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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,
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/,

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/,

Colorado Ballet – The Nutcracker

November 24 - December 24

Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker returns for its 58th year. Live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Performances sell out, so get your tickets early! Colorado Ballet’s acclaimed Nutcracker, the largest in the state and named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award Contest, returns for its 58th year. Live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Performances sell out, so get your tickets early! Sat 11/24/18 – 1pm, Sat 11/24/18 – 6:30pm,…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Denver Metro Events
Website: www.coloradoballet.org/performances/the-nutcracker,
December 2018

Knitting Circle

December 13

5:30pm – 7:30pm Bring your knitting or crochet project and join other crafters in conversation around the Sam Gary fireplace.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Interest and Support Groups and Meetings
Website: www.denverlibrary.org/event/knitting-circle-23,

Art of Data, at the Boulder Public Library

December 14

The City of Boulder announces an open call to Front Range area artists to use the city’s Open Data Catalog as inspiration for an artwork. Selected work will be part of the exhibition Art of Data, at the Boulder Public Library December 14, 2018 – February 4, 2019. An honorarium will be available to participating artists. *** Applications will be accepted through May 31, 2018. ***

Categories: Arts and Culture, Exhibits
Website: boulderlibrary.org/exhibits/art-of-data-open-call/ #artofdata,

Posada Tradicional: Potluck of the Americas

December 14

Join Museo for Posada on December 14, 2018 from 6 to 8pm. Denver Public Libraries will have cooking books available for checkout. To participate bring a dish and $5, or enjoy for $20. Contact Janel Rosales for more info at development@museo.org Las Posadas is a Mexican tradition where community members get together to celebrate the journey of Joseph and Mary seeking a safe place. It is celebrated in the cities and towns of Mexico. Join Museo de las Americas for…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
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Mindful Looking at the Denver Art Museum

December 18

Slow down and spend time with one work of art each month. This month, join teaching specialist Molly Medakovich in exploring the vibrant light, rich colors, and bold figures of Kenneth Miller Adams’s Reapers (Harvest). Join us on the third Tuesday of each month for Mindful Looking, a program that invites you to slow down and spend time with a work of art. Together we’ll discover overlooked details, explore ideas, and make connections as we linger, look, and discuss.

Categories: Arts and Culture, Museums
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/mindful-looking-dec-18-2018,

Closing Reception – Holiday Fine Arts Festival

December 20

Come celebrate the holidays with Art Gym at our annual Holiday Fine Arts Festival with an closing party on Thursday, December 20 from 5 – 8PM. On display November 29 – December 21. Gallery Hours Monday through Friday from 9AM – 6PM. The festival offers a variety of work at affordable prices from over 40 of Art Gym’s members. The scope of artists included range from metalsmiths, printmakers, painters, mixed media, encaustic, and so much more. The festival will also…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Exhibits
Website: www.artgymdenver.com/gallery/current-shows/,

Shamanic Dolls Solstice Ball

December 21

A Full Moon Fairy Tale. Join us in your finest fairy glamour and lose yourself in the enchanted forest. An immersive theater adventure featuring aerialists, live music, holiday treats and healing offerings. Dance party to follow performances! ~Storytelling and fairy tale theater by Shamanic Dolls ~Aerial by Circus Collective ~Full Moon Activation by Crescent Dance Project ~Original Live music by Sahara Dawn, Keshua Lee, Frederick Lewis, Kali Love, and more… ~Enjoy holiday treats and sweets, luscious healing offerings, readings, twinkling…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Festivals and Special Events
Website: Shamanic Dolls,

33rd Annual Winter Solabration

December 22

A holiday tradition! Juggling, storytelling, sword dancers, Morris dancers, a mummer’s play, wassail, community singing and dancing, and more! 6 pm to midnight, at the Joyful Ballroom, Westminster, 80030. Tickets, more info at wsolstice.org Come Solabrate at the 33rd Annual Winter Solabration – Denver’s unique holiday celebration. Wassail, singing, and dancing for all. Plus great entertainment – Bryan Connolly Extreme Juggling, storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak, the Maroon Bells Morris Dancers, the Solstice Sword Dancers, a Mummers’ Play, and a performance…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Seasonal/Holiday events
Website: wsolstice.org,

Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum

December 22, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum means fun for the whole family. The Print Studio, Create-n-Takes, Gallery Games, A Walk in the Woods, and much more are open every day. Also, see special performances of the family-friendly play, Art Emergency at 11 am weekdays during Winter Break (Note: no performances Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). Exhibitions that are on view include but are not limited to “Rembrandt: Painter as Printmaker”, “Stampede: Animals in Art”, “Claes Oldenburg with Coosje…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Kids and Families
Website: denverartmuseum.org/calendar/winter-break-2018,
January 2019

Natura Obscura

January 11, 2019 - April 28, 2019

Designed and produced by Museum of Outdoor Arts and Prismajic, Natura Obscura is an immersive arts experience featuring more than 30 Colorado-based artists and creatives. The installation, open to all ages, begs the question, “What’s your nature?,” inviting the public to step into a self-guided exploration through a surrealist, dreamlike forest that combines art, sculpture and the latest in virtual, augmented and digital technologies. Follow the magic of Natura Obscura on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@NaturaOb) and engage with the…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Exhibits
Website: www.naturaobscura.org/,

Gloria

January 12, 2019 - February 16, 2019

The squabbling editorial assistants at one of New York’s most prestigious magazines are all chasing the same dream: a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. When an ordinary day at the office suddenly becomes a living nightmare, two survivors transform the experience into career-making stories. Which one of them will get to own the truth? In this “whip-smart satire of fear and loathing” (New York Times)—a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist—MacArthur “Genius” Branden Jacobs-Jenkins skewers…

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.curioustheatre.org/event/gloria/,
February 2019

Colorado Ballet – The Wizard of Oz

February 1, 2019 - February 10, 2019

Follow the yellow brick road to this exciting premiere of The Wizard of Oz, featuring new sets, costumes and special effects – don’t miss this magical ballet! Follow the yellow brick road to this exciting premiere of The Wizard of Oz, featuring new sets, costumes and special effects – don’t miss this magical ballet! Choreography by Septime Webre and music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Story lines and visual elements from the classic motion picture…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: www.coloradoballet.org/performances/the-wizard-of-oz,
March 2019

Colorado Ballet – Tour de Force

March 8, 2019 - March 10, 2019

This innovative collaboration features Colorado Ballet alongside Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound. Tour de Force | March 8 – 10, 2019 Ellie Caulkins Opera House This innovative collaboration features Colorado Ballet alongside Cleo Parker Robinson Dance and Wonderbound, and showcases the dancers performing together in brand new works created by Cleo Parker Robinson and Garrett Ammon especially for this program. Fri 3/8/19 – 7:30pm, Sat 3/9/19 – 2:00pm, Sat 3/9/19 – 7:30pm, Sun 3/10/19 – 2:00pm

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: www.coloradoballet.org/performances/tour-de-force,

Skeleton Crew

March 9, 2019 - April 13, 2019

Faye, Dez, and Shanita are a make-shift family of auto workers who always look out for each other. When rumors fly about their factory’s closing, all three face tough decisions about the future, while their foreman, torn between his team and his career, has to decide where his loyalties lie. As the Great Recession hits Detroit, is it time for all of them to start looking out for themselves? With compassion and insight, acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau takes a timely,…

Categories: Arts and Culture
Website: www.curioustheatre.org/event/skeleton-crew/,
April 2019

Colorado Ballet – Ballet Masterworks

April 5, 2019 - April 14, 2019

This season’s Ballet MasterWorks program will open with George Balanchine’s Serenade, and the second half will include a performance of Carmina Burana for the first time in nearly 20 years. Ballet Masterworks | April 5 – 14, 2019 Carmina Burana Ellie Caulkins Opera House This season’s Ballet MasterWorks program will open with George Balanchine’s Serenade, and the second half will include a performance of Carmina Burana for the first time in nearly 20 years. This production of Carmina Burana features…

Categories: Arts and Culture, Performance and Theatre
Website: www.coloradoballet.org/performances/ballet-masterworks,
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