05/2013

The Michelangelo Exhibition

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 3:43pm

Discover the artistry of Italian master Michelangelo, no plane ticket to Europe required. Making its North American debut, this show will feature sculptures and paintings from this famous Renaissance artist—among them life-size reproductions of scenes found in the Sistine Chapel. Mon-Thu 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.

 

Craft Beer Tour

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 4:27pm

Discover the tastiest taps in Denver on a guided walking tour. A brew expert leads craft beer lovers to three tasting stops. Start at the Denver Beer Company, followed by Prost Brewing, and ending with the Ale House; beer tastings are included in ticket price. Fri 4-6 p.m.

 

Scandinavian Dinner Series: Norway

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:17am

When asked to think of Norway, you may conjure up classic ski sweaters and an athletic, blonde-haired population. How about the food? Discover the fare of this northern European country through this four-course (including sweet crab salad with spring vegetables and a dill-buttermilk dressing and beef on toast with a Hazel Dell mushroom medley, picked herbs, cream, and sunny-side-up egg), wine-paired dinner honoring Norwegian cuisine. Fri, first seating starts at 5 p.m.

Shine a Light on Invest in Kids

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 1:55pm

Dine and dance to the jams of the Atomic Brass Project, an 11-piece horn band. Enjoy a four-course meal provided by a sweep of the city's top restaurants including Barolo Grill, the Populist, and Twelve Restaurant. The evening benefits Invest in Kids, a nonprofit that provides research-based community programs to improve the health and well-being of children from low-income families. Fri 5:30 p.m- 11 p.m. 

 

Mirrors

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:48am

Mezmerizing geometric patterns and spiraling fractals await at English artist Gemma Bayly’s exhibition of mandala drawings, Mirrors. Inspired by the writings of Douglas Hofstadter and Japanese Reiki practice, Mirrors explores reality through repeating patterns and infinite feedback loops. Gemma will also offer a Sacred Drum Journeying Workshop on May 26 and a Multi-Faceted Diamond Yoga Workshop on June 2. Opening reception Fri 6-11 p.m.; Gallery by appointment only. 

Art for Life

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:47am

Public health and art unite in an evening of cocktails, fine art, and philanthropy. Benefiting Project Angel Heart, this annual auction features more than 150 pieces, including paintings by Colorado artists David Harms and Jean Shom. Proceeds will help the nonprofit deliver nutritious meals to people living with HIV and AIDs in Denver. Fri 6-10 p.m.

Lin Takeuchi

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 12:05pm

Japanese art and blurry photographs both inspire artist Lin Takeuchi. Primarily self-taught, the Colorado native will showcase her paintings, which all contain shades of yellow, red, green, and purple. Notice how Sentient X and Pink employ similar colors and patterns in contrasting ways. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat–Sun noon-5 p.m.

 

 

Junior Brown

Submitted by Michael Krumholtz on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:02am

A timeless rock figure is bringing his unique country style to the Front Range. Junior Brown - who has been associated with enduring acts like Bob Dylan and the Beach Boys–has released 11 albums over his long career–often landing on the Billboard's country charts with hits like "Highway Patrol" and "My Wife Thinks You're Dead". His signature "guit-steel" guitar is a double neck instrument that combines electric with acoustic, bringing an accessible sound to even those who may not

The Missing Piece: The Truth about the Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:49am

Think fancy gadgets and high-tech tools are a requirement for a high-profile heist? Not when you’re Vincenzo Peruggia­­—the man who stole the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911. In this documentary combining historical photographs, interviews with Peruggia’s descendants, and a large dose of humor, discover how this housepainter from Italy pulled off one of the greatest robberies of all time, in one of the simplest ways possible. Fri 7-9 p.m. 

 

And Then There Was Nun

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 1:44pm

Katharine Hepburn and Judy Garland—actresses by day, murderers by night? In a parody of the great “whodunit” thrillers of the 1940s, this play reimagines classic movie starlets as suspects in a lethal crime. With vampy cross-dressing and a plethora of humor, audiences will see a side of Hollywood that goes beyond the silver screen. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

And Then There Was Nun

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 12:35pm

Glamorous Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, and Judy Garland become nuns who venture onto an island for a retreat in this spoof. However, holy quickly fades to horror as one-by-one, the stars die. The ladies, played by actors in drag, scramble to figure out who is slaying their sisters. A play on 1940s Agatha Christie thrillers, this outrageous comedy will have you giggling, guessing, and begging for a little mercy. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2:30 p.m.

 

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 03/06/2013 - 4:44pm

Deep in the 1960s habits of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll, the “tribe”—long-haired bohemians living in New York City—struggles to maintain their carefree lifestyles after the start of the Vietnam War. With the fear of conscription looming over their heads—and conservative parents barking in their ears—the tribe attempts to find clarity in a time of social and political chaos. Strong language and brief nudity make this passionate interpretation of the Vietnam War era a production for adult audiences only. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 

 

 

Sweat

Submitted by Morgan Tilton on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 9:31am

Riding a bike with no hands is a warm-up exercise for the performers of Sweat. In this improvised comedy, Gary Grundei takes to the stage on his tricycle while simultaneously playing instruments strapped to his bike. Meridith C. Grundei and Brian McManus add to the show with an improvised narrative about a spontanoues biking journey. Join the ride: Bike to the show and receive free bike valet. Don’t forget to snag a margarita—it’ll be made with a bike-powered blender. Fri-Sat 8:30 p.m.