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
Directed by Fred Walton. Starring Carol Kane, Charles Durning, Rutanya Alda. “Fred Walton's 1979 chiller When a Stranger Calls explores the oft-heard urban legend of the lonely babysitter terrified by phone calls coming from somewhere ... within the house!
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