Friday, February 05, 2016

Moveable Feast

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 5:37pm

Ready your tastebuds for an indulgent getaway. Derek Poirier of Valrhona Chocolate will lead guests in elegant events throughout the weekend, including a Port and Bourbon pairing session, a chocolate and champagne meet and greet, and breakfast in the Lake Terrace dining room followed by a Taittinger champagne tasting. Fri-Sun, times vary.

Colorado Dulcimer Festival

Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:05pm

Folk musicians and enthusiasts gather for two days of workshops, concerts, and orchestra performances incorporating both the hammered dulcimer (many strings that are struck with hammers) and the mountain dulcimer (four strings that are plucked). This year's featured guest artists include Steve Schneider, who played the hammered dulcimer on the soundtrack of Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame. Don't miss the new traditional dances workshop for instruction in square dancing, the contra, and waltzes—all dances that can be set to the gentle tones of the dulcimer.

Group Exhibition XIII

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Fri, 12/18/2015 - 11:17am

Why settle for one artist's work when you can see dozens in one show? Don't miss this group show highlighting the new works of Gallery 1261's member artists and frequent contributors. Look for portraiture from Mia Bergeron (a local artist who often curates exhibits for the gallery), still lifes from Colorado College grad Gregory Block, and figure work from Indian artist Suchitra Bhosle. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.


Submitted by Haley Gray on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 12:01pm

Heighten your senses with abstract works and photos by three Colorado-based artists. This curated show will feature work by cubist painter Alyson Khan, abstract expressionist Karen Roehl, and nature photographer Rebecca Zimmerman, all of whom seek to create a sense of energy in their varied pieces. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat noon-4 p.m.


Cherry Creek North Chef Cook-Off

Submitted by Carson Kohler on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 10:21am

This event for competitive foodies kicks off a month-long celebration of heart-healthy festivities. Chefs from Cherry Creek restaurants Blue Island Oyster Bar and Del Frisco's Grille will battle to see who can claim the title of street taco champion. Attendees will have the opportunity to taste and judge each creation as well as sip on wine and sway to live music. Proceeds benefit Denver's chapter of the American Heart Association. Fri 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Red@Rule: Love & War

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 02/02/2016 - 9:14am

Passions run high at this opening night event, which celebrates the works of seven contemporary artists. With works from Colorado-based artists such as Molly Bounds, Wilma Fiori, and Margaret Neumann, the sensual show explores the spectrum of human emotion, from love to hate and pleasure to pain. Fri 6-9 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Rule Gallery


Submitted by Gina Gresko on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:41pm

When a Mexican-American TV writer struggles to succeed at a ruthless Hollywood studio, she finds solace in a friendly Latino custodian. Moral and cultural conflicts arise as she begins to incorporate the janitor's story into her scripts. Catch the world premiere of this honest, witty comedy that blatantly addresses class, gender, and racial issues within the Mexican community and the United States as a whole. Days, times vary.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:06pm

Do you know how to spell "Weltanschauung" from memory? The brainiacs on stage in this production can. Six quirky kids compete for the title of Putnam County Spelling Bee champ in this Tony Award–winning one-act musical, featuring such beloved tunes as "Pandemonium" and "I Speak Six Languages." Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.


Submitted by Sophie Goodman on Mon, 02/01/2016 - 2:34pm

This electro-rock band’s chart-topping 11 studio albums have consistently been on the cutting edge of the electronic music scene. Sound Tribe’s danceable rock music regularly gets festival crowds grooving and has inspired collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory, and Pretty Lights among numerous others. Fri-Sat 8 p.m. 

—Photo courtesy of STS9

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 12:50pm

Remember the late great David Bowie at this 40th anniversary screening of a dramatic sci-fi thriller. The rock star gives an incredible performance as Thomas Jerome Newton, a humanoid alien from a drought-stricken planet who tries to save his home by looking for water on Earth. As the extraterrestrial visitor experiences both success and alienation, you'll appreciate both the bizarrely fascinating story and the additional 20 minutes of footage shown that was cut from the 1976 release. Fri 9:30 p.m.-midnight