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Welcome to another year of experiencing art, culture, learning, and all-around enjoyment at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center. We’re thrilled to be offering a diverse lineup that promises inspiring, thought-provoking, and downright hilarious events that, although stem from traditional Jewish values, also welcome culture-seekers from every walk of life. Calling all artists, authors, movie buffs, musicians, and beyond – this is your season at the MACC.

Next Up

The Tight Five: Standup Comedy with Ali Kolbert

The Tight Five: Standup Comedy with Ali Kolbert

Thursday, April 18
7:00 PM
The Elaine Wolf Theatre

Join us at the Mizel Arts and Culture Center for an evening of laughs with Ali Kolbert. Cheer on your friends as students from The Tight Five comedy class open for Ali. Proceeds from the evening will contribute to the Wolf Theatre Academy’s scholarship fund!

Tickets are $20 or $25.

$25 ticket includes an automatic $5 donation to the WTA scholarship fund.

About Ali:

After graduating NYU Tisch, Ali Kolbert landed a job as an NBC Page at 30 Rock–where she worked on shows such as Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. In 2017, Ali made her television debut in that very building, on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Since then, Ali has appeared on The Today Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, countless episodes of Tru TV’s Comedy Knockout. NBC’s Bring The Funny, and later made her sophomore stand up performance on A Little Late with Lily Singh.

Ali has been featured in Variety Magazine, profiled in Forbes Under 30, and named one of New York’s Funniest. In 2021, Ali starred as a lead on Tru TV’s half hour comedy, Top Secret Videos, alongside Ron Funches and Brian Posehn. Most recently, Ali returned to perform her clever and provocative stand-up on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and was named one of Just For Laugh’s 2022 New Faces. In addition to performing stand-up comedy nightly, Ali has a combined social media following of over 300k and hosts her hit podcast, Breaking Down with Ali Kolbert, after inking an exclusive deal with Spotify.

Backyard Summer Kick-Off featuring Avourneen

Backyard Summer Kick-Off featuring Avourneen

Thursday, May 2
6:30 PM
The Backyard

What’s a better way to kick off Summer than with a backyard concert? Join us for music from local band, Avourneen, snacks, patio games, and more!

Avourneen (pronounced a-VORE-neen), a Denver-based trio that specializes in Irish folk, doesn’t have direct geographic ties to Ireland. The band is composed of guitarist/vocalist Adam Goldstein, a Denver native; violinist CL Morden, an import from California; and Kenny Martinez, a longtime Colorado resident and talented bassist. Together, they play a brand of Celtic music that’s both timeless and innovative, a take on the genre the Celtic Connection calls “unique in Colorado – and perhaps in the country.”

The three members of Avourneen boast long résumés playing Irish, Scottish and Breton music. Before forming in 2014, Adam and CL were playing age-old tunes from Ireland professionally, while Kenny had built a vast repertoire of pop, jazz and folk music playing in a diverse set of bands. Goldstein (who claims the of moniker “Denver’s Favorite Irish Jew”) has long been a fixture at Denver’s Clocktower Cabaret and other local venues, where he plays Irish folk songs for the club’s popular burlesque and variety shows. Morden, a classically trained violinist who earned a bachelor’s from the prestigious Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, has experience as a member of the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra and other orchestral ensembles. Martinez, meanwhile, is a veteran of area rock, pop and jazz bands.




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