In honor of a great local poet, Jake Adam York, whose untimely death in December of 2012, left an entire community of family, friends and students reeling. York was a professor at Denver University and published three books of poetry. He was a great proponent of Southern cooking and especially BBQ; one of his finest poems is about the ways in which food brings us together. And we come together for Jake Adam York – to hear some of his poems read out loud, have a little lemonade and sample some southern cooking. All are welcome!
Starring Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, and Leigh Taylor. Directed by Richard Fleischer. “Richard Fleischer’s Soylent Green is a good, solid science-fiction movie, and a little more. It tells the story of New York in the year 2022, when the population has swollen to an unbelievable 80 million, and people live in the streets and line up for their rations of water and Soylent Green. That’s a high-protein foodstuff allegedly made from plankton cultivated in the seas. But is it?” – Roger Ebert.
Starring Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, and Helen Vinson. Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. “I Am A Fugitive From A Chain Gang is a gritty, uncompromising, critical, and combative look at the unjust and barbaric treatment of criminals in a southern state's prison system following World War I. The harsh and grim melodramatic film was one of the first of Warner Bros.' films of social conscience, reform and protest during the early 30s (at the height of the Depression-era).
You might think the Kardashians thought up the idea of being famous for being famous, but before them there was Paris Hilton and Anna Nicole Smith. And before Paris and Anna Nicole, there was Dianne Brill, the club girl who was always out on the town, doing nothing, being seen. But as David M. Friedman shows in his new book, Wilde in America, the true inventor of modern celebrity lived and died long before any of those fame seekers.
Native American Flute with Bear Livmere
Tradition and new age meet in this concert that blends Native American flute with the influences of Jazz, Blues and Estonian Folk music. Bear Livmere loves the tonal warmth of wooden flutes; he creates unique music full of heart and soul.
Saturday, April 25, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
Jazz Classics with The Tom Gershwin Duo
Always searching for new challenges in his music, trumpeter Tom Gershwin explores the broad range of classic jazz in this duo project. Working with guitarist Bill Kopper, brass and strings combine effortlessly for intimate ballads, joyful swing tunes and some snappy bebop.
Saturday, April 18, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
Bossa Nova with Sergio and Eric
Sergio and Eric are a Brazilian guitar duo. Sergio Augusto is the world renowned Brazilian guitarist, vocalist, and composer; he was instrumental in the blossoming of the bossa nova movement in Brazil in the 1960's. Sergio, who sings in many different languages is complemented by award winning Denver based guitarist, bassist, and composer Eric Roberts. Their repertoire ranges from bossa nova classics to jazz standards, and truly keeps the bossa nova sound alive and fresh.
Saturday, April 11, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
Venezuelan Waltzes and Other Latin American Beats with Victor Mestas
Born in Venezuela, Victor Mestas is as proud of new roots in Boulder as he is of his origins in Latin America. Join him for a beautiful keyboard concert that highlights music from Cuba, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina and his beloved Caracas, Venezuela.
Saturday, April 4, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
If you are a beginning knitting student and you’d like to increase your skill level and broaden your technique base, come by the Fresh City Lounge on Friday afternoons and check into our baby blanket knitting class. With only two skeins of yarn and a pair of needles, you’ll create a lovely receiving blanket for a gift or for yourself. Our talented teacher, Margaret Williams, will be here to guide you through to the last stitch. There is no cost for the instruction and a nominal investment for the materials that you purchase in our Fresh City Lounge. No registration required, but recommended.
Every Monday evening the Fresh City Lounge is open for freestyle stitchers to come in and enjoy the company of other knitters.
We also 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!
Central Library, Level 1 Fresh City Lounge
No Registration Required