Día de Muertos

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Tue, 10/29/2013 - 1:31pm

Halloween is not the only spooky celebration this time of year. Learn about the Mexican Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, with an exhibit presented by the Mexican Cultural Center and local artists, Rita Wallace and Adrián Marbán. An authentic experience will be replicated with traditional altars and 13 displays representing a small Mexican town. Mon-Fri 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Food Day

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Fri, 08/16/2013 - 1:29pm

Chipotle Mexican Grill is celebrating healthy, affordable, and sustainable food under a fall-colored canopy at Denver Botanic Gardens. Meet other food enthusiasts as you sample local fare from neighborhood restaurants like Root Down and Watercourse Foods. Thu 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Every Four Hours

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 11:15am

Denver photographer Terri Bell's new series of portraits is an engaging and thought-provoking look at the idea of "surviving time"—experiencing all the joys of life while fighting against a never-ending clock. Bell's work is an ode to the fortitude we must find within ourselves to push thoughts of our mortality aside in order to truly live. Thu-Sun times vary. 

—Image courtesy of Terri Bell

Barbara Carpenter, Janice McDonald, and the Rocky Mountain Collage Society

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 12:37pm

Turns out that junk mail might be more useful than you thought. For Janice McDonald, it holds hidden beauty. She uses her discarded postal refuse to create collages that belie their everyday origins. Barbara Carpenter also makes art out of the ordinary, using her iPhone to capture the spontaneity of her daily walks with her dog, Daisy. Meet both artists at the opening reception Friday evening. Thu noon-5 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.

Tequila 101

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 9:45am

Not all tequila burns. Learn more about the bewitching spirit—like how to sniff and properly taste it—in the heart of LoHi. A ticket earns you three top-shelf flights and a selection of small bites. Thu 4-7 p.m. 

Dia de los Muertos

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:20am

Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of those we have lost. On this iconic Latin holiday, be one of 40 people to dine, drink, and revel in some spooky fun at Linger. Proceeds benefit the Eric Care program, dedicated to assiting families during the loss of a child to terminal illness. Thu 6-10 p.m.

Souper Bowlder

Submitted by Lauren Mikus on Tue, 10/22/2013 - 11:09am

After you select your favorite handcrafted bowl (donated by local potters), fill it with soup from the ever-popular Snarf's. A collaboration between Boulder artists and buisness owners—this culinary event raises funds for the Boulder County AIDS Project. Enjoy music by Wallpaper House Band and spirits brewed by Boulder Distillery. Thu 6:30 p.m.

Vox Phamalia: GIMP Nation

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 10:21am

Forget what your mother taught you. Written by Phamaly Theatre Company’s own actors with disabilities, this "differently-abled sketch comedy" show encourages you to think beyond what may be politically correct. The show's premiere night includes dwarf tossing as well as sketches titled “Sex and the Pity,” “Suicide Hotline,” and “Your Own Private Hell.” Thu 7:30 p.m.


99 Histories

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Sun, 10/20/2013 - 8:26pm

New theater company Theatre Esprit Asia's third production explores how imagination can take over when memory forsakes you. Young playwright Julia Cho’s first work documents the reunion between Eunice Kim, a pregnant violin prodigy, and her mother. As she deals with the onset of mental illness, Kim attempts to amend the rocky relationship and, in the process, provides stark insight into the mother-daughter bond and the concept of moving on. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 7 p.m.