Marc Maron at Boulder Theater
Comedian Marc Maron has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien more than 40 times, making him the undisputed champion of all stand up comedians in terms of his prolificness. The New-Jersey-bred standup’s anxiety-ridden takes are spit-the-milk-out-of-your-mouth funny, and his role as Sam Sylvia, the creator and director of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling on the Netflix series GLOW, was legendarily brilliant. Since 2009, his podcast has evolved into a juggernaut on its own — WTF with Marc Maron now eclipses 6 million downloads a month, and has featured such guests as Robin Williams, President Obama, Keith Richards, Peter Dinklage, and hundreds more. Catch him on his “This May Be The Last Time” tour at the Boulder Theater on Sept. 22. Doors open at 7 p.m., tickets are $49.50 at BoulderTheater.com
Erin Hyunhee Kang at BMOCA
Erin Hyunhee Kang is a Korean American who moved to the United States at the age of 15. As a painter, graphic artist and illustrator, Kang’s visual art is driven by her own observations of diaspora as a metaphor for her life and identity. The work explores a middle ground between Eastern and Western values, often resulting in surreal, fragmented landscapes that are at once both chaotic and calming. Her latest exhibition, A Home In Between, opens at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Sept. 29 and runs through Jan. 22, 2023. Admission to the museum is only $2, Saturday admission is always free. 1750 13th Street, Boulder. 303.443.2122.
The Children at the Dairy Center for the Arts
Butterfly Effect Theatre of Colorado (formerly Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company) has always been on the forefront of compelling and engaging new works. This month, check out their production of The Children, a poignant comedic play that tells the story of two retired nuclear scientists who are living in a remote cottage by the sea, watching the world around them crumble. When an old friend arrives, the three embark on a journey to answer the timely question: what do we owe to future generations? This very timely production runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 8 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder. Tickets range from $21 to $51 and are available at thedairy.org or 303.440.7826.
Into the Woods at Arvada Center for the Arts
Stephen Sondheim, Broadway and musical theater legend, may have recently passed away, but his legacy lives on in theaters across the country, from the smallest houses to some of the largest professional companies. The Arvada Center for the Arts is proudly offering one of Sondheim’s most beloved works – Into the Woods, now playing through Oct. 9, 2022. Into the Woods explores the real lives of well-known fairy tale characters and discusses the consequences of the choices people make. Tickets start at $53 at arvadacenter.org or 720.898.7200.
Matisyahu at the Gothic Theatre
“I get to reach out and impact someone else’s life and they do the same,” said Matisyahu in our interview with him back in 2011. “It’s like you are doing something important and you reach out through the music. I try to tell a story and I hope that people get something out of it. And everyone gets something different out of it. Music means something different to everyone and you just hope you are giving them something.” Touring on his eponymous 2022 release (Fallen Sparks Records), his uplifting, spiritually influenced Jewish perspective brings light and love with every performance. Catch him live at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood on Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $29.50+, GothicTheatre.com for more information.
Of Mice and Men at Coal Creek Theater
As the end of October approaches, Coal Creek Theater of Louisville is preparing a return to the classics with John Steinbeck’s beloved story of friendship based during the Great Depression – Of Mice and Men. The original version was produced in 1937 but remains just as relevant and moving today as it was then. If you’ve never seen a live production of this profound work, Coal Creek Theater’s production is an excellent chance to catch it in a lovely and intimate space – the Louisville Center for the Arts. Of Mice and Men opens Oct. 28. 801; tickets will be available at cctlouisville.org.