Thursday, October 08, 2015

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.

Reading Until Dawn Con

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 9:02am

If you've ever dreamed of staying up 'til the wee hours of the morning conversing with your favorite authors and bloggers, then this four-day author-reader convention is for you.

Bites and Brews for Biodiversity

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:20pm

The places and wildlife that make our state so beautiful deserve to be celebrated. Join Rocky Mountain Wild, a nonprofit that strives to protect our wildlands, at this evening soirée, which will feature a live auction, cold brews from Odell's Brewing Company, and tasty appetizers from Serendipity Catering. Additionally, hear a presentation from photographer and adventurer John Davis, who will share stories about his treks through some of our country's few remaining wildlife corridors. Thu 5:30-9 p.m. 

The Road to Paris with Activist Randy Hayes

Submitted by Karah Kemmerly on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:34pm

Understanding climate change discussions at the Conference of the Parties can be complicated—thankfully activist Randy Hayes, founder of environmental think tank Foundation Earth, is here to help. At this enlightening talk presented by the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, he'll lead you through the history of United Nations climate change discussions, recounting victories and upsets from personal experience as a conference participant. Then, local delegates planning to represent Colorado this December will discuss their goals for the 21st Conference of the Parties.

Fall Harvest and Wine Tasting Class

Submitted by Sarah Strohl on Tue, 10/06/2015 - 1:19pm

Harvest season has begun, which means it's time to take advantage of those fresh squashes appearing on the shelves of your local grocery store. Learn how to whip up a harvest feast in this small class, which will feature produce from local farms in dishes such as wild rice salad with pumpkin vinaigrette and Camembert raviolio with caramelized leek and cinnamon mushroom coulis. The courses will be paired with wines from Western Slope vineyards. Thu 6:30-9 p.m.

Baby with the Bathwater

Submitted by Cassa Niedringhaus on Mon, 08/10/2015 - 1:58pm

New parents John and Helen likely didn’t read parenting books or enroll in classes to prepare for life with their little one. In fact, when the baby arrives, they can’t decide upon the infant’s name—even gender. They settle on Daisy, though the baby grows up to be a resentful, confused man. Penned by celebrated playwright Christopher Durang, this dark comedy critiques lackluster parenting and its lasting effects. Thu-Sat 7:30 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. 

Joe Jackson

Submitted by Henry Gargan on Mon, 10/05/2015 - 1:48pm

Since his 1979 debut, this working-class English troubadour has flourished over the years by adapting to the changing conventions of pop music while maintaining a distinct, recognizable sound. His trademark to-the-point lyrical style, first heard in 1979's "Is She Really Going Out With Him?" survives on his latest album in tracks such as "If It Wasn't For You" and "Junkie Diva." Thu 8 p.m.