Friday, June 13, 2014

Denver Happenings and More Spring Color

Presenting a short list of exciting events here in my hometown, and then a stroll through Flo's colorful gardens.  Put on some appropriate music and enjoy.


Opening Reception of OUTSIDE IN 303


June 19, 2014 6-9pm

My plate is full! ... And I have devoured my place in this world.

I smell the poison vapors of the can and am protected by smoking mirrors, I find cold alleys, phantom shadows, and the other side of the tracks.
The cracks in the streets of my neighborhood reflect ancient peaks to the west of my heart. Can I be swallowed by the streets and become invisible?
I call The West Side warriors to protect the hollow ground.
But...for now I can only paint the emotions, dreams and hopes of the voices on the walls.
Curated by Maruca Salazar and Gwen Chanzit Artists:
Jack Avila, Javier Fidelis Flores, "Kans 89", Josiah Lopez, Victoriano Rivera, Gabriel Salazar and Mario Zoots

Appetizers, drinks, DJ and much more!

Museo de las Americas
861 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, Colorado 80204


Cuarenta Y Ocho

Cuarenta y Ocho will be presented at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 12-28, at  Su Teatro Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. Matinee performance at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 29.

Please note:  Because the first few minutes of the play are crucial to understanding the rest of the play, people who arrive late will not be admitted.

Written by Tony Garcia with music by Daniel Valdez, the play commemorates the 40-year anniversary of two car bombings that killed six Chicano student activists in Boulder.  

Cuarenta y Ocho  has what playwright Garcia calls a “Hitchcockian feel” in the sense of foreboding the play’s four characters experience during the 48-hour period between the first and second explosion that occurred in May, 1974.
Because a federal grand jury investigation was inconclusive and its findings were sealed, nobody ever knew for sure what happened to the six Chicano student activists who became known as “Los Seis de Boulder.” Many movement activists in 1974 upheld that the Chicano student activists were murdered, but the police maintained that the activists died when the bombs they allegedly made accidentally detonated.

Tickets are $20.00 per person, with $17.00 discount tickets available to seniors and students. Call (303) 296-0219.

9th Annual Taste of Puerto Rico Festival


KUVO At The Vineyards

A fundraiser for KUVO RADIO will be held on Saturday, August 9, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at Balistreri Vineyards located at 1946 East 66th Avenue in Denver. The event will feature a gourmet feast from 16 restaurants, a wine tasting, and music by Henry Butler, Leo Nocentelli and the New Orleans Rhythm Revue led by master saxophonist Donald Harrison. 

Tickets are $70 per person. For tickets, call Tina at (303) 446-7612.


 More Spring Color

Keeping with the spirit of one of the themes here on La Bloga this past week (see posts from Em Sedano, Rudy Ch. Garcia, [even Hogan wrote about brown and white]) I offer a brief visit to Flo's gardens and the colors of May and June. Click on image for better view.

The Mighty Agave Reaches For The Sky

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