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Fall Arts Guide 2022: Hundreds of Things to Do in Colorado

The cultural calendar is overflowing.
The Denver Art Museum will have a big fall.
The Denver Art Museum will have a big fall. James Florio Photography
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Even as the weather cools, Colorado's cultural calendar heats up. For our Fall Arts Guide, we've rounded up information on theater seasons, gallery lineups, film and dance festivals and more. Keep reading for hundreds of things to do this fall along the Front Range.

EVENTS AND FESTIVALS

Through January 29: Dalí Alive: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Mondays and Tuesdays (timed entry, last tour starts at 8 p.m.), $34 to $39 and up (family of four, starting at $24 per person). Stanley Marketplace, 2501 Dallas Street, Aurora, thelumecolorado.com/#delight.

GALLERIES/ART MUSEUMS


A Friend of a Friend Gallery:
A temporary curatorial project space, open to the public for openings or by appointment. Evans School Building, 1115 Acoma Street, Suite 321. Show information: foafgallery.com or IG @friendofafrienddenver; email [email protected] for appointments.

Art Gym Denver: Shawn Polmo and Derik Penny: Through November 27. Holiday Fine Arts Festival: December 10 through December 24. 1460 Leyden Street, 303-320-8347, artgymdenver.com.

Artworks Loveland: Transcending the West, juried exhibition, through December 23. 310 North Railroad Avenue, Loveland, 970-663-5555, artworksloveland.org.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities: Fine Art Market 2022: December 1 through December 18. 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.

Bell Projects: Vote NO Vote: Through November 27. 2022 Residency Exhibition: December 2 through December 18. 2822 East 17th Avenue, 720- 663-9099, bell-projects.com.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art: Exhibitions: Erin Hyunhee Kang: A Home in Between; Kevin Hoth and George P. Perez, Plane of Action; and Kristopher Wright: Just As I Am, through February 19. 1750 13th Street, Boulder, 303-443-2122, bmoca.org.

Canyon Gallery, Boulder Public Library: Quantity of Life: Nature/Supernature: Through November 27. Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, 303-441-3100, boulderlibrary.org.

Center for the Arts Evergreen: Landscapes of a Lifetime: Pem Dunn and Joe Glasmire Retrospective: Through November 26. CAE Member Show: December 1 through January 3. 31880 Rocky Village Drive, Evergreen, 303-674-0056, evergreenarts.org.

Center for Visual Art MSUD: Fall 2022 MSU Denver BFA Thesis Exhibition: Through December 9. 965 Santa Fe Drive, 303-615-0282, msudenver.edu/cva.

Clyfford Still Museum: You Select: A Community-Curated Exhibition: Through February 12. Awful Bigness: February 17 through September 10, 2023. Artists Select: Katherine Simóne Reynolds–Held Impermanence: Through March 17, 2024. 1250 Bannock Street, 720-354-4880, clyffordstillmuseum.org.

Colorado Photographic Arts Center: Lora Webb Nichols: Photographs Made, Photographs Collected: Through November 19. Emerging Vision Biennial Student Exhibition: November 25 through January 7. 1070 Bannock Street, 303-837-1341, cpacphoto.org.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center: Action/Abstraction Redefined: Through January 7. Chicanx Landscapes: Through February 12. Breathe Into the Past: Crosscurrents in the Caribbean: Through January 29. 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581, fac.coloradocollege.edu.

Core New Art Space: Christine O’dea, Michelle Lamb and Chris Hudson: Through December 4. Holiday Show: December 9 through December 25. The Hub at 40 West, 6501 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, 303-297-8428, coreartspace.com.

CU Art Museum: Lasting Impressions and Onward and Upward: Shark's Ink: Through June 2023. 1085 18th Street, CU Boulder campus, 303-492-8300, colorado.edu/cuartmuseum.

Curtis Center for the Arts: Instructor Showcase: Through December 22. 2349 East Orchard Road,
 Greenwood Village, 303-797-1779, greenwoodvillage.com/1247/Curtis-Center-for-the-Arts.

Dairy Arts Center: Creative Nations Sacred Space and Native Artists: Homeland, an exhibition curated by Robert Martinez and Bruce Cook, through November 26. Water Is Life: Through November 19. Vessel, December 2 through January 28. 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. 303-444-7328, thedairy.org.

D’art Gallery: Carrie MaKenna and Barbara DeMarlie, Realms of Solace, through November 20. D’art & Friends! Members Invitational Exhibition and Simply Small 4: November 24 through December 24. 900 Santa Fe Drive, 720-486-7735, dartgallery.org.

Denver Art Museum: Gio Ponti: Designer of a Thousand Talents, through January 1; Disruption: Works From the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection, through January 29; Other People’s Pictures: Selections From the Robert and Kerstin Adams Collection, Through February 26, 2023; Who tells a tale adds a tail: Latin America and contemporary art, through March 5, 2023; Saints, Sinners, Lovers, and Fools: 300 Years of Flemish Masterworks, through January 22; Her Brush: Japanese Women Artists From the Fong-Johnstone Collection, through May 13. 100 West 14th Avenue Parkway, 720-865-5000, denverartmuseum.org.

Denver Botanic Gardens: Seeing Red: Botanical Art & Illustration, through January 16. Sammy Seung-min Lee: Taking Root: through February 5. Abundant Future: Cultivating Diversity in Garden, Farm and Field: Through January 16. Freyer-Newman Center, 1007 York Street, 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org/art-exhibits.

Edge Gallery: Gayla Lemke and Alane Holsteen: Through December 4. Members' Small Works Show: December 9 through 18. The Hub at 40 West, 6501 West Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, 303-477-7173, edgeart.org.

Emmanuel Gallery: Rat Fink Revolution: Started With a T-Shirt, Now We're Here: Through November 17;  1205 10th Street Plaza, Auraria Campus, 303-315-7431, emmanuelgallery.org.

Galleri Gallery: Amber Cobb, A Wink Is Just a Wink: Through November 30. Meow Wolf / Convergence Station: 1338 1st Street, 1-866-MEOW-WOW, meowwolf.com/visit/denver.

Green Mountain Falls Skyspace: Artist James Turrell’s one-of-a-kind experiential art experience, which begins and concludes with an exhilarating hike through the Red Butte Recreational Area in Green Mountain Falls. Open to the public Thursdays through Sundays year-round, weather permitting. Currently taking reservations through November 27: tickets $5; Skyspace is also available to visit without a ticket in its natural state, after sunrise and before sunset on days the Skyspace is open, unless the trail system is closed due to weather or maintenance. Access: Joyland/Pittman Trailhead: 10605 Ute Pass Avenue, Green Mountain Falls, or Lower Turrell Trailhead: 10392 El Paso Avenue, Green Mountain Falls, greenboxarts.org/skyspace.

Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art: Frank Lloyd Wright: Inside the Walls: through January 8. 1201 Bannock Street, 303-832-8576, kirklandmuseum.org.

Littleton Fine Arts Guild: Pop Up Shows: Through November 20. Holiday Art & Gift Market: November 22 through December 31. Depot Art Gallery, 2069 West Powers Avenue, Littleton, depotartgallery.org.

Lone Tree Arts Center: 21st Annual Lone Tree Art Expo: Through January 3. 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Longmont Museum and Cultural Center: Contemporary Indigenous American Art Exhibition: January 28 through May 14. 400 Quail Road, Longmont, 303-651-8374, longmontcolorado.gov.

Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery: Lumonics Immersed, through April 29, Saturdays, 8 to 10:30 p.m., $15-$25, 800 East 73rd Avenue, #11, 303-568-9406, lumonics.net/immersed.

MCA Denver:
The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture and the Sonic Impulse, exploring the aesthetic legacies and traditions of Black Culture in the African American South as seen through the lens of contemporary Black musical expression: Through February 5. MCA Denver, 1485 Delgany Street, 303-298-7554, mcadenver.org. MCA at Holiday Theater,  2644 West 32nd Avenue, store.mcadenver.org/collections/dirty-south-exhibition-programs.

McNichols Building: Margaret Kasahara: Notable; The Red Road Project; and Nizhóní Way: New Works by Melanie Yazzie: Through December 18. 144 West Colfax Avenue, 720-865-5570, mcnicholsbuilding.com.

Pirate: Contemporary Art: Outsider Show and Manda Remmen: Through December 1. Pirate Group Show: December 16 through January 1. 7130 West 16th Avenue, Lakewood, 303-909-5748, pirateartonline.org.

Robischon Gallery: 45 +: Robischon Gallery’s 45th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition: November 17 through December 31. Robischon Gallery, 1740 Wazee Street, 303-298-7788, robischongallery.com.

RedLine Contemporary Art Center: Studded Sash Belt, collaborative exhibition highlighting emerging fashion designers and artists from Phoenix, Arizona, and Denver: January/February. Indigenous Mural Exhibition: Summer 2023. 2350 Arapahoe Street, 303-246-4448, redlineart.org.

Rule Gallery: Nathan Abels: Recurring Dreams, through December 31, 808 Santa Fe Drive, 303-800-6776, rulegallery.com.

Spark Gallery: Susan Rubin and Phillip Potter, Susan DiMarchi in the North Gallery: Through November 20. Beyond Spark: December 1 through December 18. 900 Santa Fe Drive, 720-889-2200, sparkgallery.com.

Sync Gallery: Lisa Calzavara and Joy Redstone: November 16 through December 11. Annual Members’ Group Show, December 15 through January 15. 931 Santa Fe Drive, syncgallery.com.

Union Hall Gallery: Juntae TeeJay Hwang: Sweaty Wedding: Thursday, through January 7. The Coloradan, 1750 Wewatta Street, Suite 144, 720-927-4033, unionhalldenver.org.

Valkarie Gallery: Maria Valentina Sheets: Through December 4. 
Chris Hoelhe: December 7 through January 8. 445 South Saulsbury Street, Belmar, Lakewood, 720-220-7587, valkariefineart.com.

Visions West Contemporary Art: Sarah Winkler, Chasing Starlight, Eclipses, and Rainbows: Through November 26. 2605 Walnut Street, 303-292-0909, visionswestcontemporary.com.

Walker Fine Art: New Show: Through January 14. 300 West 11th Ave #A, 303-355-8955, walkerfineart.com.

William Havu Gallery: Jeanette Pasin Sloan, New Paintings, and Cheryl Ann Thomas, Confections: Through December 3. 1040 Cherokee Street, 303-893-2360, williamhavugallery.com.

THEATER


Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities 2022-23 Season:
 Mainstage Theatre: November 25 through December 31: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast; April 7 through May 7: Damn Yankees. Black Box Theatre: February 24 through May 20: Our Town; March 17 through May 18: Damn Yankees. Tickets start at $45 (Black Box Theatre) and $53 (Mainstage); Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Boulevard, Arvada, 720-898-7200, arvadacenter.org.

Aurora Fox Arts Center 2023-23 Season: November 25 through December 18: The Jedi Handbook, Colorado premiere; January 20 through February 5: acts of faith, U.S. premiere; February 9 through February 26: The Year of Magical Thinking; March 10 through April 2: Toni Stone, Colorado premiere. Tickets: $15 to $45; Flex Pass, $60 to $90. Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 East Colfax Avenue, Aurora, 303-739-1970, aurorafoxartscenter.org.

Bas Bleu Theatre Company, 2022-23 30th Anniversary Season: December 2 through December 18: Beyond Therapy; February 17 through March 5: Lost in Yonkers; April 7 through April 23: Buried Child; June 10 through June 25: Grace. Tickets: $25 to $30; season tickets, $115 to $140; Bas Bleu Theatre, 970-498-8949, basbleu.org.

Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (BETC) 2022-23 Season: Through November 19: The Royale; February 2 through February 25: Ms Holmes and Ms Watson; April 6 through April 29: Eden Prairie, 1971, a National New Play Network rolling world premiere. Tickets: $15 to $52. Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder; 303-351-2382, betc.org.

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse 2022-23 Season: Through January 8: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas; February 9 through April 2: Brigadoon; April 13 through June 25: CATS; July 6 through September 10, 2023: The Little Mermaid. Tickets: $35 to $72.50. Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown, 970-744-3747, coloradocandlelight.com.

The Catamounts: Small Ball: Through November 30. Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan Street. 720-468-0487, thecatamounts.org.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company 2022-23 Season: December 1 through December 23: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play; March 2 through April 2: In the Heights; April 13 to April 23: Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Where We Belong. Tickets start at $20; subscriptions, $100 to $175; flex passes, $159 to $280.50. Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale Street, Colorado Springs, 719-634-5581, fac.coloradocollege.edu.

CU Presents 2022-23 Season: The Importance of Being Earnest: Wednesday and Thursday, November 16-17; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sundays only), tickets: $19; Old Main Chapel, CU Heritage Center, Boulder. Antigone, Presented by the Girls of St. Catherine’s: Fridays through Sundays, February 24-26 and March 3-5; Wednesday and Thursday, March 1-2; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sundays only), tickets: $19; Old Main Chapel. Company: Fridays through Sundays, March 10-12 and March 15-16; Wednesday and Thursday, March 13-14; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sundays only), tickets: $26. University Theatre Building 261, University of Colorado, Boulder (unless noted), 303-492-8008, cupresents.org.

Curious Theatre Company 25th Anniversary, 2022-23 Season: Franklinland: Thursdays through Saturdays, through December 10, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, through December 9, 2 p.m. Alma: Thursdays through Saturdays, January 12-February 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, January 22 through February 12, 2 p.m. Amerikin: Thursdays through Saturdays, March 11 through April 15, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, March 19 through April 13, 2 p.m. On the Exhale: Thursdays through Saturdays, May 6 through June 10; Sundays, May 14 through June 4, 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 to $53; Curious Theatre Company, 1080 Acoma Street, 303-623-0524, curioustheatre.org.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts: Broadway 2022-23 Season, Buell Theatre: My Fair Lady, through November 27. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical: December 16 through December 18, times vary, tickets: $20 to $75. Mean Girls: December 20 through January 1, times vary (no shows December 25-26). To Kill a Mockingbird, January 25 through February 5. STOMP, February 21 through February 26. Fiddler on the Roof: March 14 through March 19. 1776, March 21 through April 2. Les Misérables, May 10 through May 21. Disney’s Aladdin, June 13 through June 18. Tuesdays through Sundays, 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m., unless noted. Tickets: $35 to $125, unless noted. DCPA Theatre Company 2022-23, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex: Laughs in Spanish, world premiere: January 27 through March 12; tickets: $35 to $66. Hotter Than Egypt: February 10 through March 12; tickets: $35 to $76. The Color Purple: March 31 through May 7; tickets: $35 to $96. The 39 Steps: April 14 through June 18; tickets: $35 to $70. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7 p.m., and Sundays, 1:30 p.m. DCPA Off-Center 2022-23: Theater of the Mind: Through January 22, daily except Mondays; reserve tickets, $55-$90, by timed entry; York Street Yards, 3887 Steele Street. Camp Christmas: Denver’s campiest, quirkiest holiday adventure, through December 18, Tuesdays through Sundays, and December 19 through December 24: Mondays through Saturdays, 4 to 9 p.m. Tickets: $12 to $64. Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park, 801 South Yarrow Street, Lakewood. DCPA Cabaret 2022-23, Garner Galleria: The Crown – Live!: Through November 20; tickets: $42 to $46. Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation: December 7 through January 1 (no shows December 25-26); tickets: $52. Wednesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100, denvercenter.org.

Firehouse Theater Company 2022-23 Season: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberly: November 19 through December 18. Tiny Beautiful Things: February 25 through March 25. A Shayna Maidel: April 8 through May 6. Season tickets: $100; single tickets TBA. John Hand Theater, 7653 East First Place, 303-562-3232, firehousetheatercompany.com.

Japanese Arts Network: Zotto, an immersive and multi-sensory supernatural Japanese folktale and theatrical journey: Through December 11, Sakura Square, 1255 19th Street, $45, ja-ne.org/zotto.

King Center: MSU Denver Theater 2022-23: The Day the Internet Died: November 17-19, 7:30 p.m., and November 20, 2:30 p.m. Xanadu: February 23-25, and March 2-4, 7:30 p.m. and March 5, 2:30 p.m. MSU Denver Studio Theater and Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theater, King Center, 855 Lawrence Way, Auraria Campus, 303-556-2296, ahec.universitytickets.com.

Lake Dillon Theatre Company 2022 Season: Holiday Follies: December 9 through December 30, $20 to $55, CVA Flex Theatre. Lake Dillon Theatre, 460 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, 970-513-9386, lakedillontheatre.org.

Local Theater Company 2022-23 Season: Pop the Holidays, with NYC sensation Shells Hoffman: November 30 through December 17, Savoy Denver, 2700 Arapahoe Street. The Lady M Project, Shakespeare’s Macbeth from Lady Macbeth’s point of view: March dates and location TBA. Local Lab 12: Engage with the cutting-edge of theater during three days of plays, parties and workshops, April 24 through April 30, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder. 720-600-7082, localtheaterco.org.

Lone Tree Arts Center 2022-23 Season: Home for the Holidays 2022: Thursday, December 15, through Friday, December 23 (sensory-friendly: Sunday, December 18, 7 p.m.), dates and times vary; tickets: $36 to $63. Arts in the Afternoon: 12 O'Clock Tales With Kenny Moten: April 12, 1:30 p.m.; tickets: $22. Reduced Shakespeare Company: The Complete History of Comedy (Abridged): Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m.; tickets: $35 to $55. Peter Davison: Sunday, April 23, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (sensory-friendly); tickets: $7. Opera Colorado, Romeo and Juliet: Wednesday, May 10, 1:30 p.m.; tickets: $22.
Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Miners Alley Playhouse 2022 Season: The Story of the Nutcracker: November 26 through December 17, Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; tickets: TBA. Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue, Suite 200, Golden, 303-935-3044, minersalley.com.

PACE Center 2022-23: The Addams Family: Through November 20, Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.; tickets: $29. The Sound of Music: January 13 through February 4, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; tickets: $34 to $39. Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville: June 23 through July 16, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.; tickets: $29 to $34. PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, 303-805-6800, parkerarts.org.

Performance Now Theatre Company 2022-23 Season: Little Women: January 6 through January 22. Carousel: March 17 through April 2. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: June 9 through June 25. All shows: Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets: $20 to $36. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845, lakewood.showare.com.

StageDoor Theatre 2022-23 Season: Clue: January 27 through February 19. Once: June 2 through June 25. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. tickets: $15 to $24 StageDoor Theatre, 25797 Conifer Road, Conifer, 303-838-0809, stagedoortheatre.org.

Stories on Stage 2022-23 Season: Making Merry: Saturday, December 17, 2 p.m., Nomad; Sunday, December 18, 2 p.m., King Center. A Hall Pass to the Galaxy: Sunday, January 15, 2 p.m., Su Teatro. The Word Painter, with Colorado author Peter Heller: Sunday, February 19, 2 p.m., Su Teatro. The White Chip: Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m., Su Teatro. Denver Noir: Sunday, April 2, 2 p.m., Su Teatro. Confessions of a Wedding Singer: Sunday, May 7, 2 p.m., Su Teatro. Tickets: $24. Performances at Su Teatro Cultural and Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe Drive; King Center, Auraria Campus, 855 Lawrence Way; or Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quincy Avenue, Boulder; and via online platforms; 303-494-0523, storiesonstage.org.

Theatre Or: Sisters In Law, the story of the relationship between Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg: November 22 through December 11, dates and times vary; tickets: $10 to $41; Byron Theatre, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue, 303-871-7720, newmancenter.evenue.net.

Theatreworks 2022-23 Season: Little Women: November 25 through December 18. Aubergine: February 2 through February 19. The Half Life of Marie Curie: March 16 through April 2. Taming of the Shrew: July 6 through July 30. All shows on Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 4 and 7:30 p.m. tickets: $10 to $43.75. Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, Ent Center, 5225 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, 719-255-8181, entcenterforthearts.org/theatreworks.

Town Hall Arts Center 2021-22 Season: Disney’s NEWSIES: The Musical: Through December 30. Show Stoppers at Midnight!, New Year’s musical revue: Saturday, December 31, 10 p.m.; tickets: $40. Master Class: January 12 through January 15, Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $29 to $42. In the Trenches: Thursdays through Saturdays, January 20, 21, 26, 27, 28, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, January 22, 29, 2 p.m.; tickets: $30 to $40. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: February 17 through March 19. La Cage Aux Folles: April 7 through April 30. Memphis: May 19 through June 17. Shows on Thursdays through Sundays, times vary, unless noted; tickets: $35 to $50, unless noted. Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 West Main Street, Littleton, 303-794-2787, ext. 5, townhallartscenter.org.

Upstart Crow Theatre Company 2022-23 Season: Bury the Dead: November 25 through December 4. Love Letters: February 2 through February 12. Love's Labor's Won: May 4 through May 21; tickets: $21 to $25 (name-your-price on Thursdays); Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, 303-444-7328, theupstartcrow.org.

Vintage Theatre 2022-23 Season: Monty Python’s Spamalot: Through December 11. Coming soon, details TBA: Dot, The Roommate, Sophisticated Ladies, The Inheritance, Tick, Tick…Boom!, Driving Miss Daisy, In the Heights. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; tickets: $20 to $38; five-pack flex pass: @139; season subscription: $199. Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton Street, Aurora, 303-856-7830, vintagetheatre.com.

DANCE


Boulder Ballet 2022-23 Season:
The Nutcracker: November 25-27. Macky Auditorium, 1595 Pleasant Street#104 / 285 UCB, Boulder; December 3-4, Vance Brand Auditorium, 600 East Mountain View Avenue, Longmont; December 10-11: Stanley Hotel, 333 East Wonderview Avenue, Estes Park. New Moves: February 23-26, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, and March 3, Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood. A Midsummer Night’s Dream: May 18-21, Dairy Arts Center, 303-444-7328, thedairy.org. Ballet in the Park: June 2-3, Boulder Bandshell, 1212 Canyon Boulevard, and June 4, Civic Green Park, 9370 South Ridgeline Boulevard, Highlands Ranch. Times and tickets for 2023 concerts TBA. 303-443-0028, boulderballet.org.

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance: Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum: December 10 through December 18: Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.; tickets: $30. Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West, 303-295-1759, cleoparkerdance.org.

Colorado Ballet 2022-23 Season: The Nutcracker: November 26 through December 24, times vary; additional shows, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20-21, 6:30 p.m.; tickets: $40 to $175. Lady of the Camellias: February 3 through February 12; Cinderella: March 10 through March 19. Ballet Masterworks: April 14 through April 23, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. Shows on Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m., unless noted; tickets: $40 to $160, unless noted. Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-837-8888, coloradoballet.org.

CU Presents 2022-23 Season: Fresh, a potential mix of hip-hop, aerial, fusion forms and improvised offerings crafted by undergraduate and graduate dance students, Friday, December 2, and Saturday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.; free. Catapult: A BFA Dance Concert: Friday, February 3, and Saturday, February 4, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m., tickets: $19. Open Space, curated by CU Dance Connection: Friday, February 24, and Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, February 26, 2 p.m., tickets: $19. The Current, dance works by faculty and guest artists, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 20-22, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 23, 2 p.m., tickets: $23. Charlotte York Irey Theatre, University Theatre Building, 261 University of Colorado, Boulder (unless noted), 303-492-8008, cupresents.org.

Lakewood Cultural Center 2022-23 Season: Ballet Melange, The Nutcracker: November 19-20: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $35. Dance Conservatory of Denver: The Children's Nutcracker: Saturday, November 26, 4 p.m.; Sunday, November 27, noon; tickets: $30. Ballet Ariel, The Nutcracker: December 10 through December 23; dates and times vary; tickets: $35 to $40. Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 South Allison Parkway, Lakewood, 303-987-7845, lakewood.showare.com.

Lone Tree Arts Center 2022-23 Season: Chicago Tap Theatre: Saturday, February 4, 8 p.m.; tickets: $35 to $55. Gibney Dance: Friday, January 27, 8 p.m.; tickets: $40 to $60. Peking Acrobats, featuring the Shanghai Circus: Friday, February 10, 8 p.m.; tickets: $38 to $48. Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, 720-509-1000, lonetreeartscenter.org.

Newman Center Dance Series: A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: An Untitled Love: January 27, 7:30 p.m.; single tickets: $24 to $52. Paul Taylor Dance Company: March 27, 7:30 p.m.; single tickets: $29 to $57. Series pass: $78 to $151. 2344 East Iliff Avenue, 303-871-7720, newmancenter.evenue.net.

FILM FESTIVALS/EVENTS

Neustadt JAAMM Festival: 20th Annual Fred & Audrey F. Marcus Lecture: Where Is Anne Frank?, film screening and talkback with Academy Award-nominated director Ari Folman: Streaming: daily, through Thursday, November 17, 11:45 p.m., $18. Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 South Dahlia Street, 303-316-6360, jaamm22-23.eventive.org.

Telluride Horror Show: Colorado's first and largest horror film festival returns for three packed days, with an eclectic mix of horror, suspense, thriller, dark fantasy, sci-fi and dark comedy in Telluride's unique theaters. Festival lineup TBA; passes and packs, $105 and $195; single tickets $20 at the door only. Nugget Theatre, 207 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride; Palm Theatre, 721 West Colorado Avenue, Telluride; and the Sheridan Opera House, 110 North Oak Street, Telluride, telluridehorrorshow.com.

Vail Film Festival: In 2022, the fest celebrates female filmmakers and includes film screenings, filmmaker panels, master classes and filmmaker Q&As. Hosted by the Colorado Film Institute, December 1 through December 4, details TBA. 970-306-6843, vailfilmfestival.com.

LITERARY FESTIVALS/EVENTS

Pen & Podium Literary Series 2022-23: Elizabeth Kolver, February 13; Embolo Mbue, March 13; Dave Eggars, May 8. Full series: $245; single tickets: $58 to $74; Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue, 303-871-7720, newmancenter.evenue.net.

LECTURES


History Colorado Center:
 Rosenberry Lecture Series: "Local Plots for Invasive People," with Sarah Aziz, assistant professor of architecture at the University of New Mexico: November 16. "The Life and Times of Colorado Barbecue," with James Beard Award-winning author Adrian Miller: January 18. "Come On In Dearie: Reclaiming the Stories of Sex Workers in 19th-Century Denver": February 15. "The Once and Future Hope of Dearfield: Colorado’s African-American Community in the Early 20th Century": March 15. "The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site: From Its Establishment to Its Essential Role Today": April 19. "Legacies of Colonialism, Possibilities for Democracy: Colorado’s Public Lands": May 17. All lectures on Wednesdays, 1 to 2 p.m. Admission: $5 to $15; season tickets, $70 to $100. Live or virtual options available. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, 303-447-8679, historycolorado.org/history-colorado-center.

National Geographic Live Series 2022-23: "Greenwood: A Century of Resilience," with Alicia Odewale: March 20, 7:30 p.m.; "The Secret Life of Bears," with Rae Wynn-Grant: April 27, 7:30 p.m.; "Life on the Vertical," with Mark Synnott, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $18 to $34. Gates Concert Hall, Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff Avenue, 303-871-7720, newmancenter.evenue.net.

Tesoro Cultural Center’s Historic Dinner/Lecture Series 2022-23: "Pandemics on the Santa Fe Trail": Sunday, January 8. "Colorado: A Liquid History and Tavern Guide": Saturday, January 21. "The Earth Is All That Lasts: Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and the Last Stand of the Great Sioux Nation": Sunday, February 26. "Writing Kit Carson: Fallen Heroes in the Changing West": Sunday, March 12. "Saving Yellowstone: The Creation of a National Icon": Sunday, March 19. "The Buffalo Soldiers: A Colorado Connection and More": Sunday, April 16. "How Denver Became a Port": Sunday, April 30. All dinner/lectures at 6 p.m. Tickets: $70 to $80 Early Bird Series Pass: Buy all nine lectures and pay for eight. The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison, 303-839-1671, tesoroculturalcenter.org. South Suburban Parks & Recreation repeats most of the series at no charge at Goodson Recreation Center, 6315 South University Boulevard, Centennial, and Lone Tree Hub, 8827 Lone Tree Parkway, Lone Tree; details at register.ssprd.org/CO/south-suburban-parks-rec/catalog.

MUSEUMS/ATTRACTIONS


Chatfield Farms:
 Trail of Lights: November 25 through January 1; $10 to $16. Gate admission: Free to $10. Chatfield Farms, 8500 West Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org/chatfield-farms.

Colorado Railroad Museum: Special Events: POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride: Through December 23; performances at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; standard seating: $80 to $100 (lap riders under age 2 free), first class: $475/table of four (plus up to two lap riders under age 2 free). Museum admission: Free to $10, Colorado Railroad Museum, 17155 West 44th Avenue, Golden, 800-365-6263, coloradorailroadmuseum.org. 


Convergence Station @ Meow Wolf: Meow Wolf’s permanent installation in Denver, with four stories of immersive, mind-bending exhibitions created by more than 300 local and national artists, 1338 First Street, 720-792-1200, meowwolf.com/visit/denver.

Denver Botanic Gardens: Special Events: Blossoms of Light: Through January 7 (closed November 24 and December 25), 4:30 to 9 p.m., $17 to $24. Gate admission: Free to $15. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York Street, 720-865-3500, botanicgardens.org.

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys: A collection of over 20,000 objects, ranging from vintage Star Wars toys to artisan dollhouses and from exquisite antique dolls to well-loved toy soldiers. Special Events: Festival of Mini Trees Auction: Online, Through Sunday, December 4, 6 p.m. Trees will be on display at the museum through November. Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, 830 Kipling Street, Lakewood, 303-322-1053, dmmdt.org.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science: Exhibits: Apollo: When We Went to the Moon: Through January 22. Unseen Oceans: Closing date TBD. Planetarium Shows: Dark Universe; Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity; Cosmic Journey: A Solar System Adventure; One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Big Adventure; Destination Solar System. All shows available through December 14. After the Asteroid: Earth's Comeback Story: Ongoing. 2001 Colorado Boulevard, 303-370-6000, dmns.org.

Downtown Aquarium: Thanksgiving Buffet: November 24, by reservation. Breakfast With Santa: December 10 through December 24, Saturdays and Sundays, by reservation. Sharkey’s New Year Bash: December 31, by reservation. Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water Street, 303-561-4450, aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver.

Four Mile Historic Park: A portal to Denver’s Western heritage, with historically accurate replicas, a working farm with horses, goats, chickens and pigs, and the site of Denver’s oldest standing structure. December Delights: December 10 through December 18, Saturdays and Sundays, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., tickets TBA. Four Mile House, 715 South Forest Street, 720-865-0800, fourmilepark.org.

Georgetown Loop Railroad: Santa’s Rocky Mountain Adventure: Through December 24, $29.95 per person, to $189.95, table for four. Santa’s Lighted Forest: Through December 24. Tickets: Starting at $24.95. Georgetown Loop Railroad, Devil’s Gate Depot: 646 Loop Drive, Georgetown; Silver Plume Depot: 825 Railroad Avenue, Silver Plume; 888-456-6777, georgetownlooprr.com.

History Colorado Center: A museum designed for multi-generational audiences, with more than fifteen exhibits spanning four floors, all capturing the spirit of Colorado. Bruce Randolph School: Museum of Memory Exhibit: Through January 15; Colorado’s Asian Food Culture: Rice & Resilience, through April 30. Core Exhibits: Borderlands of Southern Colorado; Colorado Stories; Denver A to Z; Living West; Destination Colorado; Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History. Continuing Exhibits: Forty Years on the ’Fax: Colfax Avenue, 1926–1966; Liberated: America Fights for Democracy in World War II; Queer Capitol Hill; Rainbows & Revolutions. Admission: Members and kids 18 and under free, $15 adults. History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, 303-447-8679, historycolorado.org/history-colorado-center.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum: More than 182,000 square feet of hangar space full of iconic aircraft, space vehicles, artifacts, military uniforms and much more. Special Exhibits: Planet Pioneers: Through December 31. Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum, 7711 East Academy Boulevard, 303-360-5360, wingsmuseum.org.

Wings Over the Rockies Exploration of Flight Museum: Fifteen-acre campus of future-focused, hands-on aviation and space experiences. Events: Breakfast Fly-ins: On the first Saturday of every month, enjoy breakfast from a local food truck, watch aircraft fly in and explore interactive exhibits and simulators: 8 to 11 a.m. monthly; admission: free to $12. Museum admission: Free to $18.95. 13005 Wings Way,
 Englewood, 303-360-5360, ext. 160, explorationofflight.org.

These listings were published in our Fall Arts Guide, inserted in the September 15 issue of
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