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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