Fresh City Life Blog

The first cut is the deepest -- Edward and his scissorhands

Johnny Depp as Edward Scissorhands

Being Tim Burton film series opens this Tuesday!

No contemporary filmmaker has created a body of work that showcases so singular a vision as Tim Burton. With a gothic palette and an Emo sensibility, Burton creates memorable, quirky and thoroughly original stories on film. He dares his audience to dream unreal dreams while tapping into our universal desire to be unique and our fears of being alone, rejected or, worst of all, normal. Walter Chaw, filmfreakcentral.net, hosts with after-film discussion

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Join Jackie Burghardt of J.B. Landscape Design as she helps give us tips on winterizing your garden for enhanced spring performance on Tuesday, October 12 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Confess for Success: Fashion Designer Tricia Hoke Meets Proust

An avant garde design by Tricia Hoke

Fresh City Life asked Denver's elite fashion designers to answer the Proust Questionnaire -- to see if we could get them to reveal their Freudian slips.

In the weeks leading up to our fashion spectacle Frock Out, each of our twelve designers will be featured here with their responses to the infamous Proust Questionnaire. Marcel Proust (1871-1922), French novelist, critic and essayist, believed that people must know and understand themselves before they can know or understand others.

Sitarist/Guitarist Chris Sauthoff

Come watch musician Chris Sauthoff play the sitar and the guitar on Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m. at the Ross-University Hills Branch Library. Chris plays folk, gypsy, rock, blues and several styles of Indian classical and folk.

Chris "Citrus" Sauthoff is a current member of Hillbilly Inferno and former touring member of George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic!
 

Sitar Music

Colorado Author Series: Noah Van Sciver

Underground cartoonist Van Sciver works for Westword and will present a slide show of his process and projects Wednesday, October 5, at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Interested in becoming a cartoonist?

Haute fashion: Circus Sideshow

Frock Out: Sideshow logo designed by Josh Wills

Adorned with cape, with tricorn, saintly soul singing in librarian tones an enameled song that coolly celebrates her chewing-gum enthusiasms. - Truman Capote 

Hurry! Hurry! Step right up!

Yesterday a friend sent me a blog post about the trends in fashion and home decor titled Circus Maximus. Our end-of-the-year spectacle, Frock Out: Sideshow, will be en pointe with current design influences.  This Project Runway-style competition will feature some of Denver's best independent fashion designers and a little bit of P.T. Barnum thrown into the mix.

Colorado Author Series: Marne Davis Kellogg

Join bestselling author and Denver native Marne Davis Kellogg, creator of the Lily Bennett mystery series, for a discussion of her work and her much anticipated new title in the Kick Keswick series on Saturday, October 2 at 10am at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

Paper Training Your Animal Spirit Guide

 I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil. -- Truman Capote

In conjunction with the Fresh City Life Series highlighting Truman Capote and his 1966 Black and White Ball, Denver Bookbinding Company is doing it up right for paper crafters and fans of DIY. DBBC recently launched their new bookNpaperlove branch of the business – highlighting learning experiences, crafting events, and bookmaking studios for… well, book and paper lovers. Great fall fun; sign up for one or two and enjoy!

Premiere Reads: Fantasy & Science Fiction

Explore new worlds and civilizations with science fiction and fantasy reads, including Hugo and Nebula award winners, that are out of this world! We will be discussing these great genres and premiere reads on Wednesday, September 29 at 6 p.m. at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch Library.

While we can discuss any Science Fiction or Fantasy title, I will also be sharing my favorites. A quick overview of the genre will include defining subgenres like Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Space Operas, and Urban Fantasy.

My Top Five Favorite Fantasy Books

Be Creepy! Learn how to write scary stories that really scare

Sometimes the passages we like to read most are the hardest ones to write- especially those stories that make your palms sweat, your hackles rise and your pupils dialate. I'm talking about scary stories!  This October we're proud to welcome author Mario Acevedo to Fresh City Life for 

October's WordShop: Boo! Scary Stories that Really Scare, where you'll learn how to write scenes filled with tension, action and passion.  

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