Monday, January 15, 7 p.m.
Mutiny Information Cafe
Open mics are wellsprings of inspiration and laboratories for failure. No matter what sort of performer takes the stage, audiences can witness both the purity of extemporaneous creation as well as the widespread heartbreak that occurs when a performers' ambitions exceed their talents. However, Mutiny Information Cafe's Magic Open Mic Night is unlike anything else in the city. Come see the city's best magicians hone their skills, try out their newest tricks, and dabble in the dark arts tonight at 7 p.m. Find more details on Mutiny's Facebook events page.
CU Faculty Tuesdays: American Celebration
Tuesday, January 16, 7:30 p.m.
Grusin Music Hall
The University of Colorado's music program is the school's gift to classical-music lovers, hosting world-class concerts week in and week out, and often several times per day. Though too few CU students take full advantage of Grusin Music Hall's thriving performance calendar, many of the campus venue's events are open to the public. Better yet, they're often free. Join faculty musicians Margaret McDonald and Jeremy Reger on piano, Mike Dunn on tuba, Christina Jennings on flute, and David Requiro on cello for a concert celebrating the triumphs of American music. The program spotlights Frederic Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues for two pianos, Pierre Jalbert's Sonata for Cello and Piano, Alec Wilder's Suite No. 1, or the “Effie Suite,” and Lukas Foss's "Three American Pieces." Visit the CU Presents box-office page to learn more.