Weekend Arts Roundup: Shakespeare in Paris, gladiators and more

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Charles Partridge Adams
Sunrise in Autumn on the Spanish Peaks, c. 1890-1895, by Charles Partridge Adams (1858-1942), oil on canvas, Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

"Hafu: The Mixed-Race Experience in Japan"
April 17, 7 p.m.
Sie Film Center, Denver

This screening of “Hafu,” a 2003 documentary by Megumi Nishikura and Lara Perez Takag that chronicles the modern social politics of mixed races in Japan, is followed by a panel discussion with those who have lived the experience first-hand.

“Gladius the Show”
April 18 - 19
Westernaires Equestrian Arena @ Jeffco Fairground, Golden

"Gladius the Show" is an epic equestrian performance featuring more than 20 horses, Cirque du Soleil-style acrobatics and theatrical battles on horseback between Romanesque warriors.

Apr. 18 - May 24
The Betsy Stage, Denver

Written and directed by Samantha McDermott, “Beth” is a time-warp twist on William Shakespeare's “Macbeth” set in 1920s Paris that takes a look at gender dynamics in the art world.

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Timmi Lasley and Sam Provenzano in "Preciosity"