Thursday, February 11, 2016

Detention Nation

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Wed, 12/09/2015 - 4:41pm

You've probably developed an image of an immigrant who tries to cross the border between the United States and Mexico, but do you know what happens when that person is caught? This display takes a look inside the detention centers that house the would-be immigrants caught by border patrol. Letters from detainees line the walls of the space, while installations mimic the bunks, cells, and barbed wire that make up life in a detention center. Tue-Sat noon-5 p.m.

GenghisCon Denver

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 9:34am

Whether you own an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons player's handbook or you simply love a good game night, this massive convention will entertain you for hours on end. Join your fellow gamers in a wide variety of board games, video games, and tabletop RPGs, plus meet special guests such as game designer Ross Watson and cosplayer extraordinaire Carl Martin. Thu-Sun, times vary. 

How Did I Get Here

Submitted by Dan Roe on Mon, 02/08/2016 - 8:40pm

At age 27, Sierra Quitiquit has mastered the world of skiing (starring in Warren Miller's feature film Ticket To Ride) and modeling (on a Times Square billboard for American Eagle), but her journey hasn't been easy. Watch the struggles and triumphs of her mercurial rise in her new documentary film. Pre-screening, enjoy music by percussive guitarist Grayson Erhard and alternative folk group Pandas & People while bidding on goods from such local establishments as Prana, Keen, and Stem Ciders in the silent auction.

Chocolate, Cheese, and Bubbles

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Thu, 12/10/2015 - 2:50pm

Cozy up in this Highland cheese shop for a Valentine's day crash course featuring the three most important C's: cheese, chocolate, and champagne. Arrive early to nab a glass of bubbly, which you can enjoy as the shop's cheesemongers guide you through a tasting and explain how to create the perfect pairing. Afterward, sidle up to the counter and order a few chunks of your favorite cheeses to take home or give to a loved one. Thu 7-8:30 p.m.