What to do when there is nothing to do
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Policy Roundtable: Southern Annexation of the Customs Union. 4 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Virtual event: bit.ly/3xXBBAt
The Boulder House will host a virtual policy roundtable to discuss the annexation of UC South. Under an annexation deal, CU would give the town of Boulder up to 80 acres of its 308-acre parcel of land near US 36 and Table Mesa Drive to help mitigate the flooding.
Spring season and Boulder Ballet gala. 7:13 p.m. – May 16, Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder,
thedairy.org. Tickets are $ 20 to $ 150.
After a year of absence, Boulder Ballet has the privilege of performing live again and presenting its spring show and annual gala at the Gordon Gamm Theater at the Dairy Arts Center. In-person and live virtual options are available. Choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, Amy Hall Garner and more.
Arts Outside: Photography with Gerry Morrell. 6:30 p.m. Friday May 14. Registration:
Join acclaimed photographer Gerry Morrell for a unique end-of-day photoshoot / walk. Martin Ogle, Lafayette Open Space Naturalist, will answer questions and help participants connect with nature. Space is limited to 20 people and registration is required. COVID precautions will be in place. Masks and social distancing encouraged. Bring water, a camera or phone with camera, and bug spray if needed. In addition to your mask, wear sunscreen and comfortable, sturdy shoes.
The University of Colorado Law School presents Land, Water and People: The Biden Administration’s Natural Resource Priorities with Home Secretary Deb Haaland. 5 p.m. Thursday, May 13. Virtual event: getches-wilkinsoncenter.cu.law
UC Law Dean James Anaya will lead a moderated conversation with Home Secretary Deb Haaland and US Congressman Joe Neguse exploring agency and legislative priorities regarding public lands and water management, the Resource extraction, energy development and related tribal issues – through an environment / climate justice lens.
“Agrippina”: an opera by George Frideric Handel. May 14-June 4. Virtual event: calendar.colorado.edu
Shocking power struggles and underground acts of lust and betrayal define Handel Agrippina, a dark comedy about a woman who plans to advance her son’s career after the presumed death of her boss. With vocal fireworks and desperate lamentations in a captivating score, Agrippina is a suspenseful political plot that promises to grab audiences from start to finish.
Boulder Environmental Nature Outdoors Film Festival presents Vertical Life Film Tour 2021. May 14-22. Tickets are $ 12 (with a 48-hour reading window). Virtual event: boulderenoff.org
Vertical Life is all about the mountain lifestyle and the most adventurous activities we all dream of participating in, but we feel a lot safer watching on the big (or small) screen! The official program of the Vertical Life tour includes four short films totaling 120 minutes: Out of the blue; A thousand ways to kiss the ground; Valhalla; and Lucy Stirling: Olympic dream.
3rd Law Dance / Theater presents Elision Project Vol. 4. 7:30 p.m. May 19-23, parking garage is three-level at 29th Street Mall (adjacent to Century Theaters), 1700 29th St., Boulder. Tickets are $ 25- $ 40, 3rdlaw.org
Part music concert and dance concert, Project Elision demonstrates 3rd Law’s dedication to original choreography while featuring well-known members of our diverse musical landscape. Starting from the traditional indoor theater environment, this site-specific program will transform a parking garage into an immersive, theatrical world and take the audience on a journey from the ground floor to the roof. Members of the public can begin arriving at 7:30 p.m. to park and be escorted to the first location. The show will start at 8 p.m.
Cannabis ceremony, drum circle, primordial fire dance and community connection. 6:30 a.m. Saturday May 15, Sunflower Farm, 11150 Prospect Road, Longmont. Tickets cost $ 60 via Eventbrite: bit.ly/3eDgoUH
Connect with a community of conscious men at this cannabis-friendly event. There will be: a cannabis ceremony guided by Max Marschhausen with live music by El Javi (bring your own cannabis); a drum circle led by Prasad Katz; ecstatic dance around the bonfire with live music; and a closing circle moderated by Bill Byrnes. Do not hesitate to bring your own cushion, blanket or chair.
Boulder Symphony presents Luminosity (two shows). May 18 and 8 p.m. May 15, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder, bouldersymphony.org
Boulder Symphony takes you on a luminous journey through cultures and genres. Björk’s fusion of classical strings and techno futurism is on display as the symphony welcomes internationally acclaimed singer Michelle DeYoung, who will also make her conductor’s debut.
The Studio Company of the Colorado Conservatory of Dance presents “Pivot”. 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15. Virtual event: ccdance.org/pivot
Dancers have continued to thrive during this historic time because they know how to ROTATE – quickly, fiercely, and with creative power. Get comfortable in your favorite seat and join the Colorado Conservatory of Dance for an evening of world-first dance films featuring the work of four incredible choreographers: Tilman O’Donnell, former dancer with the Cullberg Ballet and the Forsythe Company ; Caili Quan, former Ballet X dancer, Artistic Partnership Initiative member at NYU’s Center for Ballet the Arts; Cameron Terry, a graduate of the modern dance major at the University of Oklahoma; and Dominic Walsh, former principal dancer of the Houston Ballet. Watch the live stream Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. or watch on demand until Tuesday, May 18 at 11:59 p.m.
Hugh Ragin and the messengers of peace. 7 p.m. Saturday May 15, Muse Performance Space, 200 E. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, museperformancespace.com
Harmonically daring player, Hugh Ragin combines the clear, ringing sound of a classical trumpeter with the chops and rhythmic ingenuity of a top-notch bebopper. The Messengers of Peace was formed to reflect the current social and health issues facing the world. Ragin is joined by Vince Wiggins on flute, Olivia Robolledo on piano, Larry Hinley on bass and Tony Black on drums. The Messengers of Peace brings together many musical styles, from bebop to modal, including blues and funk. This concert will be broadcast from the Muse and available on Facebook Live
(facebook.com/clareandpete/live) and Muse’s YouTube channel.
Opera on Tap Colorado presents “SEE / HEAR: Illuminated Stories in Song”. 8:30 p.m. Saturday May 15, The Arts Hub, 420 Courtney Way, Lafayette. Tickets cost $ 5-10 through Eventbrite: operaontap.org/colorado
Opera on Tap Colorado presents a visual four-song cycle album featuring Colorado singers and videographers live across the United States, with Richard Strauss’ Last four songs / Vier letzte Lieder, By Ernesto Cordero Four works for voice and guitar, Robert Owens’ Deadly stormand Nkeiru Okoye’s Brooklyn cinderella. This hybrid outdoor performance will include parking and seating options bring a chair. Members of the public in their cars will tune in with the audio transmitted via the FM radio. Five Colorado singers – Nnamdi Nwankwo, Asha Romeo, Jerome Síbulo, Luisa Marie Rodriguez and Julie Silver Campbell – will perform four cycles of songs selected by the singers of Opera on Tap Colorado. (For those in Boulder, SEE / HEAR will be presented at the Center des arts laitiers from May 21 to 23.)
What’s in our air? Part one of a three-part series on the air we breathe in Longmont and northern Colorado. 12:30 p.m. Wednesday May 19, via Facebook: fb.me/e/3RJfFGMbK
The Longmont Climate Community will present a three-part series on air quality data, how it affects our health, and what we can do to improve air quality. The first part of the series will explain what is in the air we breathe. Air Quality Scientist Dr Detlev Helmig of Boulder AIR and Andrew Klooster, Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer and Colorado Earthmoving Advocate, will present the local data they’ve gathered on what is in our air causing spikes in chemicals and deadly toxins.
Mobile pantry. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, Wolf Law, 2450 Kittredge Loop Drive, parking lot 470, Boulder. For any questions, please send an email to [email protected]
Participants can drive in or across to receive up to 30 pounds of food in multiple boxes. A line respecting social distancing requirements will be set up for walk-in participants. Staff will be present to direct vehicle traffic into the passage lane, where food will be loaded into your trunk. The Mobile Food Pantry is free and open to CU Boulder students, faculty and staff, as well as Boulder County members. Food will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. Walk-ups should bring bags or an easy way to transport items. Drive-thru attendees must stay in their vehicle and we will bring you the boxes of food. Please open the trunk or rear cargo door. All visitors are required to wear a face mask.
Boulder Book Store features Dr Jane Goodall in conversation with Peter Wohlleben. 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 16. Tickets cost between $ 26.95 and $ 66.95. Virtual event: boulderbookstore.net
Join the famous Dr. Jane Goodall and New York Times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben for an uplifting conversation about the natural world, on the occasion of Wohlleben’s new book The heartbeat of trees. Based on new scientific discoveries, The heartbeat of trees reveals the deep interactions that man can have with nature, exploring the language of the forest, the consciousness of plants and the erosion of the border between flora and fauna. Wohlleben explains how to see, feel, smell, hear and even taste your trip to the woods. Above all, it reveals a wonderful cosmos where humans are part of nature and where conservation isn’t just about saving trees – it’s also about saving yourself.