08/2015

Friday, August 28, 2015
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Riot Fest & Rodeo

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 10:41am

This three-day festival trades tents for hotels, with plenty of amenities you wouldn’t get if the festival were more remote (think lockers and cell phone charging stations). Although the majority of the vast lineup skews rock-punk-pop—Andrew W.K., Rancid, Alkaline Trio, OK Go, Thrice, the list goes on—there’s also a fair amount of indie bands and hip hop artists in the mix, such as Nada Surf, Yelawolf, and De La Soul. We haven't even mentioned the can't-miss headliners: indie-rock mainstays Modest Mouse and the Pixies, rock god Iggy Pop, and legendary rap artists Snoop Dogg and Run DMC.

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog!

Submitted by Morgan Tilton 2 on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 3:08pm

What’s enormous, fire truck red, and everyone’s best friend? Answer: a family icon. Clifford the Big Red Dog will be strolling through the Outlets at Castle Rock to brighten and entertain back-to-school shoppers. Kiddos under 10 years old can dress in their best red garb and pose for a snapshot with Clifford, who will then give them a $5 gift card to use at any store in the mall. Don't miss the face painting and coloring stations that will help illustrate the canine's impact. Fri 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Land, Sea and City

Submitted by Cassa Niedringhaus on Thu, 06/18/2015 - 1:43pm

There are no lanterns to signal which paintings in this comprehensive exhibit depict land and which represent the sea, but we think you'll be able to tell for yourself. The 18 participating artists, who hail from New Mexico (land), the East Coast (sea), and beyond, provide a glimpse into the country’s shifting landscapes through their varied paintings.

Come Dig the Essence

Submitted by Sarah Cahalan on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:58pm

Fresh off his ambassadorship to Mexico City in conjunction with the Biennial of the Americas, local artist Matt Scobey returns to Denver with this new collection of sculptures. Each of these monocast works is one-of-a-kind and many, including light installations and pieces blending concrete and light, were created specifically for the space. The exhibition is a continuation of Scobey's previous experimental works and utilizes varying forms to create objects that are simultaneously foreign yet familiar. Wed-Fri noon-7 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 p.m.

Foodie Cinema

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:33am

Instead of just making dinner while you watch TV, now you can mix up the culinary confections seen on TV (or in the theater). The films used as inspiration range from beloved classics (Babette's Feast) to new releases (Chef), but all feature mouthwatering eats.

Culture on the Green

Submitted by Molly Duffy on Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:13pm

Enjoy the fresh air and a free concert as the Colorado Wind Ensemble performs its season highlights and a few traditional tunes. Conducted by David Kish, the lively symphony of 40 woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments will create a great soundtrack for a picnic. Fri 6:30-8 p.m.

Historic Elitch Theatre Indoor Classic Film Series: Spaceballs

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:30pm

An improvisational comedy show with Radio Voodoo and a talkback with Spaceballs star Jim J. Bullock (Price Valium) are just the bookends of this kick-off event. In between the shows, munch on some popcorn and watch Elitch Theatre alumnus Dick Van Pattan as King Roland, a doting father who calls on the help of Lone Starr and Barf to rescue his planet and his daughter, Princess Vespa, from the clutches of the evil Dark Helmet.

No Escape

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:40am

Enjoy the adrenaline rush of the chase from the comfort of your cushy seat during this action-packed thriller. Owen Wilson stars as a businessman and father caught in a life-or-death struggle when a rebellion breaks out in his new Southeast Asian home. Fortunately, your only struggle will be deciding which cocktail you should try at the Landmark Theatre bar. Fri 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Ghost World

Submitted by Molly Duffy on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:50am

Bring your best eyeroll and snarky one-liners to this showing—Enid and Rebecca certainly have theirs down as they navigate post-high school life. No extroverted, obnoxious, pseudo-bohemian losers allowed. Fri 10 p.m.

Three Days Grace

Submitted by Henry Gargan on Wed, 08/26/2015 - 12:32pm

These Canadian alt-metal veterans are making their way to Denver to promote their latest album, Human. It's the first Three Days Grace album of the Matt Walst era, and the first in Colorado since Walst replaced Adam Gontier as lead vocalist. Casual fans of the genre can rest assured that the band, though perhaps entering "aging rocker" territory, still packs a punch. Fri 8 p.m.

The Room

Submitted by Molly Duffy on Tue, 08/25/2015 - 10:11am

It's routinely described as "the worst movie ever" by critics and fans alike, but the unresolved plot lines, overly dramatic music and fantasically cheesy dialogue have only elevated the adoration of Tommy Wiseau's 2003 cult classic. Experience the film, often complete with Rocky Horror-esque audience participation, for one night only. Fri 11:59 p.m.