Sunrise in Autumn on the Spanish Peaks, c. 1890-1895, by Charles Partridge Adams (1858-1942), oil on canvas, Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

(Photo: Courtesy of the Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art

“Colorado Art Survey IX”
April 11 - 30, 2015
Kirkland Museum, Denver

This is the Kirkland Museum’s annual exhibition of Colorado art history, pulling from their collection of over 5,000 paintings from 500 Colorado artists. This year’s display features work from 1870s to the 2000s, while showcasing 19 pieces that have never before been shown to the public.

"Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan"
April 17, 7 p.m.
Sie Film Center, Denver

This screening of “Hafu,” a 2003 documentary by Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takag that chronicles the modern social politics of mixed races in Japan, is followed by a panel discussion with those who have lived the experience first-hand.

“Gladius the Show”
April 18 - 19
Westernaires Equestrian Arena @ Jeffco Fairground, Golden

"Gladius the Show" is an epic equestrian performance featuring more than 20 horses, Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics and theatrical battles on horseback between Romanesque warriors.  

Apr. 18 - May 24
The Betsy Stage, Denver

Written and directed by Samantha McDermott, “Beth” is a time-warp twist on William Shakespeare's “Macbeth” set in 1920s Paris that takes a look at gender dynamics in the art world.

Timmi Lasley and Sam Provenzano in "Preciosity" 

(Photo: Courtesy of Josiah Hesse)

April 18-19
The Savoy At Curtis Park

In this piece of interactive satirical theater directed by Michael Emmitt, the audience follows two 17th-century French aristocrats around an art gallery, learning a lesson in artistic etiquette from those who know the least about it.