Fri October 7, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

From classical ballet to theatre, to Steampunk, there is something for everyone to enjoy this weekend!

The Colorado Ballet brings the immortal themes of love unrequited and love redeemed in their stunning production one of the greatest classical ballets of all time, Swan Lake. Opening tonight  and running through Oct. 23,the Ellie Caulkins Opera House at the DCPA in Denver.  www.coloradoballet.corg

It is First Friday, and Galleries and shops are sharing their beautiful wares in Historic Downtown Greeley, Old Town Ft. Collins and many other areas tonight-

The Marriage of Figaro, Mozart's charming classic about sex, love, intrigue, and marriage has delighted audiences since its scandalous premiere in 1786 CU Opera is performing this delightful classic on Friday, October 21, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 23, 2 p.m. at Macky Auditorium, University of Colorado at Boulder

Singer/songwriter, Lisa Bell has a 7:30 show at the Louisville Center for the Arts tonight Lisa’s new CD, Dancing on the Moon, was produced using A424 "RA Music" tuning rather than the standard A440 frequency, which is believed to bring healing benefits to the brain and body.  Joining Lisa will be Bob Story (guitar) and Chris Malley (bass). 

Tonight, the Wildflower Concert series on the Planet Bluegrass ranch in Lyons continues with the Celtic virtuosity of Solas www.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.

Tomorrow afternoon starting at 12:30, enjoy running steam engines, Victorian inspired art show and sale, visit historic Bingham Hill Cemetery, with recitations of Poe, steampunk vendors, food, elucidation of the Etiquette of High Tea (afternoon tea)  and many attractions to amaze and amuse! Victorianesque/Steampunk Attire Encouraged, but Not Required.  Bellevue Grange (Mapquest Bellevue Senior Center, Bellevue, CO for directions)  

Hear the great western and cowboy music of John Chandler (one of the greatest voices on the planet) tomorrow (10/8) at the coolest bookstore and concert hall in northern Colorado, Barbed Wire Books in Longmont, CO.  The show starts at 7:00. http://www.barbedwirebooks.net/

Red Horse, featuring Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka and Lucy Kaplansky. Together these three veteran songwriters team up to cover each other’s songs and breathe new life into old favorites. Awash in gorgeous harmonies and simple, delicious acoustic production. 8pm at t Swallow Hill www.swallowhillmusic.com

Loveland Opera Theater presents a delightful evening with their "Everybody Loves Puccini" a gala event – with silent auction and concert tomorrow night with a silent auction and concert. Festivities begin at 5:30 at Loveland’s Rialto Theatre 970-962-2120.

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

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 tomorrow night  (10/8)   www.lctix.com

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

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. Tomorrow night (10/8), 7:30 p.m., Macky Auditorium, CU-Boulder Campus, www.boulderphil.org.

Sunday nigh, the Guitar Society of Northern Colorado presents A Guitar Evening with Alfredo Muro  at 7pm at Loveland’s Rialto theater  970-962-2120

Upcoming events-

Chris Daniels and the Kings returns to Nissi’s in Lafayette to rock the house next Friday night at 7:30. www.nissis.com

Acoustic/Roots guitarist, Nick Charles has an 8:00 show at Swallow Hill on Thursday (10/13) www.swallowhillmusic.org

Debut Theatre Company opens their production of Dracula, featuring original music composed by debut player and musician Caroline Miller, at the Magnolia Theatre in the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center next Friday October 14 (7pm) and runs Friday – Sunday October 22 in 7pm performances and 1:00 matinees


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