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July 2018

“Eyes On: Shimabuku” at the Denver Art Museum

July 29, 2018 - January 20, 2019

“Eyes On: Shimabuku” will showcase a video by Japan-based artist Shimabuku titled “Do snow monkeys remember snow mountains?” This video illustrates the adaptation of a group of Japanese snow monkeys living in a Texas desert sanctuary since they were brought to the U.S. in 1972. Initially featured at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017, this film analyzes the displacement of the monkeys from their natural habitat in the snow-capped mountains of Japan. The film also symbolically explores human migration and…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/eyes-shimabuku,
September 2018

“Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker” at the Denver Art Museum

September 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Visit the Denver Art Museum to experience “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker,” which will showcase about 100 prints from Rembrandt van Rijn’s career spanning from 1625 to 1665. The DAM will be the sole venue for this exhibition. Unforgettable images of biblical, portrait, allegory, still life, landscape, and genre artworks of the time demonstrate the mastery that cemented Rembrandt as one of the greatest artists in history. The exhibition will show how Rembrandt used his view of the world around him…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Exhibits
Website: denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/rembrandt-painter-printmaker,
October 2018

“Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings” at the Denver Art Museum

October 7, 2018 - January 6, 2019

This exhibition presents 39 drawings and one sculpture spanning the artists’ careers from 1961 through 2001. It offers an intriguing and insightful look at works on paper by two extraordinarily innovative modern artists. “Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings” is a survey of 40 collaborative works by contemporary artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen.The exhibition presents a chronological survey of works highlighting the ingenious ways in which Oldenburg and van Bruggen appropriated and re-invented form. Beginning with studies…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/claes-oldenburg-coosje-van-bruggen-drawings,

Adult Art Classes at Denver School of the Arts

October 23 - November 29

Beginning Drawing: 5 weeks, Tuesdays, 6 – 8:00 p.m.; Introduction to Watercolor: 4 weeks, Wednesdays, 6 – 8, Printmaking Sampler: 5 weeks, Thursdays, 6 – 8 p.m. Detailed information and registration forms debrosenbaum.com New Adult Art Classes starting soon at Denver School of the Arts Whether you’re new to art making or itching to get back to a practice long neglected, adult art classes at DSA offer fun, no-stress play with a variety of materials and techniques. All levels are…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Lectures and Classes
Website: debrosenbaum.com,

Origami for Seniors

October 23

Benefit from the tranquil art of paper folding and take away some beautiful items you’ve created from single sheets of paper.

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/origami-seniors-1,

Drunk Improv 5: Boos and Booze

October 26

One part improv show, one part drinking game, Drunk Improv is the sell-out event that pits the audience against the performers for ultimate glory (and, like, a lot of awesome prizes). On October 26th, Third Kind Improv will once again challenge audiences in our ultimate interactive drinking game! As improvisers create hilarious comedy in the face of extreme inebriation, can you outlast them to win the big prize? Or will you spend Halloween haunted by more than ghosts? After the…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: www.hktheaterproject.com/on-stage,

Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities–book release and original performance

October 26

Local author Nancy Stohlman to launch new collection of flash fiction, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities, with an original performance on Friday, Oct 26, 2018, at the Mercury Café, Denver. Local author Nancy Stohlman, called “flash fiction’s poster girl” by Wesword magazine in 2015 and included as #23 of Another 100 Colorado Creatives, will be releasing her 7th book of flash fiction, Madam Velvet’s Cabaret of Oddities on Friday, Oct 26 accompanied by an original staged performance. Stohlman has again…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Denver Metro Events
Website: nancystohlman.com/madamvelvet/,

All Things Gershwin!

October 27 - October 28

Gershwin: Lullaby for Strings Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major – Soloist, Wesley Leffingwell Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: Symphony Picture Pre-concert talk featuring Maestro Gamboa 30 minutes before each performance (included with all concert tickets) Aurora Fox Arts Center 9900 E Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80010 October 27, 2018 – 7:30 PM October 28, 2018 – 3 PM Adult $20 | Senior $15 | Students (18 under) Free

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: www.aurorasymphony.org/fall-masterworks.html, www.brownpapertickets.com/ref/1125222/event/3426497

A One Night Stand Halloween

October 28

One Night Stand Theater presents an evening of performances of short plays and stories about Halloween, horror, and the supernatural. The pieces include “Tuesday of the Dead” by Dan Weatherer, “Best Friend Becky” by Wayne Faust, “Death is a Many Splendored Thing” by Greg Freier, “They Burn Witches, Don’t They?” and “Followed” by Edith Weiss, “The Fateful Splinter” by Linda Berry, “The Bantam Phantom” by Lael J. Littke, and “No Bad Ideas in Brainstorming” by Jacob Dorn. For mature audiences.…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: One Night Stand Theater presents “A One Night Stand Halloween” on Sunday, October 28, 7:00 p.m. at the Vintage Theater, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora. This evening features performances and readings of short plays and stories about Halloween, horror, and the supernatural: “Tuesday of the Dead” by Dan Weatherer, “Best Friend Becky” by Wayne Faust, “Death is a Many Splendored Thing” by Greg Freier, “They Burn Witches, Don’t They?” and “Followed” by Edith Weiss, “The Fateful Splinter” by Linda Berry, “The Bantam Phantom” by Lael J. Littke, and “No Bad Ideas in Brainstorming” by Jacob Dorn. For mature audiences. Tickets are $10; to make reservations, e-mail tickets@onenightstandtheater.org or phone 303-725-4959. More information is available at www.onenightstandtheater.org. ,

Music with Friends: Free Concert with Ensemble Faucheux

October 30

Join Friends of Chamber Music on Oct 30, 6:00 PM for “Music with Friends,” a free concert at Denver’s Syntax Physic Opera featuring Ensemble Faucheux, performing works of living composers, women, and composers of color. Listen and learn with Ensemble Faucheux – Caleb Bradley (oboe), Ben Tomkins (violin), Catherine Beeson (viola), and Jennifer Choi (cello) – performing 20th century and contemporary works by Benjamin Britten, Imogen Holst, Peter Schickele, Jessica Mays, John Harrison, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Concert is free…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/music-with-friends-exploring-contemporary-classical-music,
November 2018

The Humans

November 1 - December 22

The most lauded play of the 2016 Broadway season, Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erick Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies…

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.curiostheatre.org/event/the-humans/,

And Toto too Theatre Company presents “The Pink Unicorn” Elise Forier Edie

November 1 - November 17

The Pink Unicorn-Trisha Lee, a Christian widow, living in a conservative Texas town, finds her life thrown into turmoil when her teenaged daughter announces she is “gender queer” and starting a gay and straight alliance club at school. This award winning one woman show stars Denver Favorite Missy Moore and runs November 1-17, 2018 Thursday-Saturday 7:30 pm at The Champa Street Studio. The Pink Unicorn is supported by The Next Stage NOW. The Next Stage NOW is an initiative of…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: www.andtototoo.org/nowplaying/,

Hazel Miller Jazz Concert

November 1

Experience the captivating sound of the Hazel Miller Jazz Quartet while supporting the Mizel Museum! Limited availability- Advanced ticket purchase required. Tickets $15.00pp. Doors open at 6:00 PM with the Concert starting at 7:00 PM Experience the captivating sound of the Hazel Miller Jazz Quartet! A sought-after performer in Colorado for the past 30 years, Hazel has opened for big names including Herbie Hancock, Bob Weir, Buddy Guy and James Taylor among others. This concert is presented in conjunction with…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: www.ticketfly.com/event/1761156-hazel-miller-jazz-trio-denver/,

Día De Los Muertos: First Friday Art Walk

November 2

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with us for First Friday! Join us in viewing local art galleries up and down Santa Fe and participate in fun themed activities including: face painting, a procession, and performances. Día de los Muertos is a predominately Mexican holiday where people remember and celebrate the lives and memories of family and friends who have passed. The holiday is a special time for everyone who holds a memory of a loved one near to their heart,…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.facebook.com/events/252225768820906/,

First Friday: Dia de los Muertos Art Walk

November 2

Join Museo in celebrating Day of the Dead this First Friday! Enjoy free admission to our exhibit “El Infinito” and food and clothing vendors. Also participate in fun activities such as face painting, a nichos workshop and sugar skull decorating. Enjoy free admission to Museo’s current exhibit “El Infinito” as part of the Denver Art District on Santa Fe’s art-walk. Our theme for November’s Cultural First Friday is Día de los Muertos. The Day of the Dead is a predominantly…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums--Free Days
Website: www.facebook.com/events/307764140037543/,

The Humans

November 3 - December 22

The most lauded play of the 2016 Broadway season, Stephen Karam’s The Humans is an uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in Lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies…

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.curioustheatre.org/event/the-humans/,

Ballet Ariel Open House

November 4

Ballet Ariel will host its annual Open House on Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Tour Ballet Ariel’s facility, meet the dancers of the professional company and enjoy free refreshments. Ballet Ariel will host its annual Open House on Sunday, November 4, 2018, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Known for its original choreography of traditional and non-traditional ballets, Ballet Ariel offers the finest in performance and dance education. The Ballet Ariel Company and School will dance excerpts from their fall season…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Kids and Families
Website: www.balletariel.org,

Calidore String Quartet

November 7

Friends of Chamber Music presents the Calidore String Quartet. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:30 p.m. at Gates Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets $40 each/$10 ages 30 and under. www.friendsofchambermusic.com Winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2017 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award, the Calidore first made international headlines as Grand Prize Winner of the University of Michigan’s inaugural International M-Prize competition in 2016. “The Calidore players performed . . . with synergistic brilliance and ferocious…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Music
Website: friendsofchambermusic.com/archives/concerts/calidore-string-quartet,

Knitting Circle

November 8

Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation around the Sam Gary fireplace.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Seniors
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/knitting-circle-22,

A GATEWAY TO THE INFINITE ARCHAEOASTRONOMY OF THE AZTEC EMPIRE

November 8

Explore the cosmos through the Aztec empire during this unique journey in Gates Planetarium. Learn about the many Aztec gods and important temples and observatories. This documentary is held at the Nature and Science Museum at 7pm. Explore the cosmos through the perspectives of the Aztec empire during this unique journey in Gates Planetarium. Learn about the pantheon of Aztec deities, such as Quetzalcoatl, and how important Aztec temples and observatories were often aligned with astronomical events. Using satellite imagery…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: www.dmns.org,
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