Skip the roses and the surf-n-turf dinner, and celebrate the most meaningless holiday in the most meaningful way – with chocolate and murder. Fresh City Life is teaming up with the cool cats at Curious Theatre for a special night for lovers, singles and friends, so grab a buddy. Chocolate tasting with coffee begins at 6:30 p.m. Then we’ll have some fun reading a script from NBC’s Law and Order about love gone wrong. All in celebration of Curious Theatre’s new production of Becky Shaw, the dark comedy about a blind date that affects all the main characters. Registration is required.
Curious Theatre Company partners with Stories on Stage and Lighthouse Writers Workshop, to present stories written by Iraq veterans. Selections from Stories on Stage's Veteran Affairs, will be performed by Timothy McCracken and Curious Theatre Company member Mare Trevathan; followed by readings from Lighthouse Writers Workshop, performed by Curious Theatre Company actors. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/4217 or call 720-865-1206.
Tuesday, January 24, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Directed by Howard Hawks. Starring Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell. KnitFlix kicks off the year with the movie that cemented Marilyn Monroe’s legend as the smartest dumb blonde ever. She and Russell are perfection from beginning to end. 91 minutes. Unrated.
Saturday, January 21, 2-4 p.m.
See and appreciate in a whole new light the hard work of making art. Chuck Close came back from an illness that caused him almost complete paralysis – and began the second great act of his career, creating brightly colored and enormous portraits of his friends and fellow artists. Join us for this showing of the documentary Chuck Close: A Portrait in Progress followed by a group discussion. Registration is suggested. Register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/2387 or call 720-865-1206.
With a passion for varied music styles, James Bailey is respected throughout the Denver music community. Bailey collaborates with the jazz group Zuri and headlines at music venues all over town. For this unique cello concert, Bailey highlights the works of J. S. Bach.
Wednesday, January 4, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Registration Required
Wednesday, January 18, 10 a.m.-12 noon - Registration Required
Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included). Registration is required. Please register online http://denverlibrary.org/node/967 for January 4 or January 18, or call 720-865-1206.
A top call pianist, Jeff Jenkins has been at the forefront of the Denver jazz scene since moving to Denver from New York in the early nineties. An extremely knowledgeable and talented musician, Jeff has worked alongside some of the greatest musicians in jazz including Freddie Hubbard, Eddie Harris, Marlena Shaw, The Count Basie Orchestra and countless others. Jenkins is a talented composer/performer combining jazz with pop, rock and world music; he’s also a rule-breaker, musically-speaking, which makes his concerts exciting and joyful. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh#music