05/2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016
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Trick Dog Takeover

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:16am

When the Williams & Graham staff is away, the Bon Vivants will come to play. For four days, cocktail connoisseurs can enjoy the whimsical creations of the team from Trick Dog Bar, a San Francisco favorite, as its members take over one of Denver's best watering holes.

Trinity

Submitted by Haley Gray on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 9:26am

Valerie Savarie, a multi-media artist known for her Tim Burton–esque illustrations, collages, and carved books, is teaming up with three other Colorado artists for an eclectic exploration of trilogies in religious symbolism. Expect to see oil paintings, assemblage sculptures, and a divine corpse collaboration—no decaying body involved—in which three different artists each paint a third of an individual on panels without seeing the others’ work. Thu, Sat noon-6 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.

Post Party Depression

Submitted by Haley Gray on Fri, 04/29/2016 - 3:01pm

Modern artist Blair Bogin explores birthday ritual with her documentary-based performance art, which infuses chortle-at-the-awkwardness humor into highbrow topics. Catch her performance created in a residency with PlatteForum’s ArtLab Thursday at 7 p.m. Remnants from the production will be on display at PlatteForum through May 19; Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chris Stapleton

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:14pm

The 2015 Country Music Awards' New Artist of the Year released his first solo album, Traveller, last year to critical and commercial acclaim. In addition to two other CMA awards, the former lead vocalist for the bluegrass ensemble the SteelDrivers has also written songs for artists such as Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, and Brad Paisley. Thu 7 p.m.

Elizabeth Gilbert

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:32am

If you liked watching Julia Roberts travel across Italy, India, and Indonesia in Eat Pray Love, you'll love hearing a talk from the author whose life inspired the popular film even more. The New York Times bestselling author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic, a inspirational read about living more creatively, will divulge her writing process and answer audience questions during this inspiring evening. VIP ticket holders even have the chance to meet Gilbert in person at a cocktail reception prior to the main event. Thu 8 p.m.

Turkuaz

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 2:01pm

This nine-piece ensemble’s sound channels the funk legacy of the group's heroes (the Beatles, Ray Charles, and James Brown) while also remaining fresh with innovative electronic beats and heady lyrics. Don’t fear, diehard fans: The band’s newest album, Digitonium, has stayed loyal to the late-night dance crowd with groovy tracks and strong female vocals. Thu 9 p.m. 

Zhu

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 05/02/2016 - 2:05pm

Experimental house beats and heavy bass contradict this Grammy Award–nominated electronic artist’s mysterious persona. (He eschews all social media and online presence.) The Korea-born DJ is equally known for his underground sound and remixes of radio hits like Odesza’s “Faded.” Thu 9 p.m.