Looking to take in some Colorado arts and culture with your family?
CPR’s Arts Bureau shares a few cultural events happening across the state that the entire family can enjoy this May and June.
(Photo: Courtesy of Denver Chalk Art Festival)Denver Chalk Art Festival
May 31 - June 1
Walk the streets of Denver’s historic Larimer Square while enjoying live music and a kaleidoscope of artwork chalked onto the pavement by more than 200 professional, amateur and student artists.
Oh Heck Yeah
June 7 - July 26, every Thursday and Saturday, 6 to 11 p.m.
Champa Street, from 16th Street Mall to 14th Street
Oh Heck Yeah transforms downtown Denver streets into an immersive street arcade, beaming you and your family into alternate gaming worlds via flat-panel display screens, building projections, street art, social media and the web.
Theatre-Hikes Colorado presents “Alice in Wonderland”
Select dates June 7- July 6, 11 a.m.
Have a theatrical experience as you and your family hike through Boulder’s Chautauqua Park and take part in an outdoor adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice and Wonderland” that moves along the trails as you do.
(Photo: Courtesy of Jeff Finkelstein)Boulder Opera’s “Operamania!”
May 17 at 12 & 2 p.m., May 18 at 1 p.m.
Canyon Theatre at the Boulder Public Library
This hour-long presentation of scenes from “Cinderella,” “Magic Flute,” “Carmen” and “Regina” offers Colorado families the chance to experience the arias, larger-than-life characters and action of these beloved operas up close.
June 14, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. & June 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Springs Spree returns to Colorado Springs’ Memorial Park for its 37th year with a weekend of live music. The event features more than 60 local bands, arts and crafts vendors, specialty food booths, a carnival and more.
Off to See the Wizard: Arts and Science Exhibition
Buell Children’s Museum
Now through May 31
Families can play together in this “Wizard of Oz”-themed interactive exhibit that highlights the properties of weather, space, solids and liquids, geocaching and nature.