Another 100 Colorado Creatives: Tara Rynders

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Photo by Claire Roeth
#88: Tara Rynders

Dancer Tara Rynders is on a global mission to bring her moves right out into the streets, and she's been doing it, country by country, since 2011, when she launched You & Me, an ongoing series of site-specific interactive performances that's been on the road ever since. Now she's back in Denver, preparing to travel abroad -- but not before hosting a round of intimate You & Me performances and dining this weekend and next, featuring a multidisciplinary pool of regional artists in a relaxed setting. Visit You & Me online for more information and tickets; for more about the artist, here's her 100CC questionnaire.

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Frock Shop returns for a third time Saturday -- in a new location

Categories: Fashion, Shopping

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Want to buy designer fashions cheap? Don't miss the third annual frock shop on Saturday, April 26, at its new location: the Second Story at Denver Book Binding. Among the boutiques selling their goods this year are Goldyn, Blush, Nest, Anna Be and Token Threads.

See also: Street Fashion:Vivan Doan spotted rocking a corset on the Auraria Campus

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High-rolling artwork from Christie's goes on display at the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek

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Christie's
Thomas Moran, "The Grand Canyon of the Colorado."
Regardless of where you stand on the high-stakes art-auction issue, the opportunity to see what kind of work exacts big bucks on the auction block is still an interesting prospect. And here's your chance: The one-and-only Christie's international auction house brings a three-day, pre-sale mini-museum of Impressionist and Modernist works, American art, nineteenth century European art and more to the JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, beginning Tuesday, April 22, and running through Thursday, April 24.

See also: Philip Anschutz opens his substantial collection of Western art to the public


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Photos: Glass-blowing and glass art at the Cannabis Cup

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All photos by Brandon Marshall
The Cannabis Cup took over Denver Mart this past weekend, with every marijuana-related product imaginable -- including some very impressive glassware. Our photographer, Brandon Marshall, was there to capture the art of glass-blowing, and the awe-inspiring results.

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The blight stuff: Discussion of displaced Aurarians tomorrow

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Scene from a vanished neighborhood.
Before it became the bustling hub of higher education in central Denver, the Auraria campus was a neighborhood of modest houses and small businesses. It all abruptly vanished in the early 1970s, after a bitter political and legal battle that uprooted hundred of residents -- and left behind a trail of broken promises made to the displaced, mostly Hispanic community. That legacy was the subject of last year's feature "The Ghosts of Auraria," and now a long overdue discussion -- what's being billed as the first public forum on "displaced Aurarians" in forty years -- will take place on the campus tomorrow.

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Gasland Part II: Free screening at Denver Public Library tonight

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Gasland, the documentary written and directed by Josh Fox that focuses on natural gas drilling and slickwater fracking -- has caused a lot of discussion around the country. And tonight his second film on the subject, Gasland Part II, will be shown for free at the Denver Public Library.

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Fracking fight coming to Loveland?

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Kitty Migaki finds inspiration in downtown Denver's architecture

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Kitty Migaki's display at Cafe Options.
You can find art all over town -- not just on gallery walls. In this series, we'll be looking at some of the local artists who serve up their work in coffeehouses and other non-gallery businesses around town.

Take a look through local photographer Kitty Migaki's camera lens, and you'll be seeing ABCs all over the damn city. This second-career artist and children's book author recently traded her corporate day job for an artistic path that involves capturing downtown Denver in a whole new way. And, she's proudly displaying her work at one of the coolest work-readiness spots in town.

See also: Cara Harjes paints children's art that parents adore

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3 things to do for free in Denver this week, April 21-24

Categories: 3 for free

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If you're emerging from the 4/20 haze without much cash, we've got you covered. You can learn to knit, watch a cartoon and comedy show, or visit the springtime flowers at the Denver Botanic Gardens all for free this week.

Know of other bargains? Share them in our comments section below, and check out the Westword calendar for more things to do.

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Photos: The colors of Colorado, once around the rink at Roll: Colorado Proud

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Over the weekend, some folks went to church and others basked in the sun while celebrating Colorado's favorite plant. But others laced up their skates and took to the floor at the Exdo Event Center dressed head-to-toe in the red, blue and gold, not mention the orange and blue. Ken Hamblin took these shots of the Colorado-centric fun at Roll: Colorado Proud.

See also: Waving the flag for Colorado artists

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Combine 4/20 with closing day at a few ski resorts and it looks like spring in the mountains

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Dustin Schaeffer/Loveland Ski Area
So Gnar rider Pat Milbery is hanging on 'til the end.
Closing day fall on both Easter Sunday and -- ahem -- 4/20 for a handful of Colorado's ski areas, so this weekend is shaping up to be all-time. We've put together a guide to get you through it.

See also: Best of Denver 2014 Sports & Recreation

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