Events

Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup #59

madelife is proud to welcome the 59th Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meet-up to our space! A winner of Best Music Meetup of 2017 by Westword Magazine, we are incredibly excited for this month’s meeting in which arranger and multi-instrumentalist, Dino J.A. Deane, will take us through the basic features, functions, and components of the MPC-Live while giving us some insight into the pros/cons of it’s live sampling abilities. To top off the night, Dino J.A. Deane will be giving a special performance on his own custom rig comprised of:…

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Caffeinated Mornings w/ Cast Iron Design

The Gore-y Details of Green Graphic Design Join us for a lively discussion with the guys from Cast Iron Design, who will discuss the importance of sustainable design, how they practice it, and the triumphs and tribulations they’ve encountered along the way. But mostly the triumphs because they want to make themselves look good. Note: contains subject matter that may not be appropriate for those who find curse words and fecal humor inappropriate. How Cast Iron Design describes what they…

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City Repair Boulder | Fundraiser Event

City Repair Boulder + madelife is holding a FUN-raiser to support the street mural painting event of Whittier Elementary School‘s Hug n’ Go lane on Pine Street and 20th. Come enjoy a presentation outlining the City Repair mission, the process and details of the Pine Street Mural Project, a brief video about City Repair coming to Boulder, to be followed by youth presenter/performers, DJ’s, a dance party and silent auction! We’ve acquired permitting and support from the City of Boulder,…

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AIGA Studio Tour Event

Curious about the creative and technology work being completed in Downtown Boulder? Always wanted to visit that studio you’ve seen on the Denver Egotist, but never had a chance? madelife is proud to partner with the American Institute of Graphic Art (AIGA) for the 2017 Pearl Street Studio Tour to offer the local community the chance to learn, explore, ask questions, and meet the design studios in downtown Boulder. The self-guided walking tour starts at 5 pm and ends at…

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Something That Means Something | Closing Reception

The Something That Means Something Show is only up for one more week! Join us, June 22, for the closing reception as we come together one last time to celebrate the four Boulder-Based artists featured in this show:ArtSoulLife, Gabriel Sanchez, Jonathan Brown, and Chloé Besson. DJ J-L-KANE will keep the tracks spinning as we get one more chance to meet the artists and enjoy the incredible body of work they put together for us. REGISTER HERE Closing Reception: June 22 5:30-8:00…

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Michelle Miller | Behind the Process

In the wake of a lot of rain, the sun has officially returned to Boulder and now is a great time to get in the mood for what promises to be an action packed summer. As we prepare for the upcoming Vibrant Femmes exhibition here at madelife on July 15th, we also welcome a brand new set of murals to our public wall. Taking part in both the show and the murals, we sat down with printmaker Michelle Miller to…

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African Conservation Center Fundraiser

Join the African Conservation Centre US (ACC) and former Kenya Wildlife Service Director, Dr. David Western, for an uplifting evening about wildlife in East Africa.  Learn about Dr. Western and the ACC’s work saving elephants and lions, tackling poaching, reducing conflict and working with local communities as the custodians of wildlife. Kenyan themed artwork and crafts will be available for purchase – original watercolors and photographs of wildlife as well as art by Kenyan school children and beautiful beadwork (necklaces, bracelets, coasters) created by…

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WIGOUT VI | Ghost Ship | Voodoo Hair lounge

  madelife is absolutely honored and excited to be once again taking part in Voodoo Hair Lounge‘s annual WIGOUT benefit party at the Boulder House. This year’s theme, Ghost Ship, is a tribute in memory of the Oakland warehouse fire. Drop on by for an evening of music, performances, live art, fashion, and WIGS in one of Boulder’s most dynamic annual parties! Once again this year, Voodoo will be donating the proceeds from the evening to the Creative Accelerator Program. We are humbled by the love and…

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Collective Vol. 3 | Record Release Show

The madelife Collective Vol.3 has officially been released and now it’s time to celebrate with the Collective Vol. 3 Release Party here at madelife. Come and hear some amazing sets from our creative collaborators YETA, John Dionne, Paul Peche, and J.L. Kane. The Collective is a labor of love for us and we couldn’t be happier to finally be sharing that with all of you here at madelife. And for one night only, we will be offering the release at…

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Local Label Day | Evening Showcase

Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo and madelife present Local Label Day, a showcase of independent labels in the Denver/Boulder area including: First Base Tapes, No Direction Records, Tender Moments, Shadowtrash Tape Group Deckhead Records, Hot Congress, and Borp Corp. 12-4pm @ Absolute Vinyl Records & Stereo (Free Admission) Labels will be Tabling! Lowkey sets from: Ovaltine, Wrinkle, Xenon Superstar, Petite Garçon, Dusty Stray, and more… 8-11pm @ madelife ($5 admission, sober space) Labels will be Tabling! Sets from: David & Company, Scotch Grins, Don Strasburg, Bleeding Walls Murphy, Sickly Hecks, and more…

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CAFFEINATED MORNINGS W/ MIKE GIANT

Didn’t make it to this month’s Caffeinated mornings? Don’t sweat it, we made sure to record it! Watch as artist Mike Giant and co-founder of the clothing brand Rebel 8 takes us on a 20-year long journey, discussing his creative approach and greatest influences. Bolstering a prolific career spanning from designing graphics for Think Skateboards, to tattooing at renowned shops like East Side Ink, Newskool, and Everlasting Mike gives us insight into the experiences that made him the artist he is today. Learn…

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Heather Hansen | Emptied Gestures

As part of the University of Colorado’s 69th Annual Conference on World Affairs, madelife welcomes dance artist Heather Hansen on April 10th for a live performance of  her solo dance piece “Empty Gestures”. Heather will be performing a kinetic drawing piece with a painting medium in order to create a large scale canvas that reflects the emotional spirit of her work. Come and join us for a beautiful evening of creation with a truly brilliant artist. The piece will be auctioned…

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