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The Boulder Film Festival and Los Lobos!

This weekend you can enjoy the music of the award-winning rock and roll band Los Lobos, as well as treat yourself to one of more than a dozen films screening in the Boulder Film Festival – with various locations in Boulder and Longmont.

TODAY/TONIGHT, Thursday, March 3

Japanese lotus flowers are known as a symbol of enlightenment, as they grow to rise above dark waters and bloom into a beautiful flower. In this class, we will peacefully paint a lotus flower in acrylic paints. This class is part of our Art & Sip series. Grab a drink and get creative with these classes for adults. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Registration: $35
Phone: 303-651-8374

The Thompson Jazz Studies Program presents big band repertoire in a variety of styles featuring ensemble playing and improvisation from the best jazz musicians at the College of Music. From orchestras, bands and choirs to jazz, world music and opera to world-class faculty and guest performances, the CU Boulder College of Music brings hundreds of stunning performances to audiences throughout the academic year. This is a pay-what-you-can performance (generally from $5 to $100) is your gift to help the work of the College of Music continue to inspire artistry and discovery, together. Check back before the concert for program information. This event will be available via livestream. 

Gruisin Music Hall, Imig Music Bldg., 1020 18th St., Boulder 
7:30 p.m.
Tickets: Pay What You Can

Antonio Lopez was born and raised in Alamosa, CO, steeped in the Chicano culture of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Since 2012 Lopez has been living in Longmont and says, “I was green as they come when I first arrived on The Front Range, full of that naive small-town optimism. The first job I had was as a night janitor in the public schools, trying to hustle my first gigs in a new music scene.” That hustle ethic has paid off with Antonio’s newest album, Roots and Wings, which was crowdfunded through a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign.

The concept for Roots and Wings was planted in the late summer of 2018 as Antonio and his wife Georgia were flying back from their honeymoon on Vancouver Island in Canada. While there, Lopez read a quote from Goethe that hit him in the gut . . . “There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children, one of these is roots, the other, wings.” Tearing up, Lopez reminisced on his childhood and all the sacrifices his parents made in order for him to have a better life than they had.

The life that I am able to lead is a life they could only dream of having. When I sing, I’m adding my voice to their voice. Joining them in both words and actions for a better tomorrow.”

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $12-$18
Information: (303) 776-6050

Thursday-Saturday, March 3-5

How does Hydrogen Man, a woodcut made by Leonard Baskin in 1954, relate to an illustration of the circulatory system from Andreas Vesailus’ 1555 anatomical text? What can we learn by considering artistic renderings of the human body and anatomical atlases side by side?

The Art That Made Medicine traces the interconnections between artistic practice and medical knowledge in Western anatomical illustration from the late 1400s to the mid-1900s. Together, artists and anatomists have shaped the way we think about the ideal body and health, and not always for the better. This exhibition looks at the human impacts in the creation of such artworks and illustrations: Who were the men and women who acted as models? How can we recenter the individuals—named and unknown—who contributed to the production of these images and texts?

The Art That Made Medicine showcases CU collections, including medical atlases from the rare books department of Anschutz Medical Library and Norlin Library’s Special Collections, and artist renderings of the body from CU Art Museum’s collection.
CU Art Museum, Visual Arts Complex, 1085 18th St., Boulder
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Admission: Free
Phone: 303-492-8300

Thursday-Sunday, March 3-6

Beginning today at 5:00 p.m. through Sunday at 8:00 p.m., the 18th Annual Boulder International Film Festival will bring films and filmmakers to Boulder and Longmont for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema. The festival is a showcase for the best films by new and emerging filmmakers, as well as our industry’s most talented directors, producers, and actors. Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, legendary parties, talented musicians and much more. The main venue for BIFF 2022 will once again be the historic Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder. We will also be offering online screenings through our popular BIFF Virtual Platform (March 3-17).

An extraordinary number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries, and shorts that have gone on from early screenings at BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations.

Multiple Locations in Boulder & Longmont
Tickets: $68 (4 tickets); $100 (6 tickets); Festival Pass ($495)
Various Hours Throughout Festival

“Fourteen Funerals” is a wry comedy about family, death, and the stories we tell about people we may never really know. Sienna is a little surprised when Millie reaches out to her from the funeral home in her childhood hometown of Blissfield, Indiana. She’s even more surprised to hear that her entire extended family has been wiped out in one fell swoop. As the very last of the Fitchwoods, Sienna’s got a lot to learn about herself, her new friend, and her estranged relations. The winner of our 2021 Generations new play competition gets a BETC world premiere!

Eric Pfeffinger has been hailed in his past work as “brilliantly intelligent and laudably ambitious,” (Chicago Tribune), with “amazing comic sensibilities,” (American Theatre), while his work “threads a delicate needle between satire and think piece,” (Colorado Sentinel).

Grace Gamm Theatre, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
Thurs.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $25-$50
Phone: 303-440-7826

Friday-Sunday, March 4-6

An exuberant comedy about competition, completion—and the mission to shred or be shredded. When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she thinks winning will be easy. But as she befriends a group of charismatic nerds all committed to becoming the next champion, she discovers that there’s more to this art form than playing pretend; it’s about finding yourself in your favorite songs and performing with raw joy. Will Nina be able to let go and set herself free onstage?

Jenna Moll Reyes directs a cast of CU Boulder Department of Theatre & Dance’s talented student performers in the elegant University Theatre in, “An all-out comedy that’s fricking funny, hella heartfelt, and badass brilliant.” —DC Metro

University Theatre, 261 University of Colorado, Boulder
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $22

An unfortunate convent cooking accident causes most of the order of the Little Sisters of Hoboken to die of botulism. Before all of the deceased sisters can be buried, Reverend Mother Superior buys a camcorder and VCR for the convent – resulting in not having enough money to bury the four remaining sisters (which, by the way, are temporarily being stored in the freezer).

In order to raise money to bury the four dead sisters, the Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them) put on a riotous revue packed with hilarious, show-stopping song and dance numbers.

Longmont Theater Company, 513 Main St., Longmont
Fri.-Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, Little Women follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend Professor Bhaer tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, Jo weaves the story of herself and her sisters and their experience growing up in Civil War America.

Jesters Dinner Theatre & School for the Performing Arts, 224 Main St., Longmont
Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sat./Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $20-$45
Phone: 303-682-9980

Saturday, March 5

Lucky to be a dog owner?  Show your love with the Lucky Dog (Owner) Dash! This is a 5k Run with (or without) your lucky dog during the luckiest month of the year! All registrants get an embroidered snap-back cap, with Lucky Dog bandanas available as an add-on swag item. This year the Lucky Dog race is partnering with Food For Hope .  Food for Hope delivers food to local children in Adams County. For this race you have two ways to help out. You can do an online DONATION or bring in-kind food donations for a chance to win a raffle prize! Either way you choose to help out your generous donations go directly to LOCAL Adams County children.

Carpenter Park, 3498 East 112th Ave., Thornton
10:00 a.m.
Entry Fee: $40

By combining the best live and studio album sound, Ten Years Gone gives music fans the ultimate tribute show to one of the mightiest rock bands there ever was, bringing to life all of the songs fans know and love. Their performances deliver a quintessentially fun and powerful concert experience. Faithful recreations of equipment, style, and sound brings fans back to when the Hammer of the Gods was wielded by Led Zeppelin.

The band reproduces all of the hits, deep cuts, and folk and blues inspired songs in a way that captures all of the light and shade aesthetics, which Jimmy Page touts as one of the key aspects in Led Zeppelin’s music. Ten Years Gone’s incredible sonic and visual presence has developed on Colorado’s theater and festival stages.

“Led Zeppelin tribute bands are not uncommon, but Ten Years Gone is one of the really special ones. The lights, the musical quality, the energy, and the look; the band’s live performances do not disappoint.” — Denver Westword

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
8:00-10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 303-440-7826

Monday, March 7

The American rock band, Los Lobos (Spanish for “the wolves”), from East Los Angeles is coming to Boulder next week. Their music is influenced by rock and roll, Tex-Mex, country, zydeco, folk, R&B, blues, brown-eyed soul and traditional music such as cumbia, bolero and nortenos. The band rose to international stardom in 1987 when their version of Ritchie Valens “La Bamba” topped the charts in the U.S., U.K., and several other countries. Songs by Los Lobos have been recorded by everyone from Waylon Jennings to Robert Plant. They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 and in 2018 into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fam. Don’t miss this nearby opportunity to see them live and in person!

Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $41-$127
Phone: 303-786-7030

NEXT WEEK: Thursday, March 10

Join this class and learn to create abstract pieces of art using the popular “alcohol ink” on yupo paper and ceramic tile. Alcohol ink is a free-flowing medium that allows you to create gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces. Grab a drink and get creative with these classes for adults. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks will be available for purchase in the Atrium Bar.

This season you’ll see a special focus on art projects inspired by our current exhibit Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper.

Longmont Museum & Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
6:30-9:00 p.m.
Registration: $5-$10
Phone: 303-651-8374

One of the greatest achievements by Akira Kurosawa, Ikiru shows the director at his most compassionate—affirming life through an exploration of death. Takashi Shimura beautifully portrays Kanji Watanabe, an aging bureaucrat with stomach cancer who is impelled to find meaning in his final days. Presented in a radically conceived two-¬part structure and shot with a perceptive, humanistic clarity of vision, Ikiru is a multifaceted look at what it means to be alive.

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Registration: $5-$10
Phone: 303-651-8374

Thursday-Sunday, March 10-13

Gamble with luck and love under the bright lights of Broadway. “Guys and Dolls”—the oddball musical comedy featuring iconic hits like “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat”—follows a hilarious cast of characters from Times Square to Havana. Meet gambler Nathan Detroit as he evades the authorities; Adelaide, his girlfriend and a nightclub performer, who laments their 14-year engagement; and unlikely lovebirds Sky Masterson (a gambler) and Sarah Brown (a missionary). With wit and romance, “Guys and Dolls” proves that eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

University Theatre, 261 University of Colorado, Boulder
Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15-$46

Saturday, March 12

In this popular hands-on class hosted by The Art of Cheese, you will learn an easy and delicious 30-minute mozzarella recipe that works with grocery store cow milk and can be adapted to goat milk.  Learn which milks work best for this recipe and why, and then have some hands-on fun as you stretch the curd to create (and then eat!) a deliciously fresh and flavorful warm mozzarella. You’ll also learn how to make stracciatella with the mozzarella curd which you can combine with your mozzarella to make burrata – a tasty stuffed mozzarella treat!

You will also receive the virtual recorded version of this class afterwards to refer back to as needed. At the end of class, you’ll head to the barnyard to visit the friendly herd of Nubian Dairy Goats, including the spring babies (who are now teenagers)! You can interact with them as much as you’d like and take lots of pictures.The cheesemaking portion of this class will be taught indoors while the goat visits will be outdoors so please plan accordingly.
As a special bonus, once class is over, you’ll also receive a link to a recording of our On Demand class on MOZZARELLA.  

Briar Gate Farm, 11227 N. 66th St., Longmont
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $75

The Boulder Altitude Directive (BAD) exists at the intersection between composer and performer. Formed in 2017 by composer Carter Pann, BAD is the voice for new chamber music in Boulder, Colorado. Each season, the Directive commissions, workshops, records and premieres innovative chamber music from emerging composers.

BAD thrives in the exploration of uncharted waters when it comes to sound and collaboration on stage. Oftentimes the music they perform is so new that the composers may be hearing passages of their works for the very first time in concert! And nothing is too strange, surprising, or challenging to explore!

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
7:00 p.m.
Tickets: $8-$12
Information: (303) 776-6050

Dizzy With A Dame is a Denver based Jazz band that brings you the sounds of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s while paying homage to great small jazz groups of the swing era such as the Benny Goodman Sextet, Count Basie’s Kansas City Six, and Artie Shaw’s Gramercy Five, and the “girl singers” of the era such as Helen Ward, Martha Tilton, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Helen Forrest.

Dizzy With A Dame also explores the show tunes of Cole Porter, the Gershwins, Lerner and Loewe, Harold Arlen, Rodgers and Hart, and Irving Berlin with the same infectious swing groove as the classic swing tunes.

Dickens Opera House, 300 Main St., Longmont
8:00-10:45 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Phone: 303-440-7826

Saturday-Sunday, March 12-13

Continuing this season’s Beethoven Cycle and building on the Portrait of Beethoven concert, we take a look at the three composers who shaped the Classical era and pushed us into the Romantic era. All three living and working in Vienna at the same time, they have been referred to as the First Viennese School. The program begins with an Overture by Franz Joseph “Papa” Haydn taken from his opera L’incontro improvviso “The Unexpected Encounter”. We progress then to Haydn’s superstar pupil Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for the “Paris” Symphony No. 31 which catapulted Mozart into the hearts of the French people at a time when he was struggling to maintain recognition at home. Finishing the program is Haydn and Mozart protege, the trailblazing Ludwig van Beethoven. His Symphony No. 7, which Richard Wagner referred to as “the apotheosis of the dance”, is filled to the brim with rhythmic vitality. Even the slow movement, featured in the film “The King’s Speech”, immediately captured the attention of listeners as one critic wrote it “speaks inwardly even to those who have no training in music; by means of its naivete and a certain secret magic it irresistibly overcomes them.”

Stewart Auditorium, 400 Quail Rd., Longmont
Sat., 7:00 p.m.; Sun., 4:00 p.m.
Registration: $12-$39
Phone: 303-651-8374

Sunday, March 13

Join Cheese Monger and Certified Cheese Professional Kelly Liebrock for a festive class all about cheese. You’ll dive deep into cheesemaking (and eating!) to help you further appreciate your cheeses and understand how they are made. First, Kelly will walk you through the basics of how to make your own cheese at home. Next, she’ll walk you through a Guided Cheese Tasting where you’ll taste “something old, something new, something brie, something blue!”  Then you’ll get to make your very own custom- flavored log of cheese to take home with you. At the end of class, enjoy a tour of Briar Gate Farm and the friendly herd of Nubian goats!

As a special bonus, once class is over, you’ll also receive a link to a recording of our On Demand class Chevre & Fromage Blanc – the base cheese you’ll be learning in today’s class.  Cheesemaking supplies and other farm-related items will be available for purchase in the classroom gift shop at the end of class.

Briar Gate Farm, 11227 N. 66th St., Longmont
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $65

Lots to Do This Weekend and Next Near Erie!

There’s lots to do near the master-planned community of Colliers Hill, whether it’s right in Erie, or 20 minutes away in Boulder. If you don’t live here yet, check out the stunning model homes from KB Home, Richmond American Homes – and coming next month, Boulder Creek. Priced from the $500s, this fast-growing new home community in Northern Colorado has lots of exciting amenities to offer new home buyers, too!