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Hotel de Paris Museum 2016 Weekend Tours

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From: October 01 2016 @ 12:00 pm
To: December 11 2016 @ 4:00 pm

WHERE: Hotel de Paris Museum 409 6th Street Georgetown, CO 80444

Visitor access to an outstanding collection of over 5,000 objects original to the site has been improved through newly developed “visible storage” located in the hotel’s 1878 commercial kitchen. Hand-painted French tableware, common kitchen tools, and pressed glassware, once stored away and hidden from public view, now help convey the dramatic tale of hotel proprietor Louis Dupuy’s rise from humble and hard-working labor camp cook to celebrated chef and renowned restaurateur. “When the unpacked furnishings are seen by the public, they will easily discover why Hotel de Paris has been described as the most complete historic parcel in Colorado,” reports the museum’s executive director Kevin Kuharic. “Famous the wide world over,” Hotel de Paris began in 1875 and is older than the State of Colorado itself. Dating from the state’s silver mining boom, the property offered a first-class French restaurant, showrooms for traveling salesmen, and luxurious lodging. The idealized French inn catered to wealthy businessmen, railroad tycoons, mining investors, and outdoor adventure seekers during the Gilded Age. A rich and storied past included visits from notable guests George and Jay Gould and such celebrated figures as the Countess Magri (the former Mrs. General Tom Thumb). However, after the Silver Panic of 1893, Hotel de Paris began a steady decline. In 1954, it was purchased and opened as a museum. Restored period rooms showcase the site’s original furnishings, which are faithfully arranged. Visitors are immersed in a setting of authenticity, which provides a fascinating window into the lives of the hotel’s proprietors, workers, builders, and guests.

Sadko’s Song: A Russian Tale

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From: November 05 2016 @ 3:00 pm
To: December 18 2016 @ 5:00 pm

WHERE: The BiTSY Stage, 1137 South Huron Street, Denver, CO 80223

"Sadko's Song: A Russian Tale," rich in music and lore, is a gentle reminder to be true to ourselves for the rewards in life are fleeting and we must not forget to celebrate the gifts we have been given. This tale celebrates music and love both on land and under the water.

UnCommon Clay ~ Functional to Fantastic

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From: November 11 2016 @ 11:00 am
To: December 23 2016 @ 5:00 pm

WHERE: Arts Longmont Gallery & Gifts 356 Main St., Longmont CO 80501 Gallery Hours Tuesday – Saturday 11am -5pm Open late until 9pm on 2nd Fridays! Extended Hours on December 21 & 22 11am-8pm

The 2nd Annual UnCommon Clay ~ Functional to Fantastic showcases clay artists along the Front Range from Colorado Springs to Wyoming. The exhibition features functional ceramics to installations from 19 artists. The exhibition represents the variety of artists working along the Front Range with installations and sculptural pieces to functional platters. The 2016 juror is Jonathan Kaplan from the Plinth Gallery in the RINO Creative District. There were 110+ entries from 29 artists.

Denver Christkindl Market

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From: November 18 2016 @ 12:00 am
To: December 23 2016 @ 11:59 pm

WHERE: Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street in Downtown Denver

The 16th annual Christkindl Market hosted by the German-American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter opens Friday, November 18, 2016 and remains open daily through Friday, December 23, 2016 located at Skyline Park on the 16th Street Mall and Arapahoe Street in Downtown Denver. The Denver Christkindl Market transforms Skyline Park into a magical “old world” European Christmas village, with wooden vendor huts, twinkling lights, festival music, and an authentic German Bier Hall. Patrons will be transported to an authentic holiday market like the ones found in German public squares, to shop from thirty featured gift and craft artisans, bakers and chefs, many of whom have come to Denver from around the world. The traditional German Bier Hall provides visitors a place to warm up, sit down and enjoy authentic German fare including specialty sausages, schnitzel, pretzels, roasted nuts, European chocolates and more. Guests can also quench their thirst with a refreshing Paulaner beer or warm up with a cup of Glühwein (hot spiced wine), which is served in a charming collectible mug. Throughout the 36-day event, the Christkindl Market hosts live holiday entertainment and cultural performances as well as various themed nights that will be sure to get patrons into the holiday spirit.

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