Meet film and stage actress, Rutanya Alda, who played the long suffering maid, Carol Ann, to Faye Dunaway’s Joan Crawford in the camp, cult classic Mommie Dearest. Our friends at Whole Foods Market will be serving up Mom’s Day realness with a brunch fit for Hollywood royalty. And Ms. Alda will be dishing up stories from her upcoming book, Mommie Dearest Diary, about playing opposite Faye Dunaway in the film that Faye won’t talk about. Host Walter Chaw will guide after-film discussion and Ms. Alda will meet her fans in the theatre lobby after the film.
Directed by Michael Cimono. Starring Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, Rutanya Alda. “The Deer Hunter is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time.” Roger Ebert,rogerebert.com 182 minutes. Rated R. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Learn about circular motif knitting, based on Nicky Epstein’s book of the same name, experts Ann Myhre and Janny Potter will help you create a series of fun and challenging motifs that can be used as separates, embellishments or pieces of a larger project. Students should have know basic knitting stitches (casting on, binding off, knit, purl, inc, dec stitches). $15 for all materials. Registration is required. Please register at denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720-865-1206.
Mondays, May 5, 12, & 19 5:30-7:30p, Fresh City Lounge, Level 1 http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of 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
Adam Agee and Jon Sousa are two of Colorado’s most sought-after traditional Irish musicians. Since 2004, they have been journeying together through the Irish idiom on fiddle, guitar, and tenor banjo, enchanting listeners on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Adam and Jon have put down musical roots in County Clare, where they lived together, and now make frequent visits. Their connection to their instruments and the transcendent energy in their music is guaranteed to captivate and uplift audiences of all ages. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Tired of delivery pizza or worse frozen pizza for dinner? Then be sure to sit in and learn from the best Monica Kadillac. She will demonstrate how to prepare the best homemade pizza. Recipes and samples included.
Born in Peru, internationally recognized guitarist Manuel Molina, began his career as a musician at a very young age. At age seventeen, he became the youngest conductor of the Peruvian National Symphony. He travels extensively and plays solo guitar tours all over the world. Denver Public Library is pleased to be hosting Manuel Molina for this afternoon of exceptional Latin solo guitar. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Brian Mullins and Mike Fitzmaurice play the Chinese erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument, along with a variety of other Chinese instruments. This lively group has performed at Denver Public Library before and is back by popular demand. Enjoy traditional Chinese tunes mixed with contemporary and American music played on these classical instruments. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Experience acoustic world fusion! Perpetual Motion, elegant with an element of adventure, blends the sounds of Central and South American folk, progressive jazz, blues and rock, which informs their original compositions and cover tunes. Featuring violinist Josie Quick and guitarist Tom Carleno. http://denverlibrary.org/fresh
Guitarist Tom Carleno blends jazz, folk and pop to create a unique musical experience. He is most know for his distinctive use of a wide variety of alternate tunings, which form the blank canvas for his songs. His recent CD, titled Perfect Imperfection, is receiving rave reviews and radio airplay internationally and climbed to the number two spot on the Zone Music Reporter Radio Chart. Tom has also been nominated by the Zone Music Reporter (New age and instrumental music) for Best New Artist and Best Instrumental album-Acoustic http://denverlibrary.org/fresh