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Tabor Opera House at night. Photo by Craig Hensel.

The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation has announced its fall season, featuring Irish revue “From Cork to Colorado,” the Leadville Mainstreet Auction, and the second annual Stories Worth Telling Film Festival. Events will occur at the Tabor Opera House at 308 Harrison Avenue in Leadville.

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At 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 16 From Cork to Colorado, a Leadville-style Irish revue, offers music from Corbin Logan, The Oro City String Band, and The Brennans Irish Folk Music. Special guests Oscar Wilde, Scott Carroll, and Mother Jones will take the stage. Leadville local Luke Finken will emcee the event. The open house will begin at 5:00 p.m. with the show starting at 7:00 p.m.. Tickets are $25 and are available online.

The evening’s festivities celebrate the unveiling of the Leadville Irish Miners’ Memorial earlier that day at 10:00 a.m. in Leadville’s Evergreen Cemetery.

The memorial honors the immigrants buried in unmarked, sunken graves in the cemetery’s Catholic Pauper section. From Cork to Colorado is presented by Leadville Shack Club, Irish Network Colorado, Rocky Mountain Irish Roots Collective, Lyric Theatre of Leadville, and the Tabor Opera House.

Mar. 5-6, 2022 Horace’s Hot Chocolate Pit Stop @ Leadville Ski Joring, 308 Harrison Avenue, Leadville offers a warm up and peek inside the historic auditorium. Photo courtesy Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation.

At 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 30 the Tabor will host the annual Leadville Mainstreet Live Auction. This year’s theme is “How the West Was Wonderful.” The fundraiser with special auction items and special guests supports Leadville Mainstreet. The event is free. Guests can RSVP online here.

From 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14 the Stories Worth Telling Film Festival returns for an encore year. This evening lets guests experience the art of storytelling.

This moving event features short films that celebrate passionate creatives and the journey of the human experience. Tickets range from $15 for students ages six to seventeen to $25 for general admission. The are available for purchase online here.

A full listing of special events is available on the Tabor Opera House website.

Fall Tabor Tours and Shop Small Saturday

Thursday through Sunday from now until October 1 the public is invited to take guided tours of the Tabor. During the tour, docents share fascinating facts about Leadville, the Tabor, and the Tabors.

The Tabor gift store will be open on Shop Small Saturday, Saturday, November 25. The Tabor offers everything from t-shirts to mugs to “Ta-bears” and more.

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About the Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation

The Tabor Opera House Preservation Foundation is a nonprofit that operates the Tabor Opera House and leads its rehabilitation, partnering with the City of Leadville, which owns the building. Together, they are working to revitalize the historic Tabor Opera House for a diverse and inclusive audience.

The Tabor Opera House, built in 1879, is a cultural and community center. This building, deemed a National Treasure by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, has been endangered by nearly a century and a half of long winters in North America’s highest-elevation city. It has now embarked on a multi-year, $15 million rehabilitation.