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Craig Childs: Apocalyptic Planet
A Journey to the Ends of the Earth
TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014, 07:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member)
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The earth has died many times, and it always comes back looking different. In an exhilarating, surprising exploration of our planet, Craig Childs will take the audience on a journey to some of the world's most extreme environmental landscapes: the driest deserts of Chile, the genetic wastelands of central Iowa and the vast Greenland Ice Sheet. Through science and adventure, Mr. Childs will reveal the ways in which our world is constantly moving toward its end and how we can change our place within the cycles and episodes that rule it.

About the Author
Craig Childs writes about the relationship between humans, animals, landscape, and time. His stories come from visceral, personal experience, whether in the company of illicit artifact dealers or in deep wilderness. He has published more than a dozen critically acclaimed books and is a commentator for National Public Radio's "Morning Edition." His work has appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Men's Journal, Outside and Orion.

 

 

Craig Childs: Apocalyptic Planet

Guided Chautauqua Tour & Square Nail Awards
Presented by Heritage Roundtable
MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014, 04:00 PM
Chautauqua Community House
Free

Join us at 4:00 p.m. for a preservation and historic tour of Chautauqua and hear about our latest green preservation accomplishments.

At 6:00 p.m. please join Heritage Roundtable in acknowledging  the “Square Nail Award” winners,  all of whom have made special contributions to historic preservation in Boulder County during the past year. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5:30 pm.

 

Guided Chautauqua Tour & Square Nail Awards

Duck Soup (1933)
Starring the Marx Brothers and featuring the recorded soundtrack
WEDNESDAY, MAY 21, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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Regarded as the comedy legends’ funniest and most popular film, recognized on the AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs list and selected for the National Film Registry, this comedy classic features some of the most hilarious sequences every filmed and remains as entertaining and relevant today as it did when it was first released in 1933.
After being appointed dictator of Freedonia, Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho) proceeds to bring the mythical nation to a halt by showing up late and insulting everyone at his inauguration. Hoping to oust the unfit new leader, two spies (Harpo and Chico) are sent from the neighboring Sylvania. Soon enough, war is declared between the two nations with outrageous results.
Also featured: An episode from Groucho's famous TV show "You Bet Your Life" Total running time: 90 min.

 

 

Duck Soup (1933)

Julene Bair: The Ogallala Road
TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member)
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Author Julene Bair has written a gripping story about land-based identity, romantic and family love, and a looming environmental crisis.  In this memoir Julene Bair struggles to reconcile her loyalties—to her family on the one hand, and the health of her family’s land on the other.

As the book opens, her father has died recently, leaving her part owner of his large western Kansas farm, which irrigates out of the Ogallala Aquifer, the vast groundwater reserves underlying the central plains all the way from South Dakota to Texas. “Hang on to your Land!” her father always commanded. Julene took those words to heart. But she’s troubled by news stories about the aquifer’s depletion. She travels home to explore the watershed, where she meets Ward, a rancher from Kansas’s beautiful Smoky Valley. As their relationship develops, she hopes that he will help her find a way to hang onto both her land and her principles. Julene's book will be available for purchase and signing at event.

 

 

Julene Bair: The Ogallala Road

Way Out West (1937)
Starring Laurel & Hardy and featuring the recorded soundtrack
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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Tan and Ollie are at their best in this western satire. The 'boys'  are desert rat prospectors travelling to the cow-town of Brushwood Gulch on a calling of kindness. A companion has died, for some reason entrusting these two wandering cavaliers with his deed to a valuable gold mine. Their mission -- deliver said deed to the orphaned daughter, Mary Roberts. They hitch-hike a ride when a stagecoach comes by and begin a mild flirtation with a reasonably attractive woman.  This talkative lady turns out to be the wife of the sheriff who orders the twosome out of Brushwood Gulch by nightfall. Or else! Considered by many to be their best feature  it is an excellent look at what made vaudeville great as it has a good story line filled with comic gags, silly songs & lighthearted dance.
Also featured: The Oscar-winning short “The Music Box”
Total running time: 98 min

 

 

Way Out West (1937)

Murmuration
SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Auditorium
$13.00 (10.00 Member)
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The Colorado dance community presents a night of unity between dance, music, and cultures.Murmuration  pioneers artistic relationships between different styles of dance, from break dancing to ballet, with musicians and musical groups ranging from DJ’s to drumlines. Musicians and dancers perform in unexpected pairings to celebrate the community’s wide array of talent, creativity, and diversity. By challenging the boundaries between dance and music, we discover unfound and remarkable harmony explored in the arts and in our lives at large. It is incredibly uncommon to have such a large group of talented individuals from across Colorado together on one stage, let alone to witness such a variety of talent connecting for the first time. Coordinated by the Side by Side Dance Company. Watch the promo video here.

Ride the FREE HOP 2 Chautauqua shuttle to this show!

 

 

Murmuration

Limelight (1952)
Starring the Charlie Chaplin and featuring the recorded soundtrack
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($5.00 Member), $5.00 children 10 and under
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"Limelight" (1952) is a moving and autobiographical film that works as both a bittersweet drama and a mirror into the soul of one of the world's greatest film makers. It's 1914 London. A washed-up, famous music hall comic Calvero (Chaplin) saves a suicidal ballerina (Claire Bloom) and in the process gives her the hope to move on and succeed as he regains the confidence to return to the stage himself. They become each other's emotional support as they try to make it in the world of the performing arts. Special cameo appearance by Buster Keaton.
Total running time: 136 min.

 

 

Limelight (1952)

Brent Plate: History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects
THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014, 07:30 PM
Chautauqua Community House
$10.00 ($7.00 Member)
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Humans are needy. We need things: objects, keepsakes, stuff, tokens, knickknacks, bits and pieces, junk, and treasure. We carry special objects in our pockets and purses, and place them on shelves in our homes and offices. As commonplace as these objects are, they can also be extraordinary, as they allow us to connect with the world beyond our skin.

Dr. S.Brent Plate asks us to put aside, for the moment, questions of belief and abstract ideas. Instead, beginning with the desirous, incomplete human body (symbolically evoked by “½”), he asks us to focus on five ordinary types of objects—stones, incense, drums, crosses, and bread—with which we connect in our pursuit of religious meaning and fulfillment.

 

 

 

Brent Plate: History of Religion in 5 1/2 Objects

Alice in Wonderland
Presented by Theatre-Hikes Colorado
SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014, 11:00 AM
Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
$20 ($16 Chautauqua Member, $18 Colorado Mountain Club Members), $15 kids 10 and under
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Join Theatre-Hikes Colorado for a madcap adaptation of the Lewis Carroll classic. Alice chases a White Rabbit down a hole and into a world in which she encounters strange creatures and even stranger poetry. Classic characters such as the Mad Hatter and Queen of Hearts are joined by ones not usually dramatized, including the Pigeon and the Nanny in Duchess' kitchen. "Alice in Wonderland" is an adapted play by Randy Wyatt.

Audience and actors take a moderate hike amidst the scenic backdrop of Boulder Open Space while scenes from "Alice in Wonderland"  are performed along the way.

Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested. We strongly encourage everyone to wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Picnic Shelter.

 

 

Alice in Wonderland

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