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Boulder arts: Saturday picks for May 8, 2010



Boulder County is bursting at the seams again with various cultural arts events. Here are my picks for Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Visualizing Mahler

MahlerFest with Boulder Public Library is offering an opportunity for the public to Visualize Mahler's 3rd Symphony with a movie.

"What the Universe Tells Me" (about Mahler's philosophy and music) will be playing at 2:00-3:00 pm in the Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater at 9th and Canyon Blvd in Boulder 

When: 2:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Location:   Map    Weather  

Boulder Public Library Canyon Theater
1001 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder,CO 80302

Boulder's Upstart Crow Theater Presents: Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh

This is a tale of people with too much money.

Hugo and Frederic are identical twins, as alike as night and day. One is bold and ruthless, the other meek and sensitive. Hugo plots to prevent his brother's marriage to a woman who despises him. His tool is a Pygmalion style transformation of a poor, beautiful ballet dancer. The setting for his scheme is a grand ball at a French Château between the wars. But Hugo's little dancer has a mind of her own and her mother (a few cards short of a deck) also has her own plans for the evening.

Christopher Fry's adaptation of Jean Anouilh's L'Invitation au Château is fast paced and witty. If you can sit through this play without laughing you need to have your funny bone examined.

When: 7: 30 pm
Cost: $17-$20

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Dairy Center for the Arts
2590 Walnut Street

Boulder, CO  80302


Purchase Tickets:

By phone: 888.512.7469


NCAR Gallery Features Photography by Britt Ripley 

An exhibition of photography titled “Rawhide, Steel & Bone: images of western ranching culture” by Britt Ripley is on display in Gallery I of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) May 3 - 29. The artist is inspired by this colorful but fading way of life. On ranches, he sees a vivid interplay of history, people, setting, weather, architecture, creatures, old and new, machinery and tools, and a vast collection of materials. This provides canvases rich in aesthetic possibility including boldness, subtlety, wonderful texture, and the duality of life and death. The artist hopes to infuse his images with emotion and capture the beauty found in this culture.

Cost: Free

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1850 Table Mesa Drive

Boulder, CO 80305


Boulder Chamber Orchestra Presents Symphonic Frolic, An All-Beethoven Concert 

The Boulder Chamber Orchestra presents “Symphonic Frolic” Featuring Larry Graham, Charles Lee, and Annamaria Karacson. Music Selections include Beethoven’s Romance Cantabile, Triple Concerto, and Symphony No.8.

When: 7:30 pm


$15 - $20
Location:   Map    Weather  
Broomfield Auditorium
3 Community Park Road

Broomfield, CO  80020
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CCCT Presents "Angel Street"

Coal Creek Community Theater Presents “Angel Street” by Patrick Hamilton

Directed by Dan Schock, "Angel Street" will have its last run tonight at the Louisville Center for the Arts. This suspenseful drama tells the story of the Manninghams who live on Angel St. in the 19th Century. When the curtain rises, Mr. Manningham is slowly torturing his wife, Bella, into insanity under the guise of kindness. While he is out, Mrs. Manningham is visited by Inspector Rough from Scotland Yard. Rough is convinced that Manningham is a maniacal criminal wanted for a murder committed fifteen years earlier in this very house. Gradually, Rough restores Mrs. Manningham's confidence and they build up evidence against Manningham.

Cast: Mary Kay Irving, Shannon Reilly, Gil Shalit, Linda Shindler, Dan Wright

When:  7:30pm

Cost: Adults: $15, Students (18-) and Seniors (60+): $12

Location:   Map    Weather  

Louisville Center for the Arts
801 Grant Ave

Louisville, CO 80027

Phone: 303-665-0955
Website for more info and tickets:

Be sure to check back tomorrow for more cultural art events! 

For more opportunities, please visit Boulder County Arts Alliance's calendar of events.

Shoshana Fanizza is the founder of Audience Development Specialists.  For writings specifically about audience development, please visit the Audience Development Blog.


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