Please join us for an evening of art and refreshments at the Athmar Park Branch Library, as we showcase the artistic talent of our After School is Cool program and unveil a new art installation created by our Teen Advisory Board. See the art. Meet the artists. Acompáñanos en una noche de arte y refrigerios en la Biblioteca Athmar Park. Será exhibido el talento artístico de los participantes en nuestro programa pos-escolar After School Is Cool. Además será revelada una nueva instalación de arte creada por nuestro consejo consultivo adolescente (Teen Advisory Board). Ve el arte.
In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, join Fresh City Life and Shakespearean scholar Rachael Deagman for an exploration of space: the performance spaces that were the original stage for Shakespeare’s writing. We often think about William Shakespeare’s astonishingly rich and complex use of language and his clever experimentation with genre. But we should also remember that his plays were written to move from page to stage; that is to say, they were meant to be performed by embodied actors in a playing space.
Join us to make your own song in Linux Multimedia Studio! Learn to use this software for sampling, sequencing, and laying down tracks to easily create techno, hip-hop, and many other types of music. Ages 12 and up.
Acompáñanos y crea tu propia canción usando Linux Multimedia Studio. Aprende a usar este software para samplear, secuenciar, y grabar tracks para fácilmente crear música tecno, hip-hop, y otras. Edades 12 en adelante.
Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff. When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the traditional instrument of classical Indian music, the sitar, was embraced by American audiences. It is often heard in world music; its sympathetic tones marrying well with a wide range of musical genres. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff brings his signature style to the sitar – the soul of traditional Indian music. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Let’s party like its 1599! Lutenist Ben Cohen performs lively lute music from the renaissance to the early baroque, including music of Elizabethan England by famed English composer John Dowland, and German baroque music by J.S. Bach’s contemporary Silvius Leopold Weiss. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Each of these performers has appeared at Denver Public Library as solo performers. This concert will mark their debut concert at the library as a duo. Both of these talented cello players are sought-after musicians in Denver and their presentations at Central Library are always much anticipated. Enjoy the haunting and lyrical music of the cello at this community event. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Accordion maestro, Dan Tulinko, will demonstrate the fascinating versatility of the instrument nicknamed the ‘one man band’ known for its ability to carry and create both the harmonic and melodic structure of a song at the same time. From button box and piano accordion, Dan uses the ‘squeeze box’ to play jazz, vaudeville and European folk music. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of Central Library
In celebration of Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo, Fresh City Life hosts a stand just outside our west entrance. Come by to sample some traditional aguas frescas (which means fresh waters), light and refreshing beverages made from fruit juices, fresh fruit and other natural ingredients. We’ll also have all of our button makers on hand so that you can create a cool button or magnet commemorating the day. All free and open to the public. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift audiences of all ages. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh