01/2014

A Decade of Gifts and Discoveries

Submitted by Madelyn Herzog on Thu, 11/14/2013 - 1:43pm

This exhibit celebrates the University of Denver's art collection, which has been multiplying since the 1890s. A special focus will be on acquisitions from the past decade. Daily noon-4 p.m.

National Western Stock Show

Submitted by Abby Faires on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 4:45pm

Cattle, alpacas, bison, and yak: what more could a Western boy or girl ask for? Well, this iconic Rocky Mountain event has got all that covered, and then some. The 16-day stock show spectacular includes professional rodeos, hundreds of artisan vendors, and the not-to-be-missed PBR Bull Riding Pro Finale. Daily, times vary. 

Wintersköl

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:00am

Pay homage to Aspen's Nordic culture at this four-day winter carnival. The celebration features a legendary soup cookoff, a canine fashion show, snowsculpting, live music, fireworks, and a fat cycle challenge, where "fat bike" racers will put their big tires to the test. Thu-Sun, times vary. 

Icebreaker5

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:45pm

Billy Shaddox & Kara Tauchman

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:58pm

Guitarist and vocalist Billy Shaddox had already honed his country-meets-American-folk sound, but his musical sensibilities reached new depths when he joined forces with vocalist Kara Tauchman. Tauchman’s prairie falsetto complements Shaddox’s acoustic melodies and love-focused lyrics. Together, the duo released a self-titled EP in 2012. Their performance is sure to warm up the winter chill. Thu 7:30 pm.

Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 11:31am

This is not the festival for small-fry brews. More than 200 commercial and home brewers will converge in Vail to share their Belgians and other high-ABV beers. The fest includes seminars, a homebrew competition, and, of course, beer tastings. Don't forget the brewmasters' dinners pairing top breweries with local Vail restaurants such as Atwater on Gore Creek. Thu 7:30 p.m.; Fri 8:30 a.m.-midnight; Sat 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Her

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:16pm

It was only a matter of time before people started having relationships with technology. In the pseudo sci-fi film Her, director Spike Jonze takes us to what he refers to as the “slight future,” a time when daily life is dominated by technology so advanced it can understand–and even emulate—human emotions. Theodore Twombly (played by Joaquin Phoenix) is a lonely and depressed man who finds solace in his new computer-friend, but  their "relationship" progresses to a genuine emotional attachment. Days, times vary.