A Casa Bonita artwork present, VCR get together, and different occasions in Denver this weekend
The Broncos will announce some designs for Casa Bonita for 2018. (Hyoung Chang, the Denver Post)
Viva Casa Bonita!
Friday. Colorado’s weirdest and arguably best-known restaurant is a topic in itself. But Nice house is more than just a “South Park” episode and local family tradition. The Tex-Mex concept “Esser-Tainment”, the last of a regional chain, counts “Viva Casa Bonita” of the next gallery Exhibition under her many wildly random influences (see also Meow Wolf). The opening on February 21 at 6pm to 10pm at 6851 W Colfax Ave. in Lakewood brings back the third annual kitsch festival with pieces by various artists from the metropolitan area. There will also be sopapillas, honey, chocolate bandits, drinks and “a whole lot of pink,” the organizers said. The family-friendly show runs until March 8th and is open on Fridays from 6pm to 10pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free. 303-433-4933. nextartgallerydenver.com
Black History Month bounty
Friday. How Black history month When it comes to an end, dozens of worthy events pile up on the calendar. These weekends include the History Colorado Center “Game Changers” A new exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues, including rare photographs and artifacts, opens on February 21 (historycolorado.org for details). On February 22, three members exonerated the Central Park Five will speak for free at the Colorado Convention Center (RSVP at eventbrite.com). The FOOD The interactive lunchtime event with Rosa Parks – a lively depiction of the civil rights pioneer of the scholar Becky Stone – lands in Maggiano’s Little Italy in Englewood on February 23 (coloradohumanities.org). And the third year of the Vocal Coalition Black music is important On February 25th it’s off to the Newman Center, where black vocal music from Africa to Colorado is honored. newmancenterpresent.com
A museum for all seasons as well as “Shiki Dreams”
Saturday. Englewoods Museum of outdoor art An attention-grabbing exhibition will take place this weekend at Rauschenberg: Reflections and Ruminations, starting on February 22nd with a ticket receipt (USD 50 per person) showing more than 50 original works by the influential pop artist from 1962-2008 . It officially runs from February 24th to June 13th and is considered the largest solo exhibition of Robert Rauschenberg’s works that has ever been presented in Colorado. USD 10 per adult, children 5 and under free. 1000 Englewood Parkway. 303-806-0444. moaonline.org. And on February 25th Prismajic – Creators of the popular Natura Obscura exhibition (which was also shown on MOA) – will make the immersive debut “Shiki Dreams” This is a sequel to “Obscura”. The project brings more than 20 Colorado artists together in a 1,200 square meter digital / physical popup experience based on a character from Obscura. $ 14 for ages 6+. Until May 25th at 2219 E. 21st Ave., west of City Park. prismajic.com
A picture from the VCR party coming to the Alamo Drafthouse Sloan’s Lake on February 22nd. (Provided by the Found Footage Festival)
Our blurry VHS past
Saturday. Magnetic tape, which sits between the vinyl and digital ages, has emerged as a niche market in recent years. The VHS fetishization goes on Saturday Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake with the Found Footage Festival VCR party, a 7pm tour that celebrates all the things that need tracking. It is the day before (February 21) in the Muenzinger Auditorium of CU and the day after (February 23) in The Lyric in Fort Collins. $ 12- $ 15 per show. Hosts Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett will be taking us on a “tour of their newest and greatest VHS finds,” which sounds like an appropriate threat / promise. Alamo is also kicking off its publishing branch in connection with the event on February 22nd with “Stuck on VHS: A Visual History of Video Store Stickers,” and yes, there will be similar activities for tapeheads. Drafthouse.com/denver
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