THRU JANUARY: RAW AND REAL – Space Gallery Space Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition featuring new work by Sue Oehme, Patricia Aaron, Michael Hedges and Jodie Roth Cooper. Space Gallery – 400 Santa Fe Drive. 303-993-3321www.spacegallery.org
JANUARY 10: Murder By Death Stanley Hotel
JANUARY 16: Cursive, Cloud Nothings, Criteria Bluebird Theater
JANUARY 17: The Still Tide, Heavy Diamond Ring, Down Time – Hi-Dive The Still Tide are celebrating the release of their new album w/ Heavy Diamond Ring & Down Time. While Anna Morsett’s project has gone through several iterations, hometowns and releases the one constant has always been her honest, intentional and luminous brand of indie rock.
JANUARY 17: Drive-By Truckers – Gothic Theatre Drive-By Truckers are kicking off the new election year touring The Unraveling, their first new album in 3 1/2 years. Caught between the positive state of affairs within their band and watching so many things they care about being destroyed all around them informed the writing of this album to the core.
JANUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 23: You Lost Me – Ricketon Theatre The past forges the future – In 1828, 17-year-old Ann Harvey saved 160 Irish people from a wreck off of Newfoundland’s Shipwreck Coast, making her an instant hero. Almost 200 years later, the Harvey family homestead has become the Shipwreck Inn, where present-day proprietress Ann Harvey attempts to leave her own mark (and get some new customers) with a tourist blog. Her nephew Joe-L, on the other hand, would do anything to leave his hometown and start a new life somewhere else. Freely flow through time as unexpected guests and echoes of the past leave their indelible mark on the people that hold vigil along their remote and rocky shore. A memory house for all those lost at sea, this Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Festival finalist is a poetic, wistful and bright new drama that reminds us that every moment holds the opportunity to change everything.
JANUARY 19: Look and Make: Early Years Tour and Workshop – Clyfford Still Museum Join a Clyfford Still Museum educator in the Early Years exhibition to see how Still applied foundational techniques developed as a young artist to his early work. Then move into The Making Space and try it yourself during a playful 30-minute, hands-on workshop led by the Art Students League of Denver. Clyde Steadman leads the workshop on January 19 and the theme is oil painting. 3-4pm
JANUARY 20: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Denver Marade 2020 – Civic Center Park Celebrate and contribute to the joy of Dr. King’s message… “A Day On Not A Day Off: Renewed Dedication to Humanity.” Collection for the Food Bank, Hygiene Drive, and Clothing Accessories will be at both City and Civic Center Parks. In conjunction with the 2020 theme “Renewed Dedication to Humanity”, Colorado organizations are hosting service projects as part of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King jr Marade. January 20th, 2020 at the City Park & Civic Center resource fairs. 9:30am-12:30pm
JANUARY 21: Chance The Rapper Pepsi Center
OPENS JANUARY 24: Color Out of Space – SIE Film Center After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story, Color Out of Space is “gorgeous, vibrant and terrifying” (Jonathan Barkan, Dread Central)
JANUARY 25: The Oregon Trail: IRL v 3.0 – History Colorado Center Live the dream, or die of dysentery! Remember getting a pass from social studies class to play the old computer game The Oregon Trail®️? Join us at the History Colorado Center as we bring the classic game (but not social studies class) to life with The Oregon Trail: In Real Life (IRL). Relive your childhood, as the vintage The Oregon Trail®️ video game becomes a live-action experience set throughout the museum. Test your pioneering skills as you hunt for food, ford a river, play the original game in our ‘90s throwback library computer lab, plus so much more. 7pm-10pm
OPENS IN JANUARY: Invisible Life – Mayan Theatre Rio de Janeiro, 1950. Eurídice, 18, and Guida, 20, are two inseparable sisters living at home with their conservative parents. Although immersed in a traditional life, each one nourishes a dream: Eurídice (Carol Duarte) of becoming a renowned pianist, Guida (Julia Stockler) of finding true love. In a dramatic turn, they are separated by their father and forced to live apart. They take control of their separate destinies, while never giving up hope of finding each other. A tropical melodrama from Karim Aïnouz, the director of Madame Satã, Invisible Life is Brazil’s Official Submission for International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards. (Fully subtitled)
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 9: SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical – Buell Theatre She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to dance floor diva. But what the world didn’t know was how Donna Summer risked it all to break through barriers, becoming the icon of an era and the inspiration for every music diva who followed. With a score featuring more than 20 of Summer’s classic hits including “Love to Love You Baby,” “Bad Girls” and “Hot Stuff,” this electric experience is a moving tribute to the voice of a generation.
OPENS JANUARY 31: Midnight Family – SIE Film Center One of our very best titles from the 42nd Denver Film Festival. In Mexico City, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances for a population of 9 million. This has spawned an underground industry of for-profit ambulances often run by people with little or no training or certification. An exception in this ethically fraught, cutthroat industry, the Ochoa family struggles to keep their financial needs from jeopardizing the people in their care. When a crackdown by corrupt police pushes the family into greater hardship, they face increasing moral dilemmas even as they continue providing essential emergency medical services.
OPENS FEBRUARY: Rigoletto on the Lake – Chez Artiste Theatre Giuseppe Verdi’s masterwork—compelling, blood-curdling and beautiful—was performed and recorded live in 2019, for the first time on the breathtaking water stage of Lake Constance, Bregenz in Austria. One of Verdi’s most popular works, Rigoletto is an unforgettable tale of a sacrifice and revenge; of a father’s rage and a daughter’s shame. It features several of opera’s best-known arias—including Rigoletto’s passionate denouncement “Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,” Gilda’s dreamy “Caro nome” and the Duke’s instantly recognizable “La donna è mobile.” Rigoletto was first performed in 1851 and is the first of the extraordinary “middle-period” trio of Verdi masterpieces that also includes La Traviata and Il Trovatore. Directed and designed by Philipp Stölzl, this timeless tragedy will delight audiences with a powerhouse combination of entertainment and emotional intensity from the spectacular shore of Lake Constance. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Please note: Rigoletto on the Lake contains a sequence of flashing lights, which might affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitivity.
FEBRUARY 2: Women’s Snowshoe Adventure Hike – Kenosha Pass Join this epic, women’s only snowshoe adventure in the heart of the Rocky Mountains with Life’s 2 Short Fitness and Switchback Chics! The Kenosha pass hike is one of our more scenic and milder hikes appropriate for all levels. The trail will take us winding through tall ancient aspen groves and opens up to an expansive view of the south park valley and towering snow capped Mosquito mountain range. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore part of the famed Colorado trail during the wintertime! After the hike join us at Colorado’s Best Beers for happy hour pricing apps and brews! Fee includes: – Snowshoe + pole rentals – Carpool coordination – Pre-hike clinic – Resources* + photo digital photo album. 10am
FEBRUARY 2: Lunar New Year Celebration – 1147 S. Federal Join us for the Lunar New Year Celebration! Hosted by Saigon Travel, Now Pho, NC Nails Supplies, Bambu Desserts and Drinks, and 1145 S Federal Blvd Business Center. With spectacular performances by Colorado Asian Heritage Center which include: lion dance on high poles (jongs), dragon dance, drum show and more! We will also give out li xi (red envelopes) for good luck! So don’t miss this exciting event and come bring in year of the Rat with us!! 1pm
FEBRUARY 2: Beadwork Workshop: Peyote Stitch with Rebecca Peebles – Craftsman & Apprentice Join artist Rebecca Peebles for a day-long retreat-style beading workshop. Over the course of one Sunday, participants will learn and practice the peyote stitch while creating a personal amulet or badge-style jewelry piece. No experience necessary. Peyote Stitch is a beading technique used worldwide and has deep roots in Native American art. 10am-3pm
THRU FEBRUARY 2: CLAUDE MONET: THE TRUTH OF NATURE – Denver Art Museum The Denver Art Museum will be home to the most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades. The exhibition will feature more than 120 paintings spanning Monet’s entire career and will focus on the celebrated French impressionist artist’s enduring relationship with nature and his response to the varied and distinct places in which he worked. Monet traveled more extensively than any other impressionist artist in search of new motifs. His journeys to varied places including the rugged Normandy coast, the sunny Mediterranean, London, the Netherlands, and Norway inspired artworks that will be featured in the presentation.
FEBRUARY 7 & 8: Brian Regan – Paramount Theater Critics and peers agree, Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The “perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality” (Wall Street Journal).
FEBRUARY 8: Wolf Parade, Land of Talk – Gothic Theatre The struggle to stay present, and to foresee a clear, sustainable future, feels very real. Wolf Parade address this phenomenon head on while touring Thin Mind, the band’s 5th full-length album.
FEBRUARY 8: Courtney Barnett Stanley Hotel
FEBRUARY 15: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live – Buell Theater Mystery Science Theater 3000 crew are bringing their unique comedy show to the Buell Theatre for a screening of fan favorite Eaargh and also a super secret movie, never before featured in the series!
THRU APRIL 5: TERESA HUBBARD / ALEXANDER BIRCHLER: FLORA – MCA Denver Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler’s Flora is based on the artists’ discoveries about an unknown American artist, Flora Mayo, with whom the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti had a love affair in Paris in the 1920s. While Giacometti is one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, Mayo’s oeuvre was destroyed when she left Paris in the 1930s and her biography reduced to a footnote in Giacometti scholarship. With this work, Hubbard and Birchler combine their historical research with memories of Flora Mayo’s son, David (now in his eighties), whose understanding of his mother’s past wistfully came to life for him only through their discoveries and conversations. Utilizing her letters and diaries to create a re-enactment of her life and art in the 1920s-30s, the artists’ filmmaking unearths an important story of the personal sacrifices and sometimes insurmountable bias and financial deprivation female creatives faced in that era.
THRU APRIL 5: THE LIGHT SHOW – Denver Art Museum The Light Show at the Denver Art Museum explores physical and symbolic representations of light in art through a thought-provoking narrative. The exhibition features about 250 objects drawn from the DAM’s nine curatorial departments. The Light Show focuses on the quest by humanity and artists to understand physical light in the natural world as well as metaphorical, spiritual, and divine representations of light. The exhibition helps visitors reflect on a variety of light-related themes through a broad range of materials and artworks, including ancient sculptures, paintings, photography, textiles, and contemporary installations. The cross-departmental exhibition is co-curated by Rebecca Hart, Vicki and Kent Logan Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Jorge Rivas Pérez, Frederick and Jan Mayer Curator of Latin American Art.
THRU APRIL 5: FRANCESCA WOODMAN: PORTRAIT OF A REPUTATION – MCA Denver This exhibition presents an early episode in the artistic life of American artist Francesca Woodman (1958-81). Featuring over 40 unique, vintage prints, as well as notes, letters, postcards, and other ephemera related to the artist’s burgeoning career, this exhibition details Woodman’s creative coming-of-age primarily during the years 1975-79. Introducing this material for the first time, the exhibition is drawn from the personal collection of George Lange, a long-time friend and classmate of Woodman’s at Rhode Island School of Design. Francesca Woodman: Portrait of a Reputation details how the artist came into her creative voice and her singular approach to photography at a notably young age. This exhibition demonstrates Woodman’s virtuosity in formation—the creative impulses that yielded a distinctive voice, and also a more nuanced understanding of the context in which she worked and which is featured so prominently in her photographs from this time.
THRU APRIL 5: Stacey Steers: Edge of Alchemy – Denver Art Museum This fall, MCA Denver presents Stacey Steers’ animated film Edge of Alchemy (2017). This is the most recent film in Steers’ trilogy that also includes Phantom Canyon (2006) and Night Hunter (2011). Edge of Alchemy depicts silent film-era stars Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor as magicians of sorts—fairy alchemists—working in a laboratory to produce life. Here, Pickford and Gaynor are heroines of a different sort than the ingénues they played in early-twentieth century films. Collaging together imagery of Victorian scientific instruments, plants, and insects, Steers creates a surreal landscape. The result is a science fiction that is at once nostalgic and timeless. The exhibition will also feature individual collages—each one an eighth of a second of the film. Pseudo-scientific viewing apparatuses, each of which shows a clip from the film, will complete the exhibition. Stacey Steers is one of Colorado’s most accomplished filmmakers and artists, and the recipient of grants from the American Film Institute, Creative Capital, and Guggenheim Foundation. In 2012, she received the Denver International Film Festival’s Brakhage Vision Award. Her films have been shown at the Sundance, Telluride, New Directors New Films, Locarno, and Rotterdam film festivals and exhibited at museums around the world, including the Corcoran Gallery, Denver Art Museum, and Hamburger Kunsthalle. She lives and works in Boulder, Colorado.
THRU MAY 31: EYES ON: ANTHONY MCCALL – Denver Art Museum This installment of Eyes On will feature London-born, New York-based artist Anthony McCall. Landscape for Fire presents five performers dressed in white set fire to pots of gasoline laid in a vast grid across an airfield in North Weald, England. The second in a larger suite of seven fire performances staged between 1972 and 1974, Landscape for Fire is Anthony McCall’s primary record of the series. Shifting configurations of light and dark unfold across a thirty-six-point grid, as the field of grass becomes a meadow of light. The recorded performance consists of members of a local art collective called Exit walking a precisely choreographed pattern across the field to ignite small fires. The grid of flames grows incrementally throughout the film and the sharp scratching of matches, the erupting blazes, and the brisk wind create the aural tempo of the film. This pattern is punctuated by the sound of a foghorn and the hiss of a flare. These noises become the soundtrack for the non-linear visual narrative.