A&E briefs: Live music at three20south in Breckenridge throughout the week
March 13, 2014
My Body Sings Electric and Swing Hero will take the stage at three20south in Breckenridge on Sunday, March 9. My Body Sings Electric's music resonates with a sense of playfulness and lust for life. When you meet them in person, it's easy to see why. Call their music indie. Call it pop. Call it what you will. But when you connect with the music from this band of loveable misfits, you'll feel as if you just met your five new best friends. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
Conspirator with Manic Focus will play three20south on Tuesday, March 11. Conspirator was originally founded as a way for Aaron Magner and Marc Brownstein to explore their passion for electronic music. Upon inception, the duo spent their time reworking songs from Magner and Brownstein's other band, The Disco Biscuits, into electronic tracks while also writing new and original songs. It was soon realized that additional members were needed, which led to Chris Michetti joining on guitar and "Torch" on drums. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $18 in advance or $20 at the door.
Three20south will host Twiddle and The Mantras on Wednesday, March 12. Specializing in funk and reggae, Vermont-based quartet Twiddle offers a unique blend on these genres, with the added infusion of jazz, classical, bluegrass and electronic elements. With the release of their debut album, "The Natural Evolution of Consciousness," in 2007 and their most recent release, "Somewhere on the Mountain," in 2011, the band has demonstrated their undeniable talent and creativity. In addition to their eclectic ear-catching sound, the band offers an exciting live performance that is not to be missed. Doors open at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.
For more information on these and other upcoming shows, visit http://www.three20south.com.
Instrumentalist plays at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters
Paulo Cesar Pereira will perform at Rocky Mountain Coffee Roasters in Frisco on Monday, March 10. Pereira is a versatile instrumentalist, improviser, composer and sound engineer who plays cello, fretless bass and guitar music from Bach to bossa nova, by way of jazz, rock and the blues, music crafted from the page and music improvised from the heart. In his native Brazil, Pereira played cello for three years at the Chamber Orchestra of Universidade Federal de Goias and for eight years with the Goiania Symphony Orchestra.
The music will run from 9 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit http://www.rmcoffeeroasters.com.
Children's Hospital Colorado hosts drip-painting party
Children's Hospital Colorado will host a painting party for patients, families and staff to create a large-scale drip painting in the style of Jackson Pollock to celebrate the opening of "Modern Masters: 20th Century Icons" from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, on view at the Denver Art Museum.
Pollock is known for dripping, splattering and pouring paint to create larger-than-life works of art. Children's Colorado patients, families and staff will have the opportunity to get messy and create their own version of his masterpiece, "Convergence."
The party will take place at the hospital, 13123 East 16th Ave., Aurora, on Tuesday, Mach 11, at 10:30 a.m. Children's Colorado and the Denver Art Museum have teamed up around the powers of art — its ability to lift spirits, build confidence and create moments of family connections. This partnership, rooted in the idea that art benefits the whole person, includes creative opportunities at both Children's Colorado and the Denver Art Museum.
Mars mission, teen night at Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science presents "MAVEN: The Newest Mission to Mars" on Thursday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Ricketson Auditorium.
Bruce Jakosky, the principal investigator for the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, will share the story behind this latest mission to Mars. Jakosky is a professor of geology based at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado-Boulder, just one of several local connections for this major mission.
MAVEN launched last November and is expected to begin orbiting Mars in September. This robotic mission will study why and how the planet evolved from having a warm, wet, thick atmosphere long ago to having the cold, dry, very thin atmosphere observed today. Jakosky will explain how scientists will use MAVEN data to study whether the Red Planet could have supported life in its early history. Tickets are $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers.
On Friday, March 14, the museum will host teen night in the Maya exhibit. Delve into the culture, rituals and mystery of the Maya people with exclusive teens-only access to the new exhibition "Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed." Tickets are $10 and include pizza, special activities and admission to the exhibition for teens ages 13 to 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
For more information on exhibits, special events and more at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, visit http://www.dmns.org.