Weekend Arts Roundup: Art and sports collide, mountain Celtic jam and more

· Jul. 17, 2014, 6:05 am
Photo: Game Changer(Photo: Courtesy of the artist and Peter Freeman, Inc. New York /Paris)
Untitled (Ping Pong) by David Adamo
July 17 – September 14
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
This exhibition presents works by 12 artists who take a reflective and often critical look at the influence of competitive sports on our lives. The show explores how we spend our leisure time and money as well as how we create and define our individual and collective identities.
July 18, 8:00 p.m.
Buntport Theater, Denver
Hosts Andrew Orvedahl and Robert Rutherford present actors, comedians, musicians, writers and other creative types telling true stories from their lives, centered on a monthly theme. The theme for this show is “Taking a Stand.”
Photo: ColcannonJason Hallmark
July 17, 6:00 p.m.
Harry A. Nottingham Park, Avon
The award-winning, Colorado-based ensemble visits the Vail Valley for this free, outdoor Irish music concert.
July 18 - 20
Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre, Denver (18) and The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder (19 and 20)
This dance theater piece combines the journeys of women from childhood through adulthood. It celebrates women from different backgrounds, cultures, economic standings and explores how, as a “Race of Women,” all women are connected.
July 19 - 20
Sloan’s Lake Park, Denver
A celebration of Asian culture, this annual event features two Taste of Asia food courts, traditional and contemporary arts performances on five stages, and nearly 50 teams racing dragon boats across the lake.
June 20 - October 5
Clyfford Still Museum, Denver
This exhibition introduces the field of art conservation and its fundamental goals and values. Every other Tuesday during the course of the exhibition visitors can interact with Clyfford Still Museum conservators as they work on paintings in the galleries.
July 19, 10:00 a.m.
Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver
Experience a traditional tea ceremony, considered the epitome of Japanese life, inside an authentic Japanese Tea House and Japanese Garden.
June 18, 7:00 p.m.
PACE Center for the Arts, Parker
Physical comedian Reid Belstock and juggler Warren Hammond, who met at the Boulder Juggling Club, have teamed up to present a humorous show that has garnered the duo comparisons to Abbott and Costello.
July 17, 7:30 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison
The Colorado Symphony backs DeVotchKa, the Denver-based multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble, and South African singer-songwriter Gregory Alan Isakov for sets at Red Rocks. Nederland folk quintet Elephant Revival opens the show, which also includes an appearance by young musicians from Denver’s El Sistema music education program.
July 16 – September 7
Vintage Theatre, Denver
The classic Tennessee Williams play returns to Vintage Theatre, featuring many of the original award-winning cast members from the original 2008 run.

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