Friday, August 26, 2016

International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition

Submitted by Meg McIntyre on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:45pm

This juried exhibition features works from 75 member artists of the International Guild of Realism, which currently has more than 375 members from 35 different countries. The display strives to show the diversity of realist work, highlighting artists specializing in a range of styles including photorealism, magic realism, and contemporary realism. David Eichenberg's detailed portraits focus on capturing the personalities of his subjects through their outer appearance, while Beth Sistrunk adds dimension to her works by painting and stacking translucent panels. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Colorado Springs Comic Con

Submitted by Lauren Saxe on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 11:53am

Join your favorite superheroes, sidekicks, and fantasy characters during this weekend-long extravaganza. Enter a costume contest, and meet some of your favorite stars including Dean Cain from The New Adventures of Superman, Alfonso Ribeiro from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Sons of Anarchy star Ryan Hurst. After snapping a few celebrity photos, you can find the Superman to your Wonder Woman during a sci-fi-themed speed dating session. Fri 3-9 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Colorado Cider & Beer Circus

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 11:24am

At this funky outdoor festival, you can indulge in two of Colorado's most refreshing craft beverages. More than 75 cideries and breweries, including Colorado Springs–based Colorado Common Hard Cider and Denver's C Squared Ciders, will offer samples while acrobats and jugglers show off their talents between booths. Bonus: On Friday evening, learn how to pair varieties of cider with cheese, chocolate, and cured meats. Fri 6-8 p.m.; Sat 1-8 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Superfly Fabulous Events

Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series: Orenda

Submitted by Dan Roe on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 9:39pm

If you're a fan of jazz, Latin, and funk, come to Orenda's five-piece instrumental set to hear all your favorite genres combined into one unique sound. The Denver-based group draws influences from Afro-Cuban rhythms and blends drum, conga, guitar, and saxophone melodies with funky synthesizer beats to create its own style of improvisational dance music. Before and after Orenda's performance, DJ David B. Smith (owner of the David B. Smith Gallery in LoDo) will spin tracks from his collection of vintage vinyl records. Fri 7 p.m.

Urban Nights: A Runway for a Reason

Submitted by Lauren Saxe on Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:07pm

You don’t have to sit front row at New York Fashion Week to see serious style. Dubbed the largest outdoor fashion extravaganza in Colorado, the fund-raiser highlights local designers like Andrea Li and Parasite Eve Designs on the catwalk. After the runway show, snack on hors d’oeuvres from Three Tomatoes Catering or take part in a live auction for a chance to win a trip to Vegas, complete with a stay at the Four Seasons and tickets to a Mariah Carey concert. Proceeds benefit Urban Peak, a nonprofit organization that serves youth experiencing homelessness. Fri 7:30 p.m.

I Prevail

Submitted by Molly Longman on Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:10am

This metalcore ensemble rose to fame after playing an edgy cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space" for a volume of Pop Goes Punk at the end of 2014. The Michigan natives produce pop-punk, metal medleys with a touch of screamo. Fri 8 p.m.