A&E events: May 2-9

Your guide to the week's visual arts, theater and literary happenings


ON VIEW:  Saudi new media artist Nouf Aljowaysir reconstructs and reinterprets her self-identity in SALAF (Ancestor), on view at East Window Gallery in Boulder through July 27. The artist will be in-person for a talk on May 10 to discuss the ongoing portrait series exploring migration, memory and the limitations of artificial intelligence. See listing for details

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BVSD High School and Faculty Exhibition. Through May 4, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Free

We CU: A Visual Celebration of Black Womanhood, Presence and Connectedness. Through July 13, CU Art Museum, 1085 18th St., Boulder. Free

The Skeletal World of José Guadalupe Posada. Through May 19, Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. $18

Are You OK?: A Trans Survival Project. Through June 22, East Window Gallery, 4550 Broadway, Suite C-3B2, Boulder. Free | Through May 31, Dairy Arts Center – Northeast Mural Wall, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Free 

Nouf Aljowaysir: SALAF (Ancestor). Through July 27, East Window Gallery, 4550 Broadway, Suite C-3B2, Boulder. Free

Brian Comber: Reverie. Through Aug. 18, BMoCA @ Frasier, 350 Ponca Place, Boulder. $2

ON STAGE: A question from 9-year-old Bee Quijada cuts through a classroom history lesson on Rosa Parks: “Where did Latinos sit on the bus?” This inquiry gives way to a “theatrical mixtape” of Bee’s life, fusing Latin rhythms, hip-hop and spoken word poetry into the one-person show, Where Did We Sit on the Bus? The immersive production starring Satya Chávez runs through June 2 at the DCPA Singleton Theatre. See listing for details

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Noises Off. Through May 5, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. $56-$83

The Misanthrope. Through May 5, Theater Company of Lafayette, 300 E. Simpson. $25

Where Did We Sit on the Bus? Through June 2, Denver Center for the Performing Arts – Singleton Theatre, 1400 Curtis St. $35-$52 BW Pick of the Week 

My Fair Lady. Through June 9, Jesters Dinner Theatre, 224 Main St., Longmont. $30-$50

237 Virginia Avenue. May 2–19, The Savoy, 2700 Arapahoe St., Denver. $40

The Secret Garden. Through June 16, Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, 4747 Marketplace Drive, Johnstown. $45-$83

ON THE PAGE: Join author Gina DeMillo Wagner for a Boulder Book Store discussion about her new work, Forces of Nature: A Memoir of Family, Loss and Finding Home. Exploring the intersections of grief, disability, nature and family, DeMillo Wagner’s latest is an intimate account of her childhood as a caregiver to a brother with a genetic disorder and the winding path of healing after his death. See listing for details

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The Right Thing to Do by Tom Shanahan. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St. $5 

The Colorado Trail in Crisis by Karl Ford. 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, Tattered Cover – Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Free

Brief Flashings in the Phenomenal World by Katie Arnold. 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, Tattered Cover, 2526 E. Colfax Ave., Denver. Free 

We Loved It All by Lydia Millet. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, Tattered Cover – Aspen Grove, 7301 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton. Free 

Forces of Nature by Gina DeMillo Wagner. 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St. $5 BW Pick of the Week

Speakership is Leadership by Margaret Watts Romney. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl St. $5


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