01/2014

Roost the Butte

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:33am

It's time to make some tracks in the snow. Watch contestants of all skill levels compete for a cash prize in four snowmobile race events: snowcross, hillcross, snowovals, and hill  drag. Stake out a spot at the bottom of Gold Link lift for what's sure to be an action-packed weekend of skill and speed. Fri-Sun, times vary. 

Joel Swanson: Left to Right, Top to Bottom

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:31am

Joes Swanson makes words beautiful. Call him a visual grammarian or a copy editor to the soul—the director of the CU Technology, Arts, and Media program explores the meaning of language with images, turning words into fine art. Tue-Thu noon-7 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat-Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase

Submitted by Abby Faires on Tue, 11/12/2013 - 2:26pm

Honor Native American traditions and embrace Southwestern culture at this three-day arts festival. Dozens of artists will showcase their work, alongside live music, painting demonstrations, and Native American dance performances. Fri 1-7 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

The Selfish Giant

Submitted by Teresa Klassen on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:02pm

Based on a fable by Oscar Wilde, this English film centers on the friendship between two children who scavenge metal to help their impoverished families. The local scrap dealer exploits them, however, and ultimately causes a rift in their friendship. Thu 4:30 p.m.; Fri-Sat 4:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

 

 

A Winter of Cyclists

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 01/10/2014 - 8:50am

Dread driving in snowy conditions? Chances are you wouldn’t last one day with the Icy Bike Winter Commuters. Each winter, more than 200 people across the U.S. and Canada challenge themselves to ride their bikes to work—every day—during the the coldest months. Winter of Cyclists follows 12 of them. Colorado’s Mike Prendergast directed the documentary. Fri 7 pm

Black Odyssey

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Sun, 11/24/2013 - 11:58pm

The Gulf War is over, but one soldier still hasn't made it home. Drawing on Homer's Odyssey for inspiration, playwright Marcus Gardley recasts the epic poem in modern times and draws on contemporary African-American culture in place of classic Greek archetypes. 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.

Reel Big Fish

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:00pm

Since breaking into the ska-punk scene in the mid-'90s, Reel Big Fish spent the last two decades on tour, in the studio, and working to keep ska music in the mainstream. Known for their energetic live sets, juvenile humor, and ironic covers, the group is expected to play fan favorites spanning their seven-album discography. Fri 7:30 p.m.

 

Kicker Arenacross Freestyle Motocross Show

Submitted by Kate Gibbons on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 7:56pm

Gentleman (and ladies), start your engines! More than 500 professional and amateur motorcycle and RTV racers are rolling into Colorado to flip, twist, and grab some major air. One hundred and fifty truckloads of dirt were hauled in to create high-bank turns, jumps, and technical sections. It all adds up to one of the toughest tracks in this indoor series. Plus: Daredevil riders, the Metal Mulisha, will entertain with freestyle acrobatics. Fri-Sat 7:30 pm.  

—Image courtesy of Dennis Griffin  

Rob Drabkin's Birthday Bash

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 5:33pm

In 2006, Denver native Rob Drabkin left a career in science to pursue his passion for music. Now a folk-rock musician with a sound similar to Dave Matthews Band and Phil Collins, Drabkin has toured nationally and released two full-length albums, including 2013's Little Steps. Fri 9 p.m.