Thursday, July 30, 2015

Civic Center Eats

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 04/27/2015 - 9:55am

Kick lunchtime boredom to the curb at Civic Center Eats, an outdoor gathering of the city's best food trucks. Listen to live tunes from performers like Jeff King and Owen Kortz and enjoy delicious eats and sips from your favorite mobile food vendors, including Manna from Heaven, Jessie's Smokin' Nola, and Quiero Arepas. Shaded tables and an on-site ATM make lunching al fresco cool and breezy. A portion of the proceeds benefits Civic Center Conservancy, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring Civic Center Park. Tue, Thu 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Beyond the Plane

Submitted by Cassa Niedringhaus on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:35pm

Six artists have created unusual works—layering encaustic on panels, painting oil on canvas, crafting structures from acrylic birch and base wood, melding copper, and even pressing paper with 2,000 pounds of force—to explore the deeper meanings of shapes, colors, and surfaces. Creators such as Patricia Aaron and Howard Hersh implore viewers to look beyond their preconceived notions and examine the forces of unconventionality. Wed-Fri 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lydia Brokaw and Annalee Schorr

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:18am

Lydia Brokaw’s nature-inspired mixed media works and Annalee Schorr’s precise geometric paintings have little in common—aside from their attention to pattern. Explore the idea of repetition across mediums, from Schorr's manmade designs in jewel tones to Brokaw's more subtle earth-toned motifs. Thu noon-5 p.m.; Fri noon-9 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.; Sun 1-4 p.m.

Summer Seafood Boil

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:29pm

Who says you need a sea breeze to have a proper shellfish boil? Lower48 Kitchen and Black Shirt Brewing Company have teamed up for a savory dining experience that will transport attendees straight to the coast. Diners can sip Black Shirt brews (like the pale red rye) as they enjoy a seafood feast replete with fresh-steamed shellfish and veggies (and of course, the requisite newspaper-lined tables and wooden mallets). Thu 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Avenue Q The Musical

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 5:44pm

This comedic production, which employs both felt puppets and stage actors, tells the coming-of-age story of a college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment way out on Avenue Q. Here, he meets the girl next door, a Republican, an Internet sexpert, and other colorful characters who help him discover his purpose in life. Days, times vary.

Giving Hope Gala

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 3:30pm

In the blistering weather of summer, it can be easy to forget the wintertime struggles of Colorado’s homeless population. Keep that idea in mind with this fund-raiser, during which former Bronco Reggie Rivers auctions off prizes like a dinner for four with him at ChopHouse, and a football signed by Karl Mecklenburg. Proceeds allow Cold Weather Care, an Adams County organization that provides emergency shelter for those in need, to continue providing shelter, meals, and personalized case management for area homeless.

Grease Sing-Along

Submitted by Jamie Hyndman on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:03am

This sing-song night will feature retro costumes, hand jives, and a young John Travolta in tight pants—and, of course, a special screening of the 1978 cult classic. Don’t worry if you don’t know the lyrics to "Beauty School Drop-Out" and "You're The One That I Want" by heart; they'll be flashed across the screen karaoke style. A full bar will also available to lubricate your vocal chords.

Andrew Santino

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:33am

Conan isn’t the only redheaded comedian on the block anymore: Andrew Santino—perhaps best known for his role in ABC's Mixology—is a rising star in the comedy world. Having recently been named one of Comedy Central’s “10 Comics To Watch,” Santino now leads the cast of Yahoo’s new online series, Sin City Saints. When the 31-year-old isn’t busy playing a hapless sports mogul or guest starring on shows like Arrested Development, The Office, and The League, he brings his off-color humor to the stage with his Funny Human tour.