Fri September 30, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

A beautiful weekend ahead for beer, music, and Autumn fun.

The Great American Beer Festival at the Colorado Convention Center is sold out, though different events in celebration continue through tomorrow at different venues along the Front Range http://www.denver.org/denverbeerfest/events?dt=9%2f30%2f2011

Tonight enjoy country blues and BBQ in a benefit the Thornton Arts and Culture Center, Yummy food and the music of Bob Pelligrino all starting at 5

Kelly Joe Phelps and Corinne West join talents for an eveningof beautiful, exceptional music. Intricate, dense and lush harmony vocals wrap themselves around layers of interlacing, weaving guitar parts tonight in the Tufts Theatre at Denver’s Swallow Hill While Horse Feathers performs in the Daniels Hall.  Both shows at 8p www.swallowhillmusic.org

Jeff Finlin (duo) and Liz Barnez (solo) play live inside Mishawaka's comfy SpokesBUZZ Lounge tonight at 8:00pm.   970-482-4420 

High Performance Dance Theatre (HPDT) will present Journey tonight and tomorrow night 9/30-10/1) a, at the Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre. Performances are at 7:30 each evening.  (970)481-6688.

Enjoy Grant Family Farms' Harvestival this weekend—10-8 tomorrow 10-4 on Sunday  pumpkin tossing, kid’s activities, animal petting area, a farmers’ market, food and goods vendors, beer and wine garden, educational workshops and speakers, and a full musical line-up and more fun!  grantfarms dot com

You're invited to celebrate the Day of the Dead at the Longmont Museum.  La Ofrenda de los Muertos: Honoring Days of the Dead opens tomorrow (10/1 and runs through November 6.  During the run, there will be several special programs at the Museum, including the largest Day of the Dead celebration in Colorado taking place on Saturday, October 29.   

Giddyup Kitty, a four-piece, high-energy, all-female bluegrass band. Weave fine melodies with rich harmony and leave an audience joyful and asking for more! Classy, sweet, and smooth, you can hear them tomorrow night at the Tuft theatre at Swallow Hill www.swallowhillmusic.org

CSU Theatre’s presentation of AFew Good Men, a fresh rendition of the military courtroom drama in its portrayal of courage and conviction, set amidst a world of compromise, runstill October 16thin 7:30pm performances at the Studio Theatre, UCA.  CSUArtsTickets.comor at the Ticket Office. Online purchase encouraged to avoid at-the-door fees.

Casanova at Twilight is a scandalous new musical comedy romp through Casanova’s life closes tomorrow night (10/1)  at the Atlas Black Box Theatre on the CU Campus.

"The Story of Music, Stories from Home" features award-winning poet and essayist and celebrated musician/singer Lauren Pelon reading and performing her work.  Pelon performs on some amazing ancient instruments, as well as contemporary ones, and Holthaus will read from his new collection.  It promises to be a magical evening! At the Dairy Center for the Arts In Boulder tomorrow night (10/1)

The Story of Music, stories from Home combines music, stories and poems to explore our sense ofplace, homeand community.  The program incorporates stories, music, and musical instruments deeply rooted in the cultural traditions of the Midwest. Saturday, Oct. 1st at 7:00 at the Dairy Center for the Arts in Boulder.  The event is free and open to the public, but tickets should be reserved by calling 303/444-7328.  

The 17th Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition  is a month long event featuring the works of top poster artists and designers from around the world  at the Clara Hatton Gallery, Colorado State University Visual Arts Building in Ft. Collins. 970-491-5529

Bas Bleu Theater Company presents Quilters, a folk musical story of 19th century

pioneer women, that shows the fabric of prairie life, including sisterhood, perseverance and good humor. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays till October 23rd. www.bas bleu dot org

Come enjoy the fun and games at the 15th annual AppleFest held at Fossil Creek Nursery, and help support the Ft Collins Cat Rescue. There will be hay rides, pumpkin bowling, apple pie baking contest, apple tasting, games for the kids and much more. Tomorrow morning starting a 10

Tomorrow night,  Fort Collins-based songwriter Kathryn Mostow celebrates the release of her 3rd studio album, "Rich Girl". The special full band show will feature a number of Front Range players from the album, and will include chocolate for everyone!

Sunday (10/2 ) at 7:30pm  Tom Waits . Tribute At The Gold Hill Inn to benefit Hospice Care Of Boulder & Broomfield featuring some of the finest musicians in the area paying tribute in song to Tom Waits. Musicians include: Reed Foehl, Ostevetto, Danielle Dennis, Danny Shafer, Scott McCormick and more

CSU Theatre’s presentation of A Few Good Men, a fresh rendition of the military courtroom drama in its portrayal of courage and conviction, set amidst a world of compromise, runs till October 16thin 7:30pm performances at the Studio Theatre, UCA.  CSUArtsTickets.comor at the Ticket Office. Online purchase encouraged to avoid at-the-door fees.

Next Friday (10/7) The Wildflower Concert series on the Planet Bluegrass ranch in Lyons continues with the Celtic virtuosity of Solaswww.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

Get The Led OutThe largest nationally touring Led Zeppelin tribute band rocks the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center next Saturday night (10/8).  Focusing on the early years, they touch on the deeper cuts that were seldom heard in concert. 7:30 p.m. - Tickets $28 - $39

Upcoming events-

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra and the Classical Mystery Tour—four top-notch singers and instrumentalists who even look like the Beatles—will perform 30 of the original orchestrations that were put together by producer George Martin and recorded by the Beatles on their later albums. They never toured with a live orchestra, though, so hearing these charts performed live is something even Beatles fans have never heard before. Next Saturday (10/8), 7:30 p.m., Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder Campus, www.boulderphil.org.

Hailed by The New York Times as “something extraordinary,” the Grammy Award winning Parker Quartet, rapidly distinguishing  itself as one of the prominent string ensembles of its generation, has a 7:30 show at the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center next Saturday (10/8)

The Longmont chorale kicks off their 75 th Anniversary Season with "Steal Away to Spirituals and Gospel Music," A concert combining the the Worship Choir from Calvary Church in Longmont with the Chorale for the sharing of inspirational spirituals,  on Saturday, October 22, 2011 7:30 pm at  Niwot High School








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