Spring is officially here in Boulder County. It’s a time for renewal and reflection, however that resonates with you. Whether you hope to examine your own privilege or be transported to another world while watching live performing arts, there are plenty of opportunities to enrich yourself this spring.
As you plan out your calendar, consider adding these upcoming Boulder County events to the list.
CON·NECT, featuring Jesús Muñoz & Rodrigo Gallardo-Antunez, Tanis Joaquin Gonzales & Nick Galvez
April 14 – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
1750 13th St.
The event is free, but you can register online in advance.
Presented by the Antiracism Action in the Arts Initiative, this event is part of a series of gatherings to help amplify BIPOC artists and strengthen relationships among BIPOC artists and Boulder County arts organizations. This event features dancer, percussionist, educator and CU Boulder MFA candidate Jesús Muñoz, along with undergraduate theater students, reading from the play “72 Miles to Go” by Hilary Bettis. There’s also an informal happy hour and discussion opportunities.
Frequent Flyers Aerial Dance Presents: Transformation in the Calling
April 15-17 – 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Dairy Arts Center
Gordon Gamm Theater
2590 Walnut Street
Tickets are $24 to $28 and can be purchased online.
Frequent Flyers’ professional company is exploring the idea of how we find our calling with this newest show. Follow five women as they highlight their journeys from being a mathematician, ice skater, scientist, ballet dancer and elementary school teacher to aerial dancers. This is an all-ages show.
Empathy Theatre Project Presents: Man Up: A Musical
April 14-17 – 7:30 p.m. and 2 p.m.
1410 Quince Ave.
Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online.
Written and composed by Cordelia Zars, this original musical explores a boy’s struggle to overcome expectations of masculinity. “Inspired by the 2017 #MeToo Movement, this show serves to understand, unpack, and ultimately heal the wounds all genders carry from a culture shaped by unattainable ideals of masculinity,” according to the show’s website. It’s best for theater-goers who are age 13 and up.
‘This is [Not] Who We Are’ Screening and Discussion
April 28 – 6:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Boulder Jewish Community Center (Boulder JCC)
6007 Oreg Ave, Boulder, CO 80303
The event is free, but registration is required.
Join director Katrina Miller and others for a screening of her film “This is [Not] Who We Are,” a documentary that examines the gap between Boulder’s progressive self-image and Black residents’ lived experiences. The film, co-directed with Beret Strong, won the People’s Choice Award at the 2022 Boulder International Film Festival. The free screening is followed by a panel as part of YWCA Boulder County’s Stand Against Racism Week 2022. The event is organized by YWCA Boulder County and NAACP Boulder County.
Natural Highs Vendor Fair & Wellness Evening at The Museum of Boulder
April 30 — 3 to 6 p.m.
Museum of Boulder
Tickets are $8 to $10 and can be purchased online.
This event is organized by Natural Highs, a group that promotes healthy alternatives to drugs and alcohol. It includes crafts, art, poetry and music from young people who are in recovery and also supports a grassroots organization in Ukraine. Tickets include admission to the museum, plus access to a yerba matte and herb bar, a free AcuDetox Session and more. Bring cash in case you find something you want to buy!