The Problem of Leisure: 4/11-4/13
Centuries ago, Academy writers fine-tuned the art of leisure in all its manifestations–opium haze lounging, harem collecting, scrapbooking.
Here they pass that knowledge onto you; the result is a highly-polished calendar of events called The Problem of Leisure.
Marc Berghaus‘ new show at the Sandy Carson Gallery collects works the sculptor spanning the last past few years and emphasizes chance, randomness, and our feeble efforts to simplify the chaotic…plus some of his sculptures move and stuff, and that’s cool, too.
The opening reception for Clearing: The Kinetic Sculpture of Marc Berghaus runs from 6:00-9:00 pm and a little birdie told me light refreshments will be served.
Check out Denver’s best new band, Widowers, at Denver’s best new venue, the Falcon (3295 S. Broadway). Doors @ 8:30PM, 16+ Five Bucks.The Widowers are already on their way to being this year’s band to watch and with their CD release coming up in a couple weeks; I recommend you get out to this inexpensive concert before they blow up.</p> <p>Also playing are Overcasters and Light Travels Faster. I don’t know anything about the latter (so I’m excited to find out), but I know that Overcasters are Denver’s best band that rarely plays out.
Why? also play the Hi-Dive. Check out the latest Snobcast for a listen.
I’m so so lazy today, so I’ll just plagiarize from their site:
“2008 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of Denver. Doors Open Denver will celebrate by opening doors representing “150 Years of Denver Architecture” in a FREE two-day event that allows you to go behind the scenes of the city’s significant architectural gems and lesser-known treasures.
Spend the day on a self-guided tour of both historic and modern buildings, register for an Expert Tour or embark on an Urban Adventure, a self-guided tour based on a theme. We hope you will join us for Doors Open Denver 2008!
Check out the list of participating sites, Expert Tours, Urban Adventures and special activities.”
I tragically missed the Laylights’ exclusive, cozy listening party for special audiences, so I’ll have to rough it with the unbridled, dirty masses and attend their “commonfolk” CD release party instead. If their Killers-esque, grandiose sound wasn’t made for the Bluebird, then I’m not drunk and filled with quaaludes.
Also Ian Cooke and Andrea Ball open.
Documentary: “When The Mountains Tremble”
The documentary is about Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchú who stood up for the indigenous people of Guatemala, victims of a horrible holocaust perpetrated by the Guatemalan government and supported by the Reagan administration. It’s a very moving documentary that will inspire hope. Like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Ms. Menchú will go down as one of the 21st century’s greatest leaders.
Sadly, her name is almost completely unknown due to the propaganda of Latin American dictatorships and the tacit support of our own government. She has been falsely labeled a communist, liar and some have even said that it was Menchú who ordered the holocaust. As many of you know I spent 6 months in Central America and I was fortunate to work with many indigenous women who have worked directly with people like Menchú and Bolivian President Evo Morales. I know much about her current life as well as the indigenous rights movement in recent history and would love to share about what I have learned.
I will also be premiering a Chinanteco calendar that my students from Oaxaca made, and will be taking orders. Please come watch, learn and support the indigenous rights movement. It’s free to watch. We start the movie around 7pm, but people show up around four to chat about current events. Happy Hour specials in effect ($1.50 PBR’s, $2 wells, $3 u-call-its)
Well, that’s all for this weekend, Donnybrooklings. Go forth and play!