Thursday, March 26, 2015

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy

Submitted by Wyatt Stayner on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 4:10pm

Glimpse your favorite animated characters as they move their acts from the television screen to the ice skating rink. Classic stars like Little Mermaid and Tinker Bell will make appearances along with the cast from Toy Story and Pixar's Cars. Thu-Sun, times vary.

The Breakfast Club 30th Anniversary

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:31pm

Don’t you forget about this showing of the John Hughes ’80s cult classic. Catch the flick on the big screen and relive the story of a brain, an athlete, a basketcase, a princess, and a criminal. This special viewing includes extra content, including interviews with the cast and filmmakers in a retrospective featurette. Thu 7:30 p.m.

Elk Mountains Grand Traverse

Submitted by Corrie Sahling on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:23am

When the clock strikes midnight, skiers will take off from Crested Butte to climb more than 7,800 vertical feet and traverse 40 miles into Aspen. This backcountry race requires that all skiers carry mandatory safety gear and travel in teams of two. Spectators can cheer on the athletes from the deck of Butte 66 Roadhouse. Thu-Sat, times vary.

Lascaux and Prehistoric Art

Submitted by Danielle Ennis on Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:32pm

Local abstract artist Frederic Pinchon will lead a lecture, discussion, and Q&A on Lascaux, a historic site of caves in southwestern France. Revisit this setting of ancient art, famous for its paleolithic paintings. Thu 6-7:30 p.m. 

Nerd Nite

Submitted by Nicole Blanchard on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:16pm

Geek out at the latest installment of this monthly lecture series that combines learning and laughs. Discover all kinds of bizarre facts about teeth from local dentist Alexandra Bassett, and explore the importance of anatomical patterns via computer grids with physician Brian Hanson. Got nerd knowledge of your own to impart? You could help close out the night with one of two five-minute impromptu presentations, with speakers chosen at random from the audience. Thu 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Vail Film Festival

Submitted by Jake Jensen on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:57pm

Now in its 12th year, the venerable Vail Film Festival returns with another round of hotly anticipated screenings, galas, and special events. On the lineup for 2015 are two world premieres, 25 features comprising both narratives and documentaries, and 49 other short films, animated works, and student creations.

New Kids on the Block

Submitted by Callie Sumlin on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 2:01pm

No, the infamous boy band is not coming to Denver—but you can expect plenty of ’80s jams at this Imbibe event. Celebrate Colorado Craft Beer Week with 20 different breweries, all under two years old, tasting unlimited samples from the likes of Ratio Beerworks, Mockery Brewing, and Fiction Beer Company. Attendees are encouraged to hit the dance floor in their best ’80s costumes; the best ones will win beer-related prizes. Thu 7:30-10:30 p.m..

Trout Steak Revival

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:52pm

Denver’s own Trout Steak Revival has been impressing audiences with its indie-grass-folk tunes since 2008, but it wasn’t until last year, when the group won the Telluride Bluegrass band competition, that it began receiving the national attention it deserves. The five-piece string band is known for its quick-picking, complex harmonies, and general embodiment of Rocky Mountain bluegrass. This show will double as the album release party for Brighter Every Day. Thu 8 p.m.

In the Red and Brown Water

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

In a Louisiana town suspended between myth and reality, a young track star must choose between her big dreams and caring for her ailing mother. This theatrical poem (part dance, part song, part story) is a seductive and intoxicating tale of womanhood and navigating life’s murky waters. Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m.

TV on the Radio

Submitted by Kiran Herbert on Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:03pm

Experimental indie-rockers TV on the Radio have reaped critical acclaim since the band’s inception in 2001, and their latest album, Seeds, is no exception. Unique to the core, the quartet writes melodic tunes that mesh electronic music with trippy, atmospheric sounds. Danceable beats and a creative visual component make for a can’t-miss live show. Thu 9 p.m.