Weekend Arts Roundup: Cavalia gallops into Denver, Boulder on the fringe and more

September 25, 2014
Photo: Odysseo by Cavailia
“Odysseo” by Cavalia culminates its run in Denver this weekend.
Sept. 17 - Oct. 12
Big top tent near 5th and Walnut, Denver
Directed by one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, this equestrian circus spectacle created by Cavalia productions features 62 horses, 46 circus artists and 3D projected images, all under a big-top tent the size of two football fields. 
Sept. 26 - Oct. 1
Wheeler Opera House and Isis Theater, Aspen; Crystal Theatre, Carbondale
Timed to coincide with the Rocky Mountains' fall color, this annual festival presents such films as “Limited Partnership,” a documentary that chronicles the lives of a gay couple who were married in Boulder in 1975, and “St. Vincent,” starring Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy and Naomi Watts. Academy Award winner and Denver filmmaker Daniel Junge will be the featured guest at the inaugural Documentary Spotlight series.
Photo: Enrique’s Journey
The cast of the Su Teatro play “Enrique’s Journey"
Sept. 18 - Oct. 4
Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, Denver
Based on journalist Sonia Nazario’s Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting for the Los Angeles Times, this play recounts the quest of a Honduran boy looking for his mother, 11 years after she is forced to leave her family to find work in the United States.
Sept. 17- 28
Various locations, Boulder
This 12-day unjuried performing arts event brings live theater, dance, circus art, media art, cinema, visual art, spoken word, puppetry, workshops and storytelling to venues throughout downtown Boulder.
Sept. 25 - 28
Fall River Visitor Center, Rocky Mountain National Park
Part of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Celebration, participating artists began painting plein-air in the Estes Park and RMNP area on Sept. 17, and will display a selection of their newly created work at the Fall River Visitor Center.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 5
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
Colorado Ballet opens its 54th season with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” featuring Felix Mendelssohn’s original score, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
Sept. 12 - Oct. 5
Aurora Fox Arts Center, Aurora
Directed by veteran Broadway performer and Denver resident Candy Brown, this calypso‐flavored re‐telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairytale “The Little Mermaid” tells the story of two different societies on a Caribbean island -- one poor, one rich.
Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek
Renowned dobro player Jerry Douglas brings his four-piece ensemble to Colorado for a mix of jazz, blues, folk and straight-ahead country music.
Sept. 25 - 28
Paonia
A celebration of local agricultural producers, artists, writers and craftspeople, this festival culminates with a series of concerts at four venues Saturday night. The musical program features Colorado jam band The Williams Brothers Band and acoustic solo performer Gustavo Brett.
Sept. 20 - Oct. 26
Chautauqua Park, Boulder
Boulder Open Space becomes a stage for this event, combining moderate hiking with the performances of three Edgar Allan Poe stories – "The Raven," "Tell Tale Heart" and "Fall of the House of Usher" – adapted by Colorado playwright Christine Winn.

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