Weekend Arts Roundup: News films, Ira Glass, John Lennon singalong and more

· Dec. 5, 2013, 5:30 pm
Photo: 3rd Law Dance/Theater(Photo: Courtesy of Heather Gray)
The experimental performance art ensemble 3rd Law Dance-Theater presents a digitally-enhanced, walk-through dance installation inspired by “blind contour drawings.”

In our weekly segment, Arts Editor Chloe Veltman joins Ryan Warner on Colorado Matters to talk about some of the weekend's best cultural happenings around the state. 

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 P.M.
Buell Theatre, Denver
Ira Glass, the host of This American Life, and dancer/choreographers Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass, bring together two art forms that don’t have much in common -- radio and dance -- in their nationally-touring live stage show.
Holiday Mancraft
Friday, Dec. 6, 4 P.M.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2461 Building, Denver
A holiday craft night aimed at for men who like to make things with their hands from jewelry to letterpress to screenprints complete with drinks, giveaways and a moustache competition. 
The 16th Annual Beatles John Lennon Singalong 
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 P.M.
Mercury Cafe, Denver
Celebrate the music of the great songwriter, Beatles member and activist at this family-friendly, free annual singalong. The event takes places every year on the anniversary of Lennon’s untimely death. 
Jews Do Dylan  
Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 P.M.
L2 Arts & Culture Center, Denver
Jewish musicians including Hal Aqua and the Lost Tribe, Julie Geller, Harry Tuft and Katie Glassman join forces to reinterpret the songs from the beloved musical cannon of a fellow Jew, Bob Dylan.
Mammals That Lay Eggs: 3rd Law Dance/Theater
Thursday, Dec. 5, 6:30 P.M., 7:30 P.M., 8:30 P.M.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
The experimental performance art ensemble presents a digitally-enhanced, walk-through dance installation inspired by “blind contour drawings” (drawings produced by fixing your eye on an object while drawing the contour in a steady, continuous line without lifting the pencil or looking at the paper.)
A Cinematic Salute To The News
Through Monday, Dec. 16
Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton
The ever-inventive indie movie theater chain turns its attention to reporters, anchormen and newspaper boys in its latest headline-grabbing movie series. Titles include "Superman," "Citizen Kane" and "Almost Famous." For this weekend, the Drafthouse will screen Sidney Lumet’s lacerating 1976 media satire "Network" on Dec. 5 at 7 P.M. and host a sing-along version of the 1992 Disney musical "Newsies" on Dec. 6 at 7 P.M.

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