Thursday, October 27, 2016

Patchwork Pundits Take on Politics

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 5:01pm

This colorful exhibition explores an unusual and unexpected vehicle for political expression—quilts. Often the only means women had to express their political views in the nineteenth century, quilt decoration has long been used to convey political stances.

Rock the Presidents

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:13am

These days, it's easy to get down in the dumps about the state of the union—but not at this rock 'n' roll celebration of the highest office in the land. The original hit musical from Childsplay Theatre is back by popular demand, bringing the multimedia musical revue of American history to Denver once again. In songs like "Hail to the Chief," the best (and worst) presidents to ever grace the Oval Office come to life, making this election season slightly more bearable—or at least catchier. Thu 6:30 p.m.

Spinphony Electric String Quartet and Costume Party

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 11:58am

This self-proclaimed “Pop Baroque” group brings together four female string players and a DJ to perform their own arrangements of classical pieces fused with rock and pop hit covers. With added choreography, a light show, and frequent interaction with the audience, this Denver-based electric pop quartet will deliver a high-energy performance for all ages. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume for the chance to win a $100 gift card to Italian restaurant Sauce on the Blue. Thu 7 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Spinphony Electric String Quartet

Stevie Nicks

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:27pm

This multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning queen of rock n’ roll stops in Denver on her 24 Karat Gold Tour, named after her eponymous 2014 album of unreleased demos. Nicks, an iconic singer-songwriter and the vocalist for Fleetwood Mac, is one of the highest-selling artists of all time. Bonus: The English-American Pretenders open with its classic blend of rock, punk, and pop. Thu 7 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Kristin Burns

Sound of Brazil: Paula Santoro, Ian Faquini & Quartet

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:28pm

The vibrant sounds of Brazil come to life at this posh listening lounge as vocalist Paula Santoro and guitarist and vocalist Ian Faquini take the stage for this lively performance. The Brazilian musicians engage in traditional rhythms such as Maracatu, Frevo, Baião, Xote and Toada, while experimenting with modern melodic and harmonic tones. Broaden your musical palate at this performance put on by the Music Appreciation Society, which brings intimate listening experiences by a diverse lineup of musicians to Denver residents. Thu 8 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Dede Fedrizzi

Beetlejuice Movie Night

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 10/26/2016 - 2:38pm

Start off your Halloween weekend with a film screening of the creepy cult classic Beetlejuice at Denver Deep Dish, one of the city’s most beloved pizza joints. Take your pick from any of the restaurant’s signature pies, including meat lovers, supreme, and buffalo chicken. Wash it all down with a Yeti Stout from Great Divide or another great local draft. Thur 8-10 p.m.