Fresh City Life

Weekend Music Series- Sweet Song: Hammered Dulcimer with Peter Hebert

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

An expert instrumentalist, Peter Hebert plays the evocative hammered dulcimer and its cousin, the psaltery, with masterful ease – filling the air with the ancient sounds of Medieval Europe. The Graeco-Roman dulcimer (sweet song) derives its name from the Latin dulcis (sweet) and the Greek melos (song). Find out how perfectly named this haunting instrument can be when Peter Hebert makes his dulcimer sing a sweet song.
http://denverlibrary.org/fresh

Weekend Music Series- Avant-garde Cello: Helen Gillet

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

Fresh City Life is pleased to host Helen Gillet, one of the most talented cellists touring the U.S. and the world. The modern usage of the phrase ‘avant-garde’ may have lost all of its power for being used to describe things that are shocking instead of genuinely new, different and deeply creative. Remind yourself what avant-garde truly means with Helen Gillet’s encore concert at Denver Public Library.

Weekend Music Series- Ambient Harp with Star Edwards

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

Performing an eclectic repertoire of music that includes classical, Renaissance, medieval, South American, folk, Celtic and cinematic themes, soloist Star Edwards delivers a concert that is redolent with cultural connections and the musical images of ancient times. Her harp playing recalls the legendary harp from Celtic cultures. Star will also be sampling several of her own compositions for harp. This is music that combines the rhythm of the heart with the spirit of the world.
http://denverlibrary.org/fresh

Modern Tunisian Crochet- registration opens

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Arts and Crafts
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Level 1 Fresh City Lounge

The fiber technique that is often referred to as a knit and crochet fusion, Tunisian crochet is making a resurgence with crafters. It is commonly used to create a substantial fabric, perfect for outerwear and décor items; but many fans have discovered it’s more poetic translation into lace and openwork patterns. Explore the revival of this intriguing handwork technique while creating a chic wall hanging in a beautiful, reclaimed yarn of wool and silk that will showcase all the stitches you’ve learned. Materials cost: $25; all yarn and tools included. No beginning students please.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Macbeth (1971)

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

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Roman Polanski. Starring Jon Finch, Francesca Annis.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

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

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Romeo and Juliet (1968)

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

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Starring Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey.

Celluloid Shakespeare-Richard III (1955)

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

Fresh City Life is setting the stage for the Bard’s big birthday. This April will mark the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare. We’re getting a jump on Bill’s big day and celebrating all this month with films (and other great events) that highlight the contributions of Shakespeare to literature, stage and, well, just being human. See four of the best screen adaptations of Shakespeare plays with our host, classically trained Shakespearean actor and writer, John McDonald.

Directed by Laurence Olivier. Starring Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke.

Pardon Me, Shakespeare, But Your Slip Is Showing: Did a Woman Write the Plays and Sonnets of William Shakespeare?

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Books Authors and Writing
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

Author Robin P. Williams has been studying and writing about the authorship question for years. Her thorough research and study has led to the conclusion that the likely author of Shakespeare’s body of work is a woman – Mary Sidney. There are a lot of missing pieces in the life and times of William Shakespeare – little formal education, even less knowledge of or access to the royal court and politics, no evidence that he could write at all.

Reinventing the Human: Shakespeare and the Awakening of the Renaissance Man

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Performance and Presentations
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
B2 Conference Room

There was a shift in the experience of the medieval humans from being miserable, unquestioning, keep-your-head-down and don’t-make-waves commoners to citizens who entertained aspirations of becoming a Renaissance adventurer, creator, and scientist. Could Shakespeare’s characters have provided fuel for the intellectual fire? Actor John McDonald is our guide on this experiential tour of the 16th century. How can we access Shakespearean wisdom, apply it to our own lives and embody the spirit of adventure, creativity and curiosity to fuel a Renaissance for our time?

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