Weekend Arts Roundup: A Colo. artist’s career retrospective, western art and more

(Photo: Courtesy of David Cook Galleries, Denver)
<p>“<span style="color: rgb(64, 69, 64); line-height: 30.0000591278076px;">Storming the Arsenal” by </span>Eric James Bransby</p>

Masterworks from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West
Nov. 22 - April 19, 2015
Longmont Museum, Longmont

On loan from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, this collection of original oil and watercolor paintings, bronze sculptures, drawings, handwritten illustrated letters and photographs by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell – two of the most recognized Western artists – are on display in northern Colorado for the first time.

Photo: Storming the Arsenal by Eric James Bransby“Transcending Figuration: Bransby in Retrospect”
Nov. 13 – Jan. 3, 2015
David Cook Galleries, Denver

In celebration of the Colorado artist and muralist Eric Bransby’s 98th birthday, this exhibition focuses on the muralist and painter’s life's work – a career that has spanned almost 75 years. Also on display are works from Branby’s mentors and peers, including Thomas Hart Benton, Boardman Robinson, Mary Ann Bransby (his wife) and Jean Charlot.

Projekt Move presents "Silent Move"
Nov. 20 – 22, 7:30 p.m.
Between the Bones Studio Collective, Denver

Inspired by a series of newspaper articles, photographs, and historic silent films, this dance company’s first work – merging contemporary modern dance, theater and story – was created in collaboration with Denver composer and musician Mikey Smith.

"Secrets of Nature - A Storytelling Gathering"
Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Boulder Circus Center, Boulder

This storytelling event benefits, Sound Circle Eurythmy, a Boulder-based performance troupe that combines dance and mime. The evening features Red Feather Woman of Denver, who won the 2014 Native American Music Award for "Best Folk Performance."

The Polar Express Train Ride
Nov. 21 - Dec. 28
Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden

This family-friendly event, a traveling, theatrical recreation of the 2004 holiday movie “Polar Express,” includes caroling, hot chocolate, a reading of the book that inspired the film and gifts from Santa for each child.

Multiple Piano Festival
Nov. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Vance Brand Auditorium, Skyline High School, Longmont

Boulder-area piano students team up for an evening of duets and trios, performed on 12 grand pianos simultaneously, with as many as 36 musicians playing together at one time.

LIDA Project presents “Happiness is a Warm Gun”
Oct. 10 - Dec. 13
work | space at The Laundry, Denver

A series of six interconnected plays challenging perceptions of what a gun is and how firearms play a role in U.S. culture. The salon-style events – happening in private residences – culminate with all six works being performed on Dec. 13 at The Laundry.

“Damak to Denver: A Picture Me Here Project”
Nov. 22 - Dec. 20
Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver

This exhibition features photographs and stories by Bhutanese refugees of their last days in a refugee camp, their journey to the United States, and their first days in Colorado. The photos are part of Picture Me Here’s digital storytelling program for refugees based in the Denver Metro area.

Photo: Tussie Mussie
Josh Meier's "Tussie Mussie" exhibition will be on display in Snowmass Village through Nov. 28

"Distophia" by Doug Casebeer and "Tussie Mussie" by Josh Meier
Nov. 3 - 28
Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass Village

This pair of exhibitions feature the works of two Colorado artists. Through an assemblage of teacups, saucers and plates, "Distophia" examines domestic conversations held at the dinner table. "Tussie Mussie" – a reference to a popular fashion accessory during the Victorian era – consists of paintings and ceramic objects, drawn together through similar textures, colors and features.

“Madama Butterfly”
Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 23, 2:00 p.m.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver

Directed by Keturah Stickann, Opera Colorado presents Giacomo Puccini’s tragic tale of a beautiful young Japanese woman who is loved and betrayed by an American Naval Officer at the dawn of the 20th century.

Hannah Kahn Dance Company presents “Apples and Oranges and Other Dances”
Nov. 21 and 22, 7:30 p.m.
Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder

This Denver-based contemporary dance company performs five pieces choreographed by Hannah Kahn between 1980 and 2014. The program includes “Apple and Oranges,” which premiered this spring, alongside reconstructions of Kahn’s earlier works “Dusk” (1996), “(R)evolve” (1994), and excerpts from “Crest” (1980).

The Evergreen Chorale presents “Talent Times 3”
Nov. 22, 7:00 p.m.
Center Stage, Evergreen

Violinist and Boulder Philharmonic concertmaster Gregory Walker, pianist Mallory Bernstein and soprano vocalist Lindsey French – all Colorado musicians – come together for an evening of works by Handel, Brahms, Strauss and other composers.

Mercado de Navidad
Nov. 21, 5:00 p.m.
Museo de las Americas, Denver

This Denver-based Latino art and cultural center presents its annual holiday market, packed with art, jewelry, clothing and food vendors. “El Brindis Remixed,” Museo’s exhibition paying tribute to Mexico’s most popular alcoholic beverages, serves as a backdrop for the evening.

Ancient Instruments and Future Light Art Concert
Nov. 22, 8:00 p.m.
Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, Denver

A collaboration between musician Paul Conly and Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery’s Dorothy Tanner and Marc Billard, this multi-sensory event combines gongs, singing bowls, chimes, drums and voice with light sculptures, lasers, and abstract video projections.

10th Annual Denver International Wine Festival
Nov. 19 - 21
Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield

Featuring more than 400 international wines from 18 countries, this three-day gastronomic celebration includes a food and wine pairing event hosted by TV chef and author Sara Moulton, industry and consumer seminars and a tour of Front Range wineries, hosted by Christopher Davies, editor-in chief of “Wine Country International Magazine."