Thursday, June 30, 2016

They Still Live

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 9:39am

Explore the intricacies of lineage and identity at this meditative exhibit, which features portraits by Denver-based photographer Thomas “Detour” Evans. By juxtaposing scenes of modern American life with traditional African masks and art, Evans brings viewers to the crossroads of family histories. The project, which is both a statement of pride and a lament for lost ancestry, demands viewers to ask themselves what it means to be African-American. Tue-Sun 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Thomas Evans

Guido Ignatti: Tapiados

Submitted by Meg McIntyre on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:15am

Argentinian artist Guido Ignatti is making his American debut with this contemporary solo exhibition. Ignatti’s tapiados—the Spanish term for structures that create a blockage—combine painted wood and electrical lighting to convey a sense of obstruction and incite curiosity about what might exist on the other side of the barrier. The works evoke urban landscapes and create a three-dimensional effect that highlights the tension between figure and ground. Wed-Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat noon-5 p.m.

Film On The Fly: Top Gun

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:34am

At this free screening in Denver International Airport's new open-air plaza, the only checks you'll be writing are the ones your body can't cash. The night kicks off with a live rock show by ’80s tribute band New Sensation and a barbecue meal prepared by chefs from Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. After dinner, watch Maverick (Tom Cruise) complete aerial stunts, lose his partner, and shine in combat in this classic action flick. Thu 5 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons


Ghost Pepper Wing-Eating Contest

Submitted by Dan Roe on Tue, 06/28/2016 - 9:25am

The competition will really heat up during this food-focused battle of endurance. Look on as contestants devour wings covered in spicy ghost pepper sauces—the eater who makes it through every plate will take home $50 and dinner for two. While you watch these hungry candidates battle it out, enjoy live music by bluesy group Lady and the Gentlemen and folk band the Heartstring Hunters as well as your own platter of 50-cent wings. Thu 5 p.m.

—Image courtesy of Ghost BBQ & Spirits

The Archivist

Submitted by Gina Gresko on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 1:17pm

Playwright, actor, and director Denver native Thaddeus Phillips returns to the Mile High City with an original piece. His drama discusses cinema’s profound impact on humanity and how the way we've told stories has changed since the advent of film. The abstract piece focuses on the sometimes-skewed filmic records of history we preserve and what they say about our modern culture. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 3 p.m.