Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of the Central Library
In celebration of Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo, Fresh City Life hosts a stand just outside our west entrance. Come by to sample some traditional aguas frescas (which means fresh waters), light and refreshing beverages made from fruit juices, fresh fruit and other natural ingredients. We’ll also have all of our button makers on hand so that you can create a cool button or magnet commemorating the day. All free and open to the public. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 80202
Fresh City Life is throwing in with the creative teens at MCAs Failure Lab for their upcoming Pop-Up Shop. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab hosts the Teen Pop-Up shop to highlight the creativity and art exploration of high school-age teen crafters. Join Fresh City Life at our station and make a free button while you enjoy the work of local teen artisans. The event is free for teens and just one penny admission for everyone else. Come out and enjoy!
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.
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, noon-1 p.m., Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery
Jazz pianist, composer and teacher Jeff Jenkins has recorded four CDs and delights in entertaining audiences all over the metro Denver area.
In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, join Fresh City Life and Shakespearean scholar Rachael Deagman for an exploration of space: the performance spaces that were the original stage for Shakespeare’s writing. We often think about William Shakespeare’s astonishingly rich and complex use of language and his clever experimentation with genre. But we should also remember that his plays were written to move from page to stage; that is to say, they were meant to be performed by embodied actors in a playing space.
Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff. 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. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Let’s party like its 1599! Lutenist Ben Cohen performs lively lute music from the renaissance to the early baroque, including music of Elizabethan England by famed English composer John Dowland, and German baroque music by J.S. Bach’s contemporary Silvius Leopold Weiss. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Each of these performers has appeared at Denver Public Library as solo performers. This concert will mark their debut concert at the library as a duo. Both of these talented cello players are sought-after musicians in Denver and their presentations at Central Library are always much anticipated. Enjoy the haunting and lyrical music of the cello at this community event. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Accordion maestro, Dan Tulinko, will demonstrate the fascinating versatility of the instrument nicknamed the ‘one man band’ known for its ability to carry and create both the harmonic and melodic structure of a song at the same time. From button box and piano accordion, Dan uses the ‘squeeze box’ to play jazz, vaudeville and European folk music. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Directed by George Cukor. Starring Judy Garland, James Mason. Judy Garland’s triumphant comeback movie. It was a blockbuster at the box office and launched the last chapter of her public life -- huge international concerts and television appearances. In A Star is Born, viewers get to see all the drive and talent and pathos that fueled Judy Garland. See the legend in the legendary film. 154 minutes. Rated PG. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Directed by Ernest Lubitsch. Starring Greta Garbo, Melvyn Douglas. Why is Ninotchka so special in the pantheon of golden age films? Greta Garbo, the serious Swedish sphinx had never laughed on film and rarely smiled either. In this comedy co-written by Billy Wilder, a clever love story with great dialogue propels Garbo toward her first big screen laugh – and she’s pretty funny doing it, too. 110 minutes. Not rated. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh