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Posted: May 27, 2009

Butler’s choice: Neko Case, pop art in Loveland & bluegrass with bagels

What's going on this weekend

Mary Butler

Tonight:

“The Limits of Power”: See Andrew Bacevich at the Tattered Cover
Boston University history and international relations professor Andrew Bacevich, who is also a retired U.S. Army colonel, will be at the Tattered Cover LoDo to talk about his bestselling book, “The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism,” now in paperback. Free tickets for a place in the book-signing line will be handed out at 6:30 pm, the event begins at 7:30 p.m.; Book signing is limited and available on a first-come basis to ticketed customers only.

Friday

Neko Case with Joey and John of Calexico
See Neko Case perform her unique brand of art rock at the quaint Chautauqua Auditorium in Boulder; opening for her are indie rockers Joey and John of Calexico. If the weather’s nice, enjoy a picnic in the park before the show starts at 8 p.m.; Tickets are $30 to $42.50. The same lineup plays the Ogden Theatre in Denver on Saturday night.

Saturday

Loveland showcases the work of pop art icon Wayne Thiebaud

The Loveland Museum and Gallery opens its new exhibit “Wayne Thiebaud: 70 years of painting,” tonight; a contemporary of Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg, Thiebaud’s pop art images of cakes and pies made him famous. The show runs through August 16; a reception will be held June 12; other events include a lecture on June 13 and a cake decorating workshop on June 18.

Sunday

“Jewgrass” and bagel brunch at Comedy Works

Shalom Feivel and Rocky Mountain Jewgrass combine Jewish themes and bluegrass music – and of course, plenty of humor, in this Comedy Works Denver Tech Center morning “brunch” event, appropriate for all ages. Partake in beef brisket, cheese blintzes, potato latkes, pastrami, noodle kugel and lox and bagels; Tickets for the 11 a.m. show are $30 or $14 for kids 10 and younger; Comedy Works DTC and Jewish Family Service will be collecting canned goods.

Check out:

Norman Provizer’s weekly Jazz Notes column for the latest news on upcoming shows, compliments of KUVO 89 Jazz.
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Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.

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