Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center is one of our city’s most celebrated and treasured cultural event centers. Year-round, The Dairy hosts renowned performers, showcases exquisite art exhibits, and provides a communal classroom in which Boulderites may partake in new experiences and engaging conversation. This autumn, The Dairy has a variety of fascinating events on the schedule. Here are just a few that we are looking forward to.
When: 10/3, 10/10, 10/24, 10/31, 5:00 pm
On select Thursdays this October, The Dairy’s knowledgeable docents take visitors through the center’s visual art exhibits, offering interesting information about the artist, medium, and piece. Visitors may even participate in an intimate tour of the building and learn more about the historic, former dairy processing plant. Sip a glass of wine and mingle with other art enthusiasts at Wine and Wander.
When: 10/4, 10/5, 7:30 pm
The Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, in conjunction with The Dairy Arts Center, presents this sentimental play with a 360-degree, immersive sound experience. “The Gray Cat and The Flounder” is based on a true story and tells a tale of friendship, loss, and humor. Through puppetry, music, comedy, and more, this performance leads viewers through a winding story, that ultimately leaves us with the chance to form our own perspectives about our lives, the play, and this world.
When: 10/9 – 10/12, showtimes vary
Colorado loves its bluegrass music, as evidenced by the ample amount of bluegrass festivals throughout our beautiful state. This October, The Dairy will show Fiddlin’, a film that gives viewers a glimpse into the world’s oldest fiddlers convention, set in the Appalachian Mountains. For the first time in 80 years, the filmmakers were allowed to record this gathering of talented performers. See the action and feel the music up close and personal at a showing of Fiddlin’.
When: 10/10, 7:00 pm
Local Denver resident Robert Johnson can be heard in myriad commercials from Greyhound to Kentucky Fried Chicken. He’s won numerous awards from Denver publications and organizations naming him as one of the best vocalists in our state. This October, Johnson will bring his moody baritone to Boulder.
When: 10/18, 5:00 pm
The Dairy’s lively opening receptions give guests rare chances to meet the artists behind their favorite pieces. Attend October’s opening reception to learn more about the methods and motivations behind extraordinary works of art. “Grounded” explores our human connection to the land, analyzing how it impacts daily life, personality, and individuality. These free events are open to the public and light snacks are provided.
When: 10/20, 4:00 pm
Colorado filmmaker Shantel Hansen presents her documentary film, Her Turf, and shares personal experiences around making this movie. Guests will learn the ins and outs of filmmaking from Hansen herself and have the chance to participate in a break-out activity after the showing.
When: 10/24 – 11/17, various times
This performance analyzes race and identity in America’s political landscape. Four actors present more than 30 separate characters in a collection of comedic vignettes that expose the folly of prejudice. The play ultimately exposes the central characteristic to humanity — the desire to connect. Viewers will laugh with delight and gasp with surprise during this satirical play.
There is no shortage of events happening at The Dairy this fall. Meet talented creatives and mingle with art lovers at this beloved Boulder locale. Who knows, you may find inspiration for your future creative endeavors!