Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Paper Bird (album release and a FREE show)

Paper Bird release their EP tonight, 6/24, at the Hi-Dive! Fun starts at 9 p.m. $10

If you can't make it, they're going to be playing this Friday, 6/26, at Twist and Shout for FREE. The performance will be recorded too.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Balcony garden

The Delicatessen garden (which is to say a planter with a snow tomato plant and a pepper plant in it) is potted and ready to see if it can survive a summer of novice care and un-green thumbs on a Capitol Hill balcony. We got our plants, soil, organic fertilizer and a lot of good advice from Urban Roots on 10th and Acoma. The planter came from K-mart, which has potting soil on sale right now, by the way.

Ben Lee at Red Rocks

The film at Red Rocks this week is South Park, and the opening music act this week is ... Ben Lee! Ben effin' Lee. $10 for the whole shebang if you get your ticket early (go to King Soopers). The music starts around 6:45 p.m. Movie starts at dusk

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FREE stuff this weekend

It's FREE to visit a bunch of national parks and monuments this weekend!

Juneteenth festival in Five Points today, 6/20.

Free jazz in City Park on Sunday night, but watch for T-storms.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Big Lebowski is the movie playing at Red Rocks tonight, with The Wheel and Rob Drabkin playing music beforehand. What could be better! (well, as long as there's no storms.)

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Weekend in Denver in photos!

It's the Italian chalk art festival (La Piazza dell Arte)! Centered on Larimer Square, but it stretches down 14th Street. Just one of the free events in the streets of Denver this weekend. It continues today, 6/7 ...

Just down the street, The Heyday et al played on a stage set up at 14th and Curtis for the Denver Day of Rock (which included a fundraising concert by the Flobots at the Fillmore.) Also free, but donations were accepted for Concerts for Kids. There was a balloon artist and a guy walking around on stilts plus free samples of Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Still going on today, the People's Fair, in Civic Center Park. And tonight, free jazz in City Park. Let's hope the weather holds.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Colorado Film Commission is becoming a state agency

Gov. Ritter signed a bill today moving the Colorado Film Commission under the state office of economic development. So instead of operating as a public-private nonprofit, it will be a state agency. Some of the legislators who backed the bill have ties to the film/TV/multimedia industry. Sen. Nancy Spence's son works for HBO. Former Rep. Anne McGihon has done commercials. "I just want to be a stunt man in my next life," Sen. Dan Gibbs said. The film folks are still working on legislation to boost incentives for productions that spend a majority of their money in Colorado or on Colorado talent.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Denver this weekend

The Wheel and Porlolo are at the Hi-Dive Thursday night, 6/4.

The People's Fair
takes over Civic Center Park, across from the state Capitol, this weekend. FREE entry and live music. Bring money for snacks, drinks or if you want to buy something from the booths. Starts 10 a.m. Saturday, 6/6.

Also free this is the weekend when artists make elaborate chalk drawings at Larimer Square. It's Italian chalk art at Larimer Square. Starts 10 a.m. Saturday, 6/6.

The Heyday, The Epilogues, Roe play FREE at 14th and Curtis on Saturday, 6/6. The fun starts at 1:30 p.m. (Or noon if you want to see Savage Henry too). Bela Karoli plays FREE at Fillmore and 2nd in Cherry Creek at 3 p.m.