Skylite Station Gallery, Music Venue and Courtyard has transformed the 910 Arts Complex into a mecca for the performing and visual arts on Santa Fe Drive in the center of Denver's Arts District.
Third Friday is November 21, 2014. You know what this means....c'mon, this isn't a hard one....anyone? That's right...The Decaf Muchacho & Friends play at Skylite. All evening. 7-9:30pm. Great stuff. You come. Dance. Party. Experience happiness. Question existence. Find love. Break up. Make up. Repeat as necessary. Did I mention this life-arc changing experience is free? Well, it is. You're welcome.
This Sunday November 23, VISIONBOX has an open rehearsal of "Classical American Playwrights" . This is a free event and a terrific opportunity to see a tiny bit of the work that goes into recreating and re-imagining great dramatic works for the stage. 6pm is the start time. There will be a full bar and Nova catering...both on a pay-as-you go basis. Never understood why there aren't more plays about the creation of plays......
Open MIC night Skylite style....Friday, November 28. Shake off the turkey coma and stagger on down to Skylite to see Denver's BEST songwriters and singers before they get so famous they have to pretend they don't know us.....You might even try the mic on for size yourself....unless you're scared of course. The pathway to greatness begins at 6:00pm and continues without respite in a blur of musical awesomeness until 8:30pm. A $3.00 donation is appreciated in order to buy food and electricity for the children.
On Saturday, November 8, 2014, the Gallery marks the closing of the "Best of Arts District-Santa Fe 2013-2014" show with a Gala celebration at Skylite (910 Santa Fe) and the Niza Knoll Gallery at 915 Santa Fe. The show represents all the visual arts and (new this year) movement, spoken word and music. The winners of the new categories are going to be performing their winning works at Skylite that evening. There will also be awards for the overall winners in the "Best of" show. The evening's celebration is from 6pm-9pm. There will be refreshments available and admission is free. Come and be amazed.
YUP....it's that time....you know....FIRST FRIDAY! (Saturday November 7 for all you Gregorian calendar techies). The house band for Skylite Station, The Skyliters, holds forth with musical blasts from the past and present....from across the pond and our own backyard. Noises commence at 7pm. Come on, take your tail feather out of it's temperature/humidity controlled vault and show it a good time. There should be written usage instructions on it's underside; "Oscillate vigorously!", "Brandish with Abandon!" "Shake that Mutha..." ....something on that order. Oh, yeah...this is a free event and...oh, yeah....it just might possibly get loud....l
A rare visit from a rare talent....Marian Call takes the stage at Skylite from 7:30 -9:30pm on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Her "Portland to Portland" tour comes to Denver all the way from Juneau Alaska with music from her 7 live and studio albums...a donation of $10-$15 is suggested. (Photo credit: Brian Adams,baphotos.com)
10-31-14 Skylite hosts a Halloween party on that best of all possible nights: All Hallow's Eve, Friday October 31. Come down, scare the bejeezuz out of the folks who thought they knew all there was to know about you, and pay no admission to do so! If you're REALLY horrible, REALLY frightening, REALLY game-changing, shape-shifting, godawful, vomit-inducing, what-the-hell-is-that-nightmarish....you'll win a prize to tell your grandchildren about....or, maybe just a glass of wine you'll down immediately in celebration...Come on ....if.....you....daaaaare ! Admission is free!
10-25-14 Saturday the 25 of October from 9am-1pm the Young Conservatory is going to be in workshop at Skylite. this is a free event and all are welcome. Get a glimpse of what preparation goes into the presentation of a work of drama.
10-24-14 FRIDAY the 24th of October 2014 is the second in our new series of Open Mic Nights at Skylite. Come down to the best venue in Denver for open mic where the next big thing (s) doesn't have to compete with people eating their bloody dinner for your attention. Best sound too....by and for musicians. Come to check out Denver's best singers/songwriters/musicians before you have to shell out $75.00 to see them when they headline at Red Rocks. Viewed that way, you can consider this an investment in your future as well....you'd be crazy not to. Festivities commence at 6pm and continue unabated until 8:30pm. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 at the door.
10-17-14 THIRD FRIDAY!!! This Friday, October 17 French Nilla and the Decaf Muchacho take over Skylite's stage for an evening of wall to wall fun music. Come down and check out the "Best of Arts District- Santa Fe" up on Skylite's walls until November 8. That is, if you have enough time to do so between dancing and socializing.!
10-11-14 On Saturday, October 11, Maria Vazquez holds her final performance at Skylite accompanied by her students. A student and graduate of the Conservatory of Dance Flamenco school in Sevilla Spain, and having performed internationally with World famous Flamenco ensembles, Maria is moving from her long time home at 910 Arts for Lower Broadway (Thankfully, Denver will still have her). Power, beauty, mystery and tradition flow and clash all at once in Flamenco. Come for the history....stay for the heat........The evening starts at 7:30 pm.
. Admission is $10.00
. Admission is $10.00
On the Stage in September
And then there were two.....this First Friday, September 5, 2014, join the Skyliters, the house band of Skylite Station for their final performance with the great Sam DiSiato on lead vocals and frighteningly competent percussion. We are losing Sam to the benighted suburbs of Phoenix Arizona.....this is a sad time. The Skyliters will, however, soldier on with a new line-up that will shake the foundations of the civilized world (or at least rattle the teeth of our neighbors at 910 Arts). We have put in a request to the NSA to keep tabs on Sam so that we can be notified when he strays into our territory and we can force him to sit in with us. If he doesn't, well, we might just have to release certain photographs we are on possession of..... Just sayin....
On October 5, 2014 open rehearsals are held by VISIONBOX for American Contemporary Family Drama. This is an all day affair starting at 12pm and going until 8pm. October 26 finds the Young Conservatory in session from 6-8pm and coming in November (16) is another open rehearsal covering Classical American Realism. This session begins at 6pm. These are open to the public and are all free.