Weekend Update 1/18/2013

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Friday, January 18, 2013

PBJ Friday

What is PBJ Fridays? A new, weekly event at Innisfree. Meaningful. Expression. Art. Music. Free peanut butter-and-jelly sandwiches.

What: PBJ Friday
Where: Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Café 1203 13th Street Boulder, CO 80302
When: Friday, January 18th, 2013 @ 7pm

Postscript:: Writing After Conceptual Art
Rooted in the found-text theories of such American conceptual heavyhitters of the ’60s and ’70s as Sol LeWitt, Carl Andre and Andy Warhol, the huge exhibit Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art, which opens tonight at MCA Denver, will fill several spaces in the museum, including a freight elevator and the main stairway, with an array of works in many mediums by more than fifty artists and authors. “It speaks to the fact that language is something that’s obviously so basic to all of us in regard to how we function and how much information we receive,” says Nora Burnett Abrams, who co-curated the ambitious show — the most comprehensive in the MCA’s history — with colleague Andrea Andersson. “And that’s not limited to a gallery. It’s in everything that we do, and we found that keeping works solely in the galleries didn’t really work for us in getting that point across.”

What: Postscript:: Writing After Conceptual Art
Where: MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany St. Denver, CO 80202
When: Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until February 3

Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
It’s appropriate that the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering — now in its 24th year — has moved from Arvada to Golden, known as “the gateway to the West,” because the gathering itself is a gateway into our Western past. “The way of the cowboy is slowly dying,” says spokeswoman Diana Raven, “and with the songs and the poetry, these performers are really keeping that heritage alive.”
The gathering features various performances of poetry and song — including several from the always-popular Doris Daley — beginning tonight and continuing through the weekend, plus chuckwagon meals on Friday and Saturday. The chuckwagon, Raven says, has been on trail and cattle rides, and the food will all be cooked over an open fire in the traditional way (though refrigeration will be used to keep the meat cold).

What: Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Where: American Mountaineering Center 710 10th St. Golden, CO 80401
When: Daily until January 20

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Freespeak Open Mic @ Illegal Grounds Coffee House

What: Freespeak Open Mic @ Illegal Grounds Coffee House
Where: Illegal Grounds Coffee House 925 E. 17th Ave. Denver, CO 80218
When: 8:00 p.m. every Sat.

Open Mic @ Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center and Cafe
What: Open Mic @ Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center and Cafe
Where: Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center and Café 2836 Welton St. Denver, CO 80205
When: 9:30 p.m. every Sat.

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

Poetry Slam at Mercury Cafe
What: Poetry Slam at Mercury Cafe
Where: Mercury Café, 2199 California St. Denver, CO 80205
When: Sunday, January 20th, 2013 at 8PM