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Modern Tunisian Crochet- registration opens

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Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

The fiber technique that is often referred to as a knit and crochet fusion, Tunisian crochet is making a resurgence with crafters. It is commonly used to create a substantial fabric, perfect for outerwear and décor items; but many fans have discovered it’s more poetic translation into lace and openwork patterns. Explore the revival of this intriguing handwork technique while creating a chic wall hanging in a beautiful, reclaimed yarn of wool and silk that will showcase all the stitches you’ve learned. Materials cost: $25; all yarn and tools included. No beginning students please.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Macbeth (1971)

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Film
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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Film
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Romeo and Juliet (1968)

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Film
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Richard III (1955)

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Film
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Laurence Olivier. Starring Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke.

Pardon Me, Shakespeare, But Your Slip Is Showing: Did a Woman Write the Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare?

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Books Authors and Writing
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Author Robin P. Williams has been studying and writing about the authorship question for years. Her thorough research and study has led to the conclusion that the likely author of Shakespeare’s body of work is a woman – Mary Sidney. There are a lot of missing pieces in the life and times of William Shakespeare – little formal education, even less knowledge of or access to the royal court and politics, no evidence that he could write at all.

Reinventing the Human: Shakespeare and the Awakening of the Renaissance Man

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Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

There was a shift in the experience of the medieval humans from being miserable, unquestioning, keep-your-head-down and don’t-make-waves commoners to citizens who entertained aspirations of becoming a Renaissance adventurer, creator, and scientist. Could Shakespeare’s characters have provided fuel for the intellectual fire? Actor John McDonald is our guide on this experiential tour of the 16th century. How can we access Shakespearean wisdom, apply it to our own lives and embody the spirit of adventure, creativity and curiosity to fuel a Renaissance for our time?

Reinventing the Human: Shakespeare and the Awakening of the Renaissance Man

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Performance and Presentations
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

There was a shift in the experience of the medieval humans from being miserable, unquestioning, keep-your-head-down and don’t-make-waves commoners to citizens who entertained aspirations of becoming a Renaissance adventurer, creator, and scientist. Could Shakespeare’s characters have provided fuel for the intellectual fire? Actor John McDonald is our guide on this experiential tour of the 16th century. How can we access Shakespearean wisdom, apply it to our own lives and embody the spirit of adventure, creativity and curiosity to fuel a Renaissance for our time?

ZINE 15: Self-publish Your Own Original Magazine

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Arts and Crafts
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Self-publish your own original magazine. All you need is some paper and markers, a photocopier, and something to say! In ZINE 15 you will design 1 zine and produce 15 copies. ZINE 15 encourages you to keep 5 zines, trade 5 zines for other peoples' zines, and distribute 5 zines to library customers.

All ages are welcome and we encourage the entire family to participate. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided.

Crossing the Net: Denver City Park and the Black Tennis Experience Film and Panel Discussion

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Film
2:00 pm

If the blades of grass at City Park could talk, they would tell a story similar to this short documentary: about how Denver's African-American community faced barriers as it pursued better maintained and well-lit tennis courts to play on. You'll hear stories about Tariq "TQ" Abdul-Hamid, the first African-American inducted into the Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame, and Walter Wedgeworth, Sr., who helped persuade the staff at City Park to open their courts to diversity in the '40s and '50s. 40mins, Unrated.

Free and open to the public

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