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This is a calendar of arts events other than concerts and art sales. For concerts, see the Concert Calendar For non-art events and for art sales, see the Events Calendar.
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Friday, November 28
Denver
Santa's Big Red Sack Avenue Theater
at 07:15 PM
Clever, witty, raunchy, relentless, and definitely not for the easily offended, Santa's Big Red Sack skewers all the things we hold dear. This is a holiday show you shouldnt take your kids to. Nov 28 - Dec 21, Thurs/Fri/Sat @ 7:20 p.m.; Sun, Dec 14 & 21 @ 4 p.m. 303-321-5925 Avenuetheater.com - Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver 80203. For mature audiences. 
Saturday, November 29
Denver
Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker Ellie Caulkins Opera House
at 06:30 PM
Kick off the holiday season in spectacular fashion with Colorado Ballet's 54th annual production of The Nutcracker, featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, onstage blizzards, timeless choreography and Tchaikovskys extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This enchanting adventure will transport audiences to a magical world of awe and wonder. Bring the whole family to Colorados most joyful holiday tradition. 
Thursday, December 04
Boulder
A Broadway Christmas Carol CU - University Theatre
at 07:30 PM
By Kathy Feininger |

If Charles Dickens had huddled with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Matt Stone and Trey Parker to write a holiday show, they just might have come up with A Broadway Christmas Carol. Simultaneously irreverent and respectful, the play offers a fresh, hilarious and charmingly recognizable retelling of Dickens classic holiday ghost story, complete with new lyrics to famous Broadway show tunes. CU Presents | cutheatre.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Denver
REASON Premieres in Denver WorkISpace
at 07:30 PM
Suicide is the #1 cause of death of US armed forces. "REASON" is about a radical Pentagon-funded attempt to use Mindfulness Training to treat PTSD - www.REASONonSTAGE.org - Preview 12/4 at 7:30pm. Open: 12/5 at 7:30pm - Thur-Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 2pm - Dec 4 - 21 tickets will be available for each performance; 1st come 1st serve. www.REASONonSTAGE.org. work | space at The Laundry on Lawrence, 2701 Lawrence St, Denver. 
Friday, December 05
Boulder
SmithKlein Gallery Presents New Works by Hilario Gutierrez SmithKlein Gallery 1116 Pearl Street
at 02:00 PM
Stop by to see new works by contemporary acrylic painter Hilario Gutierrez, Friday December 5th from 2-6 p.m. at SmithKlein Gallery. Hilario believes in order to successfully create a piece of art, he must seek out and interpret all the influences that pass through his conscious and subconscious self. These influences, what he calls the ethereal chaos of his spirit, allow him an endless flow of creativity and give his art authority and truthfulness. The show will continue through the end of Dec. 
American Sun, Mexican Moon Rising Tide Tattoo & Gallery
at 07:00 PM
Rising Tide Tattoo & Gallery is excited to be hosting the artwork of Walt McDonald and D'Jene Toure Lerma, two renowned tattoo artists and painters who divide their time between Colorado and Mexico. You can join us on Friday, December 5th from 7:00pm-10:00pm to celebrate this great collaborative show, "American Sun, Mexican Moon", showcasing art from both sides of the border. The show will continue through the month of December; however, the opening reception should not be missed!

 
Fresh CU - Irey Theatre
at 07:30 PM
An informal showing of works by student choreographers. CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Denver
Holiday Miniatures Show at Abend Gallery Abend Gallery
at 05:00 PM
These miniature paintings sized 10 x 10 and smaller represent a broad variety of artistic styles and subject matter. Over 100 artists displaying over 500 paintings plus artist demonstrations on December 6, 13 and 20 from 11 am to 3pm. December 5 - 31 - Reception: Friday, December 5, 5-8 p.m. Abend Gallery, 2260 E Colfax Ave., Denver. 303-355-0950 | 800-288-3726. Hours: Tue-Sat, 10 - 6pm. www.abendgallery.com 
Vintage Theatre presents Miss Saigon Vintage Theatre
at 07:30 PM
Based on theoperaMadame Butterfly by Puccini and set in 1970s Saigon during the Vietnam War, "Miss Saigon" similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance between a Vietnamese bar waitress and an American G.I. Dec 5, 2014 Feb 1, 2015, Fri/Sat at 7:30 p.m.; Sun at 2:30 p.m.; Sat. Jan.11 and 31 at 2:30 p.m.; Mon, Dec 15 @ 7:30 p.m.; Thur, Jan 29 at 7:30 p.m. . 303-856-7830 or www.vintagetheatre.com - Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St., Aurora. 
A Colorado Choir Christmas Augustana Lutheran
at 07:30 PM
The Colorado Choir performs its 38th annual Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. December 5 (open reception immediately following) and 12/6 at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave. in Denver - @ 303-892-5922 or www.augustanaarts.org. Featuring "Holy is God" by CPE Bach and works by Olaf F. Melius and Paul Christiansen. More information at www.coloradochoir.org.

 
Fort Collins
The Center for Fine Art Photography Hosts OPEN, an Exhibition wi The Center for Fine Art Photography
at 10:00 AM
From Dec.5-Jan.10, the Center for Fine Art Photography will host OPEN, a series juried by publisher and editor Shane Lavalette. Opening reception for this series will take place Fri., Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. This event is open, public welcome. 
Join the Center for Fine Art Photography in Welcoming Photograph The Center for Fine Art Photography
at 10:00 AM
From Dec. 5- Feb 20, The Center for Fine Art Photography will host Photographer Rafael Golchains I am My Family series, a collective work featuring Goldchain himself dressed as his various ancestors. From Polish-Jewish roots, Goldchain seeks to re-embody his ancestors by adopting their makeup, hairstyles and clothing. Each photo speaks to a specific identity, some being women in wedding dresses, some being trumpet players in blazers. As with most events at the Center, this unique exhibit is open 
Join the Center for Fine Art Photography in a First Friday Celeb The Center for Fine Art Photography
at 05:00 PM
On Fri., Dec. 5, the Center for Fine Art Photography will host a First Friday celebration, during which time the public can mingle with and talk to Rafael Goldchain and artists from the OPEN exhibition. Rafael Goldchain will give an artist talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception from 6-8 p.m. As with most events at the Center, this night is open to the public. Come join the Center for a night of wine, cheese and social atmosphere! 
Lakewood
Timothy P. & the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers Lakewood Cultural Center
at 07:30 PM
Toe tappin, red-hot pickin holiday extravaganza. Featuring some of the regions finest Western, bluegrass and folk musicians, Timothy P. & the Rocky Mountain Stocking Stuffers guarantee an eclectic mix of singin, strummin and fiddlin. Tickets at www.Lakewood.org/LCCPresents, 303-987-7845. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6 @ 7:30pm and Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 7 @ 2pm. 
World Premiere of The Familiars Edge Theatre
at 08:00 PM
An original work by local playwright Ellen K. Graham. A comedy about what traditions are worth keeping and what happens when we step off the holiday hamster wheel. The Edge Theater presents The Familiars - Dec. 5 - 28, Fri./Sat. @ 8 p.m.; Sun. Dec. 7, 14, & 21 @ 6 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 21 & 28 @ 2 p.m. Industry Night, Dec. 22 @ 8 p.m. Dec. 22. 303-232-0363 or www.theedgetheater.com. The Edge Theatre, 1560 Teller St., Suite 200, Lakewood- 80214. Parking provided. 
Saturday, December 06
Boulder
The Last Avatar Feature Film Sneak Preview Screenings: Dec 6th-7 eTown Hall
at 02:00 PM
Screenings at 2:00pm, 4:30pm, and 7:00pm on both the 6th and 7th of december. You can enjoy Love, magic, mystery, prophecy, conspiracy, psychics, underground cities, the Illuminati, Light Bodies and much more. The Last Avatar tells the story of the emergence of Kalki Avatar. 
Friday, December 12
Denver
Landmark Art Exhibition at Gallery 1261 Gallery 1261
at 06:00 PM
Gallery 1261 presents East and East Alternative Visions, a landmark exhibition dedicated to contemporary master painters Quang Ho and Vincent Xeus. The exhibition will be on display from December 12, 2014 to January 24, 2015. This exhibition offers a once-in-a-generation survey on two of the most imaginative and groundbreaking artists. Opening reception on Dec 12, 6-9 pm. 1261 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204. 303-571-1261 - www.gallery1261.com - Hours Tues Sat 11am 6pm. 
Sunday, December 14
Boulder
Sugar Loaf Community Craft Show Lower Fire Station, 1360 Sugarloaf Road
at 10:00 AM
Support Local Mountain Artists!! In addition to the art &craft show there will be a bake sale, community table and kids craft area. 
Denver
Stories on Stage presents "Making Merry" King Center
at 01:30 PM
Saturday, December 13th - 2:00pm
Boulder Library Theater (1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder)
AND
Sunday, December 14th - 1:30pm & 6:30pm
King Center, Auraria Campus (855 Lawrence Way, Denver)
You can give a warm welcome to some of your favorite Stories on Stage actors as they share songs and stories of the season in our annual holiday funfest.
Be entertained by GerRee Hinshaw, Erin Rollman and Erik Sandvold performing holiday stories. Plus music from Gary Grundei. 
Youth CoCoCo Wash Park Center for Music and Arts
at 07:00 PM
The Playground is so active in the schools, encouraging young people to write chamber music. In the 2013-2014 season, our Very Young Composers efforts were responsible for the creation of 90 pieces of new music by Colorado young people.
For the past nine years The Playgrounds Colorado Composers Concert (CoCoCo) has featured music written by Colorado Composers. We have always held at least one spot on that concert for a K12 aged composer but we are receiving too many pieces 
Lakewood
Stories on Stage presents Making Merry King Center
at 01:30 PM
Give a warm welcome to some of your favorite Stories on Stage actors as they share songs and stories of the season in our annual holiday funfest. 303-494-0523 or www.storiesonstage.org. December 13 @ 2pm @ the Canyon Theatre at the Boulder Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder. December 14 @ 1:30pm and 6:30pm @ the King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Denver on the Auraria Campus.
 
Thursday, December 18
Denver
Cafe des Arts - Paths of Faith Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance (ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "Paths of Faith: Chemins de Compostelle and Vezelay from the Middle Ages to Today." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English on this interesting topic followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Friday, January 16
Boulder
Including You CU - ATLAS Black Box
at 07:30 PM
This combined BFA/MFA production choreographed by Millie Heckler and Megan Odom, explores the fusion of modern, contemporary and aerial dance, as well as physical theater, video artistry, live music and bubble-wrap installations. The work explores how alienation and fetishism in modern society can lead to the investigation of an honest reality of the individual within mass culture and society. CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Thursday, January 22
Boulder
Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane Dance Company CU - Macky Auditorium
at 07:30 PM
Choreographed to some of the worlds best-loved and most seminal works of classical music Mozart, Ravel, Schubert and performed with live musicians, Bill T. Jones astonishingly original, muscular work, Play and Play, is dance like youve never seen it before. Winner of two Tony Awards and recipient of a MacArthur genius grant, Jones has continually expanded the possibilities of dance. CU Presents | cupresents.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Wednesday, January 28
Boulder
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds CU - Loft Theatre
at 07:30 PM
By Paul Zindel,
Directed by Amy Osatinski |

Paul Zindell's Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of Tillie, a bright young girl in 1970s America whose mother is mentally ill. As she works on the eponymous research, she and her disabled sister Ruth discover that sometimes, the only person you can count on is yourself. A classic story of discovery, love, family and the harm parents can inflict on their children. CU Presents | cutheatre.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Thursday, January 29
Denver
Cafe des Arts - Paris of the 19th Century Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance(ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "Paris of the 19th Century: Events and policies that shaped the most important city of all time." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Friday, January 30
Boulder
Tune Absinthe House
at 07:00 PM
Passionate about American vernacular forms, MFA candidate Erinn Liebhard uses dance and live music to dig in and get down, investigating how people connect to themselves, others, and their world through rhythmic, socially driven movement and familiar beats. CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Monday, February 02
Denver
Twentieth Century Masterpieces for String Quartet: Bartok and Re Regis University - Peter Claver Recital Hall
at 07:00 PM
The two string quartets on this program, written nearly fifty years apart, showcase the two composers prodigious gifts. They also give two radically different perspectives on World War II.
Reich's Different Trains
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich helped to redefine music in the mid-twentieth century with his minimalist innovations. His 1988 work Different Trains, for string quartet and pre-recorded performance tape, contains Reichs typical driving rhythms 
Friday, February 13
Boulder
Tartuffe CU - University Theatre
at 07:30 PM
By Moliere,
Directed by Lynn Nichols |

French playwright Moliere's comic masterpiece skewers religious hypocrisy, mindless piety and sexual deceit was so daring at the time of its writing that audience members could be excommunicated for seeing it. Tartuffe tells how a man of the cloth worms his way into the gullible heart of Orgon, a rich family man, and tries to take him for all he has. It takes a desperate trap by Orgon's wife Elmire to expose the imposter. 
Catapult CU - Irey Theatre
at 07:30 PM
The unique and burgeoning artists of this years BFA class Jamie Holzman, Kayla Smallcanyon, Michaela Moore and Alberta Schulman bring their physical and theoretical research to life through artfully crafted works that employ improvisation, detailed gesture, playful theatricality, and abandoned ferocity. CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Friday, February 20
Denver
Ballet MasterWorks Ellie Caulkins Opera House
at 07:30 PM
Dont miss this collection of works from the masters of music and dance showcasing Colorado Ballet dancers' artistry and athleticism and powerful live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Ballet MasterWorks includes Concerto Barocco, by George Balanchine and music by Johann Sebastian Bach; Fancy Free, by Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein; and a new work. This masterpiece of innovative ballets showcases Colorado Ballet's raw talent. 
Thursday, February 26
Denver
Cafe des Arts - Degas Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance(ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "Degas: An eccentric genius." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Wednesday, March 04
Boulder
The Hothouse CU - Acting Studio
at 07:30 PM
By Harold Pinter,
Acting Studio/509 student production,
Directed by Stephanie Spector |

Mayhem and murder haunt Pinter's classic absurdist black comedy, set in an ambiguous institution that may be a rest home or a sanatorium, where the anonymous residents/patients are referred to only by numbers. CU Theatre & Dance | cutheatre.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Friday, March 06
Boulder
Open Space CU - Irey Theatre
at 07:30 PM
A concert curated by the students of the CU Dance Connection. CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Wednesday, March 11
Boulder
The Trial of God CU - Loft Theatre
at 07:30 PM
By Elie Wiesel,
Directed by Roxxy Duda |

Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel's tragic farce tells the tale of the survivors of a terrible pogrom decide to put God on trial for the suffering of the Jews. CU Theatre & Dance | cutheatre.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Friday, March 13
Boulder
Cosi fan tutte CU - Macky Auditorium
at 07:30 PM
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mozarts witty opera buffa follows 24 hours in the lives of two beautiful sisters whose scandalous infidelities make for a comic romp that was considered too hot for audiences even in the early 20th century. Featuring some of the composers most sumptuous arias, duets, and ensemble pieces make for a decadent and enchanting evening of opera. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 
Thursday, March 26
Denver
Cafe des Arts - Lascaux and Prehistoric Art Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance(ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "Lascaux and Prehistoric Art: The Dawn of Thinking." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Friday, March 27
Denver
Peter and the Wolf Newman Ctr for Performing Arts
at 07:30 PM
Colorado Ballet will close out its 2014-2015 season with Peter and the Wolf, choreographed by Michael Smuin. This irresistible family adventure includes Prokofievs familiar music, lively dancing and a spirited narration of the classic childrens story that demonstrates true bravery and imagination. With the help of his animal friends, clever young Peter captures a menacing wolf and becomes the hero of his village. This production opens with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No.1. 
Friday, April 03
Boulder
En CU - ATLAS Black Box
at 07:30 PM
Delving within the different realms of Earth and the greater universe, En re-imagines what it means to exist in space. Anderson's work dives into subterranean existence, mixing her passion for science fiction and fierce physicality into an otherworldly dance multi-media work. Through movement that ranges from the subtle to the explosive, Pietruszka asks, "How can we find happiness and community with each other through an awareness of our physical universe?" CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org 
Friday, April 10
Boulder
Jesus Christ Superstar CU - University Theatre
at 07:30 PM
By Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice,
Directed by Cecilia Pang |

Ever since the controversial rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice was released as a concept album in 1970, it has enflamed the passions of critics and fans alike. The story of Jesus of Nazareth during his final days plunges deep into the hearts of the men and women, from Judas Iscariot to Mary Magdalene to Pontius Pilate, who played a part in one of the most momentous stories ever told. Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Friday, April 17
Boulder
The Current CU - Irey Theatre
at 07:30 PM
"The Current" showcases the varied and vital works of the CU dance faculty and the programs exciting guest artist series, including this years Roser artist, Millicent Johnnie. Johnnie has performed with Urban Bush Women, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and choreographed for Grammy Award-winning artists Usher Raymond, Chrisette Michele, and Los Hombres Calientes. CU Theatre & Dance | cudance.org | Box Office: 303-492-8008 
Thursday, April 23
Boulder
L'incoronazione di Poppea CU - Music Theater
at 07:30 PM
By Claudio Monteverdi |

Monteverdi's drama about sex, crime and realpolitik during the debauched reign of the Roman Emperor Nero, turning conventional morality on its head - virtue is punished and greed rewarded. The score soars but the sensual duet between Nero and his lover - eventually wife - Poppea, Pur ti miro, pur ti godo - meaning, "I gaze at you, I possess you" - is the piece de resistance. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. 
Saturday, April 25
Denver
The Colorado Composers Concert (CoCoCo) Metropolitan State University of Denver - Kenneth King Concert H
at 07:30 PM
Now in its Ninth year, the Playground's annual Colorado Composers Concert (CoCoCo) showcases chamber music written by residents of Colorado and students at Colorado higher education institutions. 
Thursday, April 30
Denver
Cafe des Arts - Trains in France Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance(ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "Trains in France: Stations, design, movement, and organization." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Thursday, May 28
Denver
Cafe des Arts - The Musee d'Orsay Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance(ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "The Musee d'Orsay: A Century of Ideas and Thought." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Thursday, June 25
Denver
Cafe des Arts - Revolution! Alliance Francaise de Denver
at 06:00 PM
You can join historic French nonprofit, the Alliance(ah-lee-ahnce) Francaise (fran-sez) de Denver for, "Revolution: Art Changes Around the French Revolution." Local French artist, Frederick Pichon, will present a lecture in English followed by a discussion and Q & A. Tickets and details at 303-831-0304 or at afdenver.org. 
Friday, January 06
Boulder
Teen Game Night Boulder Public Library
at 04:00 PM
Teen Game Night has something for every gamer! Teen Game Night has something for every gamer -- from old-school board games one week to computer games and Wii activities the next week. All teens are welcome to bring games to share or enjoy the games already on-hand, every Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the BPL Teen Space at the Main Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd. Information: 303-441-3099 or www.boulderteens.org. 
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