Born in Pabianice, Poland in 1929, Jack Adler and his family were swept into the terror of the Nazi concentration camps. His parents and four siblings all perished at the hands of the Nazis. In his powerful and inspiring firsthand account, Y: A Holocaust Narrative, Jack (Yacob) tells his story and describes his struggle to survive, overcome and regain a sense of joy about being alive. Always warm and gracious, Adler will share readings from his book as well as take questions and engage in dialogue with the audience. Book signing to follow.
Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff and Dustin Adams. 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. Dustin Adams adds in the heartbeat with the syncopated rhythm of the tabla. Enjoy the poetry and lyricism of these two perfectly paired instruments.
Their music has the flavor and intensity of traditional southern music, with a thread of contemporary sound and just a touch of classical/medieval thrown in for good measure. Join two-time Juno Award winning banjoist Jayme Stone and singer-mandolinist Rich Zimmerman for a fresh take on old-fashioned, bluegrass and new acoustic music.
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park, 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202
Denver is very lucky to have this incredible chorus, and Fresh City Life is honored to host them for a spring concert at the McNichols Building in Civic Center Park. Free and open to the public! The Denver Gay Men's Chorus exists to build community through music.
Wednesdays, March 6, 13 and 20, Noon-2 p.m.
Your first chance of the new year to learn the craft of knitting. Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing classes. Learn the basics and we’ll help you move on to more advanced knitting as your confidence grows. All materials provided; $10 materials fee. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#sticks or call 720-865-1206.
Think of needle felting as 'fiber painting.' Instead of a canvas you'll have wool felt; in place of paints – unspun wool, wool scraps and textured fibers; and you'll replace the paintbrush with a tiny-barbed felting needle. It takes just a few minutes to get the concept of how the fibers felt together with quick strokes of your felting needle and you're on your way to making something beautiful.
We want to keep you all tied up at our Fresh City Life station at the Denver Art Museum’s Untitled for March. Working from the theme Bound, we were inspired to create a magnetic poem activity where you get to whip up some fridge poetry, but only if you obey. Using a system we’ve invented, you’ll be given a recycled book and strict instructions on how to harness your poem out of the words provided in that book. After finding all of your words, you’ll turn them into magnets that can be used and abused on your fridge door as changeable poetic phrases.
Create some beautiful poetry and raise your voice at the same time. Writers of all ages are invited to participate in this spoken word workshop on bigotry and social justice. Students will be guided by musician, spoken word artist and educator, Molina Speaks. All students will be encouraged to share their work, and Molina tops off this workshop with a performance of his own recent work. Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#other or call 720-865-1206.
Bonsai People the Vision of Muhammad Yunus from micro-credit to social business. What if you could harness the power of the free market to solve the problems of poverty, hunger, and inequality? To some, it sounds impossible. But Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus is doing exactly that. Yunus did his part to fight poverty by micro-lending $27 to 42 women, an effort which has now grown to 8 million women and 8 billion dollars. But he didn't stop there; whenever he sees a problem he starts a social business - showing the world that complex problems sometimes do have simple answers.
Armed with a camcorder, farmer-filmmaker-activist Severine von Tscharner Fleming spent two years crisscrossing America, meeting and mobilizing a network of revolutionary young farmers resettling the land. 'The Greenhorns' is an ode to their grit and entrepreneurial spirit, an exploration of sustainable agriculture, and an enticement to reclaim our national soil.