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This is a calendar of arts events other than concerts and art sales. For concerts, see the Concert Calendar For non-art events and for art sales, see the Events Calendar.
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Thursday, August 06
Fort Collins
Songs in Summer: a Musical Soiree Lincoln Center
at 06:00 PM
Sponsored by the Opera Fort Collins Guild, Songs in Summer is an evening of fun, friends, and fundraising. Enjoy exquisite appetizers, wine, summer coolers, and an evening of arias and show tunes with Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo soprano, and Chad Trenton Reagan, baritone. The date is Thursday, August 6 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. This evening of socializing and outstanding music occurs in the beautiful gardens of Gary and Carol Ann Hixon at 3035 W. County Road 38E. 
Friday, August 07
Abend Gallery presents The Edge of Realism Abend Gallery
at 06:00 PM
This exhibition brings together a diverse range of work from local and national artists whose work operates at the margins of realist painting, whether it be through the deconstructed, abstracted realism of Jacob Dhein, Justin Hopkins, and John Wentz, or via the tightly rendered yet surreal works of David Cheifetz, Dorian Vallejo, and Britt Snyder. August 7-28, Reception: August 7, 6-9pm - Abend Gallery, 2260 E Colfax Ave., Denver. 303-355-0950 | 800-288-3726. Tue-Sat, 10-6pm - abendgallery. 
Linda Israel 1116 Pearl Street
at 02:00 PM
SmithKlein Gallery presents new works by Colorado artist, Linda Israel. Linda believes that through art, human growth can be expressed and seen. It is a unique visual language of the feelings of the world around us. She finds it no accident that animals are drawn to her, and that's partly why her painting subjects are often animals. The show at SmithKlein Gallery opens Friday, August 7th and continues until the end of the month. 
Clarence Darrow For the Defense Aurora Fox
at 07:30 PM
A one-man play in two acts based on the Clarence Darrow for the Defense by Irving Stone is a reminiscence of the unpopular cases in which the famous attorney was involved, the events of his personal life and his opinions about contemporary events.
August 7 - 30, Fri./ Sat. @ 7:30 p.m.; Sun @ 2 p.m. - Studio Theatre @ Aurora Fox Arts Center, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora 80010. 303-739-1970 or online at 
Fort Collins
Conversations with Bekah Global Village Museum
at 06:00 PM
Women of the World artist, Rebekah Merlino, makes a personal appearance at the Global Village Museum. Unveiling a new original work from her recently completed humanitarian trip to Kenya, Rebekah shares her perceptions and insights of her 11 women portraits. As an artist, soldier, Army reservist, Merlino opens doors to understanding world cultures and people.
The Legend of Robin Hood PACE Center
at 07:00 PM
Filled with action, romance, comedy, "The Legend of Robin Hood" goes deep into the heart of Sherwood Forest to discover what made the man a legend, and why the legend never dies. August 7 - 22, Fri. and Sat. @ 7:00 p.m.; Sun @ 2 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 8 & 22 @ 2 p.m. - PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138. 303-805-6800 or online at - Rated PG for mild language and realistic violence. 
Sunday, August 09
THE POETRY JAM SESSIONS Book Launch Party Que's Espresso
at 02:00 PM
A local poetry salon, The Poetry Jam, is celebrating the launch of its book with live music, dollar off coffee, book signings, door prizes, and a raffle. 
Wednesday, August 12
Fort Collins
An Afternoon Tea to Celebrate World Elephant Day Global Village Museum
at 03:00 PM
You're invited to join Kimberly Lavelle and Stephanie Flanders-Martin as we celebrate World Elephant Day. World Elephant Day is a day we celebrate and work toward conservation and protection of elephants from the many threats that they face daily. The event will include the opportunity to donate to save elephants via purchase of some of Kimberlys amazing work and other local artists.


From the Heart Watercolors & Lavender Elephant Health & Wellness
Thursday, August 13
Matt & Ben by Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers Dairy Center for the Arts
at 08:30 PM
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck have long been hollywood heartthrobs but they started as just some kids with a dream, a dream to be rich, famous, playstation owning, Gwyneth Paltrow dating STARS. The creator of The Mindy Project, Mindy Kaling and playwright Brenda Withers bring us Matt & Ben, an inside glimpse into the rocket rise of two young friends. This August Broads Theatre presents a two woman show depicting the real life love story of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. August 13th-21st. 
Friday, August 14
La Cage aux Folles Aurora Fox
at 07:30 PM
"La Cage aux Folles" is the first musical which has won theTony Award for Best Revival of a Musicaltwice and the show that has won a Best Production Tony Award (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. Aug.14 - Sept. 6, Fri/Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 2:30pm & Mon, Aug 24 at 7:30pm. - 720-362-2697 or - Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80013 
Tuesday, August 18
Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery Call for entries Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery
at 06:30 PM
The Boulder Arts and Crafts Gallery, an artist owned and operated
cooperative, looks for new work for display in our store on an ongoing basis. Consignment
applications can be picked up at our gallery, filled out online at this link to our website:, or call 303-443-3683 to have one mailed to you. We review potential new work for our consignment program on the third Tuesday
of February, May, August, September 
Thursday, August 20
Fort Collins
Destination Southeast Asia: Interplay of cultures, religion, art Global Village Museum
at 06:30 PM
Expand your knowledge of the cultural history of Southeast Asia. Glean insights from the stories and anecdotes that world traveler, former US ambassador and Peace Corps volunteer, John Roberts shares. Trace how trade and colonization for hundreds of years influenced and sculpted this colorful region, creating a fusion of native cultures with those of India and China.
Friday, August 21
Gallery 1261 presents "Unfurl" Gallery 1261
at 06:00 PM
Gallery 1261 and guest curator, artist Mia Bergeron, are proud to present "Unfurl." Comprised of 21 invited artists, including gallery artists as well as guests, from the US and Europe, "Unfurl" draws on the idea of true creative freedom. Selected artists have been asked to create works of art that are created without boundaries. Aug 21 - Sept 26, Reception: Aug 21, 6-9 pm. 1261 Delaware St., Denver, CO 80204. 303-571-1261 - Hours: Tue-Sat, 11 - 6pm. 
Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera Longmont Theatre
at 07:30 PM
Suds: The Rocking 60s Musical Soap Opera

August 21, 22, 28 & 29 at 7:30 pm
August 23 & 30 at 2:00 pm

Tickets at or call 303-772-5200
Loaded with good clean fun, bubbling energy, and some of the greatest hits of the 60s, including These Boots Are Made For Walking, Its My Party, You Dont Own Me and many more, Suds will have you swaying in your seat. Solid gold nostalgia musical fun at its best!

Saturday, August 22
An Evening Under the Stars with Colorado Ballet Arvada Center
at 07:30 PM
Join the stars of Colorado Ballet under the stars for a program featuring excerpts from upcoming and past productions as well as other classical and contemporary works. The performance will include the contemporary ballet In Pieces by choreographer Val Caniparoli, which made its world premiere with Colorado Ballet in 2013. Featuring dramatic lighting and costumes, the ballet is set to Poul Ruders' musical composition Concerto in Pieces. 
Friday, October 02
Colorado Ballet's La Sylphide Ellie Caulkins Opera House
at 07:30 PM
A young Scotsman pursues a beautiful winged sylph (spirit) in Colorado Ballet's romantic season opener, La Sylphide, Oct. 2-11. Colorado Ballet will perform the classical masterpiece, which includes choreography by August Bournonville and music by Herman Severin Lvenskiold, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Bewitched by the otherworldly sylph, the man abandons his fiance and follows the creature into the forest in one of the world's oldest and most romantic ballets. 
Saturday, November 28
Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker Ellie Caulkins Opera House
at 01:00 PM
Children and adults will enjoy Colorado Ballets 55th annual production of The Nutcracker, Nov. 28-Dec. 27, featuring fantastic characters, brilliant dancing, exquisite sets, dazzling costumes, timeless choreography and Tchaikovskys extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This enchanting production brings the timeless story to life and transports audiences to lands of wintertime magic and delicious sweets. 
Friday, February 19
Colorado Ballet's Alice (in Wonderland) Ellie Caulkins Opera House
at 07:30 PM
Fall down the rabbit hole and join Colorado Ballet for the Colorado premiere of Alice (in Wonderland), Feb. 19-28. Experience a whimsical (wonder)land with beloved, eccentric characters including the frantic White Rabbit, mysterious Cheshire Cat, peculiar Mad Hatter, terrifying Jabberwock and other exotic creatures as young Alice escapes the clutches of the wicked Queen of Hearts. Featuring choreography by Septime Webre & music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. 
Friday, March 25
Colorado Ballet's Ballet Director's Choice Newman Ctr for Performing Arts
at 07:30 PM
Season closer Ballet Directors Choice will highlight the talents of Colorado Ballets dancers in a collection of contemporary premieres, March 25-27. The repertory will include the premiere of a tango-inspired ballet by choreographer and Colorado Ballet's Ballet Mistress Lorita Travaglia, another work by renowned contemporary choreographer Dominic Walsh, and a third ballet. 
Friday, January 06
Teen Game Night Boulder Public Library
at 04:00 PM
Teen Game Night has something for every gamer! Teen Game Night has something for every gamer -- from old-school board games one week to computer games and Wii activities the next week. All teens are welcome to bring games to share or enjoy the games already on-hand, every Tuesday from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the BPL Teen Space at the Main Library, 1000 Canyon Blvd. Information: 303-441-3099 or 
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