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SILENT FILM

The Big Parade – July 27

Featuring live musical accompaniment by The Silent Cinema Trio

Join us tonight for an epic tale of the great war starring John Gilbert as wealthy young idler Jim Apperson who enlists during the early days of World War I. Sent to the front lines in the French countryside, Jim bonds with his working-class bunkmates Slim (Karl Dane) and Bull (Tom O’Brien) and falls in love with young French farm girl Melisande (Renée Adorée). But the romance of war is soon shattered for good. This 1925 drama directed by King Vidor was groundbreaking for not glorifying war or ignoring its human costs. Watch a trailer here. Wednesday, July 27. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.

MUSIC

Ryan Bingham – August 1

American singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham’s voice is distinct – a weather beaten rasp. His voice took him on the unlikely journey from rodeo circuit rider to Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner for the title track to “Crazy Heart,” a 2009 Jeff Bridges film featuring Bingham’s original song, “The Weary Kind.” In early 2015, Bingham released his fifth studio album, “Fear and Saturday Night,” recorded mostly live with a brand new backing band. The album’s songs are stripped down, keeping the focus on the singer’s transparent voice. Listen to the new single “Nobody Knows My Trouble” here. The Americans will open this show. Monday, August 1. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online. Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to these shows!

Colorado Music Festival – Week 5

Week 5 of the Colorado Music Festival continues with Jean-Marie Zeitouni conducting Enescu, Liszt, Lutosławsk and Dvořák Thursday, July 28; Click Composer-in-Residence and harpist Hannah Lash with the CMF Orchestra as a soloist for the world premiere of her Harp Concerto No. 2 and the final music Mash UP of the season with Denver-based indie folk/baroque pop band Paper Bird and the CMF Orchestra on August 2. Read the Daily Camera’s preview of week 5 here. View the complete list of Colorado Music Festival events at Chautauqua here. Purchase tickets online here. Ride the free HOP 2 Chautauqua to these shows!

EXPLORERS

New Chautauqua Explorer Series announced!

The Chautauqua Explorer Series is dedicated to celebrating the spirit of human exploration on land, in the sea, in the air, and even to ancient origins. This monthly series gets underway October 6 and celebrates people who think outside the box, who test boundaries and look for the less-traveled path, for answers to the unknown. The cozy atmosphere of the 125-seat historic Chautauqua Community House provides the perfect setting for an intimate evening of armchair exploration and discovery.
All shows: 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Oct 6 – David Roberts: Exploration, Past & Future
Discover true exploration in the modern age of connectedness. Read more…

Nov 10 – Eric Larsen: On Thin Ice, The Melting Arctic
Journey on the last human-powered trek from land to the North Pole. Read more…

Dec 1 – Charly Heavenrich: Grand Canyon Experience
Experience the Grand Canyon’s beauty, grandeur and transformative power. Read more…

Jan 19 – Liz Thomas: Hiking the Triple Crown Trails
Trek 7,900 miles on North America’s longest trails. Read more…

Feb 16 – Chris Fisher: City of the Jaguar
Travel to Honduras to unearth an ancient civilization. Read more…

March 16 – Amelia Earhart: A Modern Day Global Flight
Fly around around the world in eighteen days. Read more…

April 6 – Jon Kedrowski: Sleeping on the Summits
Camp on top of Colorado’s highest peaks. Read more…

May 4 – Craig Childs: Footsteps of the First People
Follow the path of the Ice Age people. Read more…

LODGING

Getaway to Chautauqua this summer!

Coloradans, want to getaway without traveling long distances? Join us for a staycation and rejuvenate amongst the natural beauty of your local National Historic Landmark. Enjoy inspired views of the Flatirons, front door access to Boulder’s famous hiking trails, onsite cultural programming, tranquil accommodations and soul-nourishing cuisine at the Dining Hall.

Available in studio, one, two or three bedroom configurations to meet your needs, each cottage has its own historic charm and features a fully equipped kitchens and screened-in front porch. All accommodations are television, phone and smoke free.

Learn more about our cottages and lodges here. For reservations, call 303.952.1611, or click here to reserve online. Minimum night stays may apply.

CHAUTAUQUA DINING HALL

Summer midday specials

Looking for an afternoon getaway with friends or colleagues? Sit back and relax on the iconic wrap-around porch of the Chautauqua Dining Hall and enjoy menu favorites like the delicious Applewood Smoked Bacon and Pear Flatbread or Big Country Salad at discounted prices. Served daily from 3 – 5 PM.

To view the full midday menu click here. For reservations, call 303.440.3776.

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