A hidden gem of singer-songwriter circles hits Denver, and she's bringing her family with her—figuratively speaking. The acclaimed NYC-based musician's most recent album, Reunion, draws inspiration from her immigrant grandmother and the rest of her social circle to sing tales of life, death, and other commonalities of the human experience. Sat 8 p.m.
Folk-rock troubadour John Common and his Blinding Flashes of Light combine a dash of accordion, a bit of cello, and a whole lot of acoustic joy with Common's gravely voice to create soulful, sincere songs that sound familiar, but never stale. It's not revolutionary. It's just good music. Sat 7:30 p.m.
The next generation of artistic talent on the Front Range prepares to move to a new level. This exhibit will highlight a variety of unrelated paintings, photographs, and spatial art from 14 new Metro State fine arts graduates, but this doesn't mark the end for them. These artists have plenty of game left to play.
Turns out that junk mail might be more useful than you thought. For Janice McDonald, it holds hidden beauty. She uses her discarded postal refuse to create collages that belie their everyday origins. Barbara Carpenter also makes art out of the ordinary, using her iPhone to capture the spontaneity of her daily walks with her dog, Daisy. Meet both artists at the opening reception Friday evening.
Science fiction has been tantilizing—and terrifying—readers since Mary Shelley wrote of reanimating the dead 200 years ago, but the genre has since grown past print. More than 20 artists working in various media—paint, photography, glass, stone, and digital—gaze into our dark, horrifying, and wondrous future at 40 West Art Gallery's Sci-Fi Fall Arts Harvest. Tue-Sat noon-4 p.m.
Deemed a favorite rapper by both Jay-Z and 50 Cent, Talib Kweli is a luminary in the commercial rap scene. His music powerful in a lyrical and rythmic sense, it has a tendency to make you think while you dance to the beat. Joining him will be Big K.R.I.T.—a young artist heavily influenced by the Southern hip-hop of the 90s—the Foodchain, and Alex Chadwick. Sun 8:30 p.m.
Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of those we have lost. On this iconic Latin holiday, be one of 40 people to dine, drink, and revel in some spooky fun at Linger. Proceeds benefit the Eric Care program, dedicated to assiting families during the loss of a child to terminal illness. Thu 6-10 p.m.
After you select your favorite handcrafted bowl (donated by local potters), fill it with soup from the ever-popular Snarf's. A collaboration between Boulder artists and buisness owners—this culinary event raises funds for the Boulder County AIDS Project. Enjoy music by Wallpaper House Band and spirits brewed by Boulder Distillery. Thu 6:30 p.m.
Chef Troy Guard of TAG Restaurant and acclaimed winemaker James Foley of California's Seamus Wines utilize fall's finest flavors during this five-course dining event. A lineup of rich, full-bodied wines accompany decadent cuisine, like maine lobster carpaccio and beef cheek sauberbraten. Tue 7 p.m.
Decked out in shiny, futuristic costumes, this Australian electro-pop duo offers nothing less than a cinematic experience. Their dreamy electronic anthems combined with smoke machines and colorful lighting round out to an unforgettable, otherworldy experience. Tue 9 p.m.
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