Fresh City Life

Classic Film Series- He’s a Lady: A Brief History of Drag in Film- Tootsie (1982)

Film
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life explores the role of male drag and crossdressing in films. Much like classic cabaret drag queens, these films represent one thing on the surface and, for those willing to look for it, reveal so much more through subtext and innuendo. Underneath the makeup and the theatrical dressing and the sharp-tongued rejoinders, there is humanity and understanding and compassion. But there are also laughs. There must always be laughs.

Tootsie (1982)

Classic Film Series- He’s a Lady: A Brief History of Drag in Film- Some Like It Hot (1959)

Film
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Fresh City Life explores the role of male drag and crossdressing in films. Much like classic cabaret drag queens, these films represent one thing on the surface and, for those willing to look for it, reveal so much more through subtext and innuendo. Underneath the makeup and the theatrical dressing and the sharp-tongued rejoinders, there is humanity and understanding and compassion. But there are also laughs. There must always be laughs.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

Oscar Wilde’s Lemonade Stand and Queer Button Making

Arts and Crafts
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of Central Library

Fresh City Life celebrates our GLBT community at this year’s Pridefest. When you need a break from all the pageantry in the park, come by to cool down and have some fun. We’ll be serving up festival realness at our lemonade stand in the Acoma Plaza. Sample some cooling beverages from our friends at Whole Foods Market and make a free button or fridge magnet commemorating an important figure or quotable quote from GLBT history.

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Central City Opera Road Trip

Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Central City Opera House, 124 Eureka Street, Central City

Grab some picnic food, your sunglasses and get out on the open road for a scenic jaunt ‘up the hill’ to Central City. Fresh City Life hosts this unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at the Central City Opera House. Take a special tour of the opera, get a backstage point of view and hear about the upcoming productions. You’ll see a rehearsal in progress and actors perfecting their scenes from either The Marriage of Figaro or Dead Man Walking. Pack a lunch and enjoy the sights and history of Central City. After the tour, you're on your own to have some fun on the town.

Saturday Sessions- One Man Band with Dan Tulinko

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Accordion maestro, Dan Tulinko, will demonstrate the fascinating versatility of the instrument nicknamed the ‘one man band’ known for its ability to carry and create both the harmonic and melodic structure of a song at the same time. From button box and piano accordion, Dan uses the ‘squeeze box’ to play jazz, vaudeville and European folk music.
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Frida Kahlo’s Aguas Frescas Stand and Bodega del Botón

Arts and Crafts
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of the Central Library

In celebration of Mexican culture and Cinco de Mayo, Fresh City Life hosts a stand just outside our west entrance. Come by to sample some traditional aguas frescas (which means fresh waters), light and refreshing beverages made from fruit juices, fresh fruit and other natural ingredients. We’ll also have all of our button makers on hand so that you can create a cool button or magnet commemorating the day. All free and open to the public.
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Buttonmaking @ The Museum of Contemporary Art

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Arts and Crafts
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1485 Delgany St., Denver 80202

Fresh City Life is throwing in with the creative teens at MCAs Failure Lab for their upcoming Pop-Up Shop. The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver’s Teen Program: Failure Lab hosts the Teen Pop-Up shop to highlight the creativity and art exploration of high school-age teen crafters. Join Fresh City Life at our station and make a free button while you enjoy the work of local teen artisans. The event is free for teens and just one penny admission for everyone else. Come out and enjoy!

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Lunch Box Music Series - Jeff Jenkins

Music and Dance
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

Get out of your cubicle jungle for an hour and join us for our summer music series. With a gorgeous view of the park, and access to our balcony, you’ll be serenaded while you have lunch. Grab some food on the way and our friends at Whole Foods Market will supply something sweet to send you back to the office in a state of bliss.
Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19 and 26, noon-1 p.m., Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

Jazz pianist, composer and teacher Jeff Jenkins has recorded four CDs and delights in entertaining audiences all over the metro Denver area.

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Shakespeare in Space: A Bard’s Birthday Party

Performance and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Level 7, Vida Ellison Gallery

In celebration of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, join Fresh City Life and Shakespearean scholar Rachael Deagman for an exploration of space: the performance spaces that were the original stage for Shakespeare’s writing. We often think about William Shakespeare’s astonishingly rich and complex use of language and his clever experimentation with genre. But we should also remember that his plays were written to move from page to stage; that is to say, they were meant to be performed by embodied actors in a playing space.

Saturday Sessions- Heart and Soul: Sitar And Tabla Concert

Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Featuring Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff. When George Harrison and The Beatles befriended Ravi Shankar, the traditional instrument of classical Indian music, the sitar, was embraced by American audiences. It is often heard in world music; its sympathetic tones marrying well with a wide range of musical genres. Chris ‘Citrus’ Sauthoff brings his signature style to the sitar – the soul of traditional Indian music.
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