Tuesday, August 04, 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.

Take a Child to the Opera

Submitted by Skyler Inman on Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:30am

Your grandparents may be more fond of opera than your rambunctious toddler, but now she can enjoy the classic music form, too. Before this matinee showing of famed Italian production La Traviata, families can enjoy activites such as interactive theatrical games, a tour of the Gilpin History Museum (which provides rich ancedotes about Central City's past), and a bring-your-own picnic in the Opera House Gardens. Post-production, head to the Opera Patio for a meet-and-greet with cast members. Tue 11:30 a.m.

Flatirons Food Film Festival Benefit

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:03pm

Small plates, short films, local beer, and riveting opera are all on tap at this tantalizing fundraising event. Nosh on small plates made by Kelly Whitaker of Basta, Kyle Mendenhall of the Kitchen, and John Platt of Riffs. Then, settle in with a Great Divide IPA as you're treated to modern tunes from Opera on Tap and foodie documentaries from award-winning web serires the Perennial Plate. Proceeds benefit the Flatiron Food Film Festival in October, a multi-day celebration of culinary cinema and sustainable food. Tue 6:30-9 p.m.

Chet Faker

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Thu, 06/11/2015 - 9:46am

Chet Faker—who takes his name from jazz legend Chet Baker—writes, records, and performs all his downtempo electronic indie music himself. The Australian-born, Brooklyn-based musician came to prominence in 2012 with a cover of Blackstreet's “No Diggity,” and his debut album, Built on Glass, was released last year to critical acclaim.