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EVENTS

Being an Informed Voter in 2020. 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 via Webex. Free, registration required.

Political polarization has an impact on news consumption. Separating the false from the true and the spin from the facts gets harder and harder. In this virtual forum, independent journalist Sandra Fish will discuss mis/disinformation in news and social media — why it’s there and how to spot it — along with tools to help locate accurate, reliable info on the issues and candidates we’ll be voting on in November. Fish is a Colorado data journalist specializing in politics. She’s a 2020 First Draft fellow working on disinformation, and also writes about campaign finance for the Colorado Sun with funding from the Colorado Media Project. Registration is required through Eventbrite. Once registered, you’ll receive an email confirmation with information on how to join the Webex meeting.

Motus Theater presents: ‘Women of Resolution.’ 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 via Zoom. Free, registration required.

Motus Theater, the non-profit organization creating original theater to facilitate dialogue on the critical issues of our time, has announced a free, virtual performance of Women of Resolution on Sept. 24 in collaboration with the Episcopal Church of Colorado’s Race Task Force. The Episcopal Bishop of Colorado, Kym Lucas, public theologian and New York Times bestselling author Nadia Bolz-Weber, Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod and religious scholar Celene Lillie will stand in the shoes of four Colorado women living in sanctuary by reading their stories aloud. 

“Black Angels” Feat. Choreography by Cleo Parker Robinson, Robert Sher-Machherndl and Micaela Taylor. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24 via Facebook Live. Free.

Enjoy diverse dance offerings by three distinct choreographic voices — Cleo Parker Robinson, Robert Sher-Machherndl and Micaela Taylor — at the Longmont Museum for a livestream performance and talk-back. The event includes 30 minutes of performance and 30 minutes for a Q&A.

Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Saturday, Sept. 26, Downtown Longmont.

OUR Center’s 17th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser is happening Saturday, Sept. 26 after a six-month postponement. Purchasing a ticket ($20 or $25 day-of) supports the OUR Community Cafe, which serves warm, nutritious meals 365 days a year (when there’s not a pandemic happening), and OUR Market, which helps community members make healthy shopping choices. A ticket gets you your choice of a custom-made bowl, but no meal will be served this year due to safety concerns, logistics and the need for social distancing. In addition, an online silent auction, featuring 100 items, will be available Monday, Sept. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 4. Please contact the OUR Center at 303-772-5529 or elaine@ourcenter.org with questions.

Celebrate HOPE 2020 Virtual Gala. 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, livestreamed from Unity Church of Boulder. Tickets are $10-$100.

Celebrate HOPE is the Longmont-based H.O.P.E. (Homeless Outreach Providing Encouragement) organization’s biggest annual fundraiser, collecting money to assist those experiencing homelessness in Longmont. This year, the event will be virtual. Celebrity auctioneer Vic Lombardi will run the short live auction and paddle for donation pledges. After the one-hour show, a Brazilian dance band will entertain for another hour.

LIVE AND LIVESTREAMING MUSIC

The CBDs. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, GrossenBart Brewery, 1025 Delaware Ave., Longmont.

Bring your lawn chair to the parking lot of GrossenBart Brewery where The CBDs will play a mix of songs from the American hippie songbook — with original music and fresh spins on classic songs. It’s a guaranteed good time with plenty of space to socially distance and lots of craft brew on tap. 

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An Evening with Tenth Mountain Division.  Saturday, Oct. 3, Boulder Theater, 2032 14th St., Boulder. All tickets are sold in tables of four or eight at $50 a head. 

Live music at Boulder Theater is back, with a run of limited-seating dinner-and-a-show concerts, starting with homegrown jam rockers Tenth Mountain Division on Oct. 3. All tickets are sold in tables of four or eight and include two drinks (beer, wine or well), two McDevitt Taco Supply tacos per person (chicken, pork or veggie), and chips and salsa. Additional beverages, food and upgrades are available for purchase at your table. 

Valerie Bhat. 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 300 Suns Brewing, 335 First Ave., Unit C, Longmont.

A talented singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie has an original sound all her own, based in large part on her self-made guitar pedals and home-based recording studio. Emotional and complex, simple and fun, with clear and honest vocal tone, subtle guitar effects, alternate tunings and intricate looping work.

Backporch Series Presents: Hazel Miller Band. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, Dairy Arts Center parking lot, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. Tickets are $20. 

For those who don’t know the joy of hearing Hazel Miller and her band perform, here’s your socially distanced chance. Beyond merely rhythm and blues, the Hazel Miller Band creates music that uplifts and unites. Concessions including beer and wine will be available for purchase with credit card only. Masks required.

Bad Suns Livestream to benefit the Fox Theatre. 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $15. 

Join Bad Suns as they perform Language & Perspective live from the very studio it was recorded in — Palmquist Studios. The band will debut a brand new video and cut to special bonus footage throughout the set. Bad Suns will also have a live donations button enabled during the stream to benefit the Zia Pueblo tribe of New Mexico. Stream available to view until end of day Sunday, Sept. 27. A portion of proceeds from this ticket link will go toward supporting the Fox Theatre: bit.ly/BadSunsFox

HOMEVIEWING: ‘Lucia’

by Michael J. Casey

Set across three time periods in Cuba — 1895, 1932, 196.. — Lucía is the story of three different women, all named Lucía, all in love, and all involved in the revolution. In 1895, Lucía (Raquel Revuelta) is an aging spinster in love with a wealthy landowner, Rafael (Eduardo Moure), when the Cuban War of Independence takes everything she knows, has known and will ever know away. In 1932, Lucía (Eslinda Núñez) finds herself on the opposite side of the conflict when she falls for a revolutionary, Aldo (Ramón Brito), who must fight his war in the shadows. In 196.. — a cheeky nod to the ongoing struggles of the present — Lucía (Adela Legrá, pictured) is a young, uneducated bride trying to liberate herself from her conservative husband. Three periods, three revolutions, three women — each oppressed by the time in which they are born.

As Martin Scorsese points out in his introduction — his World Cinema Project helped rescue and restore the film — Lucía is the study of a society laid bare through the depiction of its women. Released in 1968, the film was Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás’ first feature, and he managed to pour in so much the frame practically burst with guerilla aesthetics — kinetic, frenetic and exciting. Each of the three sections revolves around a love story, and each section concludes with a battle: A cavalry charge, a barrage of tommy guns and a bickering couple, respectively. Cinematographer Jorge Herrera’s imagery is second to none: Handheld camerawork, over-exposed exteriors, startling close-ups. It all works wonders. Now streaming at The Criterion Channel, available Sept. 29 in the Blu-ray/DVD box set, Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3.

MOVIE SHOWINGS

‘Wild Daze’ virtual cinema premier. Through Oct. 25, watch.eventive.org/wilddaze.

How come the most intelligent species to walk the planet is hell-bent on destroying the ecosystem it calls home? That’s the central question behind Phyllis Stuart’s documentary, Wild Daze, with Stuart traveling to Africa to understand the complex and murky complicity with which human activity is taking a toll on the wild. Dr. Jane Goodall is featured prominently, as are a handful of Boulder/Denver residents. The movie will be available on VOD starting Oct. 27, but distributor Cinedigm is giving Wild Daze a virtual theater premiere through nine different partners, including the Boulder Environmental Nature Outdoors Film Festival.

Drive-In at The Dairy. Dairy Arts Center parking lot, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, thedairy.org. Tickets to all shows are $25 per car.

Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4.

A local Boulder favorite for the last 17 years, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema brings you cutting-edge short films featuring dance and dancers around the world. This curated selection of 11 films hails from the U.S., Australia, Belgium, France and Italy. 

Ethan Hawke as Nikola Tesla

‘Tesla.’7 p.m. Sept. 25-26.

Ethan Hawke stars as iconic inventor Nikola Tesla, fighting an uphill battle to bring his revolutionary electrical system to fruition. (See “Everybody wants to rule the world,” Screen, Aug. 20.)

Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin, and Matt Deitschand appear in Us Kids by Kim A. Snyder, an official selection of the U.S. Documentary Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or ‘Courtesy of Sundance Institute.’ Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.
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‘Us Kids.’ 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-3.

After a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School claims 17 lives, a number of students rally themselves around the tragedy as an opportunity to speak out against the national gun-violence epidemic. 

 

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