Weekend Arts Roundup: Singing to the sun, a bike tour of Durango farms and more
August 24, 4:00 p.m.
Cranmer Park, Denver
Colorado musicians Petals of Spain, Nathan Brasil and more perform their favorite songs about the sun. Proceeds from this benefit concert go toward the renovation of Cranmer Park’s plaza and sundial, which has stood since the 1966. Listen to and read about the project in a Colorado Matters interview here. And check out OpenAir's curated sun songs playlist here.
August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts
During this intimate conversation with the stepsister and childhood friend of iconic World War II diarist Anne Frank, Eva Schloss recounts the discovery and publication of Frank’s famed diary and gleans insight into her life and times.
August 14 - September 13
David B. Smith Gallery, Denver
This solo exhibition is the Brazilian artist’s first show in Colorado. “Materia Radiante” features a new body of work by Novelli in a range of media including paintings on canvas, drawings on paper, digital works and metagraphic maps that employ a combination of text and visual elements.
This day-long, annual event invites cyclists to bike through Durango gardens and local farms, learning about agricultural practices along the way. This tour ends at Ska Brewing Company with a local ingredient lunch, drinks and live music from bluegrass band La La Bones.
August 21 - 23
Various locations, Denver
Now in its second year, this comedy festival includes stand-up, live podcast recording, and open mic events from 65 comics, including Josh Blue, former TBS late-night host Pete Holmes and Denver native T.J. Miller.
August 23 - 24
Oriental Theater, Denver
This festival features movies by local and international filmmakers, including 15 of Denver independant filmmaker David Quakenbush’s short films, as well as sideshow acts like Walter the Fire Eater and Miss Claire Voyant.
August 24, 6:00 p.m.
Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder
For the 65th consecutive year, the Boulder Timberliners Barbershop Chorus hosts an evening of barbershop singing at Chautauqua Auditorium. The University of Colorado’s CU Buffoons are this year’s featured group, and will be joined by the International Medal-winning chorus Sound of the Rockies, High Country Women's Chorus and a 250-person mass chorus. Read a CPR News story about the festival here.
August 15 - September 6
Mary Miller Theater, Lafayette
Written by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient and Pulitzer Prize finalist Sarah Ruhl, this dark comedic play, directed by Theater Company of Lafayette’s Vonalda Utterback, follows the story of a woman who finds a misplaced cell phone after its owner has died.
August 20 – 24
This staple of the Ouray County summer arts calendar includes a free family concert, a traditional classical concert featuring the music of Eastern European composers Ernst von Dohnanyi, Béla Bartók and Antonín Dvořák, master classes and a dinner salon concert in a private home.
August 22, 7:00 p.m.
Dairy Center For the Arts, Boulder
Five local theater companies, including Boulder’s 5th Circle Productions and Denver’s Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, each perform a section – in their own style -- of the classic L. Frank Baum story, adapted for the stage.
August 22, 7:30 p.m.
Parker Arts Center, Parker
Comedy Works Entertainment presents two veteran stand-up comedians who have shared the stage with some of the country’s most popular comics including Craig Ferguson, Dave Chappelle and Larry the Cable Guy.