01/2014

The Past

Submitted by Jerilyn Forsythe on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 12:22pm

In 2012, A Separation became the first Iranian movie to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Director Asghar Farhadi nails it again with his latest, The Past, an emotionally charged drama about an Iranian man reuniting with his French wife to finalize their divorce.

Big Read Kick-Off Party

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Mon, 01/20/2014 - 1:17pm

Through April, Lighthouse Writers Workshop is encouraging the Denver community to read Housekeeping, an award-winning novel by Marilynne Robinson that tells the story of two sisters facing life on the streets. Hear a reading from the book, buy your copy, enjoy refreshments, and listen to speakers—including Jamie Van Leeuwen, Governor Hickenlooper’s deputy chief of staff—during the reading challenge’s kick-off celebration. Fri 5:30 p.m.

 

Art of Winter

Submitted by Teresa Klassen on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 9:30am

Celebrate the best aspects of winter during this two-week festival. Savor the snowy season with exhibits, events, and panel discussions. The schedule is packed with activities such as the closing party at Battery 621, a showcase by Colorado ski and snowboard makers, and a panel with Porter Fox, author of DEEP: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow. Days, times vary.

 

Lin Takeuchi

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 12/16/2013 - 3:23am

Classic Japanese aesthetics meld with modern art, nature, and a host of other inspirations to create paintings with a vague sense of something living—like looking through a cartoon microscope. Takeuchi, largely self-taught, employs abstract combinations to create works of art with beautiful in their simplicity. Fri-Sat 6-10 p.m.; Sun noon-5 p.m.

Winter Brew Fest

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 10:45am

Live music, craft beer, and good food—all for a good cause. Don't miss this two-day festival featuring dozens of Colorado brewers (past years have included Boulder Beer, Twisted Pine, and Great Divide). Hit the VIP hour for excluisve cheese and beer pairings. Bonus: Catch a live performance by Trout Steak Revival and check out the silent auction benefiting Swallow Hill Music. Fri-Sat 7-10 p.m.

 

Hamlet

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:06am

King Hamlet is dead. When his ghost demands vengeance, his introspective son struggles with the implications. Dating back four hundred years, this tale of fratricide and revenge still resonates as one of Shakespeare's most beloved and influential tragedies. 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.

John, Paul, George & Ringo

Submitted by Michelle Johnson on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 10:56am

Although John, Paul, George, and Ringo are known for the worldwide craze they started as a foursome, each member maintained a music career after the Beatles called it quits. In a tribute to their solo careers, the Colorado Symphony hosts a night of chart-topping songs including "Imagine" and "No More Lonely Nights." Fri 7:30 p.m. 

 

Peter Pan

Submitted by Abby Faires on Wed, 11/13/2013 - 12:55pm

Bringing a story to the stage really does make it come alive—especially when there are flying special effects and hordes of pirates involved. Don't let your kid miss their chance to travel to Never Neverland with Peter, Tinker Bell, and the infamous Captain Hook in this theater performance that brings the classic tale to life. Days, times vary.

Kimberly Akimbo

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 10:01am

A teenage girl with a rare disorder must balance the frailty of premature old age with the power of an adolescent's first love. Complicating things further: an alcoholic father, a hypochondriac mother, and an aunt with a penchant for crime. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.

In Transit

Submitted by Jesse Bishop on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 9:31am

Every life is brimming with transitionary moments, and each change happens as fate would decide—or so suggests the latest from the Cindy Brandle Dance Company. This thematic string ties together a series of personal stories communicating the essence of the contemporary human experience. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 7 p.m.

Zoso

Submitted by Teresa Klassen on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:26am

Led Zeppelin isn't touring this year, but this tribute band has been playing shows since 1995. They've brought their stage personas and vintage instruments to more than 2,400 concerts worldwide, including festivals such as Bonnaroo. Fri 9 p.m.

Murs

Submitted by Dylan Owens on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:36am

Murs isn't your typical ostentatious rapper. Instead of champagne and Bentleys, his music touches on human issues like love, hate, and death—sometimes all in one song. He's not all serious though. Check out dance tracks like "What Up Tho" and "L.A." Fri 9 p.m.