Fresh City Life

Saturday Sessions - Afro Pop Fusion with Nokuthula

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

Nokuthula plays contemporary and traditional Afro-pop fusion dance music from Zimbabwe, South Africa, and beyond. The band’s roots are in Zimbabwe- style marimba and mbira, but its music is also influenced by jazz, blues, Latin, Afro- Cuban, and other world music. Nokuthula’s sound is joyous, energetic, and upbeat; guaranteed to entertain audiences of all ages.
Saturday, June 27, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Portuguese Romance with Suzanne Morales

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

Dazzling concert audiences all over Denver, Suzanne Morales is a favorite performer at our Saturday Sessions. She has created special collections of her cherished Latin music – and each of her concerts at Denver Public Library have a unique sound and rhythm. Her newest set of songs will feature romantic Portuguese ballads and a tribute to the Bossa Nova era. Suzanne’s singing and guitar playing hold listeners in sway.
Saturday, June 13, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1
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Saturday Sessions - Fingerstyle Guitar with Michael DeLalla

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

Guitarist and composer Michael DeLalla serves up a delicious brew of solo guitar compositions and arrangements drawn from musical traditions gathered worldwide. Matt Fink of All Music Guide describes Michael DeLalla as "One of the very best acoustic guitarists in the world....music of the most exquisite order." And he’s returning to Fresh City Life for another afternoon of evocative compositions, taut arrangements and inspired improvisations. Come join him on a Fingerstyle Guitar Journey that spans a world of traditions.
Saturday, June 6, 2-3 p.m., Schlessman Hall, Level 1

Classic Film Series- Strangers On A Train (1951)

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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

Summer of Hitch

Classic Film Series- Slaves Of New York (1989)

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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

Starring Bernadette Peters, Adam Coleman Howard and Chris Sarandon. Directed by James Ivory. Based on author Tama Janowitz’s collection of short stories of the same name, Slaves of New York immortalizes a cultural moment in the New York art world. The film centers on a group of struggling artists and creatives who will go to great lengths to have their fifteen minutes of fame. Bernadette Peters turns in one of her most memorable film portrayals in a movie that reflects both the noble and ignoble potentials of a life in the arts. 124 minutes. Rated R.

Funereal: Meet Caitlin Doughty, Author of the bestseller, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Author Visits and Writing
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Caitlin Doughty writes about the rituals and customs surrounding death. Her recently published book, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, has charted on the New York Times bestseller list and has garnered enthusiastic notices from reviewers and readers. Doughty is currently working on her second book and on a mortuary project that is close to her heart. Mixing humor with storytelling and cultural asides, she is an engaging speaker who makes talking and thinking about death more accessible and even joyful. Caitlin Doughty puts the fun in funereal. http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com/

Oscar Wilde’s Lemonade Stand and Queer Button Making

Arts and Crafts
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Acoma Plaza

Fresh City Life celebrates our GLBT community at this year’s Pridefest. When you need a break from all the pageantry in the park, come by to cool down and have some fun. We’ll be serving up festival realness at our lemonade stand in the Acoma Plaza. Sample some cooling beverages from our friends at Whole Foods Market and make a free button or fridge magnet commemorating an important figure or quotable quote from GLBT history.
Saturday, June 20, noon-4 p.m., Acoma Plaza near the west entrance of Central Library
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Log Cabin Afghan Knit Along Workshop

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Fresh City Lounge - Level 1

Making an afghan a square at a time can be a fun and portable way to grow a project. And if the finishing work is the reason you’d never attempt such a thing, this ongoing project will help you through all your finishing hurdles, too! This yearlong Madame Defarge Knit Along can be started anytime – just drop in on Monday night to pick up the pattern and get some coaching from our resident expert, Janny Potter. Janny teaches the basics of an afghan pattern that resembles traditional quilted squares.

Madame Defarge's Knitting Salon and Curious Classes: Beginning Knitting and Crochet

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Level 1, Fresh City Lounge

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

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