Weekend Arts Roundup: Rob Schneider, ‘Pierrot Lunaire’ and more

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If you're looking for something to do this weekend, CPR is here to help.

In our weekly segment, Arts Editor Chloe Veltman joins Ryan Warner on Colorado Matters to talk about some of the weekend's best cultural happenings around the state.

Photo: Gary Shteyngart
Satirical novelist Gary Shteyngart reflects on his Jewish upbringing in the USSR in the memoir "Little Failure," which he will give a live readng from at CU Boulder on Feb. 20.

The Playground Ensemble: “Pierrot Lunaire”
Thursday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton Hall at the Newman Center, Denver
Friday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Boulder First Presbyterian Church, Denver
The Playground Ensemble, a Denver-based chamber music group, takes on the dark and challenging melodrama “Pierrot Lunaire” by Arnold Schoenberg, adapted from the symbolist poetry of Albert Giraud.

Photo: Rob Schneider
SNL star Rob Schneider performs stand-up at Comedy Works this weekend.

cmDance presents: Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout 2014
Friday, Feb. 21 - Sunday, Feb. 23
Denver Turnverein, Denver

Community-Minded Dance, a Denver-based community outreach organization for dance, brings instructors from all over the world to teach and perform the Balboa, an intimate swing dance style from the west coast that reached its height of popularity in the 1930s, and is making a big comeback.

“Saddle Up Saturdays” Duelling Western art
Saturday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m.
White Gallery, Sangre de Cristo (SDC) Arts Center, Pueblo
Part of SDC’s Art Invitational series, this juried show features western art pieces from 31 different artists, along with a duelling artist live-painting competition and complimentary rum tasting.