Friday, August 26, 2016

Frank Buffalo Hyde (#FBH)

Submitted by Paul Albani-Burgio on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 10:54am

In this exhibit, Native-American painter Frank Buffalo Hyde examines contemporary stereotypes of indigenous peoples. The paintings, which are done in Buffalo Hyde's trademark pop art style, investigate the discrepancies that exist between the ways natives are understood and portrayed in today's popular culture and within their own Native cultures. Visitors to the gallery will find themselves pondering the extents to which those competing understandings complement and clash with one another. Daily, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

—Photo courtesy of Frank Buffalo Hyde

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.

Cigar Dinner Under the Stars

Submitted by Rachel Trujillo on Mon, 08/22/2016 - 4:27pm

This sophisticated dinner is the perfect gentlemen's night out. Savor a gourmet meal, including a rib eye steak as well as jalapeño mac and cheese, prepared by chef Mario Hernandez as you listen to a live performance by Sinatra-inspired crooner Don D'Angelo. Then wash it all down with a glass of Jack Daniel's Sinatra Select Whiskey and puff on a cigar. Fri 6 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.


Submitted by Sarah Soenke on Tue, 08/23/2016 - 12:36pm

Witness the creative possibilities of raw female sexuality during a performance that explores erotic dance genres. Building upon poet Audre Lorde’s essay, “Uses of the Erotic,” Boulder choreographer Gesel Mason’s latest project brings together postmodern performers with burlesque, strip, and pole dancers to create a guerrilla-style exploration of women's power, expression, and inventiveness. Arrive early to explore the intimate performance space before you take your seat, and stay for a 30-minute discussion with Mason and the 10 dancers post-show. Fri & Sat 8 p.m.