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Calendars on line Concert Calendar KGNU Presents Arts Calendar Events Calendar
Arts Calendar
 
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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Event Location Extra info
Thursday, December 18
Boulder
Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe - Holiday Extravaganza Dairy Center for the Arts
at 07:30 PM
HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA SHOW!!! The Front deRanged Improv Comedy Troupe is comprised of artists who have performed in the countrys most impressive improvisational realms, including Second City, The Groundlings, Upright Citizens Brigade, Bovine Metropolis, and the OxyMorons at Area 45. Watch as players use your suggestions to create scenes, situations, and clever one-liners in an evening of unscripted, unbelievable, and unforgiving comedy. Presented by The Dairy. 
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, December 19
Denver
Colorado Womens Chorale Holiday Sing-Along Augustana Lutheran
at 07:30 PM
We'll all sing aloud as the CWC are joined by the Mile High Youth Choir for this new family tradition of a fun Sing Along through many favorite holiday songs such as, "Jingle Bells," "Joy to the World," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and many others. And be advised that Santa sightings are possible! Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Augustana Lutheran Church, 5000 E. Alameda Ave., Denver. 303-388-4962 or www.augustanaarts.org 
Magnificat - Music for the Season Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St.
at 07:30 PM
The program begins with Bachs Magnificat in D Major, featuring soloists, a choir of 95 voices and the 46 musicians of the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (JSO), Dr. William Morse, music director, and organ under the baton of conductor Christine Gaudreau. Dec 19 at 7:30pm, at Central Presbyterian Church, 1660 Sherman St, Denver. Dec 20 at 4:30pm at Rockland Community Church, 17 S Mt Vernon Country Club Rd, Golden. Tickets online at www.evergreenchorale.org or call 303-674-4002. Suitab 
Saturday, December 20
Denver
29th Annual Winter Solabration 5925 West 32nd Ave.
at 06:00 PM
You can Solabrate at the 29th Annual Winter Solabration - Denver's unique holiday celebration. Wassail, singing, and dancing for all. Plus great entertainment - Bryan Connolly Extreme Juggling, storyteller Susan Marie Frontczak, the Maroon Bells Morris Dancers, the Solstice Sword Dancers, a Mummers' Play, and a performance by Planina, Denver's Balkan chorus. On Saturday, December 20th, from 6 to 11:30 p.m. at the Sons of Italy Hall, 5925 West 32nd Avenue. Tickets and more info at wsolstice.org 
Saturday, December 27
Aurora
Ignite Theatre presents Dreamgirls Aurora Fox
at 07:30 PM
In the 1960s three friends form The Dreamettes and learn hard lessons about love, trust and the changing tastes of the American public. "Dreamgirls" features the unforgettable hits "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," "One Night Only" and "Listen." Dec 27 - Jan 18, Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:30pm & Mon, Jan 5 at 7:30pm. 720-362-2697 or www.ignitetheatre.com - Ignite Theatre @ the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 East Colfax Avenue. 
Saturday, January 03
Boulder
Bolder Acts "24 Hour Theatre" January Performance Nomad Theater
at 07:00 PM
Four short plays written, rehearsed and produced in 24 hours. Our theatre format can be hilarious, poignant, and are always original. All the directors, actors and playwrights are randomly drawn from our ensemble and guests. The plays have only one common link a song lyric. The playwrights have 14 hours to write a play. The actors and directors have only 10 hours to rehearse and get the play ready and then perform it. These plays are performed only one time, this is the chance! 
Friday, January 09
Boulder
Blackbird and the Storm - the Audubon tour Chautauqua Community House
at 07:30 PM
Blackbird and the Storm have teamed up with the local Boulder Audubon Society to create a special musical tour celebrating birdsong! The melodies, rhythms, and folklore of birdsong serve as the source of songwriting inspiration for this unique musical project. Field recordings of birdsong and other natural sounds loop throughout the music to create a truly original soundscape. A percentage of ticket sales for this show will be donated to the Boulder Audubon chapter. 
Wednesday, January 14
Boulder
Ralphie May Boulder Theater
at midnight
Doors: 6:30 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Age Policy: Ages 18+ 
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 
Saturday, January 17
Denver
Stories on Stage - Every Stanza Tells a Story Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa
at 01:30 PM
These unusual tales are by turns touching, romantic, wickedly funny and chock full of surprises! January 17 @ 1:30 and 7:30pm. Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Dr. in Denver. 303-494-0523 or www.storiesonstage.org 
Sunday, January 18
Denver
Jazz Night Out featuring Dotsero Jazz @ Jack's
at 05:00 PM
A night of music by Dotsero in a true nightclub setting. The event will raise funds to support City Strings, a music instruction program serving at-risk students in low-income neighborhoods. Silent auction and reception; performance sets by Dotsero and presentations. January 18, 5-8pm at Jazz @ Jacks at the Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St. #320, Denver. Tickets provide a significant donation to the program. augustanaarts.org or 303-388-4962.
 
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
Aurora
Phamaly Theatre Company presents The Fantasticks Aurora Fox
at 07:30 PM
Romantic musical of two young lovers, their meddling fathers and the wall that divides them. Jan 29Feb 15 at the Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave. Fri/Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun 2/8 & 2/15 @ 2pm & Mon, 2/9 @ 7:30pm. Audio & Sign Interpret, 2/8 @ 2pm. Feb 27-March 1 @ Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. Sensory friendly performance (for patrons with Autism and their families) Feb 1 at 11am at the Aurora Fox - 303-739-1970 or www.phamaly.org 
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. 
Monday, May 11
Denver
David Sedaris Paramount Theatre
at midnight
7:30 PM
Wheelchair accessible seating available
 
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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