What is The Next Stage NOW?

On March 10, 2016, Mayor Michael B. Hancock unveiled The Next Stage Vision Plan for the Denver Performing Arts Complex. This plan aims to re-energize the Arts Complex with new and updated venues, more public space and diverse and accessible programming. While construction will not begin immediately, The Next Stage NOW aims to start this exciting transformation with public performances, programming and placemaking initiatives today.

 

Upcoming Events:

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Sunset Cinema

Sunset Cinema returns to The Denver Performing Arts Complex with a season dedicated to the whimsical Wes Anderson. We will be celebrating this iconic director’s unique brand of filmmaking with curated movie trivia, themed craft cocktails, a photo experience and costume contest.  And, of course, we’ll be screening your fan chosen favorite Wes Anderson films at dusk. 

We aren’t asking you to craft your costume as meticulously as a Wes Anderson movie set, but prizes will be given to the best costumes and top trivia teams!  Dust off your Remington typewriter and let all of your movie-buff friends know that the price of admission to this Sunset Cinema series is cheaper than the next big superhero flick, in fact, it’s free!

So get creative with that Richie Tenenbaum outfit and slow-motion walk your way over after you RSVP first. We ask that you bring a chair and come prepared for any weather since these events are rain or shine. Leave your classic rock soundtrack at home, but bring an appetite as movie theater fare will be available for purchase. Trivia provided by Geeks Who Drink and film screenings brought to you by Denver Film Society.

Film Schedule:
June 12 – MOONRISE KINGDOM
July 10 – FANTASTIC MR. FOX
August 14 – THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU - RSVP
August 21 – THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS - RSVP

Times:
7:15 - 8:15 PM - Costume Contest & Trivia (Come early to set up your space and grab some food!)
8:30 - 10:30 PM - Film Screening (Films will begin screening at dusk.)

Location:
Denver Performing Arts Complex - Galleria
Located at the intersection of 14th & Curtis Streets

Cost: 
FREE

 

Sterling Vineyards Galleria Bar 

Join us before the show for cocktails, quick bites and live acoustic music at our Sterling Vineyards Galleria Bar under the iconic ceiling of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.  This pop-up bar will be open on select Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings between May 31 – Sept. 29 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the entrance at 14th and Curtis streets. The live entertainment is free with beverages available for purchase. 

Performer Schedule:
Branden Sipes - July 26 | August 2 | September 6, 21, 27
Kelly Triplett - July 20 | August 3, 9, 17 | September 7, 13
Bowleg - July 28 | August 4, 18 | September 15, 29
DIME Denver Student Showcases - Third Thursdays, June - September (June 21 | July 19 | August 16 | September 20)
Half Pint & The Growlers Trio - July 21
Stef Kull and Paul Trunko - August 11 | September 8
Martin Gilmore - September 1

 

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Mixed Taste Garden Parties

The Galleria at the Denver Performing Arts Complex
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 22,
5:30 p.m.

Join us before the Mixed Taste lectures at the Garden Party, presented by The Next Stage NOW and Denver Arts & Venues.  Grab-and-go eats and libations will be available for purchase and a relaxing vibe will be set by DJ Uplifted Gourmandizer.  Quick bites and bar provided by Centerplate.  Access to this event is free, food & beverage are available for purchase.

 

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The Next Stage Gallery 

Special Guest, curated by Meow Wolf, in collaboration with Denver Arts & Venues and University of Colorado Denver.  Free and open to the public.  

Hours:
Tuesday - Friday, 4:30 - 7:30pm
Saturday - Sunday, 12:30 - 7:30pm

For more information about this and future exhibits, visit www.nextstagecu.org.

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For additional questions or information, please contact Peter Dearth, Operations Assistant, by email or at 720-865-4303.