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Fri May 4, 2012
Arts & Culture

KUNC Entertainment Report

Horses and Fancy Hats, Music, Theatre, Celebrations, and Dinners in the Dark to enjoy along Colorado's Front Range this weekend.

Tomorrow and Sunday (5/5 & 6), head to Boulder to visit New Orleans…for the Boulder Art & Jazz Fest.  Over 100 Artisans 10 Bands in a New Orleans Styled Festival where you can enjoy and purchase the finest, reasonably price Arts & Crafts from local Colorado artisans, while you enjoy food and tastings of local and Cajun Cuisine! 10-7 both days on the Pearl Street Mall. 

It’s First Friday, and galleries, boutiques and shops along the Art District’s of Ft. Collins, North Boulder, Greeley, Estes Park, Louisville, and more are celebrating.  The Madison and Main Gallery in Greeley is celebrating their 25th Anniversary with a The Great Art Giveaway at the opening reception of the Garden Show tonight from 5-8 pm.  Creative Framing in Louisville is hosting a reception and preview tonight for the East Boulder County Artists Studio Tour, Boulder Arts & Crafts  on the earl Street Mall is welcoming spring with a show featuring inspiration from the garden.

The Greeley History Museum is hosting a talk by Dr Scott Corliss, Amateur Astronomer and member of the National Association of Rocketry to speak on Shooting for the Stars: Rocketry in Weld County at 6:00 tonight. . 970-350-9220 

Musicians of Boulder Symphony join forces to present the final chamber music program of the season tonight. The program features Beethoven's lovely Septet, along with many other exciting works for small ensembles at 7pm at Boulders First Presbyterian Church.  

Blame Sally has a CD Release party tonight and are performing with Steve Law at Denver’s Swallow Hill at 8. 

Bas Bleu’s production of Rabbit Hole, closes Sunday (5/6), you have a few more times to see this poignant tale—tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 and a 2:30 Sunday matinee .

The Blind Cafe: an evening for the senses- it’s a community concert, food tasting and benefit held in complete darkness.  It’s a mind-bending, heart-opening experience where you can explore your other senses, free of visual distractions in a safe, fun and meaningful environment. Break out of the ordinary! Tonight and tomorrow night at The Integral Center on North Broadway in Boulder. Seating at 6:30 

Join the fun and bon vivant atmosphere tomorrow at Faulkner’s Barn while you watch the Run for the Roses on the big screen!  It’s the 3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Gala.  Dress up in your lively Derby attire and enjoy mint juleps and scrumptious food Gala in support of the Greeley Philharmonic. 

One of America's most respected and loved folksingers, John McCutcheon, has an 8:00 show at Denver’s Swallow Hill tomorrow night (5/5)

Pro Musica Colorado performs The Woman’s Story, highlighting women in music as their Season Finale tomorrow (May 5) at Boulder’s  First United Methodist Church at 7:30 with a pre-concert talk an hour prior to the performance.  

Giddyup Kitty will be performing in Conifer this Sunday May 6th starting at 7pm for the Mountain Rose Acoustic Society off of  285 (9998 Havekost Road) Doors at 5:30 . 

Loveland Choral Society presents "Classic Broadway" in the newly remodeled and expanded Rialto Theater Center, singing all of your favorites from seven great Broadway shows: Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King & I, Carousel, Annie Get Your Gun, Unsinkable Molly Brown and the Music Man through Sunday at Loveland’s Rialto Theatre matinee performances. 

Celebrate the 5th Annual Chocolate Festival next Friday and Saturday (5/11 & 12) 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! 

Next Saturday (5/12) 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.  303.466.5685

Tuesday, May 15th, Katie Herzig and Matthew Perryman Jones have a 7:30 show at Everyday Joe’s Coffeehouse in Ft. Collins. 

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.

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