Tuesday, March 2Hop on your donkey and march across Asia with the Visiting Scholar Program of the University of Colorado at Boulder's Department of Art and Art History. This year's theme, Across Cultures: The Silk Road, Past to Present, is the subject of a free public lecture series featuring four invited art historians familiar with the annals of the ancient trade route. Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Fine Arts N141, Wu Hung of the University of Chicago will discuss "Contemporaneity in Contemporary Chinese Art." Lectures continue on March 16 and April 13; call 303-735-5314.
Wednesday, March 3In the West African tradition, community members will gather for storytelling, drumming and dancing this week in Boulder as part of BaoBao Fest 2004. But in the absence of any baobao trees, under which their African counterparts commonly meet, participants will make do with a variety of venues while attending workshops, demonstrations, performances and celebrations. All-stars of the Ghana National Dance Ensemble will join with local performers and teachers for the event, which begins today with a workshop on the CU-Boulder campus and continues tomorrow at Bantaba Dance Studio and New Vista High School in Boulder. The week's efforts will culminate in concerts at the King Center on the Auraria campus (March 5) and at the Flatirons Theater, 1089 13th Street in Boulder (March 6); tickets are $10 to $15. For a complete schedule and registration information, go to www.baobaofest.org.