6:05am

Fri October 28, 2011
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Great music, Celebrations of Halloween and more along Colorado's Front Range.

The Boulder Chamber Orchestra (BCO), featuring Ars Nova Singers will present “Piety”.
tonight at St. John’s Episcopal church in Denver featuring Vivaldi - Concerto for Strings, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine, and Mozart’s Requiem. Tomorrow night you can hear the concert at the First United Methodist church in Boulder.  Both shows at 7:30

Bearfoot share their uplifting, energetic, and haunting music 8pm tonight at Swallow Hill in Denver. www.swallowhillmusic.org

Nissi’s in Lafayette presents Special Halloween show with one of Colorado's best dance bands. Deja Blu tonight at 7:30 Dress like a rock star!  www.nissis.com

The Halloween Barn Dance Fundraiser, a benefit for the Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, features live music provided by Worried Men, dancing, BBQ dinner, a cash bar, a prize drawing with many great prizes, and of course art that could be yours! At the Larson Party Barn, a beautiful barn off of 131 near Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs.

The Dickens Haunted 80s Halloween Party featuring Hey, Lady! a tribute to The B-52s With special guests: The Retrosonics at the Dickens Opera House in Longmont tonight starting at 8pm. There will also be a costume contest, so come dressed in your finest Halloween garb!

The California Guitar Trio brings their stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor that have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety to Swallow hill tomorrow night  in the Daniel’s Hallwhilelyric-based, contemporary acoustic songwriter Meg Hutchinson has a show at Swallow Hill’s Tuft’s Theater both shows at 8.

The Longmont Museum has been celebrating Celebrations of La Ofrenda de los Muertos: Honoring Days of the Deadall month long, culminating with  the largest Day of the Dead Celebration in Colorado tomorrow at the Museum.

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

Enjoy the fun of the Trick or Treat Train tomorrow and Sunday  (10/29 & 30) at the Colorado  Railroad Museum in Golden.

How is NPR’s This American Life put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, these subjects and more will be covered by This American Life host Ira glass this Sunday at the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center.  The informative fun starts at 3pm.

Pamela Weng has a 7:30 (check time) show at Nissi’s in Lafayette on Sunday (10/30).   Pamela will be performing songs from Phantom, wicked and her great originals www.nissis.comthere will be a prize for the best costume!

Upcoming events—

Bach’s infamous Toccata and Fugue in D minor, thought to have been Bach’s warm-up for testing organs, is the centerpiece of the 6th Annual Halloween Organ Extravaganza  at the Organ Recital Hall, University Center for the Arts  in Ft. Collins.  Performances all night at 7, 9 and 11 p.m Monday night.

Join the National Repertory Orchestra for a “SPOOK-tacular” Halloween fundraising event on Monday (10/31) st at 6:30pm at the Hearthstone Restaurant, in Breckenridge.  There will be a ghoulishly delicious 4 course dinner and wicked costume contest.  970-453-5825 or for www.nromusic.com.

Award Winning National Tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific will be performed next weekend (11/4-6) at 7:30 Pm at the Ft. Collins Lincoln Center.  This stunning reinvention swept the 2008 Tony Awards, winning seven honors including Best Musical Revival. Relive the timeless score, including “Some Enchanted Evening,” “There is Nothin’ Like a Dame,” and more.

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church of Greeley invites you to shop for the holidays and all your gifting occasions at the 2011 Celebration Market, open to the community from 9-4 on November 5 and 9-noon on November 6. Browse and buy from creative artisans, crafters and home-based business consultants offering their own unique wares as well as popular lines of merchandise not typically available in retail settings.

The Greeley Philharmonic has a concert November 12th at 7:30 at UCCC.  The concert title is “Love is in the Aria” and includes students from the UNC Opera Theatre.  Selections from Operas by Verdi, Wagner, Bernstein, Strauss, Mozart and Puccini will be performed.  There will be a Conversation with the conductor, Glen Cortese beginning at 6:40 p.m. in the Hensel Phelps Theatre. 

Saturday, November 12th, Colorado’s premier Baroque choir, Seicento Baroque Ensemble presents Come Ye Sons of Art , including music by Monteverdi, Handel, Purcell and others with a period orchestra. Artistic Director Evanne Browne directs the chamber choir featuring guest soloists which specializes in 17th-18th century music. 7:30p First United Methodist Church in Boulder