05/2013

War Hawk | Peace Dove

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 11:59am

A bird’s flight is a universal symbol of ethereal life. Look further into the representation of birds with the work of painter Maria Kozak, a New York-based artist who examines the relationships between man and nature. During her recent residency at PlatteForum, Kozak visited the Rocky Mountain Wildlife Conservation Center and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to study an array of animals and birds—including seagulls, hummingbirds, and ostriches—in order to exemplify the movement of animals with the stroke of her brush. Don’t miss the flock of paintings she’s created.

Jim James

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:03pm

As the lead singer of blues-indie band My Morning Jacket, Jim James earned a devoted fan base and two Grammy Award nominations for Best Alternative Music Album. But with his first full-length solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, James headed in a more retro, folk-centered direction. Listen for a mix of gentle and upbeat songs from the new release, such as “Know Til Now” and “Dear One.” Thu 8 p.m.

 

20th Annual Single Malt & Scotch Whisky Extravaganza

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 12:10pm

Bottoms up! Come sample single malt and Scotch whiskies from distilleries around the world. The Extravaganza—held in 13 major market cities—hits Denver as the last stop of its 2013 Spring tour. Tasters—both whiskey novices and long-time connoisseurs—are encouraged to participate in drink samplings and a buffet dinner. Remember the occasion with souvenir cigars and tasting glasses. Thu 7-9 p.m.

 

The Drowsy Chaperone

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 2:33pm

Daydreaming reaches new heights in this comedic musical where the audience follows the narrator—referred to only as the Man in the Chair—deep into his imagination. The theater-obsessed storyteller recounts his favorite musical—a spoof on a 1920s tale of a Broadway starlet seeking true love—titled the Drowsy Chaperone. As his humorous passion grows stronger, real life falls away and the plot he’s describing jumps to life. Thu-Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 2 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

 

The Great Gatsby

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Fri, 05/03/2013 - 10:12am

The glamour of West Egg in the 1920s comes to the big screen through kaleidoscope visuals and lavish backdrops. Relive the classic novel by attending opening night of one of the season's most hyped blockbusters. F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous tale centers around Nick Carraway's (Toby McGuire) pivotal befriending of millionare neighbor Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), kicking off a chain of fateful events.