Weekend Arts Roundup: The hills are alive, sculptures take over the park and more

· Aug. 7, 2014, 6:00 am
August 9 - 10
Highland Heritage Park, Highlands Ranch
This annual festival centers around competition in three major categories— Highland dancing, piping and drumming, and traditional Scottish athletics. Other highlights include genealogy and clan history research, Scottish food and drink and music featuring Carlos Núñez, dubbed the “Jimi Hendrix of bagpipes.”
Photo: Chihuly Monet Pool Fiori(Photo: Courtesy of Denver Botanic Gardens)Unwind: H2O
August 7, 6:00 p.m.
Denver Botanic Gardens
Part of the Botanic Gardens’ new summer evening event series, “Unwind: H2O” features food, drinks and live music by roots band Stray Dog while viewing the Dale Chihuly glass art exhibition throughout the site.
August 9 - 10
Benson Sculpture Garden, Loveland
For one weekend, 2,000 pieces of sculpture created by 170 sculptors from around the world transform this Loveland park into a one of the largest outdoor juried exhibitions of three-dimensional artwork in the United States.
Photo: Central City Opera: Sound of Music(Photo: Courtesy of Kira Horvath)
Central City Opera’s "The Sound of Music" cast. Pictured Front to Back: Katherine Manley (Maria Rainer), Julie Tabash (Liesl), Troy Cook (Captain Georg von Trapp) and members of the Colorado Children’s Chorale as the von Trapp children.
August 2 - 10
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
The Central City Opera presents this classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, “The Story of the Trapp Family Singers.”
August 8 - 10
Sunrise Ranch, Loveland
This three-day festival features art, film, yoga and music, including New Orleans funk and jazz band Galactic and electronic/world fusion dance trio Beats Antique.
July 31 - August 23
Rock Ledge Ranch, Colorado Springs
This Colorado Springs theatre company presents one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays in an outdoor, “under-the-tent” setting.
August 9, 7:00 p.m.
Nomad Theatre, Boulder
See an excerpt from Bolder Acts’ competition production of "Edgar Lee Master' Spoon River Anthology," as well as short pieces from the theater ensemble’s “24 Hour Theatre” and “Emergence Theatre” formats.
August 9 and 10
Ridgway Town Park, Ridgway
The southwest Colorado mountain town hosts over 140 artists and vendors, presenting fine arts and original crafts, as well as food, local beers, and live entertainment.
August 7, 7:30pm
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
The Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter comes to Red Rocks in support of his fifth studio album, “Supernova.” Vocal and instrumental duo The Belle Brigade open the show.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake
August 4 – 30
Artists Robin Walters Ward and Gina Blickenstaff present a series of farm animal paintings inspired by photographs taken in the Colorado countryside.  

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