Thursday, July 28, 2016

Crested Butte Wine and Food Festival

Submitted by Carson Kohler on Tue, 05/10/2016 - 10:24am

This three-day, activity-filled food and wine event offers everything from a wine hike, to a croquet and wine event to art seminars. The don't-miss event of the weekend is Saturday's grand tasting when over 500 wineries from far and wide (Elk Cove Vineyards of Oregon to Oyster Bay of New Zealand) gather to offer abundant tastes. Thu-Sun times vary

Full Spectrum

Submitted by Haley Gray on Wed, 05/11/2016 - 10:03am

Mark Andrew Bailey is known for his expertly lit impressionist scenes; Kristy Gordon has drawn acclaim for her life-like portraits with surreal backdrops; and Robert Spooner employs Pollock-like chaos in his vivid street scenes. But what else might they like to create? See what these and seven other artists produced for this group show when given no requirements—except to show the depths of their creativity. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Madeleine Peyroux

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Thu, 05/05/2016 - 11:01am

A singer­-songwriter with a voice that’s been compared to Billie Holliday, this jazz vocalist began her professional career at 15 as a busker on the streets of Paris. She recorded her first album, Careless Love, in 2004 with renowned producer Larry Klein and in 2013 released The Blue Room, an homage to Ray Charles' 1962 LP, Modern Sounds in Country Western Music. Thu 8 p.m.

Buffalo Bill Days Golf Tournament

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 05/09/2016 - 11:34am

As part of a 1940s tradition that began as a trail ride from the Buffalo Bill Saddle Club to Buffalo Bill’s Grave, golfers will compete in the Golden Challenge Golf Tournament. The format will be a four-person scramble with first-, second-, and third-place prizes for the team with the lowest gross and net scores and a $10,000 cash prize for any golfer who can make a hole-in-one on a par three hole. Thu 1:30 p.m.

Branching Out: Three Paths

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:22am

At this experimental exhibit, three local artists come together to create unity out of their different styles. Abstract fiber artist Karen Bennett uses deconstructed screen prints and embroidery to explore mythical tales, whereas quilter Keats Scott draws inspiration from Colorado mountains to craft quilts that portray landscapes and village scenes. Like Scott, painter Mary Clark focuses on nature—she brings both domestic and wild animals to life in her intimate portraits. Thu-Sat, times vary.

—Image courtesy of Karen Bennett

Later the Same Evening

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 07/26/2016 - 9:58am

Few twentieth century painters portrayed the solitude of American urban life with as much emotional honesty as Edward Hopper. In this inventive one-act opera, composer and Pulitzer Prize nominee John Musto brings some of the most seminal of Hoppers’ paintings to life, following five of the artists’ subjects for one night in 1930s New York City. The cast features singers from around the country as well as local talent: Attendees can look forward to seeing Fort Collins mezzo-soprano Tatiana Ogen on stage. Thu 7-8:30pm

—Image courtesy of Central City Opera

The Winter's Tale

Submitted by Gina Gresko on Fri, 05/06/2016 - 2:52pm

Magical sets, captivating costumes, and stunning special effects from acclaimed artist and puppeteer Basil Twist all bring new life to this Shakespearean dramedy. Choreographed by the renowned Christopher Wheeldon, the hybrid production unites comedy, tragedy, and fantasy into an elaborate and touching look into loss, redemption, and family. Thu-Fri 8 p.m.; Sat 2, 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.