Flat Space at Dairy Arts Center
Fans of visual arts know that one of the best places in Boulder to stop is the Dairy Center for the Arts – with a rotating schedule of local artists showcasing a variety of mediums. You still have time to catch the current exhibition – Whitman Lindstrom’s Flat Space, still on display through Oct. 29. This bold and colorful exhibit is his perspective on the iconic Flatirons through his exploration of pictorial space. According to the website’s statement, “Flat Space invites us to reconsider the familiar as he navigates the interplay between simplicity and complexity in his interpretations of this natural landmark.” Visit TheDairy.org for more information.
The Burroughs at Nissi’s
This self-proclaimed “sweaty soul music” outfit from Fort Collins has firmly placed itself atop the regional map when it comes to delivering a high-energy, well-choreographed and polished product that provides unshakeable grooves, incredible horns and a lasting impression for any audience lucky enough to catch the show. Their latest recording, Honey Imastar is a concept album telling the story of an intergalactic traveler who lands on Earth and sets out to learn what it is to be human — which apparently requires a smorgasbord of trip-hop, soul, R&B, pop and funk tunes as key ingredients. Catch them live at Nissis in Lafayette on Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20, visit Nissis.com for more information
MediaLive: Technology as Healing at BMOCA
“Technology as awareness, awareness as empathy, empathy as healing, healing as change,” explains the artistic statement for the exhibition, MediaLive: Technology as Healing, open through Jan. 14 at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. This exhibit includes the art of eight artists who use a variety of mediums to explore technology as solution-based methods for dealing with the myriad challenges of our time. There are many different answers to the question, “How do we transform art practices into sustainable action?” Admission to the museum is $2, visit bmoca.org for more information.
’Twas the Night Before Christmas/Charlie Brown Christmas at Longmont Theatre Company
Longmont Theatre Company is getting in the holiday spirit early this year with a double-header of Christmas cheer. Bring the whole family out for ’Twas the Night Before Christmas with Charlie Brown Christmas playing for two weekends only, November 4, 5 and 11, 12. The first half of the show features a musical re-telling of the classic Clement Clarke Moore Christmas poem. After a short intermission, you can join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the gang for a staged adaptation of the classic television special. Tickets are $12.50 online at LongmontTheatre.org.
Aparna Nancherla at Comedy Works
Comedian Aparna Nancherla has plenty to say. The author-turned stand-up has written for Late Night with Seth Meyers and Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, half-hour specials on both Netflix and Comedy Central, and just published her first book, Unreliable Narrator: Me, Myself and Imposter Syndrome in late September — a hilarious collection of personal essays that’s at once deeply introspective and totally relatable to anyone who’s ever questioned themselves in their pursuits. See her perform live at Comedy Works in Downtown Denver at one of three shows Oct. 20-21. Tickets start at $30, visit ComedyWorks.com for more information.
Cinderella at Arvada Center
For a slightly different family-friendly production, check out the Arvada Center’s upcoming musical Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, plaing Nov. 24 through Dec. 31. You know the story — a young woman is forced to be a servant to her evil stepmother and stepsisters. When a little magic and a Fairy Godmother come into her life, Cinderella proves that any dream can come true. This will be a stylish, contemporary take on the beloved story, and you can expect plenty of laughs, brilliant music and fabulous costumes. Tickets range from $19 to $38 at ArvadaCenter.org.