Fresh City Life

Brown Bag Music Series: Dos Voces, Dos Guitarras

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Music and Dance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

Get out of your cubicle jungle for an hour and join us for our summer music series. With a gorgeous view of the park, and access to our balcony, you’ll be serenaded while you have lunch. Grab some food on the way and our friends at Whole Foods Market will supply something sweet to send you back to the office in a state of bliss.
Suzanne Morales and Manuel Molina will be playing unique, romantic Latin music that touches the hearts of audiences. Their music highlights the traditional sounds of Colombia, Peru, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba.
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Day Trippers - Crochet Mesh Farmers Market Bag: Registration Opens

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Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Level 1, Fresh City Lounge

Bring all your great veggies home from the farmers market in an earth-friendly crocheted bag that you made. Christa Rogers teaches this workshop on creating a sturdy and light bag that expands to hold lots of goodies. This workshop is for confident crocheters who know how to chain, single, double and triple crochet. There is a $15 fee for this workshop; all materials (except crochet hook) provided. Registration is required. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#mesh

Film Series: Steampunk - Hellboy

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Film
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Don your corset and grab your goggles! Steampunk movies are coming to DPL. Join us every Tuesday in June for a collection of movies that embody the steampunk aesthetic and philosophy. Costumes are encouraged!

In the Clutch: Zippered Handbag Workshop Registration Opens

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

We resisted the urge to call this class the Dapper Dan workshop after the 1970s plush doll that kids used to learn how to dress themselves. You’ll be knitting a clutch purse that will help you explore techniques that will multiply your fibers skills immensely. In this sweet little bag pattern (created for us by our teacher Ann Myhre), you’ll discover opportunities to put in a pocket, add buttonholes, create slip stitch colorwork, install a zipper by hand and add a flourish with crochet edgings.

Madame Defarge's Knitting Salon

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Arts and Crafts
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 1, Fresh City Lounge

Freestyle Knitting
Every Monday, 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters. Bring any portable handwork. Please note, the Library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.

Weekend Music Series -Uilleann Pipes with Eric Olson

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Schlessman Hall, Level 1

A haunting instrument with an Irish pedigree, Uilleann pipes have never sounded better than when played by expert Eric Olson. He presents this fascinating concert on the bagpipes that are akin to the Scottish pipes that we all know so well. Uilleann pipes have a greater tonal and octave range, are subtle and poetic enough to play indoors, and are usually played sitting down. Because of the bellows attached to these pipes, the musician can speak and sing while the instrument is played. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear the wistful music of the Uilleann pipes floating through our great hall.

Camp Gitchcrafton 3rd Annual Etsy Craft Party

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Arts and Crafts
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202

Hey, we know how to throw a craftacular shindig and this year’s Etsy craft party will be no exception. Like a bunch of meatballs, we’re going to roll into summer with a craft camp party. There’ll be crafting stations, a couple great summer camp movies, a hot dog commissary, bug juice bar and camp-y dessert.

Sign up to make a ceramic incense burner, old school lanyards, cycle-chic friendship bracelets and even send a personalized postcard to someone “back home.” Crafters are also welcome to bring their favorite portable handwork; a busy camper is a happy camper!

Untitled#57: Darn

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Arts and Crafts
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Denver Art Museum, 13th Avenue at Acoma Plaza

Express yourself without exerting yourself. Fresh City Life takes the word ‘darn’ for its other meaning – a G-rated verbalization of repressed emotion. Come play with us and experiment with a Lichtenstein-esque exercise in the banality of words where ‘WOW!’ becomes ‘meh,’ ‘POW!’ becomes ‘ow,’ ‘Argh!’ turns into ‘oh’ and ‘Cowabunga!’ translates to ‘ok.’ You’ll create a cool fridge magnet that lets everyone know that you’re teetering on the brink of absolute ennui. General admission for Untitled events is $10 and the Fresh City Life station is free with admission.

Staged Reading: Icarus by Edwin Sanchez

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Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light.
~Oscar Wilde

Fresh City Life honors the brave and perilous flights that creatives must take in order to reach for their dreams. And we embrace the lesson of Icarus: he may have fallen, but first he flew. Join local director Brenda Cook Ritenour and favorite Denver actors GerRee Hinshaw, Rhonda Brown, Josh Hartwell and Lorenzo Sarinana as they present a staged reading of this award-winning retelling of the Icarus fable.

Weekend Music Series -Castle Rock Community Ringers: Bell Choir Concert

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Music and Dance
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park 144 W. Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202

Fresh City Life and Denver Arts and Venues present a spring concert with the Castle Rock Community Ringers. CRCR has dazzled audiences at The Denver Public Library for two seasons. Bringing a fresh perspective and expert touch to the centuries-old art of ringing handbells, CRCR is one of the most sought-after bell choirs in the metro Denver area. Tuned sets of bells were first introduced in 1696 in Europe and migrated to the United States in 1902.

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