Arts & Culture
KUNC Entertainment Report
Great music, theatre and celebrations of winter, as well as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend events, all along Colorado's Front Range and in the mountains.
Estes Park Winter Festival a four day festival beginning today and running all weekend long at the fairgrounds at Stanley Park all weekend- featuring a candyland ice village with interactive games & sculptures, ice skating, pony rides, musical entertainment featuring Coyote Grace, a Ceildh (Kaylee) party with dancing and storytelling, chili cookoff, wine and beer tasting, downtown scavenger hunt, horse and carriage rides. 970-577-9900
Lafayette holds it's Oatmeal Festival tomorrow- take part in a 5K run then recharge with yummy oatmeal and take your choice of toppings from what has been called the world's largest topping bar!
The 106th National Western Stock Show continues in Denver till the 22nd with the rodeo, dog and horse competitions, grand prix, an evening of dancing horses, a mexican rodeo extravaganza, the Coors western art show, muttin’ bustin’, and a plethora of wonder—too much to go into here! www.nationalwestern.com
The Colorado Symphony is getting into the spirit of the stock Show, as Rider in the Sky joins them next Saturday night at 7pm at Boettcher Concert Hall (Jan 21).
Brother Mule, that’s Ben Winship and friends, with Molly O'Brien and Rich Moore are playing this Friday at the Rocky Mountain Center for the Musical Arts in Lafayette.
Justin Roth has a co-bill show with Mike Finders (of Finders & Youngberg) at 7:30 tonight (Jan. 13), at Everyday Joe's Coffeehouse in Ft. Collins.
Wendy Woo Band has a 7:15 performance at the Bellvue Bean in Bellvue tomorrow night (1/14). Doors at 6:30 for dinner, call 970-484-0511. Kathryn Mostow next Saturday night (1/21st).
Tomorrow night, Chuck Pyle has a 7:30 show at Avogadros Number in Ft. Collins.
Acoustic Eidolon has an 8:00 show at Denver’s Swallow Hill tomorrow night. www.swallowhillmusic.org
Sunday (1/15), eTown kicks off its 21st anniversary season of live radio show tapings with The Leftover Salmon and Darrell Scott at the Boulder Theatre (7:00).
Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music from Gershwin, Ravel, Hanson & Satiein a 6:30 show at the Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek on Sunday.
Open Stage Theatre’s production of Alfred Hitchcock’s hilarious in this ingenious, The Thirty Nine Steps runs till February 5th in Friday and Saturday shows at 8pm. www.openstage.com
Sunday (1/15) "All Cultures, One Voice" will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s work toward civil/human rights and social justice for all people. The Marade (March/Parade) and program are free and will include Native American drummers, gospel singers, speakers, and dancers at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse in Longmont starting at 3pm.
Longmont's "All Cultures, One Voice" celebration continues, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a free program of videos, speakers and music, recognizing his work toward civil/human rights and social justice for all people on Monday at the Silver Creek High School- 4-6pm.
Martin Luther King Jr. March and Celebration Downtown Greeley – Monday (1/16). This year's event is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. with a community march from the Chamber of Commerce, 902 7th Avenue, to the Union Colony Civic Center at 701 10th Avenue. At 11:00 a.m. a program of speaker and music designed for all ages will continue the celebration of Dr. King's life and legacy.
Loveland celebrates MLK Day with a community celebration at Roberta Price Auditorium at Thompson Valley High School. Cassandra Sewell has been presenting the stories and wisdom of African-American women to various community groups for over 12 years will be the keynote speaker. The evening will also feature two numbers by The Studio dancers and presentation of essay/art contest awards to Thompson School District students. Prelude beginning at 6:45.
It’s Jazz Guitarists in the Round-- Laurie Dameron along with Eric Roberts, Jane Lemmers and Robert Eldridge will be performing together the Rock n Soul Cafe in Boulder on Wednesday, January 18th, 7:30 pm www.RockNSoulCafe.com (303-443-5108). The trio will have an 8:00 show at Denver’s Swallow Hill on January 27th. www.SwallowHill.org (303-777-1003)
Next Friday night is Art Night in in the 400 block of Old Town Lafayette's South Public Road when galleries, boutiques and shops share beauty, fun and demonstrations as well as goodies and libations from 6-9pm.