Estonian music, an African festival and more weekend arts events to get you to March
Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
Saint John's Cathedral, Denver
Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek
One of the world's most acclaimed choral groups comes to Colorado for two performances, featuring the music of Estonian composers Arvo Pärt and Veljo Tormis, and Finnish composer Jean Sibelius.
Mar. 1 - 7
Various venues, Denver, Centennial, Littleton, Erie and Boulder
Now in its 12th year, this festival is inspired by the long tradition of West African communities gathering under the Baobab tree to tell stories, sing, dance and drum. This year’s event features African music, drum and dance workshops, performances by professional artists from West Africa, artisanal markets, storytelling and food from across the African continent.
“Silenced Film Series”
Richard Celeste Theater, Cornerstone Arts Center at Colorado College, Colorado Springs
This month-long film and lecture series exposes various ways films and filmmakers can be silenced -- by censorship, the Hollywood establishment and other factors. Melissa Silverstein, the founder and editor of feminist film blog “Women and Hollywood,” speaks about gender inequality in the entertainment industry at the third of four events.
Feb. 27 - Mar. 22
Aurora Fox Theatre, Aurora
A traveling salesman’s larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him. But his son is determined to find the truth behind his father’s fanciful tales. Following its debut run on Broadway, this musical is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton.
8th Annual VeRVE Collisionz Hip Hop Dance Competition
Glenn Miller Ballroom at University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder
This Boulder hip hop dance team hosts a day of team competition and freestyle battles, as well as exhibition performances and workshops by Canadian dance teams Brotherhood and The Diamonds in the Rough.
“Tunneling Under the Southern Pole”
The Wright Opera House, Ouray
Silverton resident John H. Wright discusses his experience of leading the American team that forged a thousand-mile transcontinental “haul route” across Antarctica, which the team completed in 2006.
Goodwill En Vogue Fashion Show
Union Station, Denver
“Project Runway” co-host Tim Gunn and Denver fashion designer Mondo Guerra headline this fashion show fundraiser. The event features upcycled designs by local high school students in Goodwill Denver’s programs.
(Photo: Courtesy of Mike Watson)Colorado Ballet presents “Ballet MasterWorks”
Feb. 20 - Mar. 1
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver
Reprising its 2013 production, the Colorado Ballet presents a collection of works from the masters of music and dance. Featured pieces include “Concerto Barocco,” by choreographer George Balanchine and music by Johann Sebastian Bach, and “Fancy Free,” choreographed by Jerome Robbins with original score composed by Leonard Bernstein.
“The 4 Seasons of Colfax”
Feb. 24 - Mar. 27
40 West Gallery, Lakewood
This annual exhibition celebrates the history, character and characters of Colfax Avenue in Denver. Photographers and other artists capture a year's worth of activity on Denver's main east-west commercial street.
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