04/2013

World Wide Antique Show

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:34pm

Muse over anecdotes of history as you explore a maze of antique wares. European and American 19th and 20th century retro, vintage, and collectible furnishings are planted throughout this collection of recyclables. Poke through adornments and gadgets—everything from children’s toys and signs to jewelry and medical equipment. Discover the missing pegs in your home’s décor with finds from nightstands to breakfast tables. Fix-up and wipe-down these sentimental pieces of the past and enjoy them in the present. Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-  6 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-  5 p.m.

 

Women's Wellness Retreat

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 2:41pm

Learn tips to keep yourself healthy for years to come in a mere weekend. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is hosting a retreat to educate women on sustaining physical and mental health. Classes and seminars include a session on how to be "financially fit" and another on how certain hormones effect overall well-being. Bring a friend to get a two-person package, which includes group activities, seminars, meals, and a room for two nights. The weekend is sponsored by Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. Fri noon - Sun noon.

Room 237

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 9:58am

Enter the Stanley Hotel from a different perspective via Rodney Ascher's new award-winning documentary detailing The Shining. Room 237 provides a complex and analytical look into one of the more controversial films in American cinema by showing archival footage during Stanley Kubrick's production as well as contemporary insights into some subliminal messages and subtleties carried through the film. Divided into nine sections, the documentary weaves through the essential themes that have made Kubrick's film an enduring classic. Daily 4:40 p.m.-9:50 p.m.

DAM Uncorked

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:49am

This two-day fundraiser merges two of life's greatest pleasures: art and wine. Events include a Friday night tasting—where guests can enjoy nibbles from Kevin Taylor Catering while utilizing tasting guides to learn more about the wine in their glass. The Saturday evening sit-down dinner and auction features a chance to take home vacation packages and rare wines. Guests are able to mingle amongst works of art at both events. Proceeds benefit the Denver Art Museum (DAM). Fri-Sat, times vary.

Arcadia

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:27am

Sometimes the past and present collide in mysterious ways. Set in Sidley Park, an English country house, this play follows the house’s occupants in  the 1800s and in the present, exploring the links between generations and time's hidden secrets. Written in 1993 by Tom Stoppard, famous British playwright and author of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, the play is hailed by critics as his finest work. Fri-Sat 7 p.m.

Into the Within

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 12:43pm

Let your wild side loose at this multimedia exhibit focusing on the natural world around us. Artists Jean Albus and Norman Broomhall (a Colorado native) take viewers on a journey through trees, deserts, and river valleys with their photographs and sculptures. The goal: to showcase the beauty of the wilderness in a completely new way with pieces centering on cracked mud and sweeping prairie planes. Fri 6-10 p.m.

 

Stephen Alarid/UCD Sculpture Club

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 9:53am

The art world is ever changing, and this show is proof to that credo. Veteran Denver painter Stephen Alarid, along with sculptists from the University of Colorado Denver Sculpture Club will be shown, which will be the students’ first time exhibiting their work in a gallery setting. Alarid uses a chaotic method of dots and smears in his paintings to reflect an ambiguous subject matter, contrasting with the constructed lines of the students’ sculptures. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

 

Metamorphosis

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:45am

A butterfly's fantastic metamorphosiesfrom caterpillar to winged creatureis a symbolic transformation. Using insect imagery, this performance tells the story of one community’s struggles and transformation after the suicide of a young boy. With a score composed by Randy McIntosh, the show combines a traditional African marimba ensemble, electronica, more than 25 solo and ensemble singers, and an aerial dance company. Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

A Knight to Remember

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 9:22am

Reconnect with your childhood fantasies through the eyes of Brian Colonna, a plucky young schoolboy with dreams of being a knight. Starring playwright Brian Colonna as himself, this comedic story follows his journey to fight dragons, gain knightly honor, and save the damsel in distress. Along the way, the now-adult Brian tries to recapture a bit of his youth. Mon 8 p.m.; Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m.

Tigers Be Still

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:39pm

For Sherry Wickman, it hasn’t been one of those days—it’s been one of those years. A recent college graduate, Wickman bounds into the world, art therapy degree in hand and big, successful plans in mind, only to be smacked down. She lands back at her childhood home, waiting for things to fall into place. She eventually nabs a job as a substitute art teacher and while this helps get her on track, certain obstacles—like the tiger that escaped from the local jail—still stand in her way. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6:30 p.m.

 

The Color Purple

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Sun, 04/07/2013 - 5:51pm

The Aurora Fox takes on the powerful story of Celie, a young African-American woman struggling with unthinkable evils in the early 1900s. Raped by her father, sold to an abusive man, and forced to endure a decades-long separation from the one person who loves her—her sister Nettie—Celie's story brings out the survivor instinct in us all. Ultimately, The Color Purple is a story about love and redemption. This musical version is set to a moving soundtrack of jazz, gospel, and blues. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

Blue Man Group

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:44pm

While this performance group—with faces and hands coated in electric blue paint—may look like the Smurfs long-lost cousins, their experimental music styles and comedic but mostly silent sketches clearly distinguish them from the blue cartoon characters. The trio uses an untraditional array of instruments—pipes and pieces of plumbing—to create unforgettable music and performance art. Tue-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

 

The 39 Steps

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 5:42pm

From missing fingers to milkman disguises, classic murder mystery elements meet a humorous plot to form edge-of-your-seat suspension. More than 150 characters—played by only four actors—encounter Richard Hannay as he tromps across Europe in pursuit of a shadowy villain. Wickedly fast character changes and outrageous plot twists make this play—based on an Alfred Hitchcock film—a wild theatrical experience. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

 

Rusko

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 11:15am

Years before the current dubstep craze, Rusko was letting the bass drop on dance floors across the globe. The British DJ released three albums last year: Songs, the Kapow EP, and a collaborative album with hip-hop stalwarts Cypress Hill—all of which boast his signature, frenetic electronic beats. The dance-ready tracks have also appeared on his remixes with names like Lady Gaga, Adele, and Katy Perry. Latin electronic DJ Alex Young will open. Fri-Sat 9 p.m.

 

Drive-By Truckers

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 3:10pm

The musical legacy of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, is the stuff of legend: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ubiquitous “Sweet Home Alabama” includes a line about the small town, which boasts a recording studio that has hosted Aretha Franklin and Cher. This band counts this music epicenter as its hometown, and its distinctive Southern roots shine through on its 2011 release, Go-Go Boots. Expect soulful country-rock songs from that album punctuated by a string of scruffy alternative-rock hits. Fri-Sat 9 p.m.