delillo’s novel White Noise, the “airborne toxic event” is a dark haze that foreshadows death. In paradox, the Airborne Toxic Event is full of vitality. The band launches its tour with the release of a four-song EP, the Secret. Singer-songwriter Mikel Jollett fronts the indie rock band, which includes drummer Daren Taylor, bassist Noah Harmon, keyboardist Steven Chen, and viola player Anna Bulbrook.

Spiritualized

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 03/29/2013 - 1:19pm

Come watch the mellow and hypnotizing performance of this psychedelic space rock band. The musician's lyrics and harmony will lead you through a thought-provoking journey. Singer and guitarist Jason Pierce is the front man for Spiritualized, an alternative and symphonic rock band from the U.K. The band has evolved continuously—gaining and losing band members—since its start-up in 1990. The 2012 album release, Sweet Heart Sweet Light, delivers melodic and transcendental experimental songs fused with electronic renderings and gospel hymns. Thu 8 p.m.