A midnight screening of Muppets creator Jim Henson's 1982 ominous fantasy about a planet ruled by an evil, lizard-like Skeksis, an orphan raised by peace-loving wizards sets out to find the missing shard of the Dark Crystal, which may restore balance to the world.
There are some secrets of deception that only the magician can know. This documentary film—which has been in the making for more than a decade—gives a glimpse unto the fascinating life of 20th century master of tricks Ricky Jay. Scenes unfold to reveal the history and mentors that inspired this actor, writer, and historian’s illusionary talents.
At this screening it's not only OK to talk during the movie, it's encouraged. Tickets come with mustaches and "yazz flute" to play along with Ron during his melodically intense seduction of Veronica Corningstone. So polish your Ron Burgundy impression, and prove that "You're so wise...like a miniature buddha, covered in hair." Fri 10 p.m.
Ready, set, roll: Lace up—and dust off—your skates for this inaugural roller disco party. Friday nights are a blast from the past with beats by DJ PopAlot, a light-and-sound show, and a whole lot of skating. Favorite tunes like “YMCA” and “Ghostbusters” are sure to revive the nostalgic feelings. Feeling shaky? Free skate lessons will be offered prior to the event.
Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe—is there anywhere that Anais Mitchell hasn’t traveled? Drawing inspiration from her multicultural experiences, this folk singer's music incorporates gentile harmonies with mellow drums and lazy horns. Listen for the track “Young Man In America”—an excellent example of her skill in blending folk-y beats with her trademark lyrical narratives.
With his Academy, Golden Globe, and Grammy Awards, Ryan Bingham has redefined the phrase “triple threat.” Popular for his ballad “The Weary Kind” written for the movie Crazy Heart, this Texan frames his gravelly voice with acoustic-heavy guitar in many of his mellow tracks.
Cool off without getting drenched with Frederick Pichon’s water-inspired paintings. Using tranquil blues and overlapping textures, Pichon captures the fluidity of this element in his contemporary work. Look for new pieces from this Denver native, including the acrylic Diver #1 depicting a graceful diver plunging into a pool from above. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun 1-5 p.m.
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