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What: Rocking guitar and witty lyrics rule in this concert pairing of music greats Richard Thompson and Loudon Wainwright III.
Why: Rolling Stone has declared Thompson one of guitar’s all-time best, and after 40 years of recording, Wainwright is still turning out popular new songs, including film tracks for Knocked Up and For Your Consideration.
Bonus: If you miss Wednesday’s Boulder show, catch this duo Thursday night at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
Details: Wed, June 25, 8 p.m. Chautauqua Auditorium, 900 Baseline Rd., Boulder. $37.50-$50. For more information, call 303-442-3282 or visit www.chautauqua.com.
What: With class, sass, and soulful singing, the women of 3 Mo’ Divas are not to be missed. Hear 200 years of musical styles, including Broadway, jazz, blues, soul, and gospel.
Why: Less than two weeks left to see this highly acclaimed show.
Bonus: Sunday evening’s happy-hour show comes complete with appetizers and drink specials at the Latin-themed Samba Room. Tickets are $20.
Details: Through June 29. Tue-Thu 6:30 p.m.; Fri 7:30 p.m.; Sat-Sun 1:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. The Stage Theatre, 1050 13th St. $38-$48. For more information, call 303-893-4100 or visit www.denvercenter.org.
What: Using modern tiles and vibrant paints, local artist Susan Wick has created a series of mosaic pieces and paintings for Interior Gardens, a show of her most recent work.
Why: In 2006, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver awarded Susan Wick Artist of the Year.
Bonus: On Saturday, June 28, Weilworks, the sponsoring gallery for Interior Gardens, will throw a closing bash for Wick’s show. Stop by to meet the artist.
Details: Through June 29. By appointment. Weilworks, 3611 Chestnut Place. Free. For more information, call 303-308-9345 or visit www.weilworks.com.
What: The summer solstice dance performance IllumeNia II weaves niaÃ¢â‚¬”a blend of martial arts and dance movementÃ¢â‚¬”with tap dancing, African dance, hula hooping, samba, and more.
Why: IllumeNia choreographer Kendra Howard has taught Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas. Watch now as she pulls together the talents of 30 Boulder women.
Bonus: From the glow sticks to the aerial dancing, kids love this show.
Details: Fri-Sat 7 p.m.; Sun 2 p.m. Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. $18. For more information, call 303-440-7826 or visit www.thedairy.org.