05/2015

Friday, May 22, 2015
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MountainFilm

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:30pm

Telluride plays host to flicks and filmmakers as this touring film festival makes its way to Colorado. Check out local and national indie flicks and keep tabs on which wins honors like the Audience Choice and Festival Director's awards. This year’s festival symposium, Moving Mountains, focuses on Afghanistan and will feature special guests Massoud Hossaini and Farzana Wahidy (both Afghan photographers). Fri-Mon, times vary.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:26am

Boldly go back in time to 1982 (when this sci-fi cult classic was released) and watch Captain Kirk and company face off against Khan. The exiled villain blames William Shatner’s Kirk for the death of his wife, leading to a space battle of epic proportions. Longtime fans will love reliving the film in theaters, while newer Trekkies can check out the original cast (including the late Leonard Nimoy) on the big screen for the first time. Fri-Sat, midnight.

The Denver Passport

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 2:03pm

This pocket-sized book of two-for-one drink tickets is your passport to imbibing in Denver—complete with satisfying stamps from each of the 64 participating venues. Through Labor Day, discover new spots to drink craft beer and specialty cocktails throughout the Mile High City, with vendors like Stem Ciders, Ste. Ellie, Syntax Physic Opera, Argyll Whisky Beer, Renegade Brewing Company, and others. Daily, times vary. 

Image courtesy of the Passport Program

On the Land

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:08pm

Although the owners of this gallery are still getting the lay of the land, so to speak, they’re entirely at ease with our precious terra firma itself. Located on 22 acres in a refurbished farmhouse, this Loveland establishment presents its first exhibition. Featuring 12 regional artists across a variety of mediums including sculpture, collage, and installation, this exhibition explores environmental themes such as human oil dependency and homesteading with works by Rachael Davis, Laura Grossett, Scott Laumann, Doug Sink, and others.

PaddleFest

Submitted by Corrie Sahling on Sun, 03/08/2015 - 9:12pm

Reap nature's benefits at this weekend-long celebration. From bike and raft races to SUP yoga and pilates clinics, you'll find plenty of activities to ramp up your adrenaline. If you need to catch your breath, watch the pros compete in events like freestyle kayaking or chat with companies about the demo gear on display. Don’t forget to stick around after sunset for extra events like Paddles & Pints, during which you'll be treated to drinks, food, live music, and arts and crafts. Fri-Mon, times vary.

The Nature of Spirit

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:36pm

Brandon Gellis’ interactive installation explores sexual politics and counterculture as they relate to art and technology. His colorful new media works combine sensors, coding, and creativity to invite viewer participation through touch and movement. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m or by appointment.

Campout for the Cause

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:33pm

Spend your weekend 40 minutes outside Vail, where you can perfect your yoga practice with Boulder-based instructor Gina Caputo, take lifestyle workshops with health educator Heath Perry, and watch performances by circus art collective Fractal Tribe. Or, focus your attention on the stage, where 19 bands, including local Elephant Revival and Gregory Alan Isakov, will perform throughout the weekend. The first 300 ticket buyers can set up camp a night early and take part in a fireside family cookout and acoustic jam session. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Downtown Denver Arts Festival

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 11:31am

Billed as a fine art and fine craft exhibition, this three-day event showcases the work of more than 100 Colorado artists as well as select national ones, featuring everything from mixed media and metalwork to furniture and photography. More than 125,000 people are expected to attend the showcase, which is ideal for folks looking to shop as well as browse. Fri 4-8 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Downtown Denver Art Festival

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:34pm

Skip the crowded mall and head to this nationally-rated art festival featuring more than 140 artists. Teeming with the work of everyone from photographers and fiber artists to wood workers and ceramacists, the 17th iteration of this historically well-attended art fest offers shopping sans mass produced merchandise. Fri 4-8 p.m.; Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Brighton Beach Memoirs

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 3:41pm

The first play in Neil Simon's Eugene trilogy, Brighton Beach Memoirs delves into the mind of 15-year-old Eugene Jerome. Set in Brooklyn in 1937, Jerome's life revolves around baseball, sex, and witty interactions with his family members. The semi-biographical play received awards from both the New York Drama Critics Circle and the Drama Desk for its humorous and spirited portrayal of Jerome and his family. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.