THRU SEPTEMBER: STRIPPED SURFACES – Space Gallery Space Gallery is pleased to present this exhibition featuring work by Paul Ecke, Bill Snider and John Wood. Space Gallery – 400 Santa Fe Drive. 303-993-3321www.spacegallery.or
SEPTEMBER 3: Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten Red Rocks Amphitheatre
SEPTEMBER 6 – 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.
SEPTEMBER 6 & 7: The National, Alvvays – Mission Ballroom Don’t miss out on catching The National at Denver’s newest music venue as they support I Am Easy to Find, a 24-minute film by Mills starring Alicia Vikander, and I Am Easy to Find, a 68-minute album by The National.
SEPTEMBER 7: 30th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration – Martin Plaza 30th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, hands-on activities, booths hosted by artists and community groups, and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. Throughout the day, visitors can watch dance competitions, participate in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread. All powwow activities and general museum admission are free. 10am-5pm
SEPTEMBER 10: Protecting Our Kids – A Unified Mission – The Cube Stapleton In response to recent (and all) school shootings, this is an open panel discussion. The six person panel consists of both experts and community leaders who are dedicated to the welfare of our community. The topic is protecting our children. This 2.5 hour session is to hear and discuss the issues of mental health and school safety, and respectfully listen to various views. The end goal is in unifying to protect our children. Tickets: $15, 6-8:30pm
SEPTEMBER 12: Castle Tour – Sedalia CO Cherokee Castle’s unique architecture combines aspects of the Western United States and a 1450’s Scottish-style castle built in the 1920’s. The Castle is home to historic collections of fine art, furnishings and memorabilia from around the world. A guided Tour of the Castle offers an intimate look upon one of Colorado’s finest hidden gems and all of the treasures housed inside. Public Castle Tours are 90 minutes long. Ticket Price: $20.00 RESERVATIONS REQUIRED Please visit https://cherokeeranch.org/tours/ for availability. 9:30am
SEPTEMBER 13: Social Distortion, Flogging Molly Mission Ballroom
SEPTEMBER 14: Full Moon Morrison – “Ghosts and Legends Tour” – Mt. Vernon Ave. at Stone Street Colorado Haunted History presents “Ghosts and Legends Tour” Full Moon! Join your host for a haunted walk through historic Morrison, Colorado. Who has passed through these buildings and whose spirits still remain? Hear chilling stories about haunted buildings and their inhabitants, the Lecherous Indian Chief, the haunted Cliff House, the Hatchet Lady of Red Rocks and more!!! Join us in the nearest far away place. Morrison is a step back in time for visitors and locals alike. Frightening fun for the entire family! 8pm Reservations: www.coloradohauntedhistory.com
SEPTEMBER 17: Denver EATSS – Mile High Station DENVER E.A.T.S.S. is the American Indian College Fund’s top chef inspired showcase, having launched this event in Minneapolis with great success we have decided to take this event nationwide. The cities’ best chefs will test their culinary prowess as they create a signature dish incorporating traditional Indigenous ingredients. Participants will enjoy tastings of the signature dishes created especially for this event and libations and catering from Tocabe. 5:30pm
OPENS SEPTEMBER 20: 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.
SEPTEMBER 21: Year of La Chicana Opening Reception –History of Colorado Museum Activistas: Chichanas at the Forefront Then and Now. The El Movimiento Advisory Committee of History Colorado invites you to come and celebrate the rich history of Chicana activism in our state. This opening reception kicks off a year of programming with artist Arlette Lucero’s mural depictions of Colorado Chicanas. Enjoy light snacks, music, speakers and more! RSVP required. 5:30-8pm
SEPTEMBER 22: Fruit Bats – Bluebird Theater According to singer/songwriter Eric D. Johnson, “Fruit Bats has been a cult band for a long time.” With Gold Past Life, he hopes to bring more immediacy to the music and share positivity, hope, and motivation to keep on keepin’ on with a wider audience.
SEPTEMBER 23: Maggie Rogers Mission Ballroom
SEPTEMBER 26: Morrissey, Interpol Mission Ballroom
SEPTEMBER 26: Light the Night – Rocky Mountain – Washington Park Join the Rocky Mountain chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for our 2019 Light The Night Walk! The evening will honor and celebrate those who have been touched by blood cancer. Each registered participant will receive a lantern to carry with them throughout the evening. A red lantern is carried by supporters, a gold lantern is carried in memory and a white lantern is carried by cancer survivors. It is an inspiring evening that will culminate with a 2 mile walk around Washington Park. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/rm/ We look forward to seeing you there! 5:30pm – 8:30pm
SEPTEMBER 28 & 29: Colorado Mountain Fest – Colorado Mountain Club-Golden The Front Range’s Premier Mountain Festival hosted by the Colorado Mountain Club and powered by prAna. Join outdoor enthusiasts for a fun-filled weekend of multi-sport adventuring and a celebration of all things Colorado. There’s something for everyone from advanced mountaineers to novice mountain bikers! This event is free and open to the public of all ages. We invite all outdoor loving Coloradans to come together as a community, have fun, and learn. We hope to empower beginners to start exploring safely and responsibly, as well as encourage advanced alpinists to gain the new skills required to achieve their next adventure goals through our many field clinics, workshops, and seminars. Complete with vendor village, gear demos, beer garden from Odell Brewing Co, and live entertainment, this is an event you won’t want to miss. 8am
OPEN THRU SEPTEMBER: THE PEANUT BUTTER FALCON – Esquire Theatre A modern Mark Twain-style adventure story, The Peanut Butter Falcon tells the story of Zak (Zack Gottsagen), a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck (Thomas Haden Church). A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler (Shia LaBeouf), a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally. Together they wind through deltas, elude capture, drink whisky, find God, catch fish, and convince Eleanor (Dakota Johnson), a kind nursing home employee charged with Zak’s return, to join them on their journey.
OPENS IN SEPTEMBER: AFTER THE WEDDING – Mayan Theatre As if driven by an inescapable force, Isabel (Michelle Williams) has devoted her life to running an orphanage in a Calcutta slum. With funds running dry, a potential donor who requires she travel from India to New York to deliver a presentation in-person, contacts Isabel. Once in New York, Isabel lands uncomfortably in the sight line of the orphanage’s possible benefactor, Theresa Young (Julianne Moore), a multi-millionaire media mogul accustomed to getting what she wants. From the glittering skyscraper where she runs her successful business, to the glorious Oyster Bay estate, where she lives happily with her artist husband Oscar (Billy Crudup), 21-year-old daughter Grace (Abby Quinn), and eight-year-old twins, Theresa’s life couldn’t appear to be more perfect and different from Isabel’s. But appearances are only skin deep and the two women have more in common than meets the eye.
OPENS IN SEPTEMBER: THE GOLDFINCH – Landmark Theatres The film adaptation of Donna Tartt’s globally acclaimed best-selling novel, which won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Directed by BAFTA Award winner John Crowley (“Brooklyn”), the film features a multigenerational cast led by Ansel Elgort (“Baby Driver”) as Theo Decker and Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman as Mrs. Barbour. Theodore Decker was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day — a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.
OPENS IN SEPTEMBER: THE NIGHTINGALE – Mayan Theatre The Nightingale is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby) retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and his cronies. When British authorities fail to deliver justice, Clare decides to pursue Hawkins, who leaves his post suddenly to secure a captaincy up north.
OCTOBER 1: Titus Andronicus Globe Hall
OCTOBER 4: George Lopez – The Wall – Paramount Theater One of the most popular Latino comedians of all time, Lopez is an author, sitcom star, Grammy nominated and undeniably hilarious. He’s uncompromisingly edgy despite his massive success.
OCTOBER 4 – 6: Winterland – Oriental Theatre Denver, get ready! TGR is heading to The Oriental Theater October 4th – 6th for THREE nights of premieres, with our new ski and snowboard film, Winterland. Plus, we are heading back to the Sie FilmCenter on Wednesday, October 2 for the more intimate TGR WhiSKI Series event. The Sunday showing includes an avalanche education/risk management presentation by Friends of Berthoud Pass as well as a fundraiser auction. New this year – bring the groms for early entry to the theatre on Friday or Saturday, where families will have early access to seats, receive an exclusive TGRom Squad helmet sticker, and an athlete meet and greet.
OCTOBER 10: Cigarettes After Sex Ogden Theatre
OCTOBER 8 & 9: Vampire Weekend, Soccer Mommy – Red Rocks Amphitheatre Vampire Weekend has never made a peppier, happier-sounding album than “Father of the Bride,” but the group’s fourth album puts a musical smile on multiple downfalls: romantic, political, environmental, economic, cultural.
OCTOBER 9: The Raconteurs – Mission Ballroom The Raconteurs – Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence & Patrick Keeler – are back with the release of their first new music in more than 10 years.
OPENS OCTOBER 21: 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. The exhibition will uncover Monet’s continuous dialogue with nature and its places through a thematic and chronological arrangement, from the first examples of artworks still indebted to the landscape tradition to the revolutionary compositions and series of his later years.
THRU NOVEMBER 17: EYES ON: Jonathan Saiz –Denver Art Museum Jonathan Saiz’s installation #WhatisUtopia is comprised of a column covered with 10,000 tiny drawings, paintings, and sculptures. By definition, utopia is “an imagined community or society that possesses highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities for its citizens.” The artist employs social media to spark conversation and document responses about our ability to re-envision and embody a modern utopia. More than 10,000 artworks were made to be given away after the end of the exhibition. Consider Jonathan Saiz’s invitation to join his dialogue about utopia. Engage through Instagram at @utopia_is_free with the hashtag #WhatisUtopia or #JonathanSaizatDAM. Details about the giveaway will be posted beginning October 2019. To receive email notification, register at firstname.lastname@example.org.