Friday, March 27, 2015

Boulder Arts Week

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 2:08pm

In its second year, this weeklong event celebrates the Boulder community's artistic and cultural offerings. Experience First Friday showcases, exhibits, dance performances, and symposia that range from contemporary ballet classes to Dark Star Orchestra concerts. Don't miss meet-and-greets with local artists such as Raina Gentry and Sammy Lee. Days, times vary. 

USASA Nationals

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:10pm

Top amateur athletes compete for the national title in snowboarding and freeskiing at the largest contest for non-professionals. Regional leaders in slalom, giant slalom, slopestyle and railjam events show off their speed and skills in this two-week action-packed event. Days, times vary. 

Rob Schneider

Submitted by Cat Rolwes on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:32pm

While Rob Schneider is best known for his longtime friendship with Adam Sandler and role as the "Richmeister” on Saturday Night Live, the Emmy Award winner has much more to offer as a writer, director, and producer. In 2009, he returned to standup after 20 years to create his first comedy album, Registered Offender. Now, he's released a second album with brand-new material for his tour. Days, times vary. 

It Follows

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:33pm

Get your heart racing with this indie thriller. Jay, a teen girl, ends a sleepy summer with a pursuit of paranormal thrills. Director David Robert Mitchell is sure to frighten viewers with teasing camerawork and an eerie soundtrack. Check out one of the opening day showings or save the scares for later in the weekend. Fri, times vary.

Instagram Takeover

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:35am

Explore stunning architecture, ritzy retail, and foamy beer through this Mile High City shutterbug's lens. Join Rich Grant via Instagram for a filtered tour of Denver in conjunction with Doors Open Denver. Use the hashtag #DOD2015 to interact with the artist as he snaps all over Denver. Fri, all day.



Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Tue, 01/27/2015 - 3:54pm

Nature is anything but natural in Jason DeMarte’s Confected, a Month of Photography show that explores a commercial version of nature. DeMarte’s staged "nature" photos move into a hyperreal space that does more to separate us from reality than to unite us with it. Tue-Sat noon-6 p.m. 

The New Wild West

Submitted by Camilla Sterne on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:16am

For some, the Wild West is a distant fantasy; for the artists in this exhibition, it's their reality and source of inspiration. Featuring the contemporary paintings of Laurie Justus Pace, Dominique Samyn, Bruce Marion, Larisa Aukon, and others, this show sheds light on the prairies and cityscapes as well as the philosophies behind our rugged land. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun noon-4 p.m.

Kazuo Ishiguro

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:37pm

Kazuo Ishiguro has reached some of the highest peaks of the literary world (and beyond). The Japanese-born scribe’s many achievements include a prestigious Man Booker Prize for his beloved novel The Remains of the Day and an Order of the British Empire from his adopted home country. Fresh off the release of The Buried Giant—his first novel in 10 years—Ishiguro is stopping by Denver to discuss his craft.

William Hill's "The Raven"

Submitted by Mary Clare Fischer on Fri, 01/23/2015 - 3:00pm

Could we ever find the Colorado Symphony a bore? Quoth the raven, “Nevermore.” Colorado Symphony principal timpanist William Hill partners with the Colorado Symphony Chorus for the world premiere of an homage to Edgar Allen Poe’s famously haunting poem, “The Raven.” Oboist Peter Cooper will open the show with the concerto Down a River of Time followed by an orchestra performance of the suite from Igor Stravinsky's The Firebird before Hill closes the evening. Fri-Sat 7:30 p.m.

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Submitted by Corrie Sahling on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 3:35pm

Inspired by people who spend life on the road, Hurray for the Riff Raff singer/songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra set out to hitchhike across the country at age 17, eventually settling in New Orleans. There, she learned to play the banjo, founded her Americana musical collective, and was inspired to write many of the bluesy, folksy songs on her latest album, Small Town Heroes. Fri 9 p.m.