Weekend Arts Roundup: Starz comes to Denver, live audiovisual performance and more

November 13, 2014
Photo: Keep on Keepin' On
In the documentary "Keep on Keepin' On," legendary jazz musician Clark Terry becomes the mentor of a blind 23-year-old piano prodigy.

Starz Denver Film Festival
Nov. 12 – 23 
Various venues,  Denver
Now in its 37th year, this staple of the Colorado arts calendar features more than 250 films – including features, documentaries, music videos and shorts – as well as panels and other events. Films with a Colorado connection includes the documentary “Keep On Keeping On,” about St. Louis jazz pianist Clark “C.T.” Terry, which was co-written by Coloradan Davis Coombe.

MediaLive 2014
Nov. 14 - 16
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder

This three-day festival brings together live audiovisual performance artists. The event features live performances, a panel discussion, workshops and a keynote address by Concordia University's Chris Salter challenging the idea that performance is strictly a human-centered affair.

Photo: Sanctuary of Moments
Ormao Dance Company will perform "Sanctuary of Moments" three times in November at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs. 

“Sanctuary of Moments”
Nov. 14, 15 & 22, 7:00 p.m.
Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs
Created in collaboration with the Ormao Dance Company , a Colorado Springs-based modern dance ensemble and school, this site-specific dance/visual art installation piece allows audience members to immerse themselves in visual art, sound and dance within the Fine Arts Center’s “Continuance” sculpture and light exhibition.

Flobots and 303 Choir present “No Enemies”
Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m.
Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, Denver

The Denver-based hip-hop band and youth choir join forces to perform new pieces and classic Flobots songs.  

Kaleidoscope Concert featuring Ken Walker Sextet
Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Founders Hall, Colorado Music Festival and Center for Music Arts, Lafayette

Bassist Ken Walker, who is on faculty at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music, brings his post-bop jazz sextet to the Colorado Music Festival and Center for Musical Arts (CMA). Steve Christopher and the CMA Jazz Combo open the show.
 
“Dan Fong: Legends Of Rock”
Nov. 14 - Jan. 3, 2015
Robert Anderson Gallery, Denver

This Denver-based photographer shot some of the biggest names in rock as they toured through Colorado in the 1960s and 1970s. This exhibition features photos of The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, The Grateful Dead and other rock music greats.

Literary Wine Tasting
Nov. 16, 2:00 p.m.
Bookbar, Denver

Ashley Vaughters, a sommelier who holds a master's degree in literature, leads this pairing of wine and books. Attendees get to taste six wines at the event, and leave with something to read.
 
“Songs for a New World”
Nov. 14 - Dec. 21
Miners Alley Playhouse, Golden

This musical, written by Tony Award-winning playwright and composer Jason Robert Brown and directed by Coloradans Brenda Billings and Mitch Samu, combines pop, gospel, holiday and jazz music in a series of songs based on the theme “the moment of decision.”
 
Amanda Shires
Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
The Wright Opera House, Ouray

Touring in support of her new album, “Down Fell the Doves,” Texas Music magazine’s 2011 Artist of the Year brings her Americana-influenced songs to Ouray.
 
Stories on Stage presents "To the Lighthouse"
Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Denver

This Denver-based theater company that presents prose in a theatrical setting brings narratives by members of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop literary organization Michael J. Henry, Erika Krouse and BK Loren to Su Teatro for two performances.