After trying for several seasons, Fresh City Life was finally able to book a bell choir for our capstone winter concert in Schlessman Hall. 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 a joyful noise.
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. With precision harmonies and big band rhythms, Reveille 3 will always be Denver’s golden girls. They’ve promised to bring their holiday aprons and serve you cookies after the concert, too – just like a USO show!
Denver Bookbinding Company
2715 17th St., Denver 80211
Denver’s oldest and most beloved bookbinding house is opening its doors for a unique, insider’s look at creating and binding books. Tour includes a workshop on making your own hardcover, single-signature book to take home. $15 materials fee (all materials and supplies included).
Ahhh, the sound of sitar in Schlessman Hall is completely transporting. Chris “Citrus” Sauthoff presented a sitar concert here last year to audience raves. He returns this fall with more wonderful music reminiscent of Ravi Shankar’s India with a mix of musical styles and traditions.
Master caramel maker Ellen Daehnick teaches this class on the finer points of candymaking. If you’ve ever wanted to melt sugar to make traditional fudge or penuche, you’ll learn how to do that in Ellen’s sweet workshop. Other holiday candies will be explored and sampled as well. Forget your visions of sugarplums – get yours for real. Registration encouraged. Register online or call 720-865-1206. http://denverlibrary.org/node/3100
The new fine art applications for iPad have really started to take hold with established artists – David Hockney recently opened a show in Paris of his iPhone artworks. He commented that it was perhaps the first time that an artist delivered all of his artwork to the exhibiting gallery via email. There’s no denying that this new medium has an immediacy and egalitarian sexiness – pick up your phone or computer pad and you’ve got all the materials you need to create. Artist Jimmy Sellars teaches this workshop on the fundamentals of digital drawing and painting.
These gorgeous and oversized flowers will brighten any room and make a chic centerpiece – you’ll create three to take home. And you’ll be learning techniques in this class that will assist you in other paper craft exploration. All materials included, $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Thursday, October 27. http://denverlibrary.org/node/2235
Directed by Jodie Foster. Starring Holly Hunter, Robert Downey, Jr., Anne Bancroft.
Celebrate the holiday that brings us all together for dysfunctionpalooza with this brilliant comedy that immortalizes the modern Thanksgiving. You bring your knitting and we’ll provide the pumpkin pie! 103 minutes. Rated PG-13.
As an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the holidays, take some time out to reflect on the small and big things in life for which you’re thankful. Your Art from Ashes instructors will guide you through writing prompts that encourage you to acknowledge the good in your life. In the 1954 film Auntie Mame, the title character declares, “Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death.” Close out your year with gratitude and a promise to yourself that the new year will be for enjoying the banquet! This is a two-part workshop.
In tribute to the poppies of Flanders Field, learn to make a beautiful silk poppy that can adorn a coat, a hat, a belt and even makes a chic tabletop accessory. You’ll also be learning the basic techniques for creating other silk blooms. All materials included, $10 materials fee. Registration is required and will open on Friday, October 21. http://denverlibrary.org/node/967