Weekend Arts Roundup: Comics take over Red Rocks, a celebration of wild Colorado and more

September 4, 2014
Photo: Marc Maron
Comic Marc Maron will appear at the Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival at Red Rocks.
September 7, 5:00 p.m.
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison
This full night of comedy includes two stages that feature stand-up comedians like Sarah Silverman, Louis C.K., Demetri Martin and Marc Maron and the Cut Throat Freak Show, a roaming troupe of carnival sideshow-style performers.
September 4 - 5
Wolf Law Building, University of Colorado Law School, Boulder
This two-day conference brings together authors, professors, historians and activists to mark the 50th year since the signing of the Wilderness Act in 1964 which has preserved 43 wilderness areas in Colorado. Guests include landscape photographer John Fielder and David Mason, Poet Laureate of Colorado.
September 6 - 20
The Buell Theatre, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Denver
This is the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. This 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival makes its national tour debut in Denver.
Photo: What If...Festival
The What If…Festival of Innovation and Imagination takes place Saturday in Colorado Springs. 
September 6, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Downtown Colorado Springs
This family-friendly, annual celebration of creativity in Colorado’s Pikes Peak region includes two performances by the science-oriented rock group ArcAttack, incorporating two custom-built, “singing” Tesla coils.
September 6, 10:00 a.m.
Acoma Plaza, Denver
One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, this celebration of American Indian cultures features dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities and a screening of the trailer for DAM Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Jeffrey Gibson’s new video project, “one becomes the other.”
September 5, 7:00 p.m.
eTown Hall, Boulder
This nontraditional chamber ensemble -  a gathering of string musicians who have played with groups and musicians ranging from the Colorado Symphony and Boulder Philharmonic, to Moby and Kanye West - opens their fourth season in Boulder. 
September 4 - October 5
Curious Theatre, Denver
Broadway veteran and Colorado native Martin Moran wrote and stars in this reprise of his Obie award-winning one-man show, "The Tricky Part," as well as a new work entitled “All the Rage.”  In “All the Rage,” Moran spans the globe from Manhattan to the Rockies to Johannesburg, South Africa in search of answers stemming from a boyhood trauma.
September 4 - 28
Aurora Fox Studio Theatre, Aurora
This 1988, Tony Award-winning drama by David Henry Hwang follows a 20-year love affair between a French diplomat and a Chinese opera star. It examines themes of sexual and racial stereotyping, Western imperialism and the role illusion plays in perceptions.
September 7, 3:00 p.m.
Jazz @ Jacks, Denver
Join musician and Denver resident Biff Gore - a former contestant on NBC’s reality TV show “The Voice” – for this cabaret-style salon, featuring live music, intimate conversation and a buffet dinner.
Opening reception and artist talkback, September 6 2:00 p.m.; showing through September 27
Evergreen Fine Art, Evergreen
Colorado native David Santillanes showcases landscape paintings from around the Rocky Mountain region.  

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