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Posted: August 06, 2009

Butler’s choice: Vail Dance Fest, yoga in the park and Blues Traveler

See Savion Glover dance, get your warrior on and music from Haydn to John Popper

Mary Butler

Head to the mountains for the final weekend of the Vail International Dance Festival, which runs through Tuesday, Aug. 11. Highlights include performances by Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, tap star Savion Glover and the Miami City Ballet's Edward Villella. Tickets are $10-75.

Attend the Colorado Music Festival finale at Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium. Vocal soloists will join the CMF Festival Orchestra and Chorus to close the season with Haydn’s oratorio "The Creation," marking the 200th anniversary of Haydn’s death. Tickets are now on sale.  

Do Yoga in the Park in Highlands Ranch at Civic Green Park, 9730 Ridgeline Boulevard. The summer series of free yoga on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:15 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. concludes Aug. 19.

Rock out to the music of Blues Traveler at Loveland's Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre; Tickets for the 5 p.m. show are $22 and kids 10 and younger are free.

Check out:

Norman Provizer’s weekly Jazz Notes column for the latest news on upcoming shows, compliments of KUVO 89 Jazz.

Ongoing and upcoming:
Cirque du Soleil: Kooza
Cirque du Soleil brings its show to Denver, Aug. 20-Oct. 4, under a special “Grand Chapiteau” big top to be erected next to the Pepsi Center. Kooza tells the story of The Innocent, “a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world,” and combines acrobatic performance and clowning. Tickets, $38.50-$215.

Plan your fall trip to Chaffee County to leaf peep and take in the 2nd Annual Colorado Mountain Plein Air Festival, which runs Sept. 17 - 27. The autumn painting festival, set in historic downtown Salida, offers daily paint outs, “quick draws”, workshops and exhibits where you can purchase your favorite paintings and meet the artists. Registration before Aug. 2 is $25.

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Mary Butler is ColoradoBiz's online editor.

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