Thursday, May 28, 2015

Under the Same Sun: Colorado and Russia

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:52am

Russian artist Ulrich Gleiter and Coloradan David Grossmann draw comparisons between Russia and the Centennial State through this exhibit. Gleiter and Grossmann’s impressionistic landscapes echo one another, illustrating the similarities between their far-flung subjects. Revel in the familiar beauty of the Rockies before taking in Gleiter’s depictions of rugged Caucasus scenes, which will return to Denver in 2016 for the Coors Western Art Exhibit. Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

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.

Looking for a Cure and Slow to Draw

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:11pm

Ron Gerbrandt and Diana Pettusthe artists behind Looking for a Cure and Slow to Draw, respectivelyboth attended the University of Colorado, Boulder (the former for architectural engineering, the latter for photography).

Laurie Dodd

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:45pm

This mixed media artist is all about the negative—space, that is. Laurie Dodd uses dye, paint, wax, fiber, and ink beneath layers of wax, a technique know as encaustic. She employs plenty of empty space in her compositions to give the eye time to rest after it absorbs sharp graphic lines and flowing curves. Fri 6-9 p.m. or by appointment. 

Goldyn's 8th Birthday Party

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 2:19pm

Party like it’s your own birthday in celebration of Goldyn’s eighth.  The LoHi boutique is throwing a bash featuring complimentary snacks from neighboring Little Man Ice Cream and brews from Denver Beer Co. Dance the night away to jams provided by Mile High Soul Club, and enjoy a gratis gift bag of Wunder Werkz posters and items from the Woods Fine Jewelry with any Goldyn purchase. Thu 6-9 p.m.

REEL Recovery Film Festival

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:47am

This film fest documents dozens of aspects of addiction recovery, from alcoholism and drug addiction to mental illness and eating disorders. The weekend-long series opens with a presentation by former CBS sportscaster and Access Hollywood anchor Pat O’Brien, who is in recovery from alcoholism, along with a concert by Loveland musician and X Factor contestant Jeff Brinkman.

Pedaling4Parkinson's Fund-Raiser: Back to the Future

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:36am

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of this classic sci-fi comedy on behalf of a worthy organization: Denver nonprofit Pedaling4Parkinson’s. Michael J. Fox, known for his struggle with Parkinson’s disease, stars alongside Christopher Lloyd as the pair travel back in time to meet Fox’s parents. Enjoy a special taped introduction from Fox himself, as well as a complimentary Lagunitas beer at the showing. Ticket proceeds benefit Pedaling4Parkinson’s, a charity that hosts a yearly ride to fund research into the cure for Parkinson’s disease. Thu 7:30 p.m.

The Forgotten Kingdom presented by the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:42am

This award-winning 2013 film follows a young South African man’s journey from Johannesburg to rediscover his home country of Lesotho. While living in the mountainous village where he was born, he’s drawn in by the struggles and triumphs of the locals, including his childhood friend, Dineo. Post-screening, the Touching Tiny Lives Foundation will host a discussion about its work supporting infants and children affected by HIV/AIDS in the Mokhotlong and Thaba Tseka regions of Lesotho. Thu 7:30 p.m.

Bianca Del Rio’s Rolodex of Hate

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 05/25/2015 - 8:49pm

Bianca Del Rio conquered the last season of the massively popular reality TV competition RuPaul’s Drag Race, earning the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar and amassing a devoted cult following. The performer has garnered comparisons to the late Joan Rivers, thanks to her over-the-top appearance and bawdy, brutally honest style of humor that rips deep into her targets. During the drag queen’s stand-up act, expect fiendishly hilarious skewerings of celebrities, pop culture icons, and quite possibly the audience member sitting next to you. Thu 8 p.m.

Hot Chip

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:33pm

London band Hot Chip creates hypnotic dance tunes by merging electronic beats with indie rock. The combination of vocals from Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard make this quintet stand out in a sea of synth-based samples, bringing an ethereal pop sensibility to club music. The band's sixth album, Why Makes Sense?—released this month—celebrates R&B, disco, and ’90s hip-hop, embracing the past while looking toward the future. Thu 8 p.m.