Arts & Culture

When it all started, many in the jazz world must have thought, “That Colorado altitude has taken its toll on those guys. Start a traditional jazz festival in this era?”

But a small group of dedicated jazz-lovers did just that, and to the amazement of many, this July we present the seventeenth rendition of the Evergreen Jazz Festival. It promises to be another outstanding event, living up to the enthusiastic description from a national columnist as “the best jazz festival anywhere!”

CU Presents: CO Shakespeare Festival | Now - Aug 12

Jun 6, 2018

A summer of love and ambition under the stars kicks off June 8. Epic love stories, family dramas, and laugh-out-loud fun are coming to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival this summer. CU Presents is the home of performing arts on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. With hundreds of concerts, plays, recitals and more on our stages each year, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company devoted to Bard’s works.

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Museo celebrates Cultural First Fridays on Santa Fe Drive as a year-round, rain or shine, event that highlights a flair of latinidad in Denver. This June, Museo invites El Jardín de Arte and Ballet Folklorico Baile Caliente to present “Carnalismo”. This ballet is inspired by the music of Bill Conti, the artwork of Adan Hernandez and the spirit of brotherhood embedded in the American experience.

Pachucos y Sirenas | Now - Aug 18

May 19, 2018

Pachucos y Sirenas explores the roles that fashion plays in developing a cultural Identity in major urban settings.  The exhibition will feature old school and new school artists that share an affinity with the Pachuco legacy. Artists such as Justin Favela, Antonia Fernandez, Carlos Fresquez, Josiah Lopez, Jerry Vigil, and Daniel Salazar will highlight the impact that the 1940’s Pachuco legacy had on the American experience. Exhibition programming will include contributing fashion designers Cha Cha Romero and Alexandra Peralta, Suavecito Car Club, and artist Alfredo Cardenas.

Passing Strange

May 3, 2018

Tony Award-winning “Passing Strange” is a moving, fast-paced rock musical about a young boy’s journey of self-discovery through Europe. From a comfortable middle class Baptist upbringing, the young protagonist rejects the comforts of home and travels on a picaresque journey through Amsterdam and Berlin to find “the real”. Complicated by his need to rebel against his mother and society, he finds himself “passing” through place to place and from lover to lover, only to find out that “the real” that he’d been searching for would come at great cost.

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