Weekend Arts Roundup: A toast to Mexican photography, love in the golden years and more

October 23, 2014
Oct. 23, 7:00 p.m.
Regis University’s Claver Hall, Denver
This play from Denver’s Romero Theater Troupe consists of eight stories about acts of civil disobedience in Colorado. Larger-than-life characters ripped from the annals of the state’s colorful history of activism include the first African-American clown in Colorado history and the woman who has led the anti-Columbus Day efforts in Pueblo for 22 years.
Photo: El Brindis Remixed
"El Brindis Remixed" examines Mexican drinking culture through photographs like this 1969 image by Graciela Iturbide.
Oct. 16 - Jan. 16
El Museo de las Americas, Denver
Featuring 19th and 20th century photos, this exhibition pays tribute to tequila, mezcal, cerveza and pulque, Mexico’s most popular alcoholic beverages. Museo will be transformed into a traditional Pulqueria (Pulque bar), and will showcase photos by Mexican photographers including Juan Rulfo, Nacho Lopez and Manuel Alvarez Bravo.
Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities, Arvada
Sept. 30 – Oct. 26
Creede Repertory Theatre returns to the Metro area with a play about romance in the golden years. Joe DiPietro's comedy follows the story of Ralph, an elderly widower who feels young again – all thanks to an unexpected second chance at love.
Oct. 24 - 26
Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School, Denver
This Denver-based contemporary dance company launches its 2014-2015 with a collaboration with the Colorado Symphony. The show features artistic director Garrett Ammon’s “Serenade for Strings” set to a Tchaikovsky score, as well as the world premiere of Sarah Tallman‘s “Son of Man” danced to Edvard Grieg’s “Holberg Suite.”
Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.
Boettcher Concert Hall, Denver
This concert marks the 25th anniversary of the year the Denver Symphony became the Colorado Symphony, while inaugurating “Build a Better Boettcher,” a campaign to preserve the symphony's home in downtown Denver.
Oct. 17 - Dec. 28
RedLine, Denver
Celebrating the 75th birthday of this influential artist, writer and feminist, this exhibition follows Chicago’s five-decade career, from her early “Pasadena Lifesaver” series through recent sculptural works in bronze and glass.
Photo: Whitewater Ramble
Bluegrass band Whitewater Ramble plays BellyUp Aspen on Oct. 25.
Oct. 25, 10:00 p.m.
BellyUp Aspen
Based in Fort Collins, this quintet brings its self-described “high-octane rocky mountain dancegrass” music to Aspen in support of the ensemble’s second studio release, “Roots & Groove.”
Oct. 15 - 31
Allen Family Farm, Avondale
This family farm is transformed into a tribute to autumn, complete with a Colorado-themed corn maze, hay rides and a day-long Halloween party featuring games, pumpkin decorating and a costume contest.
Oct. 26, 3:00 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood
Marrying contemporary ballet and jazz, this Canadian dance company visits Lakewood for the first time, reprising two numbers from their 2012 season - “Harry” and “Closer” - as well as the world premier of “Kosmos.”
Oct. 23 - Nov. 1
Work|Space, The Laundry on Lawrence, Denver
This new Denver-based theater company presents its inaugural 10-minute play festival, featuring nine original plays from nationally-renowned  playwrights including Aleks Merilo, Steven Young and Eljon Wardally.

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