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Dikeou Literary Series: Holly, Ben, Zeehan, Jacqui

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From: October 06 2016 @ 7:00 pm
To: October 15 2016 @ 9:00 pm

WHERE: Dikeou Pop-Up: Colfax, 312 E Colfax Ave, Denver, Co 80203

Holly Amos is an animal rights advocate and vegan. She is the author of the full-length poetry collection Continual guidance of air from H_NGM_N BKS. She lives in Chicago, where she is the editorial assistant for Poetry and a poetry editor for the online journal Pinwheel. Ben Goldsmith is a Hasidic-raised graduate school deserter turned community organizer. When Ben is getting paid to organize, he works with low-income tenants in Chicago. On his own time, Ben is organizing his own communities’ accompliceship in the struggle for racial and economic justice. Zeehan Reshamwala was born and bred in Bombay. Now at the University of Denver, he studies nineteenth-century poetry, translation, and postcolonial theory. Jacqui Shine is a writer and historian. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Atlantic, Slate, The Awl, the Lapham’s Quarterly blog, Pacific Standard, the Chicago Reader, The Believer, New York Magazine’s Vulture, the Boston Review, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Eater, Bookforum, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her story on the history of the New York Times’ Style Section was nominated for a 2015 Mirror Award for excellence in media industry reporting. She holds a B.A. from Smith College, a certificate in nonfiction writing from the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in United States history from the University of California, Berkeley. The Dikeou Literary Series is currently organized by Mairead Case. Case is a working writer in Colorado, where she is also a PhD student at the University of Denver and the Summer Writing Program Coordinator at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Mairead teaches fiction, poetry, and poetics at DU, Naropa University, and the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility. She is the author of the novel See You In the Morning and Tenderness, a poetry chapbook.

Capitol Steps

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From: October 06 2016 @ 7:30 pm
To: October 06 2016 @ 9:00 pm

WHERE: Newman Center for the Performing Arts 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208

If it’s a general election year, it must be Capitol Steps. Pennsylvania Avenue meets Broadway in a satirical revue set to the music of classic pop hits and show tunes. The Capitol Steps poke fun at all sides and are the one thing sure to earn bipartisan support. Watch them take the governing class to task with wit and glee.

A Mercurial Garden Party Fall Opening Celebration

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From: October 07 2016 @ 6:00 pm
To: October 07 2016 @ 10:00 pm

WHERE: MCA Denver 1485 Delgany St Denver, CO 80202

Join MCA Denver for a mercurial garden party, celebrating the fall openings of Kim Dickey: Words Are Leaves, Nathan Carter: Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet The Dramastics, and Bodacioussss. The celebration includes roaming performances by Pythian Whispers, rooftop garden DJ set by Alphabets, projection mapping by Orchidz3ro, limited edition Meet the Dramastics koozies and merchandise, beverages, and other general nonsense.

Swan Lake

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From: October 07 2016 @ 7:30 pm
To: October 23 2016 @ 10:00 pm

WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, Swan Lake. A timeless story of unrequited love, featuring Tchaikovsky’s classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, complete with grand sets and elaborate costumes. Watch our lead athletes at work as one female dancer portrays both Odette (the beautiful princess turned into a swan) and Odile (the evil black swan)—a feat that is extremely challenging both psychologically and physically. Will it end in romance or tragedy? Whether you are a die-hard ballet lover or have never seen Swan Lake before, you don’t want to miss this popular ballet.

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