SSAC presents film festival
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents a Friday Film Series in cooperation with the Yampa Valley Film Board. In an effort to fill cultural gaps in the Yampa Valley, the arts council will present a film series this fall in Steamboat. The first 75 seats are free to the public, doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Films will begin every other Friday beginning Sept. 14 at the Centennial Hall Citizens Room on 10th Street.
The debut series will feature "foreign films around the world" including Britain, France, Italy, Iran and China. The first in the series is "Little Voice," the story about a young woman who expresses herself through vintage songs from Judy Garland, Billy Holliday and Marilyn Monroe. Each film will be followed by a wine and cheese tasting to complement the region of the featured film. The project is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs, Picaflic, Vino, the Film Guild and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. Call the Depot Art Center at 879-9008 for more information.
Grandparents' Day is Sunday
Grandparents' Day is Sunday. Established by Congress in 1978, Grandparents' Day is to honor grandparents and give them the opportunity to show love for their grandchildren while helping them become aware of the strength, information and guidance older people can offer.
Plein Art show at art gallery
The Small Works Gallery at the Depot Art Center presents the Plein Air Painters Workshop in the Plein Air Exhibit now through Sept 24. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008 for more information.
Partners offers historical hike
Partners in Interpretation presents a free hike to the Forest Service's Mad Creek barn to see the new renovations to the historical structure from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The hike continues every Thursday with varying times from now until Sept. 27, including an extra hike Sept. 15. Good hiking shoes, water and rain gear are essential. The hike is four miles round trip and is an easy to moderately strenuous walk. Keep posted for the weekly times in 4-Points or call 871-9151 for more information and for reservations.
Howler open only weekends
The Howler Alpine Slide is now open only on weekends through Sept. 30 at the base of the Barrows chairlift at Howelsen Hill. Adult single rides are $8, two rides for $12 or five rides for $20. Children single rides are $7, two rides for $12, five rides for $15. Children 3-6 can ride for free with a parent/guardian; children 2 and under cannot ride the slide. Call 871-1104 or 879-0695, ext. 104, for more information.
Theater shows heating up
Located at 2032 14th St., Boulder; (303) 786-7030
Friday: Boulder Theater welcomes The Motet with Being Lara Maykovich at 9 p.m. Admission is $9.50, 21 and older only.
Saturday: Dance Downtown dance party with DJ Matt Ramirez at 9 p.m. Admission is $3, 21 and older.
Monday: Boulder Gay and Lesbian Film Festival presents "Hedwig & the Angry Inch" at 7 p.m. Admission is $7, all ages welcome.
Tuesday: Weekly Film Series presents "Sexy Beast" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5, all ages welcome.
Wednesday: So Big, So Fast presents Club Afrodisiac with Abstract Rude & Ras Kass at 9 p.m. Admission is $19.50, all ages welcome.
Thursday: Boulder Weekly Anniversary party featuring Pandora's Box with newcomers home, dancing, togas, prizes and more at 8 p.m. Admission is free, 21 and older only.
Denver Art shows ongoing
Through Sept. 9: European Masterpieces: Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia. The exhibit features paintings by 75 world-renowned artists from the 14th century through the 20th century including Rembrandt, El Greco, Gainsborough, Monet, Cezanne, Picasso, Modigliani and Hockney.
The Denver Art Museum is located at 13th Avenue and Acoma Street, (720) 865-5000. Museum hours are: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, Wednesday until 9 p.m.; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Folk Festival set in Denver
Colorado Folk Festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Denver. Enjoy authentic folk and ethnic music, dance and storytelling, crafts, children's games and demonstrations by master artists. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 6-15 and seniors 65 and older, free for children 5 and under. Four Mile Historic Park is a 12-acre historical site by Cherry Creek on 715 S. Forest St. in Denver. Call (303) 623-1527 for more information.
10 a.m. Roving accordionist Ron Tomocik
11 a.m. Mexican dancers Danzantes de Aguas-calientes
noon Special awards
12:30 p.m. Storyteller Opalanga Pugh
1 p.m. Chris Kermiet with a balance and swing band community dance
2 p.m. storyteller Danny "Many Horses" Rael
3 p.m. Denver Russian Community Center
10 a.m. Cowboy Church
11 a.m. Bluegrass band Sons & Brothers
noon People's Choice Awards
12:15 p.m. Scandinavian dancers and musicians
1 p.m. Angel Vigil: El Vaquero stories
2 p.m. Romanian dancers Hora Mare
3 p.m. Iron family singers and dancers
Foothills hosts unique exhibit
Foothills Arts Center hosts the 28th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition now through Oct. 21. Exhibition juror is Katherine Chang Liu of southern California. The juried exhibition is complemented by a series of invitational shows from now until Sept. 15 in the Foothills II building Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Committee members. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission is free. Call (303) 279-3922 for more information.
Taste of Cherry Creek Thursday
SullivanHayes hosts the 16th annual SullivanHayes Taste of Cherry Creek from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fillmore Plaza in Cherry Creek. The food, wine and beer tastings will be followed by coffee and dessert tastings. The Nacho Men will perform live. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and are available by calling the Cherry Creek Chamber of Commerce at (303) 388-6022. Visit www.tasteofcherrycreek.org for more information.