So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter
Ani DiFranco has long been a Boulder darling, with more than 20 albums, nine Grammy nominations, one Grammy win, and several Gay/Lesbian American Music Awards to her credit. With an act that’s one part folksinger and another part soul/jazz and spoken word, DiFranco’s sound has demonstrated consistent evolution since her eponymous debut album in 1990. The feminist icon, playing Oct. 13, has said no to every single record deal that came her way, allowing her to craft her brand and her style as she sees fit on her own Righteous Babe label. Tickets are $30 – $40, 7 p.m., Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, 303.786.7030.
The Crested Butte Film Festival may only be in its second year, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. The showcase of feature, short and documentary films, all set against the backdrop of some of the most awe-inspiring landscape in the country runs Sept. 26 – 29. This year’s slate includes more than 90 films from local filmmakers as well as international talent from as far as China, France and Australia. Tickets to individual films are $10, passes $56 – $1,000. 606 6th Street, Crested Butte.
Day of the Dead
Day of the Dead is one of the most beautiful and fascinating celebrations in the Mexican and South American cultures. El Dia de los Muertos celebrates and honors loved ones long since passed. Attracting more than 6000 people, the Longmont Museum and Cultural Center holds a huge celebration. Enjoy lovingly prepared traditional altars, sugar skulls and see many beautiful community altars at this 12th anniversary celebration. The exhibition, which runs Sept. 21 – Nov. 3, is free – $5. 400 Quail Rd., Longmont.