There are plenty of events to attend for Tattered Cover Bookstore fans this week, Denver's annual Cherry Blossom Festival, The Addams Family Musical and two last chance art galleries.
Gulf War veteran Anthony Swofford, author of Jarhead will be introducing his latest book Hotels, Hospitals, and Jails: A Memoir, and on Wednesday Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Freed, who helped cover the 1992 riots inspired by the late Rodney King, will also visit the bookstore.
The Addams Family Broadway Musical opens this week in Denver and the Cherry Blossom Festival enters its 40th year showcasing Japanese culture this weekend, and this is the last call for glass artist Dale Chihuly's exhibit at the Foothills Art Gallery along with a gallery of Red Rocks music at the Denver Photo Gallery.
See our picks for five things to do around Denver this week!
The Addams Family Broadway Musical
Don't miss a chance to see the box office hit, <a href="http://www.theaddamsfamilymusicaltour.com/" target="_hplink"><em>The Addams Family</em></a> travelling Broadway Musical. <br> Wednesday Addams falls in love with a sweet "normal" man her parents have never met. A dinner party with his parents ensues and it's the "meet the parents" event you won't want to miss.<br> <em>When: June 19-July 1<br> Where: Buell Theatre<br> Price: $25-$95 (<a href="https://tickets.denvercenter.org/Online/mapSelect.asp" target="_hplink">click here for seating chart and tickets</a>) </em>
Denver Cherry Blossom Festival
Denver's 40th annual <a href="http://cherryblossomdenver.org/" target="_hplink">Cherry Blossom Festival </a>showcases Japanese Culture in Sakura Square. Expect Obon dancing, Taiko drumming, Japanese Enka, Shigin, food and more.<br> <em>When: June 23-24, 11-7 p.m.<br> Where: <a href="http://www.tsdbt.org/web/" target="_hplink">Tri-State Denver Buddhist Temple</a><br> Price: Free admission, not including charges for food</em><br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=403238236363372&set=a.403238223030040.92112.403231406364055&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>.</em>
Events At The Tattered Cover Bookstore
Tattered Cover bookstore locations have <a href="http://www.tatteredcover.com/files/tatteredcover/june calendar.pdf" target="_hplink">several events going on</a> this week to capture your attention. <br> On Monday Anthony Swofford, author of <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0418763/" target="_hplink"><em>Jarhead</em></a> will read from and sign his new book at the Colfax location. <br> On Tuesday Doron Petersan, <a href="http://www.katu.com/amnw/segments/Two-Time-Cupcake-Wars-Winner-Doron-Petersan-156446265.html" target="_hplink">two-time winner of the Food Network's <em>Cupcake Wars</em></a> will be at the Colfax location to sign her new vegan cupcake cookbook. <br> Also on Tuesday at the Historic LoDo location, award-winning author Kristen Iversen will be discussing her memoir <em>Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats</em>.<br> Wednesday Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Freed will be reading from and signing his new book, <em>Flat Spin</em>, at the Colfax location. Freed helped cover the Rodney King riots in 1992. <br> Also on Wednesday journalist Amanda Padoan will be at the Historic LoDo location to present a slideshow and sign her new book, <em>Buried In the Sky: The Extraordinary Story of the Sherpa Climbers on K2's Deadliest Day</em> with two survivors of the 2008 Mt. Everest climb. <br> <em>When: June 18 with Anthony Swofford, June 19 with Doron Petersan and Kristen Iverson, June 20 with David Freed and Amanda Padoan. All events at 7:30 p.m.<br> Where: Tattered Cover Bookstore. Anthony Swofford, Doron Petersan and David Freed at the Colfax location, and Kristen Iversen and Amanda Padoan at the Historic LoDo location. <br> Cost: entry is free<br></em> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1802777471539&set=o.31372690063&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>. </em>
Ten Years Of Red Rocks Music Art Gallery
Denver Photo Art Gallery has an exclusive exhibit of over 30 images by Colorado's own photographer Soren McCarty. McCarty's work has been published in Rolling Stone, Playboy, Time, The New York Times and others. <br> <em>When: May 4- June 30<br> Where: <a href="http://www.denverphotoart.com/3/Asset.asp?AssetID=44397&AKey=6EHN7A3N" target="_hplink">Denver Photo Art Gallery</a><br> Cost: Free</em><br> <em>Image via <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150969807634626&set=a.10150957263389626.438121.101480364625&type=3&theater" target="_hplink">Facebook</a>. </em>
Dale Chihuly: Venetians Exhibit At Foothills Art Center
There are just two weeks left to experience the work of glass artist Dale Chihuly at the Foothills Art Center. The exhibition showcases over 45 of Chihuly's works inspired by Art Deco Venetion Art. <Br> <em>When: April 7-June 30<br> Where: <a href="http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/dev/index.php" target="_hplink">Foothills Art Center</a><br> Cost: $5-$10</em>