04/2013

Edgar Degas: The Private Impressionist

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 04/11/2013 - 12:37pm

Discover Edgar Degas far removed from his famous ballerina paintings. Displaying a more diverse selection of this impressionist’s portfolio, the exhibit includes sketches of friends and family, along with early drawings and self-portraits. Pieces from Paul Cézanne and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec round out the show. Tue-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Building Bridges 2013 Gala

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:31pm

Weave your way through vibrant rows of an authentic Guatemalan market, taste Latin cuisine, and move to live marimba performed by local musician Jim Theobold. The market’s crafts are the plume of the room: colorful and hand-woven textiles, shoulder bags, and scarves—some of which have undergone an all natural die process—beaded jewelry, and bushels of flowers. Proceeds benefit Friendship Bridge, a nonprofit that provides micro-loans and education to rural Guatemalan women, enabling them to become active investors and business leaders in their communities. Thu 6-9 p.m.

 

A World of Taste: Vietnam

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 5:00pm

Learn to create the classic Vietnamese noodle soup—pho—at home. This culinary journey explores the fresh, savory, and spicy cuisine of Southeast Asian, Vietnam. Students will learn classics such as spring rolls, fried calamari, and nuoc cham (dipping sauce), in addition to oxtail and beef pho. Thu 6-9:30 p.m.

Fashion and Wine of the Americas

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:08pm

Taste the flavors of the land and cultures of las Américas. As you sip North and South American red and white wine—from Colorado, California, Argentina and Chile—George Martinez, president of the Museo de las Americas’ board of trustees, will provide insight to the wines’ cultivation. Following the tasting, enjoy traditional Latin American dance performances from a Fiesta Colorado duo and a runway show featuring fashions from local designers Carol Mier, Joel Parada, and Meghan Throckmorton.

Breakfast of Champions Beer Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 10:10am

An ode to American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, this beer-paired dinner earns it moniker from one of Vonnegut's best sellers, Breakfast of Champions. In addition to breakfast fare—including Colorado fingerling potato and Tender Belly braised pork cheek hash—the menu features a special Novo coffee-infused lager. The brew—dubbed Kurt's Mile High—is derived from a recipe developed by Vonnegut's brewer grandfather and was gifted to Wynkoop Brewing Company by the writer himself. Thu 6:30 p.m.

Glass Half Full

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 3:03pm

Assist upcoming scholars as you dance and dine. Delight in a live performance from the folk-fused pop, jazz, and Americana music of Mezzo Mestizo, a local acoustic trio. Enjoy pairing wine with an eclectic variety of edibles from Root Down, Table 6, Sushi Hai, and D Bar Desserts. Don’t miss the silent and live auctions with prizes, including a 1965 Mercedes 300SE Convertible and a Karoo Collection South African ostrich leather handbag. Proceeds benefit Greenhouse Scholars and its mission to provide fiscal and personal support to low-income college students. Thu 6 - 9:30 p.m.

 

Guys and Dolls

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:25pm

Head back to the roaring twenties with this musical featuring a gang of memorable characters from New York City’s crime-filled underworld. Sarah Brown, a woman intent on cleaning up the trouble that’s been brewing around Times Square, gets whisked away when she meets Sky Masterson, just the troublesome type of man she was out to reform. This 11-time Tony Award-winning classic is filled with Broadway hits such as “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin the Boat.” Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

Charlie Parr

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:06am

Following in the grand folk and bluegrass tradition, this Minnesota-based singer-songwriter’s tunes are like musical stories—and their creation is often an interesting story on its own. Parr’s latest album, Barnswallow, continues that trajectory, recalling tales of his Midwestern roots via his soulfully gruff voice and his trusty guitar (and on occasion, a 12-string guitar and banjo). Opening are local folk rock acts Gun Street Ghost and Al Trout. Thu 9:30 p.m.