05/2013

American Regionalism to Op Art: A Retrospective

Submitted by Davina Van Buren on Thu, 04/18/2013 - 10:34am

It's a sad fact that many great artists are not fully appreciated until they're gone. Denverites can now view works by one of the region's largely unknown masters—the deeply private Edward Goldman—for the first time. The self-taught artist and Boston transplant painted vignettes of city life and Rocky Mountain landscapes early in his career. The bulk of his work, however, was more abstract; Goldman preferred the movement, hidden images, and patterns of optical art, which became popular during the 1960s.

Dueling Chefs Dinner

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:49am

Alternating dinner courses presented by chefs vying to outdo each other in this five-course dinner can only mean one thing—a darn good time for those seated at the table. Experience the cuisine of executive chef Jason Harrison of Vail's Flame Restaurant as he duels with Simon Purvis, executive chef of Denver's Edge Restaurant, during this five-course dinner. Expect seasonal fare with locally-sourced ingredients such as Colorado lamb and a spring fruit goat cheese cheesecake. Thu 6:30 p.m.

 

Corks & Cuisine

Submitted by Caroline Padden on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 4:07pm

Some of Colorado's best caterers, wineries, distilleries, and breweries are joining forces for a worthy cause. Enjoy good eats from Catering by Design and Occasions Catering and plenty of wine from Augustina's Winery, Boncquisti Wine Co., and more—all in the name of historic preservation. Proceeds benefit Four Mile Historic Park. Thu 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Lucky 13

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 03/20/2013 - 11:45am

Relationships can be tricky. From a scornful bride suing her runaway groom to a jealous ghost haunting her ex-husband’s intimate evenings, the characters filling the 13 productions in this theater extravaganza might make your own relationship woes seem tame. This three-weekend-long (April 11-13, May 2-4, May 23-25) festival features plays casted, directed, designed, and produced by University of Denver theater art students. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.

 

Anjelah Johnson

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Fri, 03/15/2013 - 10:44am

Not long ago, comedian Anjelah Johnson was paid to do the cheering. The former NFL cheerleader started out as a YouTube sensation with hit clips like “Nail Salon” and “Bon Qui Qui,” entertaining us with hilarious interpretations of disgruntled fast food employees and miscommunications during manicures. Her Internet stardom spread to television—with appearances on Ugly Betty and Curb your Enthusiasm—as well as the silver screen, where she has played Julie in the film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.