Thursday, November 1, 2012

Denver Arts Week

Tomorrow marks the official start of Denver Arts Week, November 2 - 10, a celebration of Denver’s vibrant arts and culture scene sponsored by Visit Denver and Arts and Venues Denver. And there is plenty to see and do: theatre, music, film opera, museums and visual arts, dance, the list goes on. The week is really more than a week - eight days unless you count the opening and closing of the Starz Denver Film Festival which begins tonight and goes through November 11.

- Important to note, that the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts released a study, Wednesday, of the significant economic impact of the Arts and Culture. See a related blog post.

A highlight of the week is the opening of the McNichols Civic Center Building. Saturday, November 3 from 11 AM to 6 PM will feature free live performances throughout the day with everything from Flamenco Dance to a roots music performance to Dawson Wallace Dance. Also, Tom Noel, Dr. Colorado, will give two hour-long historical tours of the building: one at 11:30 and another at 1:45 PM.

Visiting McNichols will also allow you to view the art installations on the first, second and third floors.

The Colorado Symphony will have two specialty performances:

FAURÉ REQUIEM, Friday November 3 – Sunday November 4. The program will include Jack in the Box by Erik Satie, the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns, and two pieces by Gbriel Fauré: Requiem and Pavane.

THE MUSIC OF JAMES BOND WITH HILARY KOLE, Saturday, November 10. Vocalist Hilary Kole plays Bond Girl as the orchestra performs the iconic music of James Bond, including “Live and Let Die” and “For Your Eyes Only”.

Music related, The American Guild of Organists & Historic Denver, Inc conduct a Saturday Stroll on November 10, to see the organs housed in Denver’s Historic Buildings. is a fun and informative tour of organs housed in

“Becoming Van Gogh” continues at the Denver Art Museum.

The Clyfford Still Museum is offering free admission all day Saturday, November 3 and extended hours - open until 10 PM - all Denver Arts Week. The free admission on Saturday includes access to the special exhibition, Vincent/Clyfford - as well as screenings of the documentary STILL and free tours at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m.

There is lots more, so take advantage of this time to see something you haven’t, hear something you haven’t, do something you haven’t. There are galleries and museums and theatre productions that I can’t even begin to mention. We have a wonderful arts and cultural environment in Denver – experience it this next week. Oh, but don’t stop then. This is a year-round Arts environment.

For more information

or Arts and Venues Denver.

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