Friday, October 21, 2016

Breckenridge Craft Spirits Festival

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:31pm

At this event, you can participate in cooking classes, sample handcrafted spirits, and learn how to cure the hangover blues. After sampling spirits such as Old Blue Bourbon from Longmont-based Black Canyon Distillery and Devious Vanilla Vodka from Greeley's Syntax Spirits, cast your vote for the People's Choice award. Then learn to incorporate craft spirits in the kitchen during a workshop with chefs Ian Buchanan and Doug Schwartz. Fri-Sun, times vary.   

Nesting and Taking Flight

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Wed, 09/28/2016 - 10:42am

Denver interior designer Elaine St. Louis has channeled her unique eye for architecture and design into this exhibition of elegant nest paintings. Her large scale depictions of the natural structures against a warm, white background highlight both the intricacy and functionality of the tiny structures. Paired alongside rustic displays of furniture, her artwork allows viewers to ponder the importance of design within a dwelling space, both for animals and humans. Fri 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Spellbinders Storytelling

Submitted by Molly Longman on Fri, 08/12/2016 - 9:38am

Skip the morning cartoons and encourage children to use their imaginations during this morning storytime session. With a little help from museum storyteller Paulette, little guests will choose characters and weave their own Halloween-themed tale. It isn't Daniel Tiger, but it's equally entertaining. Fri 10:30-11:00 a.m.

James and the Giant Peach

Submitted by Meg McIntyre on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:23am

Your children will be swept up in a fantastical new world with this inventive adaptation of a classic Roald Dahl novel. When a young boy discovers a mysterious oversize peach, he meets some peculiar new friends living inside it—and before long, he's carried away on an adventure he never expected. Phamaly Theatre Company will have your tykes laughing, singing, and learning as its members tell the familiar tale through the lens of disability. Fri 6:30 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Phamaly Theatre Company

Auto Shop of Horrors

Submitted by Beau Berkley on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 12:34pm

Filmed in downtown Castle Rock, this comedy-horror flick centers on Randy, a mechanic who has figured out a way to see into the future: by eating his customer’s eyeballs. Don’t get too wrapped up in the mechanic’s madness that you can’t enjoy the rocking tunes from Castle Rock’s own Over the Castle, who will be performing the film’s theme song Auto Shop of Horrors. Fri 7 p.m.


Submitted by Meg McIntyre on Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:05pm

This never-before-seen performance features dance works created by two talented MFA students from the University of Colorado Boulder. The first act, choreographed by Rachel Dodson, features contemporary dance set to an original composition that features melodies by Jesse Manno, Frédérick Chopin, and Sigur Rós. In the second, choreographer Colt Irvin explores themes of consumption and commercialization as the dancers glide and move around the stage on skateboards. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Daniel Beahm

La Bohème

Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 11:54am

Conductor Andrew Litton returns to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to stage this 120-year-old opera written by the great Italian composer Giacomo Puccini. The story, enhanced with vocal performances by the Colorado Symphony Chorus and the Colorado Children’s Chorale, follows the heartbreaking tale of two young lovers living in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Arrive an hour early for a prelude discussion hosted by classical music author and historian Betsy Schwarm. Fri 7:30 p.m.

—Image courtesy of the Colorado Symphony


Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 10/18/2016 - 12:23pm

Spectators at this fresh performance will enjoy two distinct but equally fascinating pieces when MFA candidates Rachel Dodson and Colt Irvin team up for an evening of contemporary dance and, refreshingly, skateboarding. Dodson's opening act explores the many levels of human existence—physical, emotional, and spiritual—through fluid, writhing movement; performers, donning headlamps, will alternate between exposing and hiding parts of their bodies.

Nevermore: The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

Submitted by Abbey White on Wed, 10/19/2016 - 1:05pm

Directed by Peter Dearth, this new musical takes you on a whirlwind adventure of fact and fiction through the dark and tortured life of Edgar Allan Poe. Audiences will journey through a story about one of the world’s most famous--and deeply fascinating--writers of both the mysterious and macabre. Get lost in the show's distinctive operatic score, which uses poetic dialogue, eerie sound effects, underscored verse, and haunting songs, such as Weimar cabaret tunes and rock power ballads, to help weave this story of tormented love and a life far from ordinary. Fri 7:30 p.m.