Join this gypsy-rock quartet as they return home for their annual Halloween performance, complete with elaborate costumes and stage decorations. Distinguishing themselves from the average indie group with romantic instruments—including accordion, violin, and sousaphone—DeVotchKa gained national prominence (and a Grammy) for their scoring of 2006's Little Miss Sunshine.
After more than a decade of music-making, this Boulder-based group founded by drummer Dave Watts continues to evolve its unique, hybrid sound. Incorporating jazz, funk, salsa, and Afrobeat, The Motet's eight members evoke nonstop movement and energy from the crowd with spontaneous rythyms and melodies. Sun 9 p.m.
Embrace the wintry weather with seasonal works from local artists. Abstract winter landscapes by Theodore Waddell, striking bear portraits by Robert McCauley, and spiritual paintings by Rocky Hawkins are sure to leave you feeling the holiday spirit. Tue-Sat 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Tsogo Mijid channels themes of a nomadic lifestyle in his abstract paintings. Elements of traditional art and culture from Mongolia, Mijid's homeland, can be found in his works. Sylvia Jung's contemporary art is a fusion of painting and collage. Her paper-based collages are made with a variety of materials, including ink, oil paints, and photographs. Fri 6-10 p.m.; Sat-Sun noon-5 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.
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.
This fright-free musical Halloween celebration can be enjoyed by all ages. Join the Colorado Symphony for their annual late October concert featuring music from the Harry Potter movies and similarly themed tunes. Make sure to show up in costume—the musicians will. Sun 2:30 p.m.
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