Weekend Arts Roundup: Month of Photography, a food and theater pairing and more

January 22, 2015
Photo: (Photo: Courtesy of Kristen Hatgi-Sink)
Kristen Hatgi-Sink's "A Tented Sky" photo exhibition is on display from Feb 26 - March 27 at the Gildar Gallery in Denver. 

Month of Photography Denver
Through April
Various venues, Denver

This celebration of fine art photography, which actually spans from now into April, features hundreds of collaborative public events throughout the city. Check out some of our favorite upcoming MoP events.
 
The Catamounts present “FEED: Cold”
Jan. 24 and 25
Still Cellars, Longmont

The latest edition of this Boulder-based theater company’s “FEED” art and food series pairs four courses of performance with small plates featuring Haystack Mountain goat cheese and specialty cocktails from the event host, an organic distillery.

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company presents “Play and Play - An Evening of Movement and Music”
Jan. 22, 24 and 25
Mackey Auditorium, Boulder on the 22nd​
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Denver on the 24th and 25th

Iconic American choreographer Bill T. Jones sets works to the music of Mendelssohn, Mozart, and a recent string octet by Jerome Begin in a program exploring the pleasures of the collaborative process for dancers and musicians. Students from the Lamont School of Music provide the accompaniment.

Photo: Hard Rain Revelations(Photo: Courtesy of Jane McMahan)
This photo from "Hard Rain Revelations" was taken on a gravel road in Jamestown, Colo.

“Hard Rain Revelations”
Jan. 15 - March 29
National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder
Artist Jane McMahan promises to "make rain into art" with this exhibition of photographs exploring climate change and its effect on water patterns.

Rocky Mountain National Park 100th Anniversary Celebration
Jan. 24
Boulder Theater, Boulder

Erik Stensland, an award-winning photographer and author of the newly released “Wild Light: A Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park,” shares his experiences of exploring the park over a decade. The Front Range release of “Wilderness, Wildlife and Wonder,” a short film commissioned by the National Park Service and produced by Fall River Productions, will follow. 

Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Jan. 22
SIE Film Center, Denver

The goal of this film festival is to inspire environmental activism. One of the 10 films on show is “Powell to Powell,” about graduates from Colorado College who walked, kayaked, and rafted from Rocky Mountain National Park to Lake Powell along the Colorado River. Along the way, they visited more than 30 people including farmers, ranchers, water managers, professional rafters and conservationists.
 
Music of the Woody Herman Orchestra
Jan. 23
Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree

The Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra celebrates the music of Woody Herman, a bandleader whose Thundering Herd was one of the most sought-after ensembles of the Big Band era. The concert features Denver trumpeter Pete Olstad, who also performed at the ensemble’s January 2014 tribute to Canadian trumpeter and bandleader Maynard Ferguson.
 
“rePOPulated: Contemporary Perspectives on Pop Art”
Jan. 22 - March 29
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Arvada

This exhibition looks at mass media, culture and production through the lens of Pop Art, the movement that was a major departure from the prior artistic endeavors of the mid-twentieth century. The show features Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and other pioneers of the American Pop Art movement, as well as regional contemporary artists.
 
Denver Winter Brew Fest
Jan. 23 and 24
Mile High Station, Denver

More than 50 brewers from Colorado and around the country join together for two evenings of unlimited craft beer pours. The event also features roots trio Tallgrass and Violent Femmes tribute band the Dirty Femmes.
 
“Salon Romantik: CREATION (re-creation)”
Jan. 23 and 24
Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder

This three-act dance-theater performance is the culmination of four years of research into the undercurrents of Romanticism in contemporary culture and thought. The Salon Romantik series combines performance, physical/visual design, a live sound score and live-interactive video, all exploring the value of creativity.