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
Get your personal finances in order and make friends with your anxiety over money with The Thrifty Social Worker’s Spending Fast Boot Camp. Emily Anderson was on a spending fast from January 1 – December 31, 2011 and in that time she paid off over $13,000 in debt. Now that she’s learned the tricks of living life on the frugal side, she wants to share the wealth of information she’s learned. In this boot camp she’ll share tips, tricks and templates – and ways you can start living the frugal life comfortably to gain control of your own finances. Let’s get thrifty together!
It’s just about that time of year when holiday gatherings and family events necessitate a lot of dashing around for gifts. Don’t get caught with your bag empty – join Fresh City Life’s knitting night school. Each week we’ll focus on a different, quick and simple knitted gift that can be completed in a couple evenings. If you do your homework, by the end of November you’ll have gift giving in the bag! Registration is required.
Sweeney Todd’s Fingerless Gloves
Monday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
Registration opens October 24
After another wonderful year of learning, sharing and creating, join Fresh City Life to toast the past year and herald more community fun in the New Year. We’ll have a buffet table with nibbles, sweets and something nice to drink for everyone. Trish Tilly will help you make one of her adorable snowflake ornaments encrusted in glitter to take home. All of our yarn, glitter, supplies and accessories will be discounted for merry gift making or giving!
After trying for several seasons, Fresh City Life was finally able to book a bell choir for our capstone winter concert in Schlessman Hall. The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly pitched handbells. Don’t miss this final concert of the year as the Castle Rock Community Ringers fill up our great hall with a joyful noise.
This hot trio has been bringing their cool nostalgic sounds to packed performances for four years. Reveille 3 draws much of its material from the recordings of the Andrew Sisters, but they are at their very best singing the songs we all cherish from holidays past. With precision harmonies and big band rhythms, Reveille 3 will always be Denver’s golden girls. They’ve promised to bring their holiday aprons and serve you cookies after the concert, too – just like a USO show!
Denver Bookbinding Company
2715 17th St., Denver 80211
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).
Ahhh, the sound of sitar in Schlessman Hall is completely transporting. Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff presented a sitar concert here last year to audience raves. He returns this fall with more wonderful music reminiscent of Ravi Shankar’s India with a mix of musical styles and traditions.
Master caramel maker Ellen Daehnick teaches this class on the finer points of candymaking. If you’ve ever wanted to melt sugar to make traditional fudge or penuche, you’ll learn how to do that in Ellen’s sweet workshop. Other holiday candies will be explored and sampled as well. Forget your visions of sugarplums – get yours for real. Registration encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1206. http://denverlibrary.org/node/3100
The new fine art applications for iPad have really started to take hold with established artists – David Hockney recently opened a show in Paris of his iPhone artworks. He commented that it was perhaps the first time that an artist delivered all of his artwork to the exhibiting gallery via email. There’s no denying that this new medium has an immediacy and egalitarian sexiness – pick up your phone or computer pad and you’ve got all the materials you need to create. Artist Jimmy Sellars teaches this workshop on the fundamentals of digital drawing and painting.