We tell you what to do, where to be, and why for each week of the year.
By Kazia Jankowski
Catching a plane to Sydney or Madrid just to see a dance show is hard to justify. Instead, let the fifth annual San Souci Festival of Dance Cinema
bring international dance film and performances to you.
Films from France to South Korea capture traditional and experimental rhythms. The most dynamic programs, though, combine cinema and live performances, where musicians and dancers complement the films.
Festival doors open early Saturday afternoon (5 p.m.) for a special showing of Belgian choreographer Alain Platel's "VSPRS Show and Tell"a provocative dance video expressing psychiatric distress via religious and sexual imagery.
Fri-Sat, times vary. The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder. $12. For more information, call 303-443-2122 or visit www.bmoca.org
As the U.S. House of Representatives debates whether or not to establish a U.S. Department of Peace and Nonviolence
, the bill's mountain supporters host a Rocky Mountain Regional Conference
. Learn more about the debate, while connecting with local and national nonviolence organizations.
Workshops on lobbying, grassroots campaigning, nonviolent communications, and peer mediation get to the root of the bill and offer several alternatives for reducing world conflict.
Friday's opening, chocolate-themed reception presents local alternative hip-hop artist Jonny 5, from the non-profit oriented band the Flobots, and Denver-based actress Sherrie Scott.
Fri-Sun, times vary. Mi Casa Resource Center for Women Inc., 360 Acoma St. $60. For more information, call 443-517-3371 or visit www.dopmd.org/DOPCO
FAMILY AND KIDS
Sleepy, Sneezy, and Grumpy come to life in this live musical production of the classic European fairytale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
. Meant to be interactive, this hour-long show invites child audience members onto the stage to participate in the performance.
Between preschool and kindergarden, your little one has certainly learned the song "Whistle While You Work." Here, a chance to let him sing along with the dwarfs themselves.
After the show in the Heritage Square Music Hall, stroll around the Square grounds, stopping for a sweet treat or a ride down the alpine slide.
Through Aug 9. Sat, 1:30 p.m. Heritage Square Music Hall, 18301 W. Colfax D-103, Golden. $6. For more information, call 303-279-7800 or visit www.hsmusichall.com
Shorts are to opera what trailers are to moviesonly better. Central City Opera and Opera Colorado's shorts
, hosted at Alto Restaurant
, come with wine and appetizers. Catch a sneak preview of Central City's upcoming opera Susannah
(Jul 5-Aug 10) at this week's shorts.
No subtitles for this show. Susannah
is production of American composer Carlisle Floyd and tells the story of a young girl wrongly accused of promiscuous behavior.
If this introduction to opera fits your bill, watch out for the Nixon in China
opera short May 27.
Tue, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Alto Restaurant, 1320 15th St. $20. For more information, call 303-292-6700 or visit www.centralcityopera.org