Three teenage friends run away from home, build a house in the woods, and live off the land in this coming-of-age comedy. The nefariously funny Nick Offerman, aka Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation, stars alongside a young cast. Fri 11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Few artists can add the title “biologist” to their resumés. Colorado resident Gregory Block can. With a dual degree in biology and painting from Colorado College, Block portrays natural scenes with realistic, scientific accuracy. Subjects of his oil paintings range from a tranquil lake to organic produce . Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Four friends leave for a carefree vacation in Southeast Asia—but only three return. This taut, emotionally charged thriller features Joel Edgerton, a rising Australian star familiar to American moviegoers as Tom Buchanan in the Great Gatsby. Mon-Thu 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 9:40 p.m.; Fri-Sun 12:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
The powder may be gone, but Snowmass still has plenty to offer. Enjoy craft brews and chili samples while listening to a roster of indie-rock and dance bands. Headliners include the electro-rock outfit Awolnation and Return to the Dark Side of the Moon, a group of ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lenny Kravitz collaborators that put a jazz-funk spin on the classic Pink Floyd album. Fri 4:30-10 p.m.; Sat 12:30-10 p.m.
In these paintings, Patrick Zoller experiments with illusion op art—colorful optical illusions—that cause the foreground and background to seemingly swap places. Head to the opening reception on June 7 from 5-9 p.m. for a first glimpse of the post-abstract expressionist paintings. Bonus: The gallery is open until 9 p.m. on July 5. Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Colorado native Frank Gates was a leading contributor to Denver’s theater and arts scene. This collection of abstract and realist paintings dates back to the 1930s and includes subjects like Colorado mining and rodeos. Don’t miss the opening reception from 5-9 p.m. on June 7. Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
To some, Australian internet activist and WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange is a hero. To others, he's a high-tech terrorist, putting untold numbers of lives at risk by publishing top-secret government and military documents.
Through images made with pencil, paint, and collage, artist Sara Guindon creates characters dealing with déjà vu. Uncertain of when—or if—events have truly happened, the characters explore actual versus false existence. Stop in on June 7 from 7-10 p.m. for the kick-off reception. Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun noon-6 p.m.
Umphrey’s McGee has amassed a loyal following over the last 15 years, often playing more than 100 shows annually. The veteran rockers are slated for two full sets after opening rock acts Dr. Dog and Delta Spirit. Fri 7 p.m.
A talented crew presents a summer of Shakespearean comedy, tragedy, and star-crossed love. Their debut performance is A Midsummer Night's Dream, the comical story of four lovers lost in a fairy-enchanted forest. Other shows include Richard II, Macbeth, the Abridged Complete Works, and Women of Will. Dates, times vary.
The multitalented comedian returns to the stand-up stage shortly after the announcement of his FX sitcom, Saint George. Expect to hear his signature comedy addressing race and ethnic issues. 18+. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.
To escape prison time, Randle McMurphy fakes insanity and enters a pyschiatric hospital. But as a mental ward patient, he finds more trouble than he imagined. Watch McMurphy challenge the abrasive Nurse Ratched in this Ken-Kesey-novel-turned-play set in the '60s. Fri-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 6 p.m.
This bluegrass-folk troupe broke out of an indefinite hiatus this year to start recording a new album. Hear the band’s internationally influenced sound—fiddle and banjo included—as well as opening act, bluegrass trio the Howlin’ Brothers. Fri 8 p.m.
Love triangle? Try love rectangle. In an untraditional take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, four young lovers—of the 1920s jazz era—find themselves in a complicated romantic web while trapped within an enchanted forest. Blinded by lust, the cast comically battles with marriage, mischief, magic, and love potions. Produced by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. Tue-Wed 6:30 p.m.; Thu-Sat 8 p.m.; Sun 6:30 p.m.
Known for eccentric pop-rock and quirky lyrics, this Brooklyn-based duo has collected two Grammy Awards over its nearly 30-year history. The band is touring in support of its latest album, Nanobots. 16+. Fri 9 p.m.