Knuckleball at The Aggie Theatre
There’s no arguing just how completely cratered the live music industry is in Colorado — and the nation, for that matter — amid the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re suffering withdrawal, here’s a rare gem of an opportunity to support a great local act and the venue hosting it at the same time: Knuckleball at The Aggie Theatre on Nov. 27. Their psychedelic-rock-bordering-on-guitar-driven-jazz-fusion sound is at home in the playlists of many Colorado music fans, and this looks to be a pretty low-risk live show, with reserved-table seating and mask requirements for all attendees.
Tables start at $80 for a 4-top. Doors open at 7 pm. For tickets and additional information, head to theaggietheatre.com.
Dia de los Muertos at Longmont Museum extended
The official Day of the Dead is Nov. 1, but the Longmont Museum is extending its celebration all the way through Jan. 9, 2021, so you have ample time to check out the 20th anniversary of Longmont Museum’s annual Dia de los Muertos exhibition — while observing social distancing. The exhibit examines altars and art work of renowned Colorado artist Tony Ortega, who provides paintings, prints, mixed media, illustrations and more. There is also a newly commissioned mural in downtown Longmont you can view online at longmontcolorado.gov.
The exhibition is available in person at 400 Quail Road, Longmont, 303.651.8374. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children/seniors. www.longmontcolorado.gov.
Drawing Parallels at Museum of Boulder
The Museum of Boulder has asked the community for help with its upcoming exhibit titled Drawing Parallels: Community Art & Artifacts from 2020 which is to be on display through March 1, 2021. The exhibition features the stories of 2020, from the civil rights movements to the pandemic and more, all with an eye on Boulder’s past and present. Submissions will be from local artists, frontline workers and community members, and will provide a fascinating exhibition with plenty of opportunity for discussion and contemplation of this chaotic year.
Museum admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors/youth and free for children under two. 2205 Broadway, Boulder, 303.449.3464 www.musseumofboulder.org.
Shantell Martin at Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum displays the work of Shantell Martin in an exhibit titled Words and Lines through Jan. 31, 2020. Words and Lines is an interactive multimedia installation featuring the work of the New York-based contemporary artist, including an interactive wall with triangular boxes that rotate, as well as an animated video projection and third section devoted entirely to Martin’s drawings – all in Martin’s signature black and white. In addition, elements of the installation are visible throughout the museum, adding a fun element of surprise to every visit to the Denver Art Museum.
Museum admission is $10 for adults, and $8 for students/seniors/military or free for children under 18. 100 W 14th Ave Parkway, Denver, 720.865.5000 or www.denverartmuseum.org.
This month: Five local shops to visit for your holiday gift needs
1 – Elizabeth’s Embellishments, home decor and gifts,
611 South Public Road, Lafayette, elizabethsembellishments.com
2 – Absolute Vinyl records & Stereo,
319 Main St., Longmont,
3 – BookBar, books and baked goods,
4280 Tennyson St, Denver, bookbardenver.com
4- Charmed 33 Boutique, jewelry, fashion and gifts,
545 Briggs St. Erie, charmed33boutique.com
5- McGuckin Hardware, the coolest, quirkiest hardware store in Colorado
2525 Arapahoe Ave. Unit D1 Boulder, mcguckin.com