Frozen Dead Guy Days, landscapes, and more arts events for your weekend

March 12, 2015
Photo: Keystone Ski Lodge Construction
Barbara Gal's 1971 photo shows the Keystone Ski Lodge under construction

"45 Years of Photographing Colorado”
Nov. 15 - May 31
Denver International Airport, Denver

Denver photographer Barbara Gal took this collection of photos from across the state of Colorado documenting how much the environment has changed over the past 45 years. Subjects include Denver International Airport, city skyscrapers, Peru Creek Mines, West Line Light Rail and Denver’s Civic Center. 

Local Lab 2015
March 13 - 15
eTown Hall, Boulder

This contemporary theater festival features professionally-staged play readings followed by discussions led by Jill Rafson, the Literary Manager of the Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City. The event also includes parties and master classes.

Photo: Frozen Dead Guy Days Parade of Hearses
The Parade of Hearses at the Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival

Frozen Dead Guy Days Festival
March 13 - 15
Various venues, Nederland

Celebrating its 14th year in 2015, this quirky festival pays homage to Bredo Morstoel, a deceased Norwegian man whose corpse is frozen in a state of suspended animation in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above the town of Nederland. The event features live music and activities such as coffin races, ice turkey bowling, a parade of hearses and the frozen salmon toss.

Romero Theatre Troupe presents “Stories from the Resistance”
March 13
Four Winds American Indian Center, Denver

Celebrating this Denver theater company’s 10 year anniversary, this play centers on eight stories of resistance in Colorado past and present. Subjects include the woman who has led the anti-Columbus Day efforts in Pueblo for 22 years, the recent four-year fight to prevent the deportation of a Mexican woman living in Colorado and the strike of around a thousand Irish silver miners in Leadville in 1896.

Aspen Words presents Michael Lewis
March 12
Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen

The bestselling author of “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt” and “Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game” tells his insider view of Wall Street to moderator and Aspen Words Board President Tom Bernard. Bernard worked with Lewis at investment bank Salomon Brothers.
 
“Voices of Light”
March 13
Saint John's Cathedral, Denver
March 14
First United Methodist Church, Boulder

Presented by the Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, this event merges the legendary silent film, “The Passion of Joan of Arc” – depicting the trial of the famous French heroine and saint – with a live performance of the score by award-winning composer Richard Einhorn for orchestra, chorus and soloists.
 
“What Has Never Been...Is (A Surrealistic Manifesto)”
March 5 - April 3
Hinterland, Denver

Photographers from around the world explore the terrain of the subconscious mind in this group exhibition. Participating Colorado photographers include Freddie Levenson, Jody Akers, Kyra Weinkle and Phil Waters.
 
Dance Party featuring Pink Hawks, DJ Icewater and Molina Speaks
March 14
Marquis Theater, Denver

Denver 12-piece Afro-pop jazz orchestra Pink Hawks headlines a night of hip hop, funk, jazz and soul. The evening also features a live mixtape from Los Angeles’s DJ Icewater and a performance by Denver poet and MC Molina Speaks.
 
Sebastian Maniscalco
March 12 - 14
Comedy Works South, Greenwood Village

Fresh off his recent “Aren't You Embarrassed?” Showtime special, this Los Angeles-based stand-up comedian offers his take on modern behavior and etiquette, from selfies that he calls “lonelies” to online restaurant reviews to airport check-ins.
 
“Rise Up”
March 13
Denver Indian Center, Denver

In honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day and National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, this event organized by Denver-based spoken word organization Café Cultura includes free HIV/STI testing, a resource fair, live music and spoken word entertainment. Mishewal Wappo tribe singer Desirae Harp and poet Denice Frohman perform. 

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