Fresh City Life Events
*Special Events*

Celebrate Your New Year: Fat City Mardi Gras BandCelebrate Your New Year: Fat City Mardi Gras Band
Saturday, January 3, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Fresh City Life is heralding the New Year with a lively concert in our great hall. Think of Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, and you’re almost there!  Place the influence of Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Benny Goodman, Bix Beiderbecke, Professor Longhair, and Louis Jordan in a big mixing bowl, and you have the “gumbo” of Fat City Mardi Gras Band. While maintaining an authentic down-home sound, this group has received critical acclaim for their musical prowess. Get your wiggle on with a little Fat City Mardi Gras Band hot sauce.

DAM's Untitled #73: On The RocksDAM's Untitled #73: On The Rocks
Friday, January 30, 6-10 p.m.
Denver Art Museum, 13th Ave. & Acoma Plaza

We’re taking our show on the road for the Denver Art Museum’s event Untitled #73: On The Rocks. Check out our cool craft offering and see a lot of other community creatives that help to make Untitled one of Denver’s craziest, most ebullient and cheapest nights on the town! Free nibbles catered by Kevin Taylor, cash bar and a bunch of art museum hijinks. A great night out! General admission for Untitled events is $10 and the Fresh City Life offering is free with admission. For more details, please visit the Denver Art Museum website.

 

*Film*

Classic Film Series: Agatha Christie Gems

Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple are Agatha Christie’s well-known and beloved sleuths. Both are recognized as genius detectives, both are highly intelligent and one is a gigantic pain in the neck. See them both in action in clever retellings of Christie novels translated to film. Trish Tilly and Chris Loffelmacher will be hosting after-film talks for both of these gems.

The Mirror Crack’dThe Mirror Crack’d (1980)
Tuesday, January 20, 7-9:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Starring Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and Tony Curtis. Directed by Guy Hamilton.
While Angela Lansbury turns in a performance as Miss Jane Marple that treads lightly and ably as Miss Jane Marple, this movie belongs to Elizabeth Taylor. She is playing (to the hilt) a vain, self-involved actress who is making a movie in the bucolic English countryside. Rock Hudson is her adoring husband and director. The genius casting also includes Tony Curtis, Kim Novak and Geraldine Chaplin. It’s as a great a telling of a Christie story onscreen as there ever was – plus lots of star power. And even if you already know whodunit, it’s still a fun romp. 105 minutes. Rated PG.

Evil Under the SunEvil Under the Sun (1982)
Tuesday, January 27, 7-9:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center

Starring Peter Ustinov, James Mason, Maggie Smith and Diana Rigg. Directed by Guy Hamilton.
Arguably the most perfect Hercule Poirot ever, Peter Ustinov’s turn as the famed Agatha Christie detective is witty and sympathetic yet defiantly obnoxious and too smart for everyone else's good. Ustinov is surrounded by a ridiculously talented cast including James Mason, Maggie Smith, Diana Rigg, Roddy McDowall and the incomparable Jane Birkin. The whole film plays like a comedy review written by Noel Coward – pithy humor, scathing zingers, fantastic sets and costumes. Evil under the sun has never been this amusing.117 minutes. Rated PG.

 

*Social Events*

Gather

Events and social occasions that encourage all of us to get out amongst’em. Come and enjoy great people, opportunities to be involved, and the seriousness of frivolity. Gather events will be reconvening on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Madame Defarge’s Knitting SalonMadame Defarge’s Knitting Salon
Every Monday (beginning January 5), 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters.
 

Curious Classes: Beginning Knitting and CrochetCurious Classes: Beginning Knitting and Crochet
Every Monday (beginning January 5), 5-7:30 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required

Every Monday night, we'll accept walk-in students who'd like to learn how to knit or crochet. Our teacher will host up to six beginning students in either discipline, first-come, first-served. No materials or tools or registration needed for this introductory workshop and students are welcome to return on successive Monday nights until they are 'freestyling,' too!

 

*Music Series*

Saturday Sessions:

Henry and Reinhardt

Henry and Reinhardt
Saturday, December 20, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Barbara Henry and Mark Reinhardt (aka Henry & Reinhardt) will be performing a set of holiday songs, including some of your favorites, and some you’ve never heard before. If you like your holiday music to swing, be poignant, and include a touch of humor, this will be the show for you!

Casey Hrdlicka’s Kitchen Pickins

Casey Hrdlicka’s Kitchen Pickins
Saturday, December 27, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Coming from an array of different groups in Denver, including Atomga, Casey Hrdlicka plays a wide range of musical styles. Drawing from a musical pool consisting of originals, deep cut funk, R&B and front porchy, foot stompin blues, Casey's music appeals to people of all ages and cultures.

Expeditions: Lorian Bartle

Expeditions: Lorian Bartle
Saturday, January 10, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

From the stately courts of Renaissance Spain to relaxed contemporary coffeehouses, guitarist and vocalist Lorian Bartle will take you on a musical journey through various countries and time periods. Spanish, South American, European, and American music traditions will be featured in this eclectic blend of guitar music.

Middle Eastern Chillout: Jesse Manno

Middle Eastern Chillout: Jesse Manno
Saturday, January 17, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Jesse Manno brings a modern desert vibe to the great hall with his lounge and trance music inspired by the rhythms and tones of the Middle East. As soothing and complex as a traditional rose tea, this music creates an atmospheric charm in our common, everyday world. Jesse’s lush drones and deep beats are blended with live Middle Eastern style vocals, lutes, flutes and more.

Harmonic Convergence with Jeff Jenkins: The Music of Jerome Kern

Harmonic Convergence with Jeff Jenkins: The Music of Jerome Kern
Saturday, January 24, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

One of Denver’s finest musicians, Jazz pianist, composer and teacher, Jeff Jenkins has recorded four CDs and delights in entertaining audiences all over the metro Denver area. When you hear Jeff play, you’ll understand why his performance schedule is often filled to capacity.

Latin Roots: Manuel Molina

Latin Roots: Manuel Molina
Saturday, January 31, 2-3 p.m.
Central Library, Level 1 Schlessman Hall

Born in Peru, internationally recognized guitarist Manuel Molina began his career as a musician at a very young age. At age seventeen, he became the youngest conductor of the Peruvian National Symphony. He travels extensively and plays solo guitar tours all over the world. Denver Public Library is pleased to be hosting Manuel Molina for this afternoon of exceptional Latin solo guitar.

 

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