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  1. Matisse and Friends: Selected Masterworks from the National Gallery of art
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 8 - Part of the charm of many Matisse paintings is the sunny studio ambience they convey, bright with contrasting colors and welcoming compositions that draw viewers into the artis’'s intimate world. So as a sidetrip to the upcoming Cartier blockbuster opening at the Denver Art Museum in November,...
  2. Musical Family Friday Night
    6:00 p.m. January 30 - Musical storytime for the whole family....
  3. Edible Events Co. Presents: A Threesome with Mary Jane
    8:00 p.m. February 14 - Indulge in a full-course, cannabis-infused meal while enjoying art, wine and the private company of 150 other guests at Edible Events Co.'s A Threesome with Maryjane on February 14. The even will be held in the Santa Fe's Art District. Tickets include food and refreshments. 21+...
  4. Colorado Stories: Lincoln Hills Memory Kitchen
    11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. every Sat., Sun. - Not many people have heard of Lincoln Hills, an African-American mountain resort built in Colorado in the 1920s. But since the History Colorado Center opened in 2012, the museum has devoted a permanent exhibition to the Rocky Mountain sanctuary, which comes to life today through actress Lonnie McCab...
  5. Armored Combat League Western Conference
    January 31 - The best part in any sword-and-sorcery epic is always the big battle — the fierce cries of the combatants, the ring of steel on steel, and the sweet sight of the bad guys falling to the ground after they’ve been decapitated by the hero. Now you can get all of that — minus the decap...
  6. Taste of Fort Collins
    11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. June 12 - The Taste of Fort Collins is a Northern Colorado Tradition – a community celebration with family-friendly activities that are perfect for Northern Coloradoans’ active lifestyle. TFC continues to benefit Kiwanis Club of Fort Collins. This three-day festival offers attendees food from loca...
  7. Reefer Madness: The Musical
    7:30 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. from February 12 until March 1 - R&H Theatricals and the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center present a musical comedy inspired by the 1936 propaganda classic, Reefer Madness. 16+...
  8. Concrete Mixer IV
    9:00 p.m. January 30 - Musique concrète pioneered the notion of composing directly with sound, often ignoring the common rules of melody, rhythm and the like. “It’s the idea that there’s these sounds you hear around that are familiar and have their own emotive content, and that you can kind of red...
  9. Oriental Super Bowl XLIX Party
    4:30 p.m. February 1 - Just because the Broncos fell well short of the big game and it’s come down to two of the most hated teams in the nation is no reason to skip the Super Bowl. After all, there’s still the commercials and the halftime show — and, hell, one of those awful teams has to lose, right? So ...
  10. Daniel Sloss
    8:00 p.m. February 12 - Valentine Packages: Lover's Delight: 2 tickets, a dozen roses and a heart-shaped box of chocolates My Funny Valentine: 2 tickets and a dozen roses Sweet on You: 2 tickets and a heart-shaped box of chocolates Swinging Single is an individual ticket to the show...
  11. The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
    9:00 p.m. April 4
  12. Pierce the Veil
    6:30 p.m. January 31 - Outliving many of its height-of-MySpace contemporaries, San Diego's Pierce the Veil -- known way back when as Before Today -- has proven that its style of post-hardcore has a life beyond the scene. Lead singer and founding member Vic Fuentes is the band's driving force, delivering a harmonious balan...
  13. At Home/On Stage: Photographic Works by Glenn Ross
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 15 - Leon Gallery partner Eric Dallimore is taking a chance by scheduling three photography shows in a row, but he sees it as a prelude to Denver’s 2015 Month of Photography, which begins in earnest in March, and perhaps as an homage to the space’s previous life as a photography studio. Gary ...
  14. SAFER 10-Year Anniversary Party
    8:00 p.m. January 30 - Cannabis activist group SAFER (Safer Alternative for Enjoyable recreation) will be celebrating its tenth birthday with a DJ, live music and refreshments at Quixote's True Blue from 8 p.m. to close. Click here ...
  15. 1964 The Tribute
    8:00 p.m. August 27
  16. Travel Writing Workshop with Jayme Moye
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. January 31 - Award-winning travel writer Jamie Moye shows how to turn a vacation into a important narrative....
  17. Icebreaker 6 Group Show
    Every Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 31 - Now in its sixth year, Ice Cube Gallery’s annual Icebreaker show has become a tradition, albeit a functional one: Not only is the national juried exhibition an important fundraiser for the co-op, but it also affords gallery members a good look at potential additions to their ranks. “We t...
  18. Colorado Mammoth vs. Edmonton Rush
    7:00 p.m. February 13
  19. Tommy Lee Jones Goes to Opera Alone
    8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until January 31 - No one will complain tonight when Buntport Theater brings back one of its greatest hits — 2012’s clever Tommy Lee Jones Goes to Opera Alone, in which four actors animate an intricate life-sized Tommy Lee Jones puppet that they built and brought to life with help from woodwo...
  20. Appoggiatura
    Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 22 - An appoggiatura is a kind of musical grace note — often a dissonant note — placed before another note of a melody. James Still’s play of the same name concerns three people in a state of grief and dissonance, trying to resume the melodies of their lives in Venice. “The play i...
  21. Charles Ives Take Me Home
    8:00 p.m. every Thu., Fri., Sat. until February 14 - Charles Ives was an American composer who experimented with dissonance, atonality and disparate rhythms, and Christy Montour-Larson has been listening to a lot of his music lately. She’s directing the regional premiere of Jessica Dickey’s Charles Ives Take Me Home, which op...
  22. Bob Marley
    8:00 p.m. February 5
  23. LTJ Bukem
    February 4 - Call it smooth, intricate, complex, jazz-influenced, even masterful, but do not call the drum-and-bass of LTJ Bukem "intelligent." Bukem has rejected the label on the grounds that it implies that other artists aren't intelligent, which is eminently decent of the guy. The thing is, it is intelligent....
  24. Denver Jewish Film Festival
    Every Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Sat., Sun. from February 4 until February 15 - When programming a film festival that caters to a particular segment of the population — be it black, Asian, gay, Latino, Christian or Jewish — organizers endeavor to find films that speak from many different voices to tell the group’s collective story. But they also must be carefu...
  25. Rob Delaney
    8:00 p.m. February 28