06/2013

Make Music Denver

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/26/2013 - 11:31am

Celebrate World Music Day, taking place in more than 500 cities across the globe, at this annual festival. Local musicians displaying varying genres and skill levels converge downtown to serenade the crowds. The event culminates in a special jam session and beer garden starting at 4 p.m. in Skyline Park. Interested in showing off your musical chops? Anyone is welcome to preregister to perform—or simply show up and claim a space on the 16th Street Mall. Fri 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

 

Take Your Dog to Work Day

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 3:18pm

Your loving pooch spends the workdays home alone, so why not let him tag along on this pet-appreciation holiday? Your co-workers will love the four-legged company, and your pup will enjoy the extra attention. (Be sure to check with your employer before Fido arrives.) Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss

Submitted by Lindsey R. McKissick on Tue, 04/09/2013 - 3:31pm

Peek inside Dr. Seuss' legendary secret hat closet. Like the cartoon characters of his fanciful tales, the whimsical collection into the hundreds is not limited to the trademark tall, striped, brimmed hat. Theodor Seuss Geisel's medley of head coverings has some with feathers, some with bows, some patterned, but none plain. Along with the hats, Geisel's hidden collection of original drawings and paintings bring to life the inhabitants and worlds that filled the pages of his cherished books. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

 

 

Much Ado About Nothing

Submitted by Daliah Singer on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:46pm

William Shakespeare wrote Much Ado About Nothing more than 400 years ago, but the dramatic comedy's themes—love, deception, mistaken identity—are as relevant as ever. Director Joss Whedon, who has had a heavy hand in the making of pop-culture blockbusters such as the Avengers and Toy Story, might seem an unlikely director for this movie remake.

Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:08pm

For Argentinean artist Guillermo Kuitca, doodles and random notes create the foundations of his Diarios paintings. Kuitca recorded tidbits of information and his reflections on discarded canvases, eventually transforming them into a series of paintings full of abstract forms and phrases. Tue-Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

 

Guillermo Kuitca: Diarios

Submitted by Daliah Singer on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 12:39pm

Most of us probably don’t think much of our doodles, the mindless sketches of swirls and shapes made while on a phone call or during a meeting. Painter Guillermo Kuitca transformed his into dynamic artwork. The Argentinean native uses discarded materials as his canvas, and the resulting pieces offer diary-like insight into the artist's thoughts and work processes. Tue-Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Image courtesy of MCA Denver/Guillermo Kuitca

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:40am

The Benedict Music Tent is just one venue hosting headline concerts from word-class musicians such as Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, and Charlie Musselwhite. Be sure to check out the Music Festival Grounds at 6 p.m. each night for free music. Dates, time vary.

Theater Hike: Snow White

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 1:58pm

Watch the gardens transform into the fantastical world of Snow White. Her story has been already told, but has anyone heard from the poison apple yielding witch? Join the seven silly dwarves, a prince, a talking mirror, a dancing chicken, and Snow White for a new twist on this classic Disney tale. Audience and actors stroll through the gardens, while scenes are performed along the way. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a blanket. Fri 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Summer Solstice Art Party

Submitted by Beth Steffens on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:31pm

Usher in the first day of summer with art and music. Sip a heat-beating beverage as you watch live demos by contemporary California painter Stephanie Paige and local artist Christian Dore. Bonus: Colorado-based musician Branden Sipes will lend his folk-pop stylings. Fri 7-10 p.m.

Avenue Q

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 2:37pm

The puppets on Sesame Street usually resolve problems with the help of rhyming or a song. However, in this adults-only musical, Avenue Q’s puppets discover that their issues—Internet porn addictions, reckless sex, and unemployment—won’t have such swift solutions. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6:30 p.m.

 

Minimum Wage

Submitted by Kiki Turner on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 9:34am

Mosey into Denver’s newest fast food franchise, Happy Burger, in this hysterical musical about flipping burgers. Sing along to the Happy Burger anthem and learn the greasy restaurant oath in this play by up-and-coming sibling duo, Jeff and Charlie La Greca. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.

 

The Ultimate Thriller Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:29am

Michael Jackson’s staggering collection of hits is as iconic as they come. Bust out a sequined glove  for a time-traveling trip through Jackson’s infamous songbook—from “Smooth Criminal” to “Billie Jean” to “Thriller.” Spot-on Jackson impersonator Fabio Mordà leads a crew that includes choreographers, dancers, and recording engineers that worked with the King of Pop himself. Fri 8 p.m.

 

Rocky Mountain Grateful Dead Revue

Submitted by Stephen Kasica on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:26am

Composed of the best players from the foremost Grateful Dead tribute acts in the Rocky Mountains, this super-tribute band has been performing since 2005. RMGDR plays not only Grateful Dead material, but covers of other musicians' material as the Greatful Dead would have. Fri 9 p.m. 

Tears of the Black Tiger

Submitted by Justine E. Hausheer on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 10:08am

This 2000 Thai film follows Dum, a handsome man unwillingly pulled into the gang life of rural Thailand. When his wealthy sweetheart, Rumpoey, is married off to a policeman, Dum does everything in his power to escape gang life and return to her. Thu-Fri 10 p.m.