Fri April 27, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Music, Theatre, Ballet, Afternoon Tea,  and Celebrations along Colorado's Front Range

Ft. Collins OpenStage Theatre's The Ladies Man closes tomorrow night (4/28)
Bas Bleu’s production of Rabbit Hole, through May 6.

Guitar virtuoso Trace Bundy celebrates his new CD Elephant King with a concert tonight (4/27) at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House in Fort Collins.

Trinity Demask is back at The Cannon Mine in Old Town Lafayette tonight for a 7:30 show with Steve Gilbert.  303-665-0625

The wonderful Voice of the Wood Cello Quartet has a performance tonight (4/27) at 7:30pm at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder.

Canyon Concert Ballet   brings Sleeping Beauty to the Lincoln Center this weekend.  See this timeless tale of a sleeping princess, a handsome prince, and the triumph of good over evil set to Tchaikovsky’s soaring music in 7pm performances and 2:00 matinees. 970-221-6730  or

Great cowboy singer/songwriter, Brenn Hill  celebrates our rich western and ranching heritage in a 7:30 show tonight  (4/27)  at the Livermore Community Hall (2 mi. W of Hwy 287 on Red feather Lakes Rd.- 74 E.)   970-222-4161 or 970-217-4570 

Todd Snider with The Haunted Windchimes have an 8:00 show at Denver’s L2 Arts & Culture Center tonight.

Tomorrow night (4/28), Grubstake brings their delight to Swallow Hill at 8pm

Hear the Matt Flinner Trio at Chautauqua Community House, Boulder tomorrow night at 8. 

Opera Fort Collins presents Afternoon Tea with a Diva on Sunday (4/29), featuring a full British Afternoon Tea to be served prior to the performance of Lee Hoiby’s whimsical mini-opera, Bon Appetit, a transcription of Julia Child’s The French Chef set to music.   Not only will this delightful afternoon be entertaining, but it is also a fundraiser for Opera Fort Collins.  Don’t miss this delicious event – Sunday April 29th at the Fort Collins country club.  The festivities start at 2pm. 

The Longmont Museum has two great exhibits that will close this weekend-- The History of the Girl Scouts, in celebration of the Centennial of the organization, closes this Sunday.  This is your last chance to see historic uniforms, badges, pins, and photographs tell the story of this organization.  The Museum’s exhibit of Fiber Celebration 2012 by the Northern Colorado Weaver’s Guild. From elegant wearables to baskets, lace, and wall hangings, this juried exhibition features the finest in contemporary fiber art.

Upcoming events

Pro Musica Colorado performs The Woman’s Story, highlighting women in music as their Season Finale on Saturday, May 5.  

Swallow Hill presents Ukefest, celebrating the instrument of the people for 3 days of concerts and workshops, May 17-19th, including: The Heavy Metal Uke: Open Stage & Jam. May 17, Wynkoop Brewing Company, Workshop and concert with Jake Shimabukuro with The Quiet American, May 18, Oriental Theater, Workshops, open stage, master classes, and more, capped by an evening concert with Nellie McKay, Aldrine Guerrero, Tina and Her Pony, Hapa Hillbillies, The Denver Uke Community and more, May 19, L2 Arts & Culture Center. 

Heads up about the 5th Annual Chocolate Festival coming Mother’s Day weekend at the Denver Merchandise Mart 4-9 on Friday, May 11th, Saturday, May 12th, 10-6.   Chocolate Candy, Chocolate Fountains, Cakes, Cookies, Truffles, Fudge, Brownies, Toffees, Coffees and so much more! 

Union Colony Civic Center: presents  In The Heights: The Musical, May 1

Pete Wernick & Flexigrass have a 7:30 show at Nissis in Lafayette on Wednesday, May 9th.

 Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Student Company is proud to present the world premiere Madeline Stands Tall, a beautiful story about being a true friend and creating a happy, loving community. Also on the program, a new world premiere by BNC Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay.  Saturday, May 12 - 2pm & 7:30pm at Performing Arts Complex at PCS (Pinnacle Charter School) in Denver. Online at www.bncdance.com/madeline, or by phone at 303.466.5685

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