Though known primarily for his paintings, Clyfford Still also left behind hundreds of drawings. This exhibit unites the two bodies of work. Discover how many of his works on paper led to pieces on canvas as you peek into the iconic expressionist's artistic process. Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
This annual celebration gives local artists the opportunity to showcase fine art. More than 100 creative minds from the Roaring Fork Valley will enliven the Aspen art community one last time before the new museum building opens next year. Tue-Sun, times vary.
Experience the morphing colors of autumn’s aspens in Dean Bradshaw's latest exhibit. Known for his strong textures and saturated colors, Bradshaw captures landscapes and translates them in a strikingly fresh and unconventional manner—often making up his own hues to illustrate Mother Nature’s majestic color palette. Mon 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tue-Thu 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.
From still lifes to self portraits, this exhibit showcases parts of our culture and the environment that we sometimes leave lying in the shadows. The exhibition opens with 45 artists handpicked by the Center for Fine Art and Photography Executive Director Hamidah Glasgow. Tue-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Robert McCauley's work focuses on the roles of animals and humans in nature. Although his paintings evoke humor—a grinning moose carrying squirrels and tin cans in its antlers, for example—they also ruminate on serious environmental themes. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
In a sweet twist, it's tradition that helps Hortense Laborie break new ground, but her rise in the culinary world engenders bitterness in her competition. This true story of the first female to serve as the French president's personal chef reveals how authenticity—of food and of spirit—triumph. Mon-Thu 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.; Fri-Sun 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.
The first feature-length film directed by a Saudi Arabian woman tells the story of an 11-year-old girl with a simple dream: to own a bicycle. Shot entirely in a country where theaters are banned, both the story and its mere existence are a testament to the power of determination. Mon-Thu 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:25 p.m.; Fri-Sun 12 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:25 p.m.
The surge of microbreweries has enhanced Colorado's beer selection—and craft distilleries are following suit. Enjoy a weekend of educational boozing with attractions like a poker run, pub crawl, and historical saloon tours. Recoup at Sunday's hangover brunch. Fri-Sun, times vary.
Once again, tickets to GABF sold out in minutes, but you can still celebrate all things beer with nine days of other events. Any brewski-centric event you can think of will take place: rare beer tastings, beer-paried dinners, and more. Bonus: Stranahan's Distillery offers a whiskey-fueled alternative to hops and yeast. Daily, times vary.
Immerse yourself in the bustle of Pueblo’s Creative Corridor during this two-day arts festival. The streets will be chocked full of paintings, fiber arts, raffles, food vendors, live music, zombie crawls, and ghost tours. Fri 5-8 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Re-instill your relationship with nature at this new Robert McCauley exhibition. Maintaining a playful sense of humor, McCauley captures the plight of today’s wildlife caught in limbo—stuck in a place where their future is yet to be determined but remains gravely threatened by human development. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Head to the mountains with an empty stomach. Under the guidance of Devil’s Thumb Ranch executive chef Evan Treadwell and pastry chef Benjie Puga, five local culinary stars will plate gourmet appetizers and a seven-course meal. We’re eyeing the shaved Colorado lamb with potato cake from chef Troy Guard, and the pork cheek bourguignonne from Old Major’s Justin Brunson. Proceeds benefit the James Beard Foundation, a national nonprofit that helps educate the masses on food culture. Fri 6 p.m.
Fashion shows are held all the time. What makes this one exciting and worth the ticket is that the designs (worn by local celebrities) are by young Denver entrepreneurs—all students of YouthBiz, a local nonprofit that mentors and cultivates entrepreneurship among the city’s youth. Also enjoy music and cocktails. Fri 7-10 p.m.
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A murderer has escaped from an insane asylum, and an evil curse has seeped from the bowels of an abandoned mine. All you've got to do is unleash your inner Peter Venkman and stop both. If that sounds a little too unnerving, try the kid-friendly lights-on tours and pet tricks for treats. Days, times vary.
Themes of love, betrayal, and forgiveness will radiate from the graceful dancers of the Colorado Ballet as they move to this classic tale. The plot: A peasant girl loves to dance, but she eventually dies from a broken heart after discovering that her love is engaged to another woman. Days, times vary.
Treat yourself to a traditional retelling of the story of Ichabod Crane and his fateful midnight ride. Christopher Cook’s adaptation doesn’t stray far from Washington Irving’s original short story of dark humor and horror. Bonus: Throw on your best costume for either the matinee or evening performance on October 26 for a chance to win prizes. Fri-Sun, times vary.
Kemp's old Aunt Grace summons him—her only living relative—to be with her on her deathbed. But she won't die. This dark comedy captures Kemp's rants and raves about everything from holiday rituals to death while Aunt Grace just knits and listens. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sun 6:30 p.m.
Be among the first audiences to see this world premiere and Denver Center Theatre Company commission. Based on the eponymous 2011 novel by Helen Thorpe, Just Like Us focuses on four Latina high school girls living in Denver and navigating the complex immigration system. Timely themes surrounding residency, documentation, and crime are sure to spark post-show conversations. Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.; Sun 1:30 p.m.
Get your zombie costume ready, the living dead have returned. The Bug Theatre’s take on the classic 1968 low-budget horror film is back for a fifth year. With a combination of film segments and live performance, the experience promises to be as spooky and bloody as ever. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.
Ever wondered what a dancing and singing housewife-meets-hoarder looks like? OK, you probably haven't, but the Kinsey Sicks are going to show you anyway. The quartet's musical chronicles the backstage drama of some of the country’s favorite reality shows. Drawing from previous experience on America’s Got Talent, the crew croons its way through a mock reality survival show, tackling a range of challenges, from dating to dieting to really big bugs.
Masks are mandatory at this otherworldly charity event featuring a night full of mystique, burlesque, tarot card readers, and mixes spun by Denver’s DJ B-money. Donations benefit the Global Champagne Campaign to bring clean water to developing nations and Gateway Battered Women’s Services of Colorado. Fri 9 p.m.