<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Stage]]> <![CDATA[Explore]]> The theme of this year’s Colorado Black Arts Festival is “Rock Steady,” fitting for an annual festival in its 29th year of bringing black music and culture to the Mile High City. This celebration is overflowing with representations of black culture, from the Boogaloo Celebration Parade to a Vintage Car Show.]]> <![CDATA[Music in the mountains]]> A fierce and earthy Carmen stalks the stage at the Central City Opera this summer. Director Daniel’s Pelzig’s production of Bizet’s ever-popular opera, starring mezzo Kirstin Chávez in the title role, opened the CCO’s diverse 2011 season June 25. There are eight more performances through the last day of the season, Aug. 7.]]> <![CDATA[Students belt it out in opera]]> In many ways, the production is the same one mounted by CU in 2006. After those performances, the CU College of Music kept the sets and costumes, which they will use again. But in some ways, it will be a new production. “There are some things that are different,” Leigh Holman, CU director of opera, explains.]]> <![CDATA[Cheech and Chong get it legal]]> "It's getting closer all the time,” says Cheech Marin about what he calls the “quasi-legal” state of marijuana use in America. “You can walk down the street of just about any city smoking a joint, and nobody’s gonna hassle you. It’s ridiculous that it’s not legal. Sometimes our country has this puritanical element about it that just pops up like a mutant gene.”]]> <![CDATA[Down Southie]]> Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire explores neighborhood survival guilt in his Southie chronicles, Good People.]]> <![CDATA[Learn]]> This event will feature three speakers discussing the Rocky Flats cleanup and issues with plutonium at the site, as well as an open discussion to follow. From Rocky Flats Nuclear Guardianship, a co-sponsor of the evening along with Naropa University, Dr.]]> <![CDATA[The tradition lives on at BDT Stage]]> Boulder’s Dinner Theatre recently changed its name to BDT Stage. With the company now in its 37th season, it’s tempting to poke a little mid-life crisis fun at it over the unexpected new moniker. What’s next, a hair transplant? A gold hoop earring? A cherry-red Corvette and a 23-year-old girlfriend?.]]> <![CDATA[Theater | Week of July 9, 2015]]> The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303-440-7826. Through July 23..]]> <![CDATA[The kids are all right]]> Reinvention is as American as Edison appropriating Tesla’s work or Donald Trump cloaking himself in the mantle of legitimate presidential candidacy. Hollywood’s current remake/reboot craze illustrates the pivotal place reinvention occupies in the arts, and theatre is no stranger to the concept.]]> <![CDATA[Merry cynics-mas]]> Remembering the spirit of Christmas can get difficult when parking lot road rage and wrestling over smartphones overtake Santa and good cheer.]]> <![CDATA[Sisters of Swing]]> Sisters of Swing is the theatrical account of the Andrews sisters — icons of the “boogie-woogie” swing era. One of the best-selling female groups of all time, the Sisters have sold more than 75 million records.]]> <![CDATA[Chuckles]]> Poundstone has won Emmys, written books, is ranked at 88 on Comedy Central’s Greatest Comedians of All Time, was inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame in 2010, and was the first female comedian to perform at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. When you see all that, suddenly, some radio quiz show seems kind of irrelevant.]]> <![CDATA[Westward ho!]]> When is a meditation still water. The backstage wall holds a really an illustration? collection of white rectangles of various Though I don’t believe sizes. Reminiscent of the memorable set playwright Anthony for the Avenue Theatre’s 2004 production of Metamorphoses, Ambition Facing.]]> <![CDATA[Poetry in motion]]> Given the presumed lack of attention to all things poetical by the younger generation, a play like 'The Belle of Amherst' becomes monumentally important.]]> <![CDATA[Adeste fideles for this materfamilias]]> Evincing a commitment to novel, homegrown theatre, the Edge Theatre Company held a new play festival called On The Edge. One of the entrants, Denver native Ellen K. Graham, was later commissioned to write a play for the company, and the result is the Christmas comedy, The Familiars,.]]> <![CDATA[Beards]]> Boulder Facial Hair Club’s second annual Beard and Moustache competition is set for this Saturday at the historic Dickens Opera House in Longmont. The organization expects to see 200-300 competitors and over 150 spectators at the event, which although held in Boulder is open to participants nationwide.]]> <![CDATA[Lovers and madmen]]> To say that A Midsummer Night’s Dream kicked off the festival marvelously is an understatement along the lines of saying that the NSA has a vague idea of your calling and Internet browsing habits.]]> <![CDATA[Review: Colorado Shakespeare Festival's 'Macbeth']]> With American troops still on the ground in Afghanistan today and with the relationship between the U.S. and Russia becoming more eerily Cold War-ish every week, Page’s choice to set Macbeth in the 1980s Soviet occupation of the perennially war-torn Iranian neighbor is nothing short of brilliant. This Macbeth may be the most thought-provoking and emotionally arresting production of a Shakespeare play that I have ever seen.]]> <![CDATA[Chill]]> Another year older, another year... still frozen. The annual festival Frozen Dead Guy Days celebrates everybody’s favorite frozen grandpa Bredo Morstoel, who resides in suspended animation in a shed in Nederland.]]> <![CDATA[Learn]]> If Boulder’s feeling too cramped and you’re craving a sense of adventure, The Dairy has got you covered. Be whisked off to the northwest with A Boulder Night in Alaska. Check out a multimedia presentation by the Extreme Ice Survey director and photographer James Balog Larson, who will recount the Last North expedition.]]>