Fri September 9, 2011

KUNC Entertainment Report

There's LOTS of music and celebrations all across Colorado this weekend.

The TriMedia Film Festival celebrates film, television, and theatre arts, and integrates emerging and established artists in all categories, screening and exhibiting entries from all over the world- starting tonight and running through Sunday  (9/9-11) at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center http://www.fcgov.com/lctix/show.php?id=246

The Scottish Irish Highland Festival in Estes Park starts today and trills all weekend long with pipe band competitions, Highland games, jousting, clans, dogs  and so much more  - don’t forget the concerts at night, too!www.scottfest.com

Tonight (9/9)join the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra at their annual fundraiser --"Wines of Note" transforms into a bigger and more exciting event, now called "A Symphony of Spirits” held at Zoes in Greeley in addition to a wonderful selection of wine, this year's event also features the opportunity to sample micro-brews! You can also take part in a live auction and silent auction while enjoying music performed by featured GPO musicians. The event will also serve up a selection of delicious appetizers, or go for the VIP upgrade to Sample wonderful vodkas in a specialty "ice room" or travel to the Crown Royal room to sip on fine whiskeys! http://greeleyphilharmonic.com/Symphonyofspirits.aspx

Tonight Join the Wild Women of the West, Hazel Miller, Rebecca Folsom and Dakota Blonde’s Mary Huckins at the Boulder Theater to benefit the Blue Sky Bridge Child & Family Advocacy Center

Also tonight  Planet Bluegrass commemorates the 100th Birthday of the father of bluegrass Bill Monroein an all-star evening featuring many of Colorado's top traditional bluegrass bands, including Long Road Home, Blue Canyon Boys, Mountain Holler, The Stanleytones, Pete & Joan Wernick, The Jaspers, and many moreat the Wildflower Pavilion in Lyonswww.bluegrass.com

Reed Foehl and the Haunted Windchimes join together for a show next Saturday night (9/10) at Denver’s Swallow Hill

This weekend (9/10 & 11) and for the following 2 weekends (9/17 & 18, 34 &25) a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine at the Colorado Railroad Museum- 25 minute rides with a full size Tomas, Meeting Sir Topham Hatt, Storytelling, Live Music, Build with Mega Bloks and so much more www.coloradoRailroadMuseum.org

The Longmont Museum & Cultural Center continues its presentation of American master: John J. Audubon: American Artist and Naturalist. Audubon’s depictions of American birds are world renowned and loved by art and nature enthusiasts alike. Till September 18th303 651-8374 Next Wednesday (9/14), Take a trip through the history of Longmont with newly digitized photos from the collection of the Longmont Museum. Curator of Research Erik Mason will mine the Museum's photos to trace Longmont's history from its beginnings as the Chicago-Colorado Colony in 1871. See scenes of daily life, now-lost buildings and major events in the community. In addition to traditional photos of Main Street and imposing houses, this talk will feature a number of photos that may surprise you.

Upcoming events-

University of Colorado Boulder College Of Music Wind Symphony & Symphonic Band perform a delightful concert entitled "Music Inspired by Children" Tuesday, September 13, 7:30 p.m. at Macky Auditorium with music by Grainger, Puckett Fillmore and more… and it is free!

Next Saturday from noon to 6 see how you can make the world a better place at the  Peace in the Park Festival at the Lagoon in Loveland, Colorado. This popular Festival offers something for everyone. We have music, children's crafts and activities, food, face painting and story telling. See a magic show or try your hand at sidewalk art. Learn about ways of staying healthy--including yoga, eating right and reducing stress. Workshops on "creative problem solving" and "anti-bullying" are offered for children, parents and educators and so much more

Next Saturday, enjoy the great mix of music, harmonies and fun of Sothern Exposure and Mountain Holler 7:30 at the Bertolin Barn in Longmont www.bertolinbarn.com

Saturday, September 17 Planet Bluegrass celebrates the final weekend of summer and the coming Autumnal Equinox with our 5th annual Mabon Celebration featuring Adam Aijala  & Ben Kaufmann of Yonder Mountain String Band. We'll open the gates at 2pm for camping, hearty food and drink, Mabon revelry, and this special performance.

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