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 14: Silversun Pickups – Ogden Theatre Silversun Pickups are touring their fifth album, Widow’s Weeds, which caters to an adventurous, patient group of listeners. Strident acoustic strumming tussles with raging electric riffs, as urgent, precise beats and moody electronic pulses percolate underneath.
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!
FEBRUARY 21: Indie 102.3 presents Kyle Emerson, Turvy Organ – Hi-Dive Join Kyle Emerson, Denver’s buzzy indie-rocker, as he celebrates the record release of his sophomore album, Only Coming Down. Emerson’s new album bridges classic and contemporary sounds to create a warm, inviting, and introspective atmosphere.
FEBRUARY 20: Be the Artist with Detour – Tattered Cover Join Thomas “Detour” Evans at The Lodo Tattered Cover for a book and art talk about his first book, BE THE ARTIST. This go-to guide can be your handbook as you enter the art world and navigate the nuances of becoming self-sufficient. Instead of feeding you new techniques, it will provide you with insights to help you make decisions based on your specific situation and goals. By the end of this book, you will have a set of guidelines for scenarios that range from taking on commission work and conducting negotiations to dealing with rejection and improving your organization. Be the Artist is designed to help up-and-coming creatives educate themselves on essential yet seldom-discussed strategies, learn about new and relevant artists, and gather the resources they need to build their business. 7-9pm
THRU FEBRUARY 22: THREE CONCURRENT SOLO SHOWS – Space Gallery Space Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition featuring new work by Tom Flanagan, Heather Bentz and Carlene Frances. Space Gallery – 400 Santa Fe Drive. 303-993-3321www.spacegallery.org
FEBRUARY 22: Ezra Furman, Kelley Stoltz – Bluebird Theater Author of the soundtrack for the 2019 Netflix drama-comedy show Sex Education, the brilliantly raw, prolific musician and Chicagoan, Ezra Furman has finally gained the attention that she deserves.
FEBRUARY 23: Houseplant 101 Workshop – Birdsall at 3040 Blake St. The popularity of houseplants is exploding, but not every one has a natural green thumb! Let us guide you through the basics of houseplant care and introduce you to both common and uncommon plants. Grab a container from home, or buy one at the store for 20% off, and we’ll provide the plant, the soil, and the advice! Bring your questions, bring your mimosas, and leave with tons of new knowledge about your new plant friends! 10:30am-12pm Register by Friday, February 21 (Plus, BYO mimosas and snacks!)
FEBRUARY 27: Film Presentation: I Am Not Your Negro – RedLine Art Gallery Special film presentation of the film I Am Not Your Negro, based on the writing of James Baldwin. Our guest speaker and film host for this showing is Jameka Lewis, Senior Librarian at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. 7-9pm
OPENS IN FEBRUARY: Downhill – Landmark Theatres Barely escaping an avalanche during a family ski vacation in the Alps, a married couple is thrown into disarray as they are forced to reevaluate their lives and how they feel about each other. Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Will Ferrell star in this biting comedy. Inspired by the motion picture FORCE MAJEURE by Ruben Östlund. Downhill will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film is scheduled to be released on February 14.
OPENS IN FEBRUARY: And Then We Danced – Landmark Theatres A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, AND THEN WE DANCED follows Merab, a devoted dancer who has been training for years with his partner Mary for a spot in the National Georgian Ensemble. The arrival of another male dancer, Irakli-gifted with perfect form and equipped with a rebellious streak-throws Merab off balance, sparking both an intense rivalry and romantic desire that may cause him to risk his future in dance as well as his relationships with Mary and his family.
OPENS IN FEBRUARY: The Times of Bill Cunningham – Landmark Theatres Told in Bill Cunningham’s own words from an unearthed six-hour 1994 interview, the iconic street photographer and fashion historian chronicles moonlighting as a milliner in France during the Korean War, his unique relationship with First Lady Jackie Kennedy, his four decades at The New York Times, and his democratic view of fashion and society.
OPENS MARCH 6: First Cow – Landmark Theatres Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.
March 6: Murder By Death Ogden Theatre
March 7: Best Coast, Mannequin Pussy Ogden Theatre
MARCH 7: Oprah Winfrey – Pepsi Center Media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is going on the road with Weight Watches to celebrate their successful journey! Global media leader Oprah Winfrey revealed details of her upcoming tour with WW (Weight Watchers Reimagined), including special guests for all nine arena shows. Oprah will sit down for an intimate one-on-one conversation with Gayle King in Denver, CO. Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com. 6pm
March 11: The Growlers Boulder Theater
MARCH 10: Women Powering Change 2020 – EXDO Event Center This is the only event that brings together more than 1,000 community members, leaders, activists, and philanthropists with more than 100 Colorado organizations to showcase what those organizations are doing to catalyze social change locally and globally, to create a better world. 4-7pm
OPENS MARCH 15: NATURAL FORCES: WINSLOW HOMER AND FREDERIC REMINGTON – Denver Art Museum Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington, featuring 60 artworks, will reveal connections between artistic themes and techniques used by the two acclaimed American artists. Born a generation apart, both artists succeeded in capturing the quintessential American spirit through works of art at the turn of the late-19th and early-20th centuries, an era of growing industrialization and notions of the closing of the American western frontier. Winslow Homer (1836-1910), who was considered the most original painter of his time, prospered by creating masterful depictions of the Eastern Seaboard, while Frederic Remington (1861-1909) became famous for his iconic representations of the American West. The work of these two self-taught artists continues to be celebrated as independent, innovative, and homegrown. A 225-page exhibition catalog, published in collaboration with Yale Publishing, will be available in The Shop at the Denver Art Museum and online. National leading scholars.
MARCH 18: Tarot & Flow – Urban Sanctuary Denver Another New and Unique class offered exclusively at Urban Sanctuary! Join this magical class where the use of tarot cards will give the students clarity, guidance and direction. A reading will be done at the beginning of class, another at the end and in-between your beautiful practice. Come join US with a open heart and mind to support your healing with guidance, clarity direction and healing.
MARCH 20: David Spade – Boulder Theater A natural prankster most of his life, Spade, started in stand-up comedy which lead to his work on SNL, Just Shoot Me!, 8 Simple Rules… for Dating My Teenage Daughter and many classic comedy films including his run with Chris Farley.
MARCH 20 – MAY 3: Until The Flood – Jones Theatre The headlines only tell a piece of Ferguson’s story. This is the rest. After the death of Michael Brown, The Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on the police brutality and discrimination that plague our institutions. Using extensive interviews she conducted herself, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives that continue to define and divide our country at large. Discover why she’s been called “one of the country’s top talents for solo performance” (Time Out Chicago) as she embodies people from all sides of the controversy in this mesmerizing, fluidly poetic piece. Go on a gripping, emotional journey and see why The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart.”
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.