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Boulder hosts opening night of Dark Star Orchestra and BENOFF, country rock on tap in Longmont and more fun – Boulder Daily Camera

Paul McDonald and the Mourning Doves play at the Gold Hill Inn Beer Garden on Sunday. (JR Connell – Photo courtesy)

TODAY

Classical music

Cellist Alisa Weilersten opens this summer’s Colorado Music Festival with a performance of Antonin Dvorak’s Cello Concerto on Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. at Chautauqua Auditorium, 100 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $18-$80; chautauqua.com.

Cellist Alisa Weilersten opens the Colorado Music Festival this summer. (Photo courtesy)
Cellist Alisa Weilersten opens the Colorado Music Festival this summer. (Photo courtesy)

Art

Local artists will be exhibiting their work throughout Old Town Niwot and Cottonwood Square on Friday from 5-9 p.m. For more information, visit niwot.com.

WEEKEND

Dead Heads

In more than 3,000 shows, the Dark Star Orchestra has given Dead fans a Grateful Dead-like concert experience. You can catch it Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Boulder Theater, 2013 14th St., Boulder; $45; axs.com.

People

Singer Paul McDonald, with his pleasantly raspy voice, fronts the Mourning Doves, and the folk-rock band plays Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Gold Hill Inn Beer Garden, 401 Main St., Gold Hill; $15; goldhillinn.com.

rock

Classic rock ‘n’ roll and country rock are on the set list when Izzy and the Ice Breakers play Bricks Retail, 471 Main St., Longmont, at 6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, visit downtownlongmont.com.

The Bard

In Shakespeare’s saucy play The Merry Wives of Windsor, Falstaff is in search of a rich wife, and the Colorado Shakespeare Festival presents the comedy at the Roe Green Theater on the CU campus in Boulder; various dates and times Saturday through Aug. 11; $22-$81; cupresents.org.

FUTURE

Movie

The Boulder Environmental, Outdoor, Nature Film Festival (BENOFF) opening reception includes live music, food and a screening of the uplifting film “Hard Miles” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dairy Arts Center, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. For a full list of screenings, events and awards, visit boulderenoff.org.

FREE

rhythm

Denver Taiko’s repertoire includes hypnotic traditional Japanese drumming and original rhythm scores. The musical group performs Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Collyer Park, 600 Collyer St., Longmont; admission is free; longmontcolorado.gov.

CHILDREN

Stories

Musical storytellers Really Invent Stuff bring Dr. Seuss’ book to life during a “Green Eggs and Ham” show at 10 a.m. Sunday at Chautauqua Auditorium, 100 Morning Glory Drive, Boulder; $10; chautauqua.com.