Weekend Arts Roundup: A celebration of Denver public art, music and movies in the mountains and more

August 28, 2014
Photo: National Velvet
"National Velvet," a public art piece by Denver artist John McEnroe, is the focus of Thursday's Big Red Street Fair in Denver. 
August 28, 6:00 p.m.
Highland Pedestrian Bridge, Denver
This celebration of beloved - and not so beloved - public art in Denver takes place at the base of Denver artist John McEnroe’s “National Velvet” sculpture. Sample red food and drink from local vendors and listen to haiku written by Denver residents.
Photo: Telluride Film Festival
Main Street in Telluride is the main site for the Telluride Film Festival this weekend. 
August 29 - Sepember 1
Various venues, Telluride
Filmmaker Guy Maddin and film and culture writer Kim Morgan guest direct this year’s iteration of the high-powered international film festival.
August 29 - 31
Snowmass Village, Aspen
Rock band Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, country singer Carrie Underwood and Colorado pop rock band OneRepublic headline three days of live music on three stages over the holiday weekend.
August 28 - September 6
work|space, Denver
In this original play by Denver playwright Ellen K. Graham, a woman who has spent her life doing the right thing realizes that not all rules are worth obeying and some bonds are made to be broken.
August 22 - September 1
Colorado State Fairgrounds, Pueblo
A Colorado tradition since 1869, this year’s Fair includes rodeos, concerts on five stages, and multiple performances from Olate Dogs, a team of trained poodle-mix dogs that won the America’s Got Talent competition in 2012.
July 18 - August 30
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins
This exhibition of emerging artists, juried by Center for Fine Art Photography Executive Director/Curator Hamidah Glasgow, returns for its fourth year with works from over 50 local and international photographers.
August 31, 3:30 p.m.
Zion Baptist Church, Denver
This Denver group, which was nominated as a finalist in the 2007 Independent Music Awards for the song “Ain't No Harm,” will perform contemporary Christian and gospel music at this free show.
August 29 - September 13
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
Upstart Crow Theatre Company co-founder Richard Bell directs this black comedy, written by Joseph Kesselring in 1939 and later adapted into a film starring Cary Grant.
August 29 - 31
Downtown Grand Junction
This free concert – part of a three-day off-road endurance mountain bike event – features Americana group Williams Brothers Band, Texas-based indie-rock band Wild Party, and country-rock duo Jamestown Revival.
August 29 - 31
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City
For the fourth year running, the famed jam band celebrates Labor Day in Colorado with a three-night run, closing out its 2014 summer tour. 

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