Boulder Emerges as a Hotspot for Film and Performing Arts

Published March 1, 2024

Boulder has firmly established itself as a sanctuary for the arts with an impressive array of events to choose from. Whether you're a film buff, dance enthusiast, opera lover, or in search of family-friendly activities, Boulder’s cultural scene is buzzing with talent and creativity.

Embrace the Rhythm

The CU Dance Connection is showcasing a dynamic dance performance titled "Open Space", with a fusion of different styles bound to captivate audiences. Performances are scheduled for the weekend at the York Irey Theatre on the CU campus in Boulder, with tickets at $20 each.

Comedy Amidst the Reptiles

The Theater Company of Lafayette is tickling funny bones with "Snake!", a comedic tale of documentarians in a python-filled swamp. Running through March 10 at the Arapaho Center, tickets are $25.

A Festival of Films

The Boulder International Film Festival (BIFF) is rolling out the red carpet with a selection of screenings, including the premiere of "Ezra," starring big Hollywood names. The grand opening is at Boulder Theater, and the festival offers a robust lineup over the weekend.

In Honor of Fauré

A tribute to the renowned French composer Gabriel Fauré features new compositions played by the CU College of Music orchestra. This homage is part of the Faure Centennial Festival, free to the public.

Silver Screen Spotlight

Carla Gutierrez's documentary on Frida Kahlo, simply titled "Frida," is set to screen at the BIFF, promising an insightful look into the life of the iconic artist.

Opera and Dining

The Boulder Opera Company presents Puccini's "Suor Angelica," where the audience can enjoy a dinner show experience at the Dickens Opera House, blending culinary delights with operatic excellence.

Looking Ahead

For fans of Broadway, Denver's Buell Theatre will soon be hosting the cheery musical "Hairspray," a story about a teen's dancing aspirations set in the 1960s.

A Nostalgic Film Freebie

BIFF continues to celebrate with a free screening of the 2013 hit musical documentary "Muscle Shoals," an event made more special by the appearance of the film's director.

Fun for the Young Readers

The Boulder Library has a delightful treat for young readers with a survival-themed bingo and raffle event, inspired by Lauren Tarshis's survival book series.

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