NOVEMBER 11: Cloud Nothings w/ Nap Eyes Bluebird Theater
NOVEMBER 12: Wavves, Shy Boys The Oriental Theater
NOVEMBER 13 – 25: Come From Away – Buell Theatre The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. The true story of the small town that welcomed the world. Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein and helmed by this year’s Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave.” On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.
NOVEMBER 15 – JANUARY 5: WONDERLAND – Space Gallery Space Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition featuring Karen Scharer, Karine Leger and Jeff Glode Wise. Artist reception: November 15th, 6-9pm. Exhibition runs: November 15th through January 5th. Space Gallery – 400 Santa Fe Drive. 303-993-3321 www.spacegallery.org
NOVEMBER 16: Jerry Seinfeld – Bellco Theatre Arguably one of the greatest comedians of his time, Jerry Seinfeld has been entertaining audiences with his witty observations of the mundane little wrinkles of life since he stepped up to the mic in 1976.
NOVEMBER 17 & 18: Firefly Handmade Holiday Market – Embassy Suites Boulder Firefly Handmade is the Front Range’s premier marketplace for exclusively handmade artisan goods. Each market is creatively curated to feature returning and emerging artisans with home goods & décor; jewelry & accessories; adult & children’s fashion; skin care; ceramics; art; artisanal food; paper goods; and more. 100 AMAZING INDIE ARTISANS. Live Music. Free Admission. 10am-5pm.
OPENS NOVEMBER 19: DIOR: From Paris to the World – Denver Art Museum Dior: From Paris to the World surveys 70 years of the House of Dior’s enduring legacy and its global influence. A selection of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, will trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century. Christian Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II. Dior created haute couture expressing modern femininity, completely shedding the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war. He conceived sophisticated designs featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts and nipped waists that marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house. The chronological presentation, showcasing pivotal themes in the House of Dior’s history, will focus on how Christian Dior cemented his fashion house’s reputation within a decade and will highlight how his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri, incorporated their own design aesthetic. This exhibition is organized by the DAM and curated by Florence Müller, the DAM’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion.
NOVEMBER 23: Littleton Candlelight Walk – Downtown Littleton Littleton’s Candlelight Walk and Tree Lighting will take place Friday, November 23, 2018. The 35th annual event will feature more holiday entertainment than ever before, including the Littleton High School choir, Heritage High School Brass, live reindeer and a holiday float adorned with a glittering ice princess and dancing elves. The event culminates with Santa illuminating more than one million lights in downtown. Main Street will close at 4 p.m. Free parking is available at Arapahoe Community College, the Littleton Center and the Arapahoe County Building. 5:30-9pm.
OPENS NOVEMBER 24: Okuda San Miguel “The Plastic Island” – Mirus Gallery 1144 Broadway Mirus Gallery Denver is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Okuda San Miguel. As if it were not with us and its consequences were not already affecting us, the plastic islands in our oceans grow at the expense of our waste, becoming a threat to the ecosystem, causing risks to our health and leading to economic and moral ruin. Can you imagine spending your holidays in an authentic dump on the sea? What may seem at first glance the fantasy of a twisted mind, in the not too distant future may be a reality. Exhibition opens Saturday November 24th, 7-10 PM and runs through end of year.
NOVEMBER 24: Phosphorescent Oriental Theater
NOVEMBER 25: Elvis Costello & The Imposters – Fillmore Auditorium Costello’s career is and has always been a versatile, moving target. From soulful ballads like She and an acoustic rendition of Oliver’s Army, to moments designed to make us wonder “What did that guitar ever do to you?,” he and the Imposters crafted two hours so tasteful that they had a sold-out, tame theatre event brought to an eventual complete roaring standing ovation.”
NOVEMBER 29: Immigration in America – Museo De Las Americas 861 Santa Fe Dr. Join TEDxMileHigh and collaborators in this three-part workshop to engage in the experience, stories, and conversation involving immigration today. To better understand the experience of an immigrant, you’ll learn the legal systems in place for modern immigrants as well as make the hypothetical decisions that many immigrants must choose while striving for citizenship in the US. Many discussions have usurped our public discourse over immigration. By focusing on the moral and legal perspectives, you’ll listen to the stories that uncover the truth behind this difficult conversation. In this facilitated conversation, you’ll engage with your fellow attendees by sharing both your opinion, listening to those of others’ and debating from a point of view with which you may disagree. 6-9pm
NOVEMBER 30: Parade of Lights – Denver Civic Center Park The 9NEWS Parade of Lights is a magical nighttime event, which features more than 40 units including extravagantly illuminated floats, giant helium-filled character balloons, magnificent marching bands, traditional equestrian units and vibrant cultural entries. The parade starts before the grandstands, with Denver’s spectacularly lit City and County Building as a backdrop, proceeds along a two-mile route through Downtown Denver. 8pm.
DECEMBER 4: Minus The Bear – Ogden Theatre Minus The Bear have always been about large choruses, charged riffs that make you dance and thumping drum kicks. As a live band, it’s the exact same, but magnified.
DECEMBER 6, 7 & 8: Mike Watt Lion’s Lair
DECEMBER 8: Free Cross Country Ski Lessons – Devil’s Thumb Ranch Grand Nordic and Devil’s Thumb Ranch are offering FREE Nordic ski lessons! Both classic and skate instruction will be offered for all levels of skiers. All ages are welcome. Free lessons are available to everyone but only Grand Nordic members will receive a free trail pass and free rental gear on lesson day. Not a member yet? Join Grand Nordic online at http://www.grandnordic.org/index.htm then click on Membership. You can also join at the registration table when you arrive. Annual membership: $25 individual or $40 family. Call Devil’s Thumb Nordic Center to sign up for your desired class: 970-726-8231. 8:30am -4 pm.
DECEMBER 10: Middle Kids, The Shacks – Larimer Lounge Don’t miss one of Rolling Stone’s top ten bands to watch. Vocalist Hannah Joy’s voice and bittersweet narratives are heartfelt, clever ruminations at the intersection of indie rock and alt-country.
DECEMBER 11; Thom Yorke Paramount Theatre
DECEMBER 12: Conan O’Brien and Friends – Paramount Theater Late-night TV star, comedian, writer and producer Conan O’Brien is hitting the road for the first time since 2010, on a nationwide comedy tour promoting his upcoming ‘Conan Show’.
DECEMBER 14: Brent Cowles, Strange Americans Bluebird Theater
DECEMBER 19 – 23: Cirque Éloize – Hotel – Buell Theatre Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of Hotel. For its 25th anniversary, Cirque Éloize once again presents a touching, poetic, one-of-a-kind creation. Hotel is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, will carry the narrative. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of Hotel.
THRU DECEMBER: Under the Silver Lake – Landmark Theatres From the dazzling imagination that brought you It Follows comes a delirious neo-noir fever dream about one man’s search for the truth behind the mysterious crimes, murders, and disappearances in his East L.A. neighborhood. Sam (Andrew Garfield) is a disenchanted 33-year-old who discovers a mysterious woman, Sarah (Riley Keough), frolicking in his apartment’s swimming pool. When she vanishes, Sam embarks on a surreal quest across Los Angeles to decode the secret behind her disappearance, leading him into the murkiest depths of mystery, scandal, and conspiracy in the City of Angels.
THRU DECEMBER: Beautiful Boy – Esquire Theatre Beautiful Boy is a deeply moving portrait of a family’s unwavering love and commitment to each other in the face of their son’s addiction and his attempts at recovery. At 18, Nicolas Sheff (Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name) was a good student, editor of his high school newspaper, an actor in the school play and a member of the water polo team. But after experimenting with meth, Nic went almost instantly from a teenager who dabbled with substances to a having a full-blown dependency. This is a searingly honest and frank account of the Sheff family’s journey through Nic’s continuing struggles with addiction, presenting a unique portrait of the ways addiction can destroy lives and the power of love to rebuild them. Harrowing, heart-breaking and yet full of joy, hope and love, Beautiful Boy recounts the rehabs, disappearances, broken promises and rage as Nic sinks deeper into the drug world, as well as David’s efforts to save his “beautiful boy” from the ravages of addiction. Also starring Steve Carell (Foxcatcher, The Big Short), Maura Tierney (“The Affair”), Amy Ryan (Gone Baby Gone) and Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People).
THRU DECEMBER: Viper Club – Chez Artiste ER nurse Helen Sterling (Susan Sarandon) struggles to free her grown son, a journalist captured by terrorists in the Middle East. After hitting walls with the FBI and State agencies, she discovers a clandestine community of journalists, advocates, and philanthropists who might be able to help. Co-starring Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Julian Morris, Sheila Vand, Adepero Oduye and Edie Falco. Directed and co-written by Maryam Keshavarz (Circumstance).
OPENS IN DECEMBER: At Eternity’s Gate – Landmark Theatres Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award (R) Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.
THRU DECEMBER: CLAES OLDENBURG WITH COOSJE VAN BRUGGEN – Denver Art Museum Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings is a survey of 40 collaborative works by contemporary artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. This exhibition presents 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 well known for their monumental and imaginative sculptures, which are located in major cities throughout the world. 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 of Oldenburg’s first and well-known monumental soft sculptures of the 1960s, Claes Oldenburg with Coosje van Bruggen: Drawings reveals a collaborative evolution of work that culminates with drafts of their large-scale hard sculptures of the late 1990s and early 2000s. The drawings represent the conception of an artistic idea, striking visual representations of manifested creations where line and form playfully intertwine the surreal and the natural elements of a landscape.
THUR JANUARY 27: Tara Donovan: Fieldwork – MCA Denver Tara Donovan: Fieldwork celebrates American artist Tara Donovan’s distinct and varied practice, which includes sculpture, drawings, works on paper, and site-responsive installations. Often known for her transformation of neutral or mundane materials into elaborate, mind-bending objects that evoke the natural world or other organic material, Donovan’s work in many ways is about work. She manipulates a material over and over again, to see what it is capable of becoming, where it might lead, and how it will migrate from an object of practical use to something surreal or sublime. In some instances, she reworks a material into both two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms, engaging with space and light in nuanced and unexpected ways. This exhibition, occupying MCA Denver’s entire building, will be the first time that Donovan’s wall-based and freestanding objects will be installed together, in order to understand fully how the artist re-imagines everyday materials like plastic straws, index cards, rubber bands, Slinkys, and Mylar. A remix of older and recent works will open up new areas of dialogue within her practice and enable viewers to make connections across time and subject matter. The exhibition is about how, through labor (especially repetitive action), order and structure can give way to the unpredictable, where reason yields to faith, and the mundane cedes to the marvelous—truly employing the creative act to seduce visually and, in doing so, override what we know to be factual.