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The 2023 Melanin Funk Festival will be a vibrant celebration of Black culture and community in the heart of downtown Boulder. All are welcome to enjoy an evening of fun
The 2023 Melanin Funk Festival will be a vibrant celebration of Black culture and community in the heart of downtown Boulder. All are welcome to enjoy an evening of fun on 13th Street (between Arapahoe Ave and Canyon Blvd.), featuring live music, renowned artists/local groups, food, and drinks. This will be an event like no other!
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm View in my time
Boulder Civic Park
1770 13th Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Join Sans Souci at The Museum of Boulder for a night to remember, celebrating the opening of the 20th season! You’ll enter like a star through a VIP red carpet
Join Sans Souci at The Museum of Boulder for a night to remember, celebrating the opening of the 20th season! You’ll enter like a star through a VIP red carpet photo area…it is a film festival, after all! Grab a local brew or glass of wine and check out the VR and video installations looping throughout the Museum before the screening for an intimate experience with select films. Take a peek at the Museum’s open exhibits, and delight in the surprise of live dance performance around every corner on your way to pick up your pre-purchased burrito bowls on the rooftop patio. The main event will begin at 7:30pm as we embark on a screening of our new season’s top scoring dance films. As always, our selections are submitted from around the world and curated by a panel of professional dance filmmakers to bring you the most cutting edge work in the realm where dance and cinema collide. All these films are making their SSF debut, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Food provided by T/ACO is available to be pre-purchased along with your ticket at checkout. Beverages will be available to be purchased onsite as well as a small concession stand. Food Add-ons: Chicken Burrito Bowl, Pork Belly Burrito Bowl, Veggie & Vegan Burrito Bowl Event Timeline: 6:45pm- Doors open 7:30pm-Screening begins Complete film and installation lineup coming soon
(Friday) 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm View in my time
Join us at the Museum of Boulder for an afternoon of arts, traditional refreshments, performances, and activities celebrating Persian culture! Theatrical Story Telling: initiated
us at the Museum of Boulder for an afternoon of arts, traditional
refreshments, performances, and activities celebrating Persian culture!
Theatrical Story Telling: initiated by drumming telling the ancient Shahnameh story of how a community comes together for justice.
Legend of Zahak and Kaveh the blacksmith
Lyrical Dance Performance: Mehregan theme, Festive tribute to Mitra, deity of Love and Light
~Performances will be at 1pm & 3pm~
Leatherette Band Making : As did ancient heroes, make your body band to set intention for empowerment
Letters of Gratitude: Let
Mehregan’s love and light inspire you to write a decorated letter of
appreciation to someone you love using Persian literature quotes and
optional natural scents
Standard of Kaveh: Make your own keepsake flag to remind yourself of the power within and in surrounding community!
Tea and Koloocheh: Sample traditional Mehregan Cookies compliments of honey bird with various fillings and Traditional Persian Tea
Evening fare in the Courtyard: Sample
a typical early evening snack plate in a poetic Iranian setting . This
area will feature locally made sun shape Turmeric and Cumin bread with
… And other engaging surprises!
table will be set up in the Lobby beginning a week before the event –
come in to learn more about the holiday before attending the
In partnership with Persian Cultural Circle.
History of Mehregan
Persian culture, Mehergan is a time to honor love and friendship and
the harvest, a time to renew our commitments to each other and our
community, a time to honor justice and balance.
pre-Islamic and early Islamic Iran, Mehrgān was celebrated with the same
magnificence and pageantry as Nowruz. It was customary for people to
send or give their king, and each other, gifts. Rich people usually gave
gold and silver coins, heroes and warriors gave horses while others
gave gifts according to their financial power and ability, even as
simple as an apple. Those fortunate enough would help the poor with
(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm View in my time