NOVEMBER 6 – 17: Phantom of the Opera – Buell Theatre Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera makes its triumphant return to Denver as part of its North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before.” The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.
NOVEMBER 7: George Lange & Nora Burnett Abrams in Conversation – MCA Denver Photographer George Lange joins Mark G. Falcone Director and curator Nora Burnett Abrams to talk about his friendship with Francesca Woodman, their time together at RISD, and the exhibition Portrait of a Reputation. 7-8:30pm
NOVEMBER 7: Frankie Cosmos Bluebird Theater
NOVEMBER 10: Ray LaMontagne Paramount Theatre
NOVEMBER 14 – JANUARY 11: 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
NOVEMBER 18: Arts + Energy Forum – Gensler Denver Join CBCA for a dynamic Arts + Energy Forum that will focus on how creativity and ingenuity can fuel the future of our energy industry, including traditional and renewable energy. This interactive dialogue will be led by the Land Art Generator Initiative. Based in Seattle, Land Art Generator provides a platform for global artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes. We will also hear about local work happening through the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden. CBCA’s Arts + Industry Forum Series offers engaging discovery sessions that bring together experts and stakeholders from a variety of arts and business sectors. By fostering a community dialogue, these forums highlight timely issues, inspire action and raises awareness on how arts interact and influence specific industries. 2019 Arts + Industry Forums include Arts + Healthcare, Arts + Outdoor Recreation, Arts + Impact Investing and Arts + Energy. 5-8pm
NOVEMBER 19: Screenagers Next Chapter – Denver Waldorf School Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience is the second film from the filmmakers of Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age. This second film is about helping young people thrive in our screen and stress-filled world. Filmmaker and physician Delaney Ruston uses a personal lens and professional eye to help parents flip the script on stress, anxiety, and depression. Recently featured on “Good Morning America”. Please come! Mental health and education professionals will lead us in a post film discussion. Free admission with donations gladly accepted. 6:30-8:30pm
NOVEMBER 19: Wilco – Mission Ballroom Wilco is touring Ode to Joy, Wilco’s 11th album. Joy is a thrilling new beginning for the band, following the folk and rock recalibrations of 2015’s Star Wars and 2016’s Schmilco. It’s a brutalist redesign of Wilco‘s ever sprawling sound and this show is not to be missed!
NOVEMBER 22: Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow – Sie Film Center Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith come to YOUR town to show their latest and greatest motion picture, the star studded Jay and Silent Bob Reboot! The New Jersey stoner icons who first hit the screen 25 years ago in CLERKS are back! When Jay and Silent Bob discover that Hollywood is rebooting an old movie based on them, the clueless duo embark on another cross-country mission to stop it all over again! 7-midnight
NOVEMBER 22 & 23: Broncho, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Rinse & Repeat – Globe Hall Tulsa, Oklahoma four-piece BRONCHO are supporting their incredible new record Bad Behavior. On it, the band show how they’ve refined their raucous sound without losing their uninhibited style. Their unique blend of rock, pop, new-wave and punk has them driving into clever eccentricity.
NOVEMBER 22: Wildermiss, Slow Caves Bluebird Theater
NOVEMBER 22: Get Adorned at CLP! – 1464 S. Broadway Come get Adorned at CLP for a fresh fall look! You can stop in any time and choose from chain, bangle, silver, gold and rose gold permanent bracelet options! We’ll provide the refreshments and the jewelry experts, you provide yourself and your friends! 11am-5pm
NOVEMBER 24: Lisa Prank Hi-Dive
THRU NOVEMBER 24: A DOLL’S HOUSE – Ricketson Theatre For the first time ever performed in repertory, follow two acclaimed playwrights’ distinctive takes on one woman’s journey to self-discovery. Henrik Ibsen’s renowned classic shattered the traditions of his time as his protagonist, Nora, walked out on her stark marital obligations. Decades later, Lucas Hnath brought her home (and to Broadway) to revisit her actions through a contemporary lens. One part searing drama, another part biting comedy, this is an experience best seen in full.
NOVEMBER 29: Home Alone in Concert – Boettcher Hall Celebrate modern holiday classic, Home Alone, with your Colorado Symphony! The event features renowned composer John Williams’ charming and delightful score performed live as the film is screened for your enjoyment! Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin McCallister, an eight-year-old boy who’s accidentally left behind when his family leaves for Christmas vacation, and who must defend his home against two bungling thieves (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern). Hilarious and heartwarming, Home Alone is holiday fun for the entire family. The Colorado Symphony is also excited to unveil a new, four-screen visual experience for our Movie at the Symphony performances. 5:30pm
OPENS IN NOVEMBER: The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi – Landmark Theatres Tells the true historical story of the Rani (translation: Queen) of Jhansi, a feminist icon in India and a fearless, freedom fighter — a real-life Wonder Woman who earned a reputation as the Joan of Arc of the East when in 1857 India, as a 24-year old General, she led her people into battle against the British Empire. Her insurrection shifted the balance of power in the region and set in motion the demise of the notorious British East India Company and the beginning of the British Raj under Queen Victoria.
OPENS IN NOVEMBER: Waves – Landmark Theatres Set against the vibrant landscape of South Florida, and featuring an astonishing ensemble of award-winning actors and breakouts alike, Waves traces the epic emotional journey of a suburban African-American family—led by a well-intentioned but domineering father—as they navigate love, forgiveness and coming together in the aftermath of a loss. From acclaimed director Trey Edward Shults, Waves is a heartrending story about the universal capacity for compassion and growth even in the darkest of times.
OPENS IN NOVEMBER: Jojo Rabbit – Esquire Theatre Writer/director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, What We Do in the Shadows), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, Jojo Rabbit, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (played by filmmaker Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism. Also starring Rebel Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Alfie Allen and Sam Rockwell.
OPENS IN NOVEMBER: Greener Grass – Esquire Theatre Set in a day-glo-colored, bizarro version of suburbia where adults wear braces on their already-straight teeth, everyone drives golf carts, and children magically turn into golden retrievers. Soccer moms and best friends Jill (Jocelyn DeBoer) and Lisa (Dawn Luebbe) are locked in a passive aggressive battle-of-the-wills that takes a turn into the sinister when Lisa begins systematically taking over every aspect of Jill’s life—starting with her newborn daughter. Meanwhile, a psycho yoga teacher killer is on the loose, Jill’s husband (Beck Bennett, “Saturday Night Live”) has developed a curious taste for pool water, and Lisa is pregnant with a soccer ball. That’s just the tip of the gloriously weird iceberg that is the feature debut from writers/directors DeBoer and Luebbe, who honed their comedic chops for years in improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. It’s a hilariously demented, Stepford Wives-on-acid satire destined to be an instant cult classic. With Mary Holland (“Veep”), D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”) and Neil Casey.
DECEMBER 13 & 14: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Mavis Staples – Mission Ballroom Catch our local music icons at the new Mission Ballroom for what’s sure to be classic Colorado holiday shows that will go down in the record books.
DECEMBER 10: John Leguizamo – Latin History for Morons – Buell Theatre John Leguizamo brings Latin History for Morons to the Buell Theatre for one night only! Endless critical and audience acclaim direct from Broadway. A sold-out run at The Public Theater. A record-breaking engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Latin History for Morons, the most totally unique show of the season, reveals America’s unsung heroes, throughout past and present – all unforgettably told by Tony and Emmy Award® winner John Leguizamo, one of the most incisive, insightful and entertaining personalities on stage today. Latin History for Morons is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American History books. John Leguizamo embarks on an outrageously funny, frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school history project. 7:30pm
DECEMBER 12: Nick Offerman “All rise for the American humorist” – Paramount Theater Nick Offerman is taking his fantastic moustache on the road again. He’ll be taking readers and fans behind the scenes of his life both on screen and off.
DECEMBER 13: Gregory Alan Isakov Stanley Hotel
DECEMBER 15: Christmas Sweater 5K – Washington Park Get into the holiday spirit with the Christmas Sweater 5K! Runners and walkers, young and old, are invited to join us at Washington Park in Denver for a flat, fast 5K. Dress in a tacky sweater – the more tinsel, bows, reindeer and candy canes, the better. It’s not a fashion faux pas if you’re supposed to wear it! All finishers will get a Christmas sweater race medal, a themed shirt and a finish line expo with vendors, food and cookies. For more info: www.ChristmasSweater5K.com 9am
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.
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.