Bill’s Previews

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Editor’s Note:  Our friend Bill Obermeier is executive director of The Dairy Center for the Arts, where something interesting is always happening. Here he presents some recommendations on not-to-miss events.

June 2 – Back by Popular Demand
moovers and shakersIf you like a great cocktail and have heard how much fun last year’s Moovers & Shakers Cocktail Competition was, you won’t want to miss this year’s version – bigger & better than before – June 2 at The Dairy. This will likely sell out so I suggest you get your tickets right away. You’ll enjoy a sampling of 6 Suerte Tequila Cocktails, food pairings, a commemorative glass, and a silent auction including a trip to any concert anywhere in the U.S.  Go to and reserve your Moovers & Shakers tickets now. Must be 21 or older to attend.

June 12 – 15 – Boulder’s First Art & Food Festival
a taste of artYou won’t want to miss A Taste of Art at The Dairy, Boulder’s kick-off to a summer of food.This event includes a national food photography exhibit, an Artful Food opening featuring local chefs, cooking classes for adults and kids, a kids gardening workshop, food presentations, an Iron Chef competition, even special music and dance performances to help celebrate Boulder’s food culture.

Looking Ahead to Fall
america's latino festivalHere’s a heads-up about a very special happening at The Dairy this Fall.  September 11 – 15 The Dairy presents the America’s Latino Eco Festival.  Edward James Olmos and Rick Najera will be here. There will be a concert by Martha Argerich, special films in the Boedecker Cinema, a k-12 Eco Art Exhibit, workshops, Latin Food Trucks Fest, a Family Day, and so much more. Put it on your calendar now.

Nominations Remain Open During May
nominationsSpeaking of looking ahead, September 3 is going to be a very special evening of entertainment at The Dairy as we pay tribute to selected honorees for their lifetime excellence and artistic achievement in theater, dance, music, visual arts, and motion picture. Honorees will be selected from individuals you nominate. Please go to and click on The Dairy Center Honors to get the details and to submit your nomination.

Finally, I always like to talk about our multi-award-winning resident theater company, Boulder Ensemble Theater Company.  Their current season has been sold out nearly every performance.  So you might want to plan early for their next season, which has just been announced and includes four regional premieres.Ambition Facing West runs October 9 – November 2; The Aliens January 29 – February 22; Stupid F##king Bird March 12 – April 5; and Hysteria April 23 – May 17.

And those are just some of the highlights. Be sure to check out every week all that’s happening at your Boulder arts & culture headquarters, The Dairy Center for the Arts.



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