Daytime Programs

Seating is limited for all events, so register as soon as possible.


Snack and Speaker: The Marvelous Stan Lee Remembered with Kathryn Bernheimer

Stanley Martin Lieber was the real-life super hero of the comic book, an American art form invented by Max Ginsberg and a thriving industry already heavily populated by Jewish writers and illustrators when his 70-year career began. Stan Lee, who ended his triumphant battle for truth, justice, and the American way on November 12, not only brought a distinctly Jewish sensibility to his creations – Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Ant-Man, the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, and many more – but introduced overtly Jewish character and plotlines to his comics. In later years, Lee spoke freely about the Jewish nature of his work and that of many others, beginning with the creators of Superman. Join ACE as we celebrate Stan Lee’s inestimable contribution to popular culture.

Tuesday, February 5 | 2 pm | $10 in advance, $12 at the door | REGISTER HERE

Lunch and Learn: VIVA Theater Presents "Love Letters" 
Starring Larry Bangs and Katherine Campbell, Directed by Mark Read

Join VIVA for a staged reading of playwright A.R. Gurney's haunting testament to the power of love. Melissa and Andrew are childhood friends whose romance spans fifty years of friendship, flirtation, missed chances, and blissful reunions. The lovers pour out their hearts to each other on paper, sending messages across the miles – and years – that separate their souls.

Thursday, April 4 | 12 pm | $15 in advance | $18 at the door | REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Lunch and Learn: Bruce Borowsky: A Lens Focused on Adventure

The award-winning photographer and filmmaker will share a sampling of spectacular images and talk about the evolution of his artistic career from being the Chief Photographer of the City of Miami Beach in the mid-1980s, to working for well-known outdoor adventure and National Geographic photographer Galen Rowell in the 1990s, to learning to sail on the Boulder Reservoir and then racing a sailboat across the Atlantic Ocean!

Thursday, April 25 | 12 pm | $15 in advance | $18 at the door | REGISTRATION COMING SOON

Yom HaShoah Program Lunch and Learn: “Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust” 
Author Talk with Ellen Korman Mains

After the Holocaust, how do we not lose faith in each other—or in ourselves? In 2006, Ellen Korman Mains began a series of life-changing journeys to Poland to reconcile her own family’s traumatic legacy with the question of basic goodness. On Yom HaShoah, Ellen will read excerpts from her memoir, “Buried Rivers: A Spiritual Journey into the Holocaust,” and share her exploration of inherited trauma, crossing religious boundaries, and the invisible presence of our ancestors.

The daughter of Polish-born Jews who survived the Holocaust, Ellen is a long-time Boulder resident who continues to spend time each year in Poland, teaching, promoting dialogue, and connecting with her roots.

Wednesday, May 1 | 12 pm | $15 in advance | $18 at the door | REGISTRATION COMING SOON