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Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble debuts “Passages” – September 12

Celebrating the launch of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble’s 45th anniversary season, the world-renowned company will celebrate its rich and diverse history in dance with the debut of “Passages” September 12 at Chautauqua Auditorium. In a recent interview with Boulder Weekly, Robinson said, “When I come to do a concert at Chautauqua, I share with the audience that there’s nothing like that Rocky Mountain soul, and that’s what we’ve got.” The evening’s performance will also include the emotionally evocative “Levee Blues” – the ensemble’s signature work “Raindance” – the cutting edge “Free?” and the uplifting “To My Father’s House.” Click here to read the complete Boulder Weekly article. Saturday, September 12. 8:00 PM. Chautauqua Auditorium. Buy tickets online.


Hip hop, monkey wrenching and Quidditch are among the eclectic topics to be screened during this season’s Chautauqua’s Documentary Film Series. Held in the intimate setting of the Community House, the series kicks off Friday, September 25 with a look at rap star Nas and continues through April with an insider view into the sport of Quidditch. Each film is followed by post-show discussion led by a scholar of the topic, or a key player from the film. Read more about the complete line up below and get your tickets before they sell out.

Nas: Time Is Illmatic – September 25

”Nas: Time Is Ilmatic” is a feature length documentary film that delves deep into the making of Nas’ 1994 debut album, “Illmatic,” and the social conditions that influenced its creation. Twenty years after its release, “Illmatic” has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching for their voice in America. Professor Adam Bradley, director of University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Race & Popular Culture (the Rap Lab) will lead an interactive, post- screening discussion. Watch the film trailer here. Friday, September 25. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Wrenched: The Movie – October 9

“Wrenched” captures the passing of the monkey wrench – a radical blueprint for “wrenching the system”- from the pioneer of eco-activism Edward Abbey to today’s generation. Through interviews, archival footage and reenactments, the film captures the outrage of the original eco-warriors and asks the question, “how far are we willing to go in defense of wilderness?” M. John Fayhee, Mountain Gazette editor, will lead a post film discussion. Click here to watch the official “Wrenched: The Movie” trailer. Friday, October 9. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Enemy, My Friend? – November 13

As part of Veteran’s month celebrations, journalist and author Megan Feldman will present a special screening of the award-winning, “Enemy, My Friend? “ The film tells the remarkable story of Eric Lomax, a British officer POW cruelly tortured by the Japanese in World War II. After 50 years of tracking down his tormentor, they meet and forever transform their lives through forgiveness. Post-screening, Megan Feldman will also discuss her book “Triumph of the Heart” and relate her global work with veterans coping with the impact of war, and how and why people forgive after the worst kinds of wartime violence. Friday, November 13. 7:00 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

People of a Feather – January 22

Featuring stunning footage from seven winters in the Arctic, “People of a Feather” journeys into the world of the Inuit and explores their ancient relationship with the eider duck. Traditional life is juxtaposed with modern challenges as both Inuit and eiders confront changing sea ice and ocean currents disrupted by the massive hydroelectric dams powering New York and eastern North America. Inspired by Inuit ingenuity and the technology of a simple feather, the film is a call to action to implement energy solutions that work with nature. Polar explorer Eric Larsen will lead the post-screening discussion. Watch the trailer hereFriday, January 22. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Penny & Red: The Life of Secretariat’s Owner – February 12

“Penny & Red: the Life of Secretariat’s Owner” follows Penny Chenery, the tough, earthy woman who owned the legendary horse Secretariat, from poverty to her emergence as the First Lady of Racing. Forever paired with Secretariat, Penny’s story further exemplifies the rise and sacrifices of women of her generation. John Tweedy, director and son of Penny Chenery, will lead the post-screening discussion. Watch the official trailer here. Friday, February 12. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.

Mudbloods: a film about Quidditch – April 22

Transforming Harry Potter’s fictional competition into a co-ed, physically demanding, real-life sport, quidditch has secured its place as one of the fastest growing collegiate club sports today. “Mudbloods” follows the resilient underdogs of the UCLA quidditch team as they help transform fictional sport into a real-life phenomenon and make their way to the fifth annual quidditch world cup in New York City. Ally Whitney former captain of the Boggarts Quidditch Club at Colorado State University and now a quidditch player in Denver will lead the post-screening discussion. Click here to watch the trailer. Friday, April 22. 7:30 PM. Chautauqua Community House. Buy tickets online.


Long term lease specials going fast!

Have you ever wanted to live at Chautauqua? Now’s your chance!

We have one cottage remaining for long term lease now available. Cottage includes kitchen, living room & screened in front porch.

Sorry no pets. For more information, please call 303-952-1614 or email

Winter lodging specials

Save 20% off new reservations November – March

Hosting out-of-town guests or simply looking to unwind from the holidays? Save 20% on new reservations between November 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016 on all cottages and Missions House Lodge.

Select from studio, one, two or three bedroom cottages or grab your friends and family for a getaway in the eight bedroom Missions House Lodge. Enjoy the beautiful winter scenery, savor a meal at the Chautauqua Dining Hall, or take in an event at the Community House during your stay.

To make a reservation, please call 303.952.1611 or click here to reserve via email. Mention promotional code chau15 when booking.

Restrictions: Offer valid on new reservations only between November 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Two night minimum stay required over the weekends. Not valid February 13 – 15.


Now accepting Thanksgiving reservations

The Chautauqua Dining Hall is now accepting reservations for Thanksgiving dinner – Thursday, November 26th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. The delicious, festive dinner includes a family style appetizer course, salad course, choice of entrée (4-5 special entrees available including a vegetarian option), and choice of dessert.

Book your table soon – reservations fill quickly. To read the full holiday menu, click here.

For reservations, please call 303-440-3776 or email


We are looking for passionate and dedicated people to join our team and fill the following positions:

• Lead Facilities and Preservation Specialist
• Housekeeper Assistant

View the complete job posting here.

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