Friday, March 06, 2015

Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:08pm

Gather on the downtown streets to glimpse unusual athletes in this winter spectacle. Watch the ancient art of ski joring, in which a horse and rider pull skiers over jumps and obstacles. A winter mountain bike race, paintball match, and Nordic racing round out the weekend. Fri-Sun, times vary. 


Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:03pm

Try your best to keep things straight as you hear the tangled story of Victoria, a defeated, starving soprano living in 1930s Paris. She is saved by Toddy, a gay cabaret performer when he decides she needs a gimmick: She’ll pretend to be a man playing a woman. Victoria becomes the toast of Paris, until things get tricky when a famous Chicago gangster falls in love with her/him. Days, times vary. 

The Colorado Romp

Submitted by Corrie Sahling on Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:40am

Snowshoe for the cure with this beginner-friendly event to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Participants can test their abilities in a 3K timed race or  traverse the flat course during a 3K or 5K walk. A free pancake breakfast will be served before the race at the Nordic Center, while opportunities to win gear and prizes will be available afterward. Fri 7:30 a.m.-noon. 

Lightning Bells | Wonder Bolts

Submitted by Kelsey Anne Lindsey on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:32pm

After a two-month residency at PlatteForum, Cole Bee Wilson is looking to answer this question: “What is the difference between music and noise?” Wilson debuts his exhibition—the primary focus being an interactive bowed piano—with an opening night of live performances and music. Fri 5:30-8 p.m.

—Photo Courtesy of Cole Bee Wilson 


Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:41pm

Wendy Harriman’s macramé wall hangings integrate timber with knotted fibers, suede, and even feathers. This bohemian exhibition features one-of-a-kind modern works, which each begin with the discovery of a piece of driftwood that informs each piece's aesthetic. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.

Making the Mountain

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 2:57pm

Swing by 2015's first installment of this quarterly talk, which lets aspiring writers and other artists pick the brains of their successful counterparts. This go-around will feature Rachel Sturtz, a Denver-based freelance journalist with clips in magazines like Esquire and Outside; the co-founders of Winter Session, a local that makes leather goods by hand; and Garrett Ammon, artistic director of Denver dance company Wonderbound. It’s a must-attend for any creative type wondering how to achieve success in his or her field. Fri 6 p.m.

Something Different: A Comedy Show

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 12:27pm

Comedian Katie Rubin uses hysterical impressions and impeccable accents to lightheartedly poke fun at humanity and create awareness of the spiritual journey. Her keen observations on addiction, dating, and her own quirky life (among other topics) create a sassy comic experience. Fri 8 p.m.


Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:29am

Electronic music and hip-hop lovers will enjoy Datsik, the stage name of Canadian musician Tory Beetles. A longtime rap fan, Datsik’s style is pure dubstep, relying on heavy drums, bass, and robotic samples to create an aggressive sound. Fri 9 p.m.