Hip Hop Theatre is an outgrowth of African Orature. Orature is a term that is used to foreground the unique skills and production of the oral artist and to give this work and process equal weight and legitimacy next to written texts. Orature is a means of preserving the history and culture of individual peoples through performance. This art includes storytelling, proverbs, riddles, chants, call-and-response, songs, gesture/mime, as well as other simultaneous presentational techniques. In Orature, important cultural information is passed down from generation to generation.
This exciting workshop will include warm up, exercises with masks, discovering emotions and much more all focused on the themes of Homecoming/Return of the Warrior. Actors from Aquila Theater will show and explore the connections between ancient Greeks and our world. To register for this free event, go to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206. http://denverlibrary.org/node/2387
With this workshop, you’ll be ready to explore the subtleties of this ancient craft. Fresh City Life has been creating new knitters since Fall of 2004 with the aid of our expert knitting teachers and the relaxing 3-part 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. To register for beginning knitting, go to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206.
Wednesdays, March 7, 14, 21, noon-2p, Fresh City Lounge, Level 1 http://denverlibrary.org/node/484
The ultra portable, easy-to-learn cousin of knitting; our beginning crochet class is a great way to take up this retro hobby. Instructor Christa Rogers will share tips, techniques and her love of this fiber craft in this 3-part workshop. And once you have the basics down, Christa will share a handful of great patterns for you to choose from for your first project. This workshop will also be a great foundation for our advanced class coming up this summer – Hyperbolic Crochet – a fantastic approach to crochet that leads to very sculptural pieces.
Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters.
Freestyle Knitting, every Monday, 5-7:30p, Fresh City Lounge, no registration required. http://denverlibrary.org/node/484
The Joy Luck Club, 1993
Directed by Wayne Wang. Starring Tamlyn Tomita, Rosalind Chao, Kieu Chinh
The intertwined lives of the women of four families spanning multiple generations is told in dramatic vignettes that move through time and from woman to woman, mother to daughter. Based on Amy Tan’s spectacular book of the same name, The Joy Luck Club has inspiration, humor and even some tears. It’s a joyful and complicated story – worth watching and even re-watching.
There really is no better chef to tell a culinary story about Ireland than Chef Jessica Gaydos. Trained in the Emerald Isle, Chef Jess is a passionate advocate for the foods, recipes and traditions of the Irish. Join us for a spot-on cooking demo that looks beyond the stereotypical St. Patrick’s Day fare for the delicious foods that native cooks will be preparing. Samples and recipes included. Registration encouraged; go to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206.
Saturday, March 17, 1:30-3p, Vida Ellison Gallery, Level 7
Expert Chef Amy Hoyt is demonstrating a gem from the 70s and 80s: Monkey Bread. The origins of this bread are uncertain – but it is a true American original and is virtually unknown outside of the United States.
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). Registration is required. Register online or call 720-865-1206. http://denverlibrary.org/node/967
Fresh City Life pitches in to help our friends at the Denver Art Museum celebrate a special Untitled event. Highlighting the Yves Saint Laurent exhibition, this Untitled brings together an eclectic mix of presenters – great music, fashion, and some do-it-yourself fun. Yves Saint Laurent was famous for his spectacular tuxedos (for men and women), his eccentric spectacles and his dedication to his craft. Fresh City Life brings hot to haute with a pocket square station for all chic crafters. Come to make and take a little bit of YSL home with you.