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    My friend Geoffrey Stern, who taught international relations at the London School of Economics, used to try and tease out of his students a definition of the word "nation." Was a nation...
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  • Show and Tell: Performance
    The Boulder International Fringe Festival is one of many fringe fests around the world where cultural gatekeepers have opened the dam and flooded audiences with playwrights, filmmakers,...
  • Show and Tell: Film and TV
    Davey B. Gravey's Tiny Cinema is everything the size-obsessed movie industry is not. The screen is small. The theater fits no more than four. The longest film lasts seven minutes. Instead of...
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    What happens when a festival throws out the gatekeepers and unleashes a torrent of pure creative expression on a city? For the tenth year in a row, the Boulder International Fringe Festival...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    When Front Range communities washed away in last year's torrential rains and subsequent floods, some folks who experienced the disaster firsthand did so with cameras in hand, documenting the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Last year’s Boulder International Fringe Festival opened with high hopes...until hundred-year-strength flooding on Boulder Creek ravaged the proceedings (along with the rest of the...
  • Show and Tell: Dance
    You see aerial dance in circuses and burlesque shows, at gymnastics meets and even on the formal dance stage -- but it wasn't always so. And as Nancy Smith of Boulder's Frequent Flyers...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Boulder’s Frequent Flyers aerial dance school and company is already held in high regard. But every August, director Nancy Smith elevates the program to an international level with the...
  • Culture: Theater
    Jamie Wollrab works in Los Angeles as a director, actor and acting coach, but he grew up in Boulder and loves Colorado. "My family lives here," he says, "and they don't often get to see my...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    During this weekend's "A Taste of Art" festival, Boulder will explore the intersection of art and food with chef competitions, a food photography exhibit, food-themed films, workshops,...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
    Colorado Wine Week will be pouring out events in metro Denver, with a wine cocktail competition at Green Russell on June 4, the Governors Cup Wine Mixer on June 6 and the Colorado Urban...
  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    We don’t often get to see busy actor-writer Jessica Robblee on stage, and it’s a treat when we do. Now she’s lending her smart, vibrant presence to Melissa James...
  • Culture: Theater
    Periodically, I ask my daughter — who has requested I tell her my last wishes for health care, disposal of belongings, funeral, etc., in case I'm unable to express them when the time...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company artistic director Stephen Weitz will take on science with Dava Sobel’s And the Sun Stood Still, which makes its world premiere tonight. The play deals...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    For a compact town, Boulder has a lot of artists per capita, but somehow, they seem to be slipping under the radar. The folks behind this year’s inaugural Boulder Arts Week, including...
  • Culture: Theater
    The shining strength of Dava Sobel's And the Sun Stood Still — which is currently receiving its world premiere in Boulder — is that, at a time when the sciences have been so...
  • Show and Tell: Tattoo
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    By now, audiences know to expect lively and unusual productions from the Catamounts, so it will surprise no one to hear that the company is staging There Is a Happiness That Morning Is...
  • Culture: Theater
    As you walk into the theater for There Is a Happiness That Morning Is, you are handed what looks like a school notebook, the kind with a stiff black-and-white-speckled cover. You take your...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Hollywood movies often depict Jewish culture, but they haven’t been as thorough with regard to the religion itself, says Kathryn Bernheimer, programmer for the Boulder Jewish Film...
  • Culture: Theater
    Ulysses is dying alone in a decrepit trailer in Paonia. When we first see him, there's an oxygen tube taped to his chest and he's frying sausages, naked except for an apron — which...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Rebecca Remaly, who founded Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company with her husband, Stephen Weitz, hadn’t directed a play since the birth of their son, Jamison, over eighteen months ago....
  • Culture: Theater
    The setting for Gidion's Knot is familiar and innocuous — a brightly colored children's classroom with low tables and plastic chairs, student papers neatly tacked up on one board,...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The curtains of square product theatre’s new production, Gidion’s Knot, open on a tragic parent-teacher conference: A mourning mother is visiting her son’s fifth-grade...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    When the Bike Art exhibit debuted last year at Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts, it was an instant hit — not surprising for the cycling-happy town nested beneath the Flatirons. But...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    If your wallet is still suffering after extravagant present purchasing, don't worry. We may not be able to help you pay the rent, but we can help you enjoy the weekend in Denver with our...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    While all of Boulder ramps up for the January National Cyclo-Cross Championships, the Dairy Center for the Arts is right in step: Its huge Bike Art exhibit opened earlier this month, and...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Boulderites -- especially those in the city's close-knit pro-cycling community -- take bikes seriously. So it goes without saying that the annual Bike Art exhibition at the Dairy Center for...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Rhonda Brown got the kind of reviews actors dream about for her work in last year's one-woman play Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, and the production won a Best of Denver...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Rhonda Brown got the kind of reviews actors dream about for her work in last year's one-woman play Red Hot Patriot: the Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins, and the production won a Best of Denver...
  • Show and Tell: Arts and Culture
    Some estimates put the number of Colorado's undocumented immigrants in the hundreds of thousands. But for all the debates on how to treat locals lacking papers, there's still a lot we don't...
  • Show and Tell: Holidaze
    Though the holiday known as Day of the Dead -- Día de los Muertos -- sounds mournful, its festivities are rooted deep in a traditional celebration of life. After tonight, Halloween will be...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    There's an autumnal cornucopia of entertainment choices on All Hallow's Eve, including something special for comedy fans. Boulder's Dairy Center for the Arts has rapidly expanded its comedy...
  • Culture: Theater
    I'm not giving anything away if I tell you that Philip Dawkins's Failure: A Love Story is about three sisters — the Fail sisters — who all die in the year 1928, but not before...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Philip Dawkins’s Edward Gorey-esque musical fable Failure: A Love Story tells you right off the bat that three central characters — the Fail sisters — will all be dead by...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The central character in Theresa Rebeck’s satirical comedy of wordplay, Seminar, is Leonard, an above-it-all literary figure so revered from beneath his cloud nine that he can’t...
  • Culture: Theater
    Anyone who has ever attended a writers' workshop (guilty!) will recognize the characters in Theresa Rebeck's Seminar, and also the dynamics among them. There's Douglas, the apparently...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    #39: Amanda Berg Wilson. Amanda Berg Wilson is a juggler of roles, who came to Boulder from Chicago, where she helped found the interdisciplinary performance group Striding Lion. And when...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
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  • Show and Tell: Boulder Fringe Festival
    People love talking to their pets -- and some even imitate their pets. But how many people can not only imitate their pets, but play a slew of characters at the same time? Somehow, Gemma...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
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  • Show and Tell: Boulder Fringe Festival
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  • Show and Tell: Benefits
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  • Backbeat: Interviews
    Using a greater palette of digital and physical controllers, modern electronic musicians are making music that is quite different from the current wave of EDM. Watt? Amplified and...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
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  • Cafe Society: Culinary Events
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  • Calendar: Highlights
    Whet your appetite with a smorgasbord of distilled delights at tonight’s first annual Moovers & Shakers mixology competition at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut Street in...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been performed countless ways in the centuries since it was written, but the Boulder Fringe Festival is offering a completely new interpretation — five...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    In each piece of theater she creates, Betsy Tobin tries to find an unusual way to present her work. For her newest show, METAPHOR, she delves into the complicated realm of relationships...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The complexities of human relationships weave a tangled web. Director Betsy Tobin has always been fascinated by interpersonal inter-action, and her newest performance, METAPHOR, uses strong...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    #64: Betsy Tobin Betsy Tobin's multidisciplinary theater works unfold unlike just about anything you've seen before, blending offbeat techniques with an old-world aura. With her...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    While the rest of the country is celebrating a revival of standup comedy, Boulder has had a difficult time establishing a laugh track of its own. “It’s amazing to me that for...
  • Show and Tell: Comedy
    While big-name comedy acts like Aziz Ansari will draw a large crowd in Boulder, getting a local comedy scene going in Colorado's hippie hamlet has faced some challenges -- whether money,...
  • Culture: Theater
    If I were as intensely clever as playwright Itamar Moses, author of Bach at Leipzig, and as fond of intellectual games, I would write this review first as a review, then as an analysis of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Dive into a world of sky pirates, menacing cephalopods and bustier-clad lasses in Queen Victoria’s Floating Garden of Secrets and Natural Wonders, the world’s first full-length...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    What would you do if a strange couple walked up to your door and asked to peek inside because one of them had supposedly grown up in the house? That’s just one of the questions...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    There is a story behind every piece in Paula Sussman’s A Neurotic Erotic Alphabet — a funny, quirky, off-the-wall story — and she’ll share many of them at...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In its first new production since a run on Broadway, playwright Sharr White’s The Other Place will make its Colorado debut at the Dairy Center for the Arts tonight. The Boulder...
  • Culture: Theater
    At the beginning of The Other Place, Sharr White's absorbing study of a mind unraveling, a woman is standing at a podium giving a lecture on a new drug intended as a cure for dementia. She...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Sharr White's plays have been workshopped and mounted around the country over the years, and he has received several awards -- but it was The Other Place, his piece about a brilliant woman...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    "This is an old-boy event in which women do not appear unless to provide some kind of illicit service. And when we do appear, we do not wear heels. And when we do wear heels, if we do not...
  • Culture: Theater
    On the opening night for Jon, the Catamounts served vodka before the show. The drinks — courtesy of Boulder's 303 Vodka — came in glasses rimmed with blue Kool-Aid, and with ice...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    The Boulder theater scene has sprung to life lately, after several years when pretty much the only choice locals had were the -- admittedly excellent but generally traditional -- offerings...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    In Michael Hollinger’s Ghost-Writer, the literary title takes on a literal undertone: When Franklin Woolsey dies in the midst of dictating his novel, his secretary, Myra, continues to...
  • Culture: Theater
    Here's a play that creeps into your consciousness on little cat feet, so quiet and unassuming, so slow-moving at first, so indifferent to the flashier aspects of conflict and plot, and...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    Laura Norman is one of the more talented actors around, subtle and intelligent, capable of deep emotion but never sentimental or hackneyed. She can rescue a mediocre play and add a very...
  • Culture: Theater
    David Sedaris introduced Crumpet the Elf to the world on NPR in 1992 in an essay called The SantaLand Diaries, which described his experiences working at Macy's over Christmas. The piece was...
  • Show and Tell: Books
    "I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock, and a perky little hat decorated with spangles. This is my work uniform," David Sedaris said for the first time on NPR's Morning...
  • Show and Tell: Holidaze
    The classic Nutcracker ballet has been turned inside out and stretched backwards and forwards and every which way in an attempt to loosen up the Sugar Plum Fairy and her entourage. In...
  • Culture: Theater
    What better time to contemplate the beginning of the world, or, as playwright Catherine Trieschmann puts it in How the World Began, "the leap from non-life to life," than now, with the East...
  • Culture: Theater
    Most people in the theater world know Mark Collins as a critic — a temperate, thoughtful fellow, almost self-effacing. So it comes as a bit of a shock to see him swaggering around the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    As we cast our ballots to vote for our next president, Square Product Theatre — in conjunction with 43 other theater groups around the nation — will help us remember the other 44...
  • Culture: Theater
    Elijah: An Adventure starts with an arresting visual image: a group of people posed on a dock in attitudes of farewell while a great liner prepares to head out to sea. On the deck stands...
  • Show and Tell: Events
    Pulitzer finalist Dava Sobel is definitely a star -- the asteroid 30935 davasobel is even named after her. And tonight you'll be starstruck when the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company offers a...
  • Show and Tell: Boulder Fringe Festival
    During her career as a performer, Gemma Wilcox has played dozens of intelligently crafted characters. The U.K.-born, University of Leeds trained actress is a one-woman cabaret of personas,...
  • Show and Tell: Boulder Fringe Festival
    Although comedian Kelsie Huff's new production at the Boulder Fringe Festival is titled This Show Might Be Terrible, her past hits suggest it will be anything but. Known for her Boulder...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Wanting to stay relevant in response to the DIY, class-conscious London punk scene, the Rolling Stones' 1978 U.S. tour was a bare-bones, music-focused affair that did away with the...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    With all the parties and workshops and roundtables mashed-up with the shows, there are more than 350 events at this year's Boulder International Fringe Festival, playing out in twelve days...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The opera Brundibar has a terrible yet inspirational past: Written in 1938 by Jewish composer Hans Krasa and librettist Adolf Hoffmeister, it was famously performed by children in the...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Veteran choreographer Danelle Helander of Helander Dance Theater knows how hard producing a show can be. "I was getting frustrated. Every time I'd go to produce a concert, it was so...
  • Culture: Theater
    Your sonnet is quite lovely, and it is a marvel that those red-roseleaf lips of yours should be made no less for the madness of music and song than for the madness of kissing. Your slim gilt...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    The Boulder History Museum's current exhibit, Hollywood, Colorado, takes a look at the history of moviemaking and movie-going in the Centennial State with a series of movie posters and...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    It's easy to poke fun at the differences between Denver and Boulder, but for many people living with disabilities, the distance between the Capitol and the Flatirons -- and the hassle of...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Maybe you had to be there, but one of the most poignant moments of my own excitable high-school years was seeing the Frederick Wiseman cinema verite High School, a documentary filmed in an...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    Don't know what to do this weekend? We've got you covered. From a bike-themed art show to an all-female performance group, to John Waters's favorite movie, this is your events guide all in...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Mary Horrocks, curator of visual art and education at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder, is fascinated by the way her fellow Coloradans merge sport, pastime, recreation,...
  • Show and Tell: 10 for $10
    It looks like March is roaring in like a lion just in time for the weekend, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of things to do for fun. From Johnny Depp's classic bad-boy role in...
  • Show and Tell: Theater
    The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company is presenting Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (as Told by Himself) through February 25 at the Boulder...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Some movies are more difficult than others; Wild Strawberries -- as well as just about any Ingmar Bergman flick -- definitely qualifies. And though this complex film, in which an elderly...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Some parents consider this the worst week of the year: Kids are underfoot and bored with their holiday loot, but it's often too cold to kick them out of the house without spending time...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Screaming children, department stores, seasonal jobs, green velvet costumes. These are just a few staples of the holiday spirit, and it's this madness that writer David Sedaris covered in...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    British food writer Nigel Slater started cooking at a young age as a way of fighting his stepmother tooth and nail for the attention of his father -- namely, by conniving in myriad ways to...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Author Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman might not be the most well-known Irish classic, but his absurd tale of time and the nature of existence is one of Ireland’s most...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    Performer Kelsie Huff’s one-woman show, HUFFS, is a bit hard to explain. It’s as much a monologue as it is a standup routine, but there’s also a hint of performance mixed in...
  • Calendar: Highlights
    You see a lot of strange things managing a multimillion-dollar steakhouse in New York City. A woman going commando and flashing the entire front section of the restaurant is just one of the...

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The Dairy Center for the Arts provides the Boulder community diverse opportunities to create, learn & participate in high quality performing & visual arts

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