Hip-hop hasn't caught on in mainstream literature appreciation, but one University of Colorado English professor seeks to change that. This presentation will offer an insider's look at an art form often misunderstood and help the uninitiated finally tell the difference between Yeezy and Weezy. Wed 7 p.m.
Carol Burnett stars in this compilation of award-winning lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim's most famous material. Premiering in England in 1992, and reaching Broadway in 1999, this musical revue now exists in film form, captured in high definition. Tue 7 p.m.
Join Water for People for a celebration of girls around the world with a cocktail hour and screening of the highly praised documentary, Girl Rising. This film follows the stories of nine remarkable young women who are battling the odds to gain education and empowerment. Wed 6-9 p.m.
In this 1974 action flick, Pam Grier plays the strong and sexy lead seeking revenge on the mobsters who murdered her man. Once called the first female action hero by Quentin Tarantino, Pam Grier will be at the screening to tell stories and spill secrets during the film. Stay late for a Q&A after the credits roll. Mon 7 p.m.
Take a trip behind the scenes of Denver's Wonderbound dance company through Eric Dallimore's intense, silver gelatin photographs. After spending a year documenting the dancers and directors in the studio and at every performance, Dallimore pared down his collection to 24 striking images. Tue-Sun noon-5 p.m.
The genesis of artistic genius rarely sees the light of day, but Origins takes the audience inside the minds—and sketchbooks—of more than 20 artists. The doodles, drawings, lists, and other everyday inspirations that lead to more refined work will be on display, some alongside the finished products. Opening reception Fri 5-9 p.m.; Thu-Fri noon-8 p.m.
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