Weekend Arts Roundup: Mr. Burns comes to Boulder, haunted mines and more

October 1, 2014
Photo: Mr Burns
Meridith C. Grundei as Marge Simpson in “Mr. Burns: a post-electric play”
Oct. 3 – 18
The Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder
Boulder’s Catamounts Theatre presents this dark comedy that propels us forward nearly a century, with a group of survivors of a global catastrophe recalling and retelling an episode of the TV show “The Simpsons.”
Oct. 4 – 5 and 11 – 12
Boulder
125 Boulder artists open their studios, giving the public a chance to ask questions, see demonstrations and purchase locally-produced artwork direct from the artist.
Oct. 3-19
Germinal Stage Denver, Westminster
Co-produced by Germinal Stage and Theatre Esprit Asia, this multi-faceted show weaves together tai-chi, storytelling, singing, dancing, stir-fry cooking and stand-up comedy.
Photo: Haunted Mines
Walter McDygut and Owar Gritt are two of the volunteer actors working at the Haunted Mines in Colorado Springs.
Open through Nov. 1
Western Museum of Mining & Industry, Colorado Springs
This indoor, outdoor, and underground "haunted house" is constructed on the 26 acre grounds of the Mining Museum, a former dairy farm from the 1800s. New for 2014 is the “Cyclops Dome,” a 3D movie experience.
Oct. 3 – Jan. 24, 2015
Global Village Museum, Fort Collins
This exhibition explores traditional items created and used by Mexico’s diverse population.  Artifacts on display include nightmare/dream animals from Oaxaca, ceremonial yarn paintings from the Huichol people used in their peyote ceremonies, and vintage pottery tree of life candleholders.
Oct. 2 – Jan. 18, 2015
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder
BMoCA’s fall exhibition presents a selection of works by a young generation of Romanian figurative painters who reflect on the experience of growing up in a post-communist society that saw the sudden onset of consumerism.
Oct. 5, 3:00 p.m.
McNichols Civic Center Building, Denver
The Denver-based dance company presents a free performance of excerpts from “Coppelia,” a classic story ballet about an eccentric toymaker and his doll, retold with a contemporary twist – and other dances.
Oct. 7, 7:00 p.m.
Dazzle Jazz, Denver

Dazzle’s eclectic, monthly classical music series continues with the second of its programs exploring the music of major female composers. Featured works include a quintet by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award winner Joan Tower, a set of songs by Grammy award winner Libby Larsen based on letters written by Calamity Jane, and two trios by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award-winner Jennifer Higdon.

Oct. 4 – Oct. 5
Lakewood Heritage Center, Lakewood
Celebrating Lakewood’s agricultural heritage, this family friendly event features vintage tractor pulls, a comedy-filled trick pig show and fresh-pressed apple cider.
Denver International Airport (DIA), pre-security walkway to A Gates
Sept. 20 – December
This exhibition highlights the craft brewery industry’s impact on Colorado. It includes glassware, coasters, tap handles and beer label artwork from Colorado breweries, and also features information on the state’s 200+ independent breweries. Through Oct. 4, Beer Flights, a beer garden in the Jeppesen Terminal will be open to thirsty travelers.