Weekend Arts Roundup: Fighting pastors, burlesque festival and more
July 10, 7 p.m.
Academy Award Winning Director Daniel Junge and director Bryan Storkel present a feature documentary about the confluence of Christianity and mixed martial arts, including ministries which train fighters.
July 11 – September 13
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Galleries Of Contemporary Art (GOCA) 121 Gallery, Colorado Springs
Inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s famous "36 Views of Mt. Fuji" series of woodblock prints, this exhibition includes pieces from 10 artists living and working in the Pikes Peak region.
July 6 – September 21
Denver Art Museum, Denver
Featuring around 70 woodblock prints ranging in date from 1901 to 2001, this exhibition explores the changing styles and art movements developed by Japanese printmakers during the 20th century.
July 10 – 13
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, Denver
Join local, national and international burlesque performers for four days of live singing, dancing, comedy and late night parties.
July 12, 7 p.m.
Cherokee Castle and Ranch, Sedalia
A concert featuring three pianists with different backgrounds: multiple Grammy-nominated crossover pianist Liz Story, award-winning, Denver-based contemporary concert pianist Lisa Downing and special guest, rock n’ roll pianist Bob Baker.
July 13 and 19, Tour: 11:30 a.m., performance: 2:30 p.m.
Hear tales of a Wild West town’s most notorious characters while touring historic sites. Finish the afternoon with a performance of Central City Opera’s “Dead Man Walking,” a work by Jake Heggie based on the award-winning book and movie by the same name.
July 13, 9 p.m.
Ogden Theatre, Denver
The ex-Fugees member and eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer returns to Colorado in support of two singles, “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” and “Consumerism,” released in the last year.
July 10 - September 30
International Bridge, Vail
The Denver artist’s series of sculptures, consisting of looping bronze branches that create simple interlocking rings of lines, are on loan to the Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places program through the end of September.
July 12, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Civic Center Park, Fort Collins
This inaugural outdoor festival showcases Colorado food, wineries, chocolatiers and musicians, including an acoustic performance by headliner Rachel James of Rachel and The Kings, accompanied by guitarist Dave Preston.
July 12, 7:30 p.m.
Salida High School Auditorium, Salida
Salida Aspen Concerts presents a piano trio with the young Chinese pianist Han Chen and friends from the Aspen Music Festival & School.
July 10 - 20
Garner Galleria Theatre, Denver
This award-winning musical comedy tells the story of a hapless American cyclist and his wild ride through the French countryside.
July 10 - August 15
Plus Gallery, Denver
A group exhibition featuring more than 25 artists, “Super Human” explores portraiture in contemporary art through small-scale 2D works, a trio of motion-based artworks and a sculpture by artist Roger Reutimann.
July 12, 1 p.m.
PACE Center, Parker
Now in its third year, this festival features three outdoor stages, gourmet food trucks, a beer garden and headlining band Vertical Horizon.
July 11 – 13
City Park West, Denver
A staple of the Colorado arts calendar, this three-day festival returns for its 28th year with music, dance, theatre, literature and food from local, national and international artists. Highlights include the Art Garden, featuring works by local artists Oyedele Oginga and James Dixon and three stages showcasing a variety of dance, drumming, music and other performing arts.
July 10 – 20
The Carsen Theatre, Boulder
This play by Rajiv Josef, a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist for “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo,” follows the intersecting lives of two childhood friends to compare the scars and physical calamities that keep drawing them together over 30 years.