Boulder Arts Week is back for its 5th year, honoring Boulder’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings. Taking place from March 30 – April 7 2018, hundreds of Boulder artists will participate in nearly 400 art experiences. Experience a variety of fascinating art events including art exhibits, performances, concerts, workshops and more. Here are five Boulder Arts Week Events that you won’t want to miss.
5 BOULDER ARTS WEEK EVENTS YOU CAN’T MISS
#1 SELASEE & THE FAFA FAMILY + JYEMO CLUB AT FOX THEATRE
When: Saturday, March 31, 2018
Where: Fox Theater, 1135 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Selasee & The Fafa Family is a world/reggae music band that brings together a unique blend of Reggae, West African Highlife and American Pop music. Jyemo Club is a collaboration musicians from 5 different countries, each bringing their own flavor to create dance music to celebrate life.
#2 THE PLAYBOY OF THE WESTERN WORLD PERFORMANCE
When: Multiple Performances March 30 – April 5, 2018
Psst… See schedule here.
Where: The Dairy Arts Center’s Carsen Theatre, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
See The Upstart Crow Theatre Company‘s performance of The Playboy of the Western World, by John Millington Synge at the Dairy Arts Center‘s Carsen Theatre. A romantic comedy verging on farce, the story of our young hero unfolds as we learn his dark secret. The audience is sure to feel torn between the extremes of adoration and loathing as they are taken on a wild ride where the truth is stranger than fiction.
The generational strife between father and son and the struggle of youth for recognition and independence are the core issues that society faces today as standard bearers hold tightly to power while youths push against the very system that they are trying to inherit. Tickets $20 – $25. Tickets available here.
#3 FEATURED PRESENTATIONS FROM THE WORLD OF BURNING MAN
When: Saturday, March 31, 2018 @ 10:30AM – 12PM
Where: Boulder Public Library’s Canyon Theater, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Join the Plenary Session of the Rocky Mountain Arts Summit to hear Featured Presentations from the World of Burning Man at the Boulder Public Library‘s Canyon Theater. First, see Stuart Mangrum, Education Director of the Burning Man Project, presenting OUTSIDE/IN: The World of Burning Man Art. Next, see John Halcyon, Co-Founder of Pink Heart‘s presentation of Getting Serious about Having Fun: Silliness, Sacredness & Safety. Ticket Information: $5. Tickets available here.
#4 DANCES & SONGS AT THE DAIRY ARTS CENTER
When: April 7, 2018 @ 7:30 P.M. & April 8,2018 @ 4:00 P.M.
Where: The Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
The Hannah Kahn Dance Company, in collaboration with Zach Heckendorf and Friends, will present Dances and Songs at the Dairy Arts Center on April 7 and 8, 2018. The program celebrates the joys of coming together through motion and music. Combining Kahn’s choreography from over four decades of creative work with the fresh and youthful voice of a talented and successful young musician working in the acoustic rock genre provides a rich experience for audiences who love live performance. Ticket Information: $25 Adults, $20 Students and Children. Tickets available here.
#5 OBJECTS IN PERSPECTIVE BY ASPEN HOCHHALTER & NATALIE ABRAMS
When: Through April 15, 2018. Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri 10-6, Sat 12-7:30, Sun 12-5:30
Where: Dairy Arts Center’s McMahon Gallery, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302
Don’t miss this collaborative exhibition by artists Aspen Hochhalter and Natalie Abrams at the Dairy Arts Center‘s McMahon Gallery. Explore the transformation of form into space by the manipulation of perspective and scale through the photographic lens.
Natalie Abrams uses a unique method of manipulating wax medium to create her highly sculptural works referencing natural habitats and landscape. Aspen Hochhalter uses wet plate collodion photography to re-present Abrams’ work as ambiguous, surreal “scapes” that exude a sense of place. No tickets necessary.
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