Weekend Arts Roundup: Actors gather in Denver, ‘shrooms sprout in Telluride and more

August 14, 2014
Photo: Colorado Theatre Festival
Actors from Aurora's Ignite Theatre perform at the 2013 Colorado Theatre Festival
August 13 – 16
Newman Center for Theatre Education, Denver
A gathering of community theater groups from around Colorado, this event features workshops for performers and 10 public performances. Shows include Bolder Acts’ “Spoon River Anthology” and Ignite Theatre’s production of “Rent.”
August 12 - 19
Sie FilmCenter, Denver
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese presents this series of 21 restored cinema classics from some of Poland’s most accomplished filmmakers, spanning the period from 1957–1987.
Photo: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Gabriela Quintero and Rodrigo Sanchez of Rodrigo y Gabriela
August 17, 7:30 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela bring their instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to the Red Rocks stage, joined by Denver folk/indie rock musician Nathaniel Rateliff.              
August 15 – 19
Telluride
At Telluride’s 33rd annual celebration of fungi, the theme is “Mushroom Science.” Events include fungal DNA analysis, guided mushroom forays and culinary tastings from celebrity chefs.
August 16, 8:00 p.m.
The Dairy Center for the Arts Performance Space, Boulder
Stand-up comedian Chuck Roy headlines this LGBT comedy show featuring Jordan Wieleba, Kendra Thompson and Debbie Scheer - all staples of Denver's LGBT comedy scene.
August 15, 7:00 p.m., August 17, 3:00 p.m.
Steamboat Springs High School Auditorium, Steamboat Springs
The Northwest Colorado opera company presents this Giuseppe Verdi comedy about the thwarted, sometimes farcical, efforts of the fat knight, Sir John Falstaff, to seduce two married women for mercenary reasons.
August 7 – September 14
Vintage Theatre, Aurora
The tumultuous relationship between Hollywood director Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand unfolds in this classic Jerry Herman comedic musical.
August 1 - 31
Cottonwood Center for the Arts, Colorado Springs
This month-long juried art exhibition features equine paintings, photography and sculpture from 27 national and local artists.
August 16 – 17
Downtown Golden
This juried show features more than 130 artists in a variety of media, including ceramic arts, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and 2D, along with art activities for kids, food vendors and live performances on two main stages. Featured performers include jazz and blues guitarist Steve Glotzer and gypsy swing band Gypsy Cattle Drive.
August 16, 7:30 p.m.
Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, Arvada
This preview of the Colorado Ballet’s 2014-2015 season features pieces from several ballets including “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Dracula.” The performance closes with Sandra Brown’s “The Last Beat,” which premiered at the company’s “Ballet Director’s Choice” program earlier this year and includes music by DeVotchKa. 

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