Fresh City Life

Weekend Music Series -Global Sound: Jesse Manno

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

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Jesse Manno received his first commission in 1982 and has since created over eighty original scores for dance, theatre, film and multimedia productions. His work has been supported by Meet The Composer, Inc. (a division of the NEA), KRMA Denver PBS TV, The National Guild of Organists, Montgomery Watson Inc., Bates Dance Festival, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, among others, and has been presented all across the USA, as well as in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, the U.K.,Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Saudi Arabia.

Weekend Music Series -Fingerstyle Guitar with Jon Sousa

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

Surprisingly inspired by the guitar playing of Slash, Jon Sousa began rocking on the guitar at age of 11. His musical journey soon took him to the extremes of rock and metal, but not before a radical left turn into the world of electronic dance music production. After moving to Colorado in 2003, Jon fell deeply in love with Traditional Irish music and solo fingerstyle guitar.

Hark! How the Bells: Holiday Bell Choir Concert

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

Returning for an encore performance, the Castle Rock Community Ringers make incredible music using only the classic choir bells – and these musicians know how to create a joyful noise! The well-regarded Castle Rock Community Ringers will show us how to ‘throw cares away’ with their thoughtful blend of holiday and secular songs all created with perfectly pitched handbells. Don’t miss this final concert of the year as the Castle Rock Community Ringers fill up our great hall with their celebratory music.
Saturday, December 15, 2-3p, Schlessman Hall

Music with the Denver Gay Men’s Chorus

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Music and Dance
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
McNichols Building at Civic Center Park, 144 W Colfax Avenue, Denver 80202

Fresh City Life is honored to be hosting a free performance of the Denver Gay Men's Chorus in its 31st season. This spectacular event will feature almost 200 men. Their angelic singing, bright spirits, and holiday cheer will enhance your season. This concert will include favorite holiday carols, magnificent settings of "Gloria" and "Hodie Christus Natus Est," an audience sing-a-long, and plenty of inspirational singing, including a stunning arrangement of "I Heard the Bells". The concert will close with the fastest version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" ever performed.

Fresh City Life Holiday Open House

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Social Events
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

You’re invited to join us for a glass of spiced cider and a chance to share some of the good cheer of the season. We’ll have our button makers up and running for you to make a merry button and all of our cool yarn and crafting items will be discounted for your gift making and giving. Here’s to a happy holiday time for all. Hope to see you there!

Baby, It’s Cold Outside: A Holiday Concert with Reveille 3

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Music and Dance
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

This hot trio has been bringing their cool nostalgic sounds to packed performances for four years. Reveille 3 draws much of its material from the recordings of the Andrew Sisters, but they are at their very best singing the songs we all cherish from holidays past. This is their third annual holiday concert at Denver Public Library and Fresh City Life is pleased to host these winter songbirds. With precision harmonies and big band rhythms, Reveille 3 will always be Denver’s golden girls.

Registration opens for Present Knits- Wingspan Scarf or Shawl

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Arts and Crafts
(All day)
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

This is our fourth annual Present Knits workshop – a series of one-night classes that focuses on a chic and simple project that you can knit up in a couple evenings – if you do your homework. Each of our teachers will be bringing a favorite pattern to their night of Present Knits; and all of our teachers will be there in case you have questions about other projects you’re working on.

Knit Flix- Pieces of April

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Film
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

A relaxing get-together for knitters and other crafters, KnitFlix meets once a month in the Fresh City Lounge for an eclectic mix of classic and contemporary films. Guests may bring favorite beverages and nibbles, and have been known to comment on the film while it plays – KnitFlix is like going to a friend’s house to watch a film. Grab your knitting and let’s go to the movies!

Pieces of April, 2003

Registration opens for Present Knits- Reverse Crochet Coasters

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Arts and Crafts
(All day)
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

This is our fourth annual Present Knits workshop – a series of one-night classes that focuses on a chic and simple project that you can knit up in a couple evenings – if you do your homework. Each of our teachers will be bringing a favorite pattern to their night of Present Knits; and all of our teachers will be there in case you have questions about other projects you’re working on.

Registration opens for Crafts for the Masses: Scents Memory: Candlemaking with Colorado Candle Company

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Arts and Crafts
(All day)
B2 Conference Center

Pam DeChant is the mad genius behind Colorado Candle Company. She loves developing signature scents for her famously slow-burning candles and tea lights. With fragrances like White Lily & Amber, Sleighbells, Man-in-a-Can, and Christmas in Paris, she’s excited to be teaching our workshop on creating candle fragrances and pouring jar candles. You’ll take home a jar candle that you made, and even some sample tea lights! Learn the tips and tricks of great candlemaking. $10 materials fee. To register, go to denverlibrary.org/fresh or call 720.865.1206.

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